We are a Nairobi based Tour Company, specializing in Wildlife Safaris, Wildlife Adventure Tours, as well as luxury Honeymoon Packages.  Some of our destinations include the beautiful Maasai Mara, Amboseli, Lake Nakuru, Tsavo, and our cherished Nairobi National Park. Wendo Safaris creates a customized vacation package that will be the most memorable experience of your life.


When it comes to choosing whether to stay in a African hotel or a holiday villa the classic hotel has many advantages as well as a few uncomfortable limitations. A luxurious serviced hotel pool may be just what you’re looking for to slip into vacation mode but it can also be challenging to hold onto your bliss with the chatter and splash of other guests.

The recent trend of staying in luxurious private villas whilst on your holiday is not surprising when you actually consider how important the rest and relaxation aspect of any holiday is to the most people.

Many people at first glance think that holiday villas are a more expensive option, but if you on a holiday with a large family or with a group of friends then chances are it’ll be more cost effective than booking multiple hotel rooms at a resort.

You will also find that the more spontaneous and relaxed moments with family and friends often become some of the best holiday memories. One of the problems whilst staying in a hotel is that you are always with other guests so you may not be as outgoing as you would be is you staying in a private villa. Obviously when staying in a private villa you have the peace and privacy to unwind on your private deck or indulge in a long, lazy brunch in the summer sunshine without having the prying eyes of other guests.

If you’re still not really sure which is the best option for you, a hotel or villa – we have listed pout a few of the pros of both to help make up your mind when booking your next Nairobi safari holiday.

Pros of staying in holiday villas

1. Being able to cook your own food

2. Set your own schedule

3. More privacy

4. More value for larger families and groups

Pros of staying in a hotel

1. Extra comforts

2. Food is cooked for you

3. No need to wash clothes/dishes

4. Often near a beach

It really boils down to what you prefer, your budget, and how big your traveling group is for you to effectively pick the best place to stay whilst on your holiday.

Whatever you choose probably the next question is most likely “where?” so why not talk to one of our Wendo safari holiday experts for a tailor-made villa holiday.


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