Located on the pristine Diani beach, Alfajiri Villas are considered one of the Kenyan coast's best kept secrets. The villas are elevated offering breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, wonderful sunrises and a constant cooling sea breeze. As Alfajiri is made up of individual villas, they are perfect for families or couples who want a little more privacy than other beach properties. The owners take a great deal of pride in the amazing food, wonderful decor and highly attentive staff which has built a stellar reputation. Their reputation has made Alfajiri Villas a firm favourite amongst Hollywood celebrities.
At the Almanara Luxury Resort guests are welcome to enjoy exclusive villas, personal butler and maid service, private rooftop terraces and chauffeur services in Diani, undoubtedly Kenya's finest beach.
Perfectly positioned high up on the Olololoo escarpment, with breath-taking views of the Mara Triangle below, Angama Mara is the destination for anyone looking for a superb location with amazing vistas. The floor-to-ceiling windows in each tented suite give uninterrupted views of the Mara plains stretching out into the horizon.
Calvin Cottar's family has been running safari's since 1919 since his great grandfather came to Kenya from America, their 1920s camp is the sum of all that experience. Stylish and cool it is the safari camp of your dreams. Squeezed between the Maasai Mara and the Serengeti itself, Cottar’s Camp has an unbeatable location and whether you are with Calvin himself or one of his highly qualified guides, you will find yourself seeing vast numbers of animals and learning about them in fascinating detail.
Set under a canopy of trees in a remote corner of the Maasai Mara, Elephant Pepper is an ideal location to enjoy the African bush in an intimate and elegant setting. Croquet, game drives, bush walks and cooking lessons are some of the activities offered at camp.
Named after Elsa the lioness that was made famous by George and Joy Adamson's book and film 'Born Free', Elsa's Kopje is located on Mughwango Hill overlooking the incredibly unique landscape of Meru National Park. The lodge itself is an exciting piece of architecture with suspended wooden walkways and multilevel cottages with private verandas. Each cottage is the ultimate 'room with a view' uniquely designed and crafted, incorporating the natural features of the rocky hillside. The Meru area is bisected by many great rivers that flow down off Mount Kenya and is as a result home to many wildlife species such as the rare Grevy's zebra and the gerenuk. The birdlife here is also fantastic.
Set on the forest-clad flanks of the majestic Mount Kenya, the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club is one of Kenya's most glamorous and long-established hotels. Originally the retreat of movie star and club founder, William Holden, the club's illustrious former members have included Winston Churchill and Bing Crosby. From breakfast on the slopes of Mount Kenya to a romantic dinner along the River Likii, Mount Kenya Safari Club is still the ideal base for a truly superb holiday in this part of the country.
The Norfolk is Nairobi's grandest and oldest hotel. Set in mature gardens in the centre of the city, it has been a meeting place and first port of call for generations of travellers to East Africa's spectacular game parks. Recently taken over by the Canadian Fairmont Group, the Norfolk retains its century-old charm. Close to the National Theatre and the Central Business District, the Norfolk has all the amenities of an international hotel but retains an intimacy that others often lack. There is a choice of four restaurants at the hotel, ranging from the grandest in Kenya to much more casual. All of these serve very good food, as does the Delamere Terrace where city businessmen still meet for a drink after work. This bar is where many a safari has set out from in the hundred years since the Norfolk first opened its doors.
Alternatively described as 'Kenya's finest camp' and 'the most luxurious tented camp in Africa', Finch Hatton’s is richly deserving of the superlatives. Situated along three spring-fed pools on the southwestern edge of Tsavo West, this luxurious camp offers a wildlife-rich oasis in an otherwise dry and barren land. But what Finch Hatton’s really does best is the luxury business. Its namesake, the hunter and Karen Blixen's lover, Denys Finch Hatton, was renowned for going on safari with a bathtub, a gramophone player and the finest French wines. Finch Hatton’s certainly lives up to his name, with its glinting chandeliers, crystal glasses and discreet kanzu-clad waiters. The 35 tents are a picture of sophistication, with broad beds, antique furniture, minibars and luxurious bathrooms. The camp has a large fleet of safari vehicles and, for those who miss its thrice-weekly flight from Nairobi, its own plane.