6 best places to visit for Christmas holiday on a budget

By , K24 Digital
On Sun, 4 Dec, 2022 06:00 | 3 mins read
A graphical representation of best places to visit for Christmas on a budget.
A graphical representation of best places to visit for Christmas on a budget.

Kenya has a vast array of experiences to try, from wildlife-filled savannahs and remote cultural encounters to dynamic urban centres.

As the holiday season kicks in, there is a heightened clamour for adventure as it is a season to try new things and scale new heights of exploration.

If you are looking for something off the beaten track in Kenya, these are some of the underrated destinations that present excellent fun for holidays on a shoestring budget.

Nairobi National Museum

Located in Nairobi, the Museums of Kenya offers a rich history and cultural background, and information on tribes in Kenya.

The museum has collections of history, culture and art from across different tribes in Kenya as well as East Africa. You can indulge in contemporary art pieces and learn their history.

Nairobi National Museum. PHOTO/Courtesy

Additionally, the museum of Kennya features botanical gardens where you can sightsee different species of plants. You can also visit Snake park and enjoy sight seeing various species of snakes.

For lovers of nature, you can get to stride across the nature trail within the museum and even take pictures of the breathtaking views.

Uhuru Park

In December, city dwellers will get an opportunity to visit the newly revamped park. Here, you can get to enjoy savouring dishes from the buses and planes converted into restaurants.

There will also be several ice cream parlours and different entertainment facilities for both adults and children.

Uhuru park. PHOTO/(NMS)Twitter

For lovers of photography, the beautification of the park using antique materials and stalled aircraft give an authentic and aesthetic look to pictures.

You can also indulge in activities at the skating park, nature trail, outdoor library, jogging tracks, and shearer garden.

Nairobi Safari Walk

The Nairobi Safari Walk features a wooden boardwalk that allows uninterrupted views of wild animals.

Apart from sight seeing wild animals, the place provides a tranquil haven where you can relax and enjoy the warmth of the sun as you unwind from the hurly-burly of the daily activities.

Nairobi Safari Walk. PHOTO/Courtesy

Lovers of photography could take advantage of the alluring views and indulge in a photo session for memories.

Kenya National Archives

Situated at the heart of Nairobi's CBD along Moi Avenue next to Ambassadeur Hotel, the Kenya National Archives holds African artifacts collected way down from the 19th century.

Archives. PHOTO/Lavina travels

Lovers of history can get to source information from all sources collected throughout the centuries ranging from nwspapers, to calendars, texts, maps, photographs among others

Entry fee is Ksh50.

Nairobi National Park

Located within the city, the Nairobi National park offers tranquility and serenity of fresh air, and being the first park in Kenya, the park offers a vast array of activities to indulge in. The activities range from exploring the Kifaru ark which preserves the black rhino.

The Nairobi National park. PHOTO/(sojournsafaris)

You can also enjoy seeing different wild animals as Zebra, Kongoni, Gazelle, Wildebeest, Giraffe, Impala, an occasional Rhino, Baboons, Crocodile and Hippos in the river pools, Leopard, Cheetah, Hyena, Eland, Warthog, Ostrich, over 400 species of birds and lions.

You can also have a picnic with friends and family at the picnic available sites.

Karura forest

Tucked away on the outskirts of Nairobi's CBD, Karura forest is an alluring scenery that features waterfalls, lush green vegetation and beautiful rivers.

The forest also has picnic sites where you can get to enjoy the scenic views of birds and the lush green vegetation.

It also has winding roads that make it favourable for bicycle riding across the forest.

Karura forest waterfall. PHOTO/(@Kenyaholidaystravel)

Entry is Ksh300 for adults while children pay half the price. However, the prices depend on the activities one may be indulging in.

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