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 lot of advice and assistance. I have continued to stay in touch, and even went back to stay over Christmas. Having people I know and trust in Kenya has been invaluable!
Regarding rooms, the bunk room is basic, but comfortable. I also stayed in the outhouse. This was very nice with its own shower, and perfect if you need some privacy or quiet. I could get wifi in both places. I spent the majority of my time at the house though in the main living area.
Meals were great with a good mix of Kenyan and Western food.
In terms of location, it is about a 30-50 minute trip from the centre of town depending on traffic and your mode of transport. However, I found I only needed one day in town and the majority of attractions in Nairobi are in the Langata/Karen area, making the homestay a perfect base.
If you are interested in getting to know Kenyan culture and be part of a family, then this is a great place to stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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.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!!!!! ... more less
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