Category Archives: Heated Swimming Pool

Stedmark Gardens, Karen Swimming Pool

 Pool size




Baby pool




Opening hours

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

This indoor heated swimming pool is a facility of Stedmark Gardens. The pools are heated to 30 degrees and open till late. It features a huge baby pool that is detached from the main pool.
There is sitting space for non-swimmers around the pool but unfortunately, it gets quite hot inside the pool enclosure.

Payment: Cash, Mpesa, card

Other Facilities

Animal Zoo
Theme restaurant






 Getting there:

The Stedmak gardens recreation centre is located on Mokoyeti East Road, off Lang’ata road.

Public means:
Location map

Tel +0722 3352

Kasarani Stadium

Pool size Choice of 4 swimming pools
Refreshments First food
Baby pool Detached
Lifeguard Yes
Opening hours 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m

Details: Kasarani Aquatic Stadium in Moi International Sports Complex is the epitome of swimming pool finesse in Kenya.   It is found off Thika Road about 12km from the city centre in the Kasarani area of Nairobi. There are four swimming pools in the establishment; three Olympic standard and one baby pool.

The pools are very well maintained especially considering the numbers that throng this place and the pricing is fair. During the cold weather of July, the pools are heated to 29ºC. The rest of the year the temperature is left to the weather. This makes for very comfortable swimming all year round.

There are lifeguards all around the pools so it is safe. They have swimming costume restrictions, you shouldn’t wear a cotton-based costume.

Pool 1 – Olympic Long course.

The 50mx21m has 8 lanes.  It is fitted with all the facilities for an Olympic-class competition.  This is the ideal pool to perfect your swimming technique.

Access to the pool is guided by the attendants on-site.

Pool 2 – Olympic short course.

Outdoor, temperature-controlled, 25mx13m long. is designed as a warm-up pool for competitors. The third one is fitted with diving boards at various heights.

Pool 3 – Irregular, temperature-controlled.

This fun pool is reserved for flutter kicks, kids ages 7 to 10.

Pool 4 – Diving well 20mx20m

This diving well is equipped with two 1m and two 3m springboards and a diving tower with take‑off platforms at 5m, 7.5m and 10m.  The depth of the well is 5m. Also favourable for those who enjoy diving from different heights.

Adults Children
200 200

Bathrooms definitely needed attention but were no different than other pools we have been to.

Getting there

Public means:
Location map:


Aquatic Drive Nairobi
020 2390500
+254(0)20 860065

Hilton Hotel, Nairobi Swimming Pool

Pool size 16m x  9m
Refreshments A la carte Restaurant
Baby pool none
Lifeguard Yes
Opening hours 8:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m


This temperature-controlled (heated swimming pool) is located on the sundeck of the Hilton Hotel, Nairobi. The Hilton Hotel Swimming pool is run as part of the amenities of the Hilton Hotel spa. The outdoor swimming pool is clean and spacious and the temperature is maintained at 28ºC. It can be pushed to 30º in particularly cold weather.

For the price of swimming, they provide soap, towels and lotion. The fee also gives you access to the gym and sauna and a personal trainer. You can also subscribe to the health club at sh2300 monthly or sh135000 per year.

Payment: Cards, cash, mpesa
Other Facilities:

  • A la carte Restaurant
  • Bar
  • gym
  • spa
  • sauna


Adults Children
2600 2600

Getting there:

Driving: This Hotel is at the heart of the central business district (CBD). It is sandwiched between Mama Watalii Road, Ngina Street, Moi Avenue and City Hall Way

Public Transport:

Take any bus that would terminate ant at the Ambassadeur bus stop or Kencom bus stop.
Location Map:


Phone:+254(0)20 2288000 Email: Website:

Emeli Hotel Hotel, Nairobi, Ngara Swimming Pool

Pool size 10mx8m
Refreshments Restaurant and bar
Baby pool None
Lifeguard None
Opening hours 8:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m

Description: This heated pool is located on the sundeck of the Emeli hotel at Ngara in Nairobi. It is outdoors.

Payment: All major cards are accepted as well as mpesa and cash.

Other Facilities: Restaurant, bar and Accommodation.

Adults – 1000
Children – 1000

Getting there:
Driving: The hotel is located midway on Kipande road, Ngara, Nairobi.
Public means: Take any transport plying the Westlands Centre centre route via Kipande Road. Ask to be dropped at the hotel gate.
Location map:
Contact: 0714 475 805, 0724 999120
Along Kipande Rd. opp. National Museum Hill, Nairobi, Kenya