Destination guide

Choose a holiday rental for your Athi River getaway

Learn about the unique charm of Athi River with a stay in a holiday home rental. This city has something for everyone. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in and around Athi River

Do you want to find attractions to visit while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Athi River a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Kenya Railway Golf Club (17.2 mi / 27.7 km)
  • David Sheldrick Elephant & Rhino Orphanage (17.2 mi / 27.8 km)
  • Muthaiga Golf Club (17.8 mi / 28.6 km)
  • Machakos Golf Club (17.9 mi / 28.8 km)
  • Royal Nairobi Golf Club (18 mi / 29 km)
  • Giraffe Centre (18.2 mi / 29.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Athi River

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Athi River is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Nairobi National Park (16.2 mi / 26.1 km)
  • Uhuru Park (17.4 mi / 28 km)
  • Central Park (17.6 mi / 28.3 km)
  • Jeevanjee Gardens (17.7 mi / 28.5 km)
  • Arboretum (18.8 mi / 30.3 km)
  • Karura Forest (19.1 mi / 30.7 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Athi River

The nearest airport is in Nairobi (NBO-Jomo Kenyatta Intl.), located 10.2 mi (16.4 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Nairobi (WIL-Wilson), which is 16.4 mi (26.4 km) away.

Where to stay around Athi River?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 82 holiday lettings near Athi River. From 26 Houses to 46 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Athi River for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Athi River?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Athi River:

  • Kilimani: 172 holiday homes
  • Thompson Estate: 48 holiday homes
  • Chiromo: 46 holiday homes
  • Kasarani: 22 holiday homes
  • Nairobi Central: 37 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Athi River?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Athi River. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Nairobi National Park: 719 holiday lettings
  • AFEW Giraffe Centre: 714 holiday lettings
  • Prestige Plaza: 720 holiday lettings
  • Kenya National Theatre: 722 holiday lettings
  • Kenyatta University: 735 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Athi River listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Athi River?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 26 Houses in Athi River. Our other popular types of Athi River holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 46 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 2 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 2 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Athi River?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 4 holiday homes with pool available in Athi River. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.