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6 Budget-Friendly Nairobi Staycations

You don't need to road trip to get away from it all

BY karen Mbuya Muriuki

Mar 16, 2021, 05:57 PM

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I’m a sucker for all things travel. Which doesn’t work for me well because I’m yet to unlock that part of adulthood that allows me such luxuries, and I haven’t been out of Kenya yet so all I can do is save destinations for future travel.

When it comes to travel, Airbnb is a life-changer. That’s where all my wish lists come from. Truthfully, I prefer staying in cute houses, chalets and cottages than staying in hotels or traditional bed and breakfasts. I love the privacy and the fact that you can get to make meals for yourself. 

And man, Kenya is full of such beauts, even in the centre of Nairobi city surprisingly.

Here are a few affordable stays that you can drool your eyes over, and maybe even make a reservation whether you’re looking to take a solo trip, a baecation or a turn-up with the squad. With the travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this may be just what you need for a break.

The Tree House

At KES 8700, The Tree House would be perfect for a solo-stay or a night or two with your S/O.
Nairobi Treehouse with a View

Dik Dik Creek

Could you imagine staying in a private cottage by the river for just KES 5500? Best believe it!
Dik Dik Creek

Raven's Nest

For KES 5500 and accommodating four, Raven's Nest would be ideal for a double date thing over the weekend!
Raven's Nest

Container Cottage

Just how CUTE is this tiny space that goes for just KES 6500?
Container Cottage

Brandy Bus

For KES 11000, you won't regret staying over at Brandy Bus. I had such a lovely experience on a solo trip there a while back.
Brandy Bus

The River Cottage

The lush surroundings of The River Cottage, the beautiful river, the tall trees, fireplace, outdoor lounge area and cosy decor contrast the noisy hustle and bustle of Nairobi would be perfect for a date night for just KES 8300.
The River Cottage

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