In the eastern African region, It’s only at the KICC that meetings with large numbers can take place. The facility boasts a conference room with a capacity of over 4000 delegates.
It has state of the art simultaneous interpretation Equipment (SIE) with capability of translating upto 7 languages, a modern business centre, banking facility, Expansive grounds, ample and secure parking.
The geographical position of Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, places it as the best and main conferencing city in the East Africa region through Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC).
This centre commonly referred to as “KICC” has been revamped and refurbished over the years. The renovations at the centre have seen the branding of meeting rooms and a large percentage of the facility to reflect the great diversity of Kenya’s tourist attractions.
The KICC Helipad is the only one in Nairobi city and is located on the top tier of the tower.
The meeting rooms comprise of Aberdare, Shimba hills, Lake Turkana, Impala and Lenana. The plenary Hall famous for past hosting of the East African Safari Rally events is now known as Tsavo Ballroom.
The plenary hall - now Tsavo ballroom it’s the biggest Plenary hall in East and Central Africa. It caters for large international meetings, exhibitions and grand ball and has a capacity for 4000 delegates’ theater style, 2500 banquet/ classroom style and about 5000 for cocktail reception.
The amphi - foyer is now the Karl Henrik Amphi - foyer named after the Norwegian Architect Karl Henrik Nostririk who designed the KICC in the late 60”s. the architectural design that envisioned combines the heritage and aspiration of African culture.
Situated on the first floor on the southern end of Tsavo ballroom are the Impala and Lake Turkana room. The two conference centre combined can accommodate up to 140 delegated theatre style and 70 classroom / banquet
The Shimba & Taifa Hall at the Kenya Conference Centre are equal in size allows 150 delegates theater style and between 100-120 classroom style. Both are suitable for small meetings and discussion groups. Shimba is on the first flow while Taifa is on the lower ground floor.
The Batian room is located on the first floor and it is used as a workstation for secretarial services /typing pool. Batian has a capacity of 12 people
The amphitheatre at the KICC is also known as the “Heritage and Modernity Meet.” Traditionally state functions, official international events and presidential level meetings are held at the amphitheatre. The amphitheatre is the cone shaped hut –roofed structure from the outside. The facility is medium sized with a capacity of 800 delegates sitting on the balconies surrounding the auditorium. It’s also equipped with Simulteneous Interpretation Equipment.
The Lenana and Aberdare Hall situated on the lower ground floor. They are suitable for medium size conferences, meeting and seminars. Combined they can accommodate up to 650 delegates theater style and 350 classroom/ banquet.