Kenya offers some of the continent’s finest game reserves, equipped with luxurious amenities. Visit year round and experience the splendour of the Great Migration.
Solio Lodge, Laikipia
Neatly tucked away in between Mount Kenya and the Aberdares Mountains. Solio Lodge has the exclusivity of a private ranch even though it spreads over 45,000 acres, giving unrivalled wildlife experiences. It’s home to the endangered black and white rhino who live in harmony alongside other African wildlife such as leopard, lion and a wide variety of birds.
BEST FOR: The best place to see black and white rhino in Africa.
HOW TO GET THERE:Daily scheduled ﬂights from Nairobi to Nanyuki airstrip (45 minutes drive from the lodge) or a 4 hour drive from Nairobi.
Charter ﬂights into Solio Ranch airstrip (a 15 minute drive from the lodge) from anywhere in Kenya.
GUIDE PRICE: From US$545 per person per night
Sala’ s Camp, Masai Mara
Sala’s luxury tented camp is located at the convergence of two rivers, on the border of the Serengeti, in a quiet, secluded corner of the Masai Mara. Get ﬁrst-hand experience of the magnitude of the great wildebeest migration that passes through the Northern Corridor and enjoy amazing views of the Mara. The wildebeest migration is one of the New Wonders of the World. (Open: mid December to mid March and mid June to mid October.)
BEST FOR: The ﬁrst camp in the Masai Mara to see the migration.
HOW TO GET THERE: Multiple daily scheduled ﬂights from Nairobi or private charter into Keekorok airstrip (45 minute drive from the airstrip) or a 4 hour drive from Nairobi.
GUIDE PRICE: From US$490 per person per night.
Giraffe Manor, Nairobi
A 1930s, boutique hotel that has maintained all the charm of the era and is now famous for its resident herd of Rothschild giraffe. It’s set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest, allowing guests to interact with the giraffe at the breakfast table, the front door and even the bedroom window. (The Manor is closed during May.)
BEST FOR: The only hotel in the world where you can eat breakfast with the endangered Rothschild giraffe.
HOW TO GET THERE: It is a 50 min drive from Jomo Kenyatta airport and a 20 min drive from Wilson Airport.
GUIDE PRICE: From US $440 per person per night full board
Sasaab is a sensational and stylish lodge set in a wild landscape, amongst the culturally proud and fascinating Samburu tribe.
Located within the Westgate Community Conservancy in the northern part of Kenya. It has 9 spacious rooms each with their own private plunge pool. (The lodge is closed during November.)
The spa, Spasaab, blends modern beauty and health treatments using Liz Earle skincare products With a fusion of Moroccan and Swahili grandeur, its superior rooms offer guests the chance to relax in an atmosphere of serenity.
BEST FOR: The perfect blend of African wilderness, responsible tourism and reﬁned luxury.
HOW TO GET THERE: Local scheduled airlines fly to Samburu daily. It is also possible to charter private planes from Nairobi or Nanyuki. Sasaab is approximately a 7 hour drive from Nairobi-a spectacular journey across the Equator past Mount Kenya and into the Northern Frontier District.
GUIDE PRICE: From US$545 per person per night.