Celebrating Eid ul-Fitr; Where to go in Kenya

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Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam. It involves, prayer, and dawn to dusk fasting for 30 days. Eid ul-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan for Muslims around the world.

Muslims break the 30 day fast after sighting the moon. They hold particular Eid prayers (offered outdoors), give alms and have a merry feast with friends and family members.

Idd ul-Fitr in Kenya

The Government of Kenya gazetted Saturday, 15th June 2018, as a national holiday for Idd celebrations. Spend this day with your family and friends in a serene, relaxing destination anywhere in Kenya. Enjoy 30% discount on Jumia Travel for hotels in East Africa.

A number of regions that make excellent destinations for such family themed celebrations are:

  • Mombasa

The sparkling turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean will give you an adventure of a lifetime. Popular attractions in Mombasa you can visit are Fort Jesus, and Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve. In addition to sightseeing, take part in watersports, and later, treat your family to an exquisite meal in fine dining Mombasa restaurants.


To celebrate Eid ul-Fitr in Mombasa, stay in plush hotels in Mombasa such as Nyali International Beach Hotel and Reef Hotel Mombasa.

  • Watamu

This deep-sea diving destination is perfect for anyone who needs to escape the hustles of day-to-day life. Take your family and friends to Watamu for sumptuous sea-food, lavish hospitality and unforgettable beach activities on Watamu Beach.

Stay in Watamu resorts like Tembo Village Resort and Villas Watamu Resort. If you prefer to stay in a cottage, check the list of Watamu cottages on Jumia Travel.

  • Nanyuki


Nanyuki, close to Mount Kenya, is a popular destination for safaris in Northern Kenya. Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a good place to spend family time, and you can stay in camps like Ol Pejeta Bush Camp and the luxurious Kicheche Laikipia Camp.

You can fly your family to Nanyuki, and book a room in the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club so you can explore this mountain.

  • Zanzibar


Explore this awe-inspiring destination during Eid ul-Fitr. Visit Stone Town or Pemba Island. Zanzibar resorts will host you for the weekend.

Experience the hospitality of different communities that live in Zanzibar. Sample different delicacies such as pweza wa nazi (octopus and coconut), pilau, boku-boku and sorpotel.

Zanzibar hotels you can check out include Park Hyatt, Zanzibar Serena Hotel and Swahili Beach Resort.

  • Malindi

Discover the rich history of Malindi by exploring this coastal town. Malindi attractions you can explore during Eid ul-Fitr celebrations include Malindi Museum and Malindi Marine Park.

Excellent hotels in Malindi include Scorpio Villas Resort and Driftwood Beach Club.

  • Samburu

Explore the rugged plains of the Northern part of Kenya, by visiting Samburu. Book a flight from Nairobi to Samburu Airstrip, stay in a lodge or camp on the banks of Ewaso Nyiro River, and explore Samburu National Reserve.

For the one day or so you spend in Samburu, ride a camel on the banks of the river and bush dining.

Jumia Travel team wishes all Muslims around the world Eid Mubarak!

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