House of Waine | Kenya Safari
4.3 (86.67%) 3 votes


Location: Nairobi National Park, Nairobi City, Kenya

Comfort Level: Distinctive

Originally built as a private house, the House of Waine is a re-modelled prime Kenyan safari destination in Karen, Nairobi. It’s well-decorated and tasteful suites are suitable for a pre- or post-safari stopover. The staff members are warm and friendly and the heated swimming pool is very enticing especially on a hot sunny day or at midnight in a star-studded night!

  • 30 minutes from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
  • 20 minutes from Wilson Airport; the domestic safari airport hub in Kenya
  • Easy access to other city attractions i.e Giraffe Centre, the Karen Blixen Museum and David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
  • Great Chefs: Hotel menu offers local delicacies as well as international favorites
  • Amazing and attentive staff and authentic safari cuisine
  • 11 distinctive rooms and suites, with each having a different theme based on the local Kenyan culture
  • Perfect for a pre- or post-safari stopover
  • Luxurious marble bathrooms feature large windows and abundant natural light

Amenities at the House of Waine

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Individually Controlled Air Conditioning
  • Eco-Friendly Bathroom Toiletries
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Mini Bar
  • Separate Shower and Bath
  • Bath Tub
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in the non-alcoholic bar with cookies, milk & ground coffee supplied daily
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • Magnified Make-Up Mirror
  • Fresh Flowers
  • Laptop Safes
  • Baby Cots available on Request
  • Laundry at an extra cost
  • Accepts Credit Cards – Visa and MasterCard

Rooms and Suites at the House of Waine, Nairobi, Kenya


  • Manyatta: The room is home to a portrait of a Maasai Moran (Warrior) by local artist, Phillipa Marrion
    Manyatta, House of Waine
  • Ziwa: Ziwa, the Swahili word for Lake, aptly describes this room where the abundance of turquoise reflects a shimmering lakeZiwa, House of Waine Kenya Safarii
  • Safari: Safari, from the Arabic ‘safa’, means a long journey in Swahili. It was first used in the English language by Sir Richard Burton, the famous explorerSafari, House of Waine Kenya Safari
  • Tembo: It is said that an elephant never forgets. Astay in Tembo (elephant in Swahili), will be an unforgettable experience with its different hues and textures reflecting of the elephant hide and its natural habitatTembo, House of Waine Kenya Safari
  • Victoria: Victoria the quaint room and the only one with a working fireplace is reminiscent of the Victorian era. The main feature of the room is our wrought iron four poster bed and the elegant claw foot tubVictoria, House of Waine Kenya Safari
  • Kanini: Kanini, the smallest room, is child friendly and interconnects with Makan.Kanini, House of Waine Kenya Safari
  • Makan: Makan, our Indian themed room is filled with warm shades of the red chili pepper and omate fabrics. Makan pays homage to acommunity that has had and continues to have a pivotal role in the development of our multicultural countryMakan, House of Waine Kenya Safari
  • Pwani: Our coastal themed room with its calming sea blues and greens invites you to rest, relax and rejuvenate before and after your journeyPwani, House of Waine Kenya Safari
  • Bustani: Our garden room, Bustani, invites the outside in, through its fabrics and with its direct access to our expansive gardensBustani, House of Waine Kenya Safari
  • Sahara: The golden sands of the Sahara are captured in the objects d’arts, artwork and the fabrics of this room  Sahara, House of Waine Kenya Safari


  • Malaika: Malaika is the grand dame of the houseMalaika Suite, House of Waine , Kenya Safari

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  • Pre- and post-safari stopover
  •  Visit nearby destinations such as the Giraffe Centre, the Karen Blixen Museum and David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage