A vibrant, modern metropolis, Nairobi is a popular starting point for holidays to the Masai Mara or Kenya’s stunning coast. But to simply land and leave would be a mistake, as this city is a brilliant destination in its own right. Nairobi holidays are perfect for couples, families or solo travellers seeking spectacular wildlife experiences among the rich and diverse culture of East Africa.
You’ll find all sorts of things to do on a trip to Nairobi. Browse the crafts of Nairobi’s many markets, or pick up handmade souvenirs from the Kazuri Beads Factory. You can look across the city from the rooftop deck of Kenyatta International Conference Centre. Visit Nairobi National Museum to learn about the transformation of Kenya’s biggest city – from the prehistoric creatures which first walked its lands, to the diverse tribal cultures still alive today. Board a 19th-century carriage at Kenya Railway Museum. Step into the former home of Out Of Africa author, Karen Blixen. And taste local dishes from its thriving restaurant scene, or enjoy the unique experience of a communal karoga cookout.
There’s plenty here for wildlife-lovers, too. You can bike or hike through Karura Forest Reserve – one of the largest urban forests in the world – where monkeys, antelope and butterflies can be found near the forest waterfalls and Lily Lake. And make sure you visit Nairobi National Park. Lions, cheetah, zebra and ostrich roam free here, just a few miles outside the city. You can also see baby giraffes, rhinos and elephants at the park’s sanctuaries. If you’re feeling active, you can also hike the Ngong Hills to take in panoramic views of the Great Rift Valley and Nairobi National Park. You might even spot gazelle and baboons as you’re walking.
Want to extend your Nairobi holiday? Speak to our Travel Specialists about adding on an incredible game drive in the Masai Mara, or some well-deserved downtime on Mombasa’s sugary beaches.
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Like nowhere else on Earth, Kenya’s vast wilderness offers epic adventures. And our seven-day Classic Kenya tour is the best way to discover it all for yourself. You can expect game drives, bird-watching, cultural experiences, and more.
On this exciting Kenya itinerary, you’ll explore national parks – either on foot or on game drives – and enjoy unforgettable wildlife sightings. Offering thrilling adventures and incredible moments, this is guaranteed to be the trip of a lifetime.
Safari holidays are always amazing, but this itinerary takes things to another level. A fly-in safari saves you hours of your journey time, and gives you the opportunity to see the incredible Masai Mara from above.
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Rooms are split across the Manor House and the Garden Manor. Both houses are covered with climbing ivy, while inside is cosy and inviting. If you choose to stay the Manor House, your room will be styled with the property’s original Thirties decor in mind.
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The 37 tents at Governors’ Camp overlook either the Mara River or the vast plains of the Masai Mara National Reserve. Each tent is bright and spacious, with homely touches – like a modern bathroom and electric plugs – to make your stay easy and relaxing.
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At Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa, there are just 38 rooms and 21 suites dotted along the white sands of Mombasa’s Diani Beach. Striking natural features – like beds crafted from driftwood and earthy tones – will make you feel closer to nature. And the views across the lush gardens and Indian Ocean, are pretty spectacular, too.
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Sarova Whitesands boasts 340 rooms and suites. Whichever one you choose, you’ll be taken on a journey through Kenya’s rich culture, thanks to the natural fabrics and vibrant patterns. You’ll have plenty of space to stretch out, from your large, comfy bed to the spacious balcony or patio, which overlooks the beach, pools or gardens.
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