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The Best Hotels in Kenya

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Nestled between the Indian Ocean and Lake Victoria, Kenya’s national parks are home to some of the world’s most iconic wildlife and rugged landscapes, from the scrubby steppes around Mount Kenya to the teeming banks of the Tana River. But don’t fret about roughing it during your stay. Kenya’s lodgings offer something for everyone, whether you’re looking to shop till you drop in Nairobi, track elephants on safari in the Great Rift Valley, or survey the cultural scene in Lamu. Here's our list of the best places to bed down during your travels.
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Samburu, Kenya
Architects clearly had fun designing Saruni Samburu, an eco-lodge tucked away in the private Kalama Conservancy in central Kenya. Set on a giant outcropping of volcanic rock, stone serves as furniture and structure in the six spacious...
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Dol Dol, Kenya
There are few more romantic places to spend the night than in an open-air boudoir on the equator, gazing up at the heavens to the sound of lions roaring and hippos whomping in the distance. At the Loisaba Star Beds, handcarved canopy beds draped...
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Just an hour’s drive from the busiest town in Laikipia County, El Karama Lodge feels like a world away. Set on 14,000 acres of private land, six cottages and two riverfront cabins are simply decorated with locally sourced stone and thatch...
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Nanyuki, Kenya
Renowned for its modern conservation methods and work protecting endangered species, Ol Pejeta Conservancy has one more claim to fame: the last male northern white rhino in the world resides here. The 90,000-acre nonprofit is also home to all...
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Safari veterans Steve and Nicky Fitzgerald spent their careers running more than 60 lodges for luxury travel company &Beyond before opening their own on an escarpment overlooking the billowing plains of the Masai Mara. With its...
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Olare-Motorogi Conservancy, Maasai Mara, Kenya
If you’re looking for an off-the-beaten-path safari experience, Porini Lion Camp is the place for you. Nestled within the riverside Olare Motorogi Conservancy, the eco-friendly property is a feat of responsible tourism thanks to...
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Gogo Falls Road, Nairobi, Kenya
Families would be hard-pressed to find a more memorable place to stay than Giraffe Manor. Located in the leafy suburb of Langata, about a 30-minute drive from central Nairobi, the 1932 family home of a former candy baron was modeled on a Scottish...
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94, Kikenni Dr, Nairobi, Kenya
A stay at OneFortyEight, in Nairobi’s Langata suburb, feels like hunkering down at your most stylish friend’s home. The former private residence has eight eclectic rooms that blend regional artwork, custom furnishings (by local fashion...
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Kenyatta Rd, Lamu, Kenya
The ancient rhythms of daily life are palpable in Lamu’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that dates to the 14th century and is widely considered the best-preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa. Ideally situated on the waterfront,...
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Lamu Road, Malindi, Kenya
The final mile of the drive from the resort town of Malindi to the secluded beachfront hotel Che Shale winds through lush vegetation and coconut-studded palms—a preview of the laid-back vacation that awaits you. The property itself is simple...