Vacation Rentals in Kenya

Vacation Rentals in Kenya

Vacation rentals in Kenya

Admire the snow-capped peaks on your doorstep

The East African state is a scenically very diverse country and offers you along the white sandy beaches just as opportunities to rent a vacation rental in Kenya, as in the interior. From your vacation rental in Kenya you can reach the large national parks, observe big game in the vast savannahs or climb Mount Kenya. After all these exciting excursions you will find an oasis of peace with garden and barbecue in your vacation rental in Kenya.

Kilometre-long beaches reach shortly

If bathing in the crystal clear sea is your top priority on holiday, then an apartment in Kenya is the right place for you. The areas along the coast are well developed for tourism, which is why numerous accommodations are offered here. In most cases, an apartment in Kenya has air conditioning to make your nights comfortable. Many landlords also offer a breakfast service.

Holidays in Kenya

Location and orientation

The coast and the bordering states

The Republic of Kenya is located in eastern Africa and is bordered by the Indian Ocean in the southeast. In the north, the state borders Ethiopia. Other neighbouring countries are South Sudan in the northwest, Somalia in the northeast, Uganda in the west and Tanzania in the south. The capital of the country is Nairobi. Mombasa is the second largest city.

Top travel tips

1. Discover unique flora and fauna

In Kenya there are a number of national parks and nature reserves, which give you very special impressions. The largest of these is the Tsavo National Park and the most famous nature reserve is called Masai Mara. Masai Mara is home to numerous animal species, such as buffalos, zebras, wildebeests and impalas, which can be observed especially in the summer months. See large wildlife such as elephants, giraffes and ostriches on a safari through the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the Lang´ata Giraffe Centre or Ostrich Park.

2. To the most beautiful beaches of the country

Kenya has miles of white and fine sandy beaches lined with swaying palm trees. The azure blue, clear and clean sea water is a true paradise for swimmers, snorkelers and water sports enthusiasts and easily accessible from your apartment in Kenya. From your apartment north of Mombasa, you can quickly reach popular beaches such as Nyali Beach, Bamburi Beach and Shanzu Beach. South of Mombasa the beaches Tiwi Beach and Diani Beach are even more extensive and in the background with lush forests and fields. On these beaches you can dine in the adjoining restaurants or relax with a cup of coffee.

3. Music and acrobatic shows worth seeing

Visit a traditional dance show during your stay in Kenya, which is absolutely worth seeing. Such dance and acrobatic shows are not only performed in theatres, but also in large hotels. The Gonda Traditional Entertainers, the Original Zengala Band and the Bomas of Kenya perform particularly traditional performances. Hotspot for such shows is Nairobi. But you can also experience music and dance shows in many other regions of the country.

Kenya has served several times as a backdrop for famous feature films such as "Beyond Africa", "The White Massai" and "Nowhere in Africa.

Things to know

Several climate zones in the country

In the highlands there is heavy rainfall between April and June and between October and November, with frequent rainfall in the afternoon or evening. At over 1,800 meters altitude, the nights are quite cool. Temperature fluctuations of 10 degrees at night and 26 degrees during the day are not uncommon. On the coast, however, the temperature fluctuates only between 22 and 32 degrees Celsius. The humidity is about 75 percent. Precipitation occurs in coastal regions from April to June. It is driest and warmest from January to May.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Kenya

On average, what was the cost for vacation rentals in Kenya last year?

We can see from last year that Kenya had an average price of $134 per night, a relatively high one compared to the countries in Africa.

During which months are vacation rentals cheaper in Kenya?

Travelers who want to be budget-friendly should travel to Kenya in May, March, or November, the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of $120, $123, and $125 per night, respectively, based on the previous year.

In which months is it more expensive to rent a vacation rental in Kenya?

When it comes to looking for a vacation rental in Kenya, the most expensive months are, in order of highest to lowest, August, February and January, with average prices per night of $154, $149, and $145, respectively.

Are there usually many vacation rentals available in Kenya?

Considering the data observed last year, it is an excellent country for an impromptu getaway, since it has an average annual availability of 78%, which is comparatively high.

When are more vacation rentals available?

February, March and September are, in order of highest to lowest, the months that have the largest number of properties free, with an average availability of 85%, 82%, and 79%. During this period, you will be sure to find a vacation rental that suits you.

When are fewer rentals available in Kenya?

The months with the lowest properties available in Kenya are, in order, December, January, and November with respective average availability figures of 72%, 73%, and 75%, based on the previous year. However, it's not necessary to worry because even in the busiest months the availability rate average is 73%. So you will have no trouble finding your dream rental no matter the time of year.

How many rentals are there in Kenya?

Holidu offers around 6,800 accommodations in Kenya from 10 different providers, so find the perfect type of accommodation you are looking for. We've got you covered!

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