Luxury Travel to Nairobi
The capital city of Kenya is a busy one, and can be slightly overwhelming after a long flight but is often a necessary stopover for you to visit the special places this beautiful country has to offer as a safari destination.
Although the city doesn’t have the greatest of reputations, that doesn’t mean it has lost its charm and we use the best properties in the area that will give you that ‘Out of Africa’ experience, allowing you safe access to the attractions that this bustling city has to explore.
Your experience of Nairobi will start with Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, which has a huge number of international flights daily with some excellent airlines. The smaller Wilson Airport is inevitably in any itinerary which means you may have to endure a slightly chaotic journey through town to reach it. With a population of nearly 3 million in the centre, it can be quite a challenge to get from ‘A’ to ‘B’ but we will look after you!
The beautiful and sometimes famous properties we use here are ideal to use as a stopgap at the beginning or end of your trip, and only add to the experience of being in Kenya. If you aren’t content with simply enjoying the grounds of the lodges, you have the chance to venture further afield into a handful of the intriguing attractions around. The Karen Blixen Museum exhibits a lovely collection of furniture and photography and explains the story behind the ‘Out of Africa’ star. The David Sheldrick Rhino and Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe Centre are also a special way to see these creatures up close and experience the work that is going on for conservation behind the scenes. Ask us for more information and we will be more than happy to help you really enjoy your stay here.
What to do
- Visit the Karen Blixen Museum
- Enjoy the Giraffe Centre
- Spend time at the Daphine Sheldrick Orphanage
Itineraries including Nairobi
Accommodation in Nairobi
Here are some of our travel designers' favourite options
Giraffe ManorOriginally built in the 1930s, Giraffe Manor is ideally located in south west Nairobi, just 20 minutes from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Situated in one of Nairobi’s most beautiful suburbs, this beautiful Manor House is located on 140 acres of pristine sanctuary land. Perfect for a quick stopover in the capital city, with an extra quirkiness to add to the convenience. What’s more, each guest’s stay directly benefits projects in some of the city’s poorest areas. This lovely Manor is home to endangered Rothschild giraffes that make daily visits to the house and politely ask guests for snacks. This up-close experience is remarkably enchanting and a great way to begin or finish your safari in Kenya. The opportunity to visit a handful of local attractions such as the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and the Karen Blixen museum (among others) are also available and a great way to explore Nairobi in more detail. The style of this boutique hotel is modelled on a Scottish lodge with a contemporary feel to it’s decor. The main manor house has just six en-suite luxury bedrooms, each with its own character and tastefully decorated. Four additional luxury bedrooms are situated within the garden manor, surrounded by the manicured gardens. Each room is comfortable, with subtle warm colours that give a homely feel. Grand, four-poster beds and large windows give an airy quality that allows you to simply relax and enjoy your time in Nairobi without the hustle and bustle of city life. Giraffe Manor is well known for the excellent cuisine offered, with meals taken in the wood panelled dining room overlooking the gardens. Breakfast is the most important part of your experience here, as this is when the Giraffe are their most inquisitive.
Hemingways NairobiSet between the Ngong Hills and Jamhuri Park, the Hemingways Nairobi is a boutique hotel far removed from the bustle of the capital. Expect excellent service and delicious food in this all-inclusive establishment. Choose from one of 45 lofty rooms furnished in a classic style; vaulted ceilings and balconies are complemented by exposed timber, cotton drapes and neutral tones. The two, 240 square metre themed-suites improve upon this with well-appointed living rooms, study and dining areas, opening to large terraces. All rooms have views either of the rolling hotel lawns or the Ngong hills in the distance. Dining at The Brasserie, you can enjoy a contemporary European menu boasting some of the best steak in Kenya and a relaxed ambiance. Head to The Dining Room for a more formal atmosphere and modern cuisine of local providence.