10 -just A few- luxury lodges in kenya you don,t need to rob a bank to enjoy..

Loyk Mara Luxury Camp is rare Eco-savannah gem situated on secluded acreage in the most scenic site of Olare Orok Conservancy in the greater Masai Mara National reserve playing host to the variety of wildlife, birds and habitats which only the Masai Mara can offer. This area is an astounding pastiche of open floodplains, marshlands, dry acacia, reverie forest and open grasslands, a magical place for nature lovers. It captures the essence of modernized African design, culture and tradition in combination with a stylish and exclusive atmosphere, excellent food and personalized services. Loyk Mara Luxury Camp gives you the opportunity to let go and dive in with nature. Open yourself to exploring, to being an adventurer, relaxing and delight in the desires that come with staying at our Luxury Camp. Come visit this unique Camp and share an intimate experience with the Maasai people.

Tipilikwani tented camp Maasai Mara; This uniquely situated luxury camp on the banks of  the Talek River overlooks the mottled plains of the Maasai Mara, where vast herds of wildlife co-exist with the colourful Maasai people between  June and October the Maasai Mara plays host to one of the most spectacular wildlife shows on earth the great annual  migration of over a million wildebeest and zebra as they enter the Mara ecosystem from Serengeti in neighbouring Tanzania. Tipilikwani’s tents enjoy river frontage and are decorated with warm, rich Maasai colours.

The family tents have a stand alone bath tub in addition to showers. Excellent food, personalised service and traditional Kenyan hospitality further compliment the prime location.

Game drives offer the unforgettable opportunity to enjoy the diversity of animals and birds living permanently in the Maasai Mara, as well as many migratory species. Guests can also learn more about the Maasai people, proud pastoralists and warriors, many of whom still retain their traditional nomadic lifestyle.

Pelican Lodge Elementaita is Situated along the shores of Lake Elementaita, The Pelican Lodge is an exclusive, luxurious and outstanding lodge nestled in a pristine environment above Lake Elementaita. The lodge that is named after the pelican birds found in this area, is set on private land (no park or conservancy fees required) in NaSlide backgroundivasha District between Naivasha town and Nakuru, where one can experience amazing sunsets and bird watching experiences.

With the exclusivity of 12 cottages in the lodge (6 doubles / singles & 6 twins); [soon to change as they are adding more rooms ] All rooms are en-suite’ with, king size beds, headlights, reading area hairdryers and free Wi-Fi; three of the rooms have an extra an open-air shower. The cottages are exquisitely built with natural materials and thatched roofs. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery on your own private balcony accessible through the open glass doors.

Mbweha Camp Nakuru- Tucked away in the spectacular Great Rift Valley on the private 6400 acre Congreve Conservancy, Mbweha Camp is nestled up against the southern border of Lake Nakuru National Park with beautiful views over the Eburru and Mau ranges. Congreve Conservancy is part of the greater conservancy area called Soysambu which has a large part of Elementaita within its borders. Rustic lava-stone cottages with thatched roofs are surrounded by euphobia candelabra, yellow barked acacia and other indigenous trees.

Mbweha Camp is only a few hours from Nairobi, yet feels right away from it all with its relaxed atmosphere.  Being situated outside a National Park allows many activities, including walking, mountain biking and night game drives. Guests can also enjoy day trips into Nakuru National Park with the option of a gourmet bush lunch with spectacular views of the Lake and the National Park.

Elephant Bedroom Samburu- This Camp offers luxury in a setting of breath taking beauty. It is set along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River and shaded by doum palms and other trees that make up this green belt of riverine forest.

The surrounding Samburu National Reserve is an area of spectacular scenery; its dry plains bisected by the meandering river, with the backdrop of Africa’s dramatic mountains, including Mt Kenya.

The spacious tents have rustic and colourful African touches, offering all the comforts; including a private plunge pool on the deck, hot and cold running water, electricity (and complimentary herbal shower and bath products.)​

The lounge and dining area is decorated with vibrant safari style, its soft intimate lighting assuring that this is the ultimate place to relax in between exciting game drives. Elephant, Monkeys, Impalas are amongst the camp’s many regular wild visitors, whilst Samburu National Reserve has a good number of lions and leopards and offers the opportunity to see many species endemic to northern Kenya. Samburu’s hot dry climate is also perfect for al-fresco breakfasts and three course lunches. Four course candle-lit dinners can be enjoyed in the cosy dining area under the magnificent African sky.

Lions Bluff Tsavo-Secluded and exclusive, Lions Bluff is suspended above an ancient elephant migratory corridor, with stunning panoramic views extending across the Lumo Community Sanctuary and  the Tsavo eco-system to the majestic Mt Kilimanjaro.

With only fourteen rooms the Bluff offers an intimate, affordable, safari experience.

Stay in a small, unique lodge of sustainable timber, canvas and traditional coconut thatch. For those that prefer the lodge also has a charming two room cottage built with local stone and decorated with the same red soils as Tsavo’s “red Elephant”

Sleep in a hand-made four poster bed in crisp cotton sheets and awake to Africa’s incredible sunrise ready to enjoy a game drive or bush walk before a hearty breakfast ..perhaps in the bush.. and you have begun to conjure up the magic that is Lions Bluff.

 Tawi Lodge Amboseli– is located on a private conservancy of 6,000 acres just five minutes from Kimana Gate, the eastern entrance to Amboseli National Park.


TAWI Lodge is settled at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro (5,963m) – the world’s largest free-standing mountain. The community-run conservancy, together with African WildlifeFoundation, promotes and maintains a harmonious development for the wildlife and the Maasai people along the corridor between Amboseli and the Chyulu Hills.

The lodge is an eco-friendly operation, which takes maximum care of the environment and its people. It consists of 12 cottages ideally located on bush land facing Kilimanjaro.

Each cottage has its own wooden-deck veranda and a fabulous view ofthe highest mountain in Africa, even from the comfort of your bed or your bathtub. Double or twin cottages, all have en suite bathrooms fitted with both a bath and shower. Each cottage has its own fireplace. Lighting and watersystems are solar powered.
The style of the lodge is a harmonious combination of modern (for your comfort) and traditional (to remind you that you are in Africa) it also has a spa.

Leopard Rock Meru- Leopard Rock Lodge is a five star luxury lodge located in Meru National Park, Kenya. Meru National Park is one of the most beautiful and untouched parks in Kenya. At Leopard Rock Lodge, guests will enjoy a high class experience in a fascinating and charming environment.

Leopard Rock Lodge is an Eco-lodge. The entire water system is run through a propeller using the energy of the Murera River and, treated without the use of any diesel or electricity. Water is heated by our solar panels for the entire lodge. Its run by Michel Dechauffour and his son Gabriel Dechauffour who have lived in Kenya for more than a decade. The Dechauffour family has always been in love with the wildlife and has thus, made their priority to create an experience mixed with both luxury and nature.

Giraffe Ark Lodge -Built right on the magnificent aberdare ranges,Giraffe Ark luxury and class is echoed throughout the hotel with expensive polished mazeras floors and finishes which give the hotel a touch of elegance and a sense of wild nature. the view of Mt.kenya is also super. Its truly a hidden Gem with unmarched beauty

Rhino Watch Safari Lodge

The Rhino Watch Safari Lodge is situated in the central Kenyan highlands. The Lodge offers a beautiful view of Mt Kenya. Surrounded by three wildlife reserves the lodge provides an ideal base for safari game drives.Warm hospitality and a friendly atmosphere await you. The Rhino Watch Lodge is an oasis of peace and relaxation, a perfect place if you need to get away from it all. We offer lovingly designed rooms in different categories and are specialized in accommodating nature and wildlife enthusiasts, families but also professional photographers and film crews. The lodge also has a spa.

To the readers;  feel free to recommend more luxirious places that you travelled and were reasonably priced without compromising with the standards.


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  1. Nice article. But if your article is about affordable places I wish you would put some sort of price guide . Something like “From as low as Ksh XXX in the low season” or something along those lines. Otherwise enjoyable read.

  2. It would be really good to have a rate for the mentioned lodges.

    Thank you.

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