February is the month of love. We at Kenyatalii.com highlight several ideal budget ideas for that special someone for Valentines weekend while in Kenya. For a majority of budget travel lovers the Christmas holidays leaves quite some dent in our finances. However, that should not deter anyone intending to celebrate this special lovers day due to a tight budget. We highlight a few places and activities one can engage in during the valentine weekend.
Tour UNESCO World Heritage sites, Historic sites and Monuments
Kenya prides herself of various world heritage sites located in different regions around the country. They include the Great Rift Valley that is host to Lake Baringo, Lake Bogoria, Lake Elementaita, The Miji Kenya Kaya Forest, The fort Jesus located at the coastal town of Mombasa, the Lamu old town, Lake Turkana and Mount Kenya Forest. There camp sites where one can pitch a tent and enjoy the outdoors and a romantic weekend under skies and a camp fire. There are also budget hotels that offer full, half and bed and breakfast at reasonable cost. Apart from staying the weekend in the various locations, one can enjoy a day trip incorporate some outdoor activities like a picnic.
Go on a Weekend Road trip
Several hotels, airlines and tour firms have special packages for couples planning to celebrate valentine weekend. The packages cost as little as Kshs.10, 000/- per person depending on the type of activities. Plan a road trip to any location within a town near you. There are various locations close to the city that are ideal for that romantic valentine weekend. This include the coast regions of Mombasa, Watamu, Malindi, The Eastern regions of Meru, Machakos and its environs like Athi river, Kitengela, Embu town, Isiolo, Nanyuki just to mention a few. A road trip with various stop-over along the way can turn out to be very memorable. Plan a surprise for your loved one at every stop over just to spice up your valentine weekend getaway.
Enjoy a Night Out
Just about every town in Kenya has a unique night life. Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and Nakuru among others have got quite a vibrant night life. There are night clubs, pubs, cinema halls, bars, casinos, discotheques that offer ravelours an array of entertainment. In Nairobi for instance, there are all types of night clubs with an assortment of themes that cater for all ages.
Visit our a park /Reserve
A visit to the park that’s near you. There are parks and reserves in all tourist circuits across the country. A part from taking a game drive and enjoying the big fives, some parks have unique features like the Shimba game reserve where tourist can see the rare stable antelope or the Sitatunga antelope found in Saiwa Swamp in Western Kenya. Parks and reserves in Kenya are managed by Kenya wildlife service, a list of all the parks and reserves are listed on their website.
Finally there are a variety of budget activities that one may engage in during the Valentines weekend, the choice is yours.