we decided to stay in the Ridgeway Gables a cosy Nairobi home turned into a Bed and Breakfast with 6 charming double room, so that we would have the advice of the charming hostess Ms.Maggie von Lekow who has been in the East African travel business the last 30 years and is the ideal person to advise one about the country and where to go and why. A welcoming log fire in the cosy living room greeted us upon arrival in the evening, because July is a cool month for Nairobi and the delicious home cooked dinner was superb. The bedrooms were charming rustik style with an ensuite shower and loo (this is functional and fine).
The bedrooms were independent in an inner courtyard and one could go outside into the lovely Kenya garden any time - a Kenya breakfast was served on the terrasse at any prearranged time. We had a car and driver booked at a reaonable rate of about 25$ for a full half-day to get us to the local Maasai market where we shopped till we dropped. The amber beads etc were very iinteresting shopping as well as the beautiful carved and paineted wooden & soap-stone bowls. Because staying in downtown Nairobi is not recommended I highly recommend this B & B for those who love a home stay and also like meeting with a local person who can talk about tourism or life in Kenya. The rooms have a coffee & tea maker which we liked. The price was very reasonable at about 130$ per night for 2 persons with English breakfast. The dinner was extra at about 30$ per person and recommended. We also used our driver to take us to some good Indian restaurants that are close by. We combined our 6 night stay in Kenya with 6 days in Zanzibar which we loved.