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Mdawida Homestay

Sun Valley Estate, Phase 1, House # 135 | Otienda, Langata, Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I highly recommend staying at the Mdawida Homestay! I have been traveling to and from Kenya for more than four years now and have also stayed for extended periods of time due to work, each of which I stayed at the Mdawida's and had a wonderful experience. The Homestay offers a very vibrant atmosphere, which will immerse you into the... More

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SerahMucha, Owner at Mdawida Homestay, responded to this review

Zach, I don't know where to begin, the small brother I never had. We have been family for the longest time through thick and thin, through the kids calling you Gack to finally proper pronunciation Zach. We have seen each other through all manner of situations, that is what family is about. Mdawida Homestay is your home, always welcome and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I had the chance to stay at the Mdawida Homestay for 4 months, from May to September 2014. I was working at a coffee business around 30 minutes from the homestay. As a student from Canada and as my first time in Kenya (or Africa at all) I was looking for an accommodation that would be as much of a... More

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SerahMucha, Owner at Mdawida Homestay, responded to this review

JONAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How are you? We miss you Chin-Can, bet you had forgotten that. We enjoyed having you here, you were one of the boys for sure. Thank you for the review, it was spot-on, hope when you come again you can be part of us. Cheers. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Highly recommended! The Mdawida's are a wonderfully genuine and accommodating family, and their home and neighborhood are comfortable and convenient. Ronnie and Serah are helpful in so many ways, and the food is so good! I want to visit Africa again, since there's still so many countries I didn't get a chance to see. But after my experience with the... More

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SerahMucha, Owner at Mdawida Homestay, responded to this review

Hi My dear, thank you for the review, we were privileged to have you here, and we are happy to know you would make this your stopover in your world travels. Glad to always be there for everyones' assistance when they arrive, that is what we stand for. CHEERS More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We stayed at Mdawida Homestay for 3 nights. We had initially booked the double ensuite room for all 3 nights but had to request Serah for a slightly larger room. While the double room is fine for a night, if you are staying longer and with lots of luggage, it may be worthwhile to opt for the studio apartment (just... More

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SerahMucha, Owner at Mdawida Homestay, responded to this review

Hi Manisha It was a delight to have the both of you here. We enjoyed your comapny, learnt a lot about your home and seeing all the similarities was very interesting. Hope you can come back again. Thanks for your support Serah More

Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I was a bit worried to travel to Nairobi as I have been told it's dangerous day and night. But I got completely released the moment I saw the big smile from Serah's face. Everyone in the house is so nice, I especially love Serah and Ron's 3 boys - they are so smart and adorable. I enjoy playing with... More

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North Shore City, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I stumbled across this place on Tripadvisor when I was looking for somewhere to stay my first week in Kenya. Booking was one of the best decisions I have made on this trip. Everyone is very friendly and almost instantly I felt like I was at home. Conversation is always interesting, and Serah and Ronnie can provide you with a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

The stay here was amazing. I stayed in February and again in April. Everyone was super friendly and helpful when it came to setting me up with a room and helping me get around town. The location is a little far from town, but there are enough shops around that you do not need to go into town unless it... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

... It is HOME to me ;-). Period. Ronny and Serah are the best hosts I have ever had. Staying in Their home is the best way to get a slice of Kenyan life. Though I was a vegetarian, i had a great time with food with mixed vegetables and Ugali ! And I could see all things i could... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

As a homestay, this is reallt a great place to stay, clean and comfortable and very affordable. A very homely atmosphere, very relaxed and welcoming. Breakfast and dinner is served in the family living room, and the conversation is always lively and flowing with interesting guests from all over the world, and knowledgable advice and support from the owners Serah... More

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SerahMucha, Owner at Mdawida Homestay, responded to this review

Hey T.J Thank you so much for writing a response we enjoy having you here and you have become part of our big travel family. Thank you for your support and we hope to see you soon again. Cheers Serah More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

This place is run by Serah and her husband Ronnie and is situated very close to Nairobi National Park. For the record, Mdawida Homestay provides an extremely basic accommodation, perfect for people who are on budget travel. They also provide lunch and dinner at a very nominal price. However, what made this place special for us was the family atmosphere.... More

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SerahMucha, Owner at Mdawida Homestay, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for the review and I'm glad that you highlighted excatly what we are about, culture and experience for our guests as well as ourselves. Great way to meet people from diverse cultures in the home. Thanks More

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Address: Sun Valley Estate, Phase 1, House # 135 | Otienda, Langata, Nairobi, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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