7 Great Nairobi Area Getaways

Looking to take some time away from the hustle and bustle of life in Nairobi? Then why not take a day trip? The following easy getaways offer stunning views, exciting activities, and best of all, prices that won’t leave you hurting. Here are seven Nairobi area getaways that are perfect for a day or night away from the manic city.

Camp Carnelly’s, Naivasha (Courtesy of Camp Carnelly’s)

Camp Carnelly’s, Naivasha (Courtesy of Camp Carnelly’s)

Camp Carnelly’s, Naivasha

For those interested in getting back to nature on their vacation, camping is one of the more frugal ways to have a great time. Featuring beautiful, well manicured grounds and budget friendly prices, Camp Carnelley’s in Naivasha makes the top list of campsites in Kenya.

Rapids Camp, Sagana (Courtesy Rapids Camp/Facebook)

Rapids Camp, Sagana (Courtesy Rapids Camp/Facebook)

Rapids Camp, Sagana

The more adventurous at heart will enjoy an adrenaline-filled vacation featuring a high excitement objective: white water rafting. The rapids at Sagana set the stage for an over the top vacation, at down-to-earth prices.

The Ark, Aberdares (Courtesy The Ark/Facebook)

The Ark, Aberdares (Courtesy The Ark/Facebook)

The Ark, Aberdares

At the Ark, nature lovers find paradise in a vacation spot that’s conveniently located right at the edge of a busy watering hole. You can see Africa’s flagship animals in their element from the comfort (and safety) of your stunning quarters.

Sandai Homestay and Cottages, Nyeri (Courtesy Sandai/Facebook)

Sandai Homestay and Cottages, Nyeri (Courtesy Sandai/Facebook)

Sandai Homestay and Cottages, Nyeri

For those in search of that strong African sense of community, the Sandai Farm welcomes you to live, dine and play in close quarters with the owners and other guests, featuring communal dining designed to foster a sense of belonging in the cool slopes of Nyeri.

Mount Kenya, Mlima Kenya National Park (Mehmet Karatay/Wikimedia Commons)

Mount Kenya, Mlima Kenya National Park (Mehmet Karatay/Wikimedia Commons)

Mount Kenya

If you’re fit and adventurous, try  hiking up the slopes of Kenya’s national treasure, Mount Kenya. With a professional guide and a well planned out route, Mount Kenya welcomes you to test your mettle and see how far you can make it up the mountain.

Lewa Safari Camp, Laikipia (courtesy Lewa Safari Camp)

Lewa Safari Camp, Laikipia (courtesy Lewa Safari Camp)

Lewa Safari Camp, Laikipia

For those attached to their creature comforts, yet longing for a rustic vacation surrounded by the wonders of nature, Lewa Safari Camp is the perfect place. Nestled within the serene surrounding of Laikipia, in perfect harmony with the flora and fauna of the land, Lewa is about a 4-hour drive from Nairobi, so perfect for a weekend getaway.

Fisherman’s Camp, Naivasha (courtesy Fisherman’s Camp)

Fisherman’s Camp, Naivasha (courtesy Fisherman’s Camp)

Fishermans Camp, Naivasha

Popular with the locals for balancing beautiful grounds so close to the Lake you can spot hippos as you dine, exciting activities and very fair pricing, Fisherman’s camp in Naivasha welcomes you to spend your vacation in tents, available for rent at budget prices.

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