One of the most sought after destinations in the world, the name “Kenya” is synonymous with the word “Safari”. Perhaps there is no other place on this planet that conjures such a spirit of romance and adventure. With its beautiful people, animals and wildlife, there is no way one would not want to visit this amazing country.
Today, Kenya continues to provide safaris beyond comparison. With dazzling romantic adventures, safari trucks with extra features, private planes, and tents that rival the most expensive penthouses, modern Kenyan safaris are both comforting and pampering.
Finch Hattons Luxury Camp
Established in 1948, Finch Hattons Luxury Camp is one of the oldest and largest national parks. The park celebrates its namesake and is located in one of his favorite safari spots. Finch Hatton discovered photographic safaris in Tsavo and died in 1931 in a Gypsy Moth crash in the area.
The camp was rebuilt in 2013 to accommodate visitors looking for more luxury safari adventure. Its proximity to a natural spring occupied by hippos, crocodiles, and birds makes it mesmerizing. Coupled with a full-service spa including a Turkish bath, a yoga platform, an infinity pool, a gym, and a museum, this location is a luxury safari like you’ve never experienced.
The tents are roomy and made from presidential canvas. The museum features natural history artefacts and a bar so you can learn while you relax. And lastly, don’t forget to dine at the romantic rooftop restaurant with pillow topped sofas.
A bushfire almost destroyed Loisaba in 2013, but it reopened with even more luxurious comfort than before. Luxury tents provide awe-inspiring views of the Kenyan plains. It also features an exclusive private pool.
The most amazing experience at Loisaba is the Starbeds. These mobile, handcrafted, four-poster beds are built into the back of flatbed trucks. Guests can sleep under the African sky at night when these are rolled out into the open air.
A fully stocked wine cellar, a dedicated camp manager, and romantic experiences make Loisaba one of the most luxurious Kenyan safaris available.
Ol Jogi Ranch
Ol Jogi Ranch is a private game reserve north of Nairobi. It is one of the most exclusive safari experiences in Kenya. French art dealer Alec Wildenstein once owned this property, and it continues to dedicate much of its resources to the preservation of endangered species.
This camp is unique because of the manor house and its cottages. This extravagant ranch is available only for exclusive use, and the price is a mere quarter of a million dollars per week. You’ll never get 60,000 acres of wildlife to yourself in any other location in Africa, making this location super special.
Ol Pejeta House
This two-story wilderness mansion features a drawing room with fireplace, a personal chef trained to tailor menus for each guest, swimming pools, and gorgeous gardens. It also has a private game reserve known for its rhino and chimpanzee conservation programs.
The extensive grounds provide gorgeous views of Mount Kenya. Scenic verandas extend around the house offering open-air relaxation opportunities. This park has a higher wildlife ratio than other safari locations and offers four private game conservancies. The shelters also have a large number of endangered species.
Elewana Flying Safari
This eight-day flying trip includes stops in several national parks for photographic opportunities of wildlife from above. Accommodations include luxury lodges at each location. You can also choose optional extensions to Diani Beach or Zanzibar.
Located near the cosmopolitan city of Nairobi, this tour offers several options to extend your stay. Masai Mara offers extraordinary wilderness, the Serengeti is host to an expansive ecosystem, and Diani Beach offers clear waters with aqua adventures.
This camp is like Disneyland for safari lovers. There are hundreds of places to stay, all surrounding the same pride of lions. The architecture makes this location stand out from the rest. Futuristic tents offer rustic interiors and bring life to this wilderness adventure.
The hillside overlooks grassy plains with wildebeest and thousands of other migrating animals. A trained chef and spa treatments top off your stay with relaxation and comfort
The luxury villas at Alfajiri overlook Diani Beach with white sand and lapping waves. Scuba diving, snorkelling, kite surfing, and deep sea fishing are the main attractions of this luxury safari adventure. However, it’s also a great place to explore the Shimba Hills and Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary.
The thatched roofs display Swahili design while other aspects of the architecture seem to sport a Caribbean vibe. The chefs cook with local ingredients, making this a truly unique African experience.
Cottar’s 1920 Safari Camp
For those of you searching for a retro safari feel, look no further than Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp. While this camp hasn’t been around for long, the accommodations look like they were built long ago. These roomy throwback digs are outfitted with antiques and Cottar family heirlooms.
Play vinyl records on the gramophone or enjoy silver tea service. Write the day’s journal entry on the antique typewriter or soak in the open air tub. Four poster beds adorn every tent and make for a fantastic trip to the past.
Serengeti Mobile Safari
The Serengeti Mobile Safari in Tanzania features tents with bathrooms, showers, and morning tea brought personally by an attendant. It’s the most exclusive way to enjoy the African plains. With flexibility in your daily plans, you can sightsee, find adventure, or relax. Nearby Ngorongoro Crater Lodge has spectacular architecture and overlooks the beautiful Ngorongoro caldera.
This is the best place to view the wildebeest migration across hundreds of miles of the Serengeti. The wildebeest are at the camp’s doorstep for several months of the year. Understanding the migration patterns of these magnificent animals is what makes this experience unique. Moving every couple of months to follow the herd, this camp gets the best view of the animals in their natural habitat.
Safari by helicopter is invigorating. Three weeks of exploration above the Skeleton Coast provides a remote getaway, desert landscapes, and expansive horizons full of game. Zoom across the desert in a dune buggy, sample Namibia’s most exclusive retreats, and spend two nights in Little Kulala looking at giant red dunes.
Safaris don’t have to be hot and dirty. Kenya has more to offer than just desert sands. Beaches full of buzzing life, relaxing cultural experiences, and homey accommodations make you feel welcome. You can explore tropical islands, taste local cuisine, book helicopter charter flights and sleep under the stars every night.
Stunning Kenya provides the backdrop for these luxury safari experiences. Calderas, mountain ranges, and exotic beaches sweep visitors off of their feet and keep them coming back for more. Kenya’s safaris are luxurious and romantic, and you won’t want to miss them.
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