Nairobi

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Nairobi which includes a skyscraper, central business district and skyline
In the “Green City in the Sun”, you can enjoy a safari with giraffes, elephants, lions and other wildlife, all within the city limits.

Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, offers cultural displays, historical and ethnographic museums, craft markets and delicious local coffee and beer. Although the city is known for its high crime rate and recurring terrorism threats, people still book a trip to the “Green City in the Sun” for one big reason: An amazing wildlife park set amid reserves of forest and grassland is located right within the city limits.

See lions, leopards, rhinos, wildebeest and more than 400 bird species at the Nairobi National Park, just 10 kilometres (6 miles) from the heart of the city. Don’t miss The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, located within the park, where you can visit orphaned baby rhinos and elephants. Nairobi is also home to the AFEW Giraffe Centre and an arboretum.

Immerse yourself in Kenya’s art, history, culture and natural history at the Nairobi National Museum. This museum is part of the National Museums of Kenya, which also manages the Nairobi Snake Park and the Karen Blixen Museum.

Experience tribal culture at Bomas of Kenya where you can tour traditionally crafted huts and enjoy a dance and acrobatics performance. Maasai crafts such as jewellery, carvings, beadwork and fabric can be found at the Maasai Markets, which rotates its location daily. Ask a local for the whereabouts of the market.

After a day of sightseeing, try local food and drink, such as Tusker beer and nyama choma, a meal including barbecued meats. If you’re looking for things to do at night, the suburb of Westlands is known for its more secure bars and cocktail lounges. Even so, it’s best not to go out or use public transport at night in Nairobi.

Taxis and minibuses known as matatus are a cheap way to get around, but allow for plenty of extra time to arrive any where on schedule. Nairobi is best to visit during the drier seasons, from January to March and July to October. Check your government’s official travel advice for the latest updates about the events in Kenya and possible safety warnings.

Where to stay in Nairobi

Best Western Plus Meridian Hotel
Best Western Plus Meridian Hotel
3.5 out of 5
6 Murang'a Road, Off Moi Avenue, Nairobi, 00100
The price is $65 per night from Sep 30 to Oct 1
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Nairobi. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful staff in ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (791 reviews)
"The food in the hotel restaurant and the meeting rooms was good. The staff across the hotel (reception, restaurant, room cleaning) were absolutely super. The location of the hotel was convenient for all parts of greater Nairobi."

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Four Points By Sheraton Nairobi Airport
Four Points By Sheraton Nairobi Airport
4 out of 5
9042/1044 Tower Avenue, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, Nairobi, 1939-00606
The price is $180 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 30
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Nairobi. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (566 reviews)
Nice hotel but check in very slow
"I am not sure if it is their software or the staff but the check in at this hotel is soooo slow. The rest of the hotel is very nice"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2022

Hilton Garden Inn Nairobi Airport
Hilton Garden Inn Nairobi Airport
4 out of 5
Mombasa Road, Nairobi, Nairobi, 00100
The price is $116 per night from Oct 7 to Oct 8
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Nairobi. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the comfy rooms in ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (519 reviews)
"Excellent service!"

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

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Lymack Suites
Lymack Suites
4 out of 5
Contea di Kiambu, Nairobi
Stay at this 4-star golf aparthotel in Nairobi. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the breakfast in our reviews. Popular ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (13 reviews)
Highly Recommend
"I really enjoyed my stay. Very nice, secure and convenient."

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2021

The Grand Gables
The Grand Gables
3.5 out of 5
NAIROBI, Nairobi
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Nairobi. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Popular attractions UNHCR Kenya and The Sarit Centre ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (16 reviews)
"Well kept, clean apartment. We purchased used an electric space heater because there was no heat in the apartment."

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

Yaya Hotel and Apartments
Yaya Hotel and Apartments
4 out of 5
Argwings Kodhek Road, Adjacent to Yaya Centre, Nairobi, 508
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Nairobi. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (31 reviews)
Best service
"They are really professional each one of them are really nice as well. We are really enjoy it. If you decided to stay this location ask Maurice And he will help you."

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2021

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