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Tuliza Cottage is located approximately a 1-and-a-half-hour drive from Nairobi. The family-friendly cottage offers perfect serenity away from the daily city hustle and flurry. It is a cozy hideout that will make you forget every day worries. Many people often don’t realize the amount of noise they are subjected to in their daily lives until they get a break. Tuliza Cottage offers that break. An opportunity to experience the sound of silence and the art of doing nothing other than that of relaxing, mingling with nature, and appreciating the little things life has to offer. Tuliza has a rugged natural beauty with a mixture of modern and ancient touch. The living room area is comfy, casual, and personal. It has an open kitchen, a library, hammock among other interesting things. The sunsets at the lake are to die for, so magical. Can’t wait to get back.
Had the privilege to visit the place with a couple of friends and I have to say that it was beautiful. We enjoyed first from the drive to the lodge through the road which isn’t good but with a good driver and a good 4x4, you get there easily. The receptionist is exemplary, very friendly, polite, and very eloquent. The staff is very friendly and swift from the reception to the food and to host us in the rooms; all top-notch. The food was okay although I wish they had a weird variety of choices. The rooms are clean, there is a strong Wi-Fi connection and from the balcony, the view is breathtaking in the morning with a view of the sunrise and sunset in the evening. You can just chill with a beer watching the sunset over Lake Elementaita. It’s very picturesque and the fact that it sits high on a hill makes it a gem in the wild. There’s access to a pool, ample parking space, a bar, and also activities for kids and horse riding. Honestly, this is a nice place to relax from the hustle and bustle of the city.
It's hard to summarise our magnificent experience at El-Karama. We have experienced safari-goers, used to high-end lodges; El-Karama is up there with the very best. The lodge itself sits on the banks of a river and is large and open, with beautifully kept grounds, gorgeous rooms, a lovely pool, and at least three mess areas all built from local stone and reclaimed timber, with thatch roofing. The care was exceptional; Gabby and his team are something special. The food is outstanding; every care is taken to ensure you have a great experience. From surprise bush-breakfasts to overnight in the bush under the stars. This is a professional team that made our family trip feel like a honeymoon. The game is abundant in El-Karama and we had superb sightings. As it is all private you can drive off the track as much as you like- a great privilege. We will come back to this beautiful part of Kenya and stay in El K again, and recommend it without hesitation. Our sincere thanks to Gabby, Robbie, David, Michael, Lovey, Johnston, and all the other staff whose names I cannot remember but made us feel welcome and special!
Nice hotel situated outside Nakuru CBD that has been in business for more than 10 years. It’s simplistic and a quiet place to go to and do your business. It has a very nice and well-attended pool area with the provision of a towel in case you wanna take a dip in the water. Most of its areas have been recently upgraded including the rooms but one thing remains the same and good which is their service. Their services are amongst the best in Nakuru and that is something I want to give them credit for. Nice and quick waiters that tend to your every need, a chef that checks on your meal, and a receptionist that welcomes you that you feel like you’re embracing your parents. It’s family-friendly and also has kids’ activities so you can stop worrying about what will happen when you come with your kids as they are already sorted out. You can come and have conference meetings here and they offer food as well thus you have a smooth business and leave happy. There is a bar for those who would love to have a nice cold drink on a hot day. Nice place to go while in Nakuru.
It's located in the center of Nakuru Town, being part of an old family establishment, ubiquitous in that part of town. It has old-style interior decor. Despite a quite unattractive entrance, we were welcomed by knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful staff. The service was satisfactory, took the servers about 5 minutes to attend to us. The waiting time was about 15-20 minutes for our orders. The food was quite spicy and tasty at the same time, and I needed a cool drink, to down it, but hey! That's part of the appeal. To sum it up, if you're looking for a great taste of Indian food, this is the place. My first experience was pleasant. There were only 4 families inside dining, telling you it's very spacious. The food was fresh and good. I also ordered a chicken sandwich which has a nice portion of meat and French fries and vanilla shake in which they were all good. I sat a little to make room for dessert but they only had 1 kind of cake. I just wish they had brownies with ice cream or something. The atmosphere is quiet, very relaxed and they had the TV on. It’s a perfect place to eat in privacy The restaurant serves alcohol as well. You can get a cold beer with a good curry. We paid a return visit during our short stay in Nakuru and were equally delighted. I strongly recommend the quality and value of the food and the excellent customer service.
This hotel has opened for almost a year and the facilities are modern and new. The room was very clean. Its size is bigger than expected due to the price and it even has a rain shower! The deluxe room is strategically positioned with large windows overlooking Lake Nakuru National Park. Its cafe has a coffee-making machine so we could enjoy espresso and cappuccino. All the floors are equipped with a lift so you can rest assured that you don’t need much effort moving around. Their rooftop terrace gives a bird’s eye view of Nakuru town, Menengai Crater, and Aberdare forest. The staff was enthusiastic. Emma, the receptionist, was very hospitable. A waiter called David served us during breakfast time. He explained the menu patiently, was always polite, and attended to our needs closely. Have a different type of cuisines and apparently about to offer Western African cuisine. Their Indian dishes are a bit spicy but you can handle them. They have several halls and a boardroom if you want to host meetings and they are all well-furnished and beautiful. If you get a chance and you want to relax then I advise you to take full advantage of the massage chair and if you’re looking to work out easily then they have a body vibration machine available as well. Lovely place to be and I’d love to be back and hope y’all can experience it.
Lake Nakuru Lodge was stunning with unparalleled views of the lake, particularly breath-taking at dawn. Pre-safari breakfast watching the mist unfurl as the sun rose. Situated inside the park, the lodge has its waterhole so you can wild zebra, warthogs, buffalo, and beautiful birds while enjoying a sundowner at the poolside bar. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and even pointed out a lioness watching us from a rock! The lodge itself is a sprawling grand affair in dark wood and giraffe print, with spacious and very comfortable cabins situated in lush, bird-filled gardens. A restaurant with a spacious roofed terrace in front of the waterhole is often visited by game animals. Superb location: next to the best (full of birds) part of the Lake, to the main game-viewing areas, and also (400 m) to the Park gate and the good tarmac road (use Nderit Gate). The food was hearty with generous portions and the bar well-stocked. Some reviews mention rooms/bathrooms being dated, but this was not our experience at all, the rooms were clean and bright, well-furnished in a traditional style. We will return next time we are at Lake Nakuru.
Located off the Nakuru – Nairobi highway, the hotel is sited in a green lash land. It is an exceptional place in Nakuru where it’s cool and quiet where you can go to unwind from the busy schedule and hustle of the city life. I went there with my family and it was worthwhile knowing that this is one of those places you can go with family and have lots of fun without any limitations. Got there and from the large parking lot, you can just see a great view of the town and surrounding areas of the hotel. Had a really warm reception and led through to a table for ample for all of us. The waiter had such a nice warm smile and was so polite and quick to get our orders in and bring the food. I had rice and chicken and I can say I loved it. The service we got at our table was exceptional you couldn’t leave without leaving a tip. Top-notch. Outside the view is lovely with a nice breeze and I found a group of guys having so much fun in the pool. They have a small bar so if you’re a person that likes a drink as you relax then you are also sorted. You can also get the view of L. Nakuru. If you’d love to stay for the night, the rooms are clean and have comfortable beds. The entertainment is also of great quality for you to enjoy you’re staying. Loved the place.
If you want to experience good serenity and tranquillity, then this is the place to be. This is a gem in Gilgil. From the moment we arrived, we have brilliantly looked after. Meals were served overlooking the breath-taking views of hills and nature which were just heavenly. Our room had the same bewildering view and was very cozy, with lots of space, a huge bed, and an equally spacious bathroom. The ambiance on the balcony is so good you just feel yourself letting go of all the pent-up stress you had and you have such a nice time chilling with a drink in your hand. Carried some board games and had such a blast outside with a cool breeze. The food was alright, wasn’t as good as I expected but the feeling of being there overshadowed that. The road leading to the place was a bit rough but since we were in 4x4, this was a simple task for us. This place is so nice and you should come to unwind completely.
Just as the name suggests, it is a green garden. The place is quite nice, lush, serene, and very beautiful. If you’re a person that feels one with nature and green grounds, then this is the place for you. The place is quiet and serene for stress removal and relaxation from your busy days. It’s a place ample enough for both family and friends and also you on your own. Had such a lovely time catching up with some old friends of mine and couldn’t miss the opportunity to take a dip in the pool and I have to say it’s something that I completely needed without me knowing. Saw a lot of parents unable to get their children out of the pool cause of how good it felt. It also has a place for children to run and play so it’s quite friendly. We decided to stay over and the rooms are so clean, spacious, and cozy as well. The food was really good as well as the service with such a lovely and supportive staff. Also, it’s a nice place to go for a date with your loved one. Also, you can host events on the grounds thus this place just has everything that you need. Go and enjoy.
Just from the name, this place is grand. From the entrance to the parking, the place is massive. You can get here via personal means or also public transport since it’s not far from the town. The lobby is amazing and huge with some nice leather seats. From the rooftop, you have a pleasant view of the alluring Lake Nakuru, spectacular Menengai crater, and Ngata plains. They also have ultra-modern rooms with the suites offering a king-sized bed, safe, nice, and comfy seats, a clean bathroom, and a shower with a hairdryer as well. A luxury experience in a beautiful place. Grand Winston Hotel offers facilities that are flexible enough to suit any event. All event spaces have plenty of natural light, wireless connectivity, comfortable seating as well as audiovisual equipment. Moving to matters of the stomach, they offer continental cuisines. I had the T-Bone steak with ugali and my friends. Very sizeable potion for the price that you pay and it came with kachumbari on the side. They also have a rooftop bar that can also be used for events. Go to this hotel and experience luxury and affordable prices.
This is a relatively new hotel in Nakuru with very tasteful decor and good quality finishing. The best room must be 607 where I had a great view out across the town rooves to the lake and Mt Eburu in the distance. Comfortable bed. Very friendly and helpful staff. Room service means you can enjoy the view while you dine in peace. Oh and there's a very cool vertical parking area for your car. They have a nice pool on the rooftop hence you can take a dip as you enjoy the view of L. Nakuru at a distance. The restaurant downstairs was renovated as well and the ambiance is lovely although a bit noisy during the day due to busy roads. The food is good and I had very well cooked pork chops with pizza and I have to say they were excellent. Finger-licking good to be precise. They have a sports bar, a nightclub, and a poolside bar so if you appreciate drinking then this is a place for you. Of course, the restaurant downstairs is child-friendly so don’t be alarmed. Their service was really good especially Kogi who was the waiter and did excellently at delivering his services. A must-visit place in Nax Vegas.
Brooks Lodge has budget-priced accommodation as well as medium-priced deluxe accommodation. The excellent staff, lovely pool, and restful environment make it a very good place to stay for a few days. It is set in beautiful grounds with a lovely pool and coffee lounge and other facilities. If you want somewhere for the kids, they also provide safety and keep them occupied for those times when you aren’t out exploring the area. There is an adjacent grassy area with swing seats and a trampoline where they could also run around and burn off energy. The standard rooms are basic but clean and comfortable. An electric kettle would have been useful so that we could make drinks in the evening. A table or sideboard would also have been useful. But you probably get these things in the higher-priced rooms. The included breakfast was very good and in large portions. And the restaurant staff tried their best to accommodate the special requests. Indeed, all the staff members at the Resort were very pleasant and always helpful. All in all, Brooks Lodge is a good value destination for a few days’ relaxations. It is a fair distance from Lake Naivasha and Lake Elementaita so if you want to go to the lake regularly, you might prefer to find accommodation on the lakeside. Best features- tranquil environment and excellent staff.
A few years ago I visited this hotel for a quiet drink and was impressed by the level of service I received. When I planned to return to Nakuru Kenya this establishment was at forefront of my mind since it left such a positive imprint on my mind and I was not disappointed. When I checked in I spoke with the front desk guy Peter who was very hospitable and treated me like a special guest. The food was very good and reasonably priced and the service I got from Belinda was fantastic. I enjoyed using the on-site facilities. The Pool, massage service, sauna, and body therapy whilst my partner had a great time in the gym and nail bar. The most important part of my stay was how the staff made me feel. I’ve never in my life of traveling met so many charming and friendly people. From the front desk to the cleaners, bar staff, and the security. How they could tolerate my boring stories is beyond me. I want to give a particular shout out to Nancy (The Cleaner) Belinda (The waitress) Jeremiah (Security) Victor (Waiter) and last but certainly not least Eric the greatest bartender I’ve ever encountered. I now consider these people as friends and if you decide to come here I give you my guarantee that you won’t be disappointed. They have free Wi-Fi, room service, a designated smoking area, beautifully kept rooms, and wonderful service. What more could you want Having spent 2 nights at the establishment. Awesome service. So much to write home about our experience but just so you know authentic food, and ample secure parking space, gym, and spa. I'm going back.
Amazing place away from the busy town of Mombasa. Quite far out of town but that makes it so nice and quiet here. Our first visit to stay at Salama although we had eaten at Maridadi many times before. A great welcome from Christian and Monika. Our bungalow had an excellent outlook over the pool and the Indian Ocean. A small resort with a personal touch and our accommodation was perfect for our needs. It was the ideal spot to chill out lying by the pool, reading a book, and walking on the white sand beach. The food was excellent and the last evening's table barbeque made it very special. The staff was attentive and we wanted for nothing. Would recommend a stay here to everyone. You can enjoy good food with an exception of seafood thus try new things and there’s also a bar for drinks when it gets too hot for you in the area. If you’re coming with kids, then it has a play area for children to play and sweat it out and a pool that can accommodate everyone.
I was there last Thursday with two of my friends for a light meal. I must admit I loved the set-up of the restaurant and the fact that its outdoors extreme heat wouldn't bother anyone. The waiters were very friendly and when they said how many minutes it would take to make & have our food, she meant her word. We thought we try out their Margherita pizza. It was nice but judging by the fact that I have had better some other places, it wasn't the very best I've had. We tried the coconut tempura prawns and the Jalapeno burger. I found both to be tasty. The cocktails were pretty good as well. One thing that I noticed though that I had to get to the back of Warwick center on that same floor, into the toilets to wash my hands and be back to eat. It’s possible to imagine how many germs you pick on your way back. Don't get me wrong, their toilets are super clean. They have quite a lot of space in the restaurant, it would be nice if they had a sink nearby. That being said, I definitely will go back for something else in their menu and with the kind of service I got.
Lucky to be able to visit this place during the pandemic. It was an incredible experience! The staff were very welcoming and went out of their way to accommodate us, especially as we were a big group. They organized a superb bush dinner followed by a night safari for us. We had excellent drivers who ensured we got to see a great game, including elephants and 2 crocodile kills during the migration! For food, I’d speak of the evening BBQs with plenty of delicious meat and then heading over to the Zebra Bar & Lounge for a couple of drinks. Just spectacular. I was particularly impressed by how the camp has introduced several measures in light of COVID19 which made us all feel safe throughout the trip – for example, all staff wore masks and kept a safe distance, there were sinks to wash our hands before entering the lodge, all cars had hand sanitizer and our luggage was sanitized as soon as we got off the plane. I would go back to Mara Rianta without a doubt and recommend it as one of the best lodges in the Mara hands down!
Over the years, Whitesands has always been a favorite hotel of mine - although I have not stayed there in a few years. I returned for a visit a few weeks ago. The welcome, hospitality and a general sense of helpfulness were palatable. I was greeted at the gate (the first entrance) with a thorough COVID-19 protocol: my temperature was checked; my name and phone number recorded; my hands sanitized. At the entrance to the hotel, my bags were sanitized before being x-rayed. Through the hotel at strategic points, there are sanitizers. On walls, floors, pathways - everywhere there are reminders to keep social distancing. The seating in the restaurant has been arranged to embrace social distance. Before being seated, you are directed to a wash hand station. It is not negotiable. You are required to wear a mask and all employees throughout the hotel and on the grounds of the hotel are masked. Thanks to Covid-19 buffets have been scrapped. Meals are served from the kitchen to your table based on your selection from a set menu. On reflection, I felt very safe.
My long weekend at Serena Beach Resort in Mombasa was the perfect end to a three-week internship. The property itself is absolutely beautiful with plenty of options for food, activities, and relaxation. The room was lovely and large with a comfortable bed, separate shower and bath, and breezy balcony. The snorkeling both mornings was fantastic and easy to arrange (big thanks to Said on the boat!). Breakfast and dinner (included with half-board) were delicious and provided a nice variety. The pool was lovely and the swim-up bar was a bonus. I enjoyed Samuel at the Butterfly Pavilion who showed me the full life cycle of many species of butterflies the Serena takes an active role in conserving. Perhaps the most important part of my stay was the staff. Everyone had a smile and went above and beyond to make sure that I was comfortable, happy, and enjoying myself. My waiter both nights, Victor, was very attentive and nice to talk to. Eveline at the front desk was so helpful in getting me a late check out due to my late-night flight to Nairobi. As a solo traveler, safety and amenities are a priority for me. Serena was beyond comfortable and a relaxing haven in Mombasa.
I have stayed at The Boma Hotel in Nairobi for business from 7th June, leaving today. The room is great, well equipped, clean with minibar, tea-making space and materials, and all the useful kits as well as information. The staff is professional and friendly from the reception, concierge, restaurant and room service, etc. Great range of food variety from local to international cuisines. I had pasta, a cocktail, and ice cream for dessert and it was splendid. The ambiance in the restaurant and rooms is just perfect. The whole sight of the hotel is lovely especially the architectural design. I loved the band on Sunday. The location of the hotel is a bit far from "town" but you can call Uber and pay around kes500 to get to town. The hotel has airport pick up and drop off for an additional cost of kes2500 one way. Next time I hope to be able to visit the gym, pool, and spa. Thank you The Boma Hotel, I enjoyed my stay and will come back in the future.
Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital (KUTRRH) is a leading National Referral Hospital. The hospital offers Oncology, Trauma & Orthopedics, Renal, and more. It's located along Northern Bypass Rd. near Kahawa West. This government hospital is fully equipped to serve. They have all the imaging facilities you can think of. Their staff members are professional and are always willing to help. The doctors and nurses here offer such great service. The service, though a bit slow isn't as slow as it is in other public hospitals. The place is pretty big so it's easy to get lost but there are signboards on every corner. They also observe covid 19 prevention measures to the latter. They have a small restaurant in the hospital that offers food and snacks for a small price. I'd recommend coming early enough to avoid long queues.
The Nairobi hospital is located on Argwings Kodhek Road, Nairobi. This hospital is known for its world-class healthcare. They provide premium services. They offer so many services including a cancer center. They have highly qualified professionals, their doctors are just the best and the nurses are quite nice. Their emergency department is top-notch as they are very quick to attend to you. Their wards are very clean and spacious especially if you get the private ones. They take quite a number of insurances so be sure to carry your card because paying cash will be quite costly. Their outpatient services are a bit slow and you'll require to spend almost the whole day there. That's the bad part. They have a large parking space but a small fee. They also have a few restaurants on the premises including a java.
Mater Misericordiae Hospital is located in South B. I visited this hospital early this year when taking a member of my family. The hospital is very clean and the areas surrounding green. We noticed they observe Covid-19 protocols to the latter. The nurses are friendly and willing to help when needed. Although we spent quite some time here, we were glad we waited because the doctors are amazing. They are very qualified. They also have a specialist to attend to you. The wards are super clean. The hospital is well equipped with many theaters. They are popularly known for their pediatric cardiac surgeries. Patients who cannot afford to pay for the surgeries are sponsored. The hold runs annually to fund this charity called Matter heart run. The whole experience was great with them. Would recommend this hospital to anyone looking for quality health care.
Gertrude's Children's Hospital located in Muthaiga is the top children's hospital in the country. I took my niece here a few years back and was very impressed by their services. The hospital is very child-friendly, with more than one playground. It has so many beautiful paintings on the walls too. Very green and many open spaces. The staff here are very dedicated and attended to us well. The doctor was well qualified and made sure all our concerns were met. I loved the professionalism shown by members of their staff. The hospital provides many services, including surgical care, cancer care, and preventive care. Gertrude's provides health care to children, teens up to the age of twenty-one. They also have enough parking spaces on the premises and a place to get a snack while you wait. Would recommend taking your children here.
Karen Hospital has many branches all over Kenya, the main one being in Karen, Nairobi. My experience with Karen hospital has been good but not entirely. The number of times we've gone here, we had to wait in line for hours to get checked. The nurses are friendly and the doctors are very qualified. The doctors offer quick diagnoses. The hospital is fully equipped with an ICU, HDU, and a good enough emergency room. The wards are very clean and the nurses at the wards are friendlier than the ones at the casualty. For their other branches around Kenya, the waiting time is a lot less. So I'd recommend you go there. There is a lot of parking space and garden areas to sit in while you wait to visit your friends and family who have been admitted. Lovely cafe with nice food too.
Nairobi Women's Hospital is located in Hurlingham along Argwings Kodhek Rd, Nairobi. This hospital is located some 20 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab costs about kes 250. To be honest, I don't have the best experience at this hospital. The customer service here is not the best. The nurses are so rude, unfriendly, and do not help. You need to constantly push to get the services you came for. You'll wait for hours to see the doctor and even more to get your lab results. Their wards are not clean. They have also had issues with being accused of billing people who use insurance extra. They have also been accused of admitting patients who aren't as sick to gain more funds. This is not the hospital to go to or take your loved ones. I do not recommend this to anyone.
MP Shah is a private hospital located on Shivaji Road, Nairobi. This is in Parklands area some 15 minutes from CBD and a cab costs about kes 250. They have branches at the Village Market Medical Clinic, the Dinshaw Byramjee Dispensary, and Dental Unit located in Nairobi downtown, at Ronald Ngala Street. They offer a range of departments and services. This hospital is fully equipped to perform complex surgeries. I came here for outpatient services and went straight to the specialist clinics to see the doctor I requested. The waiting time was not so long because they gave me a specific time to come. I loved their staff, they were very friendly and guided you every step of the way. The doctor was amazing. The nursing staff was also very attentive. I got exactly what I needed. Appreciated the whole experience here.
Coptic Hospital is a hospital that is part of the Coptic Orthodox Church. It's located along Ngong Road some 20 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab costs about kes 300. I've been here a few times and it doesn't disappoint. Their services are great. The only problem is that getting past the reception takes so much time. Even admission takes along. But once you reach your room, it will be worth it. The VIP rooms are very clean, spacious enough for your visitors to be comfortable. The nurses there are also very friendly, attentive, and take extremely good care of you. I particularly liked the way they introduced themselves before starting each shift. You get the best treatment here. They also respond well to emergency cases in the ER. Maybe they could try to speed up the admission and discharge process. Otherwise, good hospital to visit. Would recommend.
Kenyatta National hospital is the oldest hospital in Kenya. It is a public, tertiary, referral hospital for the Ministry of Health. It is also the teaching hospital of the University of Nairobi College of Health Sciences. The hospital is located in Upper Hill just near Kenya Medical Training College. I went here to visit a patient. Getting a parking spot was hard as the place was full. The queues to get in were also extremely long due to the number of people coming to visit their friends and family. I'd suggest coming earlier than the visiting hours. They follow the covid protocols well. The patient was in the private wing. It was okay, offered good health care. He complained that the nurses were hard to call if you needed them but commended that doctors here are well qualified and treat you well.
I have been to several lounges along Thika road but not velar. A couple of weeks back, my friend decided to have his birthday at the place. To be honest, I didn’t know what to expect considering it’s a place I’ve never been. We got there at around 5 pm. You can’t tell how it looks from the highway even though it is right next to it. Getting in, I was impressed. Beyond impressed. It has an outside lounging area and also an inside one. The outside part has a beautiful lawn. The feel is rustic with wooden everything. They also have a VIP area for the outside lounge and an upstairs VIP area for the inside lounge. The drinks are very affordable but the part I enjoyed most was their nyama choma. It like nothing I’ve tasted before. It was an amazing experience.
Arguably one of the most popular lounges in Mombasa. Its reputation is well deserved considering the amount of fun you’ll have at any time you visit. I have gone there twice and the vibe is top-notch. It seats on the third floor which gives you a great view of the town. It’s also spacious allowing for all the room you need to dance the night away. It is also very popular with tourists. I especially liked the service. They are quick to take your order and get it to your table, regardless of how packed the place is. Their music selection is really good too. They’ll have you on your feet almost the entire time you are there. The drinks are averagely priced and the food is tasty. It’s a great place to pop in with your friends and see the night off.
Have you ever tried out a place just because it on the route you are using? I did that with this place and it was a great decision. I was driving to Malindi with a couple of friends and we decided to stop by Danka to get lunch and some beer. I hadn’t had about the place so I didn’t know what to expect. It’s adjacent to the road so not so difficult to find. The setup’s kind of basic. One thing I noticed is the number of people there at that time. It seems to have a lot of customers. Plus most of them looked a bit older. I ordered chicken biryani and a can of Heineken. Their prices are average but the food isn’t. The chicken biryani was out of this world. Their service is also great. Recommend if you pass through Mtwapa.
The most popular club in Nyali. If you’ve been to Nyali and not gone to Hypnotica, you haven’t enjoyed Nyali. Its location allows for quick pop-ins from Airbnb or hotels within Mombasa. A cab is usually not more than kes 300 from most of the Airbnbs. All the times I’ve been in Nyali, I always make sure that one of my nights is set aside for Hypnotica. You can see the party from a distance as you approach nyali center. From the music to the service, it guarantees the best night out in Nyali. I was particularly surprised by the pricing on the drinks and the offers available. Best offers I’ve seen in all the clubs I’ve been to. Pocket-friendly and still amazing environment, that’s music to my ears. If you are in Nyali, make sure you check out this spot.
I don’t know much about cocktails but my girl assures me that Havana has the best cocktails in town. It’s located along Mpaka rd some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab costs about kes 250. There are plenty of clubs within that vicinity. Regardless, Havana stands out because its clientele knows what to expect every time they pop by. I have been there once with my partner. They have ample parking and the establishment is specious. They also have offers on happy hours. I liked the music they played throughout the time we were there. One thing I did not expect was to get that drunk on cocktails. Their prices a fair ranging from Kes600 to kes 1000. I had three glasses of Long Island and I don’t remember the rest of the night after that. It’s an amazing place. 10/10 would recommend.
The best club I’ve been to in Mombasa. I was in Nyali on vacation and a friend of mine suggested that we try out moonshine. When we got there I was a bit confused. You get there and you enter a hotel, the Reef hotel. The place is beautiful and the parking is huge. To get to the club, you pass through the hotel entrance, walk to the end of the corridor, take the stairs down to the club entrance. I must admit, I like how it is hidden. If you get lost, the security guys will show you the way. They are quite friendly. The club is right next to the beach. If you come early enough, you can catch the sunset. The vibe is amazing. The music, the service, the ambiance, and the price of drinks and food make for a spectacular experience. 10/10 would recommend.
I had gone to Panari sky center for ice scaring with a friend. After a few hours of skating, I got hungry and I happen to ask one of the attendants for suggestions on the best place to eat. Pampas churrascaria was the number 1 suggestion. So we got there and the place looks very laid back. It gives you some coastal vibes but I later learned that the theme was Brazilian. It’s very spacious and the scent of steak surrounds the entire space. We took our seats and instantly there was a waitress ready with the menu. I can attest that Brazilian steak is one of the best I’ve had. It’s perfect really. Juicy and tender and spicy. I was full by the time I was halfway done but I had to stuff myself some more. 10/10 recommend this place.
This is one of the oldest clubs in Mombasa. The locals love the place. It is also quite popular with tourists and foreigners. I got the chance to visit Florida nights some time back. The first thing I noticed was its beautiful architecture. All white on the outside. Only when we got inside is when I noticed just how packed the place was. The music was blasting from all corners. There was this guy who told me that there are 3 different parties at this place. One in the club, the other at the pool, and another one at the beach. What a place! They also have a casino for those who love gambling. I had to try out all those spots. It was a crazy night. They also have fair prices on food and drinks. It’s a must-go if you’re in Mombasa.
There is no place in Nairobi that offers tasty fast food at the prices that Joe’s wings Atalanta. The prices will surprise you if it’s your first time. The story behind its birth is interesting. The owner was a foreigner looking for wings in east Africa. He didn’t get what he wanted so he started the restaurant. There are several spots in Nairobi but the one I frequent is in TRM. Mainly because it's walking distance from my place. You know those days you’re having a hectic day and you only have like 10 minutes to eat, I always choose Joe’s Atalanta wings. The combo I go for is the 5 wingettes, 5 boneless wings, fries, and soda that goes for kes 500. The food is a lot. The wings are scrumptious. When you get the chance, you should try them out.
The flame grill is a household name for fast food lovers in Nairobi. It’s not as huge as KFC but you are guaranteed tasty chicken. If you are a fan, you’ll never mistake the green and red signature color wherever you go. I frequent their spot in Westlands since it’s the closest to where I stay. On those days I don’t feel like cooking or when I’m from a night out, I either go to their joint or I call for delivery. Their delivery service is fast and the costs are minimal as compared to other delivery services. The combo I like is the half-grilled chicken with two fries and a large soda. It goes for kes 1500 and the meal is more than enough for two people. Plus the delivery charges are almost neglegable. Worth every penny if you ask me.
Diamond Plaza is a popular location for a lot of people in parkland. It has hundreds of shops for almost anything. It is located in parklands some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 200. I used to frequent the plaza in my second year of campus because of two things. One, I had guitar classes there. I don’t recall the name but my tutor was amazing. I made a lot of progress in one month, it’s baffling. This is the go-to place for music classes. The other reason is the shawarma and at times mishikaki from shawarma corner. It’s the best I have had in Nairobi. The right balance of spices makes the flavor in every bite heavenly and it goes for kes 200 per piece. You should visit diamond plaza and discover those hidden gems.
This joint is commonplace for most people in Nairobi. Their prices are slightly higher as compared to chicken inn and KFC but their meals are equally good. Ananas Mall is the second main mall in Thika town. It’s not huge but it serves the purpose. There was a time I was in Thika for work and at lunch time I wasn’t sure where to eat since the town I fairly new to me. Luckily google came through in directing me to one of my favorite fast-food joints. Their spot in ananas mall doesn’t look the same compared to their other location but I found it very clean and the service was great. There weren’t that many people so my order came in no time. I like galiots because of their choice of sauce. There’s so much variety. A reliable place for fast food.
Maya offers one of the most affordable camping experiences. They have a sort of modern camping experience where you choose whether you will spend the night in one of their 20 rooms or hire a tent and sleep under the stars. Your pick. It’s is located someone and half hours from Nairobi CBD. It’s more appropriate to use private means to and from. I’ve been there once with a couple of friends. The experience is still fresh in my mind. The costs included kes 4000 per person for camping and its full board. We got there at around 3 pm and some of the staff helped us to settle in. It’s such a beautiful place. The rest of the afternoon some went for walk to sagana falls while some choose swimming. We had a buffet dinner and a bonfire after. I remember the joy that particular. Plus they sell alcoholic drinks in the gardens. The next day we went for ziplining at a fee of kes 800 only and that’s just one of the activities. They have quite a number depending on preference and the size of the group. Such an amazing place to spend the weekend.
This camping experience offers the most rewarding one-with-nature experience I’ve had so far. The campsite is located in Nanyuki some 4 hours from Nairobi CBD. To enjoy the whole trip, you’ll need a private vehicle to take you to and fro. I had a trip planned with my partner to celebrate our anniversary. I had seen the photos and heard some tales but being on the ground is something else. The cost for one night per person sharing is around $530. We went on a Saturday for just one night. We got there at around 2 pm. The gateman directed us to the reception and finally the accommodation. It was during the low season so we were only two couples at the site. The accommodation is next to a river, you can imagine the sleep with the sound of a river in the background. They serve three meals, all buffet at a common room. We had a beautiful bonfire under the night sky. There are plenty of activities but we settled on seeing the endangered species which cost about $75 for adults. I think that the best anniversary yet. I’d recommend this campsite for anyone wanting to go camping.
A magnificent national treasure at the heart of Nairobi. It one of those places you can go on one day to reconnect with nature. It offers a peaceful environment in comparison to the hustle of the city. It is located some 10 minutes from Nairobi CBD. A cab costs about kes 200. I have been there twice and both times, I end up feeling peace and clarity. There is no entrance fee so why not visit? During the weekends you will find people having picnics and other just taking strolls. There a bandstand where there have been several diplomatic receptions. It also doubles up as a perfect spot for a photoshoot. If you’re lucky, you can find any sort of outdoor performance taking place. There are also several monkeys. If you can, carry some snacks and you’ll experience the joy of feeding them. This is one of the top places to unwind in Nairobi.
This is the second largest brewery company in Kenya after EABL. They give that giant of a company a run for their money. We all know a healthy competition ultimately benefits the final consumer. Keroche have their plant in Naivasha which is some 2 hours from Nairobi CBD. Some of the qualities I like about this company include; their resilience to square it out with a giant of a once monopoly and the many imports. They are also led by a woman. She is a great inspiration to the girls with big dreams. I like their summit lager which is a tasty beer guaranteed to bring out the best of vibes from its consumers. What I think they can improve on is their range of products. As of this moment, it’s limited and can’t cater for the varying preferences in the market. All in all, I can’t wait to see how the next 20 years pan out for them.
Undoubtedly the best and biggest telecommunication company in east Africa. They are deeply rooted in Kenya’s fiber so much so that almost the entire population of mobile phone users are subscribed to its services. Some of the things I enjoy while using Safaricom network include; their wide coverage in the country. You will always have network and internet as long as you’re using Safaricom. They also have the best home internet option. Reliable and fairly priced. They also respond to internet outages within 24hrs which is always a life saver. Their customer service is also the most reliable. M-PESA is also fantastic. This service makes Kenya one of the leading countries using mobile money in the world. What I don’t like are the high costs of phone calls which are downright ridiculous. Also, they charge relatively high transactions when using M-PESA. Still, they are the “better option”.
This place bring Italy right to your doorstep. Italians are famous for their pasta and pizza and that is what this restaurant delivers alongside great service. I have been there once for date night with my partner and it’s one of those memorable dates. It is located in kilimani some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD. A cab costs about kes 250. We got there at around 7pm and immediately you feel the cool ambience and a lot of tasty scents. The decor is laid back. Nothing fancy but it feels like you’ve transported to another place and time. One of the waiter was quick to uproach us and asked where we’d like to sit. We choose the terrace and to me, it more beautiful than indoors. They have tables for twos and fours with a candle on the middle. Very intimate set up. I can remember all the laughs over pasta and wine till late in the night. I’d definitely recommend this restaurant.
It’s one of the highly-rated hotels in Nairobi. It’s is located along Mombasa rd some 30 minutes from Nairobi CBD. A cab costs about kes 700. If you plan on dining there, you know you will break the bank. Is it worth it? To some extent yes. I took my partner there for a date and it was a good bad experience. First, you need to make a reservation beforehand in some cases. Then, considering the traffic on Mombasa rd, it is advisable to make an hour or two allowances to the reservation time. We got there an hour before sunset(always chasing the sunset). The reception was good. The doorman showed us to the restaurant. We decided to sit at the terrace which is stunning by the way. It took some time to be served and even longer to get the food. We decided to have cocktails and watch the sunset. That was the highlight of the experience. It’s a beautiful place but they can improve in some sectors.
One of the top top hotels in east Africa. It’s one of those places you need to visit whenever you get the chance. It is located in Karen at the foot of Ngong hills some 25 kilometers from Nairobi CBD. A cab costs about kes 800. I was there sometime back with my folks in celebration of their anniversary. This man(my dad) sure knows how to treat his lady. The hotel is an architectural genius. Its beautify is second to none. The interior decor oozes class from the moment you walk past the entrance. At that time there were several foreigners so you can tell this is a favorite for them. We were directed to the restaurant by the most pleasant doorman. The restaurant is stunning with options to sit inside or outside near the pool. I’m glad we decided to seat at the terrace because the view we got at sunset was heavenly. If you can, make a point of visiting this hotel.
One of my favorite Chinese restaurants to be honest. It is located on rhapta rd Westlands some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD. A cab costs about kes 250. I have been there severally and their soups. Whatever flavor you choose, I assure you, it’s freaking delicious. Their decor is not all that. Casual everything but good Chinese decorations. They have a veranda which is great on a hot day. I’ve observed when it comes to places with poor decor; what they lack in decor they overcompensate in the taste of their dishes. This place is no different. Also, their prices are the best in the market and the staff is always cheerful. The service is fast and the staff is always smiling and polite. If you want to experience the chopsticks experience, this is the place. I’d recommend them any day of the week.
This is a one-of-a-kind restaurant. It oozes class from its name to its decor. It is on the 20th floor of the one Africa place building so you can imagine the view while dining. It’s some 10 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 200. I was there for lunch with my cousin. Before that, she gave me a heads-up on the dress code. To be honest, it was kind of a turn of. Why can’t you wear what you want as long as you pay the bill? Anyway, let’s say they have their target clientele. The decor is spectacular. It feels rich in culture and class. The views of Nairobi and Westlands are to die for unless you aren’t a fan of heights. We had the ceviche platter(trying to sample everything) which goes for kes 4000. For me, their food is an acquired tasted. What I enjoyed was the Tokyo drift drink which packs quite a punch. I’d recommend it if you are willing to try something new.
This joint is quite popular in Nairobi. I had heard a lot of buzz about it and only recently visited the restaurant with my partner. It is located in kenrail towers in Westlands some 15 minutes from Nairobi. A cab costs about kes 200. I had heard about their happy hour from 5:30 pm so you know what time I got there. The decor is somewhat rustic but not among the best I’ve seen. What I did like was their lighting. Very unique and warm. They also have a crazy view of Westlands, which is a plus. The service is also fast. I had a tortilla and some tacos. To be honest, I didn’t like it much. On the upside, it was happy hour. We got three cocktails for the price of one. We were buzzed by the time we were leaving the joint. The ambiance is on point but they can improve on the food.
A unique restaurant offering a mixture of Chinese and Indian food. With such a unique fusion you know I had to try it out. It is located TRV office building in parklands which is some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD. A cab costs about kes 250. Some time back I made my visit accompanied by my partner. In all honesty, I didn’t know what to expect. The interior decor is chill. Somewhat classy but still cozy. I liked the huge glass windows on one side of the restaurant giving a beautiful view of Westlands. Their seat arrangements are also inclusive having seats of 2,4 even 8. This makes it’s a great option for dates, family lunches, or birthday dinners. The waiter who got us the menu was kind enough to explain the different dishes. I settled on the chicken laziji with oyster sauce on the side. It was crazy good. I’d recommend this spot.
One of the top lounges along Ngong road. It is located some 20 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 300. It’s fairly new so when I heard about it, I knew I had to visit. I went during one of their karaoke nights with a couple of my friends. The space is pretty dope. The interior decor is rustic with huge comfy couches. I was more drawn to the exterior sitting area which has a manicured lawn and the walls are also green with artificial grass from the ground up. We got a few seats but I’m sure if we were a few minutes later than we arrived, we’d be in trouble. I got info that you can reserve a table by paying kes 2000 which is redeemable with drinks. It was a wild night, to say the least. I even participated in karaoke. The crowd is very lively. If you are a party lover, this is a great place to sample.
Sarabi is a wonderful bar on the rooftop of the Sankara hotel. The class and comfort associated with Sankara are echoed in their bar. It’s is located in Westlands some 20 minutes from Nairobi CBD. A cab costs about kes 250. I was there for some drinks with a friend and that place leaves an impression. The bar is next to the pool and has a spectacular view of Westlands. There are tables for four which are low then there are tables for two with the high chairs. Pick your preference. That time there was a buffet and a live band playing which add to the great vibes that Sarabi offers. I had three beers while enjoying the live music. Their prices a bit high, so keep that in mind when visiting. It makes a great spot for meetings and dates. A must-visit.
One of the most serene restaurants/clubs in Nairobi. It is located along Ngong road some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD. A cab costs about kes 300. I was there some time back for late lunch with my partner. The space is amazing. The outside sitting area has well-manicured lawns and the air is fresh as compared to the busy city. That’s where we decided to sit and a waiter was on us before we even took our seats. Talk about fast service. I had fried rice with chicken biryani. It’s not the best I’ve had but decent. What we didn’t expect is how the place transforms at night. The party is too lit at jiweke. It gets packed at night so it’s better to come early. Even after finishing one bottle, I didn't feel like leaving. One of the best places to party in Nairobi.
This spot has become very popular over the lockdown period mostly because of their Sunday brunch. It is located in the mirage building which is in Westlands some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD. A cab costs about kes 250. The times I have been there are during their Sunday brunch. On that day, they have the most lit party in town which starts from noon till late. If you plan on attending, make sure you dress to kill because that is what everyone else will. I like the interior decor of the club/restaurant. They have all these couches in the middle for group sitting. There are also tables for twos and fours both inside the joint and also on the balcony. The music is always on point owing to the amazing Dj lineup. One thing to bear in mind is their prices both for food and drinks. There is also a master mixologist so you know the cocktails are some of the best. If you get some time off on Sundays, try and stop by.
If you love daylight parties then this is the best place to party especially on Sundays. It is located within garden estate which is along Thika superhighway some 30 minutes from Nairobi CBD. A cab costs about kes 700 but there’s the option of public transport which is cheaper. The location is amazing. They have well-manicured lawns and trimmed gardens. There is also ample parking space. Besides the partying, they also hire the grounds out for ceremonies. I have been there a couple of times mainly on Sundays. On that day, they have an event that runs from 12 pm till 9 pm. They have a Dj and sometimes guest DJs to keep the partying going till the sun goes down. There’s a package where you and your friends can pay kes 2500 to get your tent where you get a table and a couple of seats. Their drinks are also fairly priced so no breaking the bank to have fun. The place to be on Sunday.
One thing about art cafe is that they always get the decor on point regardless of the different locations. I have also made a point of visiting all their locations at least once to take in the beauty of their layouts. I don’t know how they do it, but they do. This particular one has the most amazing lighting. It’s not that huge but the setup allows for privacy whether on dates or some laptop time. The art on the walls captures your attention from the moment you step in. The things I always get when I go to art cafe are a cup of latte and a slice of white chocolate fudge cake. They have perfected their fudge cake, I promise you that. The staff on the other hand are at times welcoming while at other times difficult to deal with. If you are ever in the area, pop in and try it.
I have never been to such an aesthetically pleasing cafe before. Before tasting the food, the layout of the cafe attracts you and you feel this amazing vibe that is one of a kind. It is located in Westlands some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab costs about kes 250. I went there to meet up with a friend and I can still remember how amazed I was at the decor. The way they blend their theme color yellow into everything is baffling. It has a rustic feel with mirrors and glasses hanging from the roof and lots of plants. I have to give props to the one who designed that place. That aside, the staff were jovial and eager to serve us. They even recommended some of their specialties. I kept admiring different areas of the cafe throughout the time I was there. A must-visit.
This joint has a niche in that they mix sweet and savory. I didn’t know that was possible so I had to go sample. They are based in the hub Karen. That’s some 40 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 700. You can also use much cheaper public transport. Another amazing thing about this joint is its delivery services. Place an order and they’ll get it to you anywhere within Nairobi. Talk about convenience. I was there some time back. Their place is not as spacious making it likely to miss space at times. The interior is chill. Although the art pieces on the way are a nice touch. I had the chicken barbecue savory waffle which is amazing. I don’t know how they do it but the tastes blend. Their prices are also fair. You should try it out.
This joint has one of the most aesthetically pleasing social media pages. Take some time and visit their IG pages and you’ll see what I’m talking about. I think their page is the reason I knew I had to try out their cakes. They are located in Westgate mall which is some 20 minutes from Nairobi CBD. A cab costs about kes 400 from the CBD. I haven’t yet gotten a chance to visit their spot but I have eaten their raspberry cheesecake and a bunch of their cupcakes. I had a friend get it for me. The first bite is heavenly. I haven’t had cheesecake that good from any other place. I ate the entire cake in one sitting and I still hadn’t had enough. The flavors, the softness, the way it’s still moist. You have to try. 10/10 worth it.
Just by the name, you can tell that this restaurant offers the best French bakery experience. It’s one of a kind in Kenya and they back their talk with the taste of their pastries. I was there with my partner, looking to sample their croissants. The design of the space is amazing. From the lighting which gives it such a warm feeling, to the artsy pieces that create a contrast to the decor. Everything is where should be. Past the entrance, they have a display of so many snacks. It looks amazing. You get the urge to sample everything. The service is fast and the staff is cheerful. It makes the experience that much better. We had the croissants and I have to say, it’s the best I’ve had. My partner is more of a savory person but after this place, she just might switch.
If you’re a fan of theatre, then this spot in Nairobi is a must-visit. If you’re in Nairobi CBD, the building is within walking distance from Odeon. There is always something running throughout the weekend making it a perfect place you spend either by yourself, with your partner, or with family. I was there a while back to watch the performance of Sarafina. We had to buy the tickets in advance plus they ended up being sold out before the showing day. We got there early, with my brother, because we knew the place would be packed. The whole space is amazing. The lawn is beautiful and the architecture of the building is amazing. I hadn’t been a touch on an event before but after that one, I promise you that it won’t be the last. I would recommend visiting this place.
A cozy art gallery is located in Karen. I like its name a lot. It’s located 20km from Nairobi CBD and a cab costs kes700. This is a perfect spot for artists to get inspiration. More to it, it’s an amazing location to go for dates either alone or with a partner. I have been there once with my partner. We went during a weekday and we were practically alone in the gallery except for the staff. It made the experience amazing. They have a beautiful lawn full of trees. I think it’s possible to have a picnic there even though I didn’t ask. Then the art display is captivating. So many pieces, so many different artists. The staff tells me that you can purchase pieces or even rent them. Hands down the best experience I’ve had in an art gallery.
Have you ever had an experience that you never thought you needed but blew your mind? That was my experience at Kitengela Hot Glass by Anselm. I had heard about it but I didn’t pay much mind to it until recently when a friend suggested we visit. It’s a 50-minute drive from Nairobi CBD. You can take a cab that’ll cost you kes 700 or you can use cheaper public transport. The place is mind-blowing, to be honest. The architecture is one of a kind plus it’s on top of a hill giving the best view of Kitengela. There are also glass decorations all over the place. The hanging bridge with decorations is scary and amazing at the same time. Some mind-blowing pieces if I’m being honest. Seeing the artisans at work is also amazing. I think I’ll revisit to experience again. 10/10 would recommend.
Another hub for that arts and artifact of Kenya. It is located along Kenyatta Avenue in Nairobi which is a walking distance from Nairobi CBD. The architecture of the building is beautiful. Unique to the point that few buildings compare to their magnificence. It’s a perfect spot for quiet dates or family outings because of its consuming ambiance while remaining cozy. I have been there a couple of times and each time I am more in awe than the previous. The entrance fee is kes 50. With such a low fee, it makes you want to go there over and over again. It has six rooms with different pieces and the staff are always press at and pleasant when explaining the origin and stories associated with the pieces. The lighting also makes the ambiance that much better. It’s an amazing experience. 10/10 would recommend.
Right in the middle of Nairobi CBD is a historical museum that stands tall and offers an in-depth indulgence in Kenyan history and arts. The entrance fee is kes 50. Imagine such a price for a priceless experience! Man, I love Nairobi. I have been there a couple of times with my partner. It’s perfect for dates or family time. What’s wonderful is that it’s never packed. Plus the lighting gives off this mysterious vibe. You have all the time you need to go through all the pieces. Another great thing is the staff that tells you all the crazy stories concerning whichever piece grabs your attention. They have a ground floor and a first floor all full of beautiful pieces. There is also a lounge area where you can bring your food and enjoy the ambiance while eating. 10/10 recommend.
There is nowhere in Kenya that showcases the different arts and culture of Kenya like the Bomas of Kenya. It’s located some 50 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab costs approximately kes 700. If you have a free Saturday and you want to see Kenyan arts and even some cultural performances, this is the place to go. They charge kes 200 for entrance which is fair considering the experience you’ll receive. I have been there a couple of times but the most memorable time was during the Kenya high school music festival. Olga has gone over 100 schools battling it out in songs and dance for the number one school in Kenya! You have to taste almost all the auditoriums where different shows are being performed. They also have a beautiful restaurant even though I think the food is overpriced. It is such a whole sum experience. 10/10 would recommend.
This is an amazing spot in Westgate shopping mall. It’s also recently opened making it a great place to experience something new. Westgate is about 30 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab costs kes 300. I was at The Grill Shack recently with my partner. I didn’t know what to expect but it was a wonderful surprise. The place is so well designed. It has an urban feel. So much light and the decor is rustic. It’s one of those places you want to go on dates over and over again. What I was eager for were their pork ribs which I’ve heard a lot of praises about. The cost kes 1400 and I had that with a beer. To be honest, it wasn’t the best I’ve had but I have to hand it to them for the great service and the food presentation. A must-visit.
What place do you think about when you hear all you can eat meat? I immediately think of spur. They have all an offer on Thursday for all-you-can-eat ribs for kes1500 per person. This particular joint is located along Mombasa road some 20 minutes from Nairobi CBD. I’ve been there a couple of times and one thing I’ve noticed is the consistency in their pork ribs. They are so good. During the all-you-can-eat days, they give you a green board and a red board. Then you get a platter with a couple of ribs. When you get done with the platter and still want more, you raise the green cards. The staff is quick and you’ll get your share in no time. When you get your full, you raise the read board and they take away your platter. Amazing experience. 10/10 would recommend.
The name of this magnificent place comes from an African cattle breed called Ankole watusi. From the name, you can tell that these guys are serious about their meat. The joint is located along galana road in center plaza which is a 30-minute drive from Nairobi CBD. Before getting to their food, let me just say how amazing the decor is. Simple and laid back but still has an intimate feel. The chairs are comfortable on the few tables that are there plus the booths come in handy when you want to have an intimate meal. The food ranges from kes500 to kes 6000 which is affordable considering the rich flavors that they offer. They also serve their food on these wooden artistic platters that look amazing. The service is amazing and the stall is always smiling. I love everything about this place. 10/10 would recommend.
One of the most intimate restaurants I have been to in Nairobi. It is located in the village market which one of the most popular malls in Kenya. The decor is very elegant. The lighting is spectacular. The seats are comfortable and the spacing allows for privacy. They took their time with this restaurant. I went there with my partner a while back. I couldn’t believe that I hadn’t been here before. How could I have missed this place! They got us a seat on the balcony which is so well lit. The service was a bit slow, maybe because it was a busy night but we finally got our food. I got steak while she got lamb chops. I have had fewer tastier stakes than the one I had at Seven Grill. It’s a wholesome experience. 10/10 would recommend.
The epitome of a luxury steakhouse in Africa. This spot has numerous awards and you get to experience why that is from the minute you arrive at the premises. The design of the whole place is very modern. From the entrances to the seat designs, it looks posh and magnificent. You get greetings from the very jovial doorman, the staff show you where to seat. You can choose the outdoor lounge or inside. There is also the option of private rooms for those looking to host private birthday parties. Their menu offers the most assorted of dishes from steaks to seafood. It’s pricey. Most of the things there are very pricy but you get value for the money. Now for their medium rare stake, there is nothing quite like it. It’s so good that I couldn’t believe it. 10/10 recommend for the meat lovers.
To be honest, the first thing that made me want to try out Pomodoro was the rectangular shape on their pizza. Not every day you get to eat such. So I took the trip to Village Market which is some 25 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 350. I got to the food court and luckily, there weren’t a lot of people at the time. I got to the counter and the guy has the widest smile. I put in the order and I had it on my table within 20 minutes. There was so much cheese and that how I like it. I tore through the small pizza in minutes. A testament to just how good it was. I also ended up placing a takeaway order for lasagna. I couldn’t resist. Top top place right there.
One of the few and Italian restaurants in Nairobi. Also, to me, one of the best at their flavors. They have their spot in Muthiaga Shopping Centre which is some 20 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 300. I am a sucker for pizza so one time, I’m at my aunt’s place and my cousin suggests we try this pizzeria he frequents. One thing he tells me trying to convince me is that they use the brick oven, like in the movies. I knew then that I had no choice. We got there and the space is unique. It feels different from all the pizzerias I’ve been to. The colors, blue and white, blend amazingly. We place our order, something with ham, I can’t remember clearly. It took some time but the taste! Something about authentic Italian pizza. Plus their prices are a steal. You should try them out.
I have come to understand why Italy is the home of pizza. I have tried several of their spots in Nairobi and the flavors are something else. Mediterraneo Ristorante is no exception. They might have the best pizza in town. They have 3 branches but the one I’ve been to is Gigiri because of its proximity to home. The decor takes you to a different place. The rustic looks with the photos and wine bottles on the walls come together perfectly. I took my lady for lunch. The staff was so welcoming. Offering us a glass of water beforehand then explaining the menu and giving some suggestions. It took some time to get ready but the wait was worth it. The smell tells you that you’re in for a treat. The pizza was so good. I didn’t like the olives which I ended up handpicking out of the pizza. The intimacy of the spot is like no other. Perfect spot for dates.
Those who live near this joint are lucky. Having a local spot that serves some of the most delicious meals I’ve had in Nairobi. It is located in proximity to The Hub some 30 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 400. I have been there twice, once with my partner and the other for a friend's party. They know how to balance a family-friendly set up which is still great for dates and at night they have such chill parties. I’ve tried their pasta and it’s “can I have seconds please” good. I heard that their pizza is great too. Their prices are also pretty fair. Then when night comes, the candles come to play. Making the environment serene and romantic. I enjoyed my experiences at Que Pasa. I could consider moving nearby just to have that experience constantly. You should visit them if you can.
This is one of the most beautiful spaces I’ve been to in Nairobi. It is located in Loresho Ridge some 30 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 400. I had seen its pictures and reviews on social media so I and my partner chose to have dinner there a while back. First of all, the site of the barn is like nothing I’ve seen before. Hats off to the designers. I immediately noticed all the vendors in that space. I think that is a lovely touch. You can get anything from groceries to calabashes. Plus the space is huge, even a children’s play area. The place was packed by the time we got there( at around 6 pm) but they managed to find us a spot. The food was good but the sunset was even better. I know I’ll have to go back and I can’t wait.
During our most recent visit to the coast, we got the pleasure of visiting the floating restaurant. Honestly, it was a surprise from our trip organizer and boy was it an amazing experience. We were from snorkeling and were having a cruise along the Mtwapa Creeks. Out of nowhere, the boat starts moving towards this thatched roof. We got to the shore and he tells us that this is where we’ll be having dinner. I was mind blown. I can still remember the excitement. It’s beautiful and so huge. We were a group of 10 and we still got space even though there were other guests there. But it’s advisable to make reservations. We had platters of mixed seafood and beers for some and cocktails for the rest. The sunset was spectacular. I bet I took hundreds of photos. A must-visit if you're in Watamu.
The feeling you get from dining at Craves Kitchen is unique to it alone. The joint is located in Kikuyu some 50 minutes from Nairobi CBD. You can take a cab but public transport is much cheaper. I was there with a colleague who resides in its locale. I didn’t expect such a chill place. The rustic look and the bare walls. The painting on the walls (which you can buy) and the bookshelf, the terrace which is in a garden where they grow their ingredients. I felt like I could kick back, take off my shoes and relax for hours. It’s wasn’t packed at the time which was a plus coz I got to admire the whole setup. We ate ugali and pork which was scrumptious. When it started getting dark, they lit the candles and the mood changed. It got me missing my partner. I'm bringing her here asap.
Jumia is a household name in Kenya when it comes to online shopping and delivery services. They have been in the Kenyan market for more than 7 years and they have not only survived but thrived because of their reliability. I have used Jumia for as long as I can remember and I am a satisfied customer. Some of the things I like about Jumia include its east to use interface. Your search, they suggest and help you get what you are looking for. They have pay after delivery policy. Nothing makes you feel safe than that policy. They also have the best deals and offers around. I remember this time I got a 24 pack of beer at kes 1000 only. Totally out of this world. The only thing I think they can improve on is their variety of products. They have a long way to go but I am in for the ride.
They are one of the oldest and most trusted courier service in Kenya. They are available in other countries but I can attest that in Kenya, they get the job done. I have used them on several occasions some of the reasons I prefer their service include their reliability. If they say that the parcel will arrive in 1 day, best believe that it will. They are also very convenient. Wherever you are, they have a dispatch center near by. They also have a very popular security company. Talk about feeling secure. Over the years, they have tailored their services to meet the fast needs of their customers base. Express delivery for the urgent parcels and services for more fragile products. This is one of the few companies I can sweat to. Trust G4S to transport and take care of your parcels.
Yum deliveries are one of the most reliable food delivery services in Nairobi at the moment. Nairobi is huge and there are times you are at one end of the city and you want to eat food from the other end, yum is the go-to service. It is always my go-to service. I have used their services for a while and some of the things I like about them include their easy-to-use interface for both app and browser. It makes the ordering process quick. They also have the widest variety of restaurants, hotels, grocers, and supermarkets. You can get anything from even your local restaurant in the yum app. They also give offers to regular clients such as half delivery cost off. I recently found out that they have a separate app for drinks called Yum turn up. The one downside is that they are not in other towns in Kenya but I bet that’s in their grand scheme. Such a reliable service provider.
Currently, Naivas is the leading supermarket in Kenya. It has so many branches that I’ve lost count. A little know fact by most of its shoppers is that Naivas started in Nakuru, my hometown. So you can understand the loyalty. They had a rebrand when they got big and it’s made it even more compelling to shop there. Some of the reasons I like Naivas include the spaciousness in most of their stores. They are huge and the products are strategically placed that you feel that your shopping at your comfort. They also have the freshest produce I’ve seen in any supermarkets. The groceries are neatly arranged and well lit, even if you had no Planck of buying groceries, you’ll be compelled to buy. They also have the best online shopping site that is user-friendly and precise to the last product. Their top attraction for me is their food court. Starting with space, it’s ambient and peaceful. You can have a date there and it’ll be great. Then the food is delicious and the prices are fair. My favorite supermarket.
Over the years, Equity bank has grown to become the most trusted and the one with the most clients in Kenya. To be the best in Kenya considering the amount of competition is no easy feat. At first, I wasn’t banking at Equity but a few years ago, I got the nudge and now, they are my number 1 bank. Some of the reasons I like equity include their availability. They have so many branches in all towns in Kenya. If you can’t find a branch nearby, then best believe there is an equity agent nearby. They also have the lowest cost of opening bank accounts in Kenya. Added to that, with just a deposit of kes 500, you get an account plus a Visa Card. Their card is also the most reliable for online shopping for sites like Amazon and also to receive payments through PayPal. I also know for a fact that their mobile app is the most user-friendly and has all the perks of you want to monitor your spending etc. Equity is for the people and that’s why I choose to bank with them.
Kcb is one of the top banks in Kenya. To be among the top, it must have done something right. I have an account with them but it has not been very active over the past two years. At that time, I saw it best to bank with them because of these reasons. They had the best account option for campus students. It was very cheap to open an account plus the Visa cards for the student has an artistic design that looked beautiful in my hand. They also had great services for SMEs. The process of getting an account as a business partner was very easy and the process of getting loans required little guarantee other than a constant income. What pushed me away at the time was their lack of a mobile banking option. It made no sense to not be there. I don’t know about their progress of late but I can advise anyone who wants to open an account, to do their research because it is a good contender.
Lord Errol is a one-of-a-kind French restaurant that offers class and a serene environment for dining or grabbing drinks. It is located some 20 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 350. I was there some time back with my uncle. I had just finished my undergraduate and he wanted us to celebrate. From the entrance to the reception, the whole place is green and beautiful. I got the feeling that that’s one of the places these huge political and business meetings are held. I saw Jeff Koinange there. How cool is that? They have several sitting areas all with wonderful views. We sat at the terrace and my uncle ordered a bottle of Chivas Regal. I was so excited you can’t imagine. Their service was fast and very pleasant. As it got dark, the lights were turned on and the place transformed. I’m taking my partner there. Their prices are above average and it is deserved. It's one of the best restaurants I’ve been to.
Mawimbi seafood is a top rea stair ant that boasts exquisite cuisines and a serene environment with proximity to the CBD. I hadn’t been there neither did I have plans to that is until my small brother called me saying that he was performing at the hotel the following evening and that my presence with being a huge support. I took the opportunity to take my partner on a date(2 birds with 1 stone). A piece of advice, if you plan on going to such a place, dress the part. A cab from town costs us about kes 200. We got there at around 5 pm. Its design is spectacular. Very modern, very posh. We hadn’t reserved a table but it wasn’t one of their busy days so we got a table next to the pool. It felt amazing. My brother has his set which turned out amazing then we had dinner and a couple of drinks. It’s pricy but the taste of the food and the serenity make it all worth it.
Rolf’s place is a magnificent hotel on the other side of Nairobi National Park. Its restaurant which is right on top of a gorge is quite the spectacle. I got a chance to dine with them during a friend’s birthday dinner. I had been looking forward to the experience as I do with all new places I visit. We had arranged for a buffet then cake later. First things first, the management and staff are so easy to deal with. It was smooth sailing from organizing to payment to them having us. If you’re planning a dinner, these guys are it. I took a cab from the CBD and it costs about kes 700. My favorite part was the hanging bridges. Just high enough to pump some adrenaline. We got there at around 6 pm and they were waiting on us. Everything ready plus the table set. That was the most glitch-free group dinner I’ve had in a while. Some of the staff organized for the cake and candles and music. I am grateful to everyone there.
Buzz Bar is currently the talk of the town in Kisumu and it is well deserved. Few hotels are at par with Acacia Premier Hotel. Before my recent visit to Kisumu, there was not such a place to have a chill afternoon or evening dining or drinking. Recently one of my friends was getting married so we went to Kericho for the dowry ceremony. It ended early at about 2 pm and there was an impromptu suggestion to spend that night in Kisumu. We drove to Kisumu and got there just before dusk. Of all the suggested places to go, we settled on Buzz bar. They had ample parking plus security. No check-in, we went straight to the bar which is at the rooftop next to the pool. How cool is that?. It has a very modern look, good spacing, and great music. Also, the prices of their alcohol and food were great. We had a lit night. Never enjoy an impromptu trip like I did that one.
This is a beautiful space on the fifteenth floor of the curve by the park apartments some 25 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 400. I met with a friend at their space for drinks some time back. The colors in this place are everything. The walls navy blue with contrasting art pieces on every corner. A white marble table at the counter contrasted with pink seats. There are also black tables sitting twos and fours with green and pink seats. It’s very pleasant to look at. They also have a terrace, where we sat. It’s not huge but the design of the furniture creates a perfect harmony. The staff took some time before taking our order but I was too engaged in the view of Nairobi and the national park to feel it much. Their prices are above the standard for both food and drinks. We got a couple of beers and talked as the sunset on the horizon. What a view that was.
This is the first Portuguese restaurant I’ve been to. I saw the hype and I had to try their food. I could tell you how Italian, Mexican or French cuisines taste but it Portuguese. The restaurant is located on Pioneer Points building in upper hill some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 200. This one Saturday afternoon, I tell my partner that I have a surprise for her, we take a cab and head to Frangos. The first time seeing the space, I was impressed. A modern set up but there are murals and art on every corner. I’m a sucker for art. We caught quite a several people there but we were able to get a seat on the outside sitting area next to a beautiful mural. I felt lucky. We got their “dirty double” and it was on point especially their dips. I spent about kes 3000 total but every shilling was worth it. Their service is fast and their portions are generous. I recommend visiting this place.
Kilimani is home to several hidden gems and this is the case for Under the Radar. It is located some 25 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 300. I've been in Kilimani twice and this has become my go-to place for dinner and beer. It’s an open space with a manicured lawn. The table and seats are set under tents so you know you’re not in just another building. I like the staff there, cheerful and inquisitive about my day. You know the times you have so much in your mind that you don’t want to speak to anyone. A conversation with their staff seems to raise my mood. Their price range is fair. The last time there I had bbq chicken burger. Not the best I’ve had but I was starved so I eat it in a flash. The other time I had pork ribs and fries which were delicious. They also have live bands at times. A good place to spend a lazy Saturday afternoon.
Certainly one of the best spots I’ve had drinks at. It’s on the rooftop of Ibis Styles Hotel rooftop which is some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 200. I was first introduced to this space by my cousin while in campus. He kept telling me that watching a game there is incomparable to anywhere else. I tried it and I can attest to it. The setup is modern, with silver tables with contrasting chairs. The terrace is where it’s at. You have an almost 360-degree view of Nairobi. Then there’s always a waiter on the move so the orders are taken fast. My go-to for watching games is at most 3 cans of beer. I haven’t tried their cocktails but I hear they do the trick plus they usually have offers on them frequently. A must-visit if you’re in Nairobi.
The Village Market has several amazing restaurants but for me, Karel T-Lounge is amazing the best. If not for anything, the interior design. It was selected to perfection. I usually go there for a beer after shopping and end up spending an insane amount of time in that space. There are large windows which allow natural light in. Couches in the middle made from velvet. Lots of plants. Plants on every corner. Rustic chairs and tables. Huge artwork on the walls. If there is a perfect look for interior design, this is it. The staff is so lively. The price is a little on the higher end but I guess it’s compensation for enjoying that beautiful space. It is a favorite for foreigners too. Whether morning or evening, you’ll find a number having tea or eating. I need to take my partner there. I’m sure she’ll love it. If you get time, try it out.
It’s an old club in old town Mombasa. It’s also one of the most popular for both locals and foreigners. Being so popular, it’s gets packed very early and also long queues are expected especially on the weekends. It one of those places that you just have to go to at least once in your lifetime. A friend of mine from Mombasa insisted we go there the last time I was in coast, and it did not disappoint. The rustic look, the proximity to the beach, and the music are all top-notch. I especially liked that their service is fast regardless of the number of people in the club. They also offer the best prices on drinks and food. They had a beach party the time I was there, and I have never experienced such an amazing party. A must-visit while in coast.
When in Mombasa and you want the most spectacular view while having dinner or drinking, this is the top spot. I can not put to word how amazing it is. Imagine watching the sunset with the background of the ocean and Mombasa town. It is an experience that you can’t forget and that you’ll wish to feel over and over again. For me, that is what tamarind Mombasa did to me. I was there for the holidays with my friends. One of my friends who lives in Mombasa suggested the place. We got there at around 6 pm. The setup is spectacular. The open set up with flame lights on the pillars, tables with candles, the service from the ever-smiling waiters and waitresses, was more than expected. We got a bottle of jack daniels and a few beers while watching the sunset. 10/10 would recommend.
My partner says that my sweet tooth is too sweet. So you know I had to visit this restaurant. There’s been a lot of hype about this place and I got the chance to experience why. It’s located some 30 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost approximately kes 500. The space is cozy. Not a lot of seats but space is well planned to allow for privacy. They have tables for twos and fours plus several booths. I especially liked the lighting. It makes the restaurant feel warm and cozy. I got to try their signature “tortino” and let me just say, wow! The ice cream out of this world and the muffin are so soft. I think that their prices are fair. Not many places you get amazing food at good prices. This restaurant is simply precious.
This is a little museum with a large history spanning from the colonial era in Kenya. Something I love about Nairobi is the numerous places you can enjoy your weekends in. The story of Karen Blixen is long but what makes this place a tourism attraction is its association with the novel and movie “out of Africa” If you haven’t watched it, you should. My partner took me there for a sort of date. She loves the novel. It’s some 40 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab costs kes 700. The lawn of the museums is well manicured. It’s a perfect spot for picnics. They also hire out the grounds for weddings or other large gatherings. Most of the artifacts in the museum are the original decor and film props from the movie. The staff was welcoming and you could see how happy they were at telling the tales of the museum. I'd recommend a visit if you're in Nairobi.
I have had a lot of ice cream but not gelato. When I heard of Milano, I knew I had to try their ice cream. My sweet tooth was in for a treat. They are based in Nairobi CBD along wabera street in jubilee insurance house. You can’t miss it once you get to the building. They have a small spot so it’s possible to lack sitting space at times. Luckily, the time I went, we were the only ones there. They have an amazing display with each ice cream tray labeled. The staff we cheerful and expounded on the flavor and even advice on the best ones to taste. I was a bit disappointed that they don’t give samples before you decide on the flavor. I ended up taking French vanilla because you can never go wrong with vanilla. It’s was amazing. I don’t know how gelato makes the difference but it did. Plus their prices are fair. Kes 200 for one scoop and kes 350 for two. I will be back there soon.
This is one of those spots where you can go and relax your mind over a delicious cup of coffee. Or if you want to go on a date, it offers a perfect location because of its ambiance, affordability, and great tastes. It is located along state house road in Nairobi. A cab from the CBD costs about kes 300. I took my partner there on a date and she’s always revisiting the experience and asking when we’ll go back. The space is amazing. The whole cafe is art. From the murals on the walls and the photographs filling other walls to the colorful seats and couches, they have the decor part on point. I had a coffee and a slice of Black Forest cake. That combo was amazing and the flavors are so rich. You should definitely visit if you get the chance.
This lounge is not spoken enough about. You don’t hear people from outside Westlands talking about Mercury lounge but for a fact, this is a must-visit. It is located some 20 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab costs about kes 250. I got to turn up there with my cousin. We were chilling and he suggested that we visit his “local club.” The first thing I noticed is how mature the audience is. It’s the type of place you can get to meet the guys who are coming up in Nairobi. The club set is great too. The music sounds good from any spot you choose to sit. I didn’t get a chance to taste their food but my cousin swore on it. The drinks are above average price but that’s the norm in Westlands. Overall, it’s was a different experience and you should try it.
A favorite local for many people who work within Nairobi city. This is mainly due to its location and the friendly prices they offer. I have been to mwendwas a couple of times. Either to meet up with a friend after work or to turn up through the night. On all the times, I have had so much fun. They have two floors, which serves as ample space to some point. The downside is the poor ventilation when it gets full but other than that, this spot is great. It also gets packed quite fast, so it's advisable to come early. They also serve the best cocktails in town. Hats off to their mixologist. It’s hard to get a bad review about mwendwas and that’s because it’s always a good time there. If you want to wind off after work, this is the place to go to.
This is a decent sports bar in Kilimani. It’s located some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 300. To me, it looks more like a restaurant than a lounge. They have simple decor. Most of the sitting area is an open space. At night it gets cold. When it does or when it rains, they use some tent-like material for the cover. Another reason why it feels more like a restaurant is the music. It’s usually slow music and the volume is at a minimum. Plus the crowd is mostly older guys. The main advantage it has is the number of TVs. Per every like four tables, there’s a tv. They also sell their alcohol for cheap. You’re busy watching the game and before you notice, you’re down four beers. It’s a good chill spot for its target audience.
This is a lit club in Roysambu. It’s located some 16 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 400. I have been there twice but the second time was such a hustle. At some point, I thought my car was stolen. The parking lot is not well organized so I’m there, a little tipsy, looking for my car for almost 30 minutes. Then when I find it, there are like 4 cars parked behind me. Now I can’t leave so I get back to the club and I find the table I sat on is gone. What terrible luck. I ended up staying at the club for two hours. On the flip side, the crowd was lit and there was great music. They also serve alcohol at a cheap price. At least some good for all the bad.
This a cute spot in Kilimani. It’s located some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 250. I have been there once but the experience was memorable. It’s a private space between tall buildings. I like the ways it’s set up. Benches and tables with a tent-like shade. There is also have an interior sitting area but it’s not as appealing as sitting on the lawn. With the trees, I get the feeling that some people set up picnics under them, I know I was tempted to. What let me down was the food. I had ugali and tilapia and the taste was blunt. It was disappointing because the decor says one thing then the food says something else. Maybe it was a one-time thing because I haven’t heard of any negative reviews. I’ll try it out again just for confirmation.
This is one of my favorite restaurants in town. It’s right next to Jamia Mosque so easy to track down. I like everything about this spot. From the space which is huge and lots of natural lighting. Then they have black tables and seats which contrast to the white floors and ceiling. There’s also an entire wall with a picture of some city. I’m not sure which one. There are also a lot of plants in between tables and on the edges of the restaurant. It’s beautiful. The staff a polite and it’s as if they can sense when you’re in distress. No sooner do you lift your hand than you get someone at your table. Their food is delicious. I especially like their chicken biryani which goes for kes 750 and the serving is a lot. A must visit.
Nissan has their main showroom along Bunyala road some 10 minutes from the CBD. A cab to the showroom costs about kes 250. The showroom is strategically placed at a roundabout that usually has traffic. When you’re in traffic, that’s where your eyes will be most likely. There was this time I was within that locale and having some time to kill, I entered the showroom. I walked to the Nissan Patrol and soon after, a lady approached me and asked if I’m interested in the car. The respect that she treated me with was something else. She even opened the car and let me go through the entire car. The showroom also smelled nice. I spent some time there while waiting for my cab. It’s a very immersive experience at the Nissan Showroom. One of a kind in Nairobi.
One of my favorite ice cream joints within the CBD. The branch I frequent is the one on Kigali road a walking distance from Jamia Mall. They have playful decor. Lots of colors on the walls and then some on the furniture. They also have a lot of bright lighting. It makes the place look shiny. This is my go-to place when it gets really hot in town. I pop in and get a cup of mostly vanilla ice cream of frozen yogurt which goes for about kes 250 per cup. They have lots of flavors but when it comes to ice cream, I’m a reserved guy. You can never go wrong with vanilla. Their staff is always pleasant. Maybe working with something sweet makes you sweet by association? Anyway, if you haven’t yet, make sure your try planet yogurt.
If you’ve passed through A104 on your way to Nairobi or Westlands or Nakuru, you must have seen the Jaguar Land Rover Dealership. It’s located some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 250. It’s in the same space as Nyama Mama. I like how they put the cars on display. They have this sort of curved ramp that they place four cars. Keep in mind you can see this from the highway. Then the wall side facing the highway is transparent glass and they have several cars facing the highway. I also like the way the two brands complement each other look-wise. If you pass by there, you feel the desire to own one of those cars. The staff is pleasant and if you ask to be shown a car, they’ll take you through it and even ignite it.
This is by far my best cinema in Nairobi. It’s located on the first floor of Garden City Mall. I can’t count the number of times I’ve been there to the point where I have two 3D glasses at my place. If you don’t have a pair, you pay kes 200 at the cinema. They have offers for students and if you check the schedule, movies are cheaper early in the morning as compared to later on in the day. The number of times my partner and I have been the only ones in the cinema at 8 am is uncountable. They have two screens at GCM and that’s where most movies premier. The cinema halls are also the biggest in Kenya if I'm not wrong. I remember when Black Panther premiered and everyone was in Ankara clothing. What an experience! The best cinema around.
What a gem this place is. It’s located some 30 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 700. The trip is all the way worth it. I hadn’t heard of the place before a friend of mine, who is an artist, invited me to go see it. The area surrounding the museum is lush. Lots of trees and plants. Luckily, the entrance is not far from the houses. It contains a number of houses with lots of pieces and books. I liked the main house. It’s huge and made of wood giving a rustic look that the art complements all so well. By the time I was through with the ground floor, my friend and I had already gotten separated. I spent hours looking and reading and moving to the next house then the next. However, I felt some discrimination because none of the staff had taken me through the tour as compared to the foreigners who were getting a lot of attention. Either way, it’s a place I’ll surely revisit.
I didn’t expect them to have such tasty pancakes. The hotel is located in Kikuyu some 30 minutes from Nairobi CBD. There’s this time my father and I are driving at like 6 am heading to Kikuyu hospital from Nakuru. So we left Nakuru very early and hardly had breakfast. So we get to Kikuyu and I have to find a place to eat. Clinton hotel was the only place open at that time. It’s was freezing even in the hotel. They need AC although I liked their seats. Their dining space is also tiny. There was only a waiter and one chef. I had coffee, pancakes, bacon, and eggs. I cleared my plate in minutes. Their pancakes were so good. I was tempted to ask for the recipe. Plus their prices are cheap. We were lucky to find it open.
This is a beautiful spot in Ruiru. Its ambiance is one thing you don’t expect in Ruiru and I suppose that’s why so many locals like it. I have been there once and I don’t think I’ll be back. We were looking for a hotel to swim in along Thika road and Olive Green happens to be close by. So we drive there and at the gate, the guard tells us that the water is “bad” So we say we’ve come to eat. The space looks amazing. A lot of lawn area for kids to play plus bouncing castles. We get to the receptionist who says we can swim. The pool is sizeable and we had fun but then comes the meat. We settled on having nyama choma but it tasted stale. I was disappointed but at least I swam.
it’s a tiny club in Kahawa West. I have been there once and I didn’t like the experience one bit. First, we were to meet up with some friends in Kahawa West then go out. So it gets to 8 pm and only two of us have shown up. So this guy convinces me to go to klub qwest for a few. I was bored out of my mind so I tagged along. We get there and the place is almost packed. There’s a fight outside the club, the bouncer, and some guys. Then we walk in and the place is stuffy. Plus most of the seats were taken and the only seats available are next to the speaker. It was so loud plus not the music I like. I had one beer and got a cab home. I wouldn’t repeat that experience.
This is one of the most popular clubs in Kahawa sukari. If you haven’t been there and you look at it from the parking lot, you can’t imagine the number of people that drink there. It was an option for me before Velar. They have a parking lot for a handful of cars outside the club's entrance. If you miss space, you street park. Inside, there are a lot of tables and chairs. Nothing fancy. Like at full capacity, it can hold more than 500 guys. Then the bar and Dj are on one side. The other side is seats and a number of screens for those who want to catch a match. They sell their alcohol at a fair price and attract both the working class and students. Not the most lit club, but at times, it'll have to do.
This is a compact but lit lounge in Kahawa Wendani. I used to go there when I was studying at Kenyatta University. From the road, you can’t guess the capacity it has. Once you step in, you have to commend how they’ve utilized the space. It’s made out of freight containers. They have this open space where most seats are. You either seat on the taller tables made from barrels or you can have the lower seats made from wood giving it a rustic look. The bar bad the Dj sets are on one side then there is some space on the first floor. It used to get lit the times I was there. Most of their clientele are students so you know they drink for real. Plus their prices are cheaper than other joints. A good deal if you ask me.
I have been here once while visiting a friend in Nyayo Estate and I can attest to how lit it is. It’s located some 25 minutes from Nairobi CBD though it’s not worth the trip. For guys whole live in its vicinity, it’s a great spot but not worth making a half an hour trip. My friend took me there to show me his “local” It was on a Saturday night and by the time we got there at around 7:30 pm, it was almost at capacity. It’s located on the second floor. You can hear the music from the parking lot. The decor is okay. Too much light for my liking club-wise. I did not like the seeats. The were very uncomfortable. It's like they want to keep you on your feet dancing all night. That night Femi One was performing which was great. The party was lit, I give them that.
This place offers a tranquil vibe while within the CBD. I have been there for swimming and I cannot believe that such a place exists in the CBD. The hotel is huge and you can spot it from a distance. Once you get through the entrance you forget that you’re in the city. The lawn and the plants look fantastic. The receptionist was pleasant. One of those people you feel you can talk to for hours. So we paid for swimming although their prices are high about kes 1000 for swimming. The pool is not as huge but they have these palm trees surrounding the pool. Got me feeling some coastal vibes. Their changing rooms were so clean plus we were practically the only ones there. While swimming, I had fries which proceeded fairly as compared to swimming. All in all, a great experience.
I had been looking for some lounge chairs for my balcony for some time. I went to a number of places but none had any unique design. So this one time, I’m coming from school and I pass by Victoria Furniture in Westland. I alight and head in. I don’t know why I didn’t consider it and I pass it all the time to and from school. First, their space smell great. Then one of the staff was on me from the moment I walked in. I explained what I wanted there they were. I hadn’t seen any like these in any of the other stores. Their prices were kind of high but that’s the price of uniqueness. All that time, my mind wandered off to some of their other pieces. Self-control is important when you visit this place, trust me.
My partner tans I went for a dinner date at this restaurant and I can confidently say that their lighting at night is the most intimate I’ve seen in Nairobi. It’s located some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 350. We got there at around 7:30 pm and I was blown away by l the whole place. The pathway leading to the restaurant is lit at intervals with light shading off the plants. Then we got to the restaurant and I had to take some time to take at the moment. They have a rustic vibe with wooden roofing that has waves. Then there’s the terrace with a handful of tables and so many plants. As I ate their famous tilapia. Being there at that time, I felt so in the moment and happy. You should try them out.
I had my previous birthday dinner at this resort. I can’t get over how fulfilling of an experience it was. It’s located next to Karura Forest some 10 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 300. First, communication with the management and setting up the dinner was so easy. We were a handful of guys and they’re us feel at home. We got there at around 4 pm and they had set tables for use on the lawn. We had starters and a few beers while catching the sunset. We then moved to the hut where they had a magnificent setup. The restaurant has a rustic look and they complemented it with several candles on the tables and warm lighting all around the restaurant. We brought the cake later on and everyone in the restaurant was singing a lot. It’s was very heartwarming.
This is a cool spot I discovered recently in Hurlingham. It’s located some 10 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 250. I’ve seen the hotel several times while in a cab or bus but it’s not until a few weeks back that I had the swiss experience. It’s was out of the blues that my partner and I decided to go on a breakfast date there. We got there fairly early, at about 9 am. Passing through the reception to the elevator you notice how classy the hotel is. We got to the restaurant on the rooftop and it looks good. Their decor is mostly black but mixed with the plants it looks good. They also have a couple of swinging seats which we enjoyed considering we were the only ones there. They took time on the order which was disappointing and their prices are kind of high. I wouldn’t mind going back.
I’ve been going to this hotel since I can remember. It’s a walking distance from where I used to stay. It’s located some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 400. Back then, this was the place to dine while in Thika Road but over the years, it’s lost its popularity. I was there recently and the nostalgia was crazy. What’s more crazy is that there’s very little change from then. They have a restaurant and a bar with the same old decor. The restaurant overlooks the highway which is quite the scene. There’s also a pool at the center of the hotel and a fully fitted gym on the second floor. I think I also saw one of the guards who used to welcome us with the widest smile. Those were the good old times.
I have to commend how good their choma fry is. It’s so freaking good. I need their recipe. Over the weekend, my roommate and I were looking for a place for nyama choma and maybe catch a game. We settled on Maple Inn coz of its proximity plus we hadn’t been there before. It’s located some 30 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 500. The hotel looks huge from the parking lot. We then had to go through a corridor to get to the restaurant. The decor is simple. Mostly brown on everything with a few art pieces on the walls and several plants. They also have a bar on the first floor with some seats on the balcony. That’s where we sat coz of the view, music and the tv screens. I haven’t tasted fried beef that good in a while. Hats off to them.
This is an above-average budget hotel in Kitengela. It’s located some 45 minutes from Nairobi CBD. I happen to visit the hotel this one time I had gone to check out some land in Kitengela. We had had a long day and just wanted a place to eat and take a breather. We ended up in this place mainly coz of its proximity to the highway. It had a very basic decor but large enough to fit several people. We got seats near their pool. I remember contemplating swimming coz the heat was too much. I saw some bouncing castles and swings meaning families with kids frequent the hotel. I didn’t like the service. It took them some time to notice we just sat and even longer to get the food. Maybe it was my point of view considering the long day but they can improve on that.
I have this hotel as my chosen spot when I need to kill time while in the CBD. Sometimes when I’m traveling to Nakuru and there’s a delay in the shuttle, I have to wait for an hour or so for it to arrive. There are several hotels I could wait in but I mostly choose Ash Hotel. First things first, it’s very clean. Spotless from the entrance, the floors, and the tables. It feels good dining there. Second, it’s on the third floor so there a great view of the seat. Third, they are close to where I board the shuttle. Also, their prices are low and the food is decent. The service is great too. So many times I've found myself in sn engaging discussion with the one serving me. I also find several customers there at any given moment which speaks to its popularity.
A beautiful spot that serves some of the best nyama choma I’ve had. It’s located some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 400. The first time I dined there I didn’t know what to expect. We got there at around 6 pm. There was sunlight so they hadn’t put on theirs. They have a stunning lawn. Lots of plants plus their gazebos are some of the best I’ve seen. I like its simplicity. The restaurant has modern look. A lot of natural light but they also great lights hanging from the roof. The restaurant seats looked very comfortable but we decided on the gazebos. When the sunset and the lights came on, it’s one of the most intimate lightings I’ve seen. I’m pretty sure guys have proposed here. They have it figured out in decor and nyama choma.
This is one of the few hotels I’ve been to in parklands and I have to appreciate its class. It’s located some 10 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 250. The circumstances surrounding my visit to the hotel weren’t the best but it left an impression. We were visiting a patient at Aga Khan Hospital. It’s got late and we decided to find a place to eat considering no one would be in the mood to cook dinner. We were directed to jewel stone. Now this place looks amazing at night. The warm lighting all around plus that on the pool make it look spectacular. We couldn’t sit on the terrace coz of the cold but I’d love to. There were a few customers so the service was fast. I had pasta which wasn’t that great but at least I got to enjoy the ambiance and not sleep hungry. I’ll make a point of revisiting.
This is one of the most beautiful hotels I’ve been to in Nairobi. It’s located some 25 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 600. I was there for a business meeting and I remember how I was in awe. There was a prospect we needed to wow and my boss suggested that we have the meeting there. To be honest, the hotel did most of the convincing. We got there at around 5 pm. They have a beautiful property. The architecture of the hotel is captivating. The lawn is manicured and there’re plants everywhere. The security guy directed us to the restaurant on the terrace. It looks so good and very classy. The service was brilliant, even though we had to break the bank for this particular dinner. The lighting when the sun went down was spectacular. I have to take my partner there soon.
This is an intimate hotel that showed us the best service during a function we had there some time back. It’s located some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 250. We were to have a fundraiser and finding a good and affordable restaurant was a headache till we got wind of Bid Hotel. I was among the guys in communication with the hotel’s management and it was smooth from the start. The hotel is small and intimate which fits our profile. They have amazing decor. A modern and minimalist look that blends so well. They also have a pool on the terrace which adds to the beauty of dining there. They organized for signboards to show our guests where the event was and also several snacks. Their samosas are to die for. They know how to take care of their guests.
This is an amazing resort that I need to go back and experience the activities that I missed out on. It’s located some 1 and a half hours from Nairobi CBD so it’s convenient for a quick trip out of the city. I have been there with my cousin. We were looking for a place offering archery and Havila Resort happens to be close and affordable. Reading some of the reviews, I got the notion that the device is poor on weekends when there’s a crowd so we went on a Thursday. It’s was amazing. They have so many things to do. Just relaxing by the waterfall is reason enough to visit. We did archery for two hours at kes 1000 per hour, then had lunch at their restaurant which overlooks the falls and we were back to Nairobi before nightfall. What a place!
This is a great lodge that I enjoy visiting especially swimming. It’s is located some 15 minutes from Nakuru CBD and a cab cost about kes 300. It’s a popular one with the locals and the popularity is valid. First, it’s away from the noise of the CBD. Second, it’s huge with a playing field having all these different swings that kids love. Its facilities make it hot cake for schools looking to take their students for field trips. I enjoy swimming at Oloika because the pool is huge. Also when you relax on the pool chairs, you get a view of the national park and the lake. Their decor is decent nothing too flashy but there is lots of space to hold events. They also have bouncing castles that the kids adore. It’s a place that you should visit at least once.
This bar has been around for the longest time. The funny thing is nothing has changed since then. It’s located some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD opposite Garden City Mall. This place is mostly for older guys. That’s the vibe they give off. I remember this one time my uncle convinced me to go for mugithii night there. I must have been very bored to agree. So the place is a bit shady. There is a gate past which you park. Then when you get into the lounge it looks very dark. The seats are not that great and the table is far apart. There were several guys there. The waiter was speaking a local dialect which didn’t surprise me at all. I must have been very drunk because I danced throughout the night. For the young guys, I wouldn’t recommend this place.
This a very underrated space especially for large gatherings or events. It’s located in Upperhill some 10 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 250. At the end of last year, we had a company end year party and it’s was by far the best yet. I don’t know who scouted the place but they got the assignment on point. The party was hosted on Friday afternoon. It wasn’t difficult to get to the place. We got there and the staff we so welcoming. I managed to take a tour around the facility. They have an expansive lawn which I think they rent out for weddings and stuff. They have a medium swimming pool which is sufficient for relaxation. They also had bouncing castles. The restaurant where we had the function looked fantastic. The roofing was rustic but the table and chairs were modern. The dining area was huge and then some on the terrace. We had a great time.
This is a slightly hidden lounge that I enjoy going to. It’s located a few meters past mountain mall some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 500. I used to frequent the joint the time I was staying in garden estate. Once you get near the entrance, you can hear the music from the road. Past the entrance, there is a lounge area that doubles up as a parking lot. There are several tables with shades. When you walk into the bar itself, the look is rustic with several plants here and there. The bar looks cool. Made out of bamboo. They have speakers both inside and close to the parking lot. I find their bouncers obnoxious. They seem to always want disagreements. Other than these, it’s a cool place with great music and fair prices of food and drinks.
This is a small joint along Thika road that is a favorite for the locals. It’s located opposite Garden City Mall some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD. You can take a cab which costs about kes 400 or cheaper public transport. For me, this so the go-to spot to eat before partying at Quivers lounge which is next door. They are an old place and their decor is no different. The lighting is not great too and the lights have to be on most of the time. What they do have is great food. They have a sail buffet that goes for kes 650 and you serve whatever portions you please. Coupled with a can of tusker, I’m set to party the night away. I also find a lot of older guys there so it must be a spot they like.
This is an amazing new joint that I discovered over the weekend. It’s located in the heart of Karen some 30 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 700. I got an invite from a friend for an amapiano event taking place over the weekend. I didn’t know what to expect but in all honesty, it’s was too lit. The cab driver knew the direction so it was easy getting there. Past the entrance, the lawn is well manicured and there are so many plants. I walked towards the bar and it didn’t take me long to spot my friend seating on the terrace. They have rustic decor with lots of art. The terrace is also huge. Bigger than the indoor sitting area. The whole event blew my socks off! The most lovely crowd I’ve seen in a while. I loved the experience.
This an intimate spot along Ng’ong road. It’s located some 25 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 700. Some weekend back, I was visiting my cousin who stays at Karen. So as the day wound up, she suggested that we go for a drink at her new favorite place. That how I got to Spikizi. The space is gorgeous. There has a rustic theme on everything from the walls to tables and chairs. It’s not a huge place and we were lucky to get a spot. I like how they have flowers hanging from the roof and some mounted on the walls contrasting the rustic look. They also have a number of fantastic art pieces. What I enjoyed are the card games that they offered together with the drinks. It’s was an amazing night. I'll be back soon enough.
I had heard of this place over the years but it’s not till recently that I went there for drinks. It’s located some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 300. I don’t know why I didn’t check their social media page before going there but I learned my lesson the hard way. So I get there, it’s chilled. The lighting is dim and the tables are far apart. I noticed that the crowd was a bit older than I expected. I found seats close to the stage. To my surprise, it was country night. I couldn’t believe it. I sat through two hours of country music before giving in. Other than that, the service was great and their prices are fair. The ventilation is kind of stuffy but nothing too noticeable. I don’t think I’m going back.
This is a fairly new restaurant in Kileleshwa. It’s located on the rooftop of the Suite Life Serviced Apartments some 15 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 300. I first saw this restaurant on Sauti Sol’s posts and it looked really good. So one time I decided to take my partner for lunch. The whole building looks really good. Must be nice living there. We got to the restaurant and there were no seats indoors so we looked for space on the terrace. We got space but I don’t know why the shade was not covering the entire table. So for the entire course of the meal, I was being scorched. They didn’t have a lot on their menu plus their prices were a bit on the high end. I honestly didn’t enjoy my experience there.
These beautiful apartments are located a walking distance of Nyali beach. I was there last year and what I can say is that I spent too little time there. We were from Malindi and looking for a place to stay in Nyali. We got it on Airbnb and they had the perfect number of rooms we needed. Google maps make it easy to track the place down. We got there and got a warm welcome from the guard and the receptionist. We got to our 3 bedroom apartments and I found them very spacious. The only downside wax the window design which lets in a lot of mosquitos at night. They have a restaurant within the facility where they serve amazing cocktails at fair prices. The walk on the beach that evening was so peaceful. They really thought of everything.
A beautiful restaurant something like a garden in Westlands. It’s located in Delta towers which are some 10 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 250. I took my partner on a date not so long ago and she still reminds me of how beautiful she found the place. Walking through the hallway and the stairs are captivating with the art in the wall. When we got to the restaurant, the first thing that caught my eye was the plants hanging from the roof. It gave the place such a chill vibe. We got a table at the far end which was good for privacy. My partner had already started taking pictures. We didn’t get any complaints about taking photos so I guess that’s the norm for such a beautiful restaurant. The service was good and the food ranged from kes 500 to kes 3000. For me, the food wasn’t that memorable. Their decor is everything.
This is one of the most sort after tea brands in Kenya. It’s among my favorite brands from Kenya. The company is not very old and has grown through the years because of its amazing taste, quality, and marketing. Some of the reasons I like melvins teas include their variety of flavors. They have so many flavors to choose from and most are pretty good. The prices are also very pocket-friendly. Compared to some imported teas, Melvins Tea offers quality on a budget. I also like that their sachets don’t rip open when you’re stirring. There some that do and it’s a total mess. What I think they can improve on is their packaging. It’s not the most attractive I’ve seen. Plus they are not available in some smaller stores which is bummer. Still, you should try their tea if you haven't already.
This is a chic restaurant and bar in upper hill. It’s located some 10 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 250. I was within that area some Saturday for work. After the meeting, I asked for a nice budget restaurant to eat at and maybe grab a drink. I was directed to Sippers and Diners. I found it very relaxing. They have a lot of open space which I liked very much. You seat on the terrace and there’s lots of space and air. Although I found the tables a bit crowded. The waiter was very pleasant and asked me about my day. I ordered some pasta and a lager which complemented each other well. Their prices are fair with the pasta going for kes 600 and the lager going for kes 500. It’s a good place for a date or meeting.
This is the place to be for Sunday brunch if you're along Thika Road. It’s in Thika Road Mall and the entrance is behind the mall. If you’re coming from the CBD, TRM is some 20 minutes away and a cab costs about kes 700. The times I’ve been there for the Sunday brunch have been an absolute blast. The decor is amazing. They have a modern setup with a bar in the center. The bar is surrounded by those high chairs. Then they have several seats and some booths on one end of the lounge. On the other end, there’s a terrace with a lot of plants. It looks great. During brunch, they have a live band plus cocktails are bottomless from noon till 4 pm. They also have offers for burgers and pizza on Mondays and Tuesdays. This is a place to check out.