A peaceful boutique hotel set in verdant gardens in Nairobi’s upmarket suburb of Karen, House of Waine is the perfect place to relax after a long haul flight before heading out on a Kenya safari. With the welcoming ambience of a spacious family home, beautifully maintained 2.5 acre garden and heated swimming pool and friendly staff who look after every detail with warm hospitality, it’s a soothing sanctuary from the bustle of the city and conveniently close to Wilson Airport for safari flights and to attractions such as the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Giraffe Centre and the Karen Blixen museum.

A choice of just eleven individually decorated rooms and suites have African themes, some with vibrant colours, others subtle and understated, all using rich fabrics and well-chosen furnishings with a comfortable country house feel.

There are the calm sea blues and greens of Pwani, deep greens of garden room Bustani and the vibrant spicy reds and golds of Makan, which also has an interconnecting child’s room next door. The sophisticated Malaika honeymoon suite is decorated in shades of silver and black contrasting with warm wood floors and furniture. All the rooms are air-conditioned with lap-top safes, flat screen TV and complimentary wifi, as well as beautiful en-suite marble bathrooms supplied with eco-friendly toiletries.

While there are tea and coffee facilities complete with home-made cookies in each room, delicious meals and snacks are always available, however late in the evening guests arrive, whether you want a simple pizza or a romantic candlelit supper. Fresh and wholesome lunches and dinners with daily changing menus may be served al fresco or in the elegant dining room and guests dietary requirements are smilingly catered for. Kick back in the comfortable lounge beside the welcoming roaring fire on cooler evenings, or stretch out on comfortable loungers beside the curvy swimming pool listening to the sound of birdsong. Business travellers can also make use of the elegant 20-seater conference room and private terrace.

Complete luxury and peace tailored to the individual guest, House of Waine, allows guests to unwind at their own pace and is ideal for pampering and relaxation after a stimulating East African safari.