Destination guide

Why people love visiting culturally rich Nairobi

The area's museums and culture are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Nairobi. This city's safari tours, parks and wildlife draw many visitors. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday 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 holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Nairobi a fun place to get away to. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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

Travellers 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 holiday in Nairobi. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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

Transport to and around Nairobi

Fly into Nairobi (WIL-Wilson), the closest airport, located 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from the city centre. 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 travelling by train, the main station is Nairobi Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Nairobi?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 948 holiday lettings around Nairobi. From 459 flats & apartments to 187 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

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 travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Kilimani: 228 holiday homes
  • Chiromo: 64 holiday homes
  • Kasarani: 28 holiday homes
  • Nairobi Central: 851 holiday homes
  • Karen: 737 holiday homes 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:

  • Gathanga: 751 holiday lettings
  • Athi River: 120 holiday lettings
  • Naivasha: 15 holiday lettings
  • Thika: 33 holiday lettings
  • Mlolongo: 393 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? offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Nairobi. From travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Nairobi National Park: 926 holiday rentals
  • Kenya National Theatre: 933 holiday rentals
  • Nairobi Hospital: 931 holiday rentals
  • AFEW Giraffe Centre: 921 holiday rentals
  • Kenyatta Mausoleum: 934 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Nairobi listed on 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.