The capital of Kenya is a thriving, bustling and heady metropolis but the drive to One Forty Eight, a quirky boutique hotel, soon takes you into the tree-lined roads of Karen, one of the city’s most upscale neighbourhoods. Your accommodation borders a wildlife sanctuary and you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a giraffe or warthog from the grounds – what a way to kickstart your African safari!
One Forty Eight is set in shady grounds filled with trees. The main ‘house’ is an old log cabin packed with unusual art that gives it a relaxed feel. There is also a series of suites in another building that are ideal for honeymooners or couples. A hot shower and a delicious dinner await.