Malindi Dream Garden, Malindi

There are 44 deluxe suites and four stylish superior suites spread across two floors and semi-circling a lush green garden dotted with palm trees, and in whose center sits a large swimming pool. Owned by the Planhotel Hospitality Group which has stunning properties around Africa and the Maldives, there is an ‘animation team’ to keep the entire family entertained or to look after the little ones as the adults go for a massage at Mvua African Rain Spa followed by a soothing dip in the thalassotherapy center.

Kobe Suite Resort, Watamu

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 of the property, while the highly-sought after sea top-class suites are sea facing. There are two swimming pools and a popular bar and restaurant which also face 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. 

Olare Mara Kempinski, Maasai Mara

Surrounded by rolling savannah across which wanders a glorious pageant of wildlife, this exclusive tented camp blends the welcome, simplicity and vibrancy of Masaai culture with the opulence of a five-star experience. It has twelve tents, a central lounge and dining area, a tented bar set deep within a forested glade and a shaded swimming pool. Meanwhile, action includes campfire cocktails, sundowners on the plains, game drives, guided walks, balloon safaris, horse-riding and a colourful range of cultural interaction.

Loldia House, Naivasha

With stunning views of the dormant Mt Longonot volcano and the sprawling Great Rift Valley, Loldia House offers a choice of accommodation either in the old family house or in cottages in the grounds. The main house boasts four ensuite rooms, while the three cottages vary in their room offering and location; from a garden or lakeshore setting to high on a hillside. Guests can enjoy a variety of activities such as game drives, boating safaris and a visit to the Joy Adamson Museum.

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