Come and stay in our self-contained apartment in Olympic Estate, Nairobi. This place is ideal for people who want to explore Kibera slum and have affordable accommodation. Kibera is the biggest slum in Africa but it is also the friendliest. From this place you can see what it means to live here.
The listing is for a shared dorm in a self-contained apartment with full facilities. We have a shower and a flushing toilet but if you want hot water you can either go across the road to our sister hostel for free or boil a kettle for a hot bucket shower.
Security wise this listing is behind two locked gates, one with a 24 hour guard. We offer free laundry services and cheap meals in our sister hostel - 150 shillings for breakfast and lunch and 200 for supper.
There is no wifi in the apartment, but you are welcome to come to our internet hub a five minute walk away and use internet for free.
Olympic is a dynamic area on the edge of Kibera slum. Kibera has over 800,000 inhabitants squeezed into 2.5 sq km. This leads to a lot of issues but a lot of good things as well. In our community we celebrate the good things of Kibera and you are welcome to do so with us. Olympic Estate is relatively developed and spacious so here you get the best of both worlds.
Check time is 14.00 but we can store baggage.
If you would like to eat in our guesthouse over the road please alert the staff there two hours in advance.
Taxis from the airport can be arranged for you if you contact us.
I am a teacher by profession currently living in Nairobi working for a project I founded called the Xavier Project. We provide education, employment and media opportunities for refugees, primarily from the Democratic Republic of Congo. I love Nairobi and enjoy many different aspects of it from the simmering technology revolution to the traditional customs and the simple way of life found in my surrounding neighbourhood. As a result I have a diverse selection of friends here who I can introduce you to and who can give you the full Nairobi story.
I also spend a lot of time in Kampala where my other listings are located. I have been coming to Uganda regularly for the last four years and in that time I ticked a lot of the tourism boxes so I can offer advice on the many opportunities Uganda has to offer. In particular I have developed a walking tour route around Kampala, which has more gems than people give it credit for. If I'm feeling energetic I can take you myself or give you a bespoke map! Included in the itinerary are Kabaka's Palace and Lake, Rubage Cathedral, the minaret at Gaddafi's Mosque (top of - great views), Owino market, the craft shop complex, and Uganda Parliament, wrapping up with a drink in Boda Boda bar overlooking the Golf Course. A very nice afternoon adventure.