Unique Safari Lodges & Camps in Kenya
Kenya safari tours offers a diversity of safari landscapes, from the Great Rift Valley to Savannah, lakes, forests and mountain highlands. You’ll find wildlife such as lion, elephant and rhino, as well as the great wildebeest migration. Add on a beach break along the Indian Ocean coastline after your wildlife Kenya safari for diving or a dhow (sailing boat) trip. Given its status as a classic safari destination, it’s no surprise to find a wealth of safari lodges and camps.
Campi ya Kanzi next to Amboseli National Park. Relax in your tented, thatch-roofed suite and drink in the views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Ernest Hemingway’s ‘green hills of Africa’. The small Eco-lodge marries comfort and an authentic safari experience in a way that protects wildlife and benefits the local Maasai community.
Go game driving or bush walking with a Maasai tracker and guide. Although the landscapes alone are worth the visit, expect to see lots of elephant in Amboseli. You’ll likely also see lion, cheetah, buffalo, hyena, zebra and giraffe.
Elephant Bedroom Camp, shaded by trees on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River. The tents combine rustic African touches with luxury. There’s even a plunge pool on your deck.
Watch impala and elephant visit the unfenced camp and admire the stars during a private dinner on your deck. See lion, leopard, elephant or ‘specials’ like Beisa oryx, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe and long-necked gerenuk on a game drive. Walk with a Samburu guide to learn about nature and Samburu culture.
Elsa’s Kopje on Mughwango Hill in Meru National Park gives expansive views over volcanic plains. Its name is a nod to the famous lion of Born Free, the 1966 movie based on a true story. The lodge is above the Adamsons’ original camp where they raised and released orphaned lions. The hallmarks of Elsa’s Kopje are its seclusion, luxury and views.
Come here for enormous elephant herds. You’ll also see buffalo, lion and giraffe, and rhino in the rhino sanctuary. Enjoy cool forests, rivers with rafts of hippo, and semi-desert plains with baobab trees. Get close to nature on a guided walk, enjoy a bush breakfast, massage or cultural visit to the Tharaka community.
Kiboko Luxury Camp
Romantic Lake Naivasha lies in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley. The tents in the intimate Kiboko Luxury Camp on its shores look out over the water, making it one of the prettiest Kenya safari camps.
Visit Hell’s Gate National Park and see pelican and flamingo at Lake Elementeita or Lake Nakuru nearby. Go hiking on the extinct volcanic crater of Mt. Longonot for expansive views. See leopard, lion, zebra and giraffe in Mt. Longonot National Park. Or just relax at camp with a great view and treat yourself to a massage.
Stay at the intimate Lewa Safari Camp for access to 26ha/64ac of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy near snow-capped Mt. Kenya. You’ll love your large tented suite and the views from the veranda. Go on a game drive to see lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, cheetah and Grevy’s zebra. Stars of the show are the black and white rhino that form one of the main conservation priorities here.
Enjoy a walk with your guide and perhaps take a picnic to the Ngare Ndare Forest to walk among the tree canopy. Ride a horse to meet wildlife on its own terms. Visit a Samburu homestead to discover their culture.
Loisaba Tented Camp shows off with an outlook over tree-speckled plains towards Mt. Kenya. Enjoy views from floor-to-ceiling windows in your luxury tent. After an early morning game drive to see elephant, lion, leopard and wild dog, relax at the infinity pool with its wraparound views.
Go horse riding past herds of zebra and elephant. Get active on a bush walk with a Samburu guide. Spike your adrenaline with a mountain-bike ride down the escarpment. Visit a Samburu village to see how the people live and watch them dance.
Ol Pejeta Bush Camp lies in the foothills of the Aberdares, with views of Mt. Kenya. Wildlife regularly visits a salt lick on the other side of the Ewaso Nyiro River, providing excellent wildlife viewing from camp.
Head out on a game drive in the conservancy to see the Big Five, cheetah, African wild dog, Grevy’s zebra, Beisa oryx and Jackson’s hartebeest. Learn about the rhino conservation project here and visit the chimpanzee sanctuary. A walking safari is a chance to learn about birds, plants and tracks. Go for a picnic, visit a local community and spend evenings around the fire.
Amani Mara Camp in Olare Orok just northeast of the reserve has an African feel with stone-and-canvas rooms and earthy hues. Your private deck is the ideal place to soak up the expansive view and keep an eye out for animals on the plains. Cool off in the heat of the day at the camp’s swimming pool or watch hippo and crocodile in the river. Enjoy a bush breakfast or lunch made with fresh produce from the camp’s organic gardens.
Wherever you go in the Mara there’s a profusion of wildlife on the rolling plains. Your game drives will be filled with thrills and action. Go on a night drive to spot nocturnal species such as leopard, lion, spotted hyena, porcupine and civet. Explore on foot, safe in the hands of a Maasai guide who will teach you about the Mara environment. Visit a Maasai manyatta (village) to see how the local community lives in harmony with animals.
If glamping and eco – friendliness are important to you when you book your Masai Mara safari camps, you’ll love Emboo River. Your tent at this luxury sustainable camp has a view of the Talek River and a rain shower in the bathroom. There’s a natural pool that uses local wetland plants to filter the water (no chemicals).
Become part of nature on your private terrace as you watch hippo laze in the river or elephant come to drink. When the great migration of wildebeest and zebra marches through the Mara, you may see a crossing at the river right next to camp.
Kitchwa Tembo Tented Camp.
Laid out in a patch of forest along the Sabaringo River on the edge of the Oloololo escarpment, it has sweeping views of the plains. Relax and unwind in spaces infused with romance and contemporary African style. Let the large windows invite the outside in.
Watch as warthog feed outside your luxury tent. Take a dip in the rim-flow pool with its wide views of the Mara. Enjoy a soothing massage. Float in a hot-air balloon above the horseshoe bends of the Mara River. Watch a river crossing during the great migration. Fuel your wildlife passion with game drives and guided nature walks. For a change of pace, interact with the local Maasai through talks and dancing.
Though we are belief there various safari lodges and camps that you can stay while on your safari in Kenya and among other include the Mahali Mzuri Lodge, Angama Camp, Sanctuary Olonana Lodge among others.