Evening at the Uhuru Gardens
As the country ushers it’s Jubilee season, we take you to Uhuru gardens memorial park. Uhuru Gardens is located in the Lang’ata area of Nairobi, along Lang’ata Road, bordering Carnivore Restaurant to the south and Wilson Airport to the east. It is at the park that freedom/independence from British colonial rule was declared. A crowd of over 40,000 gathered to watch the proceedings as the Union jack was lowered and the Kenyan flag raised.
Different views of the Independence commemorative monument, constructed in 1973 upon the spot where Uhuru (freedom/independence) from colonial rule was declared. The monument is a 24-meter high triumphal column, supporting a pair of clasped hands and a dove of peace. On one side of this monument is a statue of freedom fighters raising the Kenyan flag.
This other monument was inaugurated in 1987 to commemorate 25 years of independence.
A fig tree marks the spot where the national flag was first hoisted after the Union Jack (flag of the United Kingdom) was lowered.
The expansive grounds are a favorite with picnic lovers which include secluded spots under some of the scattered trees in the area.
Loving the golden effect of the evening sun rays.
Views of the Nairobi skyline from a distance.
The park seems to be popular going by the number of cars and considering it was a weekday.
The sun finally sets on the park.
Verdict: A popular place for picnics. Entry is free for locals, although a fee is charged for large (unorganized) groups and also for organized groups a small fee is also charged if a car is used. You can bring your own food and drink. Very relaxed atmosphere however the grass is not really well maintained .