Dog- Friendly Establishments in Kenya

Article by Maureen Kasuku
Posted: June 16, 2021  

Can’t bear to be separated from your furry friend? Here are some places that’ll be happy to accommodate you:

Shamba Cafe

The “farm to table’’ restaurant along Loresho Ridge sits on 2 acres of land. Enough space for curious pups and kiddos to explore. They serve organic food and their shop has some treats for pooch. 

Boho Eatery

Nestled in Karen, Boho is a wholefoods restaurant  that has both an indoor and al-fresco dining setting. Their outdoor space is ideal for patrons who want to bring their dogs along. 

River Café

The River Café is located inside Karura Forest. It is an al fresco restaurant boasting panoramic forest views. The expansive outdoor space is great for dogs. 


Atë is an eclectic restaurant set in the lush suburb of Kyuna. The ambience is artsy and the menu is extensive with some doggo treats options. The garden is big enough for kids and little dogs to play around.  

Embark Restaurant

A small restaurant that sits12 adults on Ngong Rd, opposite Karen shopping center. Embark’s indoor space might be limited but the garden makes up for it and they’re accommodative to well behaved dogs and owners.  

Chez Sonia

Chez Sonia, at 68 Peponi road has an extensive French menu and wine list. Their garden is beloved by doggos big & small. 

Gatamaiyu Forest Camping and Fishing Grounds

This tranquil camp is an hour’s drive from Nairobi and is part of the greater Kereita Forest. You and doggo can go camping and enjoy an array of activities. 

Tetura Luxury Camp

This Luxury Camp is a colonial ranch at Maragua Ridge, Muranga County. Set-up around a natural rock tree garden, the camp has spacious rooms that are a hybrid between a city hotel room and a tent to relax and bond with nature. Your dog will enjoy this place.


Olurur House on Champagne Ridge

Olurur House is a cozy romantic getaway with amazing views of the Great Rift Valley on Champagne Ridge. The best’s pet friendly. 


If you know of other dog-friendly places around the country, please drop an email to and we can add them.

*Image: Shamba Cafe

About the author

Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life


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