Kenya Game Parks

Hotels in Kenya Game Parks

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.

Inspired by Masai architecture, in a ridgetop acacia grove; the swimming pool is fed by melting ice from Mount Kilimanjaro.

At Kenya's ol Donyo, Great Plains has partnered with the local Masai community to protect the area's wildlife while helping to support neighboring villages.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A refurbished 1950’s-era hunting lodge in the Mount Kenya foothills with an 120-seat dining room at Tusk Restaurant and Terrace. 

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.

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

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.

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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Set on Masai land in southern Kenya, the lodge and its foundation employ 214 tribespeople and make a daily $100-per-guest donation to support health, education and conservation programs, in particular compensation payments to Masai who’ve lost cattle to predators.