The modern safari industry started in Kenya just after the turn of the twentieth century. Many of the classic images associated with safaris were taken in Kenya and many of the families involved at the beginning are still around today, owning and managing some of the best accommodation establishments in the country.
The choice of lodge and camp is as varied as the country itself. Where you stay depends on your budget and your personal choice of environment because you can be sure to find something to suit your taste.
In the Masai Mara, savour Cottars 1920 Camp, the ultimate in classic colonial tented camps. Contrast this with the contemporary design of Rekero Camp or the more traditional Governors camp, so named as it stands on the original emplacement where the colonial governors of Kenya once visited.
In the Aberdare National Park, sleep in the room once visited by a young Queen Elizabeth on safari in Treetops Lodge after having sipped a gin and tonic on the lawns of the colonial and slightly eccentric Outspan Hotel in Nyeri.
In Amboseli, with the stirring backdrop of snow capped Mount Kilimanjaro, stay in the thatched cottages of Ol Tukai Lodge or the more intimate and personal Tortilis Camp.
Back in the urban metropolis of Nairobi, be part of Kenyan history and enjoy your cocktail on the terrace of the Norfolk Hotel or savour the rather spectacular sensation of a Rothschild giraffe nuzzling you whilst dining on the lawns of Giraffe Manor in the suburb of Karen, carved out of the farm once owned by Karen Blixen.
The choices are many and varied. Our dedicated consultants will guide you to the destination right for you as part of a bespoke itinerary. Welcome to Kenya. Karibu!
Masai Mara Lodges
The Masai Mara is Kenya's most famous and most visited game reserve. Open savannahs, rolling grasslands and undulating hills set the scene for the splendour of the Mara. July to September sees the annual migration of wildebeest, zebra and and various gazelles species from the plains of the Serengeti.
Amboseli with its large elephant population roaming across vast grassy plains with the awesome backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance. With the waters of Kilimanjaro feeding Amboseli, this national park has always been a favourite spot for wildlife viewing as well as bird watching with more than 400 bird species to be found.
Kenya Beach Lodges
At the northern and southern ends of the Kenyan coastline, idyllic, exclusive 'Robinson Crusoe' style hideaways can be discovered. Exploring this world of coral reefs teeming with life and colour is a safari in itself. The perfect pre or post destination for lazing around, sun tanning and water sports.
Samburu & Meru Lodges
The Samburu and Meru Reserves are characterized by wide, open savannah plains broken by the occasional small, rugged koppie or hill. The reserves’ permanent water supply attract large numbers of wildlife (including lion and elephant) and excellent bird-watching opportunities.
At just over 21000 sq kilometers, Tsavo National Park is Kenya's largest national park. Situated halfway between Mombasa and Nairobi, Tsavo boasts not only volcanic hills and four traversing rivers but more than 60 different types of mammals (including the big five). The Park is divided into East and West.
Mount Kenya Lodges
Accommodation and lodges situated in or near the Mount Kenya National Park including the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and the Aberdare National Park. Within the region, there are hiking trails to the top of Mount kenya as well as the spectacular wildlife on offer in the surrounding reserves and parks.
Kenya's capital city is the start and end point for most safaris. From the wildlife to the nightlife, Nairobi is a vibrant and growing metropolis. Nairobi is still the safari capital of Africa with Jomo Kenyatta International airport, located 15kms out of the centre of city. Ideal for buying local Kenyan art, clothing and curios of all types.