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Top Hotels in Kenya

Cottars 1920s Safari Camp

White canvas tents, butlers, gramophones, and even an authentic old wooden car contribute to the ... more

C12 Keekorok - South East Masai Mara Reserve
Masai Mara National Reserve , 888-870-0903 (U.S. number for booking)
Tags: luxury | expensive | smart splurge | all-inclusive
Il Ngwesi Eco-Lodge

Owned and run by the local Masai, the lodge’s rooms are built on a rocky outcrop ... more

Central Highlands
Timau-Isiolo Rd.
Nyahururu , 011-254-62-31830
Tags: moderate | smart splurge
Lamu House

This graceful, sea-front hotel is made up of two restored Swahili-style houses, built around ... more

The Coast
Lamu Town seafront (next to Lamu Community Hall)
Lamu , 011-254-42-633491
Tags: moderate | waterfront
Larsens Camp

Take in the sounds and scents of the wild at this leafy camp with the UasoNyiro River on one ... more

Samburu National Reserve
Tags: luxury | expensive | spa | swimming pool | views | all-inclusive | tented camp
Little Governors’ Camp

Built in 1976, this spellbinding little camp enchants with its intimate settingat the heart of ... more

Masai Mara Game Reserve
Tags: luxury | family | expensive | all-inclusive | tented camp
New Stanley Hotel

This Nairobi institution has hosted everyone from Gregory Peck to Ernest Hemingway in its ... more

Junction of Kimathi St. and Kenyatta Ave.
Nairobi , 011-254-020-222-8830
Tags: moderate | history
Sanctuary Olonana

Sleep amidst the rolling plains of acacia-studded savannahs that make up one ofAfrica’s ... more

Masai Mara Game Reserve
011-44-20-7190-7728 (Reservation number in the UK)
Tags: luxury | family | expensive | spa | swimming pool | views | all-inclusive | tented camp

At the heart of the buzzing Westlands suburb a short drive from the citycenter, this five-star ... more

Woodvale Grove
Nairobi , 011-254-20-420-8000
Tags: luxury | expensive | spa | boutique hotel | swimming pool | trendy

Moroccan and Swahili grandeur fuse impeccably at this opulent lodge in WestgateCommunity ... more

Westgate Community Conservancy
Samburu National Reserve
Tags: luxury | expensive | spa | swimming pool | design | views | all-inclusive
Tawi Lodge Amboseli

Tucked away in a private 6,000-acre community-run conservancy on the edge ofAmboseli National ... more

Amboseli National Park
Tags: luxury | family | expensive | spa | swimming pool | views | all-inclusive | tented camp
The Ark Game Lodge

This large, wooden structure in the Aberdares forest is surrounded by decks for game viewing; ... more

Po Box 499
Central Highlands
Natl Park , 011-254-20-216940
Tags: budget | wildlife
Tortilis Camp

Unrivalled vistas of Africa’s highest mountain are the top drawing cardof this deluxe eco ... more

Amboseli National Park
Tags: luxury | family | expensive | swimming pool | views | all-inclusive | tented camp

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