Homestay visit’s signature experiences taking travel industry by storm

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 10:54 |

Today’s traveler is seeking out travel destinations that give more than just the adventure of travel. They want to have a unique experience or even learn something new during the course of their travel. Whatever your reason for traveling is, accommodation is one of the most vital factors that you consider.

In the quest of providing cheaper alternatives for hotel rooms, the Kenyan online marketplace has listed a mix of different homes across the country that offer signature experiences.

From private islands to traditional huts to treehouses and trendy homes, they offer a wide alley of homes to meet the different needs of their clients.

The online platform recently teamed up with Astar Foods in supplying a couple of homes with beehives. This is in an effort to encourage beekeeping and offer honey harvesting as one of the unique experiences.

Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, they promise to add value to their clients by offering a wealth of unique sociocultural experiences. If you are interested in learning new things during your stay, the expert homeowners gladly teach you a thing or two.

Learn how to prepare local delicacies from scratch, polish your local lingos, go fishing, or even learn how to harvest honey and the whole process of bee keeping.

"I had a great experience with homestay visits. I have always wanted to go on a horseback safari. They found me a home with this experience in Nanyuki," said Stacey Nailantei when asked about her experience with the platform.

"I’m currently planning my next adventure. I can’t wait to see what options they will give me."

Aside from offering their clients unique experiences, the platform also encourages people to list their homes or extra rooms as tourist accommodation.

This in turn will increase the supply of places to stay, which benefits travelers by making travel more reasonably priced. For the hosts, listing their homes with is a way to earn some income from space that was otherwise idle. Mike Maina, 40, is one of the users who has registered his upcountry home with the platform.

"My family and I live in Nairobi. Our upcountry home has been idle for a couple of years now," he said. "Homestay visit provided a way of generating income and still explore my other passion which is beekeeping."

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