Hotels in Nairobi vary as much as the local landscape. Stay near the city centre for easy access to top museums and cultural events, and spend some time south of downtown to be closer to parks and wildlife trusts.
Your Nairobi holiday won’t be complete without a guided tour through Nairobi National Park, where they’ll see your “urban jungle” and raise you zebras on the plains. When you’re ready to catch up with humankind, browse Nairobi Gallery near Central Park, and learn about the country’s past and present at the Nairobi National Museum in the Westlands neighbourhood. While you’re in the Westlands, check out the up-and-coming culinary and club scene for dinner, drinks and an introduction to Kenya Benga music—a combination of jazz and the traditional tunes of the Luo peoples from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda that’s guaranteed to put a little sway in your hips.
Touch down at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), directly northeast of Nairobi National Park, and catch a cab to your Nairobi hotel or make a beeline to the nearest food vendor for a post-flight snack. While public buses stop frequently throughout the city centre and the surrounding suburbs, it’s best to avoid the less active neighbourhoods after dark and to utilise taxis at night and go out in groups.
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Hotels in Nairobi start at AU$51 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.