Enriching Your ACAT Experience Conference Logistics

We are delighted to extend our warmest welcome to the African Conference on Agricultural Technology! The conference will be held from 30th October – 3rd November 2023 at the Safari Park hotel, Nairobi, Kenya situated along the Thika Superhighway. The ACAT organizing committee is committed to ensuring a smooth and productive experience for all conference attendees. We are confident that the ACAT 2023 will be a rewarding experience for all participants. Should you have any questions or require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our dedicated support team at +254 20 422 3706.

Logistical Information

Meeting Venue: The African Conference on Agricultural Technologies (ACAT) will take place at the Safari Park Hotel along Thika Road.

Event programme: You can download the conference programme here

Important to note: On Tuesday, October 31, 2023, the programme begins early. All speakers and attendees are to arrive early at the meeting venue, and take their seats at the Plenary Hall by 8:00 am.

Accommodation: Group reservations have been made at the Safari Park Hotel along Thika Road, for the sponsored speakers and delegates. The hotel will also serve as the meeting venue. During check-in at the Hotel, please identify yourself as an ACAT participant and re–confirm your check–out date with the hotel.

AATF will pay for accommodation (deluxe room, bed & breakfast) for the sponsored participants. Any extras e.g. additional nights, drinks, room service, telephone, laundry, etc., will be charged to the guest directly. Payment for extras can be made by cash or Visa.

Karibu Nairobi About Nairobi

Nairobi is Kenya’s capital city, located in the south-central part of the country. The city originated in the late 1890s as a colonial railway settlement with its name derived from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nairobi, which translates to ‘place of cool waters’, a reference to the Nairobi River which flows through the city., With an estimated population of 4 million people, Nairobi occupies 684 square kilometers and is currently the 13th largest city in Africa. It is an established hub for business and culture and is home to many companies and organizations, including the United Nations Environment Programme and the UN Office in Africa.

It is the only capital city in the world with a national park making it a prime tourist destination, which also includes several other attractions.

Nairobi has a diverse and multicultural composition with many activities and experiences for both business and pleasure. There are a number of churches, mosques, temples, and gurdwaras within the city. The city is home to several museums, sites, and monuments, plus spectacular five-star hotels to cater for all categories of travelers.

Nairobi has a subtropical highland climate. At 1,795 metres (5,889 ft.) above sea level, evenings may be cool, especially in the June/July season, when the temperature can drop to 5°C (41°F). The sunniest and warmest part of the year is from December to March, when temperatures average in the highs of 20°C during the day. The mean maximum temperature for this period is 28°C (82°F).

Nairobi experiences rainy seasons with moderate rainfall. As Nairobi is situated close to the equator, the differences between the seasons are minimal. The seasons are referred to as the wet season and dry season. The timing of sunrise and sunset varies little throughout the year for the same reason.

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Safari Park Hotel Conference Venue

Safari Park Hotel & Casino is a well-known luxury and conferencing hotel located in Nairobi, Kenya. It is situated along Thika Road, about 15 kilometers from Nairobi’s city center and 27km away from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The hotel is set on 50 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and offers a serene and tranquil atmosphere and is renowned for its African-inspired architecture, elegant decor, and warm hospitality. It features a range of accommodation options, including spacious rooms and suites, all designed to provide guests with a comfortable and enjoyable stay. The rooms are well-appointed with modern amenities and offer views of the hotel’s gardens or the surrounding Nairobi landscape. The hotel boasts an array of facilities and activities to cater to its guests. There are several restaurants and bars on-site, offering a variety of culinary experiences, including international, African, and Asian cuisines. The hotel’s Nyama Choma Ranch is particularly popular, serving delicious grilled meats in a traditional African setting.

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Where To Stay Accommodation

All conference participants are encouraged to book their accommodation at the venue in Safari Park Hotel & Casino or at the nearby hotels for the duration of the conference. The following hotels are highly recommended.

Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club

Location: Kigwa Lane, Ridgeways, Off Kiambu Road, Nairobi
Contacts: +254 20 8647000, +254 722 203361/2/3/4, +254 733 333217/8
Distance from conference venue: 9.3km – 19 minutes’ drive
Distance from Nairobi CBD: 14.1 km – 30 minutes’ drive


Location: Pipeline Estate Road Nairobi
Contacts: +254 789 994026
Distance from conference venue: 8.4km – 11 minutes’ drive
Distance from Nairobi CBD: 8.4km – 13 minutes’ drive

Sports View Hotel

Location: Icipe Road, Off Thika Road
Contacts: +254111024700/ +254111024704 
Distance from conference venue: 2.9km – 8 minutes’ drive
Distance from Nairobi CBD: 14km – 25 minutes’ drive

Duduville International Guest Centre at ICIPE

Location: Icipe campus, Kasarani, Off Nairobi-Thika superhighway
Contacts: +254 20 8632000
Distance from conference venue: 2.4km, 6 minutes’ drive
Distance from Nairobi CBD: 12.2km, 16 minutes’ drive


Location: Along Garden Estate Road, Exit 7, Thika Road, Nairobi
Contacts: 0114 620 310 or 0738 314 165
Distance from conference venue: 5km – 9 minutes’ drive
Distance from Nairobi CBD: 9.3km – 13 minutes’ drive

St. Luke Hotel

Location: Garden Estate Road, Exit 7, Thika Road, Nairobi
Contacts: 0712 755 755/ 0708 383838 / 0700 878 787
Distance from conference venue: 4.6km – 8 minutes’ drive
Distance from Nairobi CBD: 8.8km – 12 minutes’ drive

Oak Place Hotel

Location: Kigwa Road, Nairobi
Contacts: +254727 959026 /+254 733 136363
Distance from conference venue: 7.2km – 14 minutes’ drive
Distance from Nairobi CBD: 11.1km – 16 minutes’ drive