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Mdawida Homestay

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Sun Valley Estate, Phase 1, House 135, Police Dog Unit Road off Kungu Karumba Road, Nairobi 00517 Kenya See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Wheelchair access
2.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

We recently stayed at Mdawida Homestay for 7 nights - coming and going between our adventures. Ronnie & Serah (and their amazing extended family) were gracious hosts even before we got to Kenya! Since this was my first trip to Africa, I had many questions...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Nadine A
Response from SerahMucha, Owner at Mdawida HomestayResponded November 1, 2018

Thank you for this awesome review. You know we enjoyed your company as much as you did ours. We were so touched by the work you did in the village to improve children's lives, by setting up an incredible library. We appreciate you all who...More

Reviewed June 19, 2018

I stayed at Mdawida Homestay for two nights in June 2018. The homestay is inside a gated community, a five minute walk (two minute drive) from the main entrance on Police Dog Unit Road. Mdawida is ideally located: both Nairobi city centre and Nairobi National...More

Date of stay: June 2018
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Response from SerahMucha, Owner at Mdawida HomestayResponded June 20, 2018

It was wonderful having you stay with us. The boys loved playing football and chatting. They always talk about you. If you do come around again we would definitely love to host you.

Reviewed January 24, 2018

This was my first time in Africa with my 5yr old son. They communcated with me until the day I boarded my flight, Serah replied to my emails quickly. when I got there, the room was cozy, mosquito net was there and they provided bedding...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank Hisako I
Response from SerahMucha, Owner at Mdawida HomestayResponded January 26, 2018

My family and I loved having you and your son stay with us. My boys miss your son and hope one day he can come back to Kenya and visit, we can never forget him, awesome kid. We enjoyed all the stories we shared and...More

Reviewed January 21, 2018

Staying with Serah and Ronnie in Mdawida Homestay was the perfect start to my trip to Kenya. It was the end of the Christmas holidays and they had family and friends staying too. It was a house full of fun, warmth and laughter. I arrived...More

Date of stay: December 2017
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Response from SerahMucha, Owner at Mdawida HomestayResponded January 26, 2018

Thank you for the awesome review. It was a pleasure to host you and to go for the tour of Nairobi. We had some laughs comparing our cultures. I am glad you had a great time and i do hope that we shall meet again,...More

Reviewed April 4, 2017

I was planning a holiday in Nairobi with family (wife & small kid aged 10 ) and wanted a homestay in an estate where the kid could also engage with others his age and learn from them but not feel lonely with us grownups etc...More

Date of stay: March 2017
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Response from SerahMucha, Owner at Mdawida HomestayResponded April 5, 2017

Thank you so much for this great review and for staying with us, our kids enjoyed having your son around as a playmate, and we hope next time you are in Nairobi you would consider us for your stay. Cheers

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Welcome! A homestay is a form of tourism and/or study abroad program that allows the visitor to rent a room from a local family to better learn the local lifestyle as well as improve their language ability. More Our home stay is warm and welcome to people who want to have a bit of culture, home cooked African meals and get to know about Kenya from real Kenyans. Here you meet people from every corner of the world and the experience is amazing. We have housing and homestay options for singles, couples, groups, volunteers, students and travelers you name it, we have a place for you. Our homestay offers a great location to all that Nairobi has to offer, as well as a superb base for heading out on your travels around Kenya. Many of Kenya's highlights are just a short drive away from our home. Is this your thing? We are waiting for you, come join!!!!! Less
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Wheelchair access
Room Service
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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$20 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Kenya > Nairobi
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Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
$20 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Kenya > Nairobi
Room & Suite (11)
Dining (2)
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"Choose the studio, outside room"
Apr 4, 2017
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"Use the lower rooms if you have kids and you do not want to watch over them every second."
Apr 26, 2016
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"If you want a bit of privacy, ask for one of the self contained outside rooms."
Dec 12, 2014
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"Room choices depend completely on your preference. If you enjoy a social experience and want to immerse..."
Sep 27, 2014
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