Serene & Cozy Chalet, Gilgil

This cozy Chalet is located in Gilgil, approximately 2 hours drive from Nairobi. I happened upon the listing on Air BnB, when planning a road trip over the Christmas holiday. We were looking for somewhere relatively close to Nairobi and this location was ideal as we planned to do some short day trips around Nakuru/Naivasha/Elementaita.

What we were looking for:-

  • Not too far from Nairobi, under 3 hours by car
  • Budget Friendly
  • A Self-Catering Kitchen and Outdoor BBQ
  • Comfortable and Clean
  • Tranquil and surrounded by Nature

Before you Travel

We already planned to do all our own cooking, so made sure to do all shopping in Nairobi. This includes all ingredients for all meals, fruits, veggies, drinks, condiments, spices, drinking water and ‘miscellaneous’ supplies like cooking oil or matchsticks …really, carry everything including charcoal for the BBQ, it will allow you maximum convenience 😉 The kitchen has plates, glasses, cups, cookware, utensils, a cooker and a fridge. Bed sheets and towels were provided and there is a water heater.

The Chalet

It is a 2 story Chalet, with a living room, kitchen, 1 bathroom/toilet and 2 bedrooms upstairs. Tip: It’s very hot during the day but it gets surprisingly cold at night.


Gilgil is conveniently located between Naivasha and Nakuru. It is under an hour’s drive to Lake Naivasha , Lake Nakuru, Lake Elementaita (Quad Biking) and Hell’s Gate National Park.

FYI– There is no WiFi or TV at the Chalet, but there is a BBQ on request and a lovely outdoor area.

If you are looking for a cozy and convenient getaway near Nairobi, you’ve found it. It’s ideal for small groups, couples or families looking for a tranquil yet affordable getaway!


For more information or to make your booking click here.

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