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- Private room
This is a private room in a 3-bedroom + guest room (SQ) flatshare. It has an ensuite bathroom but shares communal areas (living room, dining room, kitchen and balcony) with the other flatmates, of local and international origin. You're free to socialise but we also respect everyone’s privacy. There is a gym and swimming pool in the compound, freely accessible to all guests. The rate includes accommodation, bed linen, electricity, Wi-Fi, cooking gas, water, laundry & housekeeping (thrice a week).
- Private room
This is a small, semi-detached guest room (SQ) with its own bathroom & separate entrance, but can also be accessed from the main shared apartment. (See pics). There are 3 other rooms in the main apartment so feel free to be social with the other flatmates (I live here too), or not ;). The gym and swimming pool are accessible to all guests. Rate includes rent, electricity, WiFi, cooking gas, tap water, housekeeping & laundry 3 times per week. You'd need to buy your own food &toiletries though.
- Private room
Experience a quiet and beautiful stay in the serene neighbourhood of Kilimani, Nairobi with a beautiful sunset view from the comfort of your balcony. This apartment offers a spacious shared living room and shared kitchen with the host. You get to have your own private room and bathroom. Fast internet (25 Mbps upload and download speed). Perfect for anyone working from home in need of video conferencing or instant downloads.
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Your guide to Nairobi
All About Nairobi
With a national park at its doorstep and wildlife all around, it’s no wonder Nairobi is known as the safari capital of Africa. Kenya’s capital offers outdoor recreation within the metropolitan area and its outskirts, as Nairobi is home to some of the finest gardens and parks in the country, and lush forests are just minutes from the city. And while that proximity to nature might be its biggest draw, the city’s neighborhoods are also worth exploring. North of the city center, Westlands is home to most of Nairobi's restaurants and bars, while Karen is more upscale, with boutique shopping and swanky bistros. Langata is the gateway to Nairobi National Park, where you’ll find a popular museum and the city’s waterpark.
For a taste of everyday life, head to the City Park Market to pick up fruits and vegetables and taste authentic local dishes like nyama choma (roasted meat, often goat) with kachumbari (onion and tomato salad with chilli). Another market not to miss is Maasai Market, where you can pick up traditional East African goods like handmade woven baskets, beaded jewelry, and textiles.
How do I get around Nairobi?
Visitors from the US can fly into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), which is 40 minutes’ drive from the city center. You can rent a car at the airport, or take a taxi; be sure to hail one from official locations outside the terminals, and look for the yellow stripe that indicates they are licensed. Another option is the line 34 public bus, which takes about an hour and only runs on weekdays. Once you arrive, the city center is compact and easy to explore on foot, as are the main shopping and tourist precincts. Vibrantly painted public minibuses known as matatus run on various routes throughout the city.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Nairobi?
Nairobi’s high elevation means it experiences relatively mild conditions year round compared to other African cities. The most pleasant time to stay in a rental house in Nairobi is in the dry season, from June to October, when you can expect sunny days with little chance of rain. It’s also the best time of the year to see the abundance of wildlife in Nairobi National Park.
In June, the Madaraka Day festival celebrates self-rule in Kenya and the city comes alive with dancing, music, and food. The warmest part of the year is from December to early March, when you can expect hot and dry days with cooler temperatures in the evenings. The city experiences rainy seasons from mid-March to May, with a shorter one in November and December.
What are the top things to do in Nairobi?
Nairobi National Park
On the city’s outskirts is Nairobi National Park, where wildlife roam freely against a backdrop of the city skyline. The 45-acre park is home to the highest number of endangered black rhinos in the world, as well as lions, hyenas, cheetahs, leopards, zebras, and giraffes. This national park also has an extensive wetland area, which offers a haven for over 400 bird species. You can experience it all on a safari walk or on a guided safari drive tour.
Just outside Nairobi you’ll find the tranquil Karura Forest, one of the largest urban forests in the world. There are more than 2,000 acres of woodland, with streams, waterfalls, and scenic trails for walking and biking. This forest is home to indigenous wildlife including monkeys, antelopes, bush pigs, and more than 200 species of bird.
Nairobi National Museum
Spend a few hours exploring the Nairobi National Museum’s collection of artwork and cultural pieces from some of Kenya’s finest local artists. The highlight is the museum’s paleontology gallery, where you can see a large collection of hominid fossils, and bones from hundreds of local birds and mammals. The museum sits within a botanical garden containing many local medicinal plants and herbs.