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Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, is a huge city with a lot of things to offer. You'll never run short of sources of entertainment in one of the most extensive cities in Africa!
A lot of travelers get into Nairobi as a starting point for a Kenyan wildlife safari (which most commonly happens around the Masai Mara reservation), but you shouldn't overlook all the things you can do within the city itself. For instance, if safaris are your thing but you do not have the budget or time to make it to the Masai Mara, head to the Central Nairobi Park in town, where you'll be able to see most of the famous African creatures. To complete the experience, head to the Maasai Market, where you can see and shop typical tribal handicrafts, just like you would on a proper safari, far away from Nairobi.
Nairobi has a great nightlife and restaurant scene. Considering the discrepancies of income between the local population, some bars, restaurants, and clubs are clearly oriented toward higher income Kenyans (as are some of the malls), as well as expats and visitors. Ask at your Nairobi hostel for recommendations of places you can go to hang out with locals if you want to enjoy "the real deal." As local residents, the staff of your Nairobi hostel would know best!
There is a great variety of accommodation options in the city, ranging from backpackers hostels with dorms and privates, to inns and even set-ups to look like camping areas (with permanent, pimped-out tents), but including some comforts such as full bathrooms or AC. When the weather is good, the latter option can be a lot of fun!
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"… meet other travellers and let them update you on the easiest way to travel. At our travel desk, you help you to plan your time within your budget. You can not go wrong with us! We offer airport pick ups/drop offs at USD 30 for a small saloon car and USD 65 for a 9 seater safari van. WE ALSO BOOK SAFARIS TO MAASAI MARA, NAKURU, SAMBURU, AMBOSELI,NGORONGORO AND TREKKING MT. KENYA AND KILMANJARO. Very clean and quiet! ideal...
"Nice oasis from the city, excellent beds - Very nice place, the property is very beautiful and the beds were wonderful. I was in the dorm and after 2+ months of traveling East Africa it was great to have a real mattress, nice sheets and a cushy pillow ... I didn't want to get out of bed in the morning. The cons are the costs of taxi from town (1200Ksh) or to the airport (2000 Ksh to NBO). But it is closer to the giraffe center and the...
Milimani Backpackers & Safari Centre Ltd
"DO NOT RECOMMEND - i can say this was one of the worst hostels i stayed in in Africa. the owner is a very selfish lady who is basically just intent on getting as much money from guests as possible. when i was there one of the dogs they keep bit someone and they had to go to the hospital. they had to fight hard to get any compensation. i got a bad feeling from the moment i arrived." … "Bad Experience - I would like to warn people about...
"… the Athi River, the pineapple fields of Thika and the snow-capped peaks of both Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya. Within easy reach of Nairobi, the lush vegetation and cool air of this compact and scenic National Park make for an ideal day trip or camping weekend.The African buffalo.A very common and much-photographed member of the 'Big Five' safari line-up, the African or Cape buffalo is closely related to the domestic cow and is...
Accommodation Bushcamp Karen
"GREAT HOTEL IN NAIROBI - I had a wonderful moment at the hotel, with great staff, location, and it's very secure but quiet. I visited the hotel and booked accommodation, meals, and safaris and it was very memorable. I recommend to any traveler." … "… only acceptable 2 weeks before arrival Our drivers are multi-lingual speaking Spanish, French and German fluently. You can always expect distinguished service from your...
Nairobi Airport Stop Over House
"Nairobi Airport Stop Over House lives up to its name -- the building is a big house, not far from Nairobi International Airport, and designed for travelers stopping over in Nairobi before flying out. While the neighborhood is not a tourist spot, it is quiet and safe during the day. The hostel provides a calm atmosphere for busy travelers, and Zipporah, the hostel owner, and the ladies who run the hostel take pride in ensuring their guests...
"… and/or study abroad accommodation that allows the visitor to rent a room or bed from a local family to better learn the local lifestyle and have a more enriching experience during their stay, enjoying local cuisine. We are happy to offer you safe and enjoyable homestay accommodation option in Nairobi. Our facilities can cater to singles, couples, groups, volunteers, students, and/or travelers, you name it, we have a place for...
Mt Kenya Hostel
"Provides accomodation and takes people around our beautiful parks and East Africa" … Koinage
"… provided Services Available: Free WiFi internet available Located 1 mile from CBD, safe and secure on Milimani Road Clean beds and washrooms provided Lockers provided Easy access to Taxi services Meals available Free Breakfast Ample parking for cars and trucks Maps of Nairobi available Book Exchange Program Outdoor Fireplace Bar facility 24 hour security Please note: Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival....
Lulu's Guest House
"We are a small cosy, secure ,serene and fantastic accommodation venue with 8 deluxe double rooms ,two with twin beds. We offer very affordable rates to the budget traveler and close to various amenities of great interest to a tourist." … "We are located in the leafy wooded suburb of Woodley estate Kilimani off |Ngong Road right behind to the Nairobi Pentecostal Church Woodley. We are 5 minutes walk from the Adams Arcade Shopping Centre...
"… can accommodate 2 people, 2 bedroom can accommodate 4 people and the three bedroom can accommodate 5 to 6 people. They all are ensuite. The camping rounds have tents for 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 and 6 people. We provide sleeping bags for our clients. We have a bar and restaurant at the grounds and we have free internet. We also provide free breakfast. We also have discounts for groups. We pick and drop at the airport at a small fee....
"Stayed here for two weeks. It is in a quiet and beautiful area -- very safe. The owners are also very welcoming!" … "We stayed there several days with my boyfriend and we felt safe. We stayed in a double room -- the room was clean, with hot and cold shower and bath working properly. This is a quiet environment and relaxing place to stay after a day out in the town center, a safari, or any excursion. Staff and owner are friendly and...
Terry Backpackers Nairobi
"… are members of CouchSurfing,The Hospitality Club ... bringing people together!You will not feel like you are tourists , but part of a new Kenyan family. The owners are a great guides, managers and friendly people. we will give you helpful advice Our facilities: Clean rooms The house is fantasticCar and bike hire Safe Keeping of Valuables Fresh linen / pillows provided Clean toilets Good security Cable TV Dorm- 4 beds 1 private...
Yaya Backpackers Nairobi
"… big kitchen for those who want to do self catering and long term guest, we do not just have verybody coming to our place security is tight and polite, we promise peace all times, our big lounge with TV. and other facilities makes it like a new home far away from home for our guest. remeber we only acceppt advance booking and our price is USD. 40 per person bed only. please do confirm you flight details for a cheap and...
Hadassah Girls' Hostel Nairobi
"… chefs,we offer linen and bedding and we offer laundry services . You can Book cheap flights, adventure tours, attractions, excursions, bus and rail tickets, car rental deals and travel insurance with us too.In Hadassah you will find our friendly travel staff who can help you plan an adventure/working holiday that is just right for you . Breakfast and dinner is included in the on-line room rate Our aim is to create a clean and very...
Manyatta Backpackers & Safaris Ltd
"Manyatta Backpackers is a small place with a shabby feel to it. The place has a kitchen that is available for use, but if you're feeling lazy, they can also serve you food for a cheap price. The hostel offers internet for those that want to lounge around and connect with home. The hostel is also accommodating to people with their own camping equipment, but the yard is a bit messy and without any nice fluffy patches of grass, so you might have...
Karen Inn & Suites
"We are a well known hospitality company that offers great rates on accommodation and safaris all over East Africa.We offer wide range of safaris ie Maasai Mara, Tsavo, Kilimanjaro, Serengeti and many more others depending on your holiday needs.We have free internet, hot showers and cable tv in all roomsGreat discounts for those who book a safari with us or any excursion.Airport transfers nairobi kenya and also Tanzania,Arusha shuttles."...
Ngara Youth Hostel
South B Area
"… is offered in single bed rooms for individuals or rooms with two beds.Our rooms have lockers, are well lit and tidy. Storage facilities are available for those who may wish to leave their luggage behind while travelling. There is a lounge with TV, secure and ample parking, easy access to taxis, shopping stores, cyber or internet cafes, restaurants and gyms which makes this hostel suitable for both short and long stay. We have a...
"Quite, serene, homely for the guest looking for comfort away from the hassles of the main city. We offer accommodation in private rooms ensuite and with sharing bathroom as well as in female sharing dorms Please note we have no credit card facilities and we only take payments by cash upon arrival Breakfast is not included in the on-line room rate" … "James Gichuru road, which connects waiyaki way to Ngong road. The facility is off...
Bethany Garden House
"… on business or adventure the sample the marvels of Kenya virgin attractions. Guests can relax in the compound or common room with a satelite TV and internet or listen to pipe music. There is a small library to keep you fully entertained. We have an experienced chef to prepare samptous continental meals or even sample local delicacies. Bethany Garden House tastefully designed and decorated 8 rooms accomodating 16 guests ranging...
"The owner George and the manager Henry rip us up! - Warning! warning! George and Henry make a deal with the police to rip up all our money! i booked for me and my girlfriend a room for 2 nights! my girlfriend arrive earlier and was afraid why henry ask so many questions about me and her. I arrive during the night and that was ok. The next day we meet george for talking about safari. I told him that we want to stay one night longer and want go...
Wood Avenue Towers
"… supermarkets, hospitals, schools and many other facilities, Wood Avenue Towers is the place to be for all travellers, whether on leisure or business, short or long term, we welcome all guests. We offer a complimentary breakfast to all guests staying on the daily rate, and breakfast at a reduced rate to those on the monthly rate. Please note: You have up to 48 hours days prior to arrival to cancel the reservation without...
Capital Executive Apartments Hotel
"… accommodations while executing a high level of personal service delivered with utmost care to all our guests. We attempts to revise the face of both business and leisure travel to Nairobi by affording a quiet sophistication and a subtle sense of luxury joined with a sincere functionality. Capital Executive Apartments Hotel: Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival. This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival....
Sindoma Nairobi Accommodation
"sindoma apartments is aprivately ran business which consists of two furnished apartments.the apartments are located within hurlinghum area, aquiet leavy nairobi surbub.they have been in operation since 2006 and are aperfect resting point for visitors seeking value for their money.they are convinient for those in business trips owing to its proximity to city centre." … "… since 2006 and are the perfect resting point for visitors...
Campsites & Camping Bungalows
Hartebeest Camp & Guest House
"Very good. - Hartebeest camp is the place to visit. It's worth your money. its centrally located with shopping malls surrounding it, five star hospitals near with a walking distance reach, churches as well. the staff are very friendly and also very informative." … "… old town house with graceful, gentle sensibilities inspired by our very own Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Located on Kibera Rd, Off Ngong Rd, about 4...
Hibiscus Guest House
"… contemporary comforts. Ideally situated in the serene suburbs of Kilimani in Nairobi - Hibiscus House is a Bird Watchers Haven in the city. The guest house has four uniquely decorated rooms of which one is a honeymoon suite. Within walking distance of the Hibiscus House are The Java House, Chinese, Italian, Ethiopian and Japanese restaurants to name just a few. The house is also a walking distance to the major shopping...
Margpher Guest House
"Margpher House offers a tranquil and secure environment where you can relax and unwind. Margpher House is situated on three acres in Karen suburb of Nairobi, Kenya. This residential property is surrounded by more than two and a half acres of beautifully landscaped gardens featuring carnations, hydrangeas, bougainvilleas, and roses in addition to a beautiful sanctuary of trees where one can relax, read a book on the garden chairs or watch...
"… view above the greenery. To the right of the landing, the living room has doors leading into the garden on the right and two bedrooms on the left. In keeping with the need for quietness, no television set is provided. The cottage has three bedrooms. The ensuite master bedroom features a queen-size bed and private bathroom with toilet and whirlpool hot tub Jacuzzi. This room sleeps two people. The twin bedroom has two single...
"… rates in a tranquil and secure surrounding an ideal choice of accommodation for the corporate or holiday guest, who have seen many hotel rooms and need a breath of fresh air. Godials B&B offers guest cosy rooms tacked amongst leafy green gardens with prices ranging from Kshs 4,000 per night to Kshs 9000.00. Beautifully decorated in fusion of eclectic African and continental styling, our goal is to provide home style hospitality in...
"… to stay at Sadili B&B, you are supporting the education and talent development of deserving youth across Africa. Sadili B&B provides a variety of 39 comfortable, well-furnished rooms, in single or double format, each with a colour television, direct dial telephone, WIFI internet, solar heating, lighting and emergency power. The property has ample parking, 24 hour security, CCTV and is run by a professional management...
Fahari Guest House
"… House is adjacent to major businesses and shopping malls and offers easy access to the city centre, making it ideal for both Corporate and safari travelers. The hotel is located within the quiet suburb of Westlands, along Rhapta Road, and is 400 meters away from the town center where one can easily access the shopping malls and banks. It is set in a leafy street that can be ideal for a quiet evening stroll. Please note:...
Hope Guest Hotel
"… is achieved as our approach is customer oriented.Try us today for any Kenya Tanzania safari like Masai Mara safaris,mt climbing Kilimanjaro mt Kenya,accommodation 3 4nairobi,budget property,budget camping Nairobi excursions and budget safari camping,mountain climbing,volunteer safaris,conservancy anywhere in Kenya and Tanzania and we will offer it with a African touch of hospitality. Being close to Nairobi's major excursion and...
"… TV, book shelf, etc.... - a self contained bed room with desk and en-suite bathroom A common laundry area is also accessible. There are no children at home. Internet can be accessed through the Safaricom modem. Lunch and dinner can also be prepared at guest requests as there is a cook in the house though there will be an extra fee for this service. The daily charge on first guest is USD 40.00 (Dollars Forty only)...
Milimani Bed & Breakfast
"… convenience upon you. You can anticipate a stay bursting with funfilled days of excitement and party nights. With the best of Kenya by your doorstep, you can choose to send taste buds on an adventure with the ethnic cuisines of nearby hotels & restaurants, embark on a shopping escapade in several nearby shopping malls or simply immerse yourself in the Kenyas rich history and heritage at the Nairobi National Museum and the...
"… the Tusky T-mall with a four-story supermarket and department store. The apartment complex compound is fully enclosed with its own guard. Free parking available within the compound. Free wifi and satellite TV. Widescreen TV. Beautifully decorated shared living room. Shared dining room and shared kitchen. Breakfast provided and other meals available on request. It is located on the second floor. Not handicapped accessible....
"… the hustle and bustle of Nairobi city in the Gigiri suburb. Gigiri is home to the United Nations Headquarters, the American Embassy and the Village Market which is one of the most popular shopping malls in the country. We have seven self-contained rooms all tastefully and uniquely decorated. All of our rooms come equipped with a telephone connection Cable TV and wireless Internet. We provide a full breakfast in the mornings...
"… Salon services ( Hair dressing, massages, facials, pedicures and manicures) at our guest's request for an additional fee. We offer free Camping Ground, Spacious Parking, A bar, Transfers to wherever our guests wish to visit during their stay, we also organize walking and excursion tours to the various sites around. We also hold a Sunday brunch that offers a special variety of Kenyan Barbecues for our guests to Sample....
"An absolute excellent and cool place to stay with very relaxed atmosphere. A secure place with nice and helpful staff. This goes for all staff including Ken, the owner. The expression "Your home away from home" is really suitable. The place itself is maybe a bit "undermaintained" but seem to be moving slowely but surely in the right direction. We stayed for five or six days in Jan. 2006 and very much enjoyed the place. Also the four-day...
"Fantastic hospitality and great food. The location is superb, they have a large "Masai Market" setup just across the road every Tuesdays... lots of handmade African jewellery, paintings, and curios." … "it is 3 star hotel category,it provides quality ,comfortable accommodation and service ensuring customer stay is enjoyable and productive.meridian court hotel lends itself as an ideal venue for our guests to conduct business from,lunch...
Kikuyu Lodge Hotel
"… families or groups. These east facing rooms benefit from the beautiful equatorial sunrise and breakfast is served either in the restaurant with its east facing French doors or on the patio. The front timber deck being perfect in the afternoons for sunning and taking a cool drink watching the sunset, free tea and coffee are available all day to guests. The well stocked garden is fine for a quiet read, sunbathing or watching...
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Nairobi Travel Tips & Suggestions
My tour to kenya will never be forgotten forever -- most especially my experience in Maasai Mara. Just try the beauty of all tours in Kenya and Tanzania.
I am just coming back from five days trekking Mt. Kenya. It is very confusing to choose a good trekking/safari company in Nairobi. I want to recommend Mountsafaris adventure www.mountsafaris.com as a fabulous company to go with. The guides and porters were very knowledgeable and professional and managed to get everybody of the twenty-nine-member group I went with (mostly people from the British army on an adventure training trip) to the top of Mt. Kenya. The food was great; the atmosphere cheerful and friendly; and everybody was always supported by the team of guides, cooks, and porters, both with offers of help, carrying backpacks, or just a smile at the right moment. We managed to get up to the 16,355-foot viewpoint at Pt. Lenana at exactly dawn and experienced a fantastic sun rise over the stunning mountains. These guys are reliable, professional, and deserve being praised!
I visited Kenya late last year and had fun throughout my stay. Skyview of Africa did my hotel bookings and safari to the Mara -- it was quite enjoyable.
We were in Kenya last January and did a Mt. Kenya Climb for five days. We used the services of Mount Kenya Climbing Expeditions who not only proved very efficient but also we found them to be the very best in Kenya.
We just completed the most incredible vacation ever. The two of us are real animal enthusiasts, both with zoo backgrounds in the United States. We had wanted to visit Africa for years and had finally saved up the vacation time and the money for such a journey. We set up our safari over the internet with Mountsafaris adventure. They were so great to constantly correspond back with us and tweak our itinerary. Jeremiah was so accommodating in getting all of our African desires met. We traveled all over Kenya and Tanzania with two wonderful guides. They knew the parks, the wildlife, and the people so well. Both were great ambassadors for their beautiful countries. For three weeks we immersed ourselves in the animals and culture of Africa. We watched elephant digging for water in Samburu, cheetah hunting gazelle in Ngorongoro Crater, six male lion eating a freshly killed cape buffalo in Maasai Mara, and wildebeest in single-file parading in front of Kilimanjaro at sunrise in Amboseli. We saw thirty-seven different species of birds of prey, and fifty-four different mammals. We were in heaven. Mountsafaris adventure helped us have our dream vacation. It was so worth it.
I am back in Norway after a long safari in Kenya and I have to tell you that Kenya is an amazing place to be. The Eriksen Adventure organised the trip for us and we visited several National Parks and the beach. It was excellent.
I have just come from Kenya and discovered a relatively small but well organized tour company specializing on East African Ecotourism Tours. They have a website but their services are good, especially Grace who is in charge of the operations.
I just returned from a safari with Incentive Travel Ltd. The driver guide was very knowledgeable without being touristy, which is very tiring. I would recommend Incentive Travel any day.
— Ashely Parkinson
I have just visited Nairobi for the first time and stayed in the city for one night and left for Mukuyuni Village, which is towards the east. I went to this small village of the Kamba people -- it is very beautiful and everyone was friendly and hospitable. I loved my stay there for one week. Kenya will remain now my favorite country after such a good time in Mukuyuni.
I had a few meetings in Nairobi recently, when they ended I decided to spend the spare time touring a bit of the country famous for its wildlife. I contacted Explorer Kenya Tours and Travel and they did a superb job. I got to tour the Maasai Mara and I have to admit I'll be back!
Just returned from an excting African Safari to Kenya. Our travel company, African Sermon Safaris, did a superb job of arranging a memorable trip.
There was always a rumour that Nairobi is a very unsafe place. I've just come from there and things have really changed. There is always a policeman in your sight when you are in town. I was residing in YMCA hostels just five minutes drive from the CBD where you can comfortably walk to town. The staff gives you the safety tips before you request them. The city is now greener and the parks more amazing. If you are in a hurry, Nairobi National Park is only fifteen minutes drive west of the city and there is a recreational park Aboretoum next to state near the YMCA hostel where you can taste a forest inside a city. Kenya is exotic, you will always go back when you taste it.
I have just come back from Kenya and can definitely recommend Mountsafaris adventure. They do camping, lodge safaris and trekking,climbing Mount Kenya, and Kilimanjaro. They were fantastic-- very well organised --and the people in the office were friendly and helpful. The safari itself exceeded all my expectations. Obviously the safari depends on being lucky with the rest of your group and with the animals but I really felt like our guide and cook as well as the other guides and helpers at the camps were all really good and knew exactly what they were doing. They were also happy to accommodate any of our wishes throughout the safari. I did the 6 day Rift Valley Lakes and Maasai Mara option which was perfect. The lakes are beautiful and the scenery from the car is spectacular for the whole journey up the Rift Vallery. The Mara was beautiful and we saw loads of wildlife. Sorry this sounds a bit like an advert (it's not!) but I was just so impressed by them. Hope you have a wonderful time.
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