Hotels in Kenya
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 timber lodge set 6,000 feet up in Mount Kenya’s rain forest canopy.
Room to Book: Nos. 7 and 25, for their large picture windows
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.
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.
Peponi's veranda is the watering hole for "Little Europe," the jet-set crowd that comes here for generous gin and tonics and exceptional spicy prawns with coconut rice.
This Tudor-style hotel in the city center underwent a multi-million dollar overhaul to renovate the rooms and lobby, and construct a tearoom, outdoor café, and Cin Cin Wine Bar.
Inspired by Masai architecture, in a ridgetop acacia grove; the swimming pool is fed by melting ice from Mount Kilimanjaro.
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.
A collection of seven luxury villas on a half-mile beach. Each house is decorated with coastal African fabrics and art. Cooks versed in Swahili dishes prepare all meals.
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.