If you don’t arrive in Nairobi, Kenya early in the morning, chances are you have to spend the night in the city, before you catch the shuttle to Tanzania. There are all levels of accommodations in the city – the good, the bad and the ugly, ranging from a few dollars per night to hundreds of dollars per night. If you are looking for affordable options, check out BootsnAll’s Nairobi hostels list. You can book all these online. These are usually the lower to middle range hostels that are clean, affordable, and safe options in the city.
For mid-range, try the Boulevard hotel. It’s a large hotel with lush gardens backing up to Nairobi river, right near the city center. It’s has all the nice ammenties – swimming pool, tennis court, restaurants, bars, internet cafe and a store. It’s around $90 per night for a double room.