Kenya Game Parks

Hotels in Kenya Game Parks

Riverside tents and some of the area’s best guides, set on the former hunting grounds of colonial-era governors. 

Room to Book: Tent 31 for privacy and striking savannah views.

Rustic shingled cottages on the edge of the Northern Frontier District, home to the Grévy’s zebra and the Somali ostrich. 

Room to Book: Upgrade to a Deluxe with river views

Doubles from $435, including meals.

The Kenya of Isak Dinesen may be a thing of the past, but a private place in the country’s lush hills can still be found. A 6,500-acre conservancy on the Laikipia Plateau is now home to four recherché rental villas and a spa.

With a silent partner like Paul Allen (yes, that Paul Allen) backing Olarro, it’s no wonder this hillside lodge overlooking the Masai Mara is becoming Kenya’s next high-profile hideaway.

Hillside domed huts modeled after a Masai village look onto a migratory path for elephants and giraffes.  

Nairobi-based fashion designer Anna Trzebinski is also dabbling in the world of hotels, opening the tented Lemarti’s Camp near Kenya’s Laikipia Plateau in 2007.

Privacy is guaranteed at these 17 tents around a watering hole: the property is accessed by a hand-pulled river ferry. 

Room to Book: Tent 17, at the head of the water hole, for up-close animal encounters


A collection of 39 tents set on a 90,000-acre private reserve; the lodge has the largest rhino-breeding colony in East Africa. 

Room to Book: Ground-level Nos. 1-20, for their proximity to the watering hole

Doubles from $575, including meals.

Watch hippos from your private veranda at this luxurious camp.

50 tents on the Mara River (a prime hippo-viewing spot), with a slew of activities, including traditional African dinners served in a boma.

16 eco-friendly tents as well as one private house and one family tent, all facing Mount Kilimanjaro where food is a focus: the chef prepares Italian dishes with herbs, fruits, and vegetables grown in the property’s garden. 

A decade ago, these plains on the edge of the Great Rift Valley were dangerously overgrazed. But with help from an innovative trust, local Masai tribes switched from cattle herding to opening high-end lodges like Il Ngwesi.

Two tented camps—one vintage-luxe style (Bateleur Camp), the other more rustic—on a private concession on the western border of the Masai Mara National Reserve.

Book one of the 18 deluxe tents, just outside Tarangire National Park, to see the vast herds of elephants and the huge baobab trees.

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