I am an international performance artist/curator. I am from Kenya and live in Nairobi.
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It was great to stay with Ato! Her place is very cozy indeed and got a nice and relaxed atmosphere. The neighborhood is very green and spatial, and has different shopping malls and matatu stops close.
Ato really took effort in showing me around and make me feel comfortable in Nairobi. I saw things and places in the city I wouldn't have without her. Knowing her and meeting her friends really made my stay here wonderful.
The apartment offers enough space to be alone if you want, but it was great having a friend around.
Would recommend it to anyone who's visiting Nairobi for the first time, or is just looking for a joyful place to stay!
(Do check with airbnb what the prices are regarding long term stays, I ended up paying more than the monthly rate for a stay of 24 days because I was charged the weekly tariff + a few days. Better to book a month then!)
Ato and Karen were wonderful guests, we felt them like roommates from the first night on. They were very good company, but also tidy and discrete. Would be happy to host you again!
It was a pleasure to host Ato for a week this December. She was a respectful and clean guest & fun to talk with. Hopefully she will stay with us again the next time she comes to NYC :) Good luck in school Ato!