Westlands is an administrative division and an electoral constituency just 3km from Nairobi, Kenya. In the early 1990s it was predominantly a residential area but given it’s close proximity to the CBD, has since grown into athriving business and entertainment centre. Today, Westlands is home to several banks and serves as the base of operations of the USAID Headquarters’ and the Swedish and Norwegian Embassies.

Apartments for rent in Westlands are popular among working professionals as they offer a convenient lifestyle and easy access to the surrounding business nodes. Adding to the appeal of the area are the many shopping centres, plazas, casinos and hotels that are all close by, making Westlands a hub of activity and a popular spot for evening entertainment. Many apartments in Westlands offer modern features and a taste of opulence for discerning buyers and a large community of expatriates. Looking for something with a bit more space? Houses for sale in Westlands come in all shapes and sizes, including impressive townhouses, villas and mansionettes. If you’re looking to rent, opt for a furnished or unfurnished apartment and enjoy living close to social, commercial and recreational opportunities. Take a look at Pam Golding Properties available listings in this dynamic suburb to find something to suit your taste and pocket.

“Home to the “Electric Avenue” of Nairobi and best known for its vibrant nightlife and entertainment, Westlands also features the luxurious 5 star Sankara Hotel, ranked #13 of 106 hotels in Nairobi.”


Explore Westlands



You’ll find places to eat, drink and socialise on almost every street corner in Westlands which is known for its unique dining opportunities. Enjoy local delicacies, cocktails and international dishes at Amaica Westlands, Hashmi Barbeque Restaurant and Southern Sun to name but a few!



Most business in Westlands provide services for the upmarket community that resides here, such as the Sankara Hotel, the USAID headquarters, international embassies and a number of banking institutions.

Nature and culture

Nature and culture

Take a short drive to the Nairobi Museum to brush up on your history, stroll around the Botanical Gardens or come face to face with various reptiles at the Nairobi Snake Park which is also on-site. For an even more immersive wildlife experience, head to Nairobi National Park which is just a few kilometers away.



It’s no surprise that Westlands is considered a business and social hub within Nairobi as it’s brimming with shops, restaurants, bars, nightclubs and opulent lounges. If you’re up for some exercise, head to the Parklands Sports Club to enjoy some squash or lawn tennis.

Living in Westlands

Areas near to Westlands

Gigiri, Hurlingham, Karen, Kileleshwa, Kilimani, Kitisuru, Lang’ata, Lavington, Loresho, Lower Kabete, Muthaiga, Nairobi, New Muthaiga, Parklands Nairobi, Riverside, Runda, Spring Valley,


There are a number of local and international schools here, such as Westlands Primary, Consolata Primary, International School of Kenya and the Aga Khan Academy. Tertiary institutions near Westlands include JKUAT, Kiriri’s Women’s University and Graffins College.


Westlands is a shopper’s paradise and home to numerous shopping malls which are known to offer the best in retail therapy. Take your pick from The Sarit Centre, The Mall or Nakumatt Ukay for all your shopping needs.


MP Shah Hospital, Westlands Cottage Hospital and the Diagnostic Centre offers the best medical facilities for both inpatient and outpatient services.


Access the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in just 24kms or connect to the CBD in less than 10 minutes. This area is also well serviced by cabs and roads that link up with surrounding residential areas.

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius