Hospitality with heart
From : Nairobi, Kenya //
I wanted a place to stay near the airport for a night and decided to check out a new option called Boma Hotel. The Red Cross runs it and all of the profits go to fund their humanitarian efforts in Kenya. They have hit on what appears to be a very smart way to raise much needed money.
Named after the Swahili word to describe a traditional bush homestead, the hotel design loosely drew inspiration from the boma’s oval structure and supporting perimeter columns.
This is a boma on the Lakipia Plateau taken from above. It contains a couple homes and a place for the livestock to stay.
This is a single house where you can see the exterior polls that support the oval roof.
That however, is where the similarities end because this modern property has every convenience one would expect from a five star boutique hotel.