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  • Hi Mary, we have had a fantastic time in Kenya, we both think this was the best holiday we have had. All the tented camps were super, could not fault the hosts, staff and guides, the weather was great apart from 2 storms in the Masai Mara, the balloon trip was excellent and of course the main highlight was the game viewing. In Rekero we saw the big 5 all in one day, including the big male leopard called “Golden Balls” which had not been seen since November last year. Even the guides (2 lovely masai men) were bubbling over with excitement. In Kicheche Bush we watched lions with a zebra kill (already dead luckily) for 1 and ½ hours while they fought off hyena’s, jackals, eagles and vultures, it really was fascinating. Thanks again for organising our trip, we are already thinking about going back next year!

    Linda and Graham travelled around Kenya

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