Where to stay on safari in Kenya Luxury Kenya Safari Lodges, Curated For You

There’s no shortage of stellar luxury Kenyan safari lodges on offer. This selection has been cherry picked by the Art of Safari team following first-hand experience; whether it’s a treehouse in the Masai Mara or a hilltop villa in Samburu, you can be sure it’s the best.

Loisaba Star Beds

Appreciate the vastness of the Kenyan wilderness from your plush double bed, which can be wheeled outdoors for an incomparable night under the stars. Located in Laikipia, Loisaba Star Beds…

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Sala’s Camp

Set under tall riverine trees on the banks of the Sand River in the southern Masai Mara, Sala’s Camp is perfectly situated for lengthy sightings of the Great Wildebeest Migration.…

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The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille

At first glance, The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille is not dissimilar to other luxury Kenyan safari lodges: a spectacular location in a game-rich setting. It offers an unabashedly different experience,…

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Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp

Enjoy uninterrupted views of the Masai Mara and the Oloololo Escarpment at Kichwa Tembo: from your tent, the restaurant or the infinity pool, or nearby on safari, while tracking the…

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Elephant Pepper Camp

Enjoy privacy and seclusion at the intimate Elephant Pepper Camp, nestled in a grove of elephant pepper trees in a prime but remote game viewing area in the Mara North…

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Sasaab

Discover Kenya’s lesser-known Samburu National Reserve from the comforts of Sasaab, located just west of it. With Moroccan-style suites, indulgent spa treatments, game drives, bush breakfasts, cultural trips, camel rides,…

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Lewa Wilderness

Bottle feed baby rhino at Lewa Wilderness, a luxury Kenyan safari lodge with dramatic Mount Kenya views. Set in 25,000ha of remote wilderness, this family-run establishment offers the chance to…

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Loisaba Tented Camp

Whether relaxing in the infinity pool, lazing on your sundeck or dining al fresco, you’re guaranteed uninterrupted views of pristine wilderness from Loisaba Tented Camp, all the way to Mount…

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Segera Retreat

Segera Retreat, made up of eight luxurious villas on a private reserve in the Laikipia Plateau, showcases African art from a private collection, as well as rare explorer's memorabilia including…

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Sirikoi

Nestled in a shady acacia forest overlooking a natural waterhole, Sirikoi offers private game drives and activities in the mammal-rich Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Stay in a luxury tent, a two-bedroom…

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Elephant Watch Camp

Get to know the elephant families of Samburu National Reserve at Elephant Watch Camp. Here you can stay in one of six unique tents, located on the sandy banks of…

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Giraffe Manor

Get up close and personal with the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe at Giraffe Manor, a luxury Kenyan lodge with a beautiful garden in Nairobi. Stay in one of 10 grand rooms,…

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Angama Mara

Share endless views over the Masai Mara with raptors and hot-air balloons from the luxurious Angama Mara, high above the Great Rift Valley. Indulge in the scenery, the food, beading…

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The Ocean Spa Lodge

Kenya’s south-coast beaches host some hidden gems when it comes to luxury lodges. The Ocean Spa Lodge takes the Indian Ocean experience to a new level by offering not just…

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Sand River Masai Mara

Set along the Sand River with three crossing points, there’s no better place to watch the Great Wildebeest Migration than at Sand River Masai Mara. When not witnessing this miracle…

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Cottar’s 1920s Camp

Take a step back in time at Cottar’s 1920s Camp, where the golden age of exploration meets modern-day adventure safaris in an untouched, exclusive conservancy. Expect endless savannahs straddling the…

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Solio Lodge

Enjoy guaranteed sightings of the endangered black and white rhino at Solio Lodge, located in Kenya’s oldest rhino sanctuary, the private Solio Conservancy. Tucked between Mount Kenya and the Aberdare…

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Serian the Original

Set your own pace at Serian The Original with your own dedicated safari vehicle, guide and spotter and a host of activities, including walking safaris in a private conservancy, fly…

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Bateleur Camp

Gaze over the plains from an intimate forest setting at the foot of the Oloololo Escarpment – at the very edge of the Masai Mara. A private butler, exceptional game…

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Serian the Nest

Experience a true African adventure by sleeping under the stars at The Nest, a treehouse next to the Mara River. Whether a family adventure or a romantic getaway for two,…

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Ngare Serian

Get the ultimate escape at Ngare Serian, just four tents scattered along the Mara River accessible only by narrow rope bridge. Set in the exclusive Pusinkariak Conservancy, it’s the perfect…

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Mara Plains Camp

Cross a narrow wooden bridge suspended over the Ntiakitiak River to reach Mara Plains Camp, located in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy just north of the Masai Mara National Reserve. This…

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Elsa’s Kopje Meru

Take an open-air bath on your porch, overlooking the plains of Meru National Park; walk in the footsteps of the lion-loving Adamsons, made famous by Born Free; or enjoy a…

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ol Donyo Lodge

Sleep under the stars, enjoy horseback safaris or mountain biking, or simply gaze at Mount Kilimanjaro, the distant plains or the much-visited waterhole at ol Donyo Lodge. Set on a…

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Tortilis Camp Amboseli

Enjoy unobstructed views of Mount Kilimanjaro from Tortilis Camp Amboseli, set on a 12,000ha private conservancy where some of Africa’s largest elephants roam. From relaxing massages to swimming in the…

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Saruni Samburu

Feel like you’re on top of the world at Saruni Samburu, where six luxury villas perch atop a rocky outcrop overlooking 8,000ha of pristine wilderness. With private game drives, indulgent…

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