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  • Hi Michele, very many thanks. It was a superb holiday! Both places were really fabulous and yes we saw not only cheetah but also wild dogs including a litter of 13 pups – which are apparently v rare in Kenya if not also elsewhere. The Mara House stay really blew me away however and I would certainly consider going back! Let alone the beautiful house and setting, the staff there were superb – more than going the extra mile for us every day. Our guide was Dixon and Dennis looked after us mainly on the food/house side. They worked very hard but were also very pleasant and easygoing company and we had plenty of conversations to find out what life was like for the local people – how they lived, their culture, values and what they ate etc. Truly enlightening and thought-provoking about what really matters vis a vis the over-materialistic pampered world of the West! So a high really high recommendation there from me! Very many thanks for all you have done – and your fabulous choice of places for us. I have the safari – if not the Kenya – bug now, so it may be that you hear from me again. Thank you again!

    Caroline and Carolyn travelled to the Laikipia and Masai Mara regions in Kenya



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