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In Kenya's capital you'll find some excellent accommodation...

Nairobi Tented Camp offers a real bush feeling.

Nairobi

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Nairobi's heart is a grid of old streets, colonial-era buildings and modern glass and concrete.
Suburbs spread far and wide, with glitzy malls…
…and some of Africa's biggest slums.
Flying in from Europe, you descend over the Rift Valley (flamingo-fringed Lake Oloiden)…
…and craggy volcanoes (Mount Longonot).
You quickly come down to earth, however, as soon as you get into Nairobi traffic.
If you're crossing town for a safari flight out of Wilson Aiport, we'll ensure you reach it in time.
If you have a day or two in the city, there's sightseeing at the National Museum…
…the National Archives…
…the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (great views from the top)…
…and City Square.
The Railway Museum displays some fascinating relics of Kenya's colonial history.
Nairobi's curio shops are a big attraction too - slick showrooms like African Heritage…
…community crafts projects like Kazuri Beads…
…and the weekly 'Maasai Markets' - curio marts held in different parts of the city.
But it's Nairobi's green spaces, like Karura Forest, that make it special…
…and Nairobi National Park (where the giraffes don't always keep to the left)…
…is the easiest place in the country to see rhinos – both black and white.
The 117 square kilometres of the park are home to a wide variety of wildlife…
…including zebra…
…buffalo…
…and rock hyrax.
At the west end of the park, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant orphanage…
…has perfected the painstaking science of rearing and releasing baby pachyderms…
…helping them to overcome their early traumas and become social creatures again.
The orphanage is open daily from 11am–noon, and from 4–5pm if you foster an orphan.
Near the elephant orphanage, the Giraffe Centre breeds rare Rothschild giraffes.
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Nairobi's heart is a grid of old streets, colonial-era buildings and modern glass and concrete.
Nairobi's heart is a grid of old streets, colonial-era buildings and modern glass and concrete.
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Suburbs spread far and wide, with glitzy malls…
Suburbs spread far and wide, with glitzy malls…
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…and some of Africa's biggest slums.
…and some of Africa's biggest slums.
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Flying in from Europe, you descend over the Rift Valley (flamingo-fringed Lake Oloiden)…
Flying in from Europe, you descend over the Rift Valley (flamingo-fringed Lake Oloiden)…
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…and craggy volcanoes (Mount Longonot).
…and craggy volcanoes (Mount Longonot).
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You quickly come down to earth, however, as soon as you get into Nairobi traffic.
You quickly come down to earth, however, as soon as you get into Nairobi traffic.
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If you're crossing town for a safari flight out of Wilson Aiport, we'll ensure you reach it in time.
If you're crossing town for a safari flight out of Wilson Aiport, we'll ensure you reach it in time.
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If you have a day or two in the city, there's sightseeing at the National Museum…
If you have a day or two in the city, there's sightseeing at the National Museum…
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…the National Archives…
…the National Archives…
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…the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (great views from the top)…
…the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (great views from the top)…
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…and City Square.
…and City Square.
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The Railway Museum displays some fascinating relics of Kenya's colonial history.
The Railway Museum displays some fascinating relics of Kenya's colonial history.
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Nairobi's curio shops are a big attraction too - slick showrooms like African Heritage…
Nairobi's curio shops are a big attraction too - slick showrooms like African Heritage…
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…community crafts projects like Kazuri Beads…
…community crafts projects like Kazuri Beads…
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…and the weekly 'Maasai Markets' - curio marts held in different parts of the city.
…and the weekly 'Maasai Markets' - curio marts held in different parts of the city.
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But it's Nairobi's green spaces, like Karura Forest, that make it special…
But it's Nairobi's green spaces, like Karura Forest, that make it special…
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…and Nairobi National Park (where the giraffes don't always keep to the left)…
…and Nairobi National Park (where the giraffes don't always keep to the left)…
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…is the easiest place in the country to see rhinos – both black and white.
…is the easiest place in the country to see rhinos – both black and white.
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The 117 square kilometres of the park are home to a wide variety of wildlife…
The 117 square kilometres of the park are home to a wide variety of wildlife…
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…including zebra…
…including zebra…
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…buffalo…
…buffalo…
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…and rock hyrax.
…and rock hyrax.
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At the west end of the park, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant orphanage…
At the west end of the park, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant orphanage…
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…has perfected the painstaking science of rearing and releasing baby pachyderms…
…has perfected the painstaking science of rearing and releasing baby pachyderms…
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…helping them to overcome their early traumas and become social creatures again.
…helping them to overcome their early traumas and become social creatures again.
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The orphanage is open daily from 11am–noon, and from 4–5pm if you foster an orphan.
The orphanage is open daily from 11am–noon, and from 4–5pm if you foster an orphan.
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Near the elephant orphanage, the Giraffe Centre breeds rare Rothschild giraffes.
Near the elephant orphanage, the Giraffe Centre breeds rare Rothschild giraffes.
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Trips visiting Nairobi

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The Highlights of Africa

17 days • 7 locations
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO KIGALI AIRPORT

An epic adventure taking in some of Africa’s most incredible sights and wildlife experiences, from Cape Town to the Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls, the Maasai Mara and an encounter with mountain gorillas.

US$13,320 - US$17,340 per person

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African Finfoot Fly-in Safari

7 days • 3 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

After a unique start in Nairobi National Park, classic, luxurious camps combine for a high-end and exclusive safari in fantastic wildlife destinations.

US$8,840 - US$15,290 per person

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Black Kite Fly-in Safari

10 days • 4 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

Explore Kenya in-depth with visits to Nairobi and Meru national parks, the Mara Conservancies and Amboseli. Nestled in remoter regions, four camps provide fantastic access to rich game, a range of activities and beautifully diverse landscapes.

US$9,050 - US$11,650 per person

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Rothschild Giraffe Safari

8 days • 3 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

A example of a luxury Kenyan safari, starting at the iconic Giraffe Manor before fabulous stays on the spectacular Solio Reserve and Sala’s Camp in a remote corner of the Maasai Mara.

US$9,930 - US$15,300 per person

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Gabar Goshawk Fly-in Safari

10 days • 4 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

Experience Amboseli, the Maasai Mara ecosystem and Laikipia during this economically priced safari. Two simple camps offer adventure before a stopover in Nairobi and a final stay in the charming, wildlife-rich Il Ngwesi Eco-Lodge.

US$5,180 - US$5,800 per person

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Where to stay in Nairobi

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The Emakoko

The Emakoko

The Emakoko is a luxurious, owner-managed safari lodge in a beautiful gorge on the edge of Nairobi National Park.


97% (87 reviews)
Four Points Nairobi Airport

Four Points Nairobi Airport

The Four Points by Sheraton, set within the perimeter of Nairobi International Airport, is ideally located for a first or last night in Kenya.


91% (80 reviews)
Eka Hotel

Eka Hotel

The Eka is an affordably priced business-class hotel in a relatively convenient location between Nairobi International Airport and Wilson Airport.


86% (62 reviews)
Ole-Sereni

Ole-Sereni

The Ole-Sereni is a modern, stylish hotel neighbouring Nairobi National Park and located 6km from Wilson domestic airport.


79% (58 reviews)
Macushla House

Macushla House

Macushla House is a very pleasant, small, owner-managed bed and breakfast hotel in a leafy part of southwest Nairobi, very convenient for visiting the Giraffe Centre and Sheldrick's Elephant Orphanage.


90% (52 reviews)
Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport

Crowne Plaza Nbi Apt

The Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport (formerly known as the Lazizi Premiere and now part of the InterContinental Hotels Group) is the oldest hotel at Nairobi International Airport.


88% (52 reviews)
Giraffe Manor

Giraffe Manor

Giraffe Manor is a unique, perennially popular lodge on the outskirts of Nairobi, offering up-close-and-personal encounters with the rare Rothschild giraffes that roam its extensive grounds.


98% (32 reviews)
Aero Club of East Africa

Aero Club of East Africa

The Aero Club of East Africa is a private members' club in the grounds of Wilson Airport, Nairobi, offering offering comfortable rooms and a good restaurant, bar and swimming pool to non-members.


81% (31 reviews)
Hemingways Nairobi

Hemingways Nairobi

Hemingways Nairobi is a luxury country-house style hotel, with a spa and gym, in the wealthy suburb of Karen.


97% (6 reviews)
Nairobi Tented Camp

Nairobi Tented Camp

Nairobi Tented Camp is the only tented camp located inside Nairobi National Park, making it a great option for a true safari stay close to the city and airports.


88% (5 reviews)
The Norfolk Hotel

The Norfolk Hotel

The Norfolk Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in Nairobi and has a reputation for its colourful history dating back to 1904.


100% (4 reviews)
Palacina

Palacina

The Palacina is a complex of accommodation options in a quieter part of central Nairobi.


80% (4 reviews)
Hogmead

Hogmead

Hogmead is a stylish, luxury boutique hotel/homestay in a secluded part of Langata in south-west Nairobi, very close to Nairobi National Park and the elephant orphanage.


80% (2 reviews)
Karen Gables

Karen Gables

Karen Gables is a small, high quality hotel in Nairobi with expansive gardens and only seven rooms.


100% (2 reviews)
Sankara

Sankara

Sankara is a strikingly built hotel in the bustling central Nairobi suburb of Westlands, primarily used as a business stay, with very good dining and leisure facilities.


90% (2 reviews)
Eden Nairobi

Eden Nairobi

One Forty Eight is a very stylish boutique hotel in one of the leafiest corners of the southwest Nairobi suburb of Karen-Langata. The Giraffe Centre at Giraffe Manor is just a 10-minute walk away.


100% (1 review)
Acacia Camp

Acacia Camp

Acacia Camp is a rustic and affordable safari camp in a wildlife sanctuary a 30-minute drive towards Mombasa from Nairobi’s international airport.


No reviews yet
Tribe

Tribe

Design-led, contemporary hotel in the Village Market area of Gigiri, a largely diplomatic and luxury residential suburb 10km north of Nairobi’s central business district.


No reviews yet
The Stanley

The Stanley

The Stanley is a large, traditional hotel – the oldest in Nairobi – offering a range of facilities.


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