Kenya > Accommodation


  • Dear Rob, We had a fantastic time. Everything went pretty much as planned and exceeded our expectations: there were so many animals and birds to see and the camps were wonderful with great hosts and knowledgeable friendly guides. Laikipia had had some rain in the weeks before our visit and everything was much greener than I’d expected and the animals all looked in very good condition. I think we were very lucky as we managed to see all of the “big 5″ in the first two days, although it was only a fleeting glimpse of a leopard. We were glad we’d decided to go to Loldia as the day at Lake Nakuru was really good. So much more to see than just the flamingos. Kicheche Mara was also an excellent choice with animals all around. I apparently slept through a Zebra being killed not far from one of the tents and one evening 6 zebra galloped through the camp as we were having drinks around the camp fire. Asha Cottage was also ideal just to relax and catch up on sleep. Many thanks again for giving us a great holiday and some wonderful memories.

    Alan and Evelyn travelled to Kenya on their first ever safari



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