As Kenya’s hospitality opens back up with unbelievable offers to entice travellers, here are some properties to consider for your next trip.
PORINI AMBOSELI CAMP
The private Selenkay Conservancy– an important wildlife dispersal area for wildlife moving out of Amboseli National Park- ensures the best possible game viewing in proper off-road safari vehicles, off the beaten track. With just 10 spacious guest tents, resident prices till end of September is Ksh 14,500 pp sharing. Exclusive use of camp on full board is Kshs 290,000 for upto 20 pax, and the entire camp can be booked on an exclusive basis.Road transfers and flights can be booked for you.
OL PEJETA BUSH CAMP
Set on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro river, a vital waterway of The Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the camp offers magnificent views of Mount Kenya where wild animals often wander from one campsite to the other and also to your doorstep. The conservancy boasts a wealth of wildlife, housing over 200 migrant and resident bird species and is also home to the last two remaining Northern White Rhinos in the world. Plan a serene visit to Ol Pejeta Bush Camp and get to live amongst the wild animals.
EMBOO RIVER CAMP
Emboo River is going back to nature, allowing you to enjoy a holiday that’s eco friendly, sustainable and community-focused. By applying tech and innovation, it has created a Closed Loop System whereby its operations rely on local, renewable and natural resources. A highlight is usually their first and only electric safari vehicles in the Maasai Mara! The vehicles are silent, have no exhaust fumes and allow you to feel one with nature during full day game drives. For rates, visit:
EAGLE VIEW SAFARI CAMP
This Camp is located on an escarpment with sweeping views over the Koiyaki Plains, a natural salt lick and watering hole. With this modern eco-camp, you are invited to gaze towards the future of sustainable tourism. Their vision is to blend the best of ecological architecture with state-of-the-art minimalist design to compliment the overwhelming natural surroundings. A highly acclaimed conservancy model for wildlife and nature conservation management, green season rates start at Ksh 36,500pp.
ALEX WALKER’S SERIAN
This collection’s focus is on offering you access to the magic of the bush in a rich variety of ways. Each client has exclusive use of their safari vehicle at no extra cost, and on top of that, walking adventures, flycamping, night game drives, photography, ballooning… the list goes on. Their objective is to show you there’s more to safari than driving around ticking big animals off a list… It’s about being open to falling under the spell of this enchanting landscape. Inquiries on
FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON NAIROBI HURLINGHAM
Book any of their 96 guest rooms and suites with some rooms featuring balconies. Admire picturesque city views through double-pane and soundproof windows;. Work at a large desk with a comfortable chair. Enjoy a drink from the gourmet coffeemaker or minibar as you relax in front of a 49-inch LCD flat screen TV with cable channels. Get a good night’s sleep in our Four Points signature bed. Work out in the fitness center with Technogym equipment. Swim in the heated rooftop pool boasting breathtaking city views. Choose from a variety of international cuisines at Pablo’s. Newly renovated Mezze Restaurant and Level 8 Bar & Lounge overlook the sensational Nairobi skyline. Totalling 255 sqm, four function rooms (including a 122 sqm venue) are equipped with wireless High-Speed Internet Access and state-ofthe-art audiovisual technology; a business center provides support services. Enjoy a staycation for Ksh 10,000 for two people, on bed and breakfast.
It launched into Kenyan history in 1902 by becoming the first luxury hotel in Nairobi and the gracious host to prominent world leaders and celebrities. Sarova Stanley retains much of its historical charm while offering all the luxuries and amenities of a five-star hotel. Towering high up on the 8th floor is the charismatic and chic 1902 Club Lounge. With it comes a promise of personalized business solutions; exclusive boardroom access, specialized concierge services and whole day refreshments. Inquiries via:
Nairobi National Park
This 10-room classy property has hosted all manner of celebs, including Madonna. It is the home of Emma and Anthony Childs who have created a luxurious bush idyll, a true escape whether en route to safari, or just looking for an escape from the city for a night or two. The bedrooms, all of which overlook the park, are huge and designed with a modern, contemporary feel. Each has a fireplace for chilly nights and guests can feast on the views from their own wooden decks.
With 215-rooms, this elegant and urban business hotel is inspired by the cultural and creative renaissance in Nairobi, reflecting the city’s industrious and innovative nature in its design. Each sound proof room offers a workstation, blackout curtains and various amenities. There is a clubhouse with striking views of the area on the topmost floor. Harvest, the hotel’s open grill brasserie, has excellent cuts of meat and focuses on farm fresh ingredients, for the perfect dining out experience. Rates from Ksh 10,000.
KOBE SUITE RESORT
The exclusive collection of suites here are designed with both an Italian elegance and authentic Swahili flair. Garden View suites are tucked in the luscious gardens and overlook the main swimming pool, while the highly-sought after sea topclass suites are sea facing. There are two swimming pools, a restaurant which faces the sea and a wellness spa to help you relax. It’s a great base from which to explore the marine pack and enjoy an array of family-friendly activities around town. Rates on:
SILVERPALM SPA & RESORT
With 38 rooms, this contemporary style resort sets the benchmark for chic accommodation. A grand pool winds its way around the midsection of the resort which majestically sits on a cliff overlooking the sea. With most of the rooms, one can step right from the balcony and into the pool. There are two restaurants on the grounds. Rates start at Ksh 25,000 a night. Till the end of October, pay for 3 nights and stay for four, at Ksh 32,700pp sharing on half board.
MSAMBWENI BEACH HOUSE
The property has a main house that sleeps 10 with a 14m infinity pool as well as three completely private villas, each with its own private pool and panoramic sea views. It lies along a private beach and the villa’s pools range from 10 to 30m, from where many Instagram pictures have been snapped. Choose from a jacuzzi overlooking the sea or a private sundowner overlooking a 500 year old baobab tree. Inquiries on:
The resort offers family sized apartments with lots of privacy and the kids can paddle and potter on the sand or take a dip in a choice of pools. Apartments can be booked either on a self-catering or meal plan basis as the resort also includes its own beachside restaurant and bar. Low season prices typically start from Ksh 26,900 for a two-bedroom apartment and Ksh 20,900 for a penthouse. Inquiries on current rates via:
Photos barely do this Swahili-style house justice. Its corner positioning means that guests can enjoy 270 degree views out towards Manda, and down towards Lamu town from its expansive terrace. A nicer spot for a sundowner is hard to imagine. It comfortably sleeps 10-13 and has plenty of lounging areas by the pool, garden, dining area and more. The cost for the whole house is usually around Ksh 50,000, but there is currently a 20% offer including a complimentary activity.
This exclusive residential golf development has a top-ranked PGA championship golf course. It offers luxury accommodation in villas ranging from two to four bedrooms you may enjoy the public swimming pool or opt for a villa with a private plunge pool on its rooftop terrace. There is a pristine private beach bar which offers some of the best seafood you can ever have at the coast. Inquire for reopening rates via:
It has five cottages including the impressive Round House with a bedroom on its upper floor and an outdoor bathtub. Each morning, step out onto the wooden floorboards on the front porch of your cottage to take in the sheer beauty of the Lolldaigas. Food is organically grown in their garden. A favourite spot is the grass thatched Party House where bohemian maximalism is at play. Horse riding is available. They currently have special rates…contact via:
There are eight, well-spaced luxurious cottages, each with its own veranda and views of the Rift Valley escarpment and the Sanctuary. The bedrooms have magnificent four poster king size olive wood beds, roaring log fires, en-suite bathrooms and unique décor. On site is a large swimming pool overlooking the waterhole, and four course candle-lit dinners under the stars are highly recommended. Contact for special resident rates.
100 YEAR OLD HOUSE
This house was originally built in 1912 in Hurlingham, Nairobi, and was going to be demolished to make way for a skyscraper. In December 2018, the new owners decided to rescue it and moved it to Nanyuki, preserving a little of Kenya’s history. You will love it for its decor, views of Mt Kenya, and accessibility. Rates are Ksh 15,000 for two people, and any extra person thereafter is Ksh 2,500. Maximum capacity is eight people.