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5 affordable holiday destinations you should tour before August ends

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The holiday season is nearly over! You probably have a destination in mind but you are yet to make a decision on which of Kenya’s breathtaking tourist destinations you want to visit before schools re-open.

The Coastal Counties, Naivasha, Kisumu and Nanyuki represent the most attractive propositions if you are looking to make the most out of the remainder of the holiday season.

Below are some hotels/resorts you might want to consider in order to make an informed decision.

Bright Star Resort Diani, Kwale County

Bright Star Resort is a budget hotel with furnished apartments near Ukunda Airstrip and Diani Beach, Kwale County.

The resort is a departure from traditional hotels.  It offers self contained apartments which give visitors privacy as they seek the coastal experience.

The hotel is 300 meters from the Indian Ocean.

If you are looking to visit the Coast on budget this resort is certainly for you. It is especially convenient for  one visitor or a number of people seeking to board an apartment together.



Below is a breakdown of your options. The charges are inclusive of breakfast costs.

Apartment                                     Cost per night

Single Standard Room                  Ksh 2,800

Studio apartment                           Ksh 3,000

One bedroom (2 guests)               Ksh 4,500

Two bedroom (4 guests)               Ksh 7,000

Two bedroom (7 guests)               Ksh 10, 000

Two bedroom (9 guests)               Ksh 12, 000

Three bedroom (11 guests)           Ksh 15,000

Three bedroom (9 guests)             Ksh 13,000

Three bedroom (6 guests)             Ksh  11,000


Great Circle Lodge and Ragati Camping Nanyuki, Laikipia County

This destination represents the most serene of the five. It is situated off Ragati road in Nanyuki. The resort is located 33.8 kilometres from the Mount Kenya National Park.

Ragati Lodge accommodation has been arranged to suit all tastes and budgets. Cottages have en suite bathrooms and accomodates uptofour guests in two double beds. They are great for couples or families.

Ragati Lodge is also an ideal destination for outdoor activity including climbing Mount Kenya or exploring a range of safari options, including Sweetwaters Game Reserve and Samburu National Game Reserve.

It’s also a great area for mountain-biking and trekking in the foothills of Mount Kenya.

Below is a breakdown of how the resort charges for its cottages.

Room                                                                                                     Charges

Deluxe Twin Room (2 guests)                                                           Ksh 4,535

Deluxe Double Room (2 Adults and 1 child, 2 guests breakfast)      Ksh 4,938

Deluxe Double Room (2 Adults and 1 child, 3 guests breakfast)      Ksh 5,996

Deluxe Double Room (2 Adults and 1 child, 3 guests breakfast)       Ksh 7,054

Sirikwa Hotel Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County

Sirikwa Hotel is a luxurious, cost effective resort located  in Eldoret Town, 16 kilometers from the Eldoret International Airport

It has a beautiful landscape and offers a convenient and quiet environment for holding corporate meetings, seminars, workshops and conferences.


The hotel also represents the perfect destination for a family. It has four types of rooms namely the standard rooms, the family rooms, the senior and junior suite and the presidential suite.

It also customizes accommodation based on the needs of its clients.Below is a breakdown of how the resort charges for its rooms inclusive of bed and breakfast.

Room                                               Cost per night

Standard rooms                                Ksh  5000

The senior and junior suite               Ksh 6000

Presidential suite                              Ksh 26,000

The family rooms (4 guests)             Ksh 10,400

The Naivasha Peppercorn Resort, Nakuru County

Located in Naivasha, the resort is a 10 minutes drive away from Hells Gate National Park, The Peppercorn Resort is an affordable hotel that can serve both holiday makers or business executives looking for ambient accommodation.

Besides accommodation, the resort also has a variety of services and facilities at the disposal of its visitors including camping grounds and gear for hire, children play grounds as well as cycling and nature trails.


The hotel charges Ksh 2,178 for a room that can accommodate two guests.


Parkview Safari Hotels and Apartments, Kisumu County

Parkview Safari Hotel and Apartments is located on Harambee Road, off Impala, Milimani Kisumu.

Its location is a 15 minutes drive from Kisumu City centre right next to Kisumu Impala Park.

The hotel offers  accommodation with bed and breakfast or self-catering options.

Its onsite facilities include a swimming pool, restaurant and bar. The hotel is also a stone’s throw away from the Kenya Wildlife Impala Park and Hippo point.

Below is a breakdown of some of the hotel’s accommodation charges. The charges are inclusive of bed and breakfast.

Apartment                                              Cost per night

Standard Single Room (1 Guest)            Ksh 4,500

Standard Double (2 Guests)                    Ksh  5,500

Executive Single Room (1 Guest)           Ksh 9,500

Executive Double Room(2 Guests)         Ksh10,500

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