10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Kenya - Updated 2022


Kenya is one of the leading tourist destinations in Africa. Its location along the continent’s eastern coast also makes it a strategic partner to lots of other countries and businesses that would like to exploit the unique location for business opportunities. As such, the country receives millions of visitors each year who come for both business and pleasure. With warm people, lots of business opportunities, incredible tourist attractions, and fascinating cultures like the Maasai, there is no reason why you should not look forward to a trip to Kenya. However, for a great experience, you must never compromise on your accommodation options. There are amazing glamping spots and eco hotels abound in Kenya. For the best stay, scroll down to learn about some of the top Airbnbs in Kenya that will give you a home away from home experience during your trip.

1. Fully furnished treehouse in Nairobi (from USD 90)

This kind of accommodation is for adventurous travelers or busy business executives who want quiet retreats, especially after a hectic day of exploring the best places to visit in Nairobi. The treehouse is nestled in a quiet section within a 10-acre (4.06ha) estate, and it has all you will ever need for a decent stay. It features a rustic, but comfy king bed, a spacious and fully furnished living area, and a private bath. The location of the property is in proximity to malls, transportation hubs, downtown Nairobi and the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, all of which can be accessed in less than 20 minutes by car.

Tree House Nr1 at Ngong House on 4ha in Karen.
Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
270 reviews  Wifi Available
Treehouse 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
incredible views giant beds fantastic welcome and delicious food
great view of the ngong hills and a great big bed
powerful hot water comfortable furnishings and boho cafe available for tasty international food on site
the place was spotlessly clean bed comfy internet fast and the views of the woods spectacular
the small kitchen was perfect for cooking breakfast and small meals
the place is so lovely clean and cozy
the treehouse was beautiful very clean and completely tranquil
the rooms are clean well taken care of and the bed is huge
what a gem absolutely loved it so serene and clean
the staff are also quite helpful
staff is friendly and accommodating
everyone was most helpful
thank you to the entire staff at the ngong treehouse
paul was very kind and helpful
such a lovely unique place
amazing place to get away
my 5-year-old son loves this location too
very quite and nice location
the place is very safe located in a gated community with security 24/7
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2. Private bush camp with pool in Bisil (from USD 186)

This is a private and self-catering bush camp featuring accommodation in ensuite tents or ensuite cottages. The bush camp is located a mere 90 minutes from Nairobi Airport and Amboseli National Park, meaning that it is a great choice for travelers looking to get a glimpse of the Kenyan safari experience. This is what you choose when you want to have a close encounter with some of Africa’s wild, with great opportunities of spotting wild animals such as the big five, monkeys, impalas, zebras, and porcupine among others. Since it is a bush camp, don’t expect luxuries such as the internet, lots of dining options, and proximity to entertainment joints. It will be you and nature all around you.

Olomayiana Private Bush Camp
Bisil, Kajiado, Kenya
268 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Ranch 9 Beds 14 Guests 5 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 14

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable and chic with stunning views
my brother and i enjoyed the pool and the views a lot
beautiful pool and views and really special with that outdoor/indoor feel
pity we arrived that late since the swimming pool had a very pretty view
what an amazing place all the rooms are so different and the views are outstanding
clean and perfectly maintained facilities
quiet clean great nature experience wonderful pool
daniel was very attentive the place was kept very clean
the staff is quite kind and available
the staff a great too
very friendly staff and informative host
quick responses fromyolande and very helpful and welcoming staff
good staff who are always willing to help
ideal for a bush experience close to nairobi with friends and/or family
the location is interesting though
a serene place away from the hustle and bustle of nairobi
this is a great spot and fairly close to nairobi
this is a stunning place to get away from it all
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3. Cozy traditional shepherd’s hut in Nanyuki (from USD 110)

This is a traditional shepherd’s hut located in one of the top tourist destinations in the country. With one bedroom and two beds, the hut can comfortably sleep six guests per night. It features a comfortable living space, a private bath, a front deck with furniture, a private bath, and a fully equipped kitchen. Though in a remote location, the hut has hot water, free Wi-Fi, and a washing machine among other essentials.

Bramble - Shepherd's Hut at One Stop Nanyuki
Nanyuki, Nyeri County, Kenya
119 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Hut 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very cozy and quaint place to stay with great views of mt kenya
clean sheets clean space kitchen amenities beautiful natural resort-like space
the outside seating is super peaceful (you have a large porch to yourself) and the bedding super cozy
the bathroom was my favorite place to stay :)
the bathroom was eco-friendly and very inviting
very clean and nice and cosy
rather small rooms but very clean and fresh
it was sparkling clean and very unique
clean charming highly recommend this place
cabin was amazingly well done clean
lovely friendly staff and secure area
staff are welcoming and very good at their jobs
helen the caretaker/housekeeper is absolutely marvelous always ready to help
the hosts were very welcoming the stay was very enjoyable
thank you for hosting us and allowing is to extend our stay
easy to find location
a nice place well located
great location for a cozy getaway
highly highly recommend this location for anyone traveling to nanyuki
good location for mount kenya ol pajeta and nanyuki
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4. Luxury home in a wildlife conservancy in Nanyuki (from USD 199)

If you desire an up-close encounter with the African wild without losing an iota of luxury, then this is the right accommodation for you. It is a four-bedroom home located right at the heart of a wildlife conservancy. This means that the sights and sounds of lions, hyenas, jackals, impalas, and giraffes will be a common occurrence during your stay. The home features a contemporary design, with a comfortable seating area, two verandas, a fully equipped kitchen, and an open-plan dining area. Close to the home is a watering hole where you will see plenty of wildlife every day when they come to drink.

Nanyuki, Laikipia, Kenya
216 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 5 Beds 9 Guests 4 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 9

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is a water hole in the backyard and every room has fantastic views
lovely spacious apartment with beautiful view of mount kenya
estate has a lovely communal pool area
the beds and pillows and sheets and blankets were excellent
barbara's house is lovely and well equiped with all the necessary tools in the kitchen
everything was very clean when we arrived
the house is clean and well equipped
it is very clean
the house was clean
the house was well furnished clean and very comfortable
barbara is a great host with a beautiful place
barbara's place is welcoming she is very informative and prompt in her responses
the kitchen is perfectly equipped to cook and host all of us
it is sparkling clean and all contact with the owner and caretaker was prompt friendly and accurate
everyone we met there were friendly and amazing
good location to unwind over the weekend
all of us love the location and the house
it’s easy to get to and in a great location for all the things to do around nanyuki
nice option for a short getaway peaceful location
lovely house in an absolute stunning location
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5. Quaint cottage in Kiserian best for couples (from USD 65)

This is a quaint, quirky little cottage located within the beautiful Champagne Ridge within the Ngong area. The cottage is fully furnished, with a full kitchen, a spacious seating area, and a plush bedroom. It boasts stunning views of the Great Rift Valley, and from its location, you will love the occasional sighting of wildlife as they roam the region both during the day and at night. It is highly recommended for couples looking for great romantic getaways without necessarily venturing too far from the city center.

Tower - Open spaces, Incredible view, Off-the-grid
Kiserian, Kenya
128 reviews Superhost
Tower 2 Beds 2 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the views are awesome the suspended bed is perfect
quaint cottage was beautiful and the view from the suspended bed was awesome
the views the sunsets the peace and quiet the swing bed the walks the three different chill areas
perfect place to relax and unwind stunning views especially from the king size swing bed
the suspended bed between 10am and 5pm is the most peaceful beautiful space
got our privacy and was a super clean place
deborah is a wonderful host
debs was a great host
deb was a great host too
deborah is a very nice host
deborah and thiemo are amazing hosts
it’s close to the city but far enough to offer peace and quiet
best place to start of my new year 2019
great place to get away relax alone or with spouse or friends
loved walking around the ridge too
i recommend deborah and her place a million times over
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6. Peaceful hideaway with forest views in Naivasha (from USD 145)

This is a sparkling clean six-bedroom home located in a very secluded place and next to a permanent river. The actual location of the home is in a small valley overlooking an acacia forest, further adding to the peace and tranquility it already has. The accommodation in this home features wide private verandahs, a kitchen, dining area, a private bath, and a common lounge. There is no TV or Wi-Fi, hence, it is a great place to consider if you want to disconnect from the common bothers of modernity.

Enkuso Ntelon - Naivasha Malewa Retreat
Naivasha, Nakuru County, Kenya
185 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire villa 11 Beds 14 Guests 6 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 14

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi is very strong for private working
fitted with all the necessary amenities which makes the stay very comfortable
doing breakfast on the balcony was a major highlight for us during the stay
the house is equipped with all the necessary appliances to make your stay comfortable
the wall to wall windows provide for beautiful views while on the bed
clean environment and very spacious
very clean and super comfortable beds
the house is outstanding very clean and comfortable
immaculately clean peaceful relaxing and all in a gorgeous setting
beautifully done house and very clean
the caretaker kipkorir is kind and very helpful too
kiprono and esther were very helpful
kiprono is very kind and very helpful
kiprono was also very available and friendly
much appreciation to kiprono the caretaker for great hospitality
the location was fantastic
beautiful house and location
great location great house great value
a beautiful house in a beautiful location
amazing serene location and quick get away from nairobi and naviasha
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7. Lakeview cottage with swimming pool in Naivasha (from USD 400)

This cottage sits pretty on the pristine grasslands of Kedong Ranch, overlooking the breathtaking views of Lake Naivasha. There is an outdoor seating area ideal for relaxing while you enjoy the spectacular sunsets beyond the valleys, and there is also a swimming pool to help you cool off from the heat of the day. Due to the location, you will not only be surrounded by beautiful views but also, you will occasionally spot wildlife as they make their way across the valley in search of food and water. This is a highly recommended place for families and couples looking for tranquil getaways right in the middle of nature.

Kiira Cottage, Kedong, Naivasha
Naivasha, Nakuru County, Kenya
55 reviews
Entire cottage 5 Beds 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beds are amazing some small modifications could make the place a real heaven
the rooms are nice especially the outside suite/tent
serene clean quiet and beautiful
the staff were wonderful
great service from the staff
dennis was a wonderful host
the staff was brilliant they were helpful
the staff was fabulous and took care of everything
however i encourage you to do all shopping requirements in town due to the distance from shops
lovely place for a weekend away from the city with friends or family
wonderful place to bring a group for r&r
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8. Luxurious ranch house with private pool in Kajiado (from USD 400)

The ranch is set on a 16-acre (6.47ha) piece of land, and next to a huge rock between two seasonal rivers. It is fully furnished with a spacious and comfortable seating area, a common dining area, comfy bedrooms with private baths, and a shared barbeque area. It is a self-catering house with an open plan kitchen with all the essentials you may need to prepare a decent home meal. If you need assistance with meal preparation, there is always staff on-site to help you with all you need. The place is ideal for travelers interested in exploring the African wilderness through nature walks.

Olelek Ranch House - a log cabin in the bush
Kajiado, Kajiado County, Kenya
36 reviews
Entire cabin 11 Beds 14 Guests 7 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 14

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house has a wonderful touch of nature and cozy
)wifi- there is no wifi connection which is a good thing as it wouldnt let you appreciate the beauty
it’s set on a beautiful escarpment type thing with incredible views from most of the rooms
a wonderful large house with a comfortable deck for lounging
the children especially enjoyed a refreshing dip in the mini pool
very clean and quiet with amazing meals from the lovely chef evans
evans is a very good chef and gerald ensures the place is clean at all times
great host too
the owner and staff were friendly and very helpful
evans’s the host is great
evans is a great host
evans is such a great host and cook
nice place for a retreat away from hassles of the city
this is a perfect place to unwind and relax from all the hustle
i would highly recommend other travelers to visit and patrick's place
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9. Beachfront studio with pool access in Mombasa (from USD 40)

Staying in this studio will give you a chance to experience one of the best beach holidays in Kenya. It is located in a five-star apartment complex whose terraces have direct views of the Indian Ocean. The apartment is located on the third floor, and it features air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen, and a private balcony. There is a swimming pool, a five-star restaurant, a bar and a fitness center for guests’ convenience.

Beach Front Property, Mombasa, Bamburi Beach, 5**
Mombasa, Kenya
155 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
provision for both an ac and a fan is very thoughtful
spacious room air conditioning - good for both longer and shorter stay
the wifi could be quicker but it's ok
the studio was amazingly swanky and had the air conditioner full blast to cool us off
the studio apartment was well furnished with fine amenities
the apartment was very clean and beautiful
the house is clean and well furnished
the bedding was clean and comfortable
the room was clean and neat
the apartment was relatively clean
the staff is nice
awesome responses and v helpful front desk
stanny was a responsive and helpful host
the staff at the site were very helpful
stanny and the receptionist are so helpful
location was ideal and close to the beach though
good location and studio well equipped
great place in a great location
a great getaway location highly recommend
great location and place in general
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10. Fully furnished one-bedroom apartment in Mombasa (from USD 45)

This is a simple but comfortable apartment located on the ground floor of a gated and guarded apartment. It is tastefully decorated, with unique furniture, a functional kitchen, and a comfy bedroom with a private balcony. The apartment’s location is in proximity to the beach, banks, and entertainment spots, all of which can be accessed with less than a 10-minute walk. Shopping malls are also accessible if you’re looking for things to buy in Kenya.

home away from home
Mombasa, Mombasa County, Kenya
96 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 1 Bed 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved the colours fabrics balcony fans
i had a tiny issue with the wifi but it was resolved efficiently and with great service
the stay in nimo‘s apt was really nice a good spot to explore mombasa
the bulb in the bathroom was not working and the bedroom was super hot
good budget room for those travelling and for a short stay
the apartment was clean and cozy
the apartment was clean and stylish nimo’s communication was great
a clean affordable and comfortable place to stay
the place was clean and creatively decorated
it was clean and stylish with easy access
the host was very friendly
and she was very helpful with our requests
host was very friendly and supportive despite some schedule changes
nimo was a great host
she was always responsive and helpful
great location close to the beach and stores
the location was good close to shopping mall and the beach
great location and secure with security
located a few minutes walk to the beach a couple of minutes to nice restaurants and a mall
the place is nice safe and near to thr beach
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Enjoy a comfortable stay in Kenya

Visiting Kenya will always come with lots of exciting activities, including safari tours and festivals. It means you will need a comfortable and convenient place to lay your head at night and recharge in readiness for another exciting day. Consider these top Airbnbs in Kenya for comfortable accommodation during your visit.

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