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A selection of our favourite places to stay in Kenya

Giraffe Manor

Breakfast with the famous residents

Not many places in Africa can claim true international celebrity. Giraffe Manor can. Set in 120 acres of forest 20kms from Nairobi, the manor is a world away from the bustle of the city. It offers an unparalleled wildlife experience as giraffes vie for attention at the breakfast table, the front door and even your bedroom window. Read More

Mara Plains Camp

Luxury in the Mara

At Mara Plains Camp rarely a night passes without lion roaring nearby, leopards regularly wandering through camp and cheetahs establish territories on the savannah near the main area. This exclusive tented camp boasts sweeping views, exquisite comfort and with just seven rooms, is among the smallest and most personal camps in the Mara. Read More

Sirikoi

Secluded eco-luxury

Sirikoi is a spectacular lodge in the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy with a gold rating for eco-tourism and conservation. Alongside elephants, lions, leopards and cheetahs, notable species include Grevy’s & Burchell’s zebra, gerenuk, and black and white rhino. Both day and night game drives are on offer, as well as guided bush walks, bush meals, horse riding, bi-plane flights, fishing expeditions on Mount Kenya and fly camping. Behind the scenes conservation experiences can also be arranged. Offering unparalleled hospitality, fabulous game and top environmental credentials, Sirikoi is one of the leading lodges in Kenya. Read More

Alex Walker’s Ngare Serian

Safaris of character and substance

Ngare Serian (which means peaceful, calm, serene) is a snug little camp that hugs the banks of the Mara River. It can only be reached on foot over a narrow rope bridge and is a cosy, intimate place to detach yourself from the modern world. The location in Mara North means you are free to spend the days as you wish walking, fishing and game driving with your dedicated guide and spotter. The Nest is just a gentle stroll away from camp and makes for an ideal picnic perch or romantic sleep out spot. If you ever dreamed of having your own slice of Africa – this is it. Read More

Sarara

A community venture remote and unspoilt

Sarara is situated in the remote Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy in northern Kenya where the savannah plains and lush mountain slopes are home to rare wildlife and the proud Samburu people. Activities include game drives, horse rides, hikes into the Mathews forest, visits to the fascinating Samburu ‘singing wells’, and nights spent sleeping out under the stars. Sarara offers a wild safari in this lesser known and dramatically beautiful ‘northern frontier’ of Kenya. Read More

Elephant Pepper Camp

Cheetah Country

Elephant Pepper Camp is a small boutique camp situated in the Mara North Conservancy, on the edge of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. The conservancy is a key dispersal zone for the annual ‘Great Migration’ and supports an extensive variety of wildlife from big cats to plains game and over 450 bird species. You can enjoy the range of game viewing in open-sided vehicles and guided bush walks which explore the less obvious wildlife flora and fauna, all led by expert guides. Read More

ol Donyo Lodge

Kilimanjaro majesty and Maasai culture

ol Donyo is a stylish Relais & Chateaux lodge located in the Chyulu Hills with majestic veiws of Kilimanjaro. Maasai culture, impressive wildlife, horseriding, walking and nights spent in outdoor star beds combine for an outstanding safari experience. The team work closely with The Big Life Foundation who champion conservation through a community-based collaborative approach. Read More

Borana

Game ranch & safari lodge

Borana Ranch lies at the foot of Mount Kenya, adjacent to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. In a pioneering conservation effort, part of the 35,000-acre ranch is dedicated to regenerative agriculture and the farming of Boran cattle, while the rest is a haven for wildlife. The rhino conservation projects have been particularly successful and it is sometimes possible for guests to be involved in tracking, darting and collaring activities. In addition, game drives, game walks, night game drives, horse rides, fishing and mountain biking are available, all in the company of expert guides. Read More

Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp

Classic & colonial luxury tented camp

Recalling a bygone era of opulent luxury, Cottar's 1920s Safari Camp returns guests to the original safari era. Reminiscent of the golden age of romance, it combines professional guiding, adventure and elegance in a timelessly unspoiled setting with boundless game. Cottar's 1920s Safari Camp is situated in an extensive & exclusive concession between the Maasai Mara, Serengeti and Loliondo reserves and this concession is outside the restrictions of the game parks meaning guided walking and night drives are possible. This region has some of the highest wildlife concentrations on the continent and the game viewing is amazing year-round. Read More

Loisaba Tented Camp and Star beds

Unforgettable sleepout

Loisaba’s Star Beds were the first in Kenya. Each private hideaway consists of a handcrafted wooden platform which is raised and partially covered with a thatched roof. Homemade ‘Mukokoteni’ (uniquely designed beds on wheels’), can either be wheeled onto the open deck for a night under the stars, or left beneath the shelter of the roof. Guests are guided and hosted by a team of Samburu warriors, who look after your every need and will ensure your stay is engaging, informative and unforgettable. Read More

Richard’s Camp

Exclusive Masai Mara tented camp

Richard’s Camp is perfectly situated on the banks of the Njageteck River in the Mara North Conservancy overlooking a waterhole which brims to resident hippos. With a hyena den behind the camp, a resident pride of lion, and hippos grazing the lawn just after dark, the private camp is famous for its night noises! Sundowners, picnic lunches, bush dinners, game drives, safari walks and cultural visits to Maasai villages are all on offer as Richard’s River Camp combines exceptional wildlife with a contemporary ‘Out of Africa’ experience. Read More

Rekero Camp

Unsurpassed Maasai Mara safari experience

Rekero Camp lies in the heart of Kenya’s Maasai Mara, which plays host not only to an extraordinary concentration and diversity of resident wildlife but also one of nature’s greatest spectacles: the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra across the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem. From this small nine-tent camp on a shady bank of the Talek River you will enjoy epic big cat sightings, the frenzy of migration madness and perhaps, if you are lucky, the heart-stopping phenonium of a river crossing. You really are in the midst of the action! Read More

Lewa Safari Camp

Conservation minded luxury camp

Lewa Safari Camp has a stunning location within the private Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. First class guides take guests on walks and game drives explaining the botany of the area, its palaeontology history and of course its iconic wildlife. Heralded worldwide for its rhino conservation efforts, Lewa has served as a catalyst for conservation across the region, stimulating the creation of numerous conservancies across Kenya. Read More

Private: z – Lewa House

Lewa House is situated in a private conservancy within sight of snow‐capped Mt Kenya. There are elephants, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino (both black and white), along with other species that are extremely unique to this part of Kenya; the reticulated giraffe, the Beissa oryx and the largest population in Kenya of Grevy’s zebra. Explore the conservancy and its many different eco-systems and wildlife during your stay at Lewa House. Read More

Ol Pejeta Bush Camp

Rhino central

Ol Pejeta Bush Camp is situated on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro river on the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. The camp embodies the authentic traditional-yet-comfortable safari experience and guests often describe their stay here as ‘the real Africa’. This small camp emphasises fantastic guiding and tireless conservation initiatives. Ol Pejeta is famously home to the last female northern white rhinos on earth, and is the biggest rhino sanctuary in East Africa. Read More

Campi Ya Kanzi

Conservation & community without compromise

Established in partnership with the local Maasai community, Campi Ya Kanzi promotes environmental conservation and sustainable community development through ecotourism. The camp sits at the foot of the - Chyulu Hills - Ernest Hemingway’s “Green Hills of Africa” - meaning guests can sit and watch wildlife at a waterhole against the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. Offering an incomparable combination of amazing wildlife and authentic immersion in Maasai culture, Campi ya Kanzi is widely recognized as one of Africa’s most inspiring safari camps. Read More

Tortilis Camp

Elephants of Kilimanjaro

Within the prime location of Africa's highest mountain, Kilimanjaro, and with a population of over 1000 elephants in the Amboseli which surround the area, sits Tortilis Camp. Take a walking safari during your stay and get as close to the region's wildlife as possible. Feast your eyes over the views of Mount Kilimanjaro and look out for game in or near the waterhole, admire the birdlife and enjoy safari life in elaborate tented accommodation. Read More

Loldia House

Lush Lakeside historic House

Featuring magnificent views over the dormant Mount Longonot volcano and with the expansive landscape of the Great Rift Valley sits quintessential Kenya at Loldia House. Enjoy a host of activities such as cultural experiences, game drives, boating safaris on Lake Naivasha or perhaps scenic picnic walks. Enjoy your accommodation in a picturesque former homestead with rustic meals and an open log fire in the three-bedroom Loldia Cottage. Read More

Ol Malo

A stunning family run lodge on the Laikipia Plateau

Sitting on the last frontier of Northern Kenya is Ol Malo, an untamed playing field in the heartland of the Samburu tribe who reach out to those with wild hearts and a sense of adventure. Enjoy a range of activities from helicopter expeditions into the Great Rift Valley to refreshment in the infinity pools. At Ol Malo, head out on safari by vehicle, horse, bike, camel, utilise the private airstrip...a range of ways to explore for those on search of an escapade. Read More

Ol Malo House

An exclusive home on the Laikipia Plateau

Nestled into a rugged escarpment offering sweeping views of Kenya's time-honored northern lands lies Ol Malo House. Separate room cottages allows for real privacy - the ultimate luxury that one yearns for after a busy day of exploring. On offer are an abundant number of activities to keep all entertained making Ol Malo House an ideal choice for families and large groups. Read More

Solio Lodge

Quiet exclusivity at altitude

On a private wildlife sanctuary, nestled in the valley among the towering slopes of Mount Kenya and the heights of the Aberdare Mountains, sits Solio Lodge. It remains the only guest accommodation on the Solio Game Reserve where one may be able to spot up to 40 rhino sightings at once. Enjoy guided walks, mountain biking, game viewing, or perhaps take a scenic helicopter flight of the surrounds. Read More

Offbeat Mara

Traditional Maasai Mara

Offbeat Mara Camp is traditional safari at its very best - private and small, the camp offers excellent game viewing in one of the most famous safari destinations in the world. Within the Mara North Conservancy, guests can enjoy full day game drives, evening drives, bush breakfasts, picnics and the famous Kenyan sun-downers after a day of sighting lion, leopard, giraffe, elephant and more. Read More

Sand River Mara

Old world glamour harking back to the '20s

Sand River Mara is an elegant safari camp carefully positioned within the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Enjoy the luxury of heading out on safari here at any time of the year for exceptional game-viewing. Accommodation replicates the heydey of permanent exclusive tented camps of the 1920's with interiors to match and designated public and private areas for exclusivity and privacy. Read More

The Emakoko Hotel

Right in the heart of the Nairobi National Park

Set on 15 acres of land bordering the Nairobi National Park and on the Emakoko River, is the Emakoko - a family-owned and run property offering the opportunity for exceptional game viewing, and is a great alternative to a city stay. Read More

Hemingways Nairobi

At the foot of the Ngong Hills

Hemingways in Nairobi sits in the leafy and secluded suburbs of Karen, overlooking the Ngong Hills with a large garden area to relax and rest in at the start or end of a safari elsewhere in Kenya. A colonial-style boutique hotel, accommodation exudes style and character with facilities such as the pool to cool off in, the sauna to unwind in, or the bar to have a classic cocktail made by Hemingway's expert mixologist. Read More

Elsa’s Kopje

Elsa's Kopje is colonial in style and a luxurious place to base yourself within the Meru National Park. Sitting high on Mughwango Hill, guests are treated to exceptional views over the plains. Stay in one of 10 cottages or the private house and enjoy morning and afternoon game drives, a visit to the rhino enclosure, or even head out to Elsa's grave - the lioness made famous by the story 'Born Free' and by which the lodge is named. Read More

Sasaab Camp

In the heart of Samburu land

Sasaab Camp looks out over the Laikipia Plateau and the distinguishing peak of Mount Kenya. It features a Moroccan style design and the chance to interact with the local Samburu tribes. During your stay, treat yourself to a bush breakfast during a morning game drive and look out for elephants, Grevy's zebra, leopard and more! Read More

Karisia Walking Safari

Samburu culture & camels

Karisia Walking Safaris offers a unique perspective and the chance for privately guided walking in an area north of Mount Kenya that is well known for its pristine wilderness and abundance of wildlife. Get up close to species such as the African wild dog, Grevy's zebra or Jackson's hartebeest, all the while accompanied by your English-speaking Samburu guide. Read More

Sosian Game Ranch

Kenyan Ranch House

Sosian Game Ranch is a 24,000-acre private, working ranch that sits on the Laikipia Plateau - an area historically known for its wildlife and ranching traditions. It offers pure wilderness with more than 250 species of bird and an abundance of game species with four of the big five, plus rare species such as wild dog, Jackson’s hartebeest and Grevy’s zebra. Read More

Naboisho Safari Camp

Stylish safari camp that touches the Earth lightly

Naboisho Camp is situated in a 50,000 acre concession that lies to the east of the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem which plays hosts to a huge variety of wildlife including cats, elephants, giraffes, plains game and even the rarely sighted wild dogs. What's more, the camp's unique relationship with the surrounding Masai community guarantees a safari experience far beyond the ordinary. Read More

Joy’s Camp

Nomadic tribes & safari chic

Joy’s Camp is the perfect choice for discerning guests interested in a glimpse of Kenyan history, as well as those looking for an authentic wildlife experience combined with the comfort of a luxury tented camp. The camp overlooks a large natural spring where elephant and lion jostle for watering rights with herds of buffalo and the desert species of oryx, giraffe and zebra. Read More

Kitich Tented Camp

Tented camp in the Mathew's Ranges

With just 6 tents and 220,000 acres of tropical montane forest to explore, you will discover a myriad of rare and exciting wildlife during your stay at Kitich Camp. Enjoy a huge diversity of rare monkeys, buffalo, lion, melanistic (black-coated) leopard, bushbuck, forest hog, 150 species of butterfly, over 350 species of birds, wild forest orchids, and the endemic giant cycad in untouched forest. Read More

Private: z – Kicheche Mara Camp

Kicheche Mara Camp is a classic tented camp, hidden in a grove of wild olive and croton trees in a prime wildlife area of the northern Mara plains. Enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives. A different perspective is gained through escorted walks on the savannah. Guests can also visit one of the local Masai villages to see first-hand their way of life. Enjoy a variety of experiences at Kicheche Mara Camp Read More

Private: z – Angama Mara

Private: z – Fairview Hotel Nairobi

Located on Nairobi Hill, and owned and managed by three generations of one family since 1946, The Fairview Hotel stands out as a charming and successful blend of the past and the present. Set in five acres of beautiful landscaped gardens this four star hotel is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city. With a long-standing history and a variety of on-site facilities to enjoy, enjoy a stay at the Fairview Hotel. Read More

Karen Gables

Charm of the suburbs

A civilised, characterful and luxurious new boutique guest house, Karen Gables is quietly situated in one of Nairobi’s best neighbourhoods, Karen. This is a leafy and affluent suburb which sits to the South West of Nairobi towards the foot of the Ngong Hills. Karen Gables offers charming, private, spacious accommodation and tropical gardens with river frontage. The staff are friendly and accommodating and the food is excellent. . Read More

Private: z – Ilkeliani Camp

Ilkeliani is an eco-friendly permanent luxury tented camp positioned on the edge of the Talek River in the centre of the iconic Masai Mara. Guests will have the opportunity to visit their guide’s Masai homestead and this cultural immersion, together with the quality of the game drives through teeming plains, makes for a truly breathtaking safari experience. Read More

Private: z – Entumoto Safari Camp

Entumoto Private Safari Camp stands elevated in the hills of a private and secluded escarpment, commanding breathtaking views and sunsets over the Mara plains. The camp offers game drives and walking safaris into the wild, and trips to the local Maasai village for a unique cultural experience. Up close and personal, the wildlife experience is simply electrifying. Read More

Private: Elephant Watch Camp

Elephant Watch Camp is perched on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, beneath wide-spreading Kigelia and Acacia ela or trees. It is home to some of the largest elephant bulls in Samburu who can often be spotted cooling down in the river bed, resting in the shade, or picking up seed pods beside the tents. Read More

Private: z – Tangulia Mara Camp

Tangulia Mara is the camp of Jackson Looseyia, one of the renowned guides from BBC Big Cat Diaries, and it is owned and run by a complete Maasai team. It sits on private land on the western boundary of the Mara Reserve in an area of rich biodiversity which offers prime wildlife viewing, excellent big cat sightings and ready access to the Mara River for crossings during migration season. Read More

Mara Expedition Camp

Top notch Mara luxury with a conscience

Mara Expedition Camp is a small and intimate camp that seeks to leave as little an impact on its surrounding environment as possible. It is known as a place of learning - a place to understand what is means to be immersed in the wilderness and witness the circle of life in action, without the need to travel far to witness it. Read More
Giraffe Manor
Mara Plains Camp
Sirikoi
Alex Walker’s Ngare Serian
Sarara
Elephant Pepper Camp
ol Donyo Lodge
Borana
Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp
Loisaba Tented Camp and Star beds
Richard’s Camp
Rekero Camp
Lewa Safari Camp
Private: z – Lewa House
Ol Pejeta Bush Camp
Campi Ya Kanzi
Tortilis Camp
Loldia House
Ol Malo
Ol Malo House
Solio Lodge
Offbeat Mara
Sand River Mara
The Emakoko Hotel
Hemingways Nairobi
Elsa’s Kopje
Sasaab Camp
Karisia Walking Safari
Sosian Game Ranch
Naboisho Safari Camp
Joy’s Camp
Kitich Tented Camp
Private: z – Kicheche Mara Camp
Private: z – Angama Mara
Private: z – Fairview Hotel Nairobi
Karen Gables
Private: z – Ilkeliani Camp
Private: z – Entumoto Safari Camp
Private: Elephant Watch Camp
Private: z – Tangulia Mara Camp
Mara Expedition Camp

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