Live Close to an International Airport
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) is the largest airport in Kenya. It serves visitors coming to or leaving Kenya as well as passengers who are en-route to other parts of Africa. It also serves passengers travelling to cities in Kenya such as Eldoret and Mombasa. This airport handles millions of passengers annually.
JKIA is located in Embakasi, about 15km from Nairobi’s city centre. Traffic is heavy from the city centre during peak hours in the morning and evening. If you are staying along Thika Road, such as in the lavish Safari Park Hotel, you have to brave rush hour traffic on Thika Road heading towards the city, or use Outering Road, which has several gridlocks before you get to Airport North Road. Lang’ata Road, Waiyaki Way and the city centre are other places that always have traffic any time of day or night.
To avoid being stuck in traffic, leave at least 3 hours early if you are staying North, East or West of the city so you can beat the traffic heading towards Mombasa Road.
Alternatively, stay in hotels near JKIA such as
- Eka Hotel
- Panari Hotel
- Ole Sereni
- Boma Hotel
You can spend the night there or request for a day room to freshen up before your trip to the airport.
Eka Hotel is a luxury lodge along Mombasa Road. It is a few minutes away from the airport. The rooms have modern facilities and amenities. Restaurants on site include the Spur Restaurant, which is one of the best steak houses in the city.
The rooms are comfortable, the facilities are modern and this hotel is only 10 minutes away from JKIA. The hotel’s Red Garnet Restaurant has sumptuous meals served in a beautiful setting overlooking Nairobi National Park. This hotel has an ice skating rink.
Ole Sereni Hotel
Ole Sereni offers a sweeping view of Nairobi National Park. Its 134 rooms; some rooms face the city while others look over the park. The restaurant is the best place to capture the beauty of the park because as you dine, you can see wildlife and thickets that dot the blanket of savannah grassland extending to the horizon.
It is 13km from JKIA, located off Mombasa Road. The 148 plush rooms at this hotel have chic furnishings and modern facilities.