Situ Village is only 20km from the CBD; taking you only 30mins to get there by car. You will only need 45mins to drive to the airport from Situ as you will have the advantage of the Southern by-pass. Karen is an affluent, secure and attractive suburb in Nairobi, Kenya, situated Southwest of the city centre. In comparison to other high-end residential areas in Nairobi, Karen has seen the greatest increase in land prices, fivefold, over the last 7 years. The neighbourhood offers a blend of colonial bungalows and villas on stunning, expansive grounds, and has ensured its continuing sense of country life around modern, urban centres and facilities. It hosts a diverse population, both local and global individuals, with a large number of expatriate residents.
Karen sits between Ngong Road and Langata Road hence residents can use either road to access it from the city. With the development of the Southern By-pass and the upgrade of Lang’ata Road, accessibility to the area has been eased.
Karen shopping centre and the Karen Crossroads Shopping Mall offer a full shopping experience. Galleria Shopping Mall, at Bomas and The Hub, Karen Mall, a Kshs 4Bn development are other malls positioned to capture the need for sophisticated retail experiences in the area.
Karen is home to international schools including; Hillcrest International School, Brookhouse International School and Banda School. Other good schools include Light Academy, St. Christophers, and Nairobi Academy.
The Jockey Club, on the edge of Ngong Forest, houses the seasonal horse racing events. The Karen Country Club offers a world class 18-hole golf course on exquisite grounds. Karen is also home to the Karen Blixen Museum and the Bomas of Kenya – a cultural centre displaying Kenya’s diversity. Children can also visit The Giraffe Centre and interact with the wildlife
Karen is the home of a myriad of both local and international hotels and restaurants including:Hemingways Nairobi, Tamambo Karen Blixen, Dari Restaurant, Que Pasa, Talisman Restaurant, just to mention a few.
Situated along Langata Road, the very modern and well equipped Karen Hospital ; and Nairobi Hospital offer both in-patient and out-patient facilities.