Top 10 Affordable Holiday Destinations in Kenya

Looking for the best places to visit for holiday has been documented as a trying moment for those curious about unique holiday destinations. Among the top 10 cheapest holiday destinations in Kenya includes the budget hotels and lodges found in the Maasai mara, Amboseli, Tsavo, Samburu, Mombasa, Malindi, and Lamu among other places.

“A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take

what you’ve been taking.”—Earl Wilson.

Here are the top 10 cheapest holiday destinations in Kenya

Top 10 cheapest places to visit in Kenya

The Amboseli National Park

Amboseli is known to be home to the African elephant. It is crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, the Amboseli National Park is the second most popular park in Kenya. The name “Amboseli” comes from a Maasai word meaning “salty dust”, and it is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants in close proximity. Nature lovers can explore five different habitats here ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulphur springs, the savannah, and woodlands.  Tourists can also visit the local Maasai community who live around the park and experience their authentic culture in food preparation, dance, economic activities, and social interactions.

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Diani holiday destinations

Diani is the most preferred holiday destination due to its clean and beautiful beachfront where family, friends, honeymoon, and groups converge for a holiday. The fastest and most adventure-filled means a flight to the most popular Mombasa holiday destination in Kenya. The hospitality serves class with different local and international cuisines leaving you spoilt for choice. While at Diani, you can enjoy activities such as water sports, day out to recreational facilities, and activity-filled parks.

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Lake Naivasha

Did you know that lake Naivasha is a name derived from the Maasai word “Nai’posha” which means rough waters? Lake Naivasha is the highest and purest of the Great Rift Valley lakes. It is a harbor for numerous bird species such as kingfishers, pelicans, great cormorants, fish Eagles, Pelicans, Grey-backed fiscal, hawks, cuckoos, woodpeckers, shrikes, and many more. There are many wild animals around the lake such as impalas, zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, and many more. Lake Naivasha is a great destination as tourists can engage in various activities such as boat riding, bird watching, and game viewing.

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Top 10 cheapest holiday destinations in Kenya

Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru National Park is known as a bird-watching paradise due to the numerous populations of birds, one of them being the thousands of flamingos that form a very beautiful deep pink coloration around the edges of the lake Nakuru shore. Apart from these flamingos, there are approximately 400 other species of birds visiting the lake. It is also home to many wild animals such as the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe, black and white rhino, waterbuck, reedbuck, lion, buffalo, leopard, baboon, and many species of plains game. This makes lake Nakuru a great destination for wildlife explorers and animal lovers.

Kilifi holiday destinations

Kilifi is a popular town on the Kenyan Coast that is well known for its stunning white sandy beaches and beach sporting activities. Two of the main beaches in Kilifi are Kilifi beach and Bofa beach. The destination is more popular amongst the “more chilled-out travelers” because of its pristine and uncrowded beaches, eclectic food scene, and spectacular dramatic scenery.

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Maasai Mara

Maasai Mara is Africa’s panoramic wildlife national reserve offering a wide range of attraction that includes; The famous wildebeest phenomena that occur twice annually, the Big five which include; Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino, and Buffalo), the plains create a wild memory with glamorous sunrise, sunset and beautiful blue clear skies, spectacular wildlife sighting, magnificent early morning hot air ballooning, the remarkable Maasai tribe, and influencing cultural heritage.

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Lamu Island holiday destinations

Lamu is a small island about 341KM from Mombasa by road. Lamu is a popular destination since it has hosted major Muslim religious festivals since the 19th century, and has become a significant center for the study of Islamic and Swahili cultures.

Lamu Island, a Unesco World Heritage Site since 2001 and a center of Swahili and Islamic culture for over 700 years, is the most popular and most developed of the islands and its hotels have gained a well-deserved reputation for delivering a superb ‘barefoot luxury experience.

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Samburu National Reserve is one of the lesser-known national parks south-eastern of Nairobi in the Great Rift Valley but is nevertheless a haven of Samburu culture, wildlife, and physical features. Situated along the Ewaso Nyiro River, where there is plenty of attractive wildlife from the surrounding savannah plains.

The reserve is rich in wildlife with an abundance of rare northern specialist species such as the Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk, and the beisa oryx (also referred to as Samburu Special Five).

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Top 10 cheapest places to visit in Kenya


Tsavo East national park, also known as the “theatre of the wild”, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kenya. It is considered a biodiversity stronghold not only in Kenya but also in the world.  The longest plateau in the world (Yatta plateau) is found in this park. The park is home to a wide range of wildlife which includes; man-eaters, red elephants (which get their color from the red dust they roll in), rhinos, buffaloes, hippos, crocodiles, lesser kudu, gerenuk, waterbucks, and many more. Because of the different habitats, there are over 500 species of birds found in the park.

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Malindi is a famous tourist destination in Kenya. The town is located on Malindi bay and sits amid a string of tropical beaches. The town is famous for its worthwhile historical sight which includes the Gedi ruins, Vasco Da Gama Pillar, and the Portuguese Chapel.

If you are looking for loads of sunshine, crystal clear waters, or just a walk through the alleys of an ancient town decked with classic Swahili architecture, then Malindi is the place to be. The town is quite the charmer with its terrific Italian food, turtles, and flamboyant colorful fish.

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Finding a fulfilling cheapest tour destination in Kenya is a magical experience that makes you crave more experiences in the African savannah. At Wakenya watalii tours travel, we walk with you to ensure you travel excitedly, experience magically, and connect exclusively with nature to relax, unwind and rejuvenate.

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