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Vacation rentals in Nairobi

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Top-rated vacation rentals in Nairobi

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  1. Entire serviced apartment
  2. Kilimani Estate
iMagine White Collection, 1 Bedroom Kilimani

This central & stylish 1 bedroom fully en-suite apartment managed by YourHost, a professional property management company; features a clean white modern aesthetic design offering stunning views of Nairobi city from the enormous balcony. Indulge in the city lights at night with an al-fresco dining experience on the balcony or evening sundowners with friends. The listing is perfect for both business and leisure stays.

$49 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire condo
  2. Kilimani Estate
Lovely convenient 2-bedroom on the 12th floor

Enjoy easy access to everything from this spacious, stylish and centrally located condo on the 12th floor. The apartment is fully furnished with amazing views of the Nairobi skyline. It is equipped with new appliances and everything you need to feel relaxed and comfortable. You have the apartment to yourself, which is 30 min to the airport, 5-minutes away from shopping malls, and some of Nairobi’s best restaurants and entertainment spots. It is also located close to numerous Nairobi offices/CBD

$61 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Kileleshwa
Upscale 1br w/ King Bed & City Views in Kileleshwa

Enjoy a stylish experience at this centrally located one bedroom apartment in the leafy suburbs of Kileleshwa with very close proximity to Lavington mall and a 5 min walk to Art Cafe market. The apartment is very airy and peaceful. Spacious living area. Enjoy high speed WiFi, a smart TV, a fully equipped kitchen with plenty of cookware to enjoy a homemade meal, a beautiful well lit bedroom with a King bed and orthopedic mattress with clean and fresh linen, free parking24/7 security detail.

$49 per night

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House rentals in Nairobi

  1. Private room
  2. Nairobi
Cosy Private Room in a Garden House
$13 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire home
  2. Kileleshwa
Stylish 1 bedroom in Kileleshwa W/unlimited WIFI
$42 per night
  1. Private room
  2. Nairobi
Comfy Private Room in a Garden House
$15 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Kilimani Estate
Trinity G Condo
$27 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Nairobi
Home Away from Home, Spacious 1 Bedroom, Braeside
$28 per night
  1. Private room
  2. Highridge
Home from home - lush oasis in Nairobi by the UN
$70 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. Nairobi West
Welcome to share our home
$15 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Nairobi
COMFY &WELL-FURNISHED 1 BEDROOM APRT IN KILELESHWA
$35 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire home
  2. Garden Estate
2-Bedroom house with free WiFi and parking.
$40 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. Nairobi
A private room in a tranquil, suburban mansion
$13 per night
  1. Private room
  2. Highridge
Cozy nice room near UN HQ Gigiri
$36 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire home
  2. Nairobi
Riverside drive, serene one-bedroom stay.
$33 per night

Holiday house rentals in Nairobi

  1. Entire home
  2. Nairobi
An Irish welcome in Karen - Hill Cottage
$50 per night
  1. Private room
  2. Nyari Estate
"The Constant Gardener" tiny cosy single bedroom
$46 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire home
  2. Nairobi
Secure, serene and nature filled environment
$18 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Nairobi
COZY ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT IN SOUTH B
$24 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire home
  2. Kileleshwa
1 BRM FURNISHED & SERVICED COTTAGE
$31 per night
  1. Private room
  2. Nairobi
Silent Sky near JKIA Airport, SGR Syokimau Station
$10 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. Nairobi
Stay in The Quiet Suburbs, Westlands-Ensuite Room
$15 per night
  1. Private room
  2. Nairobi City
Private Bed Room Close to SGR, JKIA & the CBD
$13 per night
  1. Private room
  2. Nairobi
one guest room with a beautiful forest scenery
$25 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire home
  2. Nairobi
Jue's Cosy 3BD House Yaya Area Kilimani
$40 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire home
  2. Nairobi
Entire home in Karen
$21 per night
  1. Private room
  2. Nairobi
Little green room near JKIA airport, SGR railway
$10 per night

Guest house rentals in Nairobi

  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Nairobi
"Abode" 1983
$35 per night
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Nairobi
Serene guest hse. Ideal for Long Stay! Kileleshwa
$37 per night
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Kileleshwa
1984 suburb
$28 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Highridge
Oak place guesthouse-Opposite USA Embassy
$18 per night
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Nairobi
Cozy Studio House with Private Bath and Kitchen
$11 per night
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Nairobi
Studio guest house with spacious veranda
$35 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Nairobi
Barorot studio Lavington ' Home Away From Home'
$20 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Nairobi
Hardy House - Private Guest Cottage
$80 per night
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Nairobi
Comfy 1BR House with Private Bath and Kitchen
$12 per night
  1. Private room
  2. Kileleshwa
Fairy priced Studio/SQ
$14 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Kileleshwa
Furnished Studio Apartment at NHC Kileleshwa
$17 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Kileleshwa
Cozy, private and inviting studio cottage
$18 per night

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.


How do I get around Nairobi?

Visitors from the US can fly into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), which is 40 minutes’ drive from the city center. You can rent a car at the airport, or take a taxi; be sure to hail one from official locations outside the terminals, and look for the yellow stripe that indicates they are licensed. Another option is the line 34 public bus, which takes about an hour and only runs on weekdays. Once you arrive, the city center is compact and easy to explore on foot, as are the main shopping and tourist precincts. Vibrantly painted public minibuses known as matatus run on various routes throughout the city.


When is 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.


What are the 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.