Best of Kenya - Top 10
Vast savannahs peppered with immense herds of wildlife. Snow-capped equatorial mountains. Traditional peoples who bring soul and colour to the earth. Welcome to Kenya.
1. Elsa's Kopje
This eco-friendly boutique lodge sits on Mughwango Hill overlooking the Meru plains. The elegant rustic cottages offer spectacular views over Meru National Park, and the restaurant serves excellent international dishes with an Italian influence. Activities include river fishing and visits to the park’s rhino sanctuary.
Each cottage is crafted around the rocks, with a large bedroom, open sitting room, veranda and spacious bathroom, each with breathtaking views.Guests can enjoy inimitable seclusion in the vast expanse of Elsa’s Kopje, boasting 870km² , the equivalent of 215,000 acres, of authentic African landscape. The park offers a thriving rhino sanctuary, and is famous for large elephant herds, hippo, lion, and birdlife; Meru National Park is recognised as having more diversity of animal species than any other park in East Africa
T+254 (0) 713 474 171
2. Angama Mara
Angama Mara, balancing high on the Great Rift Valley overlooking the Maasai Mara plains, is all about the utterly mesmerising view. The lodge brings next-level luxury to the usual safari experience, offering swanky glass-fronted tents, excellent cuisine and warm hospitality.
Everything is as it ought to be: two intimate camps of just fifteen tented suites each, a private airfield and access to the Mara below, tailor-made safari days and a famously warm Kenyan welcome.The lodge is perfectly complemented by Angama Safari Camp, an exclusive-use mobile tented camp sited deep in the Mara Triangle amidst the mega herds of the Great Migration.
T+254 730 630630
The tribe is possibly Nairobi’s coolest hotel. Blending contemporary design with tribal art and artefacts handpicked from across the continent, this luxury boutique accommodation offers a taste of Africa old and new. Expect understated glamour, exceptional service and an eclectic crowd.
T+254 20 7200000 4. Mara Bushtops Luxury Camp
This spectacular tented camp, set in its own 15,000 acre conservancy, has as many creature comforts as there are actual creatures, with vast wooden decked tents, 24-hour butler service, a Maasai village-inspired spa and swimming pool. Incredible views and abundant wildlife make for a remote Eden-like experience
T+254 733 490209 5. Giraffe Manor
Giraffe Manor is famous for its friendly neighbours – a herd of Rothschild giraffes that delight in sticking their long necks through the windows to be fed treats. Revel in getting up close to these magnificent animals while basking in the comforts of a gorgeous 1930s manor house.
T: +254 725 675830 6. Enaidura Camp
Set in the heart of the Maasai Mara, Enaidura is a luxury six-tent camp positioned close to several river crossing points used by the Great Migration wildebeest herds. Enaidura is co-owned by two of Kenya’s top guides, both highly skilled at finding their own wildlife sightings and avoiding the crowds.
T: +254 7204971250 7. Mahali Mzuri
Richard Branson’s safari camp breaks away from traditional tents and brings modern comforts to the Maasai Mara. Every aspect has been considered, from endless nibbles and drinks to binoculars thoughtfully placed for guests to take in the incredible views and the wildlife living within it
T: +44 20 8600 0430 8. Hemingways Nairobi
Hemingways is a colonial-style boutique hotel harking back to the days when its namesake writer explored east Africa. It's set in the leafy and secluded suburbs of Karen looking out over the Ngong Hills, with elegant grounds making for a luxurious stopover between dusty safaris
T: +254 711 032000 9. Saruni Samburu
Offering stunning views over the plains, the lodge is located on the top of a rocky outcrop in the Kalama Conservancy bordering Samburu National Reserve. The spacious open-fronted villas feature open-air showers. There are two infinity pools and a massage hut. The cuisine has an Italian influence
T: +254 735 950903 10. Ol Pejeta Bush Camp
Ol Pejeta Bush Camp embodies low-key luxury with six large canvas tents on the tranquil banks of Ewaso Nyiro River in Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Warm hospitality and great guides make this a perfect base from which to explore Ol Pejeta, be it by horse riding with rhinos or playing hide-and-seek with the anti-poaching dogs
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