A guide on how and where to find lockers and places to store your luggage in Nairobi as of 2021:
You saved all the sights you want to visit on your phone, looked up all the best restaurants and pubs, and checked out nightlife hotspots. But nothing kills the excitement of a holiday than carrying your luggage through the entire city.
No worries, LuggageHero is here to help. We’ve put together a comprehensive ad up-to-date guide on options for storing your luggage when around Nairobi.
All these companies can offer you bag storage in Nairobi – We’ve listed them below:
Luggage Storage Nairobi Kenya CBD, Mzigo Bags, Sacks Mizigo
Located on the fourth floor, this luggage storage facility charges KSH 50 (€0.44 or $0.49) per item per hour. To reach them, go past Nation Centre & Java on Kimathi Street, towards the Total Petrol station and Bazaar. At the junction, take the road leading up to Jamia Mall. You can recognize the Dev Towers as the six-story high brown brick building, with a Green View Restaurant on the ground floor. Climb up to the 4th floor and you will find their left-luggage office.
- Opening hours: 24/7 (Monday – Sunday)
- Address: 22 Tubman Rd, Nairobi Open in Google Maps
On the 2nd floor of the Kenya House, you can find another storage option, namely Wachia Agencies. They charge KSH 50 (€0.44 or $0.49) per item hour.
- Opening hours:
08:00 – 18:00 (Monday – Saturday)
- Address: Open in Google Maps
Nairobi Train Station
You can find the lockers near platform 12. The rental cost is KSH 15 (€0.13 or $0.19) per item for the first day, all subsequent days costing an extra KSH 20 (€0.18 or $0.15)
- Opening hours: 24 hours/ day (Monday – Sunday)
- Address: Open in Google Maps
Luggage storage in Nairobi International Airport
This left luggage service costs KSH 300 (€2.65 or $2.92) per item per day. Have your ID at the ready.
- Opening hours: 24 hours/day (Monday – Sunday)
Great Tip for how to get yourself FREE luggage storage in Nairobi:
TIP: The demand for luggage storage in Nairobi is high and therefore it can be tricky to find places where you can store your belongings for free, but it is possible!
Travel Hack: Walk into a random hotel and act as you are staying there. Some hotels offer luggage storage for their guests and sometimes even for people who are not staying at the hotel, just ask! And remember to give a great tip in case they want to store it.
Alternative: Luggage storage at museums and galleries in Nairobi
With countless sights to see, Nairobi has a very rich and diverse cultural life. However, it might be more difficult to enjoy it, if you suddenly find yourself unable to enter a place you’ve been dying to visit because of your trolley.
We’ve made a quick list of all the main tourist attractions in Nairobi and their locker situation so that you’re up-to-speed:
- Nairobi National Museum – the museum is equipped with a complimentary cloakroom
- Karen Blixen Museum – no cloakroom onsite
- National Archives – no storage facilities available
- African Heritage House – no information available
- Nairobi Railway Museum – no information available
Most hotels do offer to keep your bags for a few hours before your check-in or after checking out. Your best bet is to simply ask. If your hotel is a bit out of the way from your sightseeing itinerary or means of transportation, you’d want to consider a luggage storage service that is more conveniently located.
Why are you searching for luggage storage in Nairobi?
Maybe you have to check out of your Airbnb apartment, rental place, or hotel and your flight isn’t until tonight?
Or… You just arrived in Nairobi, ready to explore everything the city has to offer, but your rental place isn’t ready for you for 5 more hours? Most travelers have been in similar situations and experienced the struggle of luggage first hand.
Nairobi offers a range of possibilities when it comes to luggage storage and we have gathered everything into this guide to help you.
Sightseeing and attractions just aren’t the same with a suitcase in each hand and a backpack on your shoulders. Free yourself from baggage to fully enjoy your time in Nairobi.