The average price of a 7-day trip to Kenya is $1,425 for a solo traveler, $2,382 for a couple, and $1,650 for a family of 4. Kenya hotels range from $41 to $196 per night with an average of $78, while most vacation rentals will cost $60 to $470 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Kenya (from all airports) are between $1,029 and $1,811 per person for economy flights and $3,231 to $5,687 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $32 to $67 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

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The Cheapest Times to Visit Kenya

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to Kenya and stay in a Kenya hotel:

  • January 8th to May 20th (except the weeks of March 12th and May 7th)
  • September 3rd to October 7th
  • October 29th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Kenya is usually early November.

 

Average Kenya Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Kenya for a week is $1,026-$2,331($147-$333 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $32 to $67 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $484 to $1,382 for economy

Lodging: $53 to $75 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $66 to $80 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Kenya for a week is $1,734-$4,174($248-$596 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $64 to $133 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $968 to $2,763 for economy

Lodging: $53 to $75 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $66 to $80 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Kenya for a week is $3,426-$8,295($489-$1,185 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $128 to $267 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,936 to $5,526 for economy

Lodging: $106 to $150 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $99 to $121 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Kenya

How cheap can you make a vacation to Kenya? The cheapest trip to Kenya is about $116 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 19% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $16 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $35.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Kenya for a week is $813-$2,105($116-$301 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $17 to $33 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $484 to $1,382 for economy

Lodging: $35 to $41 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $52 to $82 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Kenya for a week is $1,409-$3,717($201-$531 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $33 to $66 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $968 to $2,763 for economy

Lodging: $35 to $41 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $52 to $82 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Kenya for a week is $2,812-$7,176($402-$1,025 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $66 to $132 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,936 to $5,526 for economy

Lodging: $69 to $82 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $78 to $121 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very easy to travel to Kenya cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Kenya Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Kenya.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Kenya for a week is $2,342-$9,718($335-$1,388 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $65 to $132 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,215 to $3,334 for first class

Lodging: $112 to $196 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $453 to $910 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Kenya for a week is $4,013-$13,975($573-$1,996 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $130 to $264 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,431 to $6,667 for first class

Lodging: $112 to $196 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $453 to $910 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Kenya for a week is $8,026-$25,202($1,147-$3,600 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $260 to $528 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,862 to $13,334 for first class

Lodging: $224 to $392 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $676 to $1,362 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Kenya Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Kenya is much lower than the average city. On average vacation rentals are less expensive than hotels. Luxury hotels are more expensive in Kenya due to hotel employees. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Kenya Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Kenya hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Kenya.

 

Flight Costs to Kenya

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,811 average in late December to a low of $1,029 in early November. Median flight price is $957. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Kenya our data includes thousands of originating airports, and hundreds of airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Kenya, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $782, so you can easily save about 76% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Kenya can easily cost $247 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $17 per person. Private tours can cost $494 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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