List of 20 Unique and Offbeat Accommodation in Kenya

Have you heard about tree houses, glamping sites, Eco-lodges, tiny houses, unique campsites, homestays and cottages in Kenya?

Are you interested in discovering the new form of accommodation?

Unique, rustic, offbeat and experiential?

If yes, read on.

After working days on end, one deserves an uninterrupted time to refresh the mind. This calls for a calm and relaxed environment outside of the hustle and bustle of the cities.


Choosing a Unique and Rustic facility

For a typical wayward traveler, the restless ones, getting a decent place to stay is not a problem. They know all the websites and tools that can help them search and book the best accommodation anywhere in the world.

The rest of us need information, guidebooks and endless days of planning. Else, we settle for hotels or if we are savvy enough, an Airbnb experience which will most likely be limiting.

With the need for unique stays and local experiences, travelers have identified other ways of hacking accommodation all over the World. Kenya is not an exception.

The shift in Accommodation options

Today, you can stay in a rustic house for lower rates than you would in a five-star hotel in any city. If such an experience is something you would consider, here are my top picks in Kenya.

Please note: These accommodation facilities change all the time. Today a jewel, tomorrow a bunch of dilapidated structures. For that reason, I will not give descriptions. Check them out and be the judge.

List of 20 Unique and Offbeat Accommodation in Kenya

Sieku Glamping

20 Unique and Offbeat experiential stays in Kenya

  1. Wildebeest Eco Camp (Nairobi) – Website & Reviews
  2. Karen Camp (Nairobi) – Website & Reviews
  3. Jungle Junction (Nairobi) – Reviews on TripAdvisor
  4. The Brandy Bus (Nairobi) – Check on Airbnb
  5. Distant Relatives Eco Camp (Kilifi) – Website & Reviews
  6. Tulia House (Nyali) – Reviews
  7. Mara Explorers (Maasai Mara) – Reviews
  8. Kisumu backpackers (Kisumu) – Reviews
  9. Sieku Glamping (Laikipia) – Website
  10. Kahiga Homestay (Nyeri) – Website
  11. Maji Moto Eco Camp (Maasai Mara)
  12. Aruba Mara Camp (Maasai Mara)
  13. Mara Eden Safari Camp (Maasai Mara)
  14. Severin Kitani Banda’s (Tsavo)
  15. Maasai Simba Camp (Amboseli)
  16. Dunga Hill Camp (Kisumu)
  17. Camp Carnelley’s (Naivasha)
  18. Ken Trout 1972 (Timau)
  19. Kongoni Camp (Nanyuki)
  20. Colobus Cottages (Nanyuki)

Two tools I use to book unique stays in Kenya and the rest of Africa.

Have you been to any of the above places and enjoyed? Which other unique and offbeat facilities In Kenya have you visited? Please share your experiences in the comment section below.

Featured image by Sieku Glamping

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7 Comments

Emily

This is quite a good list for anyone looking for that well-deserved vacation. I would definitely recommend to my budget travel audience. Good stuff.

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Wanjiru Gichuhi

Hello Emily. We are also offering to backpackers, and tourists a secure tastefully refurbished and furnished four bedroomed cottage – all self contained.. It is located near the UN Gigiri, the Village Market, Two Rivers, Nairobi, supermarkets, banks, Forex bureaux, Cafes, car hire services, and the Masaai market.
Karura Forest is at our backyard and your visit will not be complete without going on an expedition to this Forest

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Malibu

Interesting, I will try out a few of them. Thank you for the compilation.

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Wanjiru Gichuhi

Hello Malibu. We are also offering to backpackers, and tourists a secure tastefully refurbished and furnished four bedroomed cottage – all self contained.. It is located near the UN Gigiri, the Village Market, Two Rivers, Nairobi, supermarkets, banks, Forex bureaux, Cafes, car hire services, and the Masaai market.
Karura Forest is at our backyard and your visit will not be complete without going on an expedition to this Fores

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samuel

Great review and insights into 2019.following from #Rhodestours

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Ann

I would recommend that you add the list .to places around Eldoret and iten or kerioValley

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kenyanbackpacker

Hey Ann,

IF you have any please share with me and I will update the list.

Thank you.

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