The Top Spas in Nairobi, Kenya

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27 April 2021

Sometimes even a well-earned getaway can be stressful. So if navigating the traffic and chaos of the Kenyan capital gets you down, take time out for some mind and body pampering at one of these most amazing spas in Nairobi.

Devarana Spa

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Staying true to its Thai Sanskrit translation, Devarana Spa is often described as absolute heaven. Located not too far from the city centre, it offers health and beauty healing treatments inspired by age-old Thai therapies. The discerning client who needs a time out should try the signature Heavenly Nantha Garden Experience, which uses fresh tropical leaves and flowers grown in Kenya with aromatic ylang ylang. This spa is a perfect urban retreat of understated serenity.

Entim Sidai Sanctuary and Wellness Spa

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The phrase entim sidai means beautiful forest in the Maasai language. Visitors can look forward to enjoying a pampering session surrounded by nature. Located in a pioneer farmhouse built in 1924, Entim Sidai Sanctuary and Wellness Spa is surrounded by 20 acres (8ha) of mature indigenous forest, vegetation and incredible bird life. Aside from an eclectic mix of treatments named after words and phrases from the Maasai culture, there’s a glass-walled nail studio in the middle of the forest.

Saffron Day Spa & Salon

Beauty Salon, Massage Parlour, Health Spa
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The Saffron Day Spa & Salon is a stylishly-designed facility with highly professional staff and the kind of attention to detail that keeps you coming back for more. The signature treatment, Moroccan Hamman & Gommage, is popular thanks to its invigorating and yet relaxing effect.

Angsana Spa Sankara Nairobi

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Drawing inspiration from the Banyan Tree, Angsana Spa focuses on aromatherapy and uses natural ingredients such as native flowers and fruits in its treatments, which fuse techniques from east and west. The signature Angsana massage uses euphoria oil, extracts from ylang ylang, litsea cubeba and sweet basil to induce deep relaxation, relieve tension and aid blood circulation. The Javanese massage and facial also comes highly recommended for the weary traveller.

Wild Earth Day Spa

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Described as a sanctuary in the city, Wild Earth Day Spa is a boutique therapy facility offering relaxation and treatments for men, women and children. The design of the salon is inspired by Morocco and the array of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments are designed to revive all of the body’s senses. Allow yourself to be pampered with a massage, body scrub or manicure at this Kenyan gem.

Kaya Spa at Tribe Hotel

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Kaya Spa at the luxury Tribe Hotel fuses the mysticism of the enchanted Kaya forests and the warmth and personality of Kenya. The spa has five treatment rooms and a rasul chamber, all promising a variety of indulgent treatments including body bootcamp, traditional Thai massages and other ancient healing therapies. Kaya Spa also offers a range of pre- and post-pregnancy treatments focused on relieving body aches, stretch marks, dry skin and cellulite.

Serenity Spa

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Offering well-being from top to toe, Serenity Spa offers wellness and holistic services from two suburban locations. Couples treatments as well as group bookings are available and there’s a hair salon too. Clients visiting the Gigiri location will find a relaxing lush garden filled with trees and beautiful birds.

Revitalize Wellness Center

Beauty Salon, Health Spa
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Revitalize Wellness Center offers fitness, meditation and yoga classes as well as luxurious spa treatments and a cafe with a healthy menu in case you fancy a snack. It places emphasis on the use of natural and organic skincare products that are clinically proven and scientifically tested. This spa has consistently been praised for its lush gardens, great customer service and friendly, professional staff.

Ayush Ayurveda and Yoga Holistic Centre

Beauty Salon, Health Spa
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Based upon the holistic principles of combining body, mind and spirit, the Ayush Ayurveda and Yoga Holistic Centre focuses on rejuvenation using ayurveda yoga and treatments, spa therapies, reflexology and aromatherapy. These treatments are designed to help reduce stress, increase resilience, and revitalise the body and mind. Customised ayurveda therapies are created by the resident doctor and performed by specially-trained therapists from Kerala and Kenya.

These recommendations were updated on April 27, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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