Tribe Hotel, Nairobi
At an ideal juncture for visiting Nairobi National Park, the Giraffe Centre or Karura Forest nearby, the Tribe Hotel sits on the outskirts of Nairobi. Returning to the core fundamentals of boutique hotels, it offers a tailored seasonal menu at the on-site restaurant Jiko, friendly staff and rooms suitable for VIPs, with custom art and large bathtubs. The decked-out suites overlook protected wetlands. A particular highlight is its 929sqm (10,000sqft) spa with Thai massages and a rasul chamber – a traditional body treatment involving mud and steam.