Lodges

Eka Hotel

Luxurious stopover just minutes from the airport in Kenya's capital city

Eka Hotel

An easy drive from an international and domestic airport, Eka Hotel is ideal for a hassle-free layover en route to the country's wilder places. Quality amenities, comfortable accommodation and efficient staff will put your mind and body ease throughout your stay, from the moment the driver greets you at the airport to when you put your head on your feather pillow, followed by your first sip of really good Kenyan coffee in the morning. The hotel is geared towards international tourists, with high standards across the board. For convenience and consistent quality, Eka is hard to beat.

At the lodge

The hotel

This smart business-class hotel is well-appointed, with decor that leans toward the modern: clean-lines and bright splashes of colour. The outdoor swimming area is a lovely little oasis, the perfect place to recover if you have a day between flights. The two restaurants, coffee shop and bar cover all manner of cravings, from fruit-filled buffet breakfasts and traditional English steak and chips to more regional fare. There's a gym and spa, where guests can book massages, facials and other treatments.

The rooms

With around 160 rooms, Eka Hotel is small enough to feel personal and large enough to offer anonymity. It stands just four storeys tall, and the rooms are spread between two main blocks. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, wi-fi access and tea/coffee stations; some offer interleading doors, ideal for larger families or couples travelling together. There are a handful of suites in two classes, junior and executive – the latter double the size of the former.

On safari

Experiences

Eka meets all your basic requirements, namely, a stress-free interim. With excellent dining options and convenient gym facilities, you won't need to look much beyond the hotel unless you're keen for a taste of this eclectic city. The mall in front of the hotel offers great shopping. From markets and retail outlets to gardens, parks and wildlife refuges, there's plenty to keep you busy. Night life thrums, so chat to the locals or the hotel's concierge service for insider tips.

When to go

Nairobi by month

January

Season: Dry

February

Season: Dry

March

Season: Wet

April

Season: Wet

May

Season: Wet

June

Season: Dry

July

Season: Dry

August

Season: Dry

September

Season: Dry

October

Season: Dry

November

Season: Wet

December

Season: Wet

Wildlife


A land of stark contrast, where a rolling wilderness meets the rising buildings of a growing city, proving that harmony can be achieved in a modern world. Explore and discover a diverse range of wildlife in the Nairobi National Park; species like zebra, warthog, giraffe, buffalo and lion are in abundance with Black rhino sightings almost a given. There are leopard and cheetah, but these shy creatures can be a little more difficult to spot. This birdlife does not disappoint either with more than 400 species present in the region.

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