Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Spa News

January 2011

Kaya Spa at Tribe

New Spa at Nairobi's Tribe Hotel Takes Cues from Enchanted Kaya Forests

Jacuzzi in Couple's Suite at Kaya Spa
Jacuzzi in Couple's Suite at Kaya Spa

A luxurious boutique hotel in the heart of Nairobi's Gigiri district, Tribe now includes a 10,000-square-foot spa, combining traditional and New World treatments from around the globe.

Kaya Spa at Tribe takes inspiration from the mysticism and enchantment of the nearby Kaya forests, both in its interior design and spa therapies. Deep tones, unique artwork and fluid architecture set the pace for a tranquil experience, designed as a sanctuary for the body and mind. The spa's hair and nail studio even features a large metal sculpture of a baobab tree as a central element. The five treatment rooms and Rasul chamber offer a variety of spa treatments, from an urban body boot camp and traditional Thai massages to ancient healing therapies.

The spa features a diverse product range sourced from around the world, including Dermalogica, Spa Siam from Thailand and Mama Mio. The latter offers a range of pregnancy-safe products effective in giving the expectant mother strong, elastic, healthy and well-toned skin. Kaya's skilled therapists are all certified and trained in modern and ancient massage techniques, developed to extract the specific benefits of every product used.

Among the spa's five treatment rooms, the one for couples features a hot tub wrapped in black mosaic and set in a separate relaxation suite adjacent to the therapy room, while those for men and for women include resting spaces complete with day beds, lounge furniture and steam rooms for pre- and post-treatment relaxation.

For more information, visit

More Spa News


Take movie night to a steamy new level with GAYOT's favorite sexy flicks, featuring hot blockbusters like 50 Shades of Grey.

A stylish synthesis of power and performance, GAYOT's favorite muscle cars boast big, athletic engines and aggressive design cues.