During the festive season, some Kenyans find themselves in a dilemma on how to celebrate and prepare for the upcoming year, especially when it comes to accommodation.
With hotels often fully booked by December 1, alternative options have emerged to cater to the varied preferences of holidaymakers.
Airbnbs have become a popular choice in the hospitality scene, offering a home-like experience just a stone’s throw away from one’s residence.
Available in every location, Airbnbs provide a range of prices to suit different budgets, allowing guests to save for January and other festivities.
The exterior view of a container Airbnb in Kenya
One of the advantages is the privacy they offer, along with the freedom for guests to prepare their own meals.
However, it’s crucial to use reputable platforms to book stays and ensure a reliable and trustworthy host to avoid complications on the first day of vacation.
For those seeking a more nature-centric experience, camping is a cost-effective alternative to traditional hotel bookings.
With various camping sites across Kenya, including Maasai Mara, Hells Gate National Park, Nairobi National Park, Aberdare National Park, and Kisite Mpunguti Marine National Park, campers can enjoy the great outdoors.
Camping fosters unforgettable experiences and serves as an excellent bonding activity for families, friends, or couples.
Fees prescribed by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) or the managing entity are usually required for camping.
Embracing the concept of living on the road offers a unique way to spend the festive season without being confined to traditional accommodations.
This option requires a road-friendly vehicle that can comfortably accommodate occupants.
Travellers need to consider fuel costs and plan their destinations before embarking on the journey.
Incorporating camping in safe areas during the trip is also an option.
For those who enjoy mobile homes, converting a vehicle into a dream home-on-wheels could be a year-long project.
Approval from relevant authorities and necessary materials for the makeover are essential, with the overall cost depending on the vehicle type and modifications required.
A photo of a truck turned to a house