Safari Lodges and Camps are a fantastic type of accommodation to enjoy a holiday in Kenya. These are usually in places very close to the wildebeest migration routes which means that visitors get to see these amazing wild animals close-up. Staying in a lodge really helps tourists get back to nature and experience the real Kenya. This list presents the best luxury camps and Safari lodges in Kenya, as rated by visitors.

Mara Serena Safari Lodge

The Mara Serena Safari Lodge is located in the Masai Mara Game reserve. Set high on a hill with long views over the savannah and down to the hippo-filled Mara Rive it stands center-stage to the legendary migration of the wildebeest. The hotels features 74 rooms, a swimming pool and a sundeck. Activities include 3 game drives daily with dedicated wilderness guides, guided nature walks or bird-watching walks, dinner in the bush and breakfast by the hippo pools.

Keekorok Lodge

Keekorok is located within Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve, which is at an altitude of 1,617 metres above sea level

The Camp
Located in the very heart of Kenya’s fabled Maasai Mara National Reserve, Keekorok, meaning motley abundance in the local Maasai language, was constructed in 1962 on a choice eighty-acre site in an area of permanent springs and lush grassland.

Accommodation is on a full board basis that includes morning tea or coffee, breakfast, luncheon, afternoon tea and dinner. Luncheon boxes are available by prior request for guests taking all-day game drives.

The Lodge consist of 89 double rooms, 8 superior rooms and 4 suits. Accommodation comprises stone built bungalows with private balconies, all with on suite bathrooms

The restaurant serves a variety of traditional African, Asian and Western food.
The bar serves a fine collection of whiskies and cigars along with exquisite freshly ground Kenyan coffee.

Sarova Mara Game Camp

Also located in the Maasai Mara, Sarova Mara Game Camp offers front seats to a great wildlife spectacle. The rolling plains around the Camp are teeming with wildebeest, gazelles and zebras, during the Great Migration months and the Camp is situated right in the center of their migration path. Sarova Mara Game Camp is also a great choice for those seeking a richer experience of Maasai Mara that goes much beyond just game drives. Activities and experiences range from luxury tented living to bird-watching, mini golf, sport fishing and a unique insight into the Maasai culture at the nearby Maasai village.

Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort


Situated at Lake Naivasha’s southern shoreline in Africa’s Great Rift Valley, the resort blends in perfectly with its natural surroundings. The air-conditioned establishment comprises 84 guest rooms and features a hairdressing salon, a games room, a TV lounge and a children’s playground. Guests may dine in the restaurant and sip their favorite drink in the bar.

Fairmont Mara Safari Club

Surrounded on three sides by the Mara River, the Fairmont Mara Safari Club is the embodiment of tented luxury. Each of the 50 tents at Fairmont Mara Safari Club is superbly furnished with its own private bathroom and a veranda overlooking the hippo and crocodile-filled river. A spacious outside deck overhangs the river and leads to a heated pool, complete with bar and private massage tents. Guests can choose from a wide range of activities including game drives and balloon safaris over the Mara.

Muthaiga Safari Camp

Muthaiga Safari Camp lies on the South Eastern border of the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The camp is composed of seven tents and two villas.The tents are built among-st the trees ensuring privacy and each has a veranda with a spectacular view. All the tents are individually styled and have their own bathroom, with piped hot water , electricity and a veranda set with a table and chairs. Guests can enjoy themselves with game driving, a walking safari, day fishing trips at Lake Victoria, cultural community visits and scenic flight over the Maasai Mara flying just 50 feet above the migrating herds.

Mara Intrepids Club

The Mara Intrepids Club has 30 tents spread across a large riverside site. They are arranged in small clusters making a number of mini-camps within the club grounds ensuring privacy and peace. The tents sit on a shady raised platform, with extensive views over the riverbanks where a large variety of animals come to drink.

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

Sitting in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro surrounded by endless grassland and a kaleidoscope of wild animals the Amboseli Serena is the classic Hollywood image of Africa. The lodge is renowned for its reforestation program, and visitors can help to preserve the Amboseli ecosystem by planting a tree. To date more than 750,000 seedlings have taken root over a 9 year period and many visitors have been able see the difference this one simple act can make. It is rated as the best among the Kenya safari lodges.

Saruni Lodge Mara


Saruni is a deluxe and intimate lodge set in a private conservation area (the stunning Mara North Conservancy) outside the Maasai Mara National Reserve offering the thrill of a real African adventure coupled with the highest standards of style and comfort. Saruni is proud to be rated silver by Ecoutourism Kenya.

The lodge has 6 cottages and 1 stunning family villa. All the rooms in the cottages are uniquely design offering a different experience: astrology, arts, literature, photography room and the “Love Shack” cottage, thought for honeymooners. The family villa, dedicated to the theme of natural history, has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large dining and sitting area with an amazing via of the Masai mara plains. Saruni also has an award-winning spa, called Maasai Wellbeing Space.

The accommodations are furnished with colonial antiques, Persian carpets and African art. Each cottage has hot and cold running water, 220-volt electricity, elegant Italian bathroom fittings, polished wooden floors, and large bathrooms with canvas fronts that can be opened to offer you an amazing “shower with a view”.

Saruni also runs and operates a private tented camp, called Saruni Wild. There are 2 double tents and one family tent at Saruni Wild, 10 km from the main lodge with a spacious beige tents with hand-made Desert Rose cedar furniture and en suite bathroom facilities.

Other Kenya Safaris
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