Former President Jomo Kenyatta was inaugurated as Kenya’s first president on December 12, 1963, in a colorful event held at the current site of Uhuru Gardens. On this day, a nation’s hopes and dreams came true, and Uhuru Gardens serves as a tribute to this historic event in Kenya’s history.
The event in Uhuru Gardens marked the conclusion of a long and sad war for independence in which between 50,000 and 300,000 Africans died, according to historians. Since the British colonialists destroyed damning data, historians have been forced to rely on other methods to arrive at these estimations.

Over a million civilian survivors are thought to have walked out of detention camps and fortified villages shocked and scarred for life. The battle also claimed the lives of about a hundred white settlers.


The centerpiece of Uhuru Gardens’ attractions is a 24-meter-high monument honoring Kenya’s battle for independence. A statue depicting independence warriors waving the Kenyan flag stands to one side of the monument. Another monument with a fountain is around a hundred meters distant.

Picnickers use the spacious grounds, which are often driven up to isolated locations beneath some of the area’s dispersed trees.

How to Get There

Uhuru Gardens is located in Nairobi’s Langata neighborhood, along Langata Rd, and is bordered to the south by Carnivore Restaurant and to the east by Wilson Airport.

Numbers 15, 24, and 126 are matatu numbers.

Hike Price includes

All transfers to the mountain and back to your hotel

Professional, experienced, mountain guides

Guides, Porters, Cook salaries and park fees

Quality, waterproof, four-season mountain sleeping tents

Sleeping Mattress

All meals while on the Mountain

Quality Mess tents with table and chairs

Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food

Clean, purified drinking water

Conservation fees (part of park fees)

Camping or Hut fees (part of park fees)

Rescue fees (part of park fees)

VAT (18% charged by the Government)

Surcharge for online payment of deposit (5%)

Price Excludes

Airport transfers

Accommodation in Nairobi

Tanzania Visa


Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)

Meals not listed above

Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)

Uhuru Gardens
Uhuru Gardens
Uhuru Gardens
Uhuru Gardens
Uhuru Gardens
Uhuru Gardens