Hidden Gems; Romantic Getaways around Nairobi

Editorial - 17th Feb 2020

Sundowners as you enjoy spectacular views; amazing dinners in the wild and exquisite interiors are the makings of a romantic getaway. When you think of all these, you imagine some out of the way place or somewhere far away from Nairobi. What if I told you all this can be found in Nairobi?

Below are a few hidden romantic gems in and around Nairobi.

Ololo Safari Lodge 

A small paradise located on the edge of Nairobi National park. The villa provides tranquility and a distinctive feel compared to none other. Amazing meals, a pool and breathtaking views of the national park can be enjoyed at Ololo. The perfect mix of wildlife and adventure in a home-setting.  If you are looking for a unique adventure in a homely and serene setting, Ololo is the perfect place for that valentine’s getaway.

Tree Houses at Ngong House 

A very welcoming, unique and quirky getaway located in the Karen/ Langata area of Nairobi. The tree houses are having a log cabin appeal due to the polished wooden interiors.  The elevated rooms are innovative and are designed as treehouses giving it a unique appeal.

Romantic nights by the fireplace, captivating views in your treehouse and lazy afternoons by the poolside are some of the experiences this amazing place has to offer.

Olohoro Onyore Ndogo House, Champagne Ridge

Breathtaking scenery, peace and tranquility are to be found at this hidden gem.  Located one and a half hours away from the city center, in the Ngong hills. The property is set on a cliff overlooking the rift valley and the views are spectacular and the hikes are exhilarating, coupled with the amazing interiors and the homely feel and service, Champagne ridge is a gem to be explored.

The Castle, champagne ridge

Want to enjoy nature and disconnect from the hum and buzz of the city? The castle at Champagne ridge is the place to be. Spectacular views, the beauty of nature and absolute peace and quiet can be found at The Castle. The self-catering option at Champagne ridge is ideal for a romantic getaway where you can also unwind.


Boutique lodge located at the edge of Nairobi National Park, Emakoko is located on a cliff at the edge of the Emakoko River. Amazing views of the river and the national park are to be enjoyed at this property. Beautiful trees, abundant wildlife and serene environment are all available at the lodge. The perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.

 Lerruat Log resort

Breathtakingly beautiful cannot begin to adequately describe Lerruat whoich is located about 1 and a half hours from Nairobi in Kumpa, Kajiado. The Resort which is located on an elevated hillside offers awe-inspiring scenery and viewpoints such as Lake Magadi on one side and Kajiado on the other. The rustic wooden façade gives the resort that countryside look and evokes a sense of tranquility. An ideal Valentine’s getaway.

Which hidden gem has caught your eye?