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Kenya Tourist Traps: 55 reviews and 55 photos

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  • hotel Indiana, Bamburi - Kenya
      hotel Indiana, Bamburi
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      hotel Fontana, Bamburi
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      Holiday Inn, Nairobi
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  • Sheraton, Nairobi - Kenya
      Sheraton, Nairobi
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Actually this might be considered as non tourist trap but to me it is the biggest trap I've noticed during my visits to Kenya. Besides the prices for the admissions, which are in some cases 8 times higher than what the locals paying, there are different prices in the hotels too. Just for a record, double room in the Holiday Inn hotel at Nairobi costs 200 dollars per night for the tourists from abroad, while at the same time that room costs 100 dollars only for the citizens of Kenya! The same goes for the all other hotels in whole of Kenya.
My question for the Kenyan Ministry of Tourism is, why am I discriminated in the Kenyan hotels?

Unique Suggestions: In case of knowing somebody local, reliable of course, ask him/her to book a room for you and pay it. It is what I did in Holiday Inn and the room cost me 100 dollars only.

Fun Alternatives: The most cheaper way for staying in Kenya is to rent an apartment or the house. Householded apartment, in both Nairobi or Mombasa, could cost around 20.000 kes per month, which is around 200 euros. In addition, you need to pay a deposit (in around the same amount), which will be returned back to you. Non householded apartment cost half of that price.
To rent a house, with 3-4 bedrooms, pool and security, could cost around 300-400 euros per month.

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  • Written Oct 4, 2008
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