Hotels in Kenya

In two adjacent Swahili houses in the heart of Old Town, 10 guest rooms are handsomely decorated in traditional style.

Stay in one of the six thatched cottages (net-draped beds, ceiling fans, large baths). Each bungalow faces an open-air restaurant where the spicy fish curry pairs well with a Tusker Ale.

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.

This venue is closed.

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.