Westlands is a busy, thriving area of Nairobi which offers shopping centres, craft markets, cinemas, restaurants, hotels, bars, casinos and much more.
It’s close to the city centre and about 20 minutes drive from the Village Market and the United Nations. To reach Karen and Langata (Elephant Orhanage, Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe Centre etc) can be a bit of a trek if the traffic is congested. It can take around 30 minutes if the traffic is clear and up to 90 minutes or more if you get caught in a jam. We like Westlands though. It borders the Asian area of Parklands and it has a nice urban feel about it.