Where to stay & what to do in Nairobi, Kenya

July 04 2017


One-Forty-Eight is a brand new boutique hotel located in the peaceful suburb of Langata in Nairobi. It launched in December 2016 and has seen huge success with guests. This beautiful little hotel with just 8 rooms provides the business or safari traveller with an ideal location to rest and relax in tranquil surroundings.

The location itself is completely unique with warthog, parrots, peacocks and monkeys freely coming and going through the garden. Often lions and hyenas can be heard from the proximity of the incredible Nairobi National Park - the only major city in the world to share spaces with wildlife.

WHAT TO DO IN NAIROBI...

1. VISIT THE ORPHAN ELEPHANT SANCTUARY

This is where Daphne Sheldrick has perfected the raising of orphaned elephants and rhinos. It is possible to see the baby elephants (and if you’re lucky, a baby rhino) every day from 11am-12pm when they are set loose to feed and play with each other before they head out to the forest for the day. Adoption of one of these very special animals is also possible allowing you to follow its adventure back into the wild.

2. FEED THE GIRAFFES BY HAND

The African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Centre, also known as The Giraffe Sanctuary, is a stone's throw from One-Forty-Eight and their education centre gives guests the opportunity to feed the Rothschild giraffes by hand and learn more about this rare breed of Giraffe.

3. SAFARI IN NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK

Nairobi National Park is unique in being the only protected area in the world with a variety of animals and birds close to a capital city and is only a few minutes’ drive from One-Forty-Eight. We would highly recommend an early morning game drive with picnic breakfast, or you could choose to spend a day in this beautiful wilderness with a picnic lunch.

4. SHOP FOR UNIQUE SOUVENIRS

Nairobi is a maze of local craft markets, upmarket boutiques, charming restaurants and lively bars, which are all within easy reach of One-Forty-Eight.

5. EXPERIENCE THE LIFE OF KAREN BLIXEN

By visiting the home of Karen Blixen, you'll find yourself soaking up the atmosphere of a life long gone. Her pioneering spirit and utter determination to succeed in an era when women were considered to be incapable of such efforts can be felt throughout her home, now a museum in Karen.

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