Hemingways Nairobi


Karen retreat

Hemingways Nairobi is a luxurious boutique hotel in the green residential area of Karen, with magnificent views of the nearby Ngong hills from its gardens and balconies.

There are 45 high-ceilinged suites, blending modern comforts with subtle touches of brass, mahogany and leather harkening back to vintage East African safaris.

The Brassier serves up seasonal fresh produce is sourced from local farms in Kenya with seafood from the coast and grilled meats from farms in the North. For cocktails, head to the Hemingways Bar.


At a glance

  • 45 suites

  • Restaurant, wine cellar and bar

  • Outdoor heated pool

  • Gym, sauna and steam room

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    Nairobi National Park

    A short drive from the hotel, Nairobi National Park's wide-open grass plains scattered acacia bushes backdropped by the city skyline play host to a wide variety of wildlife including the endangered black rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, buffaloes, giraffes and diverse birdlife.

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    Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

    The nearby Sheldrick Wildlife Trust cares for orphaned baby elephants and other animals. Watch the keepers feed and interact with them. Chat to our team for exclusive experiences here.

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    The Giraffe Centre

    The Giraffe Centre is a non-profit making organization whose main objective is to provide conservation education for school children and the youth of Kenya. Visit the feeding platform to get up close and personal with a giraffe and take a stroll through the nature sanctuary.

Community & Culture

For decades, the Hemingways group has been investing in the future of Kenya. Hemingways Collection is extremely proud to be associated and to have partnered with a variety of not-for-profit companies and groups for the benefit of the communities and areas they operate in.

They support a varied group of institutions both financially and operationally some of which focus on improving people’s lives and others that focus on environmental sustainability.

All produce is locally sourced, and they showcase local farmers and growers in support of their enterprise. Hemingways also promotes expert local craftsmen and artisan boutiques when guests are looking for mementos and gifts to take home.


Hemingways seek to make a lasting contribution to the benefit of their environment. The property is designed with discretion, in keeping with the quiet, residential neighborhood, while operating an ingenious internal eco-system of water and energy conservation and sustainable waste management.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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