As the holiday season kicks in, Kenya, and in particular Nairobi is emerging as a vibrant hub offering a plethora of budget-friendly activities for individuals and families. Despite Kenya’s reputation for slightly higher tourist costs, there’s an array of exciting and affordable options for those looking to make the most of the festive season without breaking the bank.
In this article, we delve into simple and easy activities to ensure you have a budget-friendly festive season.
Nairobi National Park
Nestled just outside the city center, Nairobi National Park provides a unique blend of urban life and wildlife. Visitors can marvel at lions, giraffes, zebras, and more against the backdrop of skyscrapers.
Noteworthy is the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, offering an up-close encounter with orphaned elephants and rhinos.
GP Karting at Langata
Experience the thrill of high-speed racing at economical rates ranging from Sh900 to Sh1300 per person. Langata offers an adrenaline-pumping adventure that’s light on the wallet.
Delve into the entertainment world by catching up on the top movies and series of 2018. Accessible through online platforms, it promises a treasure trove of entertainment for those seeking a cozy and cost-effective way to spend the holidays.
Embrace the holiday spirit by trying out new recipes. Online platforms like Pinterest offer a plethora of ideas. Gather friends for a fun and economical cooking session that might even lead to new culinary skills.
Nairobi Animal Orphanage
Positioned within Nairobi National Park, the animal orphanage offers an educational and conservation experience. Visitors get a chance to witness diverse wildlife, making it an enriching outing, especially for kids.
Mount Kenya Trek
Adventurers on a budget can embark on an affordable trek to Mount Kenya, Africa’s second-highest peak. With varying routes catering to different skill levels, it’s an opportunity to behold stunning views and unique flora and fauna without breaking the bank.
The mountain is located two-hours (drive) away from Nairobi. But the whole hiking experience will take between 48 to 72 hours depending on your fitness.
For those seeking a deeper dive into the world of kart racing or super fast motorbike, Whistling Morans is the place to visit.
Designed by Apex Circuits, the Whistling Moran stands tall as one of Africa’s longest kart race tracks. A hotspot for Kenyan drivers, it serves as the launching pad for those pursuing karting as a sport, hobby, or even a career. The venue isn’t just limited to kart racing; it also welcomes enthusiasts to witness thrilling races involving supercharged motorbikes.
The circuit’s significance extends beyond mere entertainment. It hosts prestigious National and Regional championships for karting and serves as a platform for motorcycle activity, solidifying its role in nurturing grass-roots motorsport in the region.
Whistling Morans has evolved into an invaluable facility contributing to the development and promotion of motorsport in Nairobi. Whether racing or spectating, it’s a must-visit destination for all motorsport aficionados during the festive season.
This festive season, Kenya beckons with a range of affordable and exciting activities. Whether it’s wildlife adventures, thrilling races, or serene nature explorations, there’s something for everyone in Kenya.
Have a budget-friendly festive season.