Kenya has made the most of its head-start as one of Africa’s oldest safari destinations, providing accommodation to suit every conceivable taste. These include: very high-spec and perfectly positioned and managed tented camps; New York Times-endorsed luxury beach houses; luxury lodges that are known continent-wide for both land-management and service; and owner-run and –managed boutique hotels on beautiful archipelagos, offering genuinely top-notch cuisine and stunning views. In short, Kenya has every kind of accommodation, including designer villas, resorts and urban hotels.
100 years on, Cottar’s Camp continues to provide an unparalleled safari experience to discerning clients in Africa. Extending an era of luxury and quality, guests return to the original spirit and essence of ‘safari’, reminiscent of a golden era – an era of romance, professional guiding, adventure and elegance. Situated in the Masai Mara, in an untouched exclusive concession bordering the Serengeti and Loliondo reserves, the area guarantees privacy and an abundance of wildlife. The camp accommodates up to 22 guests in authentic white canvas tents, which are spacious and luxuriously furnished with original safari antiques from the 1920s. An abundance of wildlife, a guarantee of privacy, and the highest standards of professional guiding, in a luxurious and authentic safari environment.
Unpack your bags at Mukima and relax in the luxury and privacy of your own magnificent home, visiting the many local parks and amenities as and when you please. Deep in the heart of Laikipia, one of Kenya’s most spectacular game viewing areas, stands the perfectly restored, colonial-era Mukima House, with its twin gables, cedar framed windows and large, sweeping verandahs overlooking rolling lawns towards the private dam. In the distance, the snow capped peaks of Africa’s second highest mountain. Set within 360 private acres of African bush and on velvet lawns dotted with lavender and embellished with a shaded tennis court and an oval swimming pool, this timber and stone mansion could as easily stand in the home counties of England as it could in Kenya’s heartland….. except that in front of it rise the jagged peaks of Africa’s only Equatorial volcano, Mount Kenya, or that should you take an evening drive to one of the several neighbouring conservancies, you can be surrounded by elephants within thirty minutes.
This stunning private tented camp is your enclave of luxury in the wildest terrain of Kenya. 10 exclusive luxury tents with 270° panoramic views of the Mara plains. Ol Seki Hemingways Mara is located in the heart of the Naboisho Conservancy which borders the Maasai Mara Reserve. The conservancy limits entry to clients actually staying inside the area and offers an incredibly private safari experience.
Nay Palad Bird Nest is a one-of-a-kind accommodation on the grounds of Segera Retreat, an award-winning sustainable luxury destination. Perched amid the treetops on a river teeming with wildlife, the Bird Nest offers views of the plains by day that are matched only by those of the stars at night. In the morning, guests awaken to the magical sounds of animals at play. Ever fancied spending the night in a bird’s nest? Probably not, but you may wish to consider it now. Welcome to the Nay Palad Bird Nest, Africa’s latest quirky and luxurious safari lodge, located in the wilds of Kenya - a raised suite that offers 360-degree views over the surrounding plains of Laikipia. Part of the Segera Retreat and built next to a river well-stocked with wildlife, this two-level suite was built with interwoven tree branches and a circular viewing platform up top.
Unashamedly romantic and beautifully styled, Elsa’s Kopje is sculpted into Mughwango Hill, above the site of George Adamson’s original camp where he raised and released orphan lions, long before conservation became fashionable. Each cottage is crafted around the rocks, with a large bedroom, open sitting room, veranda and spacious bathroom, each with breathtaking views. The park offers a thriving rhino sanctuary, and is famous for large elephant herds, hippo, lion, and birdlife; Meru National Park is recognised as having more diversity of animal species than any other park in East Africa. The rugged and remote Meru National Park was rescued from oblivion thanks to Elsa’s Kopje, an environmental award-winning, boutique lodge. Winner of the Good Safari Guide’s ‘Best Safari Property in Africa’ award, Elsa’s Kopje is widely renowned as one of the most elegant lodges in Africa.
The most fascinating thing about Giraffe Manor is its herd of resident Rothschild’s giraffe who may visit morning and evening, sometimes poking their long necks into the windows in the hope of a treat, before retreating to their forest sanctuary. Giraffe Manor can be booked for the night or as part of a complete tailor-made safari. Giraffe Manor has extraordinary appeal, that harks back to the 1930s when European visitors first flocked to East Africa to enjoy safaris. With its stately façade, elegant interior, verdant green gardens, sunny terraces and delightful courtyards, guests often remark that it’s like walking into the film Out of Africa: indeed, one of its twelve rooms is named after the author Karen Blixen.
Unsurpassed views in every direction, coupled with a truly unique camp designed and built from local materials, gives the discerning traveler the chance to experience the flavour’s and romance of real Africa at its very best. Satao Elerai aims to ensure that all its clients not only receive the perfect safari, but also experience a level of comfort and luxury that would be difficult to find elsewhere in Africa.
Inspired by a fusion of African, Indian & Arabian architecture, this exquisite 5 bedroom beachfront villa in Diani Beach makes the ideal holiday retreat. Available on an exclusive basis, the property comes with a chef and 7 additional staff so you and your family can relax in the privacy of this palatial home. Ahana can be taken on a self-catering/full-board basis depending on your preference. Fresh fish, prawns, crab, lobster, oysters and octopus can be ordered from the local fisherman who comes to the house to take your order. Our chef can also do the food shopping for you should you wish to take Ahana on a self-catering basis so minimal time is spent doing daily tasks, and maximum time is spent relaxing or doing the holiday activities you enjoy.
At the heart of Laikipia, one of Kenya's most exciting safari locations, lays Segera Retreat. An exclusive destination for fun, adventure, spiritual reflection and peace, where absolute luxury, bespoke service and generous all-inclusive offerings combine to give you exceptional privacy in your wild Kenyan home away from home. Segera is a treasured haven for Kenya’s most celebrated wildlife species, where a holistic approach to wellness ensures a revitilizing and authentic safari experience from the moment you arrive.