Home stays is a unique hospitality system in which the tourist stays with the family as a member of the family. It aims at equipping the tourist with the knowledge of the hosts’ way of life such as the agricultural system, folk arts, sculptures sports and cuisine. A home stay is typically located in a residential area where the Home stay Host welcomes one or more guests to share their home. We at Bikos Tours will plan for you to stay with welcoming families where you will learn a lot and go back home with memories. We have examples of home stay places as follows.
Kiambethu Tea Farm Cottages are about an hour’s drive away from the hustle and bustle from Nairobi and as such makes a welcome day or overnight tour. Kiambethu Tea Farm Homestay is situated at 7200 feet in a truly magnificent garden with views of the spectacular Mount Kilimanjaro and the Ngong hills. Kiambethu is a farmhouse to four generations of the first family to plant and make tea in Kenya. The gardens around the home are lovely and well worth a stroll, especially to catch glimpses of the resident Columbus monkeys! Also included in the tour is a walk through the indigenous forest that is still preserved (most was cleared for the tea farms).
Originally designed as a private residence by billionaire businessman Adnan Khashoggi, Ol Pejeta House is situated within the grounds of the 110,000-acre Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Home to the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa and the only chimpanzee sanctuary in Kenya, the conservancy also shelters large numbers of rare and endangered species. The house, which features stunning views of magnificent Mount Kenya, is located in Nanyuki – 23 kilometres from Nanyuki town and 217 kilometres from Nairobi. Road transfers from Nairobi to Ol Pejeta House take approximately three to four hours; the hotel also features its own airstrip. It is an Excellent home stay for small and large families.
Tigoni Homestay is a country home located in the lush green landscape in Tigoni, central Kenya near the famous Brackenhearst Babtist. Accommodation at this establishment offers peace and comfort; by virtue of being spacious with ensuite bathrooms.The house is an expansive farmhouse in the cool Kenyan highlands. The Tigoni area has a cool climate similar to that in the some regions of Europe. The house is made of brick and mortar and roofing by red earthen tiles. It is an old Elizabethan house that has been renovated to improve its appeal. The house has four large bedrooms and a master ensuite. The standard bedrooms share two bathrooms while the master bedroom has a separate one.Meals are served at the table for all guests and family members, where daily experiences are shared. The dining room take on an ambiance of intimacy and the meals at Tigoni house will leave you in no doubt that you are in a private home and not a hotel.
Located at the Maasai Mara National Reserve the two luxurious private houses with swimming pool are in the heart of the bush. Acacia House and Mara House offer a very exclusive safari experience well away from the crowds. Generous all-inclusive rates include game drives with vehicle and qualified guide and all kinds of other safari activities. You can stay with your family and learn about the Maasai local community culture.