Jambo. I just arrived from Kenya, and I can recommend The Stanley if you can find a price to match your indication. I was there on a corporate rate and spent about 500 USD for 5 nights. A very good hotel. The Stanley is safe, has good inhouse dining facilities and is situated smack in the middle of Nairobi. All taxi drivers know where it is. Both to the Village Masaai Market and to the Carnivore you will definitely need a taxi or an arrangement with a hotel vehicle if in a group to pick you up. Those places are too far out for even considering walking. JimCab is the best radio taxis. You can prebook through the hotel, too. And walking in Nairobi at night is not safe. Be extra cautious with you handbags at restaurants and just about everywhere else, too.
If you are going by road to Masaai Mara, consider checking for souvenirs, arts & crafts at Narok or other towns along the road there, but beware of seriously inflated prices and some cheating on quality. That leaves you to do something else in Nairobi, should you be so inclined.
All the best, happy safari,
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