What to do…?
One of the best things about Hotel Rudi’s is our location. We are about 45 minutes away from the city centre (traffic depending) and there’s plenty for you to do, “just like you would when at home.” Karen shopping centre is 10 minutes away whereby you could visit local shops and fast-food restaurants, as well as major banks and business centers.
The following facilities are accessible from our guest house with a 15 minute drive:
- Karen Blixen Museum: Karen Blixen Museum was once the centre piece of a farm at the foot of the Ngong Hills owned by Danish Author Karen and her Swedish Husband, Baron Bror von Blixen Fincke. Located 10km from the city centre, the Museum belongs to a different time period in the history of Kenya. The farm house gained international fame with the release of the movie ‘Out of Africa’ an Oscar winning film based on Karen’s an autobiography by the same title.
- Bomas of Kenya: Bomas of Kenya offers Kenya in miniature! It is a must visit to all visitors. Situated 10km from Nairobi city center, and about 1 km past main entrance of the game-filled Nairobi National Park, Bomas of Kenya lets you see the wonderful diversity of cultures that make up this fascinating country. At Bomas different aspects of Kenyan culture are displayed including living styles, crafts, music and dancing.
- Nairobi National Park: Nairobi National Park is a unique ecosystem by being the only protected area in the world close to a capital city. The park is located only 7 km from Nairobi city centre. The savannah ecosystem comprise of different vegetation types. Open grass plains with scattered acacia bush are predominant.
- Giraffe Centre: It’s a must to be if you want to experience the beauty and elegance of these Rothschild Giraffes. You can study, touch and feed them – an unforgettable experience.
- Sheldricks Elephant Orphanage: Born from one family’s passion for Kenya and its wilderness, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is today the most successful orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world and one of the pioneering conservation organisations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa.
- House of Treasure: The House of Treasures is filled with unusual and exotic goods from around the globe. Antique and modern furniture, architectural pieces, innovative fashion & jewellery, Africana artefacts, children’s toys and eclectic home-ware – all gathered in a striking double-storey gallery set in mature gardens in Karen, just outside Nairobi, Kenya.
- Carnivore Restaurant: The Carnivore is the ultimate ‘Beast of a Feast’. A variety of meat including ostrich, crocodile and camel, roasted over charcoal and carved at your table. Delicious side dishes and an exceptional array of sauces complement this fixed price feast that also includes soup,a selection of desserts and Kenyan coffee.
- Mamba Village: Mamba Village is famous for its Crocodile Farm.The pens are home to an estimated 70 Nile crocodiles. Four Maasai Ostriches can also be found strutting around their pen with grace.Visitors often come into direct personal contact with them when given the opportunity to feed these gallant birds. The experience is always satisfying and exciting especially for children.
- Nairobi Race Course: The Jockey Club of Kenya is the governing body of thoroughbred racing. Our focus is on providing leadership and enabling innovation within racing to ensure the exciting sport retains its pre-eminent position in Kenya, Africa and internationally.