My company is giving me an option to move to Nairobi. I have a few questions I was hoping the expat community could help answer for me. 1. How is the security situation in Nairobi? We've been based in Saudi Arabia for 7 years and we've gotten used to a very secure environment. I've heard carjackings are on the rise. Are passengers in danger during an attempt to snatch a vehicle? 2. Which residential area would be best in terms of commute to industrial area while being close to good international schools and shopping malls. Closeness to schools is more important but a smooth commute to office would be nice as well. 3. How are the compounds. I have a large family (4 kids) so need at least 3 bedroom house/apartment. Are there recreational facilities inside compounds like swimming pools and play areas for the kids. Any recommendations and contacts/website of compounds? 4. I'll probably need a 7 seater SUV, which are the popular car brands in Kenya. I can see Toyota Landcruisers are very popular but are american and european vehicles also available? 5. Is halal food easily available? 6. How is the quality of healthcare in private hospital? And which one is most recommended? 7. Are household goods expensive in Kenya including electronics? Thanks a lot!
Obviously life in Nairobi will be quite different from what you've become accustomed to in Saudi Arabia.
Why don't you start by checking out our Nairobi Guide. It has specific pages on accommodation in Nairobi and Safety.
If you have any further questions, feel free to share them on our forum.