The Tribe Hotel in the affluent suburb of Gigiri is the hot spot to be if you want truly Kenyan hospitality but with a modern edge. Surrounded by the United Nations and the homes of diplomats, Tribe is a place to kick back, escape the hustle and bustle of Nairobi’s central business district and relax. Mehraz Ehsani is the architect of the hotel and he did an amazing job of fusing nonconformist angles in the design with sand colored blocks, glass, steel and soaring open spaces. The property is meticulously decorated with tribal art worthy of a museum exhibition.
As a guest, you couldn’t ask for better service. The hotel’s reception, bellmen, waiters and concierge are all there for your comfort. And it shows. I felt like I was truly at home, safe and sound, with not a care in the world. And breakfast, which is served poolside or in the restaurant, Jiko, offers American, European and African specialties that won’t leave you asking for more.
Next to the hotel is a small mall with many shopping options and, on certain days of the week, the Maasai market rolls-in with treasures from Kenya’s bush country. All in all, I wouldn’t stay anywhere else.