Visit Nairobi: Your Travel Guide

Things to Do in Nairobi

Maasai Mara National Reserve
On a safari through the Maasai Mara National Reserve, your dedicated guide will help you spot its famed populations of Maasai lion, African leopard and Tanzanian cheetah – pausing for photos as you go. Pick up a multi-day trip and you’ll spend the night soaking it up, sleeping under canvas at the reserve’s camping ground.
Amboseli National Park
The open plains of Amboseli National Park draw water from the streams of looming Mount Kilimanjaro. This diverse combination of dry grass and swampy wetland habitat lures lions, elephants, giraffes and more animals besides. Small enough to be explored in just a day or two, it makes for a very fulfilling short safari, or fits nicely into a busier itinerary.
Lake Nakuru National Park
With 450 bird and 56 mammal species to be found here, Lake Nakuru makes it onto many a Nairobi safari itinerary. White rhinos and waterbuck, hungry pelican and a never-ending blanket of pink flamingoes all share the waters, while lions and leopards prowl the surrounding terrain. You may also spot a population of Rothschild’s giraffe, brought here for conservation in the 1970s.

Traveler's Reviews & Photos

10
Exceptional
Security is a premium there, understand that airport style security screening is the norm to enter any mall, public service, or financial establishment. Go on eCitizen and get an eVisa, it will help the process tremendously.
Rickie Harris
United States of America
April 13, 2017
8
Very Good
City is getting better, easy to get around, plentiful public transport of all types and budgets. Airport now much improved. Recommend chicken & chips & a Sunday afternpon at the Racecourse
PETER
Kenya
April 11, 2017
10
Exceptional
nice to go to nairobi national park, five stars restaurants, , traditional market museum and safari
ALJAH
Qatar
April 8, 2017
10
Exceptional
Prices of consumer products much cheaper than Addis Ababa and huge variety of products, services and places to eat.
Scott
Ethiopia
April 10, 2017
10
Exceptional
The Lake Nakuru was really fantastic. The Children love the Quad Bike at The QUAD, The Galleria
Michael
Nigeria
April 13, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Nairobi

Sankara Nairobi

8.4 Very Good

Score from 216 reviews

$247

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “great pool area”
    24 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
    20 related reviews
Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi

8.2 Very Good

Score from 187 reviews

$153

Average price per night
Villa Rosa Kempinski

8.7 Excellent

Score from 187 reviews

$230

Average price per night
Fairmont The Norfolk

8.7 Excellent

Score from 185 reviews

$198

Average price per night
InterContinental Nairobi

8 Very Good

Score from 188 reviews

$123

Average price per night
DusitD2 Nairobi

8.8 Excellent

Score from 278 reviews

$181

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
    38 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
    30 related reviews
  • “beautiful building”
    29 related reviews
Ole-Sereni Hotel

7.9 Good

Score from 327 reviews

$250

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
    54 related reviews
  • “good connection to airport”
    48 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
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Nairobi Serena Hotel

8.7 Excellent

Score from 187 reviews

$206

Average price per night
Bidwood Suite Hotel

8.7 Excellent

Score from 509 reviews

$130

Average price per night
  • “very clean”
    88 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    85 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
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If you can, stay away from the central business district. Nairobi traffic is some of the worst and there is rarely a time you will not be stuck in it. If staying just one or two nights stay on the Airport side of town, there are high end, mid range and low end options all without hitting the main city. The Nairobi national park is also on this side of town for a mini safari experience.

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Rhino in the national park, baby elephant at Daphne Sheldrick, kissed a giraffe at the Giraffe Sanctuary

Booking.com asked travelers...

How is tourism changing Nairobi?

Nairobi is good for tourism just that things are so expensive there

National park, Daphne Sheldrick, Giraffe Sanctuary

Club Galileo, Klub House Baricho Road

They are hospitable, knowledgeable

Worried about security

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