Appealing both to safari purists and those seeking a little luxury, Naboisho Camp is the most upmarket of the handful of new, small camps in the relatively little-visited Mara Naboisho Conservancy. Surrounded by untouched savanna and dense thicket, it is located in a game-rich ... Read more about Naboisho Camp
|20%|74% (37 reviews)
Opened in 2009, the Ole-Sereni is the closest Nairobi has to an airport hotel, though its brand-new neighbour, the Eka Hotel, seems likely to challenge it. The building, which formerly housed the US Embassy, borders the fence that runs along the north side of Nairobi National ... Read more about Ole-Sereni
Aero Club of East Africa
|20%|78% (10 reviews)
The dozen rooms at the old Aero Club of East Africa, at Nairobi’s domestic Wilson Airport are available for non-members and make a very convenient base if you’re flying out of Wilson the next morning – or if you've just arrived at Wilson and won't be leaving Nairobi until the next day... Read more about Aero Club of East Africa
Little Governors Camp
|20%|96% (5 reviews)
On the lip of an old oxbow of the Mara River, now a broad marsh frequented by elephants, Little Governors’ Camp is one of only two places to stay in the Mara Triangle sector of the Maasai Mara National Reserve.
Getting to Little Governors’, there’s some extra excitement ... Read more about Little Governors
|20%|96% (14 reviews)
Located in Bisanadi National Reserve, right next to the main Meru National Park, Offbeat Meru is a traditional tented camp, looking across a small river. The camp has all the basic comforts, but very little in the way of permanent structures, so is likely to appeal to safari ... Read more about Offbeat Meru
|20%|98% (29 reviews)
A new, upmarket, owner-managed lodge, opened at the beginning of 2012, The Emakoko straddles the southern boundary of Nairobi National Park, marked by the gorge of the Mbagathi River in an area where three rivers converge. The lodge has the national park’s much underrated ... Read more about The Emakoko
|10%|93% (3 reviews)
Saruni Samburu is a luxury lodge that sits atop a vast red rock in the private Kalama Conservancy, north of the Samburu National Reserve. It's the sister lodge of co-owned Saruni Mara. In easy reach for game drives and with spectacular views overlooking this famous wildlife ... Read more about Saruni Samburu
The Funzi Keys
The Funzi Keys is a small family run beach lodge located on a small sand spit of Funzi Island, just off the coast of southern Kenya. Surrounded by mangroves and accessed only by boat, it is a remote retreat in a pristine environment.
When the owner Alessandro first visited ... Read more about The Funzi Keys
|10%|84% (9 reviews)
This business-class hotel on the Mombasa highway is one of the closest in the capital to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport – 12km away. Opened in 2012, it has a modern, functional style and includes two rooms with some simple accessibility adaptations.
Arriving ... Read more about Eka Hotel
|10%|86% (35 reviews)
Macushla House is a converted home situated in the leafy, quiet Langata area of southwest Nairobi. This residential suburb is about 18km from downtown Nairobi and 30km from the international airport.
Because Macushla House is owner-managed, it has a very personal and intimate feel to it... Read more about Macushla House
|10%|92% (5 reviews)
Encounter Mara is a luxury tented camp, opened in 2011, tucked in a shady forest of orange-leaf croton and Euclea trees on the edge of a vast open plain in the recently created Mara Naboisho Conservancy. There are no permanent structures at the camp and thus never anything ... Read more about Encounter Mara
|10%|100% (3 reviews)
Lewa Wilderness (sometimes known as Lewa Wilderness Trails or Wilderness Trails Lodge) is set on a hillside looking out over the Western Marania Valley and spring below. Started as a tented camp by the Craig family 30 years ago, it is now a comfortable, eight-room lodge ... Read more about Lewa Wilderness
Mara Plains Camp
|10%|100% (4 reviews)
Nestled in the trees on the edge of the Ntiakatek stream in the 120km² (30,000 acre) private Olare-Motorogi Conservancy (previously known as Olare Orok), Mara Plains is a small, luxury tented camp which prides itself on offering a personal and high level service. Along ... Read more about Mara Plains
|10%|100% (4 reviews)
One of the oldest camps in the Mara, located on a thickly forested meander of the Mara River, Governors Camp is also one of the biggest. This is really the main location of a giant camp split into three neighbouring sites, consisting of this the main Governors camp, Little ... Read more about Governors Camp
|10%|100% (1 reviews)
Sirikoi is a luxury safari camp and lodge, located by a game-rich watering hole in a private area of the 250km² Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, in south-eastern Laikipia. With only a small number of tents it aims to offer a high-quality, personal experience.
Sirikoi was conceived ... Read more about Sirikoi
|10%|87% (15 reviews)
Opened at the start of 2012, Jafferji House is a new luxury boutique hotel located in the heart of Stone Town. It was formally the childhood home of locally-renowned photographer and tour operator, Javed Jafferji. He decided to open up his house by creating a high-end boutique ... Read more about Jafferji House
Zanzibar Palace Hotel
|10%|90% (40 reviews)
Opened in July 2006, the Zanzibar Palace has quickly gained a reputation as one of the best boutique hotels in Stone Town. Zanzibar Palace Hotel is independently owned and the Dutch management team pride themselves on great service and personal attention to guests. The ... Read more about Zanzibar Palace Hotel
|10%|93% (65 reviews)
Run by the ever-helpful couple, Ralph and Elies, Unguja Lodge is a small, relaxed and friendly lodge in a lovely spot overlooking the picturesque Menai Bay Conservation area.
The design of Unguja is modern and quite unique - lots of large white curving walls and high thatched ... Read more about Unguja Lodge
|10%|94% (17 reviews)
Kilindi first opened its doors in March 2009 and it’s created quite a buzz ever since as one of the best hotels on Zanzibar. It has filled a gap in the luxury end of the market, and when we last visited in November 2013, it was clear that it had settled very well into this niche... Read more about Kilindi
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