Holidays to Nairobi

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The largest city in East Africa and Kenya's capital, Nairobi is a bustling metropolis set in the Kenyan highlands. Quite the urban jungle, expect a surplus of cafes, restaurants and shops to explore. Nairobi's urban sprawl cuts away to pleasanter surrounds as it fades into the city suburbs - that bit more verdant and home to a variety of luxury hotels. Staying outside of the city and commuting in is certainly an option to consider if city bustle just isn't for you.

Holidays to Nairobi hold a number of attractions, the Nairobi National Museum being one of them. A good introduction to exploring the city, the museum is home to some excellent exhibitions: the prehistory section is particularly noteworthy. Nairobi's Karen Blixen Museum is also worth a visit - named after the baroness from whom it takes its name, Blixen was the author of the well-known book 'Out of Africa'. With her story so remarkable and engaging the chance to step back in time is not to be missed.

To begin the wildlife adventure post safari, Nairobi National Park and the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust are good places to start. The national park is Nairobi's principal attraction and set only 7km outside of the city centre. Lion sightings are good and there's the chance to see huge numbers of plains game, elephant being the exception. However, you can get up close to the gentle giants at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Orphaned baby elephant, and occasionally rhino, call the trust home. They are hand reared by keepers before their eventual release back into the wild.

Nairobi Highlights

  • Nairobi National Park only 10km outside of the city
  • Giraffe Sanctuary and the unique Giraffe Manor
  • The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust - meet elephants in rehabilitation
  • The Karen Blixen Museum
  • A modern skyline with plenty of attractions

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Selected Nairobi Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries, showcasing the best of Nairobi

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Sanctuary Retreats Kenya and Uganda Stay 3 Pay 2

Days
9
Cost Per Person
From $5,320 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Kenya
Uganda
Locations
Masai Mara, Nairobi, Bwindi
Heritage Awali

Kenya and Mauritius Family Safari and Beach Holiday Special

Days
13
Cost For Family of 4
From $19,330 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Kenya
Mauritius
Locations
Masai Mara, Nairobi
Bush Breakfast at Karen Blixen Camp

Kenya Safari and Mauritius Beach Honeymoon

Days
13
Cost Per Person
From $5,510 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Kenya
Mauritius
Locations
Masai Mara, Nairobi
View from Elsa's Kopje Camp, Mount Meru

Kenya Safari Adventure

Days
10
Cost Per Person
From $7,100 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Kenya
Locations
Masai Mara, Samburu & Shaba, Meru National Park, Nairobi

Nairobi Accommmodation

All Kenya accommodations
  • Giraffe Manor
    Exterior

    Stay at the aptly named Giraffe Manor in Nairobi to start your safari experience early and get up close to Rothschild giraffe, that often appear at upstairs windows.

  • Hemingways Nairobi
    Exterior

    Expect a gourmet restaurant, dedicated butler service, and charming style from this well-appointed member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group.

  • House of Waine
    Exterior

    Set in the quiet suburb of Karen, this hotel is surrounded by 2.5 acres of land and offers comfortable rooms, a heated pool and tasty cuisine.

  • Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel
    Entrance

    A city hotel for over 100 years The Norfolk offers old world charm in the heart of Nairobi. Expect 170 rooms, an outdoor pool and tasty cuisine.

  • Sankara Nairobi
    Sarabi

    A luxury option while staying in Nairobi, this city hotel is an ideal stopover if you wish to stay in style. Explore all the capital has to offer while indulging in a world class spa and spacious rooms and suites.

  • Nairobi Serena Hotel
    Exterior and pool at night

    Situated just outside of Nairobi city centre, this is the perfect property for those wishing to explore the capital's central hub. A member of the Leading Hotels of the World group, relax in luxury.

  • Nairobi Tented Camp
    Tent bedroom

    Hop off the plane and straight into deep wilderness as you explore Nairobi National Park. Very unique, Nairobi Tented Camp offers a thrilling safari only minutes from the city centre and Wilson Airport.

  • Ole Sereni Hotel
    Suite bedroom

    Overlooking Nairoib National Park, this is an ideal property for those wishing to balance nature with city bustle. Watch wildlife pass by and stay in one of the comfortable 134 rooms.

  • Palacina The Residence & The Suites
    Exterior

    Set in the State House Valley gardens, this family owned property offers warm hospitality, a number of suites and a comfortable for exploring Nairobi.