Our portfolio includes some of the best lodges in Kenya, ranging from classic, luxury, and good value for you to explore.
As we do not offer set departures, the lodges on your Kenya Safari can be completely tailored to your needs. So whether you want to live in the lap of luxury or just want a little pampering, we can plan the perfect accommodation for you. Check out your options here, or call our team for their suggestions.
Indicates: YZ star rating, the level of luxury that you’ll experience
Indicates: YZ price guide, ranging from value to high-end
Ol Pejeta Bush Camp is an excellent option for travellers seeking an adventurous base from which to explore the Laikipia region. And it offers an extensive range of activities too.
The Loisaba Star Beds are world renowned!
Sabuk Lodge has a fabulous location overlooking the sprawling Laikipia Plateau and the rushing Ewaso N’giro River!
Sosian Lodge is a beautifully restored ranch house, situated in the foothills of the magnificent Mount Kenya.
Borana Lodge has a hillside location within its own ranch, Borana Ranch, on Laikipia Plateau.
Solio Lodge is one of the most exclusive camps in Laikipia! It is situated in its own ranch, Solio Ranch – and it is the only lodge within this area.
Owners Steve and Annabelle Carey opened this comfortable and authentic camp in 2012 and have created an experience like no other in the region, bringing visitors back again and again for that slice of real Kenyan life in the wilderness!
Ol Malo ranch is the closest you will get to living on a working farm ranch when on an African safari.
Set in the stunning 60,000-acre Lekurruki Community Ranch, Tassia Lodge boasts breathtaking views of the Northern Frontier District!
The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille is a holiday destination that lives up to its name, offering a collection of four luxurious guesthouses where you can forget about the stresses of daily life!
Kicheche Laikipia is situated in the spectacular Ol Pejeta Conservancy, right on the equator and with majestic Mount Kenya in the distance.
Loisaba Tented Camp is situated within Loisaba Conservancy, in the north region of Laikipia.
El Karama Lodge is situated on a working cattle ranch, adjacent to the conservancies of Segera and Ol Jogi and north of the Ol Pejeta region.
Offering characterful cottage accommodation and a great range of activities, Lewa Wilderness Lodge is one of our favourites within the wildlife-rich conservancy! All children are welcome, and access for disabled travellers is available on request.
Lewa Safari Camp Laikipia is one of only four camps in this very private and high-quality reserve!
Lewa House is a beautiful property to stay at with a very fun and relaxed atmosphere. It is ideal for those who would like a little luxury whilst having all the options to ensure an authentic African safari!
Sirikoi is a lovely lodge, offering a very comfortable base from which to explore the conservancy. Guests often mention just how well everything is run here – the Roberts’ wealth of experience really shines through!
Sasaab is the most luxurious lodge in Samburu National Reserve!
Saruni Samburu is a very luxurious property and ideal for travellers wishing to avoid the tourist trail!
Elephant Bedroom Camp is one of four exclusive properties owned by Atua Enkop Africa.
Elephant Watch Camp has a lovely location on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, amidst kigelia and acacia trees.
A stay at Saruni Rhino is an experience in itself – there are just two bandas (open stone cottages), which ensures seclusion and stunning views – however, the real draw of the camp is (the hint is in the name) the exhilarating black rhino tracking.
Elsa’s Kopje is the most popular and the most luxurious lodge in Meru!
Rhino River Camp has a fantastic forest location close to the Kindani River, within its own concession totalling some 32 hectares!
Sarara Camp is situated in the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy, within the dramatic Mathews Range.
Located within the Mathews Range, Kitich Camp Mathews Forest is a classic bush camp focusing on walking safaris.
Naibor Camp provides luxury accommodation in the central region of the Maasai Mara National Reserve.
Rekero is a seasonal camp, closed from 5th April to 31st May to allow the site to regenerate.
Sala’s Camp boasts possibly the best location in the Maasai Mara National Reserve!
This is a classic mobile camp, offering sightings of the Great Migration river crossings from July to October, and fantastic wildlife viewing all year round! Children of all ages are welcome.
Set up in 1972, Governors’ Camp is among the Maasai Mara National Reserve’s best-known camps – and it is possibly the oldest!
Governors’ Il Moran Camp is situated on a woody bend of the Mara River, within the busy Musiara region of the Maasai Mara National Reserve.
Governors’ Private Camp is pretty awesome, ideal for a big group and also a good option if you are travelling individually and have no objection to sharing this small camp.
Little Governors’ Camp was set up during the 1970s and its style is very similar to elder sister camp Governors’.
Entim Camp has a fabulous location, in the MMNR’s Mara Confluence sector, south-west Kenya.
Sanctuary Olonana was established in 1999, the first property in the portfolio of luxury company Sanctuary Retreats.
Kilima Camp is situated in the gloriously beautiful Mara Triangle in the Maasai Mara, south-west Kenya.
Mara Serena Safari Lodge is located in the Mara Triangle, between the Mara River and Oloololo Escarpment in the Maasai Mara National Reserve.
Naibor Wilderness is one of three camps that make up Naibor Camp, situated in the Mara confluence sector of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. With just three guest tents, it offers a very exclusive experience of this wildlife-rich region!
Mara Ngenche Safari Camp boasts amazing views of the Mara–Talek confluence! The property has accommodation to suit most types of traveller. Children of all ages are welcome, and the camp was awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2017!
Tipilikwani Mara Camp is 4 km upstream from the main Talek Gate of the Maasai Mara National Reserve.
Opened in 1998, Basecamp Maasai Mara is a very original eco-camp.
If you like a little luxury on safari, you’ll love Sand River! Leather seating, Persian rugs, billiards… this property provides a glamorous 1920s-style base from which to go on safari in the wildlife-rich Maasai Mara National Reserve.
Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp, by luxury travel company &Beyond, is situated in a private concession within the remote west region of the Maasai Mara National Reserve.
Mara Expedition Camp is the little sister camp of Mara Plains.
This luxurious yet rustic camp is an outstanding option for anyone seeking authentic experiences within the protected Mara North Conservancy!
Ngare Serian is situated in Mara North Conservancy. The word ‘Ngare’ means ‘by the river’ in the Maasai language, very apt for this property!
At Offbeat Mara, high service standards combine with great guiding to provide an all-around amazing experience of the Mara region! There’s no minimum age requirement, but children aged 8 years and older are preferred.
Serian The Original was the first of the famous camps of Alex Walker!
Mara Plains Camp is situated in the centre of the Olare Motorogi Conservancy, along a bend on the Ntiakatek River and surrounded by riverine forest.
Angama Mara has a fabulous location, perched on two kopjes of the hilltop that features in 1985 film Out of Africa starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford!
Bateleur Camp is situated in the midst of forest, on the western edge of the Maasai Mara National Reserve.
Speke’s Camp is a fantastic little camp, situated in the Mara North Conservancy on the border with the Maasai Mara National Reserve.
Richard’s River Camp is one of the best options in Mara North Conservancy, a luxurious yet authentic property well worth visiting. Highly recommended by YZ!
A fabulous location, chic accommodation, exciting activities – Naboisho has all these, plus super service standards! Managers Roelof and Helen Schutte have oodles of experience in the safari industry and they lead a top-notch team here.
Saruni Mara is situated in the far north region of the Mara North Conservancy, upon a wooded hill.
Porini Mara is the only camp in the Ol Kinyei Conservancy!
Porini Lion Camp is one of only three properties in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy!
Saruni Wild is nestled in Mara woodland within the Lemek Conservancy and just 40 minutes from sister lodge Saruni Mara.
Encounter Mara became sister camp to Naboisho Camp when it was taken over by the company Asilia, a name synonymous with top-quality accommodation as well as a high level of interest in wildlife conservation.
A visit to Cottar’s Camp is a trip back in time to the 1920s!
Basecamp Eagle View is a top camp, offering classic safari activities and accommodation that manages to be both luxurious and authentic!
Ol Seki Mara is an eco-lodge, winner of the Ecotourism Community Conservation Award 2015! It’s one of our favourite camps within the Maasai Mara’s Naboisho Conservancy.
Kicheche Mara Camp has a fabulous location, above the banks of the Olare Orok stream within the 30,000-hectare wildlife-rich Mara North Conservancy.
Kicheche Valley is a super-stylish camp located well off the tourist trail.
Mahali Mzuri, or ‘Beautiful Place’, is situated on the side of a lush valley within the Olare Motorogi Conservancy, which allows for breathtaking views across Kenya’s Maasai Mara.
If you are looking for a traditional and intimate safari, Kicheche Bush Camp is the quintessential experience!
Named after the Danish author of Out of Africa, Karen Blixen Camp is situated within the Mara North section of the Maasai Mara National Reserve.
If you are looking for a classic safari camp in the Mara area, Basecamp Wilderness will tick a lot of boxes for you. And it combines really well with either of the other two Basecamp properties!
Loldia House has a stunning hillside location amid enormous trees in beautifully kept garden grounds descending to the lakeshore.
Spectacularly located in its own wildlife-rich concession, Tortilis Camp offers high-quality accommodation and a great range of activities!
Ol Donyo Lodge is a truly first-class safari lodge! It has been operated by Great Plains Conservation since its redevelopment in 2008, having been built by famous conservationist Richard Bonham in 1987.
We reckon Campi Ya Kanzi is one of the finest lodges in the Chyulu Hills.
Porini Amboseli Camp is one of Kenya’s oldest eco-camps!
Tawi Lodge has a lot to recommend it – a fabulous location, luxurious accommodation, and amazing activities too!
This city property is great for clients who are looking for a one-night stay before connecting with flights from Nairobi International. It is our most popular transit hotel!
Owned and run by The Safari Collection – and extremely well known - Giraffe Manor is one of Nairobi’s top properties, a must-visit according to our Kenya experts.
The Emakoko is named for the Emakoko River, which joins the Mbagathi River just 1km from the lodge.
Located in the quiet and chic neighbourhood of Karen, House of Waine is an intimate and comfortable guesthouse for visitors to Kenya’s capital city.
Hemingways Nairobi provides top-notch service, from the second you arrive right up to the moment you leave. With your own personal butler ready to serve you, you really can indulge in some serious relaxation here.
Little Naibor is one of a trio of properties forming Naibor Camp, together with Naibor Camp itself and the adventurous Naibor Wilderness.
The Crowne Plaza Nairobi is an excellent option for travellers looking for deluxe accommodation very conveniently located for Nairobi’s international airport!
OneFortyEight is an excellent option for travellers seeking accommodation in a quiet location within Nairobi. We recommend this hotel both for stopovers and for longer stays.
Karisia Walking Safaris offers superb camel-supported safaris in the wildlife-rich eastern region of Laikipia. This is a stunning setting, north of the majestic Mount Kenya and home to Kenya’s widest variety of big game.
YZ recommends Tumaren Camp for travellers interested in experiencing the famous camel-assisted walking safaris of Karisia from a comfortable base camp.
Laragai House offers eight exquisite bedrooms include two rooms for children, and youngsters of all ages are welcome!
Ol Jogi provides luxurious accommodation for a maximum of 14 guests. Privately owned and operated, it offers a wide range of experiences within Laikipia and farther afield.
Segera provides a luxurious retreat complete with art gallery and sculpture garden! There’s also an emphasis on conservation, through the owners interest in the 4Cs project – Conservation, Community, Culture, and Commerce.
Enasoit Private Camp is privately owned and operated by Kenya-born Pete and Karen Glover. The owners live on site, as does the property’s family of orphaned animals, which includes a zebra called Ziggy!
YZ recommends Ekorian’s Mugie Camp for travellers seeking comfortable accommodation and oodles of activities within a wildlife-rich area of Laikipia.
Formerly known as Mutamaiyu House, Mugie House is due to open in October or November 2019. Having been privately owned and run, it’ll be managed by the team at Governors’, guaranteeing first-class safari experiences!
Situated a short distance from Nairobi’s international airport, this modern property provides a great stopover before or after your safari! It’s also a comfortable base from which to explore the capital city, if you have time.
We recommend this property to travellers seeking a deluxe base from which to enjoy both the wildlife and culture of Lewa! Kifaru can be booked on an exclusive basis, and children of all ages are welcome here.
We recommend this property for safarists seeking a comfortable base from which to explore the wildlife-rich Samburu! There’s a minimum age requirement of 3 years, and disabled travellers are welcome.