With a keen emphasis on modern African art, Tribe offers a completely different experience from the ‘Out of Africa’ approach so often encountered in Kenya and other countries. It has a much more contemporary feel, not least due to its location in the grounds of a large, very fun, and vibrant shopping centre. The centre is a real locals’ hangout, making Tribe a great fit with travellers who want to be within easy reach of laidback restaurants and high-quality shops. Accommodation is usually booked on a B&B basis, and the hotel is open all year round.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
The hotel can be accessed via 26 kilometres’ road transfer from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, which takes between one to two hours, depending on traffic. It’s situated in the suburb of Gigiri, to the north of the bustling city.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES AT TRIBE HOTEL:
Guest accommodation consists of 137 rooms and suites, across seven categories. At entry level, there’s the Superior Room, offering 320 square feet of floor space and featuring king-size bed or twin beds, air conditioning, 40-inch LED Smart television, work station, and well-appointed en-suite washroom with rain shower. Some rooms have a bathtub too! Step up a category, and you can opt for the more spacious Deluxe Room (420 sq. ft). Select a Junior Suite, and you’ll enjoy additional living space and closet capacity, while the Loft Business Suite provides split-level work/play areas and over-sized windows. The Ambassadorial, Penthouse, and Presidential suites are far more opulent than many of our travellers will require, especially if you’re here for just one night, but do contact a member of our team if you’d like to discuss all the options. Every category is furnished with modern artworks, and the glass walls separating the washing facilities from the bedrooms lend a very open-plan feel. Most of the rooms and suites have lovely views, over the hotel’s pool or towards the nearby Karura Forest.
The communal facilities at Tribe are also adorned with plenty of contemporary art, not least the corridors and corners linking the main areas! The hotel’s stylish atrium offers a very open space in which to relax, with its clean-lined sofas and tables and intriguing light installations. There’s a separate TV & audio room too. The restaurant is called Jiko, and it has a fabulous seasonal menu in tribute to local farmers. An open flame grill is the eatery’s theme, but all sorts of soups, salads, and sandwiches are prepared as well. The hotel’s bar is Nest Rooftop, and it offers super-comfy seating, a Moroccan atmosphere, and a great range of snacks and drinks. Keep-fit fans can get a good workout in Tribe’s well-equipped gym, while anyone in need of a little pampering can head to Kaya Spa for massages, skin specials, and hot-tub bliss. The grounds are great for relaxation too, with their terraces, water gardens, and beautifully landscaped pool!
ACTIVITIES AT TRIBE HOTEL:
For a summary of what to see and do in Nairobi, please click here. Below, we list the attractions that are close to Tribe Hotel.
Village Market Shopping Centre- One of the largest shopping, recreation, and entertainment destinations in East Africa, Village Market encompasses over 150 outlets within 210,000 square feet. It’s an open-air setting, amidst rivers, waterfalls, and gardens. And it’s just a short distance from the hotel, so you can easily pop in for a quick look or bite to eat if that’s all you have time for during your stay here. Head to the centre on a Friday, between 8am and 3pm, and you can browse the Maasai market, perfect for souvenirs!
Cinema- Village Market includes a Nu Metro Cinema, where you can take a break from shopping to enjoy a good film. Nu Metro is Nairobi’s most popular cinema hall!
Waterpark- As if all the shops and restaurants weren’t enough, Village Market is also home to a thrilling waterpark. This feature is always popular with the youngsters, and with the young at heart too.
Karura Forest- A treat for wildlife fans, Karura is situated just a few minutes’ drive from the hotel. Covering approximately a thousand hectares of tropical trees, streams, caves, and a waterfall, it offers a lovely location for a woodland wander, surrounded by birds and small mammals. All paths are well marked, and there are rangers to assist you if need be.