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Kenya

  • Dear Mary, thank you so much for organising our trip. Our stay at Kicheche Mara camp was definitely the highlight, the accommodation, food, staff and guides were wonderful. What a brilliant time of year, it really isn’t low season as so many people had told us. An abundance of babies from Lions, Hyenas, Elephant, Gazelle, Zebra and Warthogs – who knew they could be so cute! I do think we may have been very lucky first timers, as not only did a leopard pop down from her tree and wander off for a drink for us but a couple of Cheetah brothers reappeared in the conservancy for us to see (our only bit of bad luck to just miss them bring down a wildebeest calf). We called by the leopard again and she was eating her, rather stinky by now, kill in the tree. We stopped to take a couple of pics and within moments the ‘Acacia’ lion pride appeared and surrounded the tree – again we were the only ones there! Then, on our last day we came back with Wild Dog photos! Now that was an exciting bit of off-roading by our brilliant guide Duncan when he spotted them! So again Thank you!

    Sarah and Jean from Lancashire travelled to Kenya’s Lake Turkana and Masai Mara

Kenya

Accommodation

Accommodation options in Kenya

Kenya offers a very wide range of accommodation options. For the adventurous, there are well-organised but simple ‘fly-camping’ options, usually associated with walking or horse-riding safaris. At the luxury end of the market, there are various properties that offer very high levels of comfort, but the ‘wow’ factor in these places tends to come more from style, location and exclusivity, rather than the ‘technical’ luxury and sophistication on offer. Traditional luxury mobile safaris offer exclusivity and a taste of what exploratory safaris used to be like, but travelling in this manner tends now to be an expensive way to see the country, unless you have a reasonable size party.

Kenya is perhaps better known for offering superb hospitality, particularly in the many ‘bush homesteads’ and ‘seasonal tented camps’ scattered around the country, some of which are very intimate and can be booked on an exclusive basis for families or private groups. Exclusive brick/solid build safari lodges are found in limited areas, whilst a wide range of permanent tented lodges are available throughout the country, most notably in the Masai Mara, where can vary greatly in terms of size, style and comfort. Although we tend not to recommend the larger, more commercial properties, Kenya does offer a variety of mainstream safari hotels.

On the coast, the hotel options are equally varied, with a few very exclusive ‘beach retreats’ in remote, unspoilt settings, and a large number of more mainstream beach hotels in the more traditional beach centres. Private beach houses are widely available along the coast and on Lamu.

Please find below a variety of individual properties and safari options available in Kenya, listed by accommodation style and where appropriate, by region. Simply click on the name to visit the property website. To learn more about the individual accommodation styles, please visit our ‘Accommodation on Safari’ section off our home page. Please contact us for up to date information and opinions on all properties, or for suggestions for your trip.



Tented Safari Camps - Meru, Laikipia, Amboseli





Safari Lodges - Masai Mara, Meru, Laikipia


Safari Lodges - Chyulu Hills, Rift Valley


Bush Homesteads - Laikipia



Private Safari Houses - Laikipia


Private Safari Houses - Masai Mara