Luxury Hotels & Safari Lodges in Kenya

It would be no exaggeration to say that some of the finest luxury hotels and safari lodges in Africa are in Kenya. From lodges with facilities that wouldn't look out of place in a slick city hotel to those that are more authentic and low key, we know the best of the bunch. In addition we work with the best mobile tented safari set-ups for those looking to get up close to the action on walking and riding safaris. On the coast, we have a selection of luxurious beachfront hotels, and also villas that are perfect for families or groups of friends:

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Angama Mara

Kenya > Africa > The Masai Mara

The Swahili word for ‘suspended in mid-air’ – Angama – lends itself as the moniker for one of Kenya’s newest, and most luxurious lodges. Situated on the north-west tip of the Mara Triangle, the stunning Angama Mara perches wistfully on the rim of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, offering impressive... Read more

Mara Expedition Camp

Kenya > Africa > The Masai Mara

Located on the banks of the Ntiakitiak River the Mara Expedition Camp lies quietly under a grove of ebony trees inside the breath-taking Masai Mara Game Reserve. Read more

The Ocean Spa Lodge

Kenya > Africa > The Kenyan Coast

The Ocean Spa Lodge (formerly Saruni Ocean) occupies an undiscovered location making it the perfect stop off pre or post safari. Read more

Saruni Samburu

Kenya > Africa > Samburu, Meru & the North

Saruni Samburu is a deluxe lodge, set amongst the Kalama Community Conservancy, and happens to be the only lodge in the 200,000 acres of unspoiled wilderness. Read more


Kenya > Africa > Laikipia

Enasoit is a private hire lodge situated on the Laikipia Plateau at the foot of Mount Kenya and is a haven for superb game viewings. Read more

Cottar's 1920's Camp

Kenya > Africa > The Masai Mara

Cottar’s 1920’s Camp is the oldest established family run safari camp in Africa spanning over five generations. Situated amidst 6,000 acres of private reserve and located less than a mile from the Masai Mara, the camp offers bespoke safari experiences. Read more

Ol Donyo Lodge

Kenya > Africa > Southern Kenya

Ol Donyo Lodge is located in 275,000 acres of private wilderness sitting beneath the slopes of the Chyulu National Park in the Amboseli region of southern Kenya. Read more

Ride Kenya Mobile Camp

Kenya > Africa > Southern Kenya

The whole Chyulu Hills area is a vital corridor for animals, including some of the best lion habitats left in Africa. Read more

Manda Bay

Kenya > Africa > The Kenyan Coast

Manda Bay is located on a long stretch of sandy, protected beach on the north-western tip of Manda Island, in the Lamu archipelago. Read more

Alfajiri Villas

Kenya > Africa > The Kenyan Coast

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

Almanara Villas

Kenya > Africa > The Kenyan Coast

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

Hemingways Watamu

Kenya > Africa > The Kenyan Coast

For over 20 years Hemingways has been one of the best known hotels on the Kenyan Coast, and after change of management and subtle refurbishment, we are delighted to say it’s back on form and pretty good value, too. Read more

Kinondo Kwetu

Kenya > Africa > The Kenyan Coast

Home to Ida and Filip Andersson, a Swedish family related to the famed Baron Blixen, staying at Kinondo Kwetu is possibly the most personal experience on the Kenyan coast. Read more

Kizingoni Beach Houses

Kenya > Africa > The Kenyan Coast

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. Read more

Peponi Hotel

Kenya > Africa > The Kenyan Coast

Peponi is a small hotel situated in the village of Shela on the island of Lamu, part of the archipelago of the same name just off the coast of Kenya. Read more

Waterlovers Beach Resort

Kenya > Africa > The Kenyan Coast

WaterLover’s is rustic luxury at its best. Found on the white sands of Diani Beach this intimate hotel is excellent value and has something for everyone. Read more

Offbeat Mara Camp

Kenya > Africa > The Masai Mara

A seasonal camp located on the Olare Orok river on Koyiaki Group Ranch. This small and exclusive tented camp offers a truly private, traditional safari experience with access to the famous Masai Mara Game Reserve. Read more

Elephant Pepper Camp

Kenya > Africa > The Masai Mara

Situated right on the Northern Edge of the Masai Mara reserve, this eight-tented bush camp is situated in one of the prime wildlife areas. Read more

Kicheche Mara Camp

Kenya > Africa > The Masai Mara

The Kicheche Mara Camp is a bush camp located on the Aitong Plains in the northern region of Kenya’s famous Masai Mara Reserve. Read more

Naboisho Asilia

Kenya > Africa > The Masai Mara

Naboisho Asilia is one of Kenya’s newest additions and allows you to explore a whole new part of the Mara. Its involvement with the local Maasai community also gets our thumbs up. Read more

Ol Seki Mara Camp

Kenya > Africa > The Masai Mara

Set on a rocky promontory overlooking the Il Supukiai River, Ol Seki sits amongst cordia and acacia trees, attracting an abundance of wildlife and birds, many of which can be seen from the tents. Read more

Rekero Camp Masai Mara

Kenya > Africa > The Masai Mara

Rekero is a small tented camp located inside the Masai Mara Game Reserve, offering old-time hospitality and an insight into the Masai Mara's wildlife, cultures, flora and fauna. Read more

Richard's Camp

Kenya > Africa > The Masai Mara

Richard’s Camp is a small and exclusive tented camp situated in a conservation area to the north-west of the Masai Mara Reserve. Read more

Serian Camp

Kenya > Africa > The Masai Mara

Serian is a wonderfully homely luxury tented camp in Kenya, in a very tranquil setting up high on a river bank overlooking the Mara River in the Mara North Conservancy, with far reaching views of the Oloololo escarpment that marks the western boundary of the Masai Mara ecosystem. Read more

Ngare Serian

Kenya > Africa > The Masai Mara

The sister of neighbouring Serian Camp, Ngare Serian is owned and run by Alex Walker, a professional film maker, fourth generation Kenyan, and guide extraordinaire. Read more

Sala’s Camp

Kenya > Africa > The Masai Mara

Located in the heart of Kenya’s Masai Mara, an area dubbed as one of the best places to see the Migration – where over a million wildebeest pour into the Masai Mara’s lush grasslands between July and September – and Sala’s Camp is at the heart of the action. Read more

Saruni Mara

Kenya > Africa > The Masai Mara

Saruni Mara is a small luxury lodge in a secluded valley in the Mara North Conservancy, a private concession that borders the legendary Masai Mara National Reserve. Read more


Kenya > Africa > Laikipia

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

Borana Lodge

Kenya > Africa > Laikipia

Borana Lodge is set on the 35,000-acre Borana Ranch on the edge of the Laikipia Plateau in the central highlands of Kenya. Read more

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