Kenya

Hotels in Kenya

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

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

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.

An 18th-century residence with eight fan-cooled guest rooms, an inner courtyard, and a rooftop terrace where authentic Swahili dinners are served by lantern light.

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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.

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.

A new 25-room resort of coral stone and hand-carved timber with two pools, two bars, a restaurant, and a trove of traditional East African and contemporary art.

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


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