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  • Hi Rob, yes we had a fantastic time, loads to tell you!! Kicheche Laikipia was as beautiful as ever although it had changed a bit since the drought in 2009! The new lake managed to swallow a large bull elephant who spent a wonderful time swimming and diving, and thoroughly enjoying himself. We had some fantastic encounters with our guide Mohammad including a pack of Wild Dogs and an Aardvaark. We spent a whole day following the dogs and were eventually rewarded when they hunted down an impala. During that day we also saw a zebra giving birth and stayed to watch until the baby was on its feet and trotting next to mum – took about 20 mins, amazing! Sarara was wonderful. What a beautiful area – I could have spent longer there. We saw two leopard kills and lost count of the number of leopard sightings. Did lots of walking at Serian Main Camp. Saw a leopard strolling past the camp on my walk on our first afternoon. Another day I went walking without Amanda and came across three lion on a kill!

    Amanda and Amanda travelled to 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