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  • My wife and I have booked a trip to Rwanda, Kenya and Zanzibar for September. Michelle Cooper dealt with this and gave an excellent service, setting out various options clearly with the relevant pros and cons. She dealt patiently with a whole host of fool questions from me and in the end the trip sounds quite fantastic. Subsequently my son wanted to book a very cheap safari and I contacted your company to see if they could help or advise. Even though we were below your price range Jonny gave good, clear advice about time of year and options and quite unbidden came up with a possible trip that you could arrange. Even though we are not taking this one up we have been impressed with the friendliness, helpfulness, clarity and sheer professionalism of Michelle and Jonny. Both have also responded with impressive promptness at all time. So my thanks to both of them and I wanted you to know how well we have been served.

    Peter & Daryl travelled to Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania

Kenya

Accommodation

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