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Panafric Hotel is a 30-minute drive from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO/HKJK), and some 10 to 15 minutes from the city centre.
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Panafric Hotel
Nairobi
Panafric Hotel is a large tourist class hotel in a suburban area of Nairobi in southern central Kenya. It has a Nairobi view and is located about 20 km/12 mi from the city's main airport, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO/HKJK).

The hotel has some 150 rooms of different size, and 50 apartments. All rooms have private bathroom, balcony, TV and telephone. The apartments are self-catering, but housekeeping is included.

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Panafric Hotel has two restaurants, bars with entertainment and theme nights, and a garden with a large swimming pool. There are meeting- and conference rooms of various sizes, and facilities/services such as massage, safe deposit, Internet, car rental, room service and laundry.

Safari-goers mainly use the hotel for overnight stays in connection with flights to and from Nairobi.

Room in Panafric Hotel.

 
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Wildlife and safaris
The hotel is set in a major city, and you can't expect any wildlife around the hotel.

Nairobi National Park
Nairobi National Park is situated just outside Nairobi, a 30-minute drive from the hotel. The park is mainly covered by open savanna, but there is also a river bordering the park. For being so close to the city, it has a good wildlife and many species, from antelopes to leopards and lions. There is even a small number of rhinoceros. You can't see the Big Five, though, as there are no elephants in the park.

Half a day or a full day in Nairobi National Park is a good outing if you have some time to spend while staying in the city.

Lake Naivasha
Lake Naivasha is a 1.5-hour drive on tarmac from Nairobi, so it's a good destination for a day tour. It's not a prime wildlife area, although you may see antelopes, monkeys and hippos, but it's a beautiful place to spend a day and superb for birding.

 
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