Welcome to Backpacker’s Nirvana


Hi, my name is Lesley … & this is my backpacker’s nirvana

Imagine spending your days relaxing by the poolside or taking a slow 8 minute walk to the beach nearby…then sundowns with free spirited kindred spirits, charcoal burning incense near the open fires, an array of music playlists & entertainment, beers & shisha…

The Free Breakfast – Omelette/Toast, Free tea/coffee until 11am, Free Internet/wifi, 24 hours access to kitchen, shower and tv room, DVD & Books Library, No curfew, 8mins walk to the beach/bar…We offer safari packages, snorkelling, day trips, extensive knowledge on Kenya and East Africa – and last but not least, on-site holistic services.

Included in your rate is not only accommodation or facilities ~ but a respect & loyalty to giving you the right information, the tightest of security / location, and our genuine love & TLC ~ Nirvana was founded & developed by Lesley (me, your host) ~ a female lone nomad bound to Africa indefinitely for almost the last decade ~ to provide travelers / families / couples & individuals with the peace of mind, “…a place to chill or a place to party ~ the place to breathe or a place to pass out…” ~ & to offer a Safe Haven amidst of challenges of living, working & traveling through Africa…

We are offering a budget, well-kept retreat… Many of our clients come to get peace, away from noisy, congested hostels/areas, to recharge after long months of travelling or work, and to stay somewhere affordable, clean and very secure in-house and out… We’ve taken the budget option to another level and provide a home away from home

Nirvana offers a haven to refresh Body, Mind & Soul with and for unique clientèle…


Me & the team look forward to welcoming you!


So we’ve had the new pad for three months now ~ please read our blog for our renovation mission! ~ after building walls to rooms open to the skies, getting doors, replacing bathrooms, a bar, eligible poolside and alot of cleaning up of an extremely neglected home (not like us to go for this one hey?) …so thanks for your patience :-* we love you for it! Newcomers and those returning will have an improved standard of outside bathroom/toilet (it will be Western-style – no more squatting!), the gym will be pretty much finished & outside sports/games area & the menu is on track now :-)

We worked hard team & for our guests, thank you so much!

team with masaii

We have a superb range of accommodation, from camping to private rooms, all at a price to suit any budget.

We take pride in offering some of the best rates for our facilities you’ll find anywhere in Kenya.

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