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Make a holiday rental, home, or villa in Kenya your home away from home

Kenya, Africa has been acknowledged academically as the "cradle of humanity", but today, Kenya is better known as an ideal destination for adventure holidays. The country shares borders with Tanzania, Somalia, Uganda and Ethiopia. There are numerous options when it comes to looking for your dream holiday home or holiday accommodation in Kenya, with options to suit every taste and level of adventure! Holidays to Kenya have claimed global recognition due to the quality of its safari holidays. Kenya is a diverse country though; away from the safari parks, there are regions where your holiday home is surrounded by forest and beautiful fauna. And for those looking for a more cosmopolitan holiday rental, there are areas full of business centers and urban luxuries. Holiday makers have several options when choosing where to have a holiday rental, home, or villa in Kenya.

Places to holiday in Kenya

Nairobi is Kenya's capital city and the site of the world's safari capital. Some of the most interesting places to visit from a Kenya holiday rental in Nairobi include the National Park, Nairobi Races (horseracing on Sundays), and the National International Show (August/September/October). The shopping in Nairobi is magnificent, and the City Market on Muindi Mbingu Street is worth visiting in search of bargains.

Mombasa is Kenya's oldest town and was once Africa's trading centre with Asia. Nowadays Mombasa's main attraction is the tourist industry, with several luxurious holiday resorts located along the coastline, where some of the most exclusive holiday villas in Kenya can be found. The main attractions in Mombasa include Fort Jesus and the old town with its Arab style buildings.

Malindi is another old town in Kenya. The town has gorgeous traditional style holiday homes alongside small craft shops, beautiful beach, and friendly people. A holiday rental in Malindi provides the perfect base for kite surfing, diving, snorkelling, deep-sea fishing and many other water sports.

Things to do in Kenya

Because of Kenya's favourable climate, it is ideal for sports and recreation all year round. There are activities on offer from a Kenyan holiday homes suitable for visitors of any age.

Adventurous holiday makers and those taking a holiday rental in Kenya as an activity holiday, will undoubtedly enjoy the hiking in Kenya. The most favourable areas are the Aberdare Mountains, the Chyulu Hills, Hell's Gate, Mt. Susua, the Menengai Crater in the Rift Valley, Ngong Hills, Mt. Elgon and Mt Kenya.

As with many African countries, golf has become a popular sport. There are six high quality 18-hole and four 9-hole golf courses within a 20 mile radius of Nairobi. There are 3 other main golfing circuits to explore from a holiday villa in Kenya; the Central Highlands, The Coast and The Western Circuit. Many large towns have a 9-hole course which are generally open to casual visitors staying at holiday homes in the area.

Water sports of all types are very popular throughout Kenya, and the warm water is ideal for swimming. Additionally windsurfing, parasailing and water-skiing are available at holiday homes right along the coast.

For nature lovers, Kenya is not only renowned for safaris, but is an exciting place to do some bird watching. Kenya has over 1,033 known species of bird and more are still being discovered. Places such as Lake Turkana and Nakuru provide some of the most impressive sights, and park staff will equip you with a good pair of binoculars.

Weather in Kenya

The climate of Kenya varies from the tropical humidity of the coast, through the dry heat of the northern plains, to the cool air of the plateau and mountains. Despite Kenya's equatorial position, Mt. Kenya is perpetually snow-capped. The coastal temperature averages 27°C. The capital, Nairobi has an average temperature of 19°C.

Travel to Kenya

Kenya is a regional travel hub and has connections by a large number of airlines from all over the world particularly those from Europe, Asia and other parts of Africa. The country has three international airports at Nairobi (NBO), Mombasa (MBA) and Eldoret. British Airways and Kenya Airways fly to Nairobi direct from London.

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    House #4247777
    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (11 reviews)
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      • 3 BR
      • 3 BA
      • Sleeps 8
      House #6347710
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        • 4 BR
        • 2 BA
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        Villa #2183523
        Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
          Exceptional! 5.0/5
          (19 reviews)
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          • 3 BR
          • 3 BA
          • Sleeps 8
          House #6300546
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            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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            • 4 BA
            • Sleeps 10
            Villa #29740
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              • 2 BR
              • 2 BA
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              Multiple rentals Villa #40512
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                Multiple rentals Villa #40512
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                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                  • 2 BA
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                  Villa #516048
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                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
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                    Apartment #2491335
                      • 4 BR
                      • 3 BA
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                      Villa #8075538
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                        • 4 BA
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                        Villa #1379506
                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 4 BR
                          • 3 BA
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                          • Sleeps 8
                          Apartment #960576vb
                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                            (21 reviews)
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 5
                            Multiple rentals Villa #514564
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                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                              • 3 BR
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                              Villa #1335380
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                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                (5 reviews)
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                                • 4 BR
                                • 4 BA
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                                • Sleeps 8
                                Multiple rentals Villa #514564
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                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                  Villa #773777
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                                    • 3 BA
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                                    Villa #2387446
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                                      House #2480253
                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 2 BA
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                                        House #6615867
                                        1 Review
                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                          (27 reviews)
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 3 BA
                                          • Sleeps 8
                                          Villa #467033
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                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Sleeps 8
                                            Villa #6123887
                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 3 BA
                                              • Sleeps 8
                                              House #818734
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                                                • 4 BA
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                                                House #6310608
                                                2 Reviews
                                                  • 5 BR
                                                  • 5 BA
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                                                  Villa #1892289
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                    Villa #4159225
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                      Villa #4305780
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                                                        House #2479425
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                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 3 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                          Apartment #879757vb
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                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                            Villa #2445806
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Villa #2018903
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                Multiple rentals Villa #514564
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                                                                  Villa #745567vb
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                                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 3 BA
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                                                                    Apartment #1854419
                                                                    1 Review
                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 4 BA
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                                                                      Villa #2108799
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                                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                        • 3 BR
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                                                                        Apartment #3759818
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                                                                          Villa #803740
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                                                                            • 6 BA
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                                                                            Villa #2480457
                                                                            1 Review
                                                                              • 4 BR
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                                                                              Bungalow #662253vb
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                                                                                Apartment #4063059
                                                                                  • 3 BR
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                                                                                  House #6088702
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                                                                                    • 6 BR
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                                                                                    Chalet #2412772
                                                                                    1 Review
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                                                      Apartment #1650478
                                                                                      1 Review
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                        Apartment #1603967
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                                                                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                          • 6 BR
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                                                                                          Villa #6097239
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                                                                                            Apartment #863482
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                                                                                              Villa #829389
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                                                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                                Bungalow #6658499
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                                                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                  Villa #654276vb
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                                                                                                    Apartment #4321402
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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Lovely villa in a great location, highly recommended

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    a well appointed property, with everything you need to be self sufficient. The staff are friendly and helpful without being intrusive. The pool is first class and very well maintained by Dennis as are the grounds. Margaret is a good property manager, reliable and conscientious. And Jared the security guard always attentive and reliable. The villa is well placed for Diani beach an easy walk for anyone even small children. There are various people trying to sell you something or other, but everyone is friendly and they do take no for an answer. That is a small price to pay as a whole in this area for a experience that is very special and a world away from the overall sameness of Europe. I would very much encourage people to visit here. A special place, very beautiful and just that little bit of the beaten track,
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                    Splended weekend

                                                                                                    4 of 5
                                                                                                    Exceptional location on cliff overlooking the vast ocean. Very receptive and welcoming staff, skilled Cheff and overall great experince for individuls and groups looking for a time of bliss.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Apr 2016

                                                                                                    Amazing!

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Of all the homes and resorts that we experienced across Kenya and Tanzania, Himaya house was our favorite! Not only is the house beautiful and artful and the location overlooking the ocean idyllic, the people of Himaya are warm, genuine and generous. The owner, Lissa, went out of her way to recommend special experiences and to accommodate our every need . She even took our 11-year-old son under her wing inviting him to help her care for the injured bush baby that she was fostering. The staff too went out of their way to make our stay pleasant, helping with everything from laundry to negotiating fair prices for our excursions in the area. & never have we eaten as well as during our stay at Himaya! Sammy’s cooking is exquisite. Himaya is truly a sanctuary; beautiful, peaceful and pleasurable.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: May 2016