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Top Holiday Vacations Kenya

Jingle bells, Jingle bells jingle all the way, Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh, hey! Hhhhhhm! And the lyrics continue ringing in your mind as you crisscross the country during the festive season enjoying the best Christmas tour destinations in Kenya.

Festive holidays in Kenya are the ultimate travel season for holiday makers looking for affordable tour destinations in Kenya to spend quality time. Many families gather during Christmas in hotels, lodges, camps, game reserves, game parks, and recreational facilities. At the getaway destinations, they interact with wildlife, nature, and people which promotes relaxation from the busy annual calendar. Children are able to unplug from the school life whereas the teenagers share their college life during holiday tours.

Parents and young adults make merry with their hard earned money, while making plans for the new year. The young at heart generation, also indulge in wildlife tracking, camping, trekking among other activities to rejuvenate their minds and soul.

Kenya is known as the best tour destination in Africa offering a broad range of activities to both international and domestic tourists.

Amongst the best Christmas tour destinations in Kenya include;

The Maasai Mara | Best Christmas tour destinations Kenya

The Maasai Mara national reserve is a world heritage recognized for the phenomenon Wildlife eco-system. It is a world wonder site where thousands and thousands of wildebeests migrate twice a year. During the migration, zebras among other herbivores also migrate from one area to the order. Carnivorous animals such as the lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, vultures, wild-dogs follow from behind while hunting on the weak and injured during the river mara crossing. At the river, crocodiles also have their day hunting with abundance.

5 Best places to stay at the Maasai Mara National Reserve

Keekorok Lodge mara

Located in the Masai Mara nature reserve, Keekorok Lodge offers traditional-style accommodation with a private patio. The property has an outdoor pool with a terrace and views of nature.
The spacious rooms have a ceiling fan, mosquito net, hypoallergenic bedding and a balcony with views of the garden, the pool or the reservation.
The Lodge houses the Hippo Bar, which serves traditional dishes and overlooks the lake, and the Elephant deck restaurant, where you can enjoy a typical savannah dinner. The property also has a 24-hour reception and a children’s playground. Visitors can go on safaris through the Keekorok nature reserve. Additionally, the property organizes a shuttle service to the Keekorok airfield upon request.

Keekok hotel Nairobi

Endeem Mara Resort

Endeem Mara Resort is a Boutique Maasai Manyatta-Style Eco-Lodge located in a safe and secured environment in the heartland of Africa, bordering the Maasai Mara National Reserve and next to Oloolaimutia Gate. Endeem mara resort, is a little piece of paradise and jewel of Kenya’s wildlife attraction is professionally managed by competent and friendly customer-centric staff, and is suited for individuals, families, groups and corporate organizations who appreciate the splendor of the outdoors and seek to imbibe in the beauty of magical sunset upon thriving wildlife haven of adventure and exotic aura; that can be found only in the world heritage site of wildlife and animal migration.

Endeem hotel mara

Kichakani Camp

Innovatively conceived spectacularly on the edge of the expansive Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kichakani Camp a simple but classic camp nestled amidst the big figs of the Mara. It offers a panorama of the Burrungat and Posee plains on its sides. The camp is conveniently located on the banks of the Talek River, just next to a major wildebeest crossing point. With the river as the only physical boundary between the park and the camp, it offers excellent game viewing.

The camp décor and architecture is intentionally simplistic in nature, with semi-permanent grass thatched bandas fitted with tents – flash toilets and hot shower bathrooms en-suite – and a deck for outdoor sitting. The food is a fusion of African and International cuisines prepared and presented in a unique African style. Kichakani Camp does not miss to capture the romance of savannah safari.

Kichakani lodge mara

AA Lodge Mara

AA Lodge Mara is located at the world famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve in the South Western part of Kenya. It is located 4 km from Sekenani main gate and 10 minute drive from Siana Springs Air strip. It is approximately 255 km by road, 1-hour flight, and a 4 hour’s drive from the Nairobi. AA lodge is spread on 30 acres of land, uniquely laid out over the sprawling grounds that include rolling manicured greens, a virtual mini forest of indigenous shrubs and exotic trees, a large swimming pool overlooking the lodge bonfire, the main restaurant, and the bar. The lodge has 42 classic tents, 36 cottages, a main restaurant, bar and several dining options.

Entumoto safari camp

Entumoto is a private tented safari camp elevated in the hills of the Rift Valley, commanding breath-taking views and sunsets over the Mara plains. The camp has a private conservancy to give you a more intimate and exclusive safari experience as well as direct access into the Maasai Mara reserve.

With no fences between the park and the conservancy all the animals you get in the Mara have free reign to come in and out of the conservancy – which is especially exciting during the Great Migration.

Entumoto means meeting point in the local language Maa, which fits well as the camp is situated where the plains meet the hills and where two valleys come together.

Entumoto lodge Mara

Mombasa | Best Christmas tour destinations Kenya

It is the second biggest city in Kenya and hosts the major tourists and goods sea port. Mombasa city is also home to the Moi international airport and the recently launched SGR terminal for rail transport. International and local tourists flock Mombasa due to it is famed name as the best holiday destination during the festive season as well as Easter holidays. It has affordable facilities for holiday makers looking for a convenient stay.

The facilities are mainly hotels, lodges, and restaurants serving local delicacies, international cuisine and bespoke meals (A blend of local and international menu).

Top 5 affordable hotels in Mombasa

Sarova Whitesands beach resort

Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort and Spa is amongst the best hotels in Mombasa. It is both a luxury beach hotel as well as an adventure beach resort offering world class facilities and activities to both corporate travellers and families looking for fun and recreation. Our beachfront location on the pristine white sandy beaches of Mombasa makes it the ideal place to relax and enjoy all that Kenya has to offer you.

Half an hour from Mombasa’s city centre and 21 kilometres from Mombasa’s Moi International Airport, Sarova Whitesands is the ideal place to stay when visiting Mombasa. Whether you’re travelling on business or pleasure, our beach hotel in Mombasa will leave you feeling completely rejuvenated.

Sarova whitesands mombasa

Neptune beach resort

It is Located on the silver sands of the Bamburi Beach, 14 km to the north of Mombasa City and approximately 24km from Moi International Airport, Neptune Beach Resort offers all the comforts of home and maintains an open air feel due to its large reception and hallways. This resort is very popular with regular guests, offering very good service and a family atmosphere.  Special highlight is the lush garden area and the new terrace with a view of the Indian Ocean. There are many quiet areas throughout the resort including the newly created “coffee shop” to offer you calm and relaxation. The generous lobby and the impressive halls create an open air feeling leaving you with plenty of room for your very individual holiday experience.

Neptune hotel mombasa

Travellers beach hotel

Indulge in the comfort and luxury at Travellers Beach Hotel and Club- one of the best beach hotels in Mombasa.

You matter to us, so we bring the best to your plate! At Travellers Beach Hotel & Club, we take the full responsibility to attend to all your holiday requirements. With the essence of sophistication and elegance and keeping in priority your comfort, we have well-furnished rooms & suites with round-the-clock services available. The hotel has diverse dining options accompanied by fun activities to make your stay enjoyable.

Laze in the beach or enjoy a scenic view from your room at the Travellers Beach Hotel & Club. The hotel is ideal for all kind of holiday trips such as; leisure trips, business tours, & conferences. At Travellers Beach Hotel & Club, you will experience a stay to cherish forever.

Travellers resort Mombasa

Voyager beach resort

Voyager Beach Resort is a luxurious 4-star hotel with a stunning location overlooking the picturesque Indian Ocean. Located just a few miles outside of Mombasa city centre, this hotel features modern comforts and amenities, lush gardens and the opportunity to enjoy the delights of coastal Kenya.

The maritime location of this resort is carried through the décor. Voyager beach resort Contemporary amenities designed to make guests feel right at home include quality linens, cable TV and relaxing seating areas. There is a games room and entertainment program for the kids, along with an outdoor pool and bar.

Voyager resort mombasa

Mombasa Continental hotel

Mombasa Continental Resort is a Five Star hotel located on Shanzu Beach on the North Coast in Mombasa Kenya, 18kms from the Airport and 13kms from the city centre. Set back from sparkling sand on 8.3 acres along 300 meters of Shanzu beachfront in Kenya’s north coast, Mombasa Continental Resort promises a complete invigorating experience filled with intrigue, mystery and discovery for the global traveler in a fast-moving world.
A luxurious ocean jewel with truly grandeur infrastructure along the East African coast, Mombasa continental Resort is re-living the Swahili legend. This spectacular hotel offers a unique cosmopolitan coastal ambiance meant to refresh the hardest working peoples of the world.

Mombasa continental hotel

Malindi | Best Christmas tour destinations Kenya

Malindi is a town on Malindi Bay at the mouth of the Sabaki River, lying on the Indian Ocean coast in southeastern Kenya. It is 120 kilometres northeast of Mombasa It sits amid a string of tropical beaches dotted with hotels and resorts. Malindi Marine National Park and nearby Watamu Marine National Park are home to turtles and colorful fish. Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Reserve harbors elephants and more than 200 species of birds. Near the forest, the Gede Ruins are the remains of an ancient Swahili town

Malindi town is a host to a boutique of hotels, resorts, lodges and AirBnB apartments. It is accessible through air, water, and road. Among the most convenient hotels in Malindi include;

Best Affordable Hotels in Malindi

Hemingways Hotel watamu

An iconic tropical paradise on the Kenyan coast sitting right in the middle of the pristine Watamu Marine National Park with its idyllic white sand beach and turquoise waters. The exceptional personal service and sincere charm of this established hotel has come to represent Kenyan coastal luxury to so many travellers for close to 30 years. And it’s just got even better with a mega makeover.

Hemingsway hotel malindi

Silver rock hotel

Silver Rock Hotel (also known as Silversand Residence) is just 1 minute walk (only 40 metres!) from a private beach and surrounded by tropical garden that surrounds an outdoor pool. The center of Malindi is about 3 km away and the Malindi Airport is 10 minutes away.

It is decorated in a rustic style with wooden furniture, all the rooms offer a fan and terrace with views of the garden and the pool. The three spacious Two-Bedroom apartments are located on a private beach and offers magnificent sea views.

Silver rock hotel Malindi

Scorpio villas Malindi

Scorpio Villas is a wonderful Hotel-Resort, located on the white beach of Malindi and set in a lush tropical garden. Our 45 rooms, African style, will be the starting point for the discovery of the treasures of Kenya.

It is directly on the beach and next to the famous Vasco De Gama Pillar. It is 5 minutes from the center of Malindi and 4 km from the airport. Scorpio Villas is the perfect place to relax, enjoy the sea and the night life of Malindi or even just a convenient home for those in Malindi on work mission and looking for an exclusive accommodation.

Scorpio Villas private beach is equipped with loungers and umbrellas and is perfect to relax and restore your spirit, in a heavenly setting. The breeze that always blows from the sea will make more pleasant the warm sun hence sunbathers finding it the ideal place for an enviable tan.

Scorpio villas malindi

African house resort Malindi

African House Resort, a jewel of its kind within the coastal region with 7 Superior double rooms. It features columns and art sitting on a very quiet and peaceful area of 1.5 acres. African House Resort is immersed in a beautiful tropical garden dotted with tall palms and beautiful plants.

With high perimeter walls concealed by bougainvillea flowers, the area is very secure and it’s just a perfect place to relax. As the gates opens as you approach, the African taste of hospitality welcomes you to a world of your own. In the rooms, restaurant, by the pool side or veranda the atmosphere is cool for maximum comfort. From the artistic touch of the furniture and décor, rooms, veranda, and restaurant, the staff will ensure your comfort is unmatched.

Welcome to African House Resort where culture blends with professionalism.

African house malindi

Sandies tropical village

The resort has been built according to Kenyan tradition but features all modern comforts. An oasis of tranquillity, sandies tropical village is made up of 51 rooms located in the luscious tropical garden. A large beach with accomondation facilities, 2 restaurants, and 3 bars complete the scene.

Let the sound of the ocean gently cuddle you and be amazed every day by the wonderful colors of the sunsets that make Kenya a famous and unique place in the world. We don’t leave anything to chance and the resort’s all inclusive package is unparalleled in Malindi.

Sandies village malindi

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