Welcome to Nairobi

Welcome to Nairobi

Welcome to Nairobi

Nairobi, has made a name for itself as the gateway to East Africa, by becoming a significant economic hub in the region. It is also headquarters to many multinational conglomerates and business institutions. Despite this, the city has a vibrant contemporary culture scene that appears to permeate every aspect of its life. Home to lavish shopping malls, a bustling nightlife, golf courses, and racetracks, it is the ideal place for business and pleasure.

The best tea farm in Kenya

Discover the history of tea production in Kenya.

Located 7,200 feet high up in Limuru and a brief but beautiful drive from the heart of Nairobi, Kiambethu Farmhouse is a popular attraction on the outskirts of the city, and provides a tranquil insight into life on a settler farm.  The property, which is now managed by AB McDonell’s granddaughter Fiona, is surrounded by beautiful gardens, acres of tea fields and an indigenous forest. Enjoy educational tours on tea growing, the tea production process and learn how tea has remained one of Kenya’s biggest exports.

Lunch is served on the rolling lawns under umbrellas overlooking the tea fields and sweeping views of the Ngong Hills. The farm is also home to the Colobus monkey and plenty of other wildlife.

Opening hours: 

Thursday - Sunday

Ticket Price

The all inclusive tour & lunch package costs $40 per person. Half price for children aged 12 and under, and complimentary for children aged 4 and under (but please still include them in your booking form).


90 minutes drive from Villa Rosa Kempinski by private car, on the outskirts of Nairobi on Girls School Road, Limuru Town.

Ceramic Beads Jewellery & Pottery Hand Crafted in Kenya. 

The name of Kazuri hand-painted ceramic jewellery means 'small and beautiful'. Each bead is shaped from clay by hand, then kiln fired, hand glazed and fired again before being strung together to make a necklace or bracelet.

Founded by the late Lady Susan Wood back in 1975 to create employment for struggling single mothers, Kazuri now employs 350 local women. The workshop is still located where she started the company 36 years ago in Karen, on part of the coffee farm once owned by Karen Blixen of Out of Africa fame.

You can purchase these beautiful jewellery pieces at any of the large shopping malls including Westgate, Sarit or Yaya centre.

If you are looking for unique things to do in Nairobi, a visit to the workshop is a delightful way to spend the day.

The workshop is located 40 min (21.2 km) by private car via Nairobi Expressway, Southern Bypass and Langata Rd.

By public transport board bus no. 24 from Ambassadeur.

Bomas of Kenya 

Experience the many aspects of Kenyan culture.

If you are looking for things to do in Nairobi, Bomas of Kenya is a popular, long term tourist attraction that lets visitors experience the diversity of cultures that make up this fascinating country. The word "bomas" was derived from "boma", a Swahili word for enclosed homestead.

At Bomas of Kenya, different aspects of Kenyan culture are displayed including lifestyles, crafts, music and dancing. Each enclosed homestead represents one of the major ethnic groups in the country.

Exciting traditional dance and acrobatic shows take place from 14:30 to 16:30 on weekdays and 15:30 to 17:15 on weekends and public holidays.

Bomas of Kenya is open Monday to Friday 14:30 to 16:00. Weekends & Public Holidays: 15:30 to 17:15 p.m. Charges for non resident adults is $20 and for children is $10.


15 km or a 40 min by private car on Uhuru Highway, then take Langata Rd onto Forest Edge Rd.

By public transport board bus no. 24 from Ambassadeur.

Masai Market 

One of the great experiences for Kenya's guests is a visit to the Masai Market.  

The open-air artisan markets in Nairobi are busy tourist attractions and perfect places to look for souvenirs of Kenya to take home. You can find a treasure trove of Kenyan souvenirs including curios, paintings, drawings, clothes, fabrics with East African prints, wood carvings hand-made by local artisans and lots of other creative items. Remember that it is common practice in Kenya to bargain over prices.

The market moves around the city on different days of the week from 9:00 to 17:00:

Wednesday: Capital Centre on Mombasa Road near the airport

Friday: Village Market in Gigiri

Sunday: Yaya Centre in Hurlingham

For more information on these open-air curio markets, please contact our Concierge, who will also be happy to arrange your transport. Entry is free of charge. 

Elephant Protection & Conservation in Kenya 

Angela Sheldrick, the daughter of David and Daphne Sheldrick, together with an exceptional team of animal caretakers, run the most successful orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation programmes in the world. The sanctuary is also one of the main attractions in Nairobi.
Whether you’re a first-time visitor to Nairobi or returning for another excursion, this is a truly gratifying and humbling experience which should be at the top of your list of things to do in Nairobi.

Witness first-hand how one family’s passion for Kenya and its wilderness has founded a pioneering conservation organisation for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa.

Opening Times :11:00 - 12:00

Ticket Prices: US $ 20 per person (adult), and US$5 per person aged 12 and under.

Directions: located in Nairobi National Park ( KWS Central Workshop Gate on Magadi Road), the sanctuary is a 50-minute drive from Villa Rosa Kempinski.

For public transport board bus no 125 on Haile Selassie Avenue.

Pre-booking requirements: Access is strictly by advance booking only. Guests are encouraged to reserve their slots early. Bookings may be made up to 3 months in advance of the intended visit.

The Giraffe Centre 

Home of the Endangered Rothschild Giraffe

This is a non-profit organisation that prides itself on offering free educational programmes to school children and the youth of Kenya on conservation and sustainability. In this rescue centre for giraffes, you will have the opportunity to experience the giraffe's majestic, yet graceful behaviours, as you get up-close and personal with them. They are renowned for their affectionate kissing and nuzzling, so pucker up!

Enjoy the nature trails of the Nairobi suburb of Langata, a close encounter with giraffes and contributing to conservation, all on the same day. Making it one of Nairobi's most popular sightseeing activities.

Your admission fee goes toward conservation projects throughout the country, from protecting dolphins and whales in the Indian Ocean, to saving Colobus monkeys.                                                 

You will locate the Giraffe Centre on Nyumbi Road, off Duma Road in Nairobi’s Langata suburb. It's 20Km or 40 min drive from Villa Rosa Kempinski. It can be reached by taxi or public transit. To arrive by matatu, or minibus, take matatu route number 24 at Ambassadeur, which stops near the Giraffe Centre.

Opening Times
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Nairobi National Park 

Visit Nairobi National Park, the world's nature capital

One of Nairobi’s most popular visitor attractions is Nairobi National Park, which provides visitors with the unique opportunity to venture out on a four-hour game drive and see wild animals living in their natural habitats.

The park features walking trails, hippo pools, acacia forests and the chance to see an amazing variety of birds, black rhinos, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffalos, giraffes, zebras and wildebeests on the park's southeast perimeter, which has an open border that allows the natural migration of the animals.

KWS Parks and Reserves are open every day of the week.

Nairobi Orphanage & Nairobi Safari Walk: 09:00 – 17:30.

Charges for non-residents: $43, child: $22.

Direction: 16.2 km or 30 minute drive via Mombasa Road from Villa Rosa Kempinski.

Public transport: bus No 24 from Ambassadeur.

Karura Forest 

With over 1,000 hectares of urban forest, Karura Forest is one of the most popular leisure spots for residents of Nairobi, and is home to over 200 species of birds and woodland creatures, a bamboo forest, a waterfall, marshland, Mau Mau caves and an old church.

This is the ideal place to picnic, exercise and explore away from the hustle and bustle of the city. There are birdwatching opportunities, a magical waterfall, squirrels, butterflies, dik-diks, and monkeys to see.

Explore the forest's many walking, running or biking trails.

Please note Karura Forest is a plastic-free zone. Food containers and non-reusable plastic bottles will not be allowed into the forest.

Bookings are required for picnics, and should be done by 18:00 the day before. 15 people maximum.

For picnic bookings email [email protected].

Directions: Karura Forest is located on Limuru Road, approximately 40 minutes’ drive from Villa Rosa Kempinski.

To get to Karura Forest by bus, Board a bus or matatu along Ronald Ngara Street. Take Matatu Route Number 100. Route operating hours are from 06:00 to 17:45.

Ticket Prices: Non resident Adult: Kshs 600, Child: Kshs 300.

 For more information on these experiences - please speak with our concierge:-

Telephone- +254 703 049 0000

e mail - [email protected]