Whistling Thorns is a very good, relaxing place to stay when in the Nairobi/Karen area of Kenya.
We stayed in a cabin with a bathroom/shower, and our accommodations were very comfortable.
Jacob, our driver for two days, was fantastic. He explained the history of the area, along with knowing exactly where to take us in the area on our free days.
The food is very good, served on a porch dining area where you can watch the Kenyan sunset.
Mary Louise runs a very good operation. The only negative was that it took a bit long to get food served at dinnertime. At breakfast, we didn't see these delays.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whistling Thorns is one hour from Nairobi overlooking the Ngong Hills in an untouristy part of the country. It is a peaceful quiet place with swimming pool and splendid views and bar/restaurant with home cooked meals. There is a golf driving range, and you can go horse riding or walking. There are plenty of birds and you may see zebras and gazelles. It is a lovely place to relax before or after your safari. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Whistling Thorns Hotel Nairobi