You’ve decided to head to Kenya – great! Now, where to stay? I’m sharing the best safari lodges in Kenya and what to expect.
Maybe you know this, or maybe you don’t, but Kenya holds a very special place in my heart. Ever since Dane took me on our very first trip (he grew up in Africa!), I’ve been hooked. There is something that is so special about the people, food, animals, and culture. It’s safe to say Kenya is one of my very favorite places in the world. If you’re considering a Kenya safari, here are the best safari lodges in Kenya, sourced from both our travels and that of our dear friends.
Best Safari Lodges In Kenya
Luxe-minded travelers should look no further than a camp designed by Sir Richard Branson himself. Perched atop a cliff for unobstructed views of animal migration, Mahali Mzuri is located in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy, a private reserve within Kenya’s famed Maasai Mara ecosystem.
Built to capitalize on the landscape of Tsavo West National Park in Eastern Africa, Finch Hattons brings Karen Blixen’s “Out of Africa” to life with 17 sustainably-built suites.
ol Donyo Lodge
Perched on the slopes of the Chyulu Hills, this lodge blends contemporary and traditional design and offers unobstructed views of Kilimanjaro. Set between Amboseli and Tsavo, guests staying at Ol Donyo can explore by horseback or four-wheel drive, on foot or in a hide (hidden bunker) mere feet from elephants.
Tucked into the Samburu wilderness, Sasaab’s luxury tented camp is part of The Safari Collection (known for Giraffe Manor in Nairobi). Camp guests can partake in game drives, walking safaris, or even take in the wildlife atop a camel. Don’t leave without enjoying the Suguta Valley from above in Sasaab’s famed helicopter experience.
Set in the Maasai Mara, Bataleur combines classic safari with modern travel to create a luxury experience for travelers. See the “Big 5”, take a hot air balloon over the Mara, or simply take in the sights and sounds of the Kichwa Tembo Conservancy from a private luxury tent.
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