Hemingways

This gracious boutique hotel sets the standard for luxury accommodation in Kenya’s vibrant capital, Nairobi. Located in the quiet, exclusive suburb of Karen just 16km from the city centre, Hemingways has 45 oversized guest rooms, each with uninterrupted views of the Ngong Hills.

Guest rooms come with a dedicated butler, who will make sure your favourite loose leaf blend awaits you at afternoon tea and who turns down your bed each evening. The personal, attentive service extends to the onsite brasserie, which turns out arguably the best steaks in Kenya, grilled in the specially imported charcoal oven.

Nairobi’s most famous attractions are all in close proximity to this conveniently located hotel, Enjoy a coffee at the historic Karen Blixen Museum, which is home to a herd of Rothschild’s giraffe. You could also head over to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which has successfully raised over 150 orphaned elephants since its inception in 1977.

Location

How to get to Hemingways

In moderate traffic, Hemingways is a 40-minute drive (30km) from Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Activities at Hemingways

  • Karen Blixen Museum & Giraffe Centre visit
  • Sheldrick Wildlife Trust excursion
  • Lake Nakuru National Park day trip
  • Kibera Slum School or Ngong Hills Women’s Centre volunteer activity tour

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Hemingways Highlights

  • A superb boutique hotel in the upmarket suburb of Karen
  • Romantic canopied beds and views of the Ngong Hills from every room
  • Dedicated butler service
  • One of Kenya’s best restaurants onsite
  • Facilities to rival any five-star hotel

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Below are some of our preferred hotels in Nairobi. Please contact us to tailor design a selection of accommodation options to suit the style of your trip, and your budget.

Eka Hotel

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Fairmont The Norfolk

This landmark Nairobi hotel was built in 1904 and continues to be one of East Africa’s most popular launching points for a high-end wildlife safari.

Giraffe Manor

This boutique hotel is a Nairobi icon and offers one of the city’s most unique experiences: the opportunity to feed and walk with rare Rothschild's giraffe.

Hemingways

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House of Waine

This excellent family-run boutique hotel offers elegant accommodation and personalised service in the leafy, upmarket Nairobi suburb of Karen.

Sarova Panafric

This comfortable hotel is located in Nairobi's city centre close to many attractions including the Maasai Market and Carnivore Restaurant.

The Panari Hotel

This comfortable deluxe hotel is close to Nairobi National Park, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Wilson Airport.

The Sarova Stanley

Kenya’s first luxury hotel, The Sarova Stanley continues to offer the same high standards of accommodation and world-class dining experiences as it did over a century ago.

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Kenya Overview

What are the best things to do in Kenya?
Kenya has so many exciting and wonderful experiences to enjoy that the options are endless. Top experiences include:

  • Witnessing the great wildebeest migration (September to October) in the Masai Mara.
  • Exploring Samburu Game Reserve with its big game as well as rare endemic species.
  • Breakfast with the Rothschild’s giraffes at Giraffe Manor.
  • Thousands of flamingos and pelicans on the Rift Valley lakes .
  • Getting close to rhino in Laikipia.
  • Meeting the Samburu or Maasai and learning about their culture.

What is the climate like in Kenya?
The highland areas have a temperate climate (22°- 25°C) due to the high altitude, however  it is hotter in low-lying areas like the Rift Valley (30°- 35°C). The coast is hot and humid most of the year. Kenya has two rainy seasons, the ‘short rains’ that take place over 5-6 weeks in November and December and the ‘long rains’ that occur during March to May.

How do I get to Kenya?
Kenya’s major capital Nairobi is the main entry point into the country. Major airlines that fly into Nairobi include British Airways, Etihad Airways, Emirates, Lufthansa and Air France. From Nairobi, Kenya Airways offers flights to other popular African destinations including South Africa, Uganda, Rwanda and Zimbabwe.

What can I combine Kenya with?
Kenya is often combined with neighbouring Tanzania, and with Uganda or Rwanda for a trek to see the gorillas. A few days on the beautiful beaches of the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar is a very popular way to end a Kenyan safari.

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