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Most people take flights to Nairobi to see Kenya’s savannah, but city life here is just as intriguing.

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  • Each adult & OFW passenger can bring one infant.
  • All OFWs must submit the required documents to avail the tax exemption.
  • Children travelling alone, or in a different cabin class to their parents, are considered Unaccompanied Minors and pay the full adult fare. Please get in touch with us to book this service.
  • You can book up to nine passengers per booking, including adults, Overseas Filippino Workers (OFWs), teenagers, children and infants.
  • Each adult & OFW passenger can bring one infant.
  • All OFWs must submit the required documents to avail the tax exemption.
  • Children travelling alone, or in a different cabin class to their parents, are considered Unaccompanied Minors and pay the full adult fare. Please get in touch with us to book this service.
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Flights to Nairobi

The very mention of Kenya conjures images of the savannah, safari and pristine beaches. This is perhaps why the country’s capital can be overlooked by travellers, whose flights to Nairobi are often only the first part of a connecting trip to elsewhere in the country.

Of course, as a starting point, it’s ideal, with the Rift Valley, game parks and other nationally protected lands all within a couple of hours’ drive. Slightly further afield is Mount Kilimanjaro, which, while not officially in Kenya, remains a popular trip taken by those on holiday in Nairobi.

But what makes Nairobi an ideal destination is the contrast between urbanism and natural wonder. While animal sanctuaries and parkland are but a short cab journey away, the centre boasts shining skyscrapers worthy of any thriving metropolis.

Nairobi is putting its troubles behind it, and turning heads with its ambition, dynamism and growth. It’s an increasingly important East African business hub and the region’s leaders in technology – IBM, Google, Microsoft, Cisco, and Intel – all have their African headquarters here. (The area, located on the outskirts of the city, is being dubbed the Silicon Savannah.)

This injection of big business has helped elevate other aspects of the city, including dining, nightlife and activities.

What to do in Nairobi

Visit the Karen Blixen Museum

The farm that belonged to Danish author Karen Blixen, who is best known for her memoir Out Of Africa, has been turned into a museum. Much of the Oscar-winning film adaptation was shot here, making the grounds and rooms inside instantly recognisable.

Karen Road
Langata
00100
+254 736 919 321

Relax at Muthaiga Country Club

This country club is an oasis of calm on the outskirts of the city. The MCC was founded in 1913, and used to be a favourite hangout for British aristocrats. Nowadays, it welcomes travellers who simply want to stop by for a bite to eat and a taste of colonial charm.

Muthaiga Road
Muthaiga
+254 734 605055

Meet the monkeys at Nairobi Arboretum

This century-old 30-hectare protected area boasts more than 350 species of trees and over 100 species of resident and migrant birds, as well as small mammals such as the cheeky vervet and sykes monkey. Its seclusion makes it a wonderful place to relax.

Kileleshwa Estate
Aboretum Drive
Off State House Road
Kilimani
+254 20 353 7568

Where to eat in Nairobi

Purdy Arms (British)

The lounge at the Purdy Arms – complete with an outdoor terrace – is a favourite after-work hangout for expats and affluent locals. It’s also one of the top places to kick back and watch the sun go down. The restaurant, meanwhile, serves a handful of international dishes, but the real draw is the English grub.

61 Marula Lane
Off Langata Road
Karen
+254 712 007 001

Tamambo Karen Blixen (Seafood)

Situated at the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden, near the museum dedicated to the famous author, this elegant eatery serves fresh, sophisticated seafood, steak and chicken dishes. Guests can dine al fresco, enjoying the views from the picturesque terrace.

Karen Blixen Coffee Garden
Karen Road
Karen
+254 719 346 349

Tokyo Restaurant (Japanese)

The interior design of this restaurant is true to the Japanese aesthetic; light woods, limited lighting and natural tones, while movable screens separate the individual dining areas. The sushi and sashimi have set the bar high for what is a developing cuisine in the country.

Kolloh Road
Lavington
+254 722 485 556

Places to stay in Nairobi

Hemingways Nairobi

This boutique hotel is designed in the spirit of a plantation-style property. It features 45 spacious rooms, each boasting a private balcony looking out onto the Ngong Hills. The Brasserie is one of Nairobi’s most popular restaurants, too, specialising in succulent steaks.

Mbagathi Ridge
Karen
+254 718 529 070

The Boma Nairobi

This swish establishment offers 148 luxury deluxe guest rooms, restaurants, and a spa and health club. Amazingly, all the hotel’s profits fund the Kenya Red Cross Society’s humanitarian activities, and guests are encouraged to learn about their work in Africa.

Bellevue
Off Mombasa Road
Red Cross Road
West Nairobi
+254 20 394 0000

Tribe

Beyond the Gigiri Forest, Tribe is a boutique hotel where the focus on design has made it stand out from the crowd in Nairobi. With traditional tribal art throughout, you’ll find something to admire around every corner before you even get to your room.

The Village Market 9/418
Limuru Road
Gigiri
+254 20 720 0000

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