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Homestay Safaris,homestay in kenya


Home stay Safaris; Home stay Safaris has become a common practice in East Africa. Home stay Safaris provides guests with a unique opportunity to stay with host families in urban centers, rural villages, ranches or game sanctuaries in their own homes. Home stay hosts provide accommodation facilities, hospitality, and personal service during the guests stay. There are also private homes stays built to offer exclusivity to give freedom and comfort to the visiting families. Homestay Safaris with African Spice Safaris provide an added value for guests coming to East Africa to study, volunteer or for cultural reasons. By staying with hosts they experienced places they visited extensively, and get a deeper insight from participation in the daily lives of local people. Urban Homestays are Run by Individuals and Families who own Modern Suburban Homes.

A number of Individuals and families who modern homes in the suburbs of major towns and cities like Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru and Kisumu often open them for homestays. Tours operators, such as African Spice Safaris work in partnership with these homes and book guests in these homes. African Spice Safaris takes upon the responsibility of ensuring that our guests receive warm hospitality and personal service throughout their stay in the homestays and at an affordable rate.

Home stay Cross Cultural Exchange

Students on Cross Cultural Exchange program, usually stay in individual home stays in villages where they immerse themselves in the daily life and ritual of their host community and work with locals on projects chosen by community leaders. The students eat local foods, sleep in a local rural homestead, herd cattle, use oxen plough, ride bicycles, and attend market days and other village chores. Some teach in rural schools where there is acute shortage of teachers; others build community centers for recreation or business. While doing all these they find time to visit wildlife sanctuaries, National Reserve and National Park of East Africa.

Home Stay Safari Activities include:

* Golfing Tours

* Horse Riding

* Bush Walks

* Birding Excursions

* Safari Game Drives

* Cultural Tours & Visits

* Day Trips or Excursions


Kenya Home Stay Accommodation in Kenya


Sandai Homestay and Cottages Close to Aberdares National Park, Kenya

Sandai Homestay and Cottages is 3.5 Hours away by road from Nairobi and is located close to Aberdares National Park neighboring Solio Game Reserve and faces Mt. Kenya with its snow capped peaks. Sandai Homestay and Cottages is idyllically situated in the middle of a large private game ranch and is approximately 240 kilometers north of Nairobi in the highlands of Kenya. Despite its altitude of 2000m above sea level, the climate is mild and dry. Sandai Homestay and Cottages consists of a farmhouse and two guest houses with four rooms, each with shower/bath tap and toilet.

Sandai Homestay and Cottages has two more guestrooms in the main house sharing a shower and toilet. The kitchen and dining room is in the farmhouse while the living room is equipped with an open fireplace. Guests usually share the delicious food with the small family of Petra Allmendinger, the farm owner. Enjoy game drives in the neighboring Solio Game Reserve, bush walks and exciting horse riding excursions that can also include a visit to the local Mau Mau caves where the Kenyan freedom fighters used to hide. Petra can also take you on a sight seeing flights in a light aeroplane.

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Kiambethu Tea Farm Home stay

Kiambethu Tea Farm- Kiambethu Tea Farm, the family home of one of the earliest tea growers in Kenya, is situated 30 Km away from Nairobi. Kiambethu Tea Farm dates back to 1910 and the present house set amidst colorful gardens, has been home to four generations. At Kiambethu the guests are given an insight into the tea making process followed by an opportunity to see tea in the field.

At Kiambethu Tea Farm accompanied by a resident Kenyan guide, guests can also take a short walk into the small indigenous forest and learn about the plants and how they were used traditionally, watch the Colobus monkeys and birds that are resident in the gardens or just enjoy the sweeping views across the tea fields to the Ngong Hills.

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Longonot Ranch House - Lake Naivasha, Kenya

Longonot Ranch House; Longonot Ranch House is on the southern side of Lake Naivasha, 80 kilometers from Nairobi. By air (charter) takes 25 minutes to the airstrip about 10 kilometers from the Ranch House. Longonot Ranch House is situated in the Great Rift Valley on Kedong Ranch, near Lake Naivasha which is 26 kilometers away. The drive from Nairobi takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes on good tarmac road.

Longonot Ranch House makes an ideal base for a 2 to 7 day stay and is eco friendly as the electricity is powered by wind and solar. Longonot Ranch House is open all year round and accommodation is in 2 room's en-suite in cottage with adjoining sitting and dining rooms and 1 detached en-suite cottage making a total of 3 rooms or 6 guests with limited overflow into the main house. Longonot Ranch House 'Kinangop' and 'Ol Karia' rooms are twin-bedded with dining and sitting room in between. 'The Happy Valley', a honeymoon suite, is adjacent. The cottages are fully furnished and completely self-contained.

Longonot Ranch House activities include horse riding, mountain hiking, boating, walking and game viewing by safari vehicle. Bush sundowners and night game drives are also available on request. Other activities nearby include Hell's Gate National Park, Mt. Longonot National Park, Lake Naivasha - well known for its birdlife, black bass fishing and water sports, Lake Nakuru National Park (1 hour 15 minutes), the Aberdare National Park (1 hour 30 minutes), Great Rift Valley Golf Resort at Green Park, Mt Suswa caves, and Eburru - 18 hole Golf Course.

Longonot Ranch House is hosted as a home-stay retreat by Tony and Susie Church. Longonot Ranch House has stunning views of Hell's Gate gorge and the Aberdare Mountain range. This colonial style ranch house is situated at 7,000 ft above sea level and looks out over rolling plains to Lake Naivasha, where approximately 475 different species of birds make their home.

Amongst the many species of game which roam freely over the open plains and rocky lava flows are eland, giraffe, Cape buffalo, zebra, impala, Thomson's and Grant's gazelle, kongoni, warthog, hyena, jackal, bat eared fox and spring hare. Occasionally cheetah, leopard and aardvark are seen. About 10,000 head of wild animals are counted annually.

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Samsara House Nairob

House with a difference, the first thing you notice as you drive in is the homely calm atmosphere away from the noise and bustle of the Nairobi hotels. Samsara is located in the Kileleswa area 15 minutes drive north of Nairobi town.

Samsara house is a small, friendly and reputable house for hospitality and excellent French made cuisine and selected international cuisine. Dinner is served upon request (fresh food is supplied daily from Kenya highlands with a wide selection of fruits and vegetables).

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Kinangop Guest House 'Trees' (Lake Naivasha)

Perched at 2,400 meters. on the edge of the Kinangop Plateau, 2 hours drive from Nairobi, Trees offers a haven from the stress and strains of city life. Trees offers breathtaking views across the Rift Valley.

The farm provides a sanctuary for highland birds, including the threatened Sharpe's Longclaw, many of which may be seen from the veranda. Up to eleven sunbird species may be seen in the garden, especially when the aloes are in bloom. There is ample scope to explore, on the farm and further a field with hiking or cycling along the escarpment or across the plateau. This special place is perfect for birding, walking or just relaxing.

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Malewa Ranch house

A beautiful comfortable home stay nestled under acacia trees on the banks of the Malewa River, adjoining a magnificent game sanctuary in Kenya's Great Rift Valley only two hours from Nairobi, Kenya’s capital.

The original 'settler' home was a simple one room, iron sheet house built on wooden stilts and still stands on the lawns of the Malewa Ranch House. Later a two bedroom stone house was built during the 1920's. This old colonial farmhouse was part of the infamous 'Happy Valley Set' so richly talked about in early colonial dairies.

Malewa Ranch House, Kenya, Africa - a beautiful Lodge on the banks of the Malewa River on a Game Sanctuary in Kenya's Great Rift Valley.As was typical of the colonial era, financial constraints dictated that many homesteads were initially very simple structures that were subsequently added onto creating 'ad hoc' designs. These additions made for interesting, but sometimes impractical homes with outside bathrooms and kitchens, built with an assortment of materials.

Situated on the banks of the Malewa River, and now within the boundaries of a magnificent Wildlife Conservancy, the Malewa Ranch House has been renovated to fit in with the comforts of the 20th century with 5 very comfortable bedrooms (Five bedrooms sharing 3 bathrooms) and a very spacious veranda.

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