The Spirit of Modern Africa
House of Waine was once a private house and this ‘home from home’ feeling is still to be found here. The suites are named after aspects of Kenyan culture and decorated to match: the Bustani Suite, for example, reflects the garden (‘bustani’ means garden in Swahili) while the Ziwa Room echoes the blues of Lake Ziwa. There is a very large Presidential Suite and the manicured garden houses a heated swimming pool.
House of Waine offers a wonderful selection of menus, served in various locations on the property, which reflect the diversity of flavours found in Nairobi. There are also two bars, which are exclusively for the use of guests and a sparkling heated swimming pool for those quiet hours between sightseeing. Must-see attractions include a visit to Kazuri Beads, the Karen Blixen Museum, Matbronze Art Gallery and Foundry, Giraffe Centre (to hand feed giraffes and for nature walks), the Daphne Sheldrick Wildlife Sanctuary – where you can interact with (and perhaps adopt) elephants and rhinos – and the renowned Nairobi National Park.
Immersed in the leafy surrounds of Kenya’s beautiful Karen Forest is the elegant House of Waine – an upmarket retreat, which offers guests intimacy and superb accommodation. House of Waine provides a serene gateway in a tranquil setting, while still remaining close enough to the hustle and bustle of top attractions.