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Your own private bush home, exclusive game ranch or idyllic beach bungalow… the choices are practically endless, so we’ve taken the liberty of organizing them for you alphabetically for easy perusing. Just click on the name of any hostelry below to find out more about it–and to view some stunning photos! (If you prefer to search by country, simply click the tab of the country you'd like to view below.)
Nestled in a lush riverine forest, overlooking the great plains of the fabled Maasai Mara, this romantic and incredibly private camp provides the elegant ambience of safaris in the 1920s...plus all the modern conveniences that Hemingway and Roosevelt missed out on!
Built on an ox-bow of the Mara River, each exquisite tent has a private veranda with a spectacular view of the hippo-filled river. The gentle chortling of the hippo pods in the water will soothe you to sleep each night in your four-poster bed...it's a true escape.
UNESCO named Mt. kenya a World Heritage Site in 1997, declaring that its “rugged glacier-clad summits, Afroalpine moorlands and diverse forests” make it “one of the most impressive landscapes in East Africa.” All the exoticism of being on the equator, with the comfort of the cool mountain air...
The Norfolk has been a meeting place for passing travellers and newly arrived settlers alike since 1904; the starting point for East Africa safaris for over one hundred years. Black and white photos of past guests (Churchill and Roosevelt among them) inspire—this is where adventures begin!
This stately Victorian-style manor house is everything one could expect: ivy-lined stone walls, four-poster beds, phonographs, fireplaces, and lush, sweeping grounds occupied by...giraffe? Yes, it's true—this gorgeous property is also home to a bevy of habituated giraffe!
Kitich means “the place of happiness,” and it certainly lives up to the name. Wake each morning to bird calls and golden sunshine filtering through the emerald-green leaves of the surrounding forest, and feel as though you’ve gone back in time.
The breeze rustling the acacia trees and doum palms, the chirping of birds and the burbling of the Uaso Nyiro River are the only sounds in this hidden oasis. Time slows down at Larsen's Camp; how to spend a lazy hour-thinking up your opus at the writing desk or dreaming about it in the bed?
This is the land of big skies and invigorating air. Rugged cliffs and escarpments frame the awe-inspiring views of snow-capped Mount Kenya in the south. Flowing below are the Ewaso N'giro and Engare Narok rivers, the sweet sounds of which lull you to sleep after a day of adventure.
Acacia trees and prickly pear cacti, giraffe and striped hyena; all appear in sharp relief in the clear mountain air. Breathe it in with delight as you stroll from spa treatment to horse stables, raft the river or mountain bike, and even while you sleep beneath the diamond-studded sky in a Star Bed.
Seven enormous and secluded tents, tucked away in the lush forest along the river. It's a getaway worthy of the British explorers of old, complete with a tented library and full bar service by the campfire. At Mara Plains Camp, luxury and wilderness meet as old friends.
A mind-boggling expanse of wilderness greets you when you wake. This is where the action is: giraffe and elephant graze; antelope prance warily, watched by lion, leopard and cheetah; and during the Great Migration thousands of wildebeest stroll by the camp...truly, an experience of a lifetime.
These are the very Green Hills of Africa that gave Hemingway the inspiration for the legendary novel of the same name, and today they still inspire. Misty green hills rise above the golden savannah, and the view from the opulent lodge is rivaled only by the splendor of the lodge itself.
Through the filtered green light of the jungle you see them: gorillas, tussling and playing in the mossy undergrowth. Your time with these rare and relatable creatures is invaluable, and the luxurious lodge you return to is the perfect place to reflect on these magical interactions.
There is a breath-taking view from every vantage point of Sasaab: Maasai tribesmen herding cattle, an elephant parade, a sunset illuminating the snowy peak of Mt. Kenya. The airy, Moroccan-inspired sensibility of Sasaab blends into the landscape perfectly, and inspires both romance and relaxation.
Pristine, unrivalled wilderness—hundreds of thousands of acres shared between only two lodges and one camp. To choose between them is your only dilemma: the Edwardian manor glamour of Sasakwa, the old safari style of Sabora, or the contemporary, barefoot elegance of Faru Faru?
Over the vast, watercolor plains of Amboseli rises Mt. Kilimanjaro, in all its jagged glory and glamour. From a private veranda, watch the sun turn the mountain pink and purple, while below the elephants graze and water birds weave and dip over the grassy floodplains.
Zanzibar is the land of spices and sunshine. From your villa on the water, watch the golden sun sparkle on topaz waters and sugary beaches, cycle down the friendly paths in search of adventure, or venture into Stone Town and the exotic spice market…