Artsy digs in KenyaLangata, Nairobi
What was once the home of a local artist is now an intimate boutique hotel. The property has just eight bedrooms spread across two buildings set on Nairobi’s fringe, close to David Sheldrick’s elephant orphanage.
Each room is minimalistic and charming and features the former artist owner's eclectic mix of tribal and worldly accessories and artworks lining the wall, and is furnished in rustic wood and leather hide. But best of all, this intimate property in the tranquil surroundings of Nairobi’s Langata suburb is just around the corner from your new long-necked friends at the Giraffe Centre and the orphaned elephants and rhinos of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
There are also plenty of other critters in your own backyard at OneFortyEight, from monkeys with a taste for Ferrero Rocher, to peacocks, warthogs and parrots. It’s a veritable zoo without walls.
- Exploring the David Sheldrick Elephant orphanage and the Giraffe Center
- French press coffee to start the day
- Wandering the grounds of the nearby Nairobi National Park and the Karen Blixen Home
- Watching animals pass by the back fence as you enjoy your breakfast
- There’s no air con, but ceiling fans aplenty
- Private verandah
- Gourmet Restaurant
- Rain shower
From US$380 a night.