Kenya - Nairobi

A cosmopolitan capital of fabulous food and striking administrative architecture, Nairobi is the city where wildlife and modernity meet, and is much more than a safari starting point.  

The city itself may be just over a century old, but the human heart of the country - most markedly the Masai tribe - has a history that runs far deeper. Travellers should visit the National Museum, which spans over 7 million years of mankind in Kenya.

The European impact is equally felt in Nairobi. The manicured gardens and single-storey farmhouse of Karen Blixen Museum are a pretty reminder of a colonial-era past, as well as a lament to the 'Out of Africa' author herself, who once ran it as a coffee plantation.

Although Kenya is famed for its coffee, it is the variety of food which spices up the capital’s dining scene. Away from the tasty traditional stews, the city’s chefs are becoming more adventurous with restaurants finding infamy serving camel, ostrich and crocodile for diners daring enough to try.

Better in the pastures than on the plate, Nairobi boasts a National Park a hippo’s roar away from the city centre. Black rhinoceros are the star attraction, but wildlife enthusiasts are spoilt too with gazelles, zebras and giraffes as well as lions and leopards. Home to over 400 species of birds, the park is almost as cosmopolitan as the city itself.

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An elegant, personally hosted, exclusive hotel, famous for its resident herd of giraffes. It offers a rich blend of comfortable accommodation and highly trained, friendly staff, as well as one of Nairobi's finest kitchens.
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This exquisitely chic hotel is an oasis of luxury and tranquillity in the bustling city of Nairobi.
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This vibrant city hotel is stylish and elegant and offers world-class cuisine in various beautiful restaurants. It is located in the upmarket Riverside area, with easy access to the central business district and the vibrant Westlands area.
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Historic Tudor-style hotel in garden setting, renowned for personal service. The Fairmont Norfolk Hotel is part of Kenya's history.
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A warm welcome awaits all guests at the beautiful boutique hotel that is Hemingways Nairobi, a 'Small Leading Hotel of the World'.
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The House of Waine blends the elegance of gracious living with the spirit of modern Africa in an exclusive and serene setting, in 2.5 beautiful acres of land.
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A welcome alternative to the city hotels, providing the amenities of a hotel yet the warmth and character of a private home.
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Famed for its efficiency, service and hospitality, the sophisticated Nairobi Serena Hotel is a member of 'The Leading Hotels of the World' and the flagship of the Serena Hotels' fleet of world-class hotels.
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Nairobi tented Camp is the first and only accommodation to be built within the confines of Nairobi National Park. The camp is built on environmentally conscious principles and has little impact on its surroundings.
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Ngong House is a private, serene and luxurious home situated in 10 acres of private land. The lodge overlooks the Ngong Hills, only a few minutes away from what used to be Karen Blixen's coffee farm.
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Kenya's largest and most exciting theme park. An oasis of tranquillity in the heart of Nairobi.
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The Sankara Nairobi is designed in a contemporary style combining five star standards with a personalised service.
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Since 1902, The Sarova Stanley, Nairobi has hosted some of the world's most recognisable names: acclaimed actors, authors, world leaders on royal and state visits to Kenya.
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Located within the Westlands District of Nairobi, the Villa Rosa Kempinski is ideally placed for guests on business or Leisure travel. It's conveniently located for access to a variety of excursions available in Nairobi.
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The Crowne Plaza is a very conveniently located hotel, with easy access to a variety of excursions, and makes a great base for a night before or after a safari.
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This trendy, quality hotel is conveniently located for getting around Nairobi. It is just 45 minutes from the airport, 15 minutes from the central business district and very close to shopping centres, restaurants and entertainment districts.
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Eka Hotel is conveniently located on Mombasa Road in Nairobi, minutes away from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, 5km from Wilson Airport and 5km from the busy central business district.
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The hotel provides high standards of accommodation and service.
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Ole-Sereni (place of tranquillity), overlooks the famous Nairobi National Park. It combines the best aspects of a modern city hotel with a traditional game lodge.
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Renowned for its traditional warmth and hospitality, The hotel offers a full range of services and facilities.
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The Boma Nairobi is conveniently located between the airport and central Nairobi with easy access to all the local attractions.
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Whether in Nairobi for business, pleasure or both, The Windsor offers a breathtakingly beautiful oasis of comfort and tranquillity.
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A very conveniently located hotel, close to the main attractions of Nairobi, offering great facilities and service.
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The Nairobi Safari Club is an all suite hotel designed to satisfy the varying needs of business and leisure travellers alike. The suites offer elegance, comfort and luxury in equal measure.
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Sarova Panafric is home to authentic cultural theme nights and fast, efficient and friendly services.
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The Langata Giraffe Centre is situated on both the edge of the Nairobi National Park and the edge of the residential area known as Karen.

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Excursions

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Daphne Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Daphne Sheldrick's Elephant Orphanage is located in the Nairobi Game Park and was originally started by David Sheldrick.

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Giraffe Centre Excursion

The Langata Giraffe Centre is situated on both the edge of the Nairobi National Park and the edge of the residential area known as Karen.

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Karen Blixen & Giraffe Centre

Drive towards the Ngong Hills and through small villages to the Karen Blixen Museum - the house that for many years was her home.

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Nairobi City Tour

Experienced drivers will take you to visit the colourful City Market, Parliament Buildings and the Kenyatta International Conference Centre, along with other places of interest.

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The Carnivore Restaurant

The Carnivore, in Nairobi, is considered to be 'Africa's Greatest Eating Experience', as well as being a fun and lively venue.

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