Things to do for Budget Travelers in Kenya 

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    Diani Beach

    Diani Beach, Kenya
    2 reviews

    The scenery is stunning here. Long white sand beaches, fringed with aqua blue water. There are also some very nice high-end all-inclusive style resorts here. However, as far as I could tell there was not too much more in Diani, and over half of the beach front properties are huge deserted ghost hotels which is just a bit eire. The ...

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    Lake Nakuru National Park

    Flamingo Road, Nakuru, Kenya
    11 reviews

    One of Kenya's spectacular parks. One of the best places to see Leopards and Rhinos, and the roads are god enough to maneuver without four-wheel drive, so it is very accessible. Also check to see when the flamingos are there as they sporadically flock to the lake en mass.

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    Nairobi Safari Walk and Animal Orphanage

    National Park, Nairobi, Kenya
    8 reviews

    To be able to stroke a Cheetah that seemed so calm was such an experience I just cannot forget.

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    Nairobi National Park

    Langata Road, Nairobi, Kenya
    11 reviews

    Lions, leopards, hippos, rhinos, and more running around, and the park is located right in the city. It is literally like having a savannah neighborhood in the city. Wild view-scapes of herds of animals with skyscrapers in the background. Go early in the morning (arrive around 6am) for the cats and other nocturnal wildlife, or in the afternoon arriving around ...

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    African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (Giraffe Centre)

    Koitobus Road, Langata, Karen, Kenya
    7 reviews

    This place is booya. You can learn everything you ever wanted about giraffes and then get to feed them. I kissed one too, I think her name was Sonya?

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    City Market

    City Market, Mama Ngina St, City Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
    7 reviews

    A market now full of souvenirs for travelers and tourists. A fine place to have a look around, but also a place to bargain if you want to buy.

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    Fort Jesus

    Nkrumah Road, Mombasa, Kenya
    5 reviews

    Built by the portugese some hundreds years ago. Its an amazing landmark over Mombasa. If i remember correctly the muslims took over the fort after some heavy fighting, which endured over many months. My fondest memory of the place is when me and my wife got into one of the towers to snuggle and kiss.

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    The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

    Mbagathi Gate, Nairobi National Park, Magadi Road, Nairobi, Kenya
    3 reviews

    This is one of my favorite places to visit in the Nairobi area. They're only open to the public a couple of mornings a week but it's well worth it. You'll fall in love with elephants and have so much respect for their caregivers at this baby elephant orphanage!

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    Lake Naivasha

    Rift Valley, Naivasha, Kenya
    4 reviews

    The highest and purest of the Great Rift Valley lakes, Lake Naivasha lies approximately 80 kms west of Nairobi on the floor of the Rift. The Lake shores are lined with fertile and flourishing horticultural farms and thousands of yellow barked acacias. Naivasha is home to more than 340 species of birds, has a resident population of hippo and small ...

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    Maasai Market

    Ya Ya Center, Nairobi, Kenya
    6 reviews

    This market is open on Sundays and while it offers many of the same things you can find in any curio shop, you can oftentimes get a much better price at the Yaya market. Be sure to do a walk through first - many vendors will have the same pieces, but if you buy more than one thing from the ...

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    The Karen Blixen Museum

    Langata, Karen, Kenya
    5 reviews

    The Karen Blixen house is beautiful and fans of Out of Africa won't be disappointed. There's a restaurant in the garden that has a delicious however expensive menu but part of what you pay for is the experience. I've gone back several times.

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    Mount Longonot National Park

    Old Naivasha Road, Naivasha, Kenya
    3 reviews

    The hike-up is short but steep and keep an eye out for buffalo in the beginning plains. The view from the rim is incredible, right down into the middle of the crater where there is now a lot of shrubs, and the occasional grazing animal. The walk around the rim has one arduous climb but offers great views back over ...

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    Jocky Tours

    Lakhamshi Hse, Biashara Street, 1st floor, Room 2B
    2 reviews

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    Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest

    Nyeri Kenya
    3 reviews

    Take four or five days to hike to the peak of Mt. Kenya, through some of the most beautiful, breathtaking and alien landscapes in the country. Watch the sun rise over the clouds beneath you from the snowy glacier-covered summit. On a clear day you can spot Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru in the distance.

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    Hell's Gate National Park

    Moi South Lake Road, Naivasha Town
    3 reviews

    Kenya's smallest National Park, it is void of loins and big predators, which means you can bicycle through it, hike, and camp. You can hire bikes at the entrance, but choose carefully as they are not all in good repair. In the park, bike with herds of zebras, giraffes, wart hogs, buffaloes, and other savanna animals. Hike down to the ...

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    Ol Pejeta Conservancy

    3 reviews

    The Ol Pejeta Conservancy – a 90,000-acre private wildlife conservancy – is situated on the equator, in Kenya’s Laikipia District, between the foot hills of the Aberdares and the magnificent snow-capped Mount Kenya. The Ol Pejeta Conservancy boasts an astounding variety of animals, including the “Big Five” (the endangered black and white rhino , leopard, elephant, buffalo and lion), Grevy’s ...

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    Mombasa Marine National Park

    Off Mombasa Beach, Mombasa, Kenya
    3 reviews

    The park is basically a no fishing zone right off the shore where there are about six snorkeling stations set-up inside the reef. You hire a boat to go around to some of them and jump off and check out the wildlife. Most of the coral is dead, but there are enough bomies to keep one busy for the day, ...

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    Kilifi Creek Coastal Walk

    A stroll along the south shore of Kilifi Creek
    1 review

    This is just an idea for a beautiful self-guided little walk along the shoreline. You have to figure out when its low-tide, and start your walk maybe an hour or so before it, as the tide is still going out, otherwise there will not be enough exposed beach on which to walk. Start from the Mnarani Club beach, and walk ...

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    Malindi, Keňa
    2 reviews
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    Nairobi National Museum

    Museum Hill, Nairobi, Kenya
    3 reviews

    Simply amazing. It is wonderful that some of the pre-human hominid remains for each East Africa is so famous for remain right here in Kenya, on display for the world to see. These pieces could easily be in any of the world's top museums - in New York, London or Paris. But no, they are here, where they belong - ...

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