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Vacation rentals in Nairobi

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Apartment in Nairobi
Sunset views on 9th floor w/ King Bed in Lavington
Enjoy your stay in this elegantly furnished master piece located in the leafy suburbs of Nairobi in Lavington area 5 min walk to Junction mall and 20 min drive to JKIA airport. With very close proximity to Westlands, Nairobi National park, Kilimani and CBD Get to catch the sunset from our sought after balcony while enjoying a romantic dinner. Fast and Reliable Wifi, a king size bed, a smart TV, a washer, a fully equipped kitchen and high speed lifts Unwind at our well maintained pool and gym
$48 per night
Condo in Nairobi
Spacious 1 bedroom Apt at Skynest (709)
Forget your worries in this spacious and serene space. * Cleaning up to 5X per week * Heated Swimming Pool & Rooftop Bar * Sauna, Steam room & Gym for access at your leisure * On The Way Supermarket on the Ground Floor Level * Access to Chocolate Bar & Slate Restaurant at level G * Walking distance to Sarit Centre, Westgate, Quickmart, The Alchemist, Bambino Restaurant * Private balcony * 60 Mbps WiFi, 55” Smart TV w/ Netflix & YouTube * Free access to ALL amenities at your leisure
$65 per night
Apartment in Nairobi
Luxury 1Br with scenic city views/GYM in Kilimani
A Modern Smart Home in the Kilimani area, along Ole Odume road, one of Nairobi's most safe and sought-after estates. Your family will enjoy easy access to the best restaurants, the City Centre, Airports, United Nations, and Game parks from this centrally located place. It's peaceful and family-friendly, with soundproofed windows that ensure a silent and calm stay. Amenities: 1. Best city and sky views 2. Free parking space 3. Gym 4. 24 Hours Security Guards 5. Privacy
$46 per night

Stay near Nairobi's top sights

TRM - Thika Road Mall50 locals recommend
Garden City Mall76 locals recommend
Two Rivers Mall164 locals recommend
Yaya Centre250 locals recommend
The Junction Mall177 locals recommend
Westgate Shopping Mall93 locals recommend
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Quick stats about vacation rentals in Nairobi

Total rentals

20K properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

9.1K properties have a dedicated workspace

Rentals with a pool

5.3K properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

4.7K properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

7.3K properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

88K reviews

Your guide to Nairobi

All About Nairobi

With a national park at its doorstep and wildlife all around, it’s no wonder Nairobi is known as the safari capital of Africa. Kenya’s capital offers outdoor recreation within the metropolitan area and its outskirts, as Nairobi is home to some of the finest gardens and parks in the country, and lush forests are just minutes from the city. And while that proximity to nature might be its biggest draw, the city’s neighborhoods are also worth exploring. North of the city center, Westlands is home to most of Nairobi's restaurants and bars, while Karen is more upscale, with boutique shopping and swanky bistros. Langata is the gateway to Nairobi National Park, where you’ll find a popular museum and the city’s waterpark.

For a taste of everyday life, head to the City Park Market to pick up fruits and vegetables and taste authentic local dishes like nyama choma (roasted meat, often goat) with kachumbari (onion and tomato salad with chilli). Another market not to miss is Maasai Market, where you can pick up traditional East African goods like handmade woven baskets, beaded jewelry, and textiles.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Nairobi

Nairobi’s high elevation means it experiences relatively mild conditions year round compared to other African cities. The most pleasant time to stay in a rental house in Nairobi is in the dry season, from June to October, when you can expect sunny days with little chance of rain. It’s also the best time of the year to see the abundance of wildlife in Nairobi National Park.

In June, the Madaraka Day festival celebrates self-rule in Kenya and the city comes alive with dancing, music, and food. The warmest part of the year is from December to early March, when you can expect hot and dry days with cooler temperatures in the evenings. The city experiences rainy seasons from mid-March to May, with a shorter one in November and December.

Top things to do in Nairobi

Nairobi National Park

On the city’s outskirts is Nairobi National Park, where wildlife roam freely against a backdrop of the city skyline. The 45-acre park is home to the highest number of endangered black rhinos in the world, as well as lions, hyenas, cheetahs, leopards, zebras, and giraffes. This national park also has an extensive wetland area, which offers a haven for over 400 bird species. You can experience it all on a safari walk or on a guided safari drive tour.

Karura Forest

Just outside Nairobi you’ll find the tranquil Karura Forest, one of the largest urban forests in the world. There are more than 2,000 acres of woodland, with streams, waterfalls, and scenic trails for walking and biking. This forest is home to indigenous wildlife including monkeys, antelopes, bush pigs, and more than 200 species of bird.

Nairobi National Museum

Spend a few hours exploring the Nairobi National Museum’s collection of artwork and cultural pieces from some of Kenya’s finest local artists. The highlight is the museum’s paleontology gallery, where you can see a large collection of hominid fossils, and bones from hundreds of local birds and mammals. The museum sits within a botanical garden containing many local medicinal plants and herbs.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where should I stay in Nairobi?

    Make yourself at home in Nairobi by choosing from our most frequently booked neighborhoods. We have over 3,460 vacation rentals in Parklands, over 12,530 vacation rentals in Lavington Estate, and over 2,270 vacation rentals in Roysambu Estate.

  • How much does it cost to stay in vacation home rentals in Nairobi?

    Experience the best of Nairobi with our vacation home rentals, starting at about $10 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Are there vacation home rentals with a dedicated workspace in Nairobi?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 100 vacation home rentals in Nairobi featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Do vacation home rentals in Nairobi have wifi?

    Absolutely! We offer over 160 vacation home rentals with wifi in Nairobi. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation home rentals in Nairobi?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Nairobi. Choose from more than 40 vacation home rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • Do vacation home rentals in Nairobi have a gym?

    Absolutely! We offer over 50 vacation home rentals with a gym in Nairobi. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there Nairobi vacation home rentals on Airbnb with pools?

    Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 50 vacation home rentals with pools in Nairobi, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

  • Are there family-friendly vacation home rentals in Nairobi?

    Nairobi has more than 60 family-friendly vacation home rentals. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • What are the most popular amenities for Vacation Home Rentals in Nairobi?

    Enhance your stay in our Vacation Home Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 160 homes with wifi, over 50 homes with a gym, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

  • Do house rentals in Nairobi have self check-in?

    Absolutely! We offer over 310 house rentals with self check-in in Nairobi. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

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