The holidays are here with us and children should have gotten bored being home already. If you have plans to take your children out of town for a short interesting holiday but have no idea where, we are here for you. In this piece, we sample 10 amazing, pocket friendly holiday destinations you should visit.

Hansel and Gretel House, Karen

The River House in Karen

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The Hansel and Gretel is set in a remarkably natural setting overlooking a river and with beautiful nature walks literally at your doorstep.

Officially called the River House, this getaway is  located next to the Hemingway hotel where you can watch the Sunset over Ngong’ hills. It stands out due to stunning art features that makes you feel at home. The place is well accessible to shopping centers around.

Also, there are guided walks with a picnic area through the local forest that has a waterfall.

Dea’s Gardens

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Dea’s gardens is located in Naivasha, off South Lake road.

The gardens and the pool offer peace and tranquility and the lake is just a short walk away where you can find all manner of birds and animals. Lake Oloiden and Crater Lake Game Sanctuary are just nearby and you could visit any time you are here.The guest house is a heavenly paradise and perfect for a weekend getaway. You will enjoy the serene surroundings, the scenic lush gardens with a pool and have peaceful fun time.

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Le Savannah Country Lodge-Kisumu

Gallery image of this property

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Le Savanna Country Lodge is located in the suburbs of Robert Ouko Estate in Kisumu.

It has a restaurant, bar and shared lounge and a garden. It  also provides guests with a casino.

The lodge is also convenient because of its proximity to Impala Sanctuary, Kisumu Museum and Lake Victoria. It is only a few minutes drive away from the Kisumu International Airport.

Banana Farmhouse – Tigoni

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The Banana farmhouse is  a charming, traditional and welcoming family home. It sits in an expansive green country side with a large swimming pool and jersey cows. The colonial farmhouse is located among woods and tea farms in between Banana Hill and Tigoni, to the North West of Nairobi.

You also get to enjoy delicious homemade bread, yoghurt and milk while on stay!

House in the Wild, Maasai Mara

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This intimate and welcoming boutique lodge is located in Naretoi Estate at the edge of Maasai Mara reserve. The lodge sits on the banks of the Mara River which provides an excellent game viewing point.

The fact that the lodge is family run makes it more of a home with amazing staff including cooks and guides.

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