THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

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gigiri shopping

Gigiri is a lively diplomatic, business and shopping district with plenty to offer in terms of restaurants, shops, services and entertainment, all set in leafy surroundings. 

 


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gigiri malls

The selection of malls in the neighbourhood have something for everyone, their hotels, food courts, art galleries, cinema, bowling alley and wide array of shops. Every Friday, a popular market where you can find an abundance of Kenyan and other African crafts and curios takes place at one of the malls.


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karura nature trail

The renowned Karura Forest is right next to the UNON compound. It is a unique public facility teeming with local wildlife such as red duikers, bushbucks, squirrels, white-tailed mongoose, Sykes monkeys and Colobus monkeys, as well as colourful butterflies and bird species such as crowned cranes, Egyptian geese, crested eagles, green pigeons and hoopoes. The well-demarcated nature trails, jogging lanes and cycling paths make the forest a perfect recreation spot.


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diplomatic police

For health and safety outside the UNON complex, there are two health facilities nearby, just a few minutes’ walk or drive from UNON, and the Diplomatic Police Unit – Kenya Police is stationed close by.