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Stedmak Gardens, the must-visit floating restaurant in Nairobi

Best places to visit in Nairobi as a family
Written by Abraham Odhiambo

Have you heard of the floating restaurant in Nairobi? If not, then you’re at the right place where you’ll get to know everything about it. 

Located in Karen, Stedmak Gardens is one of the places to create beautiful memories with your loved ones. It is one of the few places in Kenya where you can find floating restaurants. 

There is an indoor heated swimming pool and a non-heated swimming pool where you can spend hours having fun. 

Stedmak Gardens also has an Amusement Park where your kids can have fun doing activities such as boat riding, rock climbing, Baby castle, Zorb roller, train riding, playhouse and trampoline.

Amusement Park

The Amusement Park at Stedmak Gardens. Photo/ Stedmak Gardens and Hotels.

There are also games like dragon and bumper car riding. The garden has one of the best-equipped virtual reality hubs. A variety of games are available to make your kids’ experience even more thrilling. 

The wildlife education centre has an animal park, a bird sanctuary and a snake park. Here, you’ll get to see different species of animals, such as lions, ostriches, antelopes, crocodiles, monkeys, birds and snakes. If you’re brave, you can carry a snake, birds or tortoise.

After all the activities at Stedmark Gardens, you and your family or friends will need to eat something. And that’s where the floating restaurant in Nairobi comes in. 

The Floating Restaurant

Besides being among the most esteemed event spaces, Stedmak Gardens is best known for being home to the floating restaurant in Nairobi. 

This is actually the most amazing part about the beautiful garden in Karen. You can actually feel the restaurant moving, and the feeling is awesome.

Stedmark Garden

Stedmak Floating Restaurant in Nairobi. Photo/ Stedmark Garden & Hotels.

The restaurant is known for its classy food and services. It offers a wine and dining experience like no other. Here, you get the opportunity to enjoy a taste of African, Chinese and Asia dishes. 

They have four mini-floating restaurants, each accommodating a maximum of 20 people. Here, you’ll get the best experience while enjoying your meal.  

The floating restaurant in Nairobi is one of the places you’ll visit, and feel like the money you spent was worth it. 

How Much is the Floating Restaurant? 

Stedmak Gardens is a popular 3-star hotel known widely for its floating restaurant. The floating restaurants are available for hire individually or as a group. 

The food prices at the four mini-floating restaurants range between 200 shillings and 4,500 shillings. 

The indoor heated swimming pool is open to the public at a cost of 500 shillings per child and 1,000 shillings per adult. But there is also an option for monthly payment, which costs 4,000 shillings per child and 6,000 per adult. 

They have a non-heated swimming pool which costs 200 shillings per child and 500 shillings per adult. 

Stedmark Gardens also has a gym that is paid for on a monthly basis. The price is 4,000 shillings per person. 

At the Amusement Park, you’ll have to pay a minimum of 1,000 shillings for your child to have fun the whole day. You don’t have to pay for the swings. 

For you to access the wildlife education centre, you’ll pay 300 shillings per person.


A lion at the wildlife education centre of Stedmak Gardens. Photo/ Stedmak Gardens & Hotels.

The experience at the floating restaurant in Nairobi is fantastic and worth every shilling you’ll spend. 

Where is Floating Restaurant Located? 

Stedmak Gardens, Nairobi’s floating restaurant, is located in Karen, just a few minutes from Karen Shopping Mall and Galleria Shopping Mall. 

The nearest airport to the floating restaurant is Wilson Airport, which is 6.7 km away. 

Which is the Largest Floating Restaurant in the World? 

At 51 metres, Rustar Floating Restaurant set the record for the largest floating restaurant in the world. 

The Rustar Dhow is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and can accommodate 400 passengers. It has three levels, the upper deck, which is an open-air dinner deck, the middle level, which is a dining hall and the lower level, which the visitors can use as a dance floor or bar. 

What State Has the Largest Floating Restaurant? 

Arizona. The floating restaurant in Arizona is such a unique place. 

The restaurant, Jádí To’oh, is located at Antelope Point Marina on Lake Powell and is accessible by car, foot and boat. 

About the author

Abraham Odhiambo

Abraham Odhiambo is a writer with interests in nature, travel, African safari and sports. I'm pursuing a bachelor's degree in Media and Communication at Egerton University.

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