Nairobi is considered the safari capital of the continent, as well as one of Kenya’s largest, and most interesting cities. Picture a beautiful but restless city, filled with boundless energy, thriving and energetic with bustling markets, excellent museums and the historical home of Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa open to visitors.
Top sights include the Giraffe Centre and the black rhinos of Nairobi National Park (the park is home to large herds of zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, giraffe, rhinos, cheetahs, and a large number of lions, living wild within 20 minutes of the centre of town.)
The city centre is very safe to walk in and taxis make other areas accessible.
We tapped BellaStylista fashion designer Ann McCreath of KikoRomeo, to introduce us to her Nairobi.
Scroll for tips on where to shop, stay, drink, and eat in Nairobi and of course – some KikoRomeo creations to wear on your stay!
Bella Naija Style Insider: Ann McCreath
Best Place To
Eat At: Sierra Brasserie, Yaya
Drink At (Wine): Tribe, the Village Market Hotel
Drink At (Cocktails): Brew Bistro
The Tribe Hotel
Located in Nairobi’s leafy Gigiri neighborhood, just ten minutes from the city center — the 137-room Tribe is a perfectly appointed business hotel- extremely cosmopolitan, with art from all over the continent adorning airy, free-flowing interiors, with cool stone walls, large windows and natural woods enhancing the ambience of the space.
An oasis of tranquility in buzzy Nairobi, the Tribe Hotel also features private screening room, a rooftop bar, an elaborate heated pool (replete with a fireplace and submerged granite table), as well as a world class full-service spa, stylish restaurant and soaring lobby lounge.
What To Wear
Dance At: The Alchemist and J’s
Hangout At: The Alchemist
Unwind At: Harlequins Rugby Club & Bar
Famed for being a really cool bar and music venue, with excellent ambience and an overall great vibe. Not only does this laid back spot have a highly rated (and reasonably priced) menu – it is complimented by great food trucks at the entrance.
What To Wear
People Watch At: The Alchemist
Shop At: DAC, Village Market, Adele Dejak, Village Market
Best Touristy Activity: Kobo Trust Arts Centre / Kuona Arts Centre / Godown Arts
Stay, Live or Staycation At: Kilimani