Off the Beaten Path in Nairobi, Kenya

Posted by Timothy Harvard on April, 2015

Nairobi is a popular destination for those seeking the thrill of a safari or the beauty of the savannah. However, there are many other ways to enjoy Kenya. A longer stay offers the opportunity to experience the vibrant culture of this beautiful African nation in greater depth, as well as to explore sights and activities you might miss on a shorter trip. While you’re there, an extended stay hotel in Kenya is the perfect option for balancing the amenities and convenience of a hotel with the comfort and familiarity of an apartment. You’ll be able to choose whether to cook your dinner in your fully equipped kitchen or have a meal served to you in the hotel’s restaurant; whether to sample local nightlife, or enjoy a movie on your in-room home theater system.

Here are some lesser-known – but plenty exciting – ways to take advantage of your extended time in Nairobi:

Ngong Hills

If you are an outdoor enthusiast, this picturesque setting is for you! Located just outside the city, the Ngong Hills form a ridge along the edge of the Great Rift Valley and offer sweeping views of both the valley and the city. Whether you’re looking for a brisk jog, a leisurely stroll, or a day of bike riding, the trail along the tops of the hills is an excellent way to get some exercise while enjoying the area’s natural beauty.

Bomas of Kenya

The word “boma” is derived from the Swahili word for “homestead.” Bomas of Kenya are tiny communities that offer a glimpse into Kenya’s traditional cultures. Here you can experience the dress, music, dance, and other customs of the nation’s various ethnic groups. If you’re staying at an extended stay hotel in Kenya you may want to visit Bomas multiple times, since the rich and varied schedule of activities offers more than what you could take in during a single outing.

Hell’s Gate National Park

This gorgeous park a little over an hour from Nairobi offers its share of wildlife viewing opportunities, but also includes a breathtaking gorge walk as well as obsidian formations and two extinct volcanoes. Hell’s Gate is one of only two Kenyan national parks allowing activities such as biking and even camping in the park.

Sheldrick Elephant Nursery

Ever wonder what a bottle for a baby elephant looks like? At Sheldrick Elephant nursery, you can observe the care of orphaned baby pachyderms. While you’re living nearby at an extended stay hotel in Kenya, you may even want to support the nursery’s work by becoming a foster parent to one of its residents.

An extended stay hotel in Kenya offers the perfect accommodations for those who want to really immerse themselves in all that Nairobi has to offer. At Wasini All Suite Hotel in Kenya, you will be treated as a guest, but you’ll feel right at home.