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Below find a list of the accommodation in hotels, lodges and tented camps we regularly book for our clients on a safari in Kenya.

Hotels, with many rooms in one unit, are mostly found in Nairobi and at the coast because of limited space.  Lodges (with few rooms per unit) are found in smaller towns and in the national parks but the most common type of accommodation in the parks is in tented camps.

These camps offer hotel rooms under canvas that are just as good and luxurious as what you find in a good hotel or lodge - no basic camping here.  The unique thing about the tented camps is that you will hear all the sounds of nature while being safe in your tent.

Read more about accommodation in tented camps and our preferred safari resorts in Kenya.


City hotels:

The Amber Hotel
A luxury hotel in Nairobi. This hotel is ideal to start off your tour in Kenya.

Eka Hotel
A luxury hotel at less than a 15 min drive from the airport. The hotels is ideal for anyone arriving at the airport late at night or even for a day room before leaving the country.

Convent Guesthouse
This budget-friendly hotel is in a quiet suburb of Nairobi. This hotel is smaller, less luxurious but cheaper than the city hotels mentioned above.

Bed and Breakfasts and small-scaled hotels in Nairobi:
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Kingdom Gardens
Sandavy Guest House
Ndemi Place


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Aberdare Country Club - The Club is surrounded by a nature conservancy with lots of game and birds. This conservancy is ideal for game viewing walks.
The Ark - One of the "Tree Hotels" in the heart of The Salient, the densely forested part of the Aberdare National Park.
Treetops - Also in the Aberdare National Park but on lower altitude and closer to the gate than The Ark.
Serena Mountain Lodge - in the Mt. Kenya forest.
Soames Hotel - A small-scaled lodge in the area of Nanyuki which is ideal as a base for doing a trek on Mount Kenya. The accommodation and meals are excellent.
The Nelion - This lodge, in the area of Naro Moru offers very good accommodation and meals. This place is equally good as a base for a Mount Kenya trekking.
Naro Moru River Lodge
Tafaria Castle - close to the Aberdare Range halfway between Nyeri and Nyahururu.


Lake Elementaita:
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Sunbird Lodge
Pelican Lodge
Lake Elementaita Sentrim Lodge

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tented camp in soysambu

Lake Elementaita Serena Camp - on the north side of Lake Elementaita in the Soysambu Conservancy.
Sleeping Warrior Lodge & Camp - two properties owned by the same group. The lodge is more luxurious than the tented camp but both have their own character.

Lake Nakuru:

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Lake Nakuru Lodge - built on a hill on the south end of the park, overlooking the lake.

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Flamingo Hill Tented Camp - on the north side of the park, near the main gate. Check Tripadvisor for more info.

Lake Naivasha:

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Lake Naivasha Country Club - good lodge built on the shore of the lake with a beautiful manicured garden. The jetty is a one off for bird watching.
Sawela Lodge
Naivasha Kongoni Lodge - This small scaled lodge is built on a cliff overlooking Lake Oloidien, which is an alkaline lake just next to the fresh water Lake Naivasha.
Elsamere Field Study Center - Small-scaled luxury lodge +
youth hostel ideal for school tours.

tented camp near lake naivasha

Crescent Camp

Lake Baringo:

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Tumbili Cliff Lodge - A small-scaled top-end lodge built on a 5 meter high rocky outcrop overlooking Lake Baringo.

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Island Camp - This tented camp, on an island in Lake Baringo has 23 luxury tents.


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Mara Leisure Camp - This luxury tented camp on the shore of the Talek River has some cottages which each have 2 interconnecting rooms, ideal for families with small children or for who doesn't want to overnight in a tent.

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Mara Simba - This is mainly a lodge but there's also a few very spacious luxury tents available at an extra cost.

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Keekorok Lodge

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Ashnil Tented Camp


tented camps in samburu

Ashnil Tented Camp


Samburu Simba Lodge


tented camp in meru national park

Ikweta Safari Camp - A small-scaled and friendly tented camp no more than 1 km away from the Murera Gate of the Meru National Park.


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Ol Tukai Lodge
Amboseli Serena Lodge

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Kibo Safari Camp - A tented camp ideal for more budget-friendly tours or even school tours.

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tented camp in amboseli

Kilima Safari Camp - both lodge and tented camp.


tented camp in tsavo west

Severin Safari Camp

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Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge

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tented camp in tsavo east

Ashnil Aruba Lodge, Tsavo East - Offers both tented and lodge accommodation.


lodge in the Swara Plains

Acacia Camp in the Swara Plains


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Baobab Beach Resort, Diani Beach
Turtle Bay Beach Club, Watamu (North Coast)
Banana House, Lamu