Kenya > Accommodation


  • Dear Michele, Happy New Year! Well, we are back having had a marvellous week in Kenya. Thank you so much for organising it so beautifully. I will give you a running description of how it all went! We loved Lewa so much. Beautifully run – Karmushu was a brilliant manager as was Zoe. Food, amusingly British, but very good. Treacle pudding! Nothing too much trouble. Game viewing was excellent. Cheetah kill on the first drive! Elephants, zebra, giraffes, two dozy lions, etc…On Christmas Day we went on a horseback ride and then were surprised (totally) by a special breakfast laid out for us and then a ride back to camp on camels. Guides were excellent. Louisa cried when she left she had loved it so much. Off to Kicheche – all flights good. Darren and Emma run an excellent camp. Louisa was, however, terrified about being in an unfenced tented camp with a large pride of lions nearby. So, unfortunately, I am not sure she enjoyed it so much as she sat up all night worrying! But she survived. But the boys absolutely loved being there, particularly David. We saw lions, cheetah, leopard kill, serval and caracal and all the usual. Lots of babies which I liked. Very good food. Beautifully looked after. Our guide was fine although not particularly chatty. Hope this helps as an overview. We loved our holiday! Thank you so much.

    Katie and family from Chelmsford travelled to Kenya over Christmas



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