Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya and also one of the most visited cities in Africa is famed for being the safari capital of the world. However, only few know that Nairobi is also an amazing destination for people who have a good taste for luxury.
Here are 5 of the most exciting and luxurious things while exploring the dynamic city of Nairobi – in no particular order.
Stay at the stunning Giraffe Manor
The Giraffe Manor in Nairobi is one hotel you should stay in if you want to enjoy unrivalled luxury. Imagine eating a delicious, fresh breakfast when suddenly, you feel a soft nuzzle on your shoulder. No, it’s not a stray cat or a nosy neighbour — it’s a giraffe.
Each morning and evening, these Giraffes pay a visit to the boutique hotel, peeking into the windows and to receive snacks, which, of course, the manor provides so guests can enjoy the incredible experience of feeding them.
Beyond the giraffes, guests are bound to enjoy the overall ambiance, the exciting culinary experience, and extremely hospitable service of the hotel. The rooms and suites are delightfully decorated with elegant furnishings and free WIFI is available throughout the property.
Shop at the incredible Two Rivers Mall
Owing its very identity to the bodies of water flowing through it: Giichi and Ruiruaka Rivers; Two Rivers also prides itself as the largest shopping mall in East Africa as well as Central Africa. As such, the imposing 65,000 square metre has French retailer Carrefour, as the anchor tenant at the Two Rivers Mall – with Turkish luxury fashion line LC Waikiki, Woolworths, Hugo Boss, Chanel, Nike and Swarovski being some of the mall’s tenants.
The mall also provides an exceptional outdoor entertainment experience with prominent features like its unique riverfront incorporating fountains, laser shows and an aqua park.
Float over the Mara in a Hot Air Balloon
An extraordinary safari adventure awaits you when you float over Kenya’s magical plains in a hot air balloon. Offering great viewing as well as unique photographic opportunities, the flight gives you a bird’s eye view of the best Kenya has to offer in a pretty magnificent setting.
After landing, most hot air balloon operators add to the buzz by celebrating with a champagne toast while enjoying a bush breakfast in the company of your fellow passengers – a memorable finale to your adventure.
Camp in the wilderness
The Nairobi Tented Camp is the first of its kind anywhere in the world and it offers a rare and unique style of safari. The experience allows visitors to savour the thrill of camping right in the heart of the thick bushes of the Nairobi National Park. The entire camp site consists of nine spacious, comfortable and luxury tents each with accommodation for two people and also its own toilet and shower, so you can enjoy the luxury of living en-suite ‘safari style’.
The meals at the tented camp are homemade and prepared with special care and attention to highlight a true and authentic safari experience. So no matter what you are in Nairobi for; tourism, a night stopover, international business or conferences, producing a film or simply looking for a weekend break as a resident, Nairobi Tented Camp has something for everyone.
Experience Nairobi’s Vibrant Nightlife
If you are looking to end the day with maximum fun, relaxation and luxury, then Nairobi’s trendy lounges and nightclubs will definitely suit your needs. Since the city is the largest in Kenya, it packs a very vibrant nightlife just like its daytime attractions.
A good number of the clubs are located in the affluent neighborhood – Westlands and they offer good music, decent food, different types of drinks as well as a relaxing ambient atmosphere. Some of the clubs include Club Havana, Blue Line, Casablanca, Brew Bistro Lounge, Bacchus Lounge, to mention a few.