5 Luxury Safari Camps and lodges in Kenya you should Consider while planning your Kenya Safari

Kenya is a Top Rated Safari Destination for both first-timers and seasoned travelers who can’t get enough of it and keep coming over and over again. It offers world-class wildlife viewing in most of her parks. Her snow-capped tropical mountains, White Sand Beaches along the Indian Ocean and her traditional cultures are some of the reasons that will attract you into wanting to make that anticipated Kenya Safari. This is capped up with her ability highly developed tourism sector that has attracted both local and international investors who have built world-class luxury safari camps in prime destinations across the country. In our post today we are going to look at 5 luxury safari camps in Kenya worthy spending a night at whenever you are planning a safari to Kenya.

Elewana Elsa’s Kopje Meru

We end North towards a less popular destination in Kenya; Meru National Park where we find the legendary Elsa’s Kopje. This beautiful facility is built into Mughwango Hill overlooking George Adamson’s Camp where he raised and released the orphaned lions. This boutique lodge is credited for rescuing Meru National Park from the Oblivion. It has spacious cottages with an open veranda and private balconies overlooking endless plains of Meru National Park

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 Endless Views of the Rugged Wilderness from the Luxury Cottages | © Elewana Elsa’s Kopje Meru

The Cliff Kenya

On number 2 of five Kenya Luxury Safari Camps and Lodges is The Cliff a newly luxury tented camp located inside Lake Nakuru National Park. Just constructed in 2018 the camp has just 10 luxury tents built on top of 100-meter high rock giving each tent a 180 degrees view of the majestic Lake Nakuru which attracts hundreds of lesser and greater Flamingos and other water birds.

 The Cliff Kenya Tented Rooms overlooking Lake Nakuru | © The Cliff

Saruni Samburu

Samburu National Reserve is the most popular destination in the entire Nothern circuit. It is home to Kenya’s most unique wildlife including the Nothern Special Five; Gerenuk, Beisa Oryx, Grevy Zebra, Somali Ostrich, and Reticulated Giraffes. All this can be experienced while staying at Saruni Samburu a luxury lodge that gives her guests unmatched views of Kalama Conservancy and Snow-capped Mt Kenya Peaks on a good day.

 Luxury Rooms Overlooking Kalama Conservancy | © Saruni Samburu

Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club

This is your preferred luxury safari lodge around Mt Kenya. The 100 room facility is located in the feet of 4199 meters high dormant volcano with excellent views of the mountain peaks and the landscaped gardens. What sets out this lodge unique from the rest of the facilities around Nanyuki is her 1950’s colonial architectural designs including William Holden’s original cottage.

 Fairmont Mt Kenya Safari Club | © fairmont Mt Kenya Safari Club


Elewana Sand River Masai Mara

The world-famous Masai Mara attracts dozens of local and international tourists from across the globe. It is known for its exceptional game viewing opportunities owing to its high concentration of wildlife. Lions can be easily spotted alongside other wildlife. It hosts the annual Wildebeest Migration which happens between July and October on Kenya side.

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 River Facing Luxury Tented Camp Exterior | © Elewana Sand River Mara

It is due to this that it is also home to some of Kenya’s finest Luxury Safari Camps and Lodges. Our First Luxury Safari Lodge in the Masai Mara is Elewana Sand River Masai Mara located on the banks of Sand River in the Masai Mara. With only 16 luxury tents Sand River Masai Mara gives an increased sense of exclusivity and privacy.

Little Governors Camp

Governors Camp Collection is a chain of luxury tented camps and lodges in Kenya and Rwanda and We choose Little Governors Camp as our second in the list of Kenya Luxury Safari Camps and Lodges here in the Masai Mara. It is located right at the edges of the Masai Mara. It has only 17 luxury en-suite tents built around a huge waterhole with an abundance of wildlife and birds.
One unique thing about Little Governors Camp is that it is accessed via a short boat ride across the Mara River. On arrival on the other side of the river, you are escorted by resident guides through the riverine forest to the camp. It is for this reason that it is preferred by tourists who would like an intimate facility away from crowds. The large wooden guests in the guests rooms are large and wide offering unmatched wildlife viewing opportunities.


River Facing Luxury Tented Camp Exterior | © Elewana Sand River Mara

Mahali Mzuri

Mahali Mzuri is a Swahili phrase that means a beautiful place. It is a luxury tented Camp in the larger Masai Mara Ecosystem owned by Billionaire Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Group. The 12 Tented Luxury Rooms offers guests an awe-inspiring spectacle while on a wildlife safari in Kenya. It is located in Olare Motorogi Conservancy a privately owned Conservancy in the Wider Masai Mara away from the crowds.


Mahali Mzuri Camp Masai Mara | © Mahali Mzuri

Finch Hattons Tsavo

We travel far and wide from the Masai Mara and into the wild and rugged Tsavo West National Park where Finch Hattons Tsavo Camp is located. It was originally built in 1993 and rebuilt afresh staring 2014 and 2015. The Luxurious rooms offer guests sweeping views of endless rugged plains of Tsavo.

Finch Hattons Tsavo| © Finch Hattons


Wildebeest Migration Safari

This safari is ideal to visitors who like finest things and want to maximise their time in the wild. We shall be staying at strategically located safari lodge in the Masai Mara. Our 1 hr flight from Nairobi to the Masai Mara and back ensures we spend less time travelling and maximise it on wildlife viewing in the Masai mara