Destination guide

Why people love visiting culturally rich Nairobi

The area's museums and culture are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Nairobi. This city's safari tours, parks and wildlife draw many visitors. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Nairobi

Do you want to find attractions to see while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Nairobi a fun place to get away. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Kenya Railway Golf Club (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Royal Nairobi Golf Club (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Muthaiga Golf Club (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Giraffe Centre (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
  • David Sheldrick Elephant & Rhino Orphanage (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)
  • AFEW Giraffe Centre (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Nairobi

Travelers enjoy Nairobi for its parks and wildlife. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Nairobi. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Central Park (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Uhuru Park (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Jeevanjee Gardens (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Arboretum (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Karura Forest (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Nairobi National Park (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Nairobi

Fly into Nairobi (WIL-Wilson), the closest airport, located 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Nairobi (NBO-Jomo Kenyatta Intl.), which is 8 mi (12.9 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, the main station is Nairobi Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Nairobi?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 727 vacation rentals near Nairobi. From 355 Condos/Apartments to 121 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Nairobi for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Nairobi?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Nairobi. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Kilimani: 172 vacation rentals
  • Nairobi Central: 37 vacation rentals
  • Thompson Estate: 48 vacation rentals
  • Westgate Shopping Mall: 721 vacation rentals
  • Yaya Centre: 719 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Nairobi! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Nairobi?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Nairobi:

  • Ruiru: 543 rentals
  • Ongata Rongai: 581 rentals
  • Mlolongo: 316 rentals
  • Athi River: 82 rentals
  • Limuru Town.: 257 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Nairobi?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Nairobi. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Westgate Shopping Mall: 721 rentals
  • Yaya Centre: 719 rentals
  • Arboretum: 720 rentals
  • Kenya National Theatre: 724 rentals
  • Kenya Railway Golf Club: 724 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Nairobi listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.