Few holidays are as fun and memorable as hiring out a private property and packing it full of friends and family, which is why the team at Original Travel have painstakingly picked out the best safari lodges and houses in Kenya to make sure your holiday is an unforgettable experience.

Private Safari Lodges

But don't worry, it doesn't mean you have to worry about the added hassle of being self-catering; all of our suggested properties come complete with chefs, staff and private guides, meaning you can forget rigid mealtimes and worrying about waking the neighbours and simply relax, doing what you want, when you want. And the best part? No one will have snuck their beach towel onto the best sun lounger before breakfast, and if they have, you shouldn't have invited them.

Our choice of private hire options in Kenya range from luxurious private safari lodges and chic villas on the Indian Ocean, to cosy family owned game ranches and private tented camps. Combining a week in a safari lodge with a week on the coast is a fantastic way of experiencing all there is to offer in Kenya.

So whether you're taking friends away to mark a special occasion, or arranging an extended family reunion, just let us know your requirements and we'll be more than happy to put together some ideas in Kenya to fit the bill. Whether you are two people or twenty two people, we have the property to suit you.


Original Thinking

Having a farm in Africa need no longer be a dream … you can now rent a Kenya safari lodge and fulfil all those 'Out of Africa' fantasies.

Eleanor, Original Traveller

Where to go

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Where to stay

Samatian Island Lodge

Samatian Island Lodge

Samatian is a fully hosted lodge on a private island in Lake Baringo, part of the Great Rift Valley, and perfect for anyone looking for intimacy and privacy.

Loisaba Cottage

Loisaba Cottage

The main Loisaba lodge on the 60,000-acre Loisaba ranch is pretty special, but the wonderfully private cottage is perfect for families or a small group of friends looking for that extra bit of exclusivity.

Kizingoni Beach Houses

Kizingoni Beach Houses

Situated on the southern most tip of Lamu Island at the end of the famous Shela beach, Kizingoni is made up of 6 individual luxury beachfront villas.

Ol Lentille

Ol Lentille

A collection of four luxury private houses set on a 40,000-acre private conservation area (that's three times the size of Manhattan), 50 miles north of Mt Kenya.

Almanara Villas

Almanara Villas

Set amidst the tropical gardens and leaning palms of Diani’s Galu Beach lies a collection of six private villas.



Sirikoi is a beautiful lodge built on private land, surrounded by the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, on the northern slopes of Mount Kenya.

Il Pinguan

Il Pinguan

Recently featured in Tatler, The Field and Vanity Fair, Kamogi is a low key and laidback private ranch which is the perfect place for families & friends. Ideal for summer, half terms, Christmas & Easter holidays.

Alfajiri Villas

Alfajiri Villas

The three luxurious Alfajiri Villas are located on the coast of the Kenyan mainland, about an hour’s drive from Mombasa.

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