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 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 highlights

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)

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.

Where to stay around Nairobi?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 708 holiday lettings near Nairobi. From 341 Condos/Apartments to 120 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Nairobi is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Nairobi?

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

  • Nairobi National Park: 679 holiday homes
  • Kasarani: 21 holiday homes
  • Kilimani: 162 holiday homes
  • Thompson Estate: 43 holiday homes
  • Central Business District: 22 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Nairobi! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Nairobi?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Nairobi with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Ruiru: 522 holiday lettings
  • Machakos: 26 holiday lettings
  • Juja: 40 holiday lettings
  • Kitengela: 50 holiday lettings
  • Thika: 23 holiday lettings

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Nairobi?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Nairobi. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Nairobi National Park: 679 holiday rentals
  • Kenyatta International Convention Centre: 667 holiday rentals
  • Teleposta Towers: 682 holiday rentals
  • United Nations Office at Nairobi: 685 holiday rentals
  • Prestige Plaza: 681 holiday 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 of holiday accommodations.