Travel tips and best travel guide in Nairobi Kenya

Welcome to Kenyan Backpacker’s Travel Site. There is so much you can do and see in Kenya. This is whether you are visiting for the first time, a returning visitor or an adventurous local. As a backpacker, you are probably on a tight budget. You will try and avoid overly expensive activities and destinations as much as possible. Here are a few useful tips and places you can visit in Kenya.

Remember to Check out the Nairobi City Walking Tour to Familiarize yourself with the city and its environs.


Hiking and trekking

Kenya is rich with beautiful outdoor scenery and nature. If you are planning to go on a solo hike or trek, here are a couple of interesting places to visit and activities to do.

Elephant hills, Aberdares.

Menengai craters, Nakuru.

Oldonyo sabuk, Kilimambogo.

Mt. Longonot.

Ragia forest and Nature trail.

Hell’s Gate National park.

Climb Mt. Kenya.

Ngong hills.

Bird watching at Karura forest.

Hike Table Mountain.

Mt. Suswa Caves and Crater.

Kereita Waterfall and Zipline.

Mt. Olorgesailie Excursion.

Camping at Mt. Kinangop.

Explore Sleeping Warrior Hill.



Take a 15-hour train trip from Nairobi to Mombasa (This has been replaced by the Madaraka Express SGR Train which takes only 4hrs 30Min between the two destinations)

Take bus trip from Nairobi to East African capitals

Visit the cities of Kampala, Kigali and Dar es Salaam

Ride on Boda Bodas, Matatu’s and Tuk Tuk’s around Nairobi


Backpacker’s  Accommodation in Kenya.

Here is where to stay while backpacking in Kenya.



Milimani backpacker’s

Khweza Bed & Breakfast

Mdawida Homestay

Wildebeest Eco camp

Manyatta Backpackers

Bermuda Hotel


Bikeventures House Kisumu

Kisumu Hostel

Kisumu Backpackers

Imperial Hotel Express

Hillside Villa Hotel

Hotel Riversand



Mombasa Backpackers

Lamu Backpackers

South Coast Backpackers

Stilts Backpackers

Kilifi backpackers

Diani Backpackers


Day tours and Visits

Try the local street foods

Have a tour in Nairobi city

Nairobi National park

Nairobi National Museums

Nyama Choma at ole polos country

The Bomas of Kenya

Giraffe center

Karen Blixen Museum

Maasai Market

Explore the Kenyan Coast