Where to Stay
Kenya has a variety of accomodation for any traveller. This ranges from luxury to standard hotels and lodges including tented accomodation, making your kenya safari as confortable as can be.
Here is a sample:
Outspan in Nyeri is a gracious, solid, comfortable hotel set in a well tended tropical garden with rolling lawns. Its setting carefully chosen in 1927. With views of Mount Kenya and framed by the white water of the Chania River, the Ourspan Is the nearest hotel to the spectacular Karura Falls in the Aberdares National Park. The 44 rooms at Outspan Golf and Country Club, are spacious and airy, most with fireplaces and garden access. The 8 rooms in the Chania wing are wood panelled with a fireplace, balcony, satellite TV and minibar, The remaining rooms are older in style, reminiscent of the 1920′s with colonial sized bathrooms and also with garden access. book here
Aberdare Country Club
The Aberdare Country Club nestles on the slopes of Mwegia Hill in a 1,300 acre wildlife sanctuary. It enjoys splendid views of the plains below, with the Aberdare range of mountains to the west and Mount Kenya to the east. The club is a haven of unhurried charm set in gardens bursting with a profusion of colour, with peacocks stalking the lush lawns. A popular venue for conferences, a choice of three rooms is available. The rooms will accommodate groups of 16 to 80 people depending on the layout. Each room is equipped with a full range of audio-visual equipment. The Aberdare Country Club also offers some secretarial facilities. Offering first class cuisine with a selection of European, Asian and Kenyan dishes, the dining room is situated in the main building along the lounge bar.
The club has 48 en-suite rooms, 28 twins and 20 double-bedded rooms, 38 of which are cottages all with spectacular views of the plains below. A total of 107 guests can be catered for. All rooms have private bathrooms with shower and telephone. The cottages have two bedrooms, each with interconnecting doors and some with fireplaces. A balcony provides superb views of either Mount Kenya or a pretty woodland. Other facilities within the Aberdare Country Club include a swimming pool, 9-hole golf course, putting green, walking safaris, horse riding, 2 tennis courts, trout fishing, night game drives, bush banquets, gift shop and sanctuary weddings. book here
The most famous game viewing lodge in the world overlooks a water hole and salt lick high in the Aberdare National Park. Treetops is the original tree lodge, legendary for its historical royal connection, for the animals it attracts and for the sheer joy of exploring a tree house visited by rhino, elephant, buffalo, lion, bushbuck, waterbuck and many other species. The 50 twin bedded rooms are small and neat and cozy like cabins on board ship. Dinner is imaginatively served at refectory tables with bench seating, which heightens the sense of adventure and stimulates conversation. The emphasis is on making as little noise as possible so as not to scare away the animals. For these reason children under 5 are not allowed at Treetops. book here
Located in the Mount Kenya national park, Mountain Lodge stands like an ark above the lush canopy of the forest. This first sight of this lodge sets the scene for the experience to come and provides a dramatic climax to the exciting approach up the lower slopes.
A wooden drawbridge leads from a forest path , over a moat and up on to the wooden ‘decks’ of the forest-green, timbered lodge.
Inside Mountain Lodge, the impression of having boarded a ship is enhanced by a combination of log panelled walls, timbered game-viewing decks and winding stairs leading to a selection of snugly comfortable, cabin-styled rooms. Cool and tranquil for optimum game-sightings, the open-air viewing-deck looks down onto the scenes of the wildlife theatre that shuffle around the salt lick and waterhole below.
The brightly renovated rooms at the lodge, meanwhile, feature thick-pile locally woven rugs and wall-hangings, whilst the décor has been designed to provide glowing warmth and fireside comfort against the evening chill of this unique
tropical mountain environment. book here
Opened in November 1969 The Ark overlooks the Yasabara waterhole, perhaps the largest salt-lick in the Aberdare Mountains and the haunt of a variety of forest game unequalled in Africa. This tree-lodge is uniquely shaped to resemble
the actual Ark, designed with decks from which numerous balconies and lounges provide superb vantage points for viewing the animals visiting the salt-lick and waterhole. A ground-level bunker at The Ark provides excellent photographic opportunities, and the Yasabara waterhole is floodlit by night to enable all-night viewing of game. A “Resident Hunter” is always on hand to elucidate on the wildlife and landscape.
Access to vehicles is limited to conserve and protect the environment which hosts wildlife such as elephant, rhino, buffalo, bush bucks, giant forest hogs, Sykes monkey, leopard, and bongo. The Ark has 60 ‘cabin-styled’ rooms, comprising 6 single, 37 twin, 10 double and 7 triple-bedded cabins. All rooms at The Ark have private bathrooms with shower and are comfortably furnished enjoying a view of the forest or waterhole. Dinner and breakfast are served ‘on board’ in the main dining room. Located on one of the viewing decks is a lounge and a bar which remains open all night for tea and coffee.book here
Mount Kenya Safari Club
Mount Kenya Safari Club straddles the equator in a glory of luxurious cottages and elegant buildings set amid manicured lawns and decorative ponds high on the slopes of Africas second highest mountain, the The clubs history is as colourful and exiting as its members and visitors – from the pioneers who made the homestead and the farm their own, through its conversion into an upcountry hotel, to the uproarious narrative of the three hell-raisers who bought it on a whim and launched a legend. Whether visiting Kenya at a leisurely pace or stopping simply for lunch, the Mount Kenya Safari Club maintains an immutably majestic presence and is a touching reminder of the vision of its creators.
With its blend of romance, history and scenery, it has become a Kenyan tradition. Built right at the equator, on a ridge facing Mount Kenya, the site is truly magnificent. Activities within the club include golf, tennis, horse trekking, snooker, swimming, fishing, birdwatching and mountain climbing. The club has luxury villas, cottages, riverside suites, studio suites and club rooms all with magnificent views of Mount Kenya. Other facilities include 9-hole golf course, heated swimming pool, horse riding, tennis, bowling green, table tennis, boutique, gift & souvenir shops.Mount Kenya Safari Club provides a comprehensive range of conference rooms, business facilities, all round secretarlial services and audio equipment. book here
Set in a 22000 acre wildlife sanctuary , the luxury Sweetwaters Tented Camp is unique property and a favourite with intrepid travellers looking for a tented camp experience in a well cared for animal sanctuary.
Abounding with wildlife, and unfettered by the more inflexible structures of the Kenyan National Parks and designed to offer a charming mix of under canvas ambiance and uncompromised luxury, it has long been the preferred retreat of wilderness and safari goers alike. Located in one of only four private game reserves in Kenya, Sweetwaters Tented Camp excels in the provision of privileged seclusion and private game viewing. Thanks to its private status it also allows such pleasures as night game drives, guided bush walks and both horse or camel riding across its game-teaming plains.
Accommodation is provided in 30 luxuriously appointed tents (8 doubles, 14 twins and 8 triples). Each tent has a thatched roof, an ensuite bathroom and its own verandah with views over the waterhole. Full room service is provided.
Sweetwaters Tented Camp prides itself on the quality of its cuisine offering a 5-course “table d’hote” dining experience every night, and a selection of African, Asian, and international dishes. book here
A 90 minute flight from Nairobi will take you to Manda Island adjacent to the ancient, sleepy swahili island of Lamu. On landing you will be met with warm island charm before boarding a speedboat for a twenty minute journey through a wide channel, fringed with mangroves to Kipungani. On arrival you will find our idyllic beach hideaway, calm under gently swaying coconut palms, perched over a sandy bay. Kipungani is private, secluded and extremely low key. Just 15 beach cottages or “grass villas” are well spaced along the beach and have been ingeniously positioned to ensure privacy. The walls and floor are made from local palm leaf mats called mikeka and the coconut thatched roof (makuti in Swahili) has been pitched high enough to make the most of the cool trade winds. The ample bedroom has a king size bed draped with mosquito netting. Your ocean facing verandah is a private lounging area furnished for comfort. book here
Kiwayu Safari Village
Nestling amongst the mainland dunes, the oasis of Kiwayu Safari Village overlooks a sheltered lagoon to the north of Kiwayu Island. Across the dunes lie the Dodori Game Reserve and many miles of unspoilt Africa. For centuries this has been a calling point for the Arab dhows which traded in ivory, carpets and carved chests between Arabia and Mombasa and on to Zanzibar. You will find no concrete here: only thatched bandas (cottages) which blend into the dunes and sway with the monsoons. The coral reef’s off the bay and the maze of mangrove channels and islands provide rich grounds for the local fishermen and guests alike. So it is hardly surprising that the food at Kiwayu Safari Village is mainly from the sea; tonno tonnato; spaghetti alle vongole: crab kalaloo: charcoal-grilled lobster with tarragon sauce; giant crab with fresh basil and olive oil – simple but very good! book here
Stone House is one of the best preserved of Lamu’s 18th Century Stone Houses. Ideally situated a short walk from the street and the Lamu Waterfront, Stone House combines the unique elegance of traditional swahili architecture with modern comfort and friendly hospitality. The moment you pass through the main door of the Stone House into the lush patio garden, you leave the bustle of the town behind and relax in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. Stone house has 12 well furnished double rooms, 10 with private and 4 with shared bathroom. All rooms have fans, mosquito nets and telephone. The hotel has its own reliable water supply. The rooftop restaurant, with one of the finest views in lamu offers a good selection of seafood dishes and swahili delicacies. Vegetarians are also catered for. book here
The Boulevard Hotel is ten minutes walk from Nairobi’s city center. The 70 comfortable ensuite bedrooms all have private balconies. Facilities include a conference room, restaurant, snack bars, swimming at affordable prices.book here
A new, modern hotel in Nairobi specificaly geared to the business traveler. Offering a quiet Location in Upperhill, with a pleasant garden. Availability of Wi-Fi in public areas and conference rooms where business can be carried out with no disturbances.book here
Giraffe Manor, built in 1932 by Sir David Duncan, is situated on 120 acres of forested land just 8 miles from Nairobi’s city centerbook here.
Originally opened its doors in the early 1960′s as the Agip Motel, later re-branded as Jacaranda Hotel with a major renovation thereafter under the Block Hotels management. Its location with the Westlands suburb makes the charms and attractions of the city easily accessible. Jacaranda Hotel is a comfortable, well equipped garden hotel in the heart of westlands, a five minute taxi ride from the centre of Nairobi. Its location avoids the noise and bustle of the city, yet the charms and attractions of the city remain accessible. This is an ideal hotel for visiting businessmen, for a conference or as a base for your safaris. Rooms are quiet and tastefully furnished. A central ceiling fan and satellite TV are welcome features.book here
Holiday Inn Nairobi
The Holiday Inn Nairobi is set in over 10 acres of manicured, landscaped gardens and is only 20 kms from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The hotel building was originally built in 1945, and used for other purposes, but went through extensive refurbishments to provide guests with modern facilities, and it still retains the understated charm and elegance.
Guests can look forward to experiencing the traditional warmth and hospitality for which Holiday Inn is renowned. Situated in a popular shopping and residential suburb close to the city centre, the Holiday Inn Nairobi is only 20km from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and offers a full range of services and facilities.book here
Nairobi Safari Club
The Nairobi Safari Club was established in 1984 as an exclusive ‘ Members Only Club’. In 2001 it was repositioned as a fully fledged five star hotel opening its doors to the public. It has remained the unchallenged flavor of the luxury suite accommodation satisfying the business visitor, safari adventurer as well as being the venue for international meeting and conference setting. The luxurious rooms at the Nairobi Safari Club offer a separate spacious lounge and bedroom; amenities include 3 direct dial telephones with voice messaging, satellite television, personal bar and digital safe.book here
As Kenya’s first luxury hotel, The Stanley Hotel has always occupied a special place in Nairobi’s heart. From the days it opened its doors in 1902, it has been making history – hosting royal safaris, ground breaking business events and a long line of living legends. Today, as the Stanley enters its second century it is once again making history – by readopting its original name and much of its original character.
From the moment you pass through the century old revolving doors, you leave the heat and bustle of modern Nairobi for a world of cool Victorian elegance. The spacious foyer at The Stanley Hotel, with its marble floors, leather furniture, and antique brass and wrought-iron fittings, recalls a graceful era of furnishings and grand living.
The 217 luxurious rooms, the largest in Nairobi, blend Victorian grandeur and comfort with all the practical amenities of the 21st Century. The Club Rooms are the most spacious rooms in the hotel and offer pure indulgence such as, luxury bathrobes and slippers, deluxe toiletries and daily room courtesies. The expansive executive rooms at The Stanley Hotel have spacious bedrooms, walk-in wardrobes, en suite lounges and two bathrooms, while the upper floors offer new heights of luxury in the sumptuous Presidential, Penthouse and State suites. There is also a fully equipped health club and three fine restaurants – The Exchange Bar, The Zen Restaurant and The Pool Deck Restaurant.book here
The crossroads of Africa… Nairobi. It’s where you will discover the Hotel Intercontinental, Nairobi…and an oasis of utter luxury, nestling lavishly in the midst of the African experience. It is here, at the edge of the Rift Valley, the cradle of mankind, that you can experience the culmination of African cultures in the most exciting way. You can explore traditional markets with both African and Asian influences in the heart of the city, as well as modern shopping facilities with the latest in fashion and electronics. There are 400 air-conditioned rooms in the Hotel Intercontinental all with 24-hour room service, TV. Satellite channels, mini-bar and telephone. You have a choice of both specialty and informal restaurant, plus light refreshments served in the Safari Bar, poolside bar and casino. A children’s wading pool, an outdoor heated swimming pool and a comprehensive Health Centre are at your disposal.book here
The 287-room Hilton Nairobi enjoys a perfect location in the heart of Kenya’s capital and provides the business and leisure markets with a superb selection of facilities. All rooms are air-conditioned and have satellite TV, electronic safes, electronic locks and mini bar. Four restaurants are available and one Pub with live entertainment. The Hilton Hotels Traveler’s Restaurant features Italian, Mediterranean, Continental and African cuisine. The Pool Garden Restaurant serves both a la carte and barbecue. The Café American is famous for delicious coffees and pastries and La Patisserie for quick snacks and cakes. Special recreational amenities include a heated swimming pool, health club facilities, gymnasium, sauna, steam bath and massage. The Ballroom and four meeting rooms can host up to 500 guests. Local attractions include Nairobi National Park and a nearby golf course. The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is only a 20-minute drive from the Hilton Hotel.book here
The Grand Regency
This new and fancy 500-room hotel combines executive sophistication with modem comfort. Located in Nairobi’s newest up-market business area, this white wash and solar glass high rise overlooks Uhuru park. The Grand Regency’s Hotels centre is a soaring multi-storey atrium, gleaming glass mosaic suggests tropical flowers and ethnic bead work as it rises in swirls of colour to roof top skylights many floors above. The hotel can accommodate 1,500 guests and rooms are on open levels around the atrium. Each has a seating area including desk. Rooms in the Grand Regency Hotel are carpeted, have mahogany furniture and large windows. All have TV, Video, telephone and minibar. Bathrooms are well equipped with bath/shower, bidets, hairdryers, guest robes and a telephone. There are 40 suites and one presidential suite.book here
Located 10 minutes from the bustling centre of town lies Nairobi’s first residential hotel with great attention to detail and exemplary service, Palacina is your home away from home. Palacina offers daily maid service, telephone services, fully equipped kitchens, bathroom, terrace, personal safes and a fully furnished lounge. The hotel offers beautifully appointed, 1, 2 or 3 bedroom serviced apartments all decorated with an emphasis on the detail and decor. Rented apartments are offered by the day, week or month. The club house features the Moonflower restaurant and bar with an excellent menu and exemplary service in a beautiful setting.
Safari Park Hotel and Casino
Conceived over 50 yeas ago, the Safari Park and Casino has grown from a British Army officer’s retreat during the colonial period to its current status as a world known inland resort. Surrounded by sprawling 64 acre grounds, the hotel combines the intrigue of African architecture and art with an infrastructure on the cutting edge of technology. Only 15 minutes from downtown Nairobi, you will have the unique opportunity to experience the fast pace of the city and escape back to the expanse serenity of the hotel. Soak-up the fresh air and the picturesque views from the balcony of the 30 deluxe suites and 174 luxury rooms. The Safari Park’s hand carved four poster beds, colour televisions with CNN and in-house movies plus lavish marble and gold bathrooms are set in a style that is uniquely African with a standard of comfort straight from Europe.book here
The Norfolk Hotel is one of the world’s most romantic hotels. Older than the London Ritz, younger than the Savoy, no other hotel in Kenya has as rich a history as it. When it first opened on Christmas day, 1904, The Norfolk was to spearhead traditions of hospitality in East Africa which are still unmatched today. Norfolk has impressed generation after generation of visitors with its unfailing height standards of service, luxurious style, hospitality and comfort. Many of the bedrooms overlook the hotel’s famous courtyards where colorful flowering trees and shrubs give a friendly “home-away-from-home” ambiance. The Norfolk Hotel boasts 167 bedrooms and suites, all of which have their own private bathroom.
Known for its superior standards of quality, service and hospitality, the sophisticated Nairobi Serena Hotel is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World and the flagship of Serena Hotels’ group of hotels and lodges.
One of the finest hotels in Nairobi, the Serena stands amidst manicured gardens with panoramic views over the city’s Central Park and the modern downtown skyline. Despite its central location, the hotel also remains true to its title and offers a serene setting amidst the bustle of one of Africa’s most developed cities. Established in the 1970s, the Serena Group is one of the leading hotel companies in East Africa, and offers a chain of acclaimed properties offering a quality service.
The Nairobi Serena has several room choices ranging from standard and suites to a presidential suite. The rooms are designed to be elegant, with an underlying African decor and style, with all the creature comforts of home.
Responsibly constructed from ecologically friendly materials, the interior décor of the hotel reflects a fusion of cultural influences blending Moroccan mystique and a breadth of African heritage into one elegant and harmonious whole.book here
Windsor Golf and Country
The Windsor Golf and Country Club sets an entirely new standard for resort hotels in Kenya, is unbeatable for a golfing holiday, makes an ideal base for a Kenyan safari and is a top class venue for conference, seminars and conventions. A fifteen minute drive from center of Nairobi, this club is located in a peaceful, rural setting. On a clear day, you can see the snow capped peaks of Mount Kenya to the north. This club has 80 deluxe double rooms, 20 studio suites and 15 cottages with 2 bedrooms and a living room. All rooms in the Windsor Golf & Country Club have panoramic views of the golf course and are tastefully decorated with spacious ensuite bathrooms, showers, colour TV, in-room safes and direct dial telephones.book here
Whitesands Beach Hotel
Whitesands Beach Hotel is an ideal place for relaxation, excitement, business or pleasure. Located on one of the finest beaches North of Mombasa, Bamburi Beach and only 20 minutes from Moi International Airport, Whitesands Beach Hotel enjoys one of the longest sea fronts on the East African Coast. There is an attractive wide beachfront with lawns and palms. The resort is set amongst 22 acres of tropical gardens, swaying palm trees and fish ponds. Five free-form swimming pools are complemented with waterfalls, a secluded island with an exhilarating waterslide. All 340 rooms and suites at the Whitesands Beach Hotel have balconies or verandahs and offer ensuite bathrooms, air-conditioning, direct dial telephones and in-room safes.book here
Nyali Beach Hotel
was the very first of Kenya’s beach hotels and so was able to have the pick of locations. It soon gained a reputation for hospitality and excellence which endures to this day. Set amid 20 acres of flamboyant tropical gardens, the hotel has been extensively refurbished and modernized while still retaining its period charm. The main building has spacious older rooms while the Garden Wing rooms are more modern and wind through the tropical five restaurants that suit all tastes and appetites. The cuisine varies from the gourmet offerings of the beachside Mvita Grill to lighter meals and snacks at Parrot’s beach bar. Breakfast and table d’hote lunch and dinner are served in L’Orangerie, while pizza, pasta and ice cream are on tap all day. book here
Travellers Tiwi Beach Hotel
Set on ten acres of lush tropical land, with coconut palms and sighing casuarina trees, Travellers Tiwi Beach hotel faces a great sweeping expanse of sun-baked sand, part of the magnificent Tiwi Beach, loved and sought after by holiday makers. With all the 210 rooms and two suites air conditioned, with private balcony, bath, shower and WC, hair dryer, radio and television and personal safe, nothing is spared to give the highest level of comfort and care. Tiwi beach is a glorious stretch of shoreline, even by Kenya standards. For the watersport enthusiast there is water-skiing, windsurfing, snorkeling and deep sea diving, deep water fishing. The public areas are palatial and cool, designed and built in traditional style. There are three restaurants and five bars, a coffee shop open around the clock and a choice of swimming pool. book here
Club Sun N’ Sand
The name that says it all, is the place where dreams come true. Enter the world of deep blue oceans, white sandy beaches, tropical gardens with swaying palm trees. Relax on a sunken sunbed in the lagoon pool and let cool waters lap over you as you develop the perfect bronzed tan under a tropical sun. Three magnificent swimming pools at Club Sun N’ Sand have been designed with you in mind – one meanders through the dining room, under bridges and on to a terrace with panoramic views of the Ocean. Imagine the peace of mind you’ll have when we even take care of entertaining your children everyday at the Sunshine Kids’ Club. For the active, choose from a variety of sports organized by the “A” -Team, on a daily basis.book here
Mombasa Beach Hotel
Perched on a coral cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean, the Mombasa Beach Hotel is only a few minutes away from Mombasa’s Old Town, with its narrow shaded streets, its harbour and the russet coloured bulk of Fort Jesus dominating all around it. Despite the hotel’s proximity to Mombasa itself, it exudes an air of tranquility, with huge tropical gardens that provide welcome shade in the heat of the day. Here visitors can relax and unwind, undisturbed by the hustle and bustle of the nearby city. For the more active there is plenty of opportunity for water sports, with a spectacular tropical beach right on the doorstep. Sailing, goggling, wind surfing and safe ocean swimming can all be enjoyed, while the hotel itself has a superb all weather swimming pool and floodlit tennis court. The Mombasa Beach Hotel has a hundred and fifty rooms and six suites, all of them air conditioned and facing the ocean.book here
Mombasa Serena hote
The Mombasa Serena hotel is one of the premier beach properties in Kenya, designed in the style of a 13th century Swahili village, complete with narrow stone paved pathways, carved balconies, shaded , “market” courtyards, providing a unique, relaxing atmosphere for beach vacation makers.
The sea at the hotel’s beach front is clear, the sand white and with a pool and manicured lawns overlooking the ocean, the hotel grounds are the perfect place to relax and enjoy your beach holiday. book here
Jadini Beach Hotel
Situated 35 kilometers south of Mombasa at the edge of Kenya’s famous Diani Beach with its brilliant white sands, it overlooks the warm, blue-green Indian Ocean and the coral reef which provides safe, protected bathing, shallow swimming, exceptional snorkelling and windsurfing and at low tide, a wonderland of pools with every kind of tropical fish. The hotel comprises sea facing bedroom blocks, some with superior rooms and others with standard balconied bedrooms. Spacious garden cottage rooms at Jadini Beach Hotel are also available. All rooms are air-conditioned with baths and finished to a high standard. For the convenience of families, rooms with connecting doors are available.book here
Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa
Set on the legendary Diani Beach – a magnificent stretch of unbroken white sand along Kenya’s South Coast – Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa is the first of its kind in Kenya’s resort world. Snuggled in a secluded, exotic African village, overlooking the exquisite emerald green Indian Ocean, it provides for a charming and romantic get-away. Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa lends uniqueness, sophistication and style to its traditional coastal setting. 30 acres of landscaped tropical gardens and 350 meters of beach front for your relaxation. There are three diverse resturants within the Diani Reef Beach Resort and Spa: The Coral Rock Cafe, The Saki Oriental Resturant and The Fins Seafood & Grill. The Diani resort also offers a spa offering qualified and experienced therapists.
The beach resort offers 144 bedrooms comprising of doubles, twins, deluxe, inter-connecting rooms, a selection of suites and presidential suites. All rooms have a view of the magnificent Indian Ocean and are fully equiped with TV offering a variety of satellite channels as well as internet plugs for emai and web-surfing requirements in addition to mini-bars, air conditioning and 24 hour room service. For entertainment at the Diani Reef Beach Resort and Spa guests can cool off in the resorts free form pool, play tennis, volleyball, golf, water polo, go scuba diving, wind surfing, big game fishing or enjoy the casino facilities plus a host of other thrilling activities.book here
Shelly Beach Club
Matched only by the warmth and charm of the welcome you will receive, the Shelly Beach Club, just a heart beat away from the spectacular wilderness of the African bush and a stone’s throw from the palm fringed tranquillity of the Indian Ocean, offers the ideal location to explore the rich cultural diversity of this tropical paradise. All 130 rooms have en-suite facilities and balcony or terrace. Standard rooms are fan-cooled and have a shower. Superior accommodation located around the garden is air-conditioned with bath/shower & is better furnished. Seafront rooms directly face the sea, have air-conditioning, a 4 poster bed & separate sitting area. book here
Ol Tukai Lodge
The essence of Amboseli is Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, which dominates everything in sight. The main attraction of the National Park are the large elephant population and the prolific birdlife. There are few trees in Amboseli and part of its attraction is the ease and certainty of game viewing, unobstructed by bush and scrub. Ol Tukai is camouflaged in a forest of fever trees and palms. It has excellent conference facilities and is a perfect place to unwind. From your room stretches a panorama of landscape, sky and wildlife with the massive majesty of snow-capped Kilimanjaro in the background. Cottage style accommodation spreads out on the either side of the main lodge. The architecture is unobtrusive with lots of wood, local stone and slate. There are two double rooms especially designed for the disabled and ramps for wheelchairs are the norm. You may also choose to have a swim and cool off.book here
Offering spectacular views of the majesty of Mount Kilimanjaro and set amongst lush tropical gardens and tranquil ponds, this lodge is a veritable oasis in the dramatically arid surroundings of the Amboseli National Park. The highest possible standards of service together with ‘old world’ bungalows and more modem but traditionally styled bedroom blocks at this main lodge provide a rustic ambience in the heartland of the nomadic Masai people. Walking the Amboseli Lodge’s grounds guarantees close encounters with numerous species of birds amongst vervet monkeys and occasionally, baboons. A game drive through the park invariably attracts the unexpected as you slowly travel through large herds of wildebeest and zebra, herds of elephant, buffalo, giraffe, gazelles and antelopes.book here
Amboseli Sopa Lodge
At the foot of mighty Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest and most famous mountain lies Amboseli Sopa lodge – on the edge of Amboseli National Park – within 200 acres of private land, a stone’s throw from the place which in the eaarly 1930′s, inspired Ernest Hemingway’s unforgettable story “The Snows of Kilimanjaro.”
Home to the Masai tribe, the park is also host to over 400 species of breeding birds and teems with rare and wonderful wildelife. The rustic charm of the lodge lends itself not only to safari but also to those adventurers wishing to conquer the mountain’s snow-capped peaks. An idyllic venue for weddings, a wide variety of activities can be arranged in and around the lodge, as well as in the park.book here
Set at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, Kimana Lodge nestles in a flower strewn glade surrounded by tall acacia trees. It’s long sheltered verandah overlooks a natural spring frequented by birds and wild animals including nightly visits by a family of leopards to the baiting tree, hyena, buffalo and numerous other game. Within a short walking distance one may visit the marvellous hippo pools. Here the cottage style accommodation is comfortable, quaint and rustic and the lush gardens play host to numerous brilliantly coloured birds. The swimming pool at Kimana Lodge is an instant refreshing remedy for a long days safari while our weII stocked bar and the wholesome home cooking from our kitchen will help you unwind in the best possible way.book here
A quality lodge in Amboseli Naitonal park, a park known for it’s views of Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain.
The lodge’s design itself draws on Maasai cultural motifs, featuring natural woodcarvings, traditional artefacts and a selection of coloruful local art.
Constructed from ecologically friendly materials, its design reflects the true essence of the African bush. This helps it blend into the landscape and work in harmony with the natural environment. The rooms each allow for clear views of the park and are comfortable with ensuite bathrooms and other facilities to give guests a deluxe hotel experience.
The lodge has a swimming pool, one main restaurant and a well stocked bar.
There are also plenty of activities on offer at the lodge ranging from game drives and nature walks to bush dinners and board games, ensuring guests will never have a dull moment ! There is also a gift shop for those keen on shopping. book here
A perfect getaway for a romantic honeymoon, away from the norm, somewhere so beautiful, that it’s even beyond your imagination. Loisaba, is just not a destination of peerless beauty and infinite variety. Loisaba bestrides the border of Laikipia and Kenya’s rugged Northern frontier District. Only a few miles from the Equator, this private game ranch is in the country of transcendent beauty where the farm management and the local Laikipia Masai and Samburu community work together to preserve the environment and the wildlife that abounds here. The cottage is a private house on Loisaba. Built entirely from local materials gathered on the ranch and thatched with Mombasa palm, the house commands a spectacular view over the Lakipia plains towards Mount Kenya. Two large ensuite bedrooms surround a duplex sitting room, bar and dining room. An eye level swimming pool on the lip of the thousand foot escarpment lies at the foot of the garden. Guests at the cottage enjoy the service of it’s own staff, cars and drivers : it’s completely independent of the lodge, allowing guests all the facilities of the ranch with absolute privacy and exclusivity.book here
Tucked away on a private ranch within the vast 9,000 sq kilometer Laikipia Plains is Mugie Camp. We have our own corner of Africa all to ourselves – 46,000 acres of it. Discover wildlife from the back of a horse or a camel, walk on the wild side, and discern the difference between a genet and a civet on a night game drive. Mugie Camp nestles up against an olive forest. The plains spread out before you in a seemingly endless undulation of valleys and acacia trees. Laikipia was the setting for the famous book “I dreamed of Africa” written by neighbouring ranch owner and conservatiomst Kuki Gallman. Look out for the rare northern species of grevy’s zebra and reticulated giraffe only found in this area of Samburu. Whilst in Mugie Camp, your luxury and comfort are our priority; your individual tents are your private retreat, sundowners are a special feature. book here
Lake Elementaita Lodge
Lake Elementaita Lodge, now a luxury hotel, was formerly Kekopey Ranch, built by English settler Lord Galbraith Cole in 1916. It still retains the features and atmosphere of an early colonial home – a red brick building with shady terraces, an internal courtyard, panelled walls and a sitting room with a library and log fire. The original building houses the hotel’s social areas – dining and sitting rooms, bar and conference room. The lodges 33 twin and double bedrooms, each with private bathroom, are in newer “cottages” nestled away in the lush flowered garden behind the house. In front of the hotel, a large terrace overlooks Lake Elementaita. This has been denominated a – Now a Ramsar Site ( Wetland of International importance ).book here
Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort
Situated on the southern shores of Lake Naivasha, second largest of the only two fresh water lakes in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley, Naivasha Sopa Lodge is an impressive property with a dramatic backdrop. The lake is a stage for some magnificent storms and was named Nai Pasha(rough water) by the Masai tribes. An ornithologists paradise, the lake is home to 400 species of wonderful birdlife and an abudance of fish and water life. The surrounding landscape is host to a variety of game including giraffe, buffalo, the elusive black faced colobus monkey and, in the lake itself to many hippo that can also be seen grazing within the lodge grounds. The rooms within Lake Naivasha Sopa are spacious and well furnished. Activities that can be arranged at Naivasha Sopa lodge include horse riding, bird watching, fishing, watersports, cycling, lake trips and nature trails.book here
Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge
Only an hours drive from Nairobi, Lake Naivsha Simba Lodge is located in a sylvan of natural acacia woodland. The lodge’s grounds are visited by a wide variety of birds and wildlife. It is an ideal holiday, conference, meeting, banqueting and wedding venue and is close to the Hells Gate National Park with spectacular gorges and hot springs and the Longonot National Park. The lodge features a heated swimming pool, gift shop and lake frontage with direct access from the lodge to a private jetty. Accomodation is in well furnished rooms with ceiling fans, en-suite shower and toilet plus a comfortable sitting area. Nature and birdwalks along the lake are some of the activities offered by the lodge in addition to tennis, biking, a fitness centre with the latest techno gymn equipment, massage, sauna and steam bath.book here
Lake Naivasha Lodge
Lake Naivasha Lodge, formerly an English colonial farmhouse, is now a small but luxury hotel on the shores of Lake Naivasha. Owned and managed by the same company as Lake Nakuru and Lake Elementeita Lodges, it enjoys the same exclusive level of service and cuisine as its larger and more famous sisters. The 20 twin and double rooms are set back amongst the trees, while the white washed central building with its bay windows, terrace and living room featuring an original open fireplace give guests a taste of the traditional colonial atmosphere. In front of the hotel, a mature English garden with giant cactus, lofty trees and flowering roses, stretches down to the shores of the lake.book here
Rift Valley Lodge
ust one and a half hours from Nairobi, the Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort offers its guests a host of new horizons aganist one of the most spectacular backdrops on earth. The lodge has a host of facilities such as three modern conference rooms, state of the art business centre, spectacular free form swimming pool, tennis courts, fishing and boating facilities on the Lake Naivasha and a 18 – hole 6580-yard golf course. At the Rift Valley Lodge there are 30 beautiful split-level suites, stylishly blending ancient African design with the finest modern furnishings, the rooms offer new heights of luxury on the edge of Kenya’s Great Rift Valley. The room’s private balcony offer one of the finest view from the graceful antelope drinking at the waterhole at your feet, the shimmering waters of Lake Naivasha beyond, and the sweeping panorama of the world’s largest landscape on all sides.book here
Crater Lake Camp
Set on the shores of the deep volcanic lake south east of Lake Naivasha, The Crater Lake Camp fits easily into this natural paradise. ln keeping with its owner’s conservation ethic, the ten tented bandas have been built entirely from their environs, with pillars and stairways of finely-carved acacia set on foundations inlaid with chunks of glinting obsidian. Each tent occupies its own clearing, with secluded verandah offering spectacular views across the lake. The tents are a picture of rustic sophistication, with elegant four-poster beds and reproduction furniture combined with modern ensuit bathrooms in a charming, comfortable blend of old and new. Five of the tents at Crater Lake Camp have single beds, five doubles; two are solid bandas’, with bunk-beds available for children.book here
Merica hotel is located in the heart of Nakuru some 2hrs drive from Nairobi. The raised lobby within the hotel and the panaromic glass lifts alow the visitor a view of the swimming pool while the lofty atrium splashes the whole reception with sunlight. Merica offers the Pelican, Flamingo and Menengai conference rooms fully equipped with the latest technology and secretarial services. The crater bar offers a wide selection of famous coctails, wines, spirits and all local beer brands. Accomodation within the hotel boasts of 89 luxury rooms, 4 junior suites and an executive suite all spacious and tastefully furnished to give a visitor the feel of a home away from home.book here
Midland Hotel is set in the heart of Nakuru just off the Trans-Africa highway and is beautifully located for tourists, business executives and transiting motorists. All major banks and the main high streets are a stone throw away. It is at the hub of town and a reference point in Nakuru which itself is minutes away from Kenya’s second most popular park: Lake Nakuru National Park. Nearly every major town and several attractions in Western Kenya are within a short reach of Nakuru. This makes Midland an excellent stopping point for those planning onward journeys. The hotel has 40 spacious, well appointed rooms all ensuite with lovely mahogany furnishing, telephones and televisions in most rooms.book here
Lake Naivasha Country Club
From the top of the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley you can see Lake Naivasha sparkling in the sun thousands of feet below. Lake Naivasha Country Club became famous in the 1930′s as a staging post for Imperial Airways flying boat service from Durban to London. The Old Colonial architecture is solid and comfortable with accommodation in rooms and cottages set in 12 hectares of green lawns shaded by mature acacias and spreading fever trees. Lake Naivasha Country Clubs public rooms are elegant and cool. The residents’ lounge has a massive fireplace and large bay windows. The bar is cosy and adjoins an immaculately equipped snooker. Lake Naivasha is the focus of activity. There’s good fishing for black bass and tilapia and a boat trip during the day is recommended for a close up of Naivasha’s remarkable variety of birdlife and its hippo colonies.book here Masai Mara
Keekorok Lodge, sited in the direct path of the migration, was the First lodge to be built in the Masai Mara. At the height of the migration, Keekorok is surrounded by a swarming mass of animals and there is hardly need to go for a game drive. For animals, landscape and sheer beauty, the Masai Mara is the most spectacular of all Kenyan parks and reserves.
This 700 square miles of rolling savannah is the place to witness the annual wildebeest migration, one of the great natural spectacles of the world. Keekoroks charm is its setting, its ease of access from Nairobi and the liberal use of local sand river stone and cedar wood in its construction.book here
The Mara Hippo Safari Lodge
The Mara Hippo Lodge is located near the Ololaimatek south-side of the Mara Triangle. Its one of the most beautiful lodges to be found within and around the world famous Mara Game Reserve. Accomodation is within suspended cabins equipped with beds, bathrooms and toilets. The lodge offers a choice of excellent dishes serving a wide range of international cuisine and a mixture of African delicacies and has a well stocked bar where you can relax and quench your thirst after your long drive to the mara or after a breathtaking game drive. In order to harmonise this beautiful game laden landscape, the lodge has put in great effort to protect its greatest asset… the environment. So all architectural structures at the Mara Hippo Safari Lodge have been designed to compliment the magnificent surrounding to ensure that from every verandah, nature celebrates its glory with breathtaking landscapes ranging from the gentle rolling grassland and hills to the dense tropical flora dotted with game as found no- where else in the world.book here
Mara Sopa Lodge:
Set in the Oloolaimutia valley the lodge blends in perfetly with its surrounding hillside landscape. The accent here is on the Masai people and the fabulous wealth of wildlife, birdlife, and natural flora to be found in the fabled Masai Mara Game Reserve Mara Sopa Lodge has earned a well-deserved reputation for the friendliness and care offered to its guests by its management and staff. This is one of the most important aspects of the style and service offered by each and every SOPA destination. The lodge has direct-dial telephone facilities as well as satellite television and video options. Lodge generators provide 240volts, 50 cycles 24 hours a day. The Mara Sopa Lodge has 200 beds by way of 77 rooms, 12 suites and 1 Presidential suite, all of which are ‘rondavel’ style and have en-suite bathroom facilities which provide shaving sockets and hairdryers. Every room and suite has a private, elevated verandah with splendid views across the valley and on which guests can relax, sunbathe and watch resident birds and wildlife. Mini-bars are also available in each room. Mara Sopa Lodge welcomes kids of all ages and can provide both special meals at convenient times and baby sitters on request. The Guest Shop stocks a wide selection of curios, gift items, clothing, film and toiletries. It also has a freeform, fresh-water pool which offers spectacular views over the valley.book here
Mara Serena Lodge
Mara Serena is one of the premier safari lodges in Masai Mara, Kenya. Located in the mid north western part of the game reserve, the lodge is popular with discerning travellers not least because of the superb views from the hill top location of the lodge, overlooking the vast Mara plains below.
The lodge draws its design inspiration from the traditional Maasai homestead, composed of Mantattas, domed mud huts encircled to form a “Boma” or cluster of huts. The result is a modern yet wonderfully traditional looking lodge that blends in with the surroundings.
The lodge features rooms each with a private balcony looking out towards the wildlife rich plains. The rooms are compact, in order to be eco friendly, but are comfortable and spacious enough due to their thoughtful design.
The hotel also offers quality cuisine at it’s main restaurant and has a bar and room service. Rooms have telephones and some have internet access. The lodge also offers game drives and nature walks for those who have not pre booked a safari with an operator.book here
To capture the true spirit of East Africa, there is nothing quite like the experience of a safari in Kenya’s Masai Mara. Undisputably the richest game sanctuary in Kenya, the great expanse of plains set aganist the distant hills provide a unique backdrop from which to enjoy the magnificent wildlife. A combination of luxury and adventure, Mara Sarova Camp invites you to experience the thrills and excitement of the world famous Masai Mara. The location of the camp is an ideal spot to capture the true essence of the wild and experience breathtaking views of great wildlife species including the “Big Five”. It also boasts of an extensive collection of exotic birds and butterflies that have taken up residence in its lush surroundings. Mara Sarova Camp offers the unique opportunity of experiencing a tented safari with a difference: 75 luxurious tents are set amidst lush extensive gardens. All tents come with permanent floors and include a private WC and shower with hot and cold running water and electricity. There is an excellent restaurant and two bars: one with a fire place and verandah while the second by the luxurious free form pool. Evening entertainment at the Mara Sarova Camp includes enjoyable traditional dances by the Masai Morans and a perfect end to a perfect day; a night-cap by a roaring log fire in the heart of the African bush.book here
Mara Simba was conceived, not just as an overnight stop but as a safari resort, as the ultimate lodge in Masai Mara. The emphasis is on exclusivity and comfort, the ambiance is Maasai, the decor incorporating ethnic design elements from the culture of the proud tribe in which the realm of the lodge is set. A stay at the Mara Simba Lodge offers the African Safari Experience at its best. The first-class service is matched by the excellent cuisine in the open-plan dining area, while the free-form swimming pool can give welcome respite from the daytime heat. The Mara Simba is the only lodge in Kenya to have installed a Waste Water Treatment Plant. This treats all the sewage to produce the crystal clear water used for irrigation. The eighty four twin, double or tripple bedded rooms, each ensuite with private verandas overlooking the river, provide all the comfort one needs to relax after an exiting day’s safari. The evenings at Mara Simba offer informal entertainment around the open fire-place in a well-stocked bar area: lectures and slide shows on the local wildlife, a show of tribal dancing or a live performance of local songs.
The Mara Simba lodge sits overlooking a dramatic bend on the bank of the Talek, a tributary of the Mara River, gently blending into the surrounding wilderness. Stretching almost a kilometer along the river the grounds on the bank remain in their virgin condition, while the landscaped gardens filled with indigenous trees at the back draw a great variety of birds and butterflies. The lodge was conceived with an emphasis on exclusivity and comfort. It was designed to complement its surroundings and is decorated in Maasai traditional style. Wide, well-lit pathways connect the Public areas and rooms book here
Little Governors Camp
The Camp that Africa aficionados swear by, Little Governors casts its spell over all who visit, from Presidents to honeymooning couples. The tents are tucked away around a large watering-hole that teems with animal and bird life. From every veranda the view changes daily giraffe, lion, elephant or warthog. Intimate in character the camp has just 17 tents. It’s a tranquil and secluded spot, to get there you just have to cross the Mara River by boat, then walk escorted armed guards through the forest. Dawn at Little Governors is the best time to be out on the savannah to catch the game as it wakes. Leaving a snug bed is never easy so to help you on your very own wakeup call with a pot of steaming tea or coffee, complete with biscuits. Come the evening it’s time for chilled drinks and tall tales around the blazing camp fire. Then finally a delicious dinner and a hot water bottle to keep you warm in bed.book here
The setting is magical. So much so that almost a century ago. It was reserved exclusively for Kenya’s Colonial Governors and their Royal visitors. Now Governors Camp nestles in the forest along the winding banks of the Mara River, its waters teeming with hippo and crocodile. The entire camp is under canvas with all the comforts of a five-star hotel; a far cry from the hardships Hemingway would have suffered. The 38 tents are in the classic safari style, spacious and tasteful. Some line the riverbank; others have views across the sweeping plains. Each has its own en-suite bathroom with consistent hot and cold running water flushing toilets, even bidets. Africa’s first luxury camp is still the best. Every morning a breakfast feast is prepared over blazing coals: mountains of bacon and eggs, fresh milk, hot-baked croissants and exotic fruits; lunch is served on the shady riverbank. Miles from civilization our cordon-bleu dinners, by candlelight under canvas are truly unforgettable experience.book here
In English Kichwa Tembo would be called elephants head camp, kichwa meaning head and tembo meaning elephant. We think Kichwa Tembo sounds much better. This well established permanent tented camp is situated at the foot of the Oloololo escarpment on the edge of riverine forest and magnificent Masai Mara Game Reserve. Your tent at Kichwa Tembo is stylish and spacious with twin beds, an ensuit bathroom with hot shower, toilet and electrical hurricane lamp. Best of all is your own shaded verandah with canvas camp chairs and a stunning view. The view at Kichwa Tembo is the first thing to claim your attention. It is a most spectacular panoramic view of Africa. A rolling vista of savannah grassland sprinkled with dark patches of woodland spreads endlessly towards the horizon beckoning you.book here
Fig Tree Camp
Fig Tree Camp was set up in the Masai area over 30 years ago, and through the years it has had the privilege of sharing the beauty and magic of a Mara safari with many a traveler. The camp offers excellent camp activities ranging from game walks, bush breakfasts and balloon safaris. Built on a beautiful site on the banks of the Talek River, Fig Tree has been carefully designed to blend in with the natural environment and provide luxury hospitality for all guests. Fig Tree Camp offers quality services from fine dining to champagne balloon safaris, giving all clients the very best of the Mara experience. book here
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