Be inspired by the dynamic vibe of Nairobi, the bustling business gateway to East Africa.
Suitable accommodation helps business travellers face the challenges of a corporate visit or the early relocation period. We appreciate the importance of modern comforts and the utmost in security for those who are new in Nairobi.
Our serviced apartments in Nairobi provide a balanced combination of services designed specifically for business visits and remote work. All apartments are modern and comfortably furnished. The home-like comfort of the living area blends smoothly with the office-style convenience of the working space.
A comfortable desk offers plenty of room for all your gadgets and a fast and reliable internet connection comes as standard. Each property has a well-furnished modern kitchen with laundry services. These provide extra comfort and flexibility for remote working and long-term business visits. The spacious living and dining areas rival the offerings of luxury apartments in Nairobi.
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Nairobi is Kenya’s capital and largest city. Mount Kilimanjaro is towards the southeast and Mount Kenya is north of Nairobi. The distances between the large cities in Kenya are vast. The next largest city of Mombasa lies 480 kilometres to the southeast. The border with Tanzania is 160 kilometres to the south. Uganda and Lake Victoria lie 300 kilometres to the east. The road network is ample but most roads are low quality and do not allow fast travel.
The currency of Kenya is the Kenyan shilling. Card payments are widely accepted, but ATMs are easy to find as well. Exchange your cash at the airport on arrival or at any bank in the city.
English and Swahili are the most frequently spoken languages across Kenya, and the variety of the English accent here is easy to understand. Other African languages are widely used as well. Most Kenyans are multilingual and fluent in two or three languages. English is used for all administrative procedures and business communication.
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Business Opportunities in Nairobi
Explore new business opportunities in Nairobi, the gateway to East Africa and one of the busiest business hubs on the continent. Commercial activities in Nairobi range from trade in agricultural products and tourism to real estate industries and the export-import of industrial goods.
Kenya offers unrivalled opportunities for new businesses, as it’s the most dynamic and liberal centre of economic activity in East Africa. Legislation and taxation are favourable for foreign investment. English is used for all communication and administrative activities and Kenya leads the way in unifying trading regulations for Africa. As a result, Nairobi is an excellent entry point to set up a business that can later expand to other African markets.
The spirit of entrepreneurship is strong in Nairobi. Promoting goods and services, as well as the self-promotion of staff is very apparent, as is the city’s bustling energy and drive.
African enterprises do not emphasize R&D and face the need to import most of their technology. As a result, they import best practices and gold standards from the UK and the USA which favour fast development.
The lack of a solid industrial base fosters the import and implementation of top-notch high-end technology. As a result, Nairobi has skipped this step in communications technology entirely. The country is rapidly developing in the fields of information technology and communications.
In 2017, Kenya became the first country to sell government bonds through mobile phones. Eighty per cent of Nairobi residents have mobile phones with internet access. They also use electronic payment systems and benefit from efficient remote education and financial services.
Kenya is predominantly an agricultural country with a relatively high level of diversified agriculture. The principal export commodities are tea, coffee, flowers, fruits, vegetables, tobacco, and other agricultural products. Kenya is the third largest tea producer and top exporter in the world. It’s also an efficient oilseed producer, third-largest flower exporter, and one of the top twenty exporters of coffee.
There’s no doubt that the climate for entrepreneurship is great here. Stay in Situ corporate accommodation in Nairobi and make the most of your business trip to this dynamic city.
Living in Nairobi
Life in Nairobi offers a wealth of unusual experiences and unforgettable impressions including wildlife encounters, original cuisine, and its multicultural community.
Nairobi is rich in parks and green areas. Its central business area is connected to the Upper Hill neighbourhood by the famous Uhuru Park. Nairobi National Park is a world-famous safari park. Kenyan wildlife serves as the main attraction for tourists.
In Kenya, the weather is almost always the same: +28 degrees during the day and +16 degrees at night. All year round the sun rises at 6:30 and sets at 18:30. All working and social life adapts to this rhythm to make the most of the natural sunlight hours. An average office working day can start as early as 7 am and finish around 4 pm to allow you to get home by sunset
Finding accommodation close to work is highly recommended. The road network in Nairobi has various challenges. Traffic jams are the norm, causing a lot of pollution and delays. Currently, the main concern of the city is to maintain its infrastructure which is challenged by a growing population.
Real estate in Nairobi is quite expensive both to buy and to rent. Public transport is limited, so be ready to own a car and drive everywhere. Retail prices for imported goods and grocery shopping in any of the modern malls in the city will be more expensive than the same shopping in Europe.
Self-catering apartments in Nairobi are ideal for those relocating to Nairobi. They offer flexible accommodation in which to create a real home-from-home while you find your way around the city’s housing market.
The largest airport in Kenya is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. This serves around six million passengers a year. The best way to get to and from the airport is by taxi or rental car. These are available from most main international chains. A bus will take you to Nairobi within an hour.
Wilson Airport is located south of Nairobi. This serves domestic flights and connects the capital to Mombasa and other major tourist destinations.
Nairobi has excellent rail connections to Mombasa and Lake Victoria. The trip to Mombasa now takes only 4-5 hours and can be done in comfort. About 13,000 passengers use the Nairobi commuter rail service (NCRS) daily.
The service is available during the day and around peak hours and connects ten stations of the largest neighbourhoods to the city centre.
Nairobi and Mombasa have well-developed city bus networks. The main city bus provider is the government-owned Kenya Bus Service company, alongside some private companies. Most routes run from the central terminus to the suburbs.
Tickets can be bought from the driver as you board, and each ticket is a single fare only with no change. If you want to change to another bus, you need to buy another ticket. Conductors operate on some routes selling and checking tickets.
A shared minibus known as ‘matatu’ is very popular among the locals as they are cheap and fast, but can get very crowded. Instead, try one of the fast-growing ride-share apps. These tend to be cheaper than conventional taxis and offer comfort and security.