On a Safari in Nairobi? These Are Hotels You Should Know

Gamewatchers Safaris can arrange your stay in a selection of leading hotels in Nairobi: The Giraffe Manor is an elegant and exclusive small hotel with highly trained staff and one of Nairobi’s finest kitchens. There’s also Nairobi Tented Camp – an authentic safari camp deep inside Nairobi National Park on the edge of the city.

Nairobi Tented CampNairobi Tented Camp is an authentic tented camp in the heart of Nairobi National Park. It is the first accommodation of any sort to be allowed in this unique safari destination. There isn’t anywhere else in the world like it: a wilderness escape where you can savour the thrill of camping in the heart of thick forest right on the doorstep of Nairobi.

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Eka Hotel NairobiEka Hotel is a medium-grade hotel that has opened recently as one of the newest additions to Nairobi’s list of international hotels and offers reasonably priced accommodation for a night in Nairobi before or after a safari. It is located along the Mombasa Road and is conveniently situated for the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, 5km from Wilson Airport and 5km from the city centre.

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Hemingways NairobiHemingways is a 45-room boutique hotel in Nairobi offering the very highest standards of luxury and hospitality. This beautiful plantation-style property is set in pretty grounds and each of the spacious bedrooms has a private balcony overlooking the iconic silhouette of the Ngong Hills. Personal attention is assured with a dedicated butler service and the hotel is renowned for its fine dining and nostalgic Afternoon Tea.

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Tamarind Tree HotelTamarind Tree Hotel is perfect for both the business and leisure traveller. World-class amenities will ensure your meetings are effortless and successful, whilst outstanding leisure facilities and genuine service ensures that all  guests experience the very best of Tamarind hospitality.

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Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport HotelWhether you’re on business and needing a functional space to work or schedule meetings, or a leisure tourist wanting a respite from the African heat before your next journey, the hotel offers a warm and invigorating space.

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SankaraSankara Nairobi combines international five-star standards with personal service and the authentic flavour of the new Africa. The hotel lies at the heart of Westlands with excellent transport links, an array of shops, bars, restaurants and major businesses nearby – a perfect location for business or pleasure.

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Villa Rosa KempinskiWith a fine interior design and exuding exclusivity and elegance, the Villa Rosa Kempinski upholds the Kempinski reputation for top-class luxury and impeccable service.

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The Weston HotelThe Weston Hotel is among the latest Nairobi hotels. It is  located near the domestic airport (Wilson) from which many safari guests access Kenya’s game parks and reserves. The hotel has 120 rooms, has 03 restaurant options and has a swimming pool, business center, 02 lounge areas, and a fitness center with Spa, Gym and Sauna amenities.

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Hilton Garden Inn Nairobi AirportLeave your cares behind and bask in the calmness of our Hilton Garden Inn Airport hotel. With a convenient location next to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, this bright and modern hotel makes your Nairobi adventure easy and fun. The Hotel comprises 175 stylish, well decorated guest rooms. A complimentary airport shuttle service is available on request.

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Karen Country LodgeSet in green and tranquil avenues, Karen Country Lodge offers wining & dining in a myriad of ambient settings. Previously a country bungalow which retains it’s essential character despite a contemporary decor. Stunning mature gardens with fountains provide a hypnotic backdrop for functions and weddings.

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Karen CottagesLuxury accommodation in cottages with fire places, elegant stone bathrooms, satellite television and internet connections, mini-bar and private pool with private bar.

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Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport HotelThe Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport Hotel is located at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, designed to offer a luxurious and elegant experience with unmatched security within the most protected zone in Nairobi. The hotel offers 144 spacious, contemporary rooms consisting of double and twin rooms, interconnecting rooms and suites, ideal for business, family and leisure travelers.

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The EmakokoThe Emakoko is a luxury lodge set on 15 acres of land bordering the Nairobi National Park and the Emakoko River. It has been thoughtfully placed in the side of a valley on the Mbagathi River and there are wonderful views over the river and into the Park.

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Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper HillLocated just 20 minutes’ drive from both Nairobi National Park and the airport, the new Radisson Blu Hotel in the heart of the fast-growing business district of Upper Hill is the perfect base for a Kenyan safari or business trip. Discover Nairobi National Park – a well-known wildlife preserve with herds of zebras, wildebeests and giraffes – right on your doorstep.

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House of WaineThis is an attractive boutique hotel based on the outskirts of Nairobi. The House of Waine has recently undergone an extensive conversion but still retains much of the charm and appearance of an elegant country manor, it sits in an exclusive and peaceful residential setting surrounded by beautiful leafy grounds. The 11 rooms are individually and exquisitely furnished and the service provided throughout the hotel is friendly and highly personalised.

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Wildebeest Eco CampWildebeest Eco Camp is a great-value option in Nairobi for a night or two before or after your safari adventure. The camp is located within the Langata area of the city with good transport links to the city centre as well as both the domestic and international airports. It offers a cheaper alternative to one of the city centre hotels.

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Giraffe ManorGiraffe Manor, built in 1932 by Sir David Duncan, is a small boutique hotel with a famous resident herd of Rothschild giraffe.  The only hotel in the world where you can feed the giraffe from your bedroom window!

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The Boma NairobiThe Boma is one of Nairobi’s newest properties – having opened in 2012 – and it combines attractive architecture and modern facilities. The hotel is unique in its responsible and sustainable ethos in that it is fully owned by The Kenya Red Cross Society with all profits funding their humanitarian projects and activities.

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Tribe HotelTribe – The Village Market Hotel situated in the up-market Gigiri suburb of Nairobi. Your stay promises to be an escape from the normal mundane hotel room, bringing you into a world of hip, chic design with an emphasis on detail and luxury. Tribe is a celebration of the beauty in diversity while acknowledging our common quest for excellence and belonging.

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PalacinaLocated in the tranquil gardens of the State House Valley, Palacina is the ideal accommodation for those who wish to be centrally located but away from the traffic and noise of Nairobi. Set amongst beautiful gardens with views over the State House Valley Palacina is the perfect location for a relaxing stay in Nairobi.

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Serena HotelConsidered by many to be one of Nairobi’s finest hotels, the Serena stands amidst lush tropical gardens with panoramic views over Nairobi’s Central Park and the glittering downtown skyline. Despite its pivotal central location, the Serena also remains true to its title and offers an oasis of serenity and luxury amidst the bustle of one of Africa’s most vibrant capital cities.

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Norfolk HotelNo other hotel in Kenya captures as much of Nairobi’s splendid past and exciting present, and few hotels anywhere can claim a more romantic history. Adventurous visitors such as 26th American President Theodore Roosevelt, Lord Baden-Powell, the Earl of Warwick, Lord and Lady Cranworth, and the Baron and Baroness von Blixen have all been part of the Hotel’s history.

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Hotel Intercontinental NairobiThis hotel is a convenient stopover for your safari and onward travel. The accommodation is well equipped and has all the usual leisure facilities including a gym, sauna, jacuzzi, Turkish bath and massage service. The lovely spa, lounge, bar, dining areas and casino make the Intercontinental Hotel an excellent choice for a stopover in the city.

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Macushla HouseThe Lodge style home offers peace and comfort with facilities for conferences, seminars and workshops on a small scale. The overnight accommodation is spacious with ensuite bathrooms for a maximum of ten guests.

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The Stanley HotelSince 1902, The Stanley Hotel in Nairobi has hosted some of the world’s most acclaimed film stars and writers, as well as world leaders on royal and state visits to Kenya. The accommodation has recently been re-furbished to enhance its old charm and historic features. The Sarova Stanley remains a well-known landmark in the centre of Nairobi with the Thorn Tree Café and the famous message tree.

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Southern Sun Mayfair (Holiday Inn)Although originally built in 1945, the Southern Sun Mayfair still retains its charm and elegance, it has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment and now provides all the modern touches. Situated in a popular shopping and residential suburb close to the Nairobi city centre, all 171 guest rooms offer a full range of services and facilities including colour TV, radio, telephone, tea/coffee making facilities and private bathroom.

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Sarova PanafricA 3 star hotel, popular with international tour companies. Located on a hill in a suburb of Nairobi about a kilometre from the city centre and 18 kms from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

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Fairview HotelThe Fairview is the only family-owned, family-run hotel in the 4 and 5 star hotel category in Nairobi. The hotel is set within 5 acres of beautiful gardens and located near the city centre but yet away from the hustle and bustle. This accommodation offers excellent amenities for the business and leisure traveller alike.

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Ole SereniLocated just off Mombasa road Ole Sereni is the only hotel bordering a National Game Park. The title of the hotel is taken from the Maasai name for the area meaning ‘place of tranquility’. Ole-Sereni captures the essence of Nairobi, which is the only city in the world that boasts a natural game park within its precincts. The hotel offers its guests views of animals in their natural surroundings at the waterhole in the park from the restaurants, bar, swimming pool and other parts of the hotel.

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