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13 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Nanyuki, Kenya - Updated 2020

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The best places for people to explore on vacation if you’re looking to escape the noise and busy life of the city is a town that makes it easy to access areas that allow you to enjoy nature. That is the case with Nanyuki, Kenya, which has plenty of vacation rentals available that let visitors explore the outdoors and get some fresh air. These options not only come with their own unique designs and offerings, but they are set in areas that make it easy to sleep at night so that you have the energy needed for fun activities the next day. Our list below aims to make it easy to choose the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Nanyuki, Kenya for your next trip to this part of the world.

1. Mawe Mingi bush house

Exploring wildlife should be your top priority for visiting Nanyuki, and this bush house makes it easy to do that by being a short drive from a variety of conservancies, wildlife parks, and game ranches. This gives visitors the chance to take great pictures of beautiful scenery while also coming face-to-face with a variety of wildlife. Nanyuki Town is 30 minutes away in case you have enough time to go out to a bar or restaurant and talk about your discoveries with friends and family. This option also comes with room for 10 guests, which makes it possible to plan a vacation that all of your friends will be able to attend.

Mawe Mingi Bush House
Nanyuki, Laikipia County, Kenya
72 reviews
Entire house 9 Beds 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house is spacious and tastefully decorated (fell in love with the bathroom )
the bedroom is huge and the bed is so comfortable
the beds were comfortable
Cleanliness:
the house is beautiful spacious clean serene
Host:
amazing house very helpful staff
the staff are very helpful and there are lovely walks around the property
the staff is really friendly and helpful - the cook is lovely and cooks most things
charles(caretaker) was just the best
first charles was such a gracious host
Location:
ian's place is perfectly located outside of nanyuki for exploring local conservancies and is super close to ol pejeta
on our first afternoon we enjoyed the area having an interesting walk to the river with charles
great views- value - location & hospitality 20 min from town & amazing mt views
great place - newish stone construction with more laikipia feel than a mount kenya feel
a place for you all to visit and many thanks to caretaker charles for his outstanding kindness
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2. Namelok guest cottage (from USD 26)

Peace and quiet can be hard to come by when it comes to your time off, but this guest cottage helps you achieve that very easily with its location, which puts you close to nature and on the road that will take you to Mt. Kenya Safari Club so that you can do some exploring along the way. The town center is only a five-minute drive away, so you’ll be able to have fun at more city-based attractions in the same day. The garden outside provides a great spot for having meals under the sun, and continental breakfast helps you start the day right.

Namelok Guest Cottage, Nanyuki
Nanyuki, Laikipia County, Kenya
31 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
plenty of room for two and lovely to breakfast outside on the veranda
Cleanliness:
as usual the place was clean well-stocked and comfortable
the cottage was clean and a lot of details showed their beauty
the cottage was clean and well fitted with anything one might need
gill's place was well situated peaceful quiet and clean
Host:
gill is a always helpful host
gill as a host was incredibly thoughtful and replied quickly to any questions we had
gill is an very caring and helpful host
gill is an amazing host so friendly and helpful
gill is an excellent host and her place is lovely
Location:
the place is very comfortable and well located
within a 5 minute walk you will have the awesome panorama of mt kenya
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3. Quaint shepherd's hut: bramble (from USD 80)

The Mount Kenya area is among the best spots to visit when you stay in Nanyuki, and if that’s on your list of plans for your stay, then it’s best to stay in Bramble, which offers one of four traditional shepherd’s huts. You’ll have beautiful views of Mt. Kenya to wake up and go to bed to at this spot, duvets, pillows, throws, and similar amenities are included to provide a luxurious setting, and the compound includes a cafe, furniture store, kids playground, salon, gardens, craft shops, and other places to keep you busy before and after exploring the wild.

Bramble - Shepherd's Hut at One Stop Nanyuki
Nanyuki, Nyeri County, Kenya
104 reviews
Hut 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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
Cleanliness:
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
Host:
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
Location:
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. Oak shepherd's hut (from USD 80)

This list is not short on traditional shepherd’s huts, with one of them being made from oak, which is a great fit for people who want to tour through the Mount Kenya region during their stay. This spot has enough room for three people, which is perfect for couples, solo travelers, and small groups of friends. When you’re not out taking photos of mountains and animals, you’ll be able to watch your favorite shows and movies thanks to the addition of Wi-Fi. Cafes, gardens, shops, salons, and other mini stores are also available in case you want to take something home to remember the vacation.

Oak -Shepherd's Hut at One Stop Nanyuki
Nanyuki, Nyeri County, Kenya
106 reviews
Hut 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cozy and super nice place with a wonderfull view on mt
beautiful cabins and scenic views and great outdoor showers
the almost-outdoor (hot-)shower was awesome
the bathroom and toilet space is wonderfully created
the patio and shower were spacious and very well put together
Cleanliness:
beautiful clean and serene
clean stylish and very homey
the space was clean
lovely clean accommodation with beautiful manicured surrounding grounds
the place was super clean and the outdoor shower was grand
Host:
responses and onsite management was friendly and responsive
amazing place great host pauline
the staff are friendly and always ready to assist
the staff (sammy and helen who i got the chance to meet) were simply wonderful people
super friendly and helpful staff thanks for a very nice stay
Location:
close to some amazing mount kenya hot spots
lovely quiet place just outside nanyuki
super happy i chose the place
our stay at caroline's place was very nice
great location fantastic design eye and wonderful greenery everywhere
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5. Tastefully decorated home with spectacular mountain views (from USD 120)

Stay in this newly constructed and well-furnished two-story abode when vacationing in Nanyuki. Gaze at the sweeping views of Mt. Kenya in the morning and evening. This accommodation features three bedrooms, a modern kitchen, a cozy loft, 2.5 bathrooms, a large living and dining space, and an open concept layout, to help you enjoy a pleasant and cozy stay. Besides all this, the home also offers a kid-friendly yard, along with a soccer goal and swingset for your kids to enjoy. Enjoy a thrilling hike to the incredible Mau Mau Caves.

Madison House
Nanyuki, Nyeri County, Kenya
73 reviews
Entire house 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi hot water electricity kitchen stove and oven and washing machine all worked really well
the beds were comfy literally slept like a baby
no wifi but if you have a 3g or 4g on your phone it works perfectly
the house is light open clean comfortable and has wonderful amenities
Cleanliness:
super clean spacious and comfortable
the house is very clean and cozy
check in was smooth the house was clean and was as advertised
clean house and adequate amenities
well furnished spacious clean and easily accessible
Host:
the the staff are friendly and cooperative
very friendly staff and home keepers
the hospitality by the staff on the ground is great
kevin and paul were also very attentive and helpful throughout our stay
the staff on the ground are really helpful and kind
Location:
location is perfect - close to nanyuki town
great house - peaceful location
great location quiet area and a short drive to beautiful locations
the location is great as well
susan's house is fantastic was just the right size and location for our nanyuki escapades
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6. Beautiful villas near Mt. Kenya Fairmont (from USD 120)

Being able to obtain peace and quiet while having a blast can be hard to achieve on time off, but these villas make it a piece of cake. This offering is located in a calm suburb so that you have an easy time getting rest, and the slopes of Mount Kenya are close by so that you have quick access to adventure. The rooms have the space and furnishings needed to help guests unwind. A garden provides an excellent place for having meals outside when the weather is right. Wi-Fi is also available in case you want to get some work done before traveling through the wilderness.

Beautiful Villas in Nanyuki near Mt Kenya Fairmont
Nanyuki, Laikipia County, Kenya
11 reviews
Entire villa 6 Beds 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the rooms are clean and spacious
the villas are very spacious and extremely clean
Host:
i loved the green scenic quiet and wonderful staff
Location:
great place and very convenient for large groups and families
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7. Olpejeta swara house (from USD 200)

Having enough room for as many friends and family members to come along on your adventures as possible makes for an excellent vacation rental, and this house is able to achieve that by providing enough room for 10 guests. Visitors will be situated in the Olpejeta Conservancy, making it easy for them to come face-to-face with zebras, impalas, warthogs, and other animals. A pool is included so that you can play fun water games with friends and relax before or after your travels, and Wi-Fi is not available so that you are not distracted from the beauty of nature.

Olpejeta Swara house
Nanyuki, Laikipia County, Kenya
41 reviews
Entire house 5 Beds 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
very clean house and well maintained
lydia keeps her house very clean and was very responsive to any queries
t he place was beautiful clean and well furnished
beautiful clean and quiet place definitely recommend
beautiful house great host clean more than what i expected
Host:
the staff is attentive and helpful
lydia was an amazing host
she was very helpful with directions and fast to respond to any questions we had
comes with a househelp which was really helpful to us
Location:
the ideal place to go unwind away from the city and just relax
good : wonderful location overlooking mount kenya
great location and super house at the entrance gate of ol pajeta
lydia’s place was great located on the conservancy it’s quite and serene
great place to stay at
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8. Two-bedroom guesthouse (from USD 20)

You may be looking for a quiet place to help get things done and get ahead of things at work in addition to having a good time, and if that’s the case, then we recommend this two-bedroom guesthouse for your visit to Nanyuki. This spot is designed for both long and short stays, and it only takes a few minutes to walk to the town center, giving you easy access to bars, restaurants, malls, and other locations designed for a fun time. The garden is a great place for eating meals that you made yourself under the sun, and the Sportsman Arm Hotel is right next door in case you want to have some extra fun.

Two bedroom Guesthouse B in Nanyuki Town
Laikipia County, Kenya
63 reviews
Entire bungalow 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
tv not working but the wifi was terrific
the wi-fi was also good
overall it was a good stay the kitchen amenities were great
very comfortable and quiet with lots of space and privacy
good host naomie very welcoming excellent wifi
Cleanliness:
clean and tidy had everything i needed
the place was clean spacious and super affordable
it is very clean and the facilities are good
it was very comfortable safe and clean
kevin and rosemarys place is great - clean and comfortable
Host:
host kevin took well care
thank you for hosting us kevin
thank you for being a lovely host kevin
kevin and rosemary were fantastic hosts
kevin was a great host and responded on time
Location:
location is safe and secure
the house is in a great location very near the centre of nanyuki
great space and perfect location in nanyuki town
kevin's place worked out perfectly for an overnight stay in nanyuki
we enjoyed kevin's place which is squicky clean and located in a secure neighbourhood close to the town
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9. House with awesome mountain view (from USD 81)

Having access to a variety of activities helps people have a fun time on vacation, and this house makes it possible by situating visitors in close proximity to golf courses, wildlife parks, Kenyan and British army barracks, the town center, and other fun spots to keep them busy. Guests have a great view of the mountains to wake up and go to bed to, and there’s enough room for 11 guests so that you can bring all of your friends on your adventure. Everything inside is furnished and made to be as comfy as possible, and the kitchen comes with everything needed to make your own meals when you feel like staying in.

Awesome Mountain View furnished
Nanyuki, Laikipia County, Kenya
Entire house 4 Beds 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

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10. Cozy apartment near Sportsman Arms (from USD 25)

Make the best out of your trip to Nanyuki and enjoy modern amenities in a lovely two-bedroom apartment best for four guests to stay in. Guests will be sleeping on a queen bed and a double bed and have access to the living room with a couch and flat-screen TV. The kitchen has basic cookware and dishware for those who wish to prepare breakfast indoors. The bathroom has a separate shower area and toilet area. Outdoor parking is also available for those who drove up with a vehicle. There are a patio and balcony area to get some air in after a long day exploring Nanyuki.

County edition apartment near sportsman arms
Nanyuki, Kenya
31 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi is very good and the kids loved watching the disney channel
it is less than 5 minutes drive from town has clean amenities spacious and comfortable
excellent wifi great proximity to town and local restaurants good parking and feels secure
Cleanliness:
regina's place was very clean and modern looking
stylish clean and comfortable
regina’s place is convenient and very clean
clean and regina was always available if i needed any help
the space is sparkling clean
Host:
kind and courteous host
the host is super nice
our host was super helpful and responsive when we needed her assistance
amazing place and great host we really enjoyed our stay there thanks
very beautiful place well taken care of and very nice host
Location:
the location is central to nanyuki town and to all the lovely hotels and restaurants in nanyuki
great host and the location is very convenient about 5 mins to nanyuki
close to town nanyuki sports club and sportsman arms where kids enjoyed swimming
regina's place is amazing would highly recommend it to anyone traveling to nanyuki
by grace is a very cosy place for anyone in nanyuki
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11. Chic villa in Caritas Villa and Cottages (from USD 39)

Experience a superb stay in this majestic part of Nanyuki and stay in a warm base in Caritas where guests will enjoy panoramic views of Mt. Kenya. Ideal for big families or groups of friends, this villa has four queen bedrooms, and four and a half bathrooms with functional toilets, shower bins, and showers with shower essentials provided for your stay. A large living room adjacent to the dining and kitchen area is great for gatherings and having meals which can be made with updated cookware and electric appliance.

An outdoor terrace is accessible with patio furniture and a stunning view of the gardens. BBQ facilities are available for guests to use when entertaining other travelers. Caritas Villa and Cottages have an in-house staff you can approach for concerns and special accommodation requests. Dining establishments to check out nearby include Le Rustic, Trout Tree, and Gerry’s Irish Bar for those who wish to try local cuisine.

Caritas Villa & Cottages
Nanyuki, Nyeri County, Kenya
30 reviews
Entire cottage 4 Beds 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wi-fi worked great team on ground made sure all our needs were addressed
large living room made it easy to monitor the little ones
Cleanliness:
beautiful home clean cosy with friendly staff
the place was very clean amazing staff serene and quiet
silas was super helpful with taking care of house and even cleaned our car from time to time
Host:
local staff are amazing
lovely serene place with excellent staff
the care taker was readily available and very helpful my family and i loved it
njeri the housekeeper and silas the caretaker are such lovely souls
i would recommend that the host corrects the pin location on (hidden by airbnb) maps
Location:
we totally loved the place and can’t wait for the next trip which we plan to bring our children
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12. Porini, a sanctuary for nature lovers

If escaping the digital world is a top priority for you, then we recommend staying at this earthen house, which doesn’t offer Wi-Fi and TV so that you can focus on the beauty of nature around you. The area is quiet so that you can get the rest that you wouldn’t find in more crowded places, and the scenery provides plenty of great photo ops and places to go hiking. There’s room for eight guests at this accommodation, which is perfect if you and your friends finally found a way to get time off at the same time. The compound has everything needed to help you relax at any time of day.

PORINI Sanctuary, allow Nature to make you happy!!
14 reviews
Earth house 5 Beds 8 Guests

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13. Nanyuki Residence

Couples looking for a place for a romantic getaway as well as solo travelers who need somewhere to obtain peace and quiet should consider staying at this residence for their next stay in Nanyuki. This spot provides great views of Mount Kenya and the Loldaiga Hills, which ensures a quick trip to these and other amazing locations that allow you to become one with nature. The conservancy close by allows you to see elephants, rhinos, and other large animals, and the Ewaso Nyiro River adds to the chances for photo ops.

The Residence Nanyuki
9 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 3 Guests

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Become one with nature in Nanyuki!

Being able to explore the outdoors and come face-to-face with a variety of animals is a great way to make a memorable vacation, especially if you’re used to city life. If that’s your goal for your next time off, then Nanyuki has plenty of vacation rentals available to make achieving it a piece of cake. All of these offerings have their own settings while giving you the chance to have the same adventures. Check these options out so that you can plan an excellent visit to Nanyuki.

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John Nassivera is a freelance writer and former news editor who's interests include traveling, science, fitness and lifestyle. He has visited several countries in Europe and traveled across the...Read more

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