Monthly Archives: July 2012

CEMETERY ROAD GRADUALLY DEGENERATING

This is the road that leads you to Ngong Road Forest Sanctuary and is also commonly used by motorists, during the rush hours on Ngong Road, during the Trade fair exhibition and it serves as an exit to motorists coming from the show ground. The cemetery road Recently anyone who has had a chance to […]

TREE PLANTING BEGINS

The tree planting held at the Sanctuary went well thanks to our partners and all those who participated especially the Nairobi Global Shapers and the Rotaractors. The rotaractors Handing over the cheque to Mr Simon Nganga Steve the young enviromentalist Steve plants a tree assisted by Dr Kalua Dr Kalua demonstrates how to plant a […]

MORE RANGERS HOUSED AT THE MAINGATE

Three rectangular huts each with two rooms have been constructed at the main gate camp. The need to construct these houses is to create more space for the forest rangers soon to be deployed at the main gate. The three units constructed will house six rangers as each room is bigger than the round huts […]

LOVING THE WILD IN THE CITY A DAY AT A TIME.

Due to its uniqueness of being an indigenous forest within a city, and given that it is only 6 km from the city centre, the Sanctuary has in the past one year, witnessed an increase in the number of visitors, both as individuals as well as in groups. We attribute this mainly to the growing […]

REFORESTING THE SANCTUARY

One important and regular management practice at the Sanctuary is reforestation and enrichment planting which involves planting tree seedlings in areas that have been degraded through illegal cutting of wood or naturally have low tree cover. The Trust has teamed up with a youth organization called Global Shapers- Nairobi Hub, on a joint tree planting […]

NATURE TRAILS

Nature trails in the forest play a major role especially in the Ecology lessons in Primary and Secondary schools. Visitors also enjoy walks in the forest be it bird watching, leisure walks horse ridding or jogging  they use the nature trails. The office has ensured that they have placed tree identification tags along the trails […]

KENTON COLLEGE VISITS THE FOREST FOR AN EDUCATION TOUR

Every year Kenton School visits the Sanctuary for their very important lessons of studying various habitats in the forest. Their science teacher Mr. Martin always informs the office of their study plan a month before their visit. This in turn gives the rangers ample time to prepare and research on the habitats before the students […]