Tumaini Counselling Centre, Nairobi is located in Karen, a residential community on the southwest side of Nairobi, just off of Langata Road between Langata South Road and Hillcrest School.
From town (Nairobi) go west of Wilson Airport on Langata Road approximately 7 km. Once you pass the Langata South Road and Nairobi Academy sign, it is an additional 0.5 km west on Langata. On the left there are signs for the “Red Brick Hotel” and “Tumaini”. Turn left on Silanga Road and then take the first left (an unmetalled road) which will take you past the entrance to the Red Brick Hotel on your right. Tumaini is the first gate on your right after passing the hotel.
From Karen Shops and the Nakumatt Crossroads Shopping Centre, go east on Langata Road, headed toward town for about 5 km. Approximately 1 km after passing Hillcrest School, turn right on Silanga Road, which is marked with signs for the “Red Brick Hotel” and “Tumaini”. Follow the directions as above.
Public Transportation Directions
Those coming from downtown can take a City Hoppa bus No. 24 from Ambassador bus stop, opposite Kencom Building. This shuttles passes through Uhuru Highway then Langata Road. Visitors to Tumaini should alight at the junction of Langata Road and Langata South Road, the stage is called Mamba or stage 12. The shuttle will turn left towards the Langata South Road. Do not follow the direction of the bus but continue on Langata road. Walk up for about ½ Kilometer. Turn left on Silanga Road, which has signs for the Redbrick Hotel and Tumaini; follow the signpost of the hotel. Tumaini is just past the Redbrick hotel. Alternatively you can pick Matatu no. 125/126 to Rongai, and alight at Bomas. From Bomas pick a Karen C matatu no. 24 and alight at Silanga Road, and follow signs for the Red Brick Hotel and Tumaini as above.
Alternatively, one can pick a City Hoppa bus No. 24 from Kencom. This passes through Ngong road; Visitors to Tumaini should alight at Karen shopping centre. At that point, pick a Karen C matatu no. 24 just opposite Nakumatt. Alight at Silanga Road and follow the signs for the Red Brick Hotel and Tumaini.
Those coming from Karen can pick a Karen C matatu no. 24 just opposite Nakumatt. Alight at Silanga Road and follow the signs for the Red Brick Hotel and Tumaini.
Directions from the UN area
For a map showing direction around the city from UN / Runda area to Tumaini in Karen, click on this link (PDF – opens in new window. NB the map spans 2 pages – you may need to download the file to see both pages).