The Ultimate Easter Travel Guide On A Budget!

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Ahoy! 😀 Are you wondering what to do over Easter, or how to keep the kids busy this April holidays’ season?

Not to worry! Whether you’re looking for places to go or things to do, I’ve got you covered with our Easter Travel Guide on a Budget!



Easter Travel Guide for the April Holidays’ Season!

As you’ll notice, most of the suggestions on this Easter Travel Guide will have been featured on the blog before….

I’ll be sure to leave a link to the previous post. for you to get more details… Happy reading! 😀


Fun Things to Do For Cheap!
Score Bowling at the Village Market

Did you know that the bowling Alley at the Village Market is now open for business? Yes, and it’s only Kes. 500 per person!

Bowling is a super fun-involving activity that’s perfect for family and friends- both young and old!

Honestly, Village Market is currently one of my favorite malls to visit! Not only does it have the cutest cafes to dine at, they’ve made sure you’ll have loads of fun while at it!


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CJs at Village Market



  • The bowling alley gets pretty busy, so be sure to call in advance and make your booking.
  • Check out the indoor Trampoline Park, ‘Ozone’ also at the Village Market.


Go on a City Tour

How well do you know your city? Well, this holiday season might be the time to sign up for a city tour.

I recently started doing private Local Tours as a City Pal, and would be delighted to show you around my favourite spots in Nairobi! Check out my City Pals Profile Here

This might also be the time to visit the UN for a United Nations Tour… Either way, it beats staying home, right? 😀



Go Horse Riding At Achis Stables

Whether you’re seasoned on horseback or you are a beginner, horse riding is the perfect activity to partake with friends and even kids… I’ve tried it twice now, and it’s quite the experience! 🙂


Photo Credits: Wanjiku Thuo




  • Horse Riding at Achis Stables costs Kes. 2,000 per hour, and Kes. 3,000 if you opt to go for the 2 hour forest excursion.
  • You could even consider taking horse riding classes this April, and add that to your skill set. 🙂
  • Prepare a picnic basket and have an easy day out after your session.


Kick Your Fears To The Curb With Zip Lining!

At the top of the Nairobi Adventures’ totem pole, we have Zip Lining! Admittedly, this one is not for the faint of heart, but it’s loads of fun!

Remember my first Zip Lining Experience? 😀 Well thankfully, since then, more Zip-Lining places have come up…



You can try the Zip-line at the Kompass in Ngong, or drive to Kereita in Limuru. It’s definitely something to tick off your 2019 bucket-list! 🙂

>>There’s plenty of activities to choose from, at the Kompass Ngong like cycling, archery and karting, ranging from Kes. 500 to Kes. 1,000.


GP Karting

If you haven’t tried GP Karting, what are you waiting for? Revving up engines and racing in go-karts is just the kind of break the doctor ordered!

And your kids will love you for it, earning you some cool points… It’s suitable for kids as young as 5 years old.



GP Karting is located in Langata, next to Splash Waterworld.

>Their rates range between Kes. 900 and Kes. 1,300 for kids and adults respectively.


Tip>> Check out this Post for more ideas on Activities for your Easter weekend!


Where To Stay: A Getaway Is Always A Good Idea!
Lemon Valley Farm

Lemon Valley Farm is still fresh off the press, and is an excellent escape out of Nairobi on a budget!

I like Lemon Valley because, you’ll have an array of activities to choose from without breaking the bank: swimming, horse-riding, camping beneath the stars, excursions to the lake…



Tip>> Call in advance to make your booking, and confirm availability of the rooms you wish to book.


The Bedelle

The Bedelle is an elegant boutique hotel in Nairobi’s posh suburbs- Runda. It’s perfect if you are looking for a serene escape, with a homely feel.

While it’s more on the pricier side, its warm, comfortable ambiance, will ignite the Easter holiday spirit and bonding with your loved ones before you know it!


Tip: Make your reservation in advance and payment is made at Check-in.


Go The Airbnb Way!

I think Airbnb is the answer to any budget traveler’s dream! These days you”ll find an Airbnb nearly everywhere you go!


  • Save on hefty hotels costs and spare some money for more activities!
  • Book as a group and split the cost amongst yourselves…
  • Find out if a Chef is included in the quoted price… Some places come ready with a Chef, and all you have to do is buy the food.



Where To Eat?? Good Food Is King!

Well this wouldn’t be an Easter Travel Guide, without us talking about good food right? 😀

P.S. Most of the places mentioned above, also feature great dining options.


Nyama Mama

My first  Nyama Mama experience was during the Nairobi IG Tour, and it left a lasting impression!

The Nyama Mama at Delta Towers in Westlands is spacious with great African vibes. It’s a good option if you want a classic Kenyan meal, with a Western twist.

>>Meals range between Kes. 500 and Kes. 3,000



Swara Acacia Lodge

Swara Acacia Lodge is located about 45 minutes away from Nairobi, in Athi River, off the Nairobi-Mombasa highway…

Set in a mild woodland of Acacia trees and milieus of wildlife, it’s perfect for a quick day trip…

My family recently visited one Sunday afternoon for lunch, and it felt like a sweet getaway from the city!

They have a buffet, but it could do with more variety… Luckily, you can also order à la carte. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and the beautiful natural environment.

>>Meals range between Kes. 1,000 and Kes. 1,800 per plate.

>>It seems like a nice place to disappear to, for the weekend, as they have plenty of rooms for overnight stays.


Tin Roof Cafe

Tin Roof Cafe is a nice, sunny outdoorsy cafe in Karen, opposite the Hub Mall. They are famous for their uniquely done, healthy, killer-tasting salads.

The garden feel of the restaurant is quite relaxing and welcoming.




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I appreciate you for reading! I hope you’ve enjoyed our Easter Travel Guide!

Do you have something to add to our list? Feel free to comment down below, with your input/feedback or questions!

<<And from me and mine, to you and yours- A Happy Blessed Easter!>>




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  • Reply
    June 4, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    Great tips and good guidance

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    Ule Msee Wa B4
    May 12, 2019 at 9:53 am

    Bowling is me now like never before, cant wait to try it out, thanks for the info. The blog has given more ideas not only for the Easter weekend but also when one wants to try out something for a family weekend getaway or hangout. Thanks a milli for the timely valued insights.

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      May 22, 2019 at 10:55 am

      Awesome! I am glad you found some ideas for the weekends too! A family bowling hangout sounds fantastic! 😉

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    April 24, 2019 at 1:47 am

    Wide range of ideas you have, am impressed

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    April 19, 2019 at 1:34 am

    I’m yet to go bowling..
    Definitely on my to do list now

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      May 10, 2019 at 9:46 am

      Hmm! We certainly need to correct that! 😀 Thank you for reading hun! 🙂

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    April 18, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    This is an amazing choices of places you have shared. I have taken note of a number of them that I will visit and experience

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    Phina Nandwa
    April 18, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    Phenomena! I just love the village market
    bowling especially and their restaurants are amazing and also love zip lining places..

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