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Kenya HOTEL & RESTAURANT GUIDE 2016


Kenya Hotel & Restaurant Guide 2016 Kenya Association of Hotelkeepers & Caterers 2nd Level, Heidelberg House, Mombasa Road PO Box 9977-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 600 4419/600 2538 Cell: +254 (0)708 483 334 Email: info@kahc.co.ke www.kahc.co.ke MOMBASA OFFICE 8th floor, Social Security House, Nkrumah Road, PO Box 83378, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)41 222 8208 Fax: +254 (0)41 231 2504 Email: infocoast@kahc.co.ke This KAHC Kenya Hotel & Restaurant Guide is published by:

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Contents General 3 5 6 8 10 13

Foreword from KAHC Welcome to a world-class destination Foreword from KTB Tourism back on track Introduction Obama visit sets seal on nation’s tourism revival Nairobi Even better choice of hotels in buzzing capital Kenya Coast Better times for coast as visitor numbers revive Location Kenya

Features 15 Fairmont Hotels & Resorts 17 Sun Africa Hotels 19 Sankara Nairobi 21 Atua Enkop Africa 23 The Boma Hotels 25 Sarova Hotels 27 Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi 29 Enashipai Resort & Spa 31 Safari Park Hotel & Casino 33 Baobab Beach Resort & Spa 35 Tribe Hotel 37 Jacaranda Hotels 39 The Panari Hotel 41 PrideInn Hotels & Conferencing 43 Ole-Sereni 44 Serena Hotels 45 Hotel Royal Orchid Azure 46 Best Western Premier Nairobi 47 Amani Tiwi Beach Resort

Listings 49 Listings User Guide 50 Members Index 52 Nairobi & Regions 59 Coast 67 Lodges 73 Camps 79 Other 1


Foreword from KAHC

Welcome to a world-class destination

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t gives me great pleasure to write the introduction to this latest edition of the KAHC Kenya Hotel & Restaurant Guide.

It has been over 10 years since the first KAHC Guide was published and in Kenya’s hospitality sector much has changed in the interim. During this time, Nairobi has witnessed a dramatic hotel expansion as many of the world’s leading brands have opened properties throughout our capital city.

Leading venue It’s a clear sign that Nairobi is not only the commercial hub of East Africa but also a leading venue for major meetings and events – and, of course, the starting and finishing point for visitors on safari.

At the coast, recovery in 2015 has been slower than in Nairobi and in the game parks. Nevertheless, everyone in the coast branch of our Association remains highly optimistic about the future – and about Kenya’s ability to be globally competitive as one of the world’s truly great beach destinations. So, whether you are coming just for the sun, to see our magnificent wildlife or to attend a trade show or conference – or even a combination of all three – a warm and heartfelt Kenyan karibu awaits.

Mike Macharia Chief Executive Officer Kenya Association of Hotelkeepers & Caterers

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Kenya has had its ups and downs in recent times. But, following President Obama’s historic visit in 2015 to

the land of his forefathers, I believe our nation is once again the destination of choice for those visiting Africa. Added to which, His Holiness Pope Francis was due to grace us with his presence in November.

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KTB foreword

Tourism is back on track for strong recovery

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ambo! Kenya is the home to authentic safari and continues to offer other diversified tourism products available across the country.

This has been a remarkable year for Kenya in the history of its foreign relations. Kenya has enjoyed high-profile visits and meetings with a focus on cohesion, security and development, thus endorsing the national brand in spite of previous challenges. During 2015 Kenya hosted a number of key international events that have helped raise the destination’s profile and thus increase the brand equity. They include the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, attended by dignitaries and investors and graced and steered by United States President Barack Obama, as well as the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Regional Conference, chaired by the organisation’s general secretary, Dr Taleb Rifai, while the fifth edition of the Magical Kenya Travel Expo was a resounding success.

Kenya’s status as a preferred MICE destination has enhanced our position globally. Increased investment in tourism projects, especially among international brand-name chains of hotels, has played a big role in positioning Kenya as a business hub of choice. And these events have led to a significant growth in tourism. The rapid improvement in our infrastructure has been a remarkable achievement – one with a direct impact on tourism growth. The expansion of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in particular has seen new airlines such as China Southern join the list of carriers flying directly to Nairobi, with others such as Lufthansa returning to Kenyan skies. Roads leading to tourism facilities such as parks and reserves have also been improved. Enhanced security, greater confidence in the destination and a general feeling about the ease of doing business have given the sector a reason to get back on its recovery track. Within the prevailing conducive environment, players in the sector have continued to provide excellent products and services to global standards.

There was recognition of the industry at this year’s World Travel Awards in Seychelles in which close to 30 travel trade organisations were crowned Africa’s leading facilities in various categories. Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) was voted Africa’s leading tourist board for the fourth time in a row. Our fame as home to the Big Five and as a beach destination was confirmed by the crowning of Masai Mara National Reserve as Africa’s leading game park and Diani as Africa’s leading beach. In conclusion, we have what it takes to continue flying the Magical Kenya banner and we call on visitors to become our brand ambassadors. We are upbeat that the sector is on track and on the road to recovery. Finally, let me welcome you to this edition of the KAHC guide, which will give you all the hotel information you need in order to sample our hospitality at its best. Karibu Kenya.

Muriithi Ndegwa Managing Director, Kenya Tourism Board

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Introduction

Obama visit sets seal on , nation s tourism revival

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rospects are on the up and up. Kenya is now on a roll as the nation’s vitally important tourism industry gets back to normal and foreign visitors return to what is East Africa’s top destination.

The catalyst for this welcome development and the upbeat mood can be traced back to President Obama’s historic visit to Kenya in July 2015. This highly publicised visit – and his positive impression of a nation with which he has strong familial ties – marked a dramatic turning point for the nation’s tourism sector. As it was, the president’s stay in Nairobi more or less coincided with (or resulted in) the lifting or relaxation by several source market nations of various, mostly unnecessary, travel advisories. After July there was an almost immediate upturn in hotel bookings, more visitors coming to view the annual wildebeest migration and a series of key announcements in terms of resumed charter flights to the coast. Good news, indeed. For the most part, the travel advisories had only a negative impact on tourism at the coast, with its heavy reliance on all-inclusive and package-type holidays. For Nairobi and the national parks it has been pretty much business as usual. Even so, any additional visitors are welcome.

Nairobi was largely immune from the drop in visitor numbers thanks to its status as the commercial and cultural capital of East Africa. This meant that business visitors were still flocking to the fast-growing city and that the number of attendees at the city’s various top conferences and exhibitions stayed at a high level. The capital’s popularity continues to drive the expansion of its hotel sector, with a constant stream of new properties being completed, under construction or planned for the coming years. There is an almost similar expansion across the nation as new hotels spring up in regional towns and cities.

Achievement Kenya has come a long way and is still going places. The nation has so much to offer and has achieved so much since independence in 1963. This achievement was in many ways perfectly illustrated when, for the first time, the country took top spot in the medal table in the 2015 World Athletics Championships in Beijing – an astonishing performance by any measure and especially so as Kenya won gold in some non-traditional events such as men’s javelin and men’s 400 metres hurdles. Despite some problems in recent times, Kenya is still a tourism destination with just about everything: wildlife in abundance, snow-capped mountains and some of Africa’s best and least-crowded beaches. It also has a fast-improving infrastructure, with new airport terminals, impressive highways and a soon-to-be-upgraded rail network.

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Then there is the excellent locally produced food (always a surprise to first-time visitors) along with incomparable levels of service and, of course, hotels, camps and lodges that are the envy of other destinations. So come and see for yourself what President Obama loves so much about his heritage and why Kenya rightly remains everyone’s African favourite destination.

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Nairobi

Even better choice of hotels in buzzing capital

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airobi is East Africa’s de facto capital – a fun-filled metropolis that is the region’s leading business and conference destination as well as a convenient overnight stop for those arriving in Kenya en route to the nation’s game parks.

the Crowne Plaza and the Country Lodge – the first such property in this fast-growing business district. Other big international names such as Marriott and Hilton (in addition to the existing hotel at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre) are also said to be planning new properties.

And there seems to be no limit to its popularity – a fact borne out by the number of new hotels opened recently or under construction in the city. In the space of 10 years or so Nairobi has been transformed from a city with a somewhat limited range of accommodation to one where visitors are spoilt for choice across all price categories and in terms of which area of the city to stay in. In fact, based on current expansion plans, by 2018 Nairobi is expected to have nearly 20,000 guest-rooms.

Similarly, there was once nowhere to stay in Gigiri and close to the United Nation’s Africa headquarters and the United States Embassy. But this is a thing of the past and new hotels have opened in the area, led by the contemporary-styled Tribe at The Village Market. The owners are now building a second, as yet unnamed, 215-room and 3.5 star property nearby for completion in late 2016.

As a result of this building boom, Nairobi now has nearly 20 five-star hotels – an impressive number by any standards and undoubtedly one of the highest in Africa. Overall, the average room rate for the city is about US$ 160 a night.

Other areas previously underserved in terms of hotels are adjoining Kileleshwa/Muthangari. But the 101-room Dusit D2 Nairobi on Riverside Drive and the 280-room Tune Hotel on Rhapta Road (which opened in 2015 and is a new brand for Kenya) appear to have solved this scarcity.

Another aspect of this frenzied and much-needed expansion is the fact that some areas of the city have gained new and more conveniently located properties. At one time, international-class hotels were confined to the central business district and, perhaps, the Westlands commercial area. Today, there are few parts of Nairobi that cannot boast at least one quality hotel.

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Already a key spot for business visitors, Westlands is set for new budget-priced hotels to add some options to the more upmarket offerings of the imposing Villa Rosa Kempinski on Chiromo Road, the charming Southern Sun Mayfair, the classy Sankara and the well-established Jacaranda.

At one time, for example, there was not a single hotel close to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). Today, visitors have three or four to choose from, with even more bed capacity planned for the Mombasa Road area.

At the same time, many existing and long-established properties are improving their offering as the local market becomes ever more competitive. Serena, arguably the most venerable of Kenyan brands, has announced plans to refurbish its flagship Nairobi property and build a new conference centre.

A further addition to the mix of upscale executivestyle hotels is the city’s new 271-room Radisson Blu, due to open in late 2015 in Upper Hill, close to

So, whatever your budget or preference in terms of location, Nairobi’s hoteliers have the perfect place for you – with even more on the way.

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Kenya Coast

Better times for coast as visitor numbers revive

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t’s renaissance time at the coast. Having endured a really tough period, hotels along the nation’s 1,420 km coast are perfectly poised to benefit from a sharp upturn in visitors in 2016 as inbound tour operators and charter flights eagerly return to what is still one of Africa’s most inviting value-for-money destinations. Few can rival Kenya’s long stretches of mostly deserted white soft-sand beaches lapped by a delightfully inviting and bountiful turquoise ocean. There’s also a year-round climate that is close to perfect for sun-worshippers. Broadly speaking, ocean-facing hotels are grouped into certain locations rather than being spread out haphazardly along the coast. And the choice is simply breathtaking. From the grandest of five-star resorts to the humblest of seaside guesthouses, there is something here for everyone.

Dazzling So, starting from the Tanzanian border, Msambweni is the first tourist spot going north – and still very much off the beaten track. Then it’s on to Diani Beach, with its dazzling collection of fine hotels, shops, restaurants and nightclubs and with its own Ukunda airport offering regular daily flights to Nairobi. There are one or two properties, for example at Tiwi, between Diani and Mombasa. There are surprisingly few hotels in Mombasa itself – a remarkable situation for a city with a population of around 1.3 million. But with a limited choice, many business visitors prefer to stay on the coast just outside the city and travel in for meetings. Heading further north from Mombasa, hotels are concentrated in Nyali and Bamburi and Shanzu before you cross the creek to Mtwapa. Next stop is, still largely undiscovered, Kilifi with its own creek; then there is Watamu, which, like Diani is

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laid out in strip form with an eclectic range of hotels including all-inclusive as well as small and decidedly upmarket; and finally onwards to stylish Malindi, where the airport may finally be upgraded soon to accept international flights. For those seeking barefoot chic or adventurous activities such as kite-surfing, there is a handful of small-scale, homespun but charming hotels on the coast north of Malindi. And finally to Lamu, where there is no motorised transport and where the accommodation remains nicely in keeping with the destination’s Unesco World Heritage Site status. The downturn in tourism of recent times has naturally had a negative impact on investment and, unlike elsewhere in Kenya, there has been little in the way of new hotels opening or being started. But now, with vastly improved prospects, there are early signs that investor confidence has returned to the coast. As a result there is expected to be a dramatic increase in new hotel construction and a spate of upgrades to existing properties. There is also a trend towards the building of condominiums such as those in Kikambala and Malindi. These developments only add to the coast as a destination and don’t necessarily undermine the status of its more traditional and popular hotels and resorts. One notable exception to the dearth of new hotels is the 18-room Sun Africa Hotels Beach Resort in Nyali – it’s something different from the more traditional style of properties usually found just to the north of Mombasa. In short, there is an almost endless list of hotels and resorts from which to choose stretching across hundreds of kilometres of beach front – all of them, however, offering a warm Kenyan welcome and serving the kind of ‘fresh from the ocean’ seafood for which the coast is justly famed. Good food, attentive service, great prices, broad smiles all coupled with endless sunshine. What more could you want?


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Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

Unrivalled luxury and adventure in three iconic properties

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airmont Hotels & Resorts Kenya offers three superior properties in Nairobi, the Mount Kenya region and in the Masai Mara.

Fairmont The Norfolk Fairmont The Norfolk offers its guests a peaceful haven, whether they’re in Kenya on business or making their way to or from a safari adventure. Since its opening in 1904, this secluded gem in the heart of Nairobi has remained a celebrated Kenyan landmark. The hotel has luxurious suites and rooms set around tranquil tropical gardens, a heated outdoor swimming pool and a modern health club with a fitness centre and indulgent spa facilities.

Fairmont Mara Safari Club Fairmont Mara Safari Club is tucked away in the north-west corner of the Masai Mara Game Reserve, home to the great wildebeest migration. The club lies at the foot of the Aitong Hills and is surrounded on three sides by the Mara River, providing a perfect base for safari adventure in the African savannah. There are 51 luxuriously furnished tents with fourposter beds and en-suite facilities. They also have spacious private decks overlooking the river, allowing guests to view the crocodiles and hippos.

Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club Nestled in the lush foothills of Mount Kenya, and with a history as rich and evocative as the surrounding landscape, the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club offers a snapshot of Africa from a bygone era. The property is spread over 100 acres of manicured lawns, tranquil streams and landscaped gardens with spectacular views of distant Mount Kenya. Its guest rooms, suites and cottages reflect the original charm of the residence, complete with modern-day amenities.

At a glance - Three iconic properties across Kenya - Renowned for excellent hospitality - Superb cuisine in all three properties

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Sun Africa Hotels

Luxury properties to fulfil every aspiration

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he multi-award-winning Sun Africa Hotels company is renowned for its collection of luxury properties across Kenya and for its excellent service. Named Africa’s Best Hotel Management Company at the 2014 World Luxury Hotel Awards, it has a property to suit everyone, with a lodge, a luxury tent, a country club, a boutique city hotel and a beach resort. Keekorok Lodge: The first property to open in the famous Masai Mara, the lodge is located in 700 square miles of lush plains in the direct path of the spectacular annual migration. It has 85 standard rooms plus 12 chalets, an executive suite and a presidential suite. Regarded as one of Africa’s best luxury lodges, it offers an unparalleled safari experience in one of Kenya’s finest properties. Kiboko Luxury Tent: This exclusive camp on the shore of Lake Naivasha offers an intimate setting with just eight tents, each furnished in traditional safari style with modern amenities and en-suite bathroom. The all-inclusive camp offers unlimited soft drinks, wines, local beers, tea and coffee. In addition to Lake Naivasha, it is close to Hell’s Gate National Park, Lake Nakuru and Lake Bogoria.

Lake Naivasha Country Club: This 55-acre property, dating from the 1930s, features elegant colonial architecture and excellent facilities. Just an hour outside Nairobi, it is the perfect place to unwind in comfortable surroundings or enjoy the activities on offer. A swimming pool and fitness centre are available on site, while nearby Crescent Island is a haven for zebra, wildebeest, gazelle and giraffe.

Personalised Sovereign Suites: This five-star boutique hotel in Nairobi offers total relaxation in a luxury setting. It has just 14 colonial-style suites to ensure a personalised service for each guest. The hotel is surrounded by six acres of well manicured private land, while the

large lake offers a chance to view local animals. The hotel’s restaurant, The Main, serves delicious food and also hosts meetings and events. Sun Africa Beach Resort: The recently opened Sun Africa Beach Resort in Mombasa is the newest addition to the collection, offering the same warmth and hospitality as its sister properties. The 18 rooms are divided into deluxe, king sea view, executive and executive sea view suites, so there is something for everyone. With the inviting white sand of Mombasa as its backdrop, the resort has a spa, a gym, a swimming pool and meeting rooms.

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Sankara Nairobi

Luxury and fine dining with a contemporary flair

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ankara Nairobi sets new standards in contemporary luxury and personalised service. The tranquillity of its spacious rooms, award-winning spa and rooftop pool create the perfect environment in which to revitalise, while its stylish open kitchens, social spaces and meeting facilities put the Sankara Nairobi at the heart of the city’s vibrant social and business life. The hotel has all the facilities and functional technology that a world traveller would expect, while its collection of contemporary art is an authentic link to African culture. Sankara Nairobi is a distinctive destination for the discerning traveller who wants a personal experience that resonates with his or her lifestyle. Sankara Nairobi offers modern dining at its best, with fresh flavours and locally sourced produce. Its world-class chefs produce authentic cuisine, while its dining venues feature contemporary design of a high standard.

The hotel’s recently launched signature restaurant, Graze, is a modern take on the steakhouse, offering prime cuts and seafood.

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The Sarabi Pool and Supper Club, offering healthy fare by day, is also a premier evening venue where people can meet and be entertained. The Champagne Bar offers the finest champagnes as well as single malt whiskies.

The Artisan offers the best in international cuisine using fresh, seasonal and organic produce. The Gallery’s award-winning wine programme is one of the city’s best.

At a glance - Award-winning Angsana Spa - New signature restaurant, Graze - Located in Westlands

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Atua Enkop Africa

Four diverse experiences, same exclusive luxury

he Atua Enkop Africa collection is made up of four small, exclusive camps located in three prime viewing areas, offering a diversity of experience.

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tents have colourful African touches, while the lounge and dining areas are decorated in a vibrant safari style with soft intimate lighting. It’s an ideal place to relax between game drives.

Atua Enkop Africa means ‘out of Africa’ in the Maa language of the Maasai people and a uniquely African hospitality is reflected in the warm, luxurious ambience of its camps.

Mbweha Camp is tucked away in the spectacular Great Rift Valley on the private 6,400 acre Congreve Conservancy (part of the larger Soysambu Conservancy) with fine views over the Eburru and Mau ranges. Although it is only a few hours from Nairobi, the camp has a relaxed, ‘away from it all’ atmosphere. Lake Nakuru National Park is about 20 minutes away, and the Conservancy provides opportunities for bush walks, hiking, mountain biking and night game drives. A swimming pool is a recent addition to the camp.

Elephant Bedroom Camp offers luxury in a setting of breathtaking beauty. It lies on the bank of the Ewaso Nyiro River, shaded by doum palms and other trees of the riverine forest. Elephants regularly wander through the camp, which is unfenced, allowing visitors a close-up experience. The spacious

Tipilikwani Mara Camp is a luxury camp on the bank of the Talek River overlooking the plains of the Masai Mara and within easy reach of game viewing areas. There are four family tents with stand-alone bathtubs and showers. In addition to its prime location, the camp offers excellent food, personalised service and traditional Kenyan hospitality. Games drives offer a chance to appreciate the diversity of animals and birds of the Masai Mara as well as many migratory species. The camp boasts a new swimming pool.

Mara Ngenche Safari Camp is a small, intimate, luxurious and elegant camp set in a beautiful riverine forest in the heart of the Masai Mara. It has 10 spacious, well appointed, en-suite tents decorated with a blend of modern African decor and old-world charm. Each tent is partially enclosed in its own boma, with four-poster beds and fine views of the two rivers, Talek and Mara. The camp is unfenced to allow the free movement of animals through the grounds. It offers an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere in which to experience the African bush.

At a glance - Four luxury camps in the Great Rift Valley, Samburu National Reserve and Masai Mara National Reserve - Unforgettable game-viewing experiences - Luxurious accommodation with unparalleled service, fine cuisine and experienced guiding

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, Go to properties in Nairobi and Eldoret

The Boma Hotels

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he Boma Hotels group is made up of three properties: two in Nairobi and one in Eldoret.

The group’s flagship property is the magnificent Boma Hotel, conveniently located close to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Superior rooms are 36 square metres in size, deluxe rooms 50 square metres and suites 55.8 square metres with a large sitting area, ideal for private business meetings. Guests can be sure of a good night’s sleep thanks to luxurious linen, plush pillows and duvets. The business suite has a contemporary ambience with a traditional African touch.

Conference Guests can choose from the Johari Restaurant, the Tembo Bistro and the Atrium Coffee Shop. The hotel also has a health club and spa. There are meeting and conference facilities for up to 80 people in reception configuration. Next door is the 58-room Boma Inn Nairobi, a three-star budget property. The inn has two restaurants, the Mundial and the Mbugani, as well as a garden bar and a lounge.

Meanwhile, in Eldoret, the 68-room Boma Inn has set new standards in Kenya’s fifth-largest city. Located just 5 km from the international airport, the Boma Inn offers guests a choice of superior and deluxe rooms and the impressive Governors’ Suites.

Lounge The hotel’s Sinendet Restaurant is popular with both local people and guests, as is the Aburwo Lounge. The Boma Hotels group is affiliated to the Red Cross and all profits generated in Kenya go directly to that organisation. Boma Hotels now also runs a training college, the Boma International Hospitality College, in partnership with a Swiss hospitality institution, the Alpine Centre. The college offers courses in food and beverage sales, culinary arts, front office operations and housekeeping.

At a glance - Owned by Kenya Red Cross Society with all profits funding its work - Popular with professionals involved in the humanitarian relief sector - Attractive and modern facilities in three ideal locations

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Sarova Hotels

Sarova offers eight of the best

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enya’s leading hotel brand, Sarova Hotels, Resorts and Game Lodges, represents the pinnacle of luxury accommodation in East Africa, with properties in some of the region’s best and most convenient locations. Sarova Stanley: Sarova’s flagship property, a Nairobi landmark, is located in the city’s business district. Opened in 1902, the Sarova Stanley has 217 spacious and elegant rooms. Here, guests can enjoy five-star luxury with top-quality amenities, high-tech facilities and world-class cuisine. Sarova Panafric: Set on a hill overlooking the capital, Sarova Panafric has 162 rooms, four themed suites and three studio suites plus 42 fully furnished and serviced apartments, all refurbished and decorated in a vibrant contemporary African style. Popular with visiting executives, the Sarova Panafric is an isle of calm in the city’s business district. Once a watering hole for freedom fighters and foreign correspondents, the Flame Tree Restaurant – named after the tree that holds pride of place in the gardens – offers leisurely meals. Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa: East Africa’s finest resort is located on a magnificent beachfront, one of the longest on the Kenyan coast. The resort has 338 tastefully furnished rooms and suites with spectacular ocean, pool and garden views. Guests have a choice of three superb themed restaurants, two fine bars and the exclusive Cocos Beach Bar overlooking the ocean.

Sarova Mara Game Camp: The camp offers frontrow seats for nature’s most breathtaking show, the wildebeest migration. It has 75 luxurious tents with breathtaking views of the Mara Plains. This is a tranquil and relaxing retreat where one can listen to the natural sounds of nature. The Isokon Restaurant serves inspiring gourmet meals in a remote and wild setting. Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge: Set on a hill overlooking the spectacular flamingo-rimmed Lake Nakuru, the lodge has 67 recently refurbished chalets, all equipped with modern conveniences and offering fine views of the lake and the silhouetted hills beyond. Guests can enjoy country-style dining at the Flamingo Restaurant or, on request, the chef can prepare a special meal. Guests can enjoy lunch under the acacia trees with unobstructed views of the lake. Sarova Shaba Game Lodge: Set in an oasis in the middle of a desert of volcanic earth, this lodge is one of Kenya’s best-kept secrets. The property is attractively laid out with modern chalet-style rooms overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro River. There are 85 rooms, all overlooking the river, where elephants sometimes appear and crocodiles lounge on the riverbank. The lodge also has a restaurant, a bar, a swimming pool with a pool bar, and various bush and alfresco dining options. Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge: Built in the shape of a German fort, this beautifully designed lodge is full of history from the First World War. It’s an ideal base for exploring the natural environment, offering an exclusive

bush experience. There are 60 well appointed standard rooms with fine views of the lush gardens. Renowned for its exquisite dining, the lodge offers top-quality dishes using fresh ingredients and embracing panAfrican, pan-European and pan-Asian cuisine. Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge: Known for its warmth, vibrancy and hospitality, this lodge is a luxurious safari venue in the heart of Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, overlooking a waterhole and the vast plains of Tsavo. The lodge has 96 rooms, elevated on stilts and built on two levels, offering 24-hour game viewing. Guests can enjoy their meal in the light and airy dining area or out in the open with views of the Taita Hills.

At a glance - Eight properties in unique locations - TripAdvisor Hall of Fame win for six out of eight properties - 2015 World Luxury Hotel Awards Winner 25


Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi

Charming ambience with good dining options

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ocated in one of the city’s smartest suburbs, the Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi is a comfortable and welcoming hotel offering both business and leisure options. Set in five acres of landscaped gardens with majestic trees, this Tsogo Sun property has an authentic atmosphere that appeals to discerning guests on a visit to the Kenyan capital. With a comprehensive range of accommodation, the Southern Sun Mayfair has 171 spacious rooms (17 executive and 154 standard rooms) with a range of amenities to ensure total comfort, including en-suite bathroom, tea and coffee facilities, DSTV, hairdryer, complimentary Wi-Fi and 24-hour room and porter services.

The hotel has a fully staffed business centre and is home to some of Nairobi’s finest conferencing venues and facilities with eight rooms that can accommodate from 20 to 350 guests.

Poolside For guests who want to keep in shape, there are two large pools and a well equipped health and fitness club; while the poolside terrace, with its views of the lush hotel gardens, is the perfect spot for drinks and light meals.

For dining, there is the Oasis poolside restaurant for alfresco breakfasts and Ă la carte and buffet dinners featuring delicious specialities, as well as the popular Golden Spur Steak Ranch, open throughout the day, serving what many consider the best ribs in Nairobi.

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Enashipai Resort & Spa

All-year-round vacation and conference destination

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eriving its name from a Maasai phrase meaning ‘place of happiness’, the Enashipai Resort & Spa in Naivasha is exactly that.

getaway, a business conference or a spa safari. Each of the 135 luxuriously appointed rooms is indulgently spacious and comfortable with sweeping views of the surrounding hills or lush tropical gardens.

Voted Kenya’s Leading Spa Resort at the World Travel Awards for the third year running, and a winner at the 2015 World Luxury Hotel Awards, Enashipai offers all the qualities you would expect from an afro-chic spa resort and more.

Conference

Located in the Great Rift Valley, just an hour’s drive from Nairobi, the resort is perfect for a weekend

One of East Africa’s largest meeting facilities, the Entumo Conference Centre is not just a venue – it’s a conference destination. With a capacity of 500 delegates, state of the art technology and flexible meeting room options, we can customise solutions to fit clients’ needs.

Leisure When it comes to leisure, the award-winning Siyara Spa offers the ultimate in relaxation with a variety of holistic spa experiences to promote serenity and well-being. After hours, the Wave Nightclub offers the perfect setting for cocktails, conversation and dancing.

The resort is also home to Kenya’s first privately registered museum, the Maa Museum, where guests can learn more about the life and culture of the Maasai people. Nearby Lake Naivasha is home to hippo and many bird species. Day and overnight excursions to Mount Longonot, Hell’s Gate, Lake Nakuru and the Masai Mara are also available.

At a glance - One hour’s drive from Nairobi with 135 rooms, including 16 suites - Award-winning Siyara Spa and 500 pax Conference Centre - Home to the privately owned Maa Museum - Multi-award-winning resort (TripAdvisor, World Travel Awards, World Luxury Awards)

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Safari Park Hotel

Nairobi’s outstanding resort for business and leisure

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he Safari Park Hotel is an oasis of beautiful gardens and water features in the heart of Nairobi where guests can be sure of rich hospitality. It is an ideal stopover for safari travellers and for postconference tours. Located off the Thika Superhighway, the hotel is a blend of elegant African architecture and luxurious accommodation with 167 deluxe rooms and 36 suites, with private balconies, set in 50 acres. All rooms feature high-speed Wi-Fi and cabled internet connectivity, a safe and 24-hour room service. The Safari Park Hotel is one of the region’s foremost leisure and conference venues, with a range of indoor and outdoor meeting and banqueting facilities for up to 5,000 people. The hotel is perfect, too, for wedding receptions and honeymoons. The hotel has five international restaurants, offering some of the finest dining in Nairobi. Choose from the 24-hour Café Kigwa; La Piazzetta, offering delicious pasta and pizzas; the Winners Pavilion Chinese restaurant, specialising in seafood and Szechwan feasts; the Chiyo Japanese and Korean restaurant, with Teppanyaki, sushi and sashimi selections; and the atmospheric Nyama Choma Ranch, serving flame-roasted barbecued meats while guests are entertained by the Safari Cats team of dancers and acrobats. Leisure facilities include the Paradise Casino, Cats Club disco and the Piano Bar. The Safari Fitness Centre has a range of ultra-modern facilities.

At a glance - Major MICE venue in Nairobi - Good food in a variety of eateries - Entertainment includes casino and disco

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Baobab Beach Resort & Spa

Luxury resort offers fine cuisine

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ocated on Diani Beach, the Baobab Beach Resort & Spa is set in 80 acres of tropical gardens and has 500 metres of beachfront overlooking the Indian Ocean. As one of Kenya’s leading all-inclusive resorts, the Baobab offers an exemplary level of service. Accommodation has been designed with luxury in mind and the resort has been tastefully furnished by one of Kenya’s leading interior designers. All rooms are fitted with modern amenities and come with private terrace or balcony, offering a choice of spectacular ocean, pool and garden views.

Exotic Guests can savour rich and varied cuisine, including seafood freshly harvested from the Indian Ocean, mouth-watering exotic fruits and a delicious range of international and traditional dishes served in a choice of exquisite settings. There is a selection of bars, lounges and restaurants offering a delectable range of international, African and seafood dishes accompanied by a wide selection of fine wines. For special occasions, guests can enjoy an extravagant dining experience in the à la carte Marhaba and Tangezi restaurants with a cooling ocean breeze.

Signature The Afya Bora Wellness Club & Spa is an oasis of tranquillity in a sublime tropical setting, offering guests the ultimate in well-being and relaxation. Guests can enjoy signature beauty treatments, alluring bath and steam rituals and holistic therapies in a selection of individual and twin-bed ocean-facing treatment rooms. The Porini Amphitheatre offers guests a superb entertainment experience. Set in an arena accommodating up to 700 people, the amphitheatre features the latest audio-visual equipment and a purposebuilt, theatre-style stage. Guests can enjoy the entertainment under a picturesque evening sky.

At a glance - All-inclusive dining with multiple restaurants - Porini Amphitheatre offering excellent entertainment - Afya Bora Wellness Club and Spa 33


Tribe

Chic hotel offers world-class comfort and style

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ocated within the same complex as The Village Market and Nairobi’s main diplomatic area, Tribe offers chic design with an emphasis on detail and luxury. The hotel’s many rooms and suites reflect this level of luxury and are unrivalled in their sense of elegance and class. Every bedroom is an example of worldclass comfort and functionality while offering a cultural journey through hand-picked arts, crafts and furnishings from all over Africa. The hotel has a number of signature suites for discerning travellers and the double-storey business lofts offer a separation of living and working environments. Tribe’s VIP wing includes several rooms designed to host an entourage or a delegation;

while Nairobi’s first celebrity suite, Tribe’s Penthouse, features dramatic design accents and the ultimate sense of presence.

Contemporary Jiko serves contemporary international cuisine focused on carefully grown fresh ingredients and specially sourced international imports. The extensive menu features grilled meats and vegetables as well as house-made pastas, breads, pastries and gelatos. Jiko’s exclusive wine list highlights some of the finest selections of wines to perfectly complement the flavours of Jiko. The exclusive Kaya Spa combines traditional and new-world treatments from around the globe. The

five treatment rooms and hair studio infuse a sense of tranquillity through inspiring design. Tribe’s Executive Resource Centre offers the highest levels of functionality, design and technology, making it an ideal choice for those craving inspired meeting spaces and attentive service.

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Jacaranda Hotels

Choice of three prestigious venues

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acaranda Hotels is a prestigious hotel group, synonymous with quality and elegance. Its three unique properties across Kenya offer excellent accommodation and experiences, whether one chooses to stay in the city or at the coast or to explore Lake Elementaita.

Jacaranda Hotel Nairobi Since it opened in 1964, Jacaranda Hotel Nairobi has been one of the most popular choices of both business and leisure travellers in Nairobi. Set in the heart

of Westlands, the city’s main entertainment hub, the hotel is conveniently close to many key venues and facilities including Karura Forest, the United Nations headquarters, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, the Sarit Centre and the brand-new Garden City Mall. The Jacaranda Hotel has 128 tastefully decorated rooms, all en-suite, with amenities including electronic safe, ceiling fan and satellite TV. Guests can be sure of a relaxed and enjoyable stay in Westlands.

Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Resort The newly refurbished Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Resort is one of the Kenyan coast’s most popular and well regarded hotels. Inspired by the area’s rich history, the resort has an Arabian decor that recalls the bygone age of the Sultans of Zanzibar. The resort has 100 en-suite rooms featuring locally carved furniture, ceiling fan and amenities to ensure an excellent stay. An ocean view is available in 25 of the rooms, which also come with a private balcony. Free water sports are available to guests, along with swimming and plunge pools, tennis courts, volleyball facilities and a spa.

Jacaranda Lake Elementaita Lodge Jacaranda Lake Elementaita Lodge is the group’s oldest and most historical property, located 120 km from Nairobi on a vast piece of land overlooking Lake Elementaita. It dates back to 1916 when the property was built by the aristocratic Irish settler Galbraith Cole, Earl of Enniskillen. The spirit of that bygone age lives on today in the colonial features and atmosphere of the lodge, which has 33 rooms. On site facilities include a swimming pool, free Wi-Fi, laundry and valet services as well as a gift shop. Conferences, weddings and team-building exercises can be accommodated at the lodge.

At a glance - Three unique properties in excellent locations - First-rate hotel in Nairobi - Stylish beach resort - Historical lakeside lodge

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The Panari Hotel

Luxury, comfort and excellent food and drink

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he Panari Hotel is located on Mombasa Road, Nairobi; an ideal location that is only 10 minutes from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Offering a luxurious and comfortable space in which to relax, The Panari Hotel is an excellent choice.

Wi-Fi, direct dial telephone, a stocked-to-order minibar, safe, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers, tea and coffee facilities and complimentary local newspapers.

This five-star hotel offers a choice of rooms: deluxe, superior and executive. Executive suites are furnished with a king-sized bed, a lounge area and a large work space. The Royal Jade Suite is the ultimate in luxury, and perfect for that special occassion. It comes complete with personal butler service. Deluxe rooms and suites have views over Nairobi National Park..

Guests can choose from the fine dining Red Garnet Restaurant or the hotel’s two elegant coffee shops; or relax in the Crystal Bar. The Red Garnet offers international cuisine served either in buffet style or à la carte. The hotel’s signature coffee shop, The Black Gold Café, is famous for its roasted coffees, teas, light meals, smoothies and desserts. The Amber Café provides delicious pastries, freshly baked in the Panari kitchens.

All rooms are air conditioned with a flat-screen TV,

Elegant The Panari’s conference venues are ideal for business and social functions. There are two boardrooms and two meeting rooms with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment and an atrium. They can accommodate up to 1,500 guests with an option of outside catering. Guests can grab a drink and unwind at the Sky Lounge or Shooters & Dip cocktail lounge.

At a glance - 10 minutes from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport - Uniquely famed for its ice-skating rink, first of its kind in Kenya and in East and Central Africa - Rooms with a panoramic view over Nairobi National Park - IMAX 3D cinema and 12 meeting rooms 39


PrideInn Hotels & Conferencing

Quality budget hotels in Nairobi and at coast

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rideInn Hotels and Conferencing is a fast-growing group of hotels located in Nairobi and Mombasa. It offers a perfect choice for those on a budget seeking good quality accommodation and conferencing facilities.

• PrideInn Hotel Westlands: Luxurious three-star hotel for guests who want a clean, comfortable and quiet stay in Nairobi’s Westlands district. All the features of a modern city hotel with a unique location to guarantee maximum comfort. • PrideInn Hotel Lantana: Intimate all-suite hotel in a luxurious location in Westlands. Suites have a separate living room, dining room, kitchen and bedroom, all with high-speed Wi-Fi, direct-dial telephone and home entertainment centre with 42 inch flat screen TV. • PrideInn Hotel Raphta: Located on Raphta Road in Westlands, with 100 newly renovated superior

• PrideInn Hotel Mombasa: This hotel in the heart of Mombasa is a perfect balance of convenience and redefined hospitality, with professional services and amenities to satisfy all guest requirements. • PrideInn Hotel Nyali: Conveniently located on Links Road, North Coast in a luxurious setting with palm trees and makuti structures. An ideal choice for business travellers, with some of the best conferencing facilities in Mombasa. • PrideInn Hotel Diani: Guests are sure to enjoy the PrideInn touch at this hotel. With its prime South Coast location and exceptional services, it offers hospitality, pleasure and an unmatched journey through the rich coastal culture. • PrideInn Paradise Beach Hotel: An ideal escape for business and leisure travellers, the hotel is located on Shanzu Beach just 16 km from Mombasa town. Its sumptuous international cuisine, world-class spa and Mombasa’s largest convention centre will make every stay memorable.

rooms, modern conferencing and tailor-made services. The hotel guarantees a perfect stay for business and leisure travellers alike.

• Coming soon: PrideInn Hotel Kisumu and PrideInn Hotel Eldoret

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Ole-Sereni

Deluxe city hotel where guests can view wildlife

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eassuringly close to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and enjoying spectacular and uninterrupted views, Ole-Sereni has a unique status as the only city hotel adjoining a national park.

Guests can look across the vast expanse of Nairobi National Park and spot animals such as gazelle, giraffe, ostrich, buffalo and even lion, if lucky, from their room or while enjoying a drink on the terrace. The hotel has 134 rooms and suites, with 58 city-facing superior rooms, 48 deluxe rooms with national park views and 26 spacious club rooms, also with park views. There is also a selection of lavishly equipped executive suites featuring four-poster beds, Jacuzzi, separate study, 24-hour in-room dining and minibar among a range of impressive amenities.

Dedicated A range of delicious cuisine is served at four food and beverage outlets, while the Duma health club includes a dedicated salon offering manicures, pedicures, a variety of hair styling services and massages, as well as steam and sauna rooms. Guests can choose from the Big Five restaurant, the Waterhole snack bar with its national park views and the elegant fine-dining Eagle’s Steak House with its succulent signature Jack Daniels steak and equally commanding views of the park. Executives can take advantage of Ole-Sereni’s 24-hour business centre, technology support staff and audio-visual equipment, which make the hotel an ideal venue for events and conferences. The Pride Hall Conference Centre has a capacity of 500 people. It can also be divided into various combinations of four individual rooms. There are three additional meeting rooms with a capacity of around 20 people each, plus a large, fully equipped boardroom.

At a glance - Borders Nairobi National Park - Hi-tech conference and meeting facilities - Duma health club

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Serena Hotels

Nine wonderful properties in unforgettable locations

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erena has a total of nine properties across Kenya, each offering something unique, but all with the Serena touch. From award-winning city hotels to glorious beach resorts to camps and lodges in wonderful locations, Serena has all bases covered when it comes to tastes and personalities.

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge: At the heart of Amboseli, with Mount Kilimanjaro as a fabulous backdrop.

Serena Beach Resort & Spa: Spacious facilities in a tropical paradise.

Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge: 56 en-suite rooms offering a splendid game viewing experience

Sweetwaters Serena Camp: 56 tents in a sheltered oasis.

Serena Mountain Lodge: Located above the treetops on the lower slopes of Mount Kenya.

Nairobi Serena Hotel: Award-winning five-star hotel.

Ol Pejeta House: Guesthouse close to Sweetwaters Serena Camp. Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp: Small, exclusive camp on the shore of Lake Elmenteita. Mara Serena Safari Lodge: 74-room lodge in the heart of the Masai Mara National Reserve.

At a glance - Nine wonderful properties in the African wilderness - Nairobi Serena Hotel is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World

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Hotel Royal Orchid Azure

New five-star hotel with events space

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otel Royal Orchid Azure is a new five-star property on Lantana Road in Westlands, about 20 km from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

The hotel has 165 well appointed, spacious, air conditioned rooms. All rooms come with complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi access, flat screen TV, minibar, in-room programmable safe, direct-dial local and international telephone, tea and coffee facilities, iron and hairdryer.

Casino Other hotel facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and a casino. Helping to define the city’s dining-out experience are the hotel’s trendy food and beverage outlets.

For exclusive mid-sized and intimate business meetings and social gatherings, the hotel offers the ideal setting with its versatile conference and events space.

At a glance - One of Nairobi’s newest hotels - Five-star property on Lantana Road

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BEST WESTERN PREMIER Nairobi

Ideally located hotel with stylish facilities

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ocated in the tranquil suburb of Hurlingham, just half an hour from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Nairobi offers top quality accommodation for both business and leisure travellers.

The hotel has state-of-the-art conferencing facilities with knowledgeable staff on hand to ensure that any business meeting, banquet or conference goes smoothly. The conference halls can host a minimum of six and a maximum of 100 guests.

The hotel is ideally situated with ready access to shopping malls, the commercial district, the city centre and the Nairobi National Park.

There are excellent dining options, with contemporary international cuisine served at Pablo’s and traditional Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare at Mezze on the Deck.

There are 96 air conditioned superior rooms and executive suites with queen-sized or twin beds. In-room facilities include premium bedding, LCD flatscreen television and minibar.

One of the hotel’s highlights is the rooftop, where guests have access to a heated swimming pool as well as the LEVEL 8 bar and lounge. So the options are there to end the day in style, however you choose to relax.

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At a glance - Ideally located for business and leisure guests - State-of-the-art conference facilities - Choice of three food and beverage outlets


Amani Tiwi Beach Resort

Paradise under African skies

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mani Tiwi Beach Resort is an ecofriendly haven located on Mombasa’s powder white sands. With excellent accommodation and facilities, it offers guests a chance to relax and rejuvenate on the beautiful coastline.

After a fire in 2009 Amani Tiwi was rebuilt, with a strong focus on being eco friendly, offering guests a home from home and incorporating the history of the Kenyan coast into the resort. The name Amani means ‘purity’ in the Swahili language – something the owners wanted to include in the new property.

Impressive With a combination of African and Swahili influences, the resort offers a five-star paradise suitable for a family holiday, a romantic getaway or an impressive business trip. There are 209 air conditioned rooms including interconnecting rooms, wheelchair accessible rooms and grand suites. All rooms come with LCD satellite television, high speed Wi-Fi plus other facilities.

At a glance - Private beach - New conference centre opening in 2016 - Wedding and event planning

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sing the Kenya Hotel, Restaurant & Entertainment Guide is easier than ever. Here is the new easy-to-follow list of symbols denoting the key facilities available at properties featured in this guide. The purpose of these icons is to allow users to see, at a glance, the main services on offer. For a more in-depth look at an individual hotel, resort, lodge, camp or club, there is also a short write-up about the property and a list of its unique features. The idea is that readers can quickly and efficiently identify where each property is located, find up-todate contact details and differentiate easily between KAHC members. Facilities highlighted are those currently available to guests.

Ecotourism Some of the hotels, lodges and camps listed in this guide have official eco-ratings from Ecotourism Kenya with an appropriate symbol to denote the property’s exact eco-classification. These properties are recognised for best practices in environmental conservation, sustainable resource utilisation and socio-economic investment. Properties are rated gold, silver or bronze. Ecotourism Kenya members are also given the appropriate logo to denote that the owners of these properties subscribe to the general environmental aims and objectives of the association, but may not have an official eco-rating yet. GOLD-RATED – Gold Eco-rating is an indicator that a facility has achieved superior and replicable levels of excellence in responsible resource use, environmental conservation and socioeconomic investments. ECO-RATED GOLD

SILVER-RATED – Silver Eco-rating demonstrates a move towards excellence; awarded to facilities that show innovations in responsible resource use, environmental conservation and socioeconomic investment. R ECO-RATED SILVE

BRONZE-RATED – Bronze Eco-rating is the entry level and demonstrates a facility’s awareness and commitment to environmental conservation, responsible resource use and socioeconomic investment. NZE ECO-RATED BRO

ECOTOURISM KENYA MEMBERS – Members of Ecotourism Kenya properties subscribe to the general environmental aims and objectives of the association. Visit the Ecotourism Kenya website for more information: www.ecotourismkenya.org

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KAHC Members Index A Aberdare Country Club ACK Guesthouse Mombasa Alliance Naromoru River Lodge Almanara Luxury Villas Amani Tiwi Beach Resort Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge Amboseli Sopa Lodge andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Camp Arc Hotel Ashnil Aruba Lodge Ashnil Mara Camp Ashnil Samburu Camp

52 59 67 59 59 67 67 73 52 67 73 73

B Bamburi Beach Hotel Baobab Beach Resort Basecamp Masai Mara Best Western Premier Nairobi Blue Bay Village Blue Post Hotel Boma Inn Eldoret Boma Inn Nairobi

59 60 73 52 60 52 53 53

C Campers Haven & Jamboree Resort Clarion Hotel Crowne Plaza Nairobi

60 53 53

D Diani Reef Resort & Spa Diani Sea Lodge Diani Sea Resort Driftwood Beach Club

60 60 60 60

E Eden Beach Resort & Spa Eden Village Watamu Beach Eka Hotel Nairobi Elephant Bedroom Camp Elephant Pepper Camp Elsa’s Kopje Enashipai Resort & Spa Entim Camp Mara

60 61 53 74 74 74 53 74

F Fairmont Mara Safari Club Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club Fairmont The Norfolk Fairview Hotel Fig Tree Camp Finch Hattons Camp

68 53 53 54 74 74

G Gelian Hotel Gishungo Apartments Hotel Golf Hotel Kakamega

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Governors Camp Governors’ II Moran Camp Governors’ Private Camp Great Rift Valley Lodge

74 74 75 68

H Hemingways Nairobi Hillpark Hotel Hilton Nairobi Hotel Royal Orchid Azure

54 54 54 54

I International Hotel & Tourism Institute (IHTI) Ilkeliani Camp Intercontinental Nairobi

79 75 54

J Jacaranda Hotel Nairobi Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Club Jacaranda Lake Elementaita Lodge Joy’s Camp

55 61 68 75

K Karen Blixen Camp Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages Karen Country Club Keekorok Lodge Kiboko Luxury Camp Kenyatta International Convention Centre Kicheche Camps Kilaguni Serena Lodge Kilili Baharini Resort Kinondo Kwetu Kipungani Explorer Kitich Camp

75 55 79 68 75 79 75 68 61 62 62 75

L Laico Regency Hotel 55 Lake Bogoria Spa Resort 55 Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp 76 Lake Naivasha Country Club 55 Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge 68 Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge 68 Lake Nakuru Lodge 68 Lantana Galu Beach 62 Larsens Camp 76 Leisure Lodge Golf Club 79 Leisure Lodge Hotel 62 Leopard Beach Resort & Spa 62 Leopard Rock Lodge 69 Lewa Safari Camp 76 Lion in the Sun 62 Lions Bluff Lodge 69 Little Governors’ Camp 76 Loisaba 69

M Maanzoni Lodge Mara Intrepids Club Mara Leisure Camp Mara River Camp Mara Serena Safari Lodge Mara Simba Lodge Masai Mara Sopa Lodge Medina Palms Merica Hotel Nakuru Milele Beach Hotel Milele Hotel Nairobi

55 76 76 77 69 70 70 62 55 62 55

Mnarani Club Mombasa Beach Hotel Mombasa Continental Resort Mpata Safari Club Msambweni House Muthaiga Country Club

63 63 63 70 63 80

N Naboisho Camp Nairobi Safari Club Nairobi Serena Hotel Naivasha Kongoni Lodge NAS Airport Services Ngulia Safari Lodge North Coast Beach Hotel Nyali International Beach Hotel

77 56 56 70 80 70 63 63

O Ocean Sports Resort Ol Donyo Lodge Ol Seki Hemingways Mara Ol Tukai Lodge Olare Mara Kempinski Ole Dume Suites Ole-Sereni Hotel Olumara Tented Camp

63 70 77 70 77 56 56 77

P Pangoni Beach Resort Pa Pweza Adamsville Beach Suites Park Villa Hotel Parklands Sports Club Pine Court Malindi Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa Plaza Beach Hotel PrideInn Hotel Lantana Suites PrideInn Hotel Mombasa PrideInn Hotel Raphta PrideInn Hotel Westlands

63 64 56 80 64 64 64 56 64 56 56

R Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill Reef Hotel Rekero Camp Rhino Watch Lodge

57 64 77 70

Serena Beach Resort & Spa Serena Mountain Lodge Severin Sea Lodge Siana Springs Tented Camp Southern Palms Beach Resort Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi Sovereign Suites Sunset Hotel Sunset Paradise Apartments Surfside Villas Swahili Beach Swahili House Sweetwaters Serena Tented Camp

65 72 65 78 65 57 57 57 66 66 66 66 78

T The Tamarind Group Temple Point Resort The Ark The Boma Nairobi The Panari Hotel The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille The Sleeping Warrior Camp The White Rhino Hotel Tribe Hotel Tin Tin Restaurant Tipilikwani Camp Tortilis Camp Travellers Beach Hotel & Club Turtle Bay Beach Club

80 66 72 58 58 72 78 58 58 80 78 78 66 66

U USIU 80 Utalii Hotel 58

V Villa Rosa Kempinski Hotel Voi Safari Lodge Voi Wildlife Lodge Voyager Beach Resort Voyager Ziwani Camp

58 72 72 66 78

W Wigot Gardens Hotel Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club

58 58

S Safari Park Hotel & Casino Samburu Game Lodge Samburu Intrepids Camp Samburu Sopa Lodge Sanctuary Olonana Sandies Tropical Village Sankara Nairobi Sarova Lion Hill Lodge Sarova Mara Camp Sarova Panafric Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge Sarova Shaba Game Lodge Sarova Stanley Sarova Taita Hill Game Lodge Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa Saruni Samburu Sekenani Camp Sentido Neptune Beach Resort Sentido Neptune Palm Beach Resort Sentido Neptune Paradise & Sentido Neptune Village Resort

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Aberdare Country Club

Arc Hotel

c/o Marasa Africa Kenya, GPO PO Box 48995-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 557 009; Cell: +254 (0)737 799 990/2 Fax: +254 (0)20 556 126 Email: reservations.ke@marasa.net; www.marasa.net www.aberdarecountryclub.com Location: Mweiga Hill in the Aberdare Highlands The Aberdare Country Club was originally called The Steep, the home of an English couple who settled in Kenya. Almost a half century later it was renamed and opened for guests. A heritage property, it has the charm of a private home with the simple comforts of a country inn. All the rooms are in cottages and suites. Additional Facilities: Conference facilities, business centre, gift shop, health club, horse riding, nine-hole golf course, safari drives, steam and sauna bath

PO Box 536 – 20115, Egerton, Nakuru Tel: +254 (0)20 258 8772 Email: egertonarchotel@yahoo.com; archotel@egerton.ac.ke www.egerton.ac.ke Location: Egerton, Nakuru Situated within the Egerton College Campus, the ARC Hotel offers accommodation and excellent conference facilities in the Central Rift. There are a total of 90 en-suite rooms, with a television and Wi-Fi. All rooms are on a bed and breakfast basis. The conference facilities can cater for up for up to 250 delegates and have a variety of packages available to suit different needs. The conference grounds are also available to host weddings, cocktails or teambuilding exercises. Additional Facilities: Gym, swimming pool, car parking, conference facilities, gardens, LCD projector

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BEST WESTERN PREMIER Nairobi

Blue Post Hotel

Argwings Kodhek Rd, Hurlingham, Nairobi Tel: ++254 (0)20 2927000/1/2/3 Cell: +254 (0)732292700; 0722292700 Fax: +254 (0)20 2927005 Email: info@bestwestern.co.ke www.bestwestern.co.ke Location: Nairobi At the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Nairobi, we understand quality, trend and above all, we understand value. Set amid a prime district of Nairobi, the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Nairobi is perfectly situated to cater to both business and leisure travellers. Additional Facilities: Pablo’s Restaurant (International Cuisine), Mezze on the deck (Middle East and Mediterranean cuisine), LEVEL 8-Ciroc bar and lounge, free Wi-Fi, gym, heated pool, taxi services, concierge, business centre, souvenir shop

PO Box 42-01000, Thika Wireless: +245 (0) 20 222 2241 Cell: +254 (0)721 578 245; 725 999 538; 772 597 244 Email: bph.info@heritagehotels.co.ke; reservations@blueposthotel.co.ke Facebook: Blue Post Hotel –Thika Location: Along Thika-Muranga Highway, 45 km from Nairobi ­ Established in 1908, Blue Post Hotel has been purposely located between two natural water falls; namely Chania and Thika. For nature lovers the hotel garden forest is home to a variety of indigenous trees, found only in East Africa at the Blue Post forest. An impressive diversity of bird species can also be found here. Additional Facilities: Coffee shop, parking, animal park, nature walks, museum, shop, horse riding, rafting, weekend live entertainment

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Boma Inn Eldoret

Boma Inn Nairobi

PO Box 9208-30100, Eldoret Tel: +254 (0)719 025 0000/502/503/504/505 Cell: +254 (0)719 050 000 Email: eldoretsales@theboma.co.ke www.theboma.co.ke Location: Elgon View, Off Ramogi Drive The Boma Inn Eldoret is located 13 km (15 minutes drive ) from Eldoret International Airport, 5 km (7 minutes dive) from Eldoret city centre and 340 km from the Nairobi Central Business District (CBD). Boma Inn Eldoret offers 68 deluxe guest rooms, with a modern, contemporary design and a traditional African touch that will cater for all your needs. Additional Facilities: Gift shop, business centre, concierge, airport transfers, taxi services, parking, laundry, currency exchange, luggage storage, conference facilities, Zoezi health club and spa

PO Box 26601-00100 Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 390 4000 Cell: +254 (0)719 050 000 Email: sales@theboma.co.ke www.theboma.co.ke Location: Bellevue, off Mombasa Road The Boma Inn Nairobi is a budget hotel which opened in 2008. The hotel features 59 cosy rooms. The conference centre offers a number of meeting rooms in different, flexible set ups. Conveniently located adjacent to Boma Nairobi, this homely inn offers an advantageous yet quiet location at a pocket-friendly price. The Afya Garden Bar offers casual dining as well as drinks. All profits go to the Kenya Red Cross Society. Additional Facilities: Complimentary Wi-Fi, full health club, hair salon, on-site bank with ATM services, conferencing facilities, 24-hour room service

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Clarion Hotel

Crowne Plaza Nairobi

Junction of Moi Avenue and Muranga Road, opposite Jeevanjee Gardens, PO Box 5247-00506, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 221 1739; 221 1740 Cell: +254 (0)721 485 024; 0735 485 024 Email: info@theclarionhotel.co.ke www.theclarionhotel.co.ke Location: Nairobi The Clarion Hotel is located in the heart of Nairobi, overlooking the central business district and close to major landmarks. The Clarion Hotel has 62 stylishly appointed rooms and suites that are designed with subtle artistic touches while incorporating the finest comforts of contemporary living. The rooms’ interiors are styled to give visitors unparalleled comfort and repose. Additional Facilities: Laundry, free parking, spa and health club, close to the business district

PO Box 25574-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 274 6000 Cell: +254 (0)717 830 334; 717 096 000/1 Fax: +254 (0)20 274 6100 Email: info@cpnairobi.com www.cpnairobi.com Location: Upper Hill, Nairobi Crowne Plaza Nairobi is a modern, elegant and luxurious five-star hotel located in Upperhill. Many prestigious companies, banks and embassies surround the property. The hotel has two dynamic restaurants: Baraka (open all day) and Sikia (for fine dining). For a more relaxed ambience the Alabaster Coffee Lounge and Babalu’s Lounge are ideal casual venues. Additional Facilities: Business centre, health club, shop, beauty salon, bank, parking

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Eka Hotel Nairobi

Enashipai Resort & Spa

PO Box 27695-00506, Nairobi Tel: +254 719 045 000; +254 732 105 000 Fax: +254 732 105 575 Email: reservations@ekahotel.com www.ekahotel.com Location: Mombasa Road, Nairobi. Eka Hotel is a contemporary-style hotel offering comfort, convenience and efficiency to the discerning traveller. For both business and leisure guests, the hotel is an ideal venue, offering stylish accommodation along with five versatile meeting rooms. Eka Hotel is conveniently located 7 km from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, 5 km from Wilson Airport and 5 km from the central business district. Additional facilities: Complimentary Wi-Fi access, gym, swimming pool, gift shop, babysitting, free parking, guest transport service

Moi South Lake Road, Naivasha Tel: +254 (0)51 213 0000 Cell: +254 (0)719 051 000 Email: sales@enashipai.com www.enashipai.com Location: Naivasha Located within the splendour of the Great Rift Valley and by the shores of Lake Naivasha, this multi-award-winning resort is close to some of Kenya’s key attractions. With an up-market spa, outdoor pool, state-of-the-art conference centre and complimentary facilities, Enashipai is an all-year-round destintion that is perfect for business or leisure. Additional Facilities: Spa, cultural museum, coffee lounge, health club, business centre, lake, close proximity to National Parks, hippo viewing, birdwatching

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Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club

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PO Box 35, Nanyuki Tel: +254 (0)62 203 1300/15 Fax: +254 (0)20 221 6796 Email: kenya.reservations@fairmont.com www.fairmont.com Location: Nanyuki Kenya’s most famous retreat, Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, was originally the private haven of movie star and founder William Holden. The club is spread over 100 acres of manicured lawns, trout-filled streams and landscaped gardens. Recently refurbished, all 120 guest rooms have a fireplace and spectacular views of nearby Mount Kenya. Additional Facilities: Golf, fishing, horse riding, fitness centre, swimming pool, animal orphanage, helicopter rides, spa

Fairmont The Norfolk

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Harry Thuku Road, PO Box 40064-00100 (GPO), Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 226 5000 Fax: +254 (0)20 221 6796 Email: kenya.reservations@fairmont.com www.fairmont.com Location: Nairobi A landmark in Nairobi since opening its doors in 1904, The Norfolk (now named Fairmont The Norfolk) has welcomed royalty, statesmen and stars alike and today the hotel continues to provide a sophisticated respite from the bustle of the city’s downtown business district. From luxurious rooms to sumptuous dining options, from conference facilities to a revitalising health club, Fairmont The Norfolk is fully equipped for any stay. Additional Facilities: Health club, heated swimming pool, beauty parlour, shop, ballroom, cultural tours, laundry service

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Fairview Hotel

Gelian Hotel

Bishop’s Rd, PO Box 40842-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 288 1000 Cell: +254 (0)720 604 428 Fax: +254 0)20 272 1320 Email: book@fairviewkenya.com www.fairviewkenya.com Location: Upper Hill, Nairobi The Fairview – ‘the country hotel in town’ – is set in five acres of landscaped gardens, five minutes from downtown Nairobi. Owned and managed since 1946 by one family, the Fairview is a charming blend of past and present. Guests are usually business people and independent travellers. Additional Facilities: Parking, travel agent, shop, five restaurants, business centre, Wi-Fi, sundowner bar, laundry, gym, swimming pool

PO Box 2750-90100, Mwatu Wa Ngoma St, Machakos Tel: +254(0)710 551 611; +254(0)736 180 561 Email: reservation@gelianhotel.com www.gelianhotel.com Location: Machakos Situated in Machakos County, the four-star Gelian Hotel is elegantly designed with comfort, style and class. Elegant decor, spacious rooms and a professional team ensure that you will have a luxurious and comfortable stay. The hotel has a panoramic view of Machakos county and the beautiful surrounding mountains. The view is best seen from the presidential and ambassadorial suites. The Gelian Hotel is the only premier four-star hotel in Machakos, offering a wide range of services for business and leisure travellers. Additional facilities: Two restaurants, coffee shop, rooftop bar, massage room, sauna, gym, swimming pool, laundry services, underground parking, night club

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Golf Hotel Kakamega

Hemingways Nairobi

PO Box 118-50100, Kakamega Tel: +254 (0)728 833 974; +254 (0)731 338 705 Fax: +254 (0)56 30 155 Email: info@golfhotelkakamega.com Website: www.golfhotelkakamega.com Location: Along Khasakhala Road, Milimani area Golf Hotel Kakamega is situated close to the forest, and provides guests with a melody of singing birds, whispering trees and croaking frogs. Enjoy the sparkling blue swimming pool, and the spacious rooms featuring DSTV and free internet. It’s a quiet location for conferences, seminars, team building, cocktail parties and wedding reception. Next to the hotel is a nine hole golf course which guests can enjoy courtesy of the hotel. Additional Facilities: Outside catering, photo shoots, wedding reception, football, volleyball, secure parking, Wi-Fi, swimming pool, conference halls

PO Box 146-00502, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 2295 01/15 Fax: +254 (0)20 2295 111 Email: info@hemingways-collection.com www.hemingways-nairobi.com Location: Mbagathi Ridge, off Karen Road, Karen Hemingways Nairobi, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is a new boutique hotel in Nairobi’s Karen residential area with views of the Ngong Hills. Designed for the business and leisure traveller, Hemingways Nairobi offers the full range of facilities expected in a boutique hotel with 43 deluxe rooms and two luxury suites. Just 14 km from the city, the hotel is close to Nairobi National Park, the Giraffe Centre and the Karen Blixen Museum. Additional Facilities: Business centre, beauty salon, room service

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Hillpark Hotel

Hilton Nairobi

Lower Hill, PO Box 46037-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 272 4312/3/5 Fax: +254 (0)20 271 6768 Email: reservations@hillparkhotel.com www.hillparkhotel.com Location: Nairobi’s Upper Hill Discreetly tucked away in Nairobi’s Upper Hill, next to the NTSA building, the HillPark Hotel is sure to appeal to visitors who enjoy the quiet comfort of a country home. The HillPark Hotel is conveniently located only a six-minute drive from the city centre and 10 minutes from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Additional Facilities: Business centre, beauty salon, room service, state-of-the-art health and fitness centre

PO Box 30624-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 279 0000; 228 8000 Fax: +254 (0)20 225 0099; 222 6477 Email: nairobi_info@hilton.com www.nairobi.hilton.com Location: Nairobi CBD, five minutes from KICC Hilton Nairobi is situated in the city’s central business district, a five minutes’ walk from the Kenyatta International Convention Centre and only 25 minutes away from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Enjoy superb service and facilities ranging from 287 comfortable rooms, themed restaurants and bars, 12 meeting rooms with natural daylight and a modern spa and gym equipped with a heated outdoor pool. Additional Facilities: Electronic safes, free Wi-Fi in public areas, 24-hour room service, business centre, executive lounge, shuttle bus service.

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Hotel Royal Orchid Azure

Intercontinental Nairobi

Lantana Road, Westlands, PO Box 13760-00800 Tel: +254 (0) 773 035 395, +254 (0)716 079 305 Email: reservations@azurehotelnairobi.com www.royalorchidhotels.com Location: Westlands Hotel Royal Orchid Azure is one of Nairobi’s newest five-star properties, located just 20 km from JKIA, in the popular Westlands district. 165 well-appointed rooms are available in six variations, from standard rooms to presidential suites. All rooms include high speed Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV, mini bar, safe and air conditioning. This modern, spacious hotel offers a selection of eateries, including Lime Light, offering an international inspired menu, and a cafe which serves excellent high tea and pastries. Indian speciality restaurant, Tiger Trail, offers fine dining and an authentic ambience. Additional facilities: Outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, spa, casino, banquet and convention facilities, Wi-Fi

PO Box 30353-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 320 0000 Fax: +254 (0)20 320 0036 Email: sales@icnairobi.com www.ihg.com Location: Uhuru Highway, opposite Uhuru Park, Nairobi For over 40 years InterContinental Nairobi has remained the city’s leading upscale international hotel. The rooms and suites offer spacious accommodation, facilities and service for frequent business and leisure travellers. Additional Facilities: Parking, disabled facilities, Indian restaurant, Italian restaurant, themed evenings

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Woodvale Close, Waiyaki Way, PO Box 14287-00800, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)711 089000 Email: reservations@jacarandahotels.com www.jacarandahotels.com Location: Westlands, Nairobi The Jacaranda Hotel Nairobi is ideally located at the very heart of Westlands, traditionally Nairobi’s social and entertainment hub. Nestled amongst four acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds, surrounded by towering Jacaranda trees, the hotel is an oasis of calm and tranquillity amid the bustle of a thriving metropolitan city. Additional Facilities: Fully equipped gym, spa, pool, eight conference venues, Wi-Fi, beauty salon, a selection of six restaurants and bars, complimentary car parking for guests, taxi and shuttle services, porter service, 24-hour in-room dining

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336 Karen Rd, PO Box 163-00502, Karen Tel: +254 (0)20 351 7804; 20 213 0464 Cell: +254 (0)733 616 206; 722 848 043 Email: info@blixencoffeegarden.co.ke www.karenblixencoffeegarden.com Location: Karen Enjoy the nostalgia and romance of Kenya at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden Restaurant & Cottages. This small, exclusive hotel is set in the heart of Karen. Built around 1908, the building was originally the farm manager’s house of the Swedo African Coffee Company. Additional Facilities: Tamambo Karen Blixen Restaurant

Laico Regency Hotel

Lake Bogoria Spa Resort

Loita St, Uhuru Highway, PO Box 75749-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 221 199; 2 887 000 Fax: +254 (0)20 2 215 789 Email: reservations@laicoregencyhotel.co.ke www.laicoregencyhotel.co.ke Location: Central Nairobi Part of the Laico Hotels & Resorts group, the Laico Regency Hotel is an elegant property offering discreet luxury and exquisite cuisine. The hotel is located in the heart of the Kenyan capital, only 15 minutes from the airport. Conference facilities include 15 meeting rooms. There are four restaurants and two in-house bars. Additional Facilities: Café Maure, themed buffet lunches, Roberto’s Pizzeria, 24-hour room service, shopping arcade, business centre, health club, heated swimming pool, Wi-Fi, laundry and dry cleaning services

PO Box 58-30403, Marigat Mob: +254 710 445627 Email: info@lakebogoria-hotel.com www.lakebogoria-hotel.com Location: Marigat. Lake Bogoria Spa Resort is the only resort of its kind in Kenya with a naturally heated spa pool. Known as ‘the healing place’ because of its therapeutic value associated with the hot spring geysers, the resort has six executive suites, 30 junior suites, 37 cottages, 22 standard rooms and 20 tents. The famous Bogoria Choma Ranch is a specialty African restaurant featuring a well furnished kitchen, bar, restaurant, gazebos and garden. Ideal for weddings, private functions and parties. Additional facilities: Conferences, team building, sauna, day trips, pool table

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Maanzoni Lodge

NZE ECO-RATED BRO

South Lake Rd, Plot no. LR 679/698, Moi South Lake Rd, Naivasha, PO Box 102124-00101, Nairobi Tel: + 254 (0)703 048 200 Fax: +254 (0)703 048 032 Email: info@sunafricahotels.com www.sunafricahotels.com Location: Moi South Lake Road, Naivasha Lake Naivasha Country Club became famous in the 1930s as a staging post for Imperial Airways’ flying boat service from London to Durban. The old colonial architecture is solid and comfortable with accommodation in rooms and cottage set in 12 hectares of green lawns shaded by mature acacias and spreading fever trees. Additional Facilities: Business centre, boating, shop, multicuisine restaurant, tea/coffee making facilities, safe deposit lockers, spa, in-room telephones with voicemail

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PO Box 611-00204, Athi River Tel: +254 (0)20 269 9600/1/2 Email: info@maanzonilodge.co.ke; sales@maanzonilodge.co.ke www.maanzonilodge.co.ke Location: Mombasa Road, near Machakos turn off The lodge currently comprises 64 deluxe, elegant cottages and has planned expansion for 32 more. All cottages are ground-level with private verandas surrounded with evergreen gardens and exotic flowers. Maanzoni Lodge caters primarily for the corporate market and business travellers. Additional Facilities: Maanzoni View Snack Restaurant & Bar, five conference halls, team building facilities

Merica Hotel Nakuru

Milele Hotel Nairobi

Kenyatta Avenue, Nakuru Tel: +254 20 316 696 Email: mericagroup@mericaholdings.com www.mericagrouphotels.com Location: Nakuru town Merica Hotel Nakuru has been pioneering the hospitality industry in the region since the start of the millennium. With 89 luxury rooms, four junior suites and a luxurious executive suite, guests can relax and enjoy a comfortable stay in spacious and well furnished rooms. Merica Hotel also caters for the business needs of guests. It has five well equipped conference rooms, able to accommodate 100 to 300 people, together with secretarial services and Wi-Fi. Additional facilities: Bar, restaurant, swimming pool, fitness centre, beauty parlour

Muhoho Ave, South C PO Box 27573-00506, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 607 144 Email: reservations@pcea.or.ke www.presbyterianguesthouse.co.ke Location: Off Mombasa Road, Nairobi Milele Hotel Nairobi is a reasonably priced property just 4 km from the city centre. Famed for its conference facilities, the property has a main hall that can accommodate up to 500 people and also two smaller halls of 100 each. Additional Facilities: Parking 83

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Nairobi Safari Club

Nairobi Serena Hotel

PO Box 43564-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 282 1000 Cell: +254 (0)722 209 842; 722 208 782; 733 251 333/4 Fax: +254 (0)20 222 4625; 221 5137 Email: info@nairobisafariclub.com; reservations@nairobisafariclub.com www.nairobisafariclub.com Location: Nairobi’s central business district, 18 km from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport This stylish hotel is located in the heart of Nairobi and offers accommodation in tastefully designed suites. As Kenya’s only all-suite hotel, it is ideal for both local and international conferences. Additional Facilities: Sauna, steam bath, massage parlour, shop, parking, business centre, heated swimming pool

Kenyatta Ave, PO Box 46302-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 282 2000, 313 800 Fax: +254 (0)20 272 5184 Email: nairobi@serena.co.ke www.serenahotels.com Location: Central Nairobi Renowned for its high standards of efficiency, hospitality and service, the Nairobi Serena Hotel is the flagship of the Serena Hotel Group. Set amid lush tropical gardens with panoramic views over the park and the downtown skyline, the Serena is an oasis of serenity amid the bustle of one of Africa’s most vibrant capitals. Additional Facilities: Maisha Health Club, air conditioned rooms, business centre, free Wi-Fi

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Ole Dume Suites

Ole-Sereni Hotel

PO Box 103856-00101, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)722 385 280; 737 525 742 Email: info@oledume.com www.oledume.com Location: Kilimani This modern development of apartments are suitable for both short and long stays, and is situated in the serene suburb of Kilimani. Each of the 29 fully furnished apartments contain an open plan kitchen with dining table, bathtub, shower and individual balcony. The on-site restaurant serves continental cuisine, and an extensive drinks list. Meals can be taken in the restaurant or delivered to your room for private dining. The swimming pool, spa and gym offer a chance to relax, and the salon/barbershop will ensure you always look your best. Additional Facilities: Gym, swimming pool, spa, salon, 24-hour security, airport transfers, parking, Wi-Fi, conference room

PO Box 18187-00500, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 390 1000; 503 6000 Cell: +254 (0)720 143 502 Fax: +254 (0)20 828 564 Email: info@ole-serenihotel.com www.ole-serenihotel.com Location: 5 km from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Situated by Nairobi National Park, Ole-Sereni brings to life five-star brilliance that seamlessly blends city life with the rugged splendour of the wild. Guests enjoy viewing the various wild animals from the Big Five restaurant, the Water Hole bar and the Ngong pool bar. On the fourth floor the Eagles Grill room and bar is an exclusive fine dining area. Additional Facilities: Forex counter, shop, 24-hour room service, business centre, travel desk

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Park Villa Hotel

PrideInn Hotel Lantana Suites

Main Street, opposite petrol station PO Box 1000-50205, Webuye Tel: +254 (0)720 020 364/41 216; 0738 722 025; 0720 330 722 Email: parkvillahotel@gmail.com www.parkvilla.kbo.co.ke Location: Webuye This remote hotel is located in Western Kenya on the Great North Road in the town of Webuye. The property is ideal for business travellers with excellent business, conference and meeting facilities. Visitors can be taken around to watch the spectacular Webuye Waterfalls of the Nzoia River. Additional Facilities: Parking

PO Box 66969-00200, East Church Road, Westlands Tel: +254 (0)2808 0777; +254 (0)729 866 956 Cell: +254 (0)713 565 055 Email: info@prideinn.co.ke www.prideinn.co.ke Location: Nairobi PrideInn Hotel Lantana Suites is located in one of Nairobi’s prime suburbs - Westlands. The hotel offers a discreetly luxurious and intimate location, consisting of one-bedroom suites. The hotel is close to the airport as well as the Nairobi National Museum, and shopping malls including the Sarit Centre and Westgate Mall. The rates are inclusive of breakfast and free access to high speed Wi-Fi. Additional facilities: Heated swimming pool, fully equipped gym, sauna, steam bath, conference room for 70 pax, secure parking space for vehicles, room service

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PrideInn Hotel Raphta

PrideInn Hotel Westlands

Raphta Road, PO Box 66969-00200, Nairobi Tel: (+254) 20 8155399 Cell: +254 (0)789 707722 info@prideinn.co.ke www.prideinn.co.ke Location: Nairobi PrideInn Hotel Raphta is located in one of Nairobi’s prime suburbs - Westlands, with lush, pristine gardens surrounded by lovely flowers. PrideInn Hotel Raphta was recently refurbished and re-launched offering 100 rooms and three conference rooms with two restaurants. PrideInn Hotel Raphta is close to the airport as well as the Nairobi National Museum and shopping malls including the Sarit Centre and Westgate Mall. Rates are inclusive of breakfast and access to high speed Wi-Fi. Additional Facilities: Three conference rooms, secure parking space for vehicles, room service

Westlands Road PO Box 66969-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 8155399 Cell: +254 (0)701 454556; +254 (0)734 348999 info@prideinn.co.ke www.prideinn.co.ke Location: Nairobi PrideInn Westlands is perfect for those who are looking for a clean, comfortable but luxurious stay in the the heart of Westlands Nairobi. Close to the airport as well as the Nairobi National Museum, City Hall and Kenya National Theatre, PrideInn Westlands is the best choice for both business and pleasure. Additional Facilities: Business centre, free breakfast, free parking, room service, shuttle bus service, fitness centre, pool

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Nairobi & Regions Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill

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PO Box 21695-00100, City Square Tel: +254 (0)704 810 000 Email: sales.nairobi@radissonblu.com www.radissonblu.com/hotel-nairobi Location: Nairobi The unique, stylish, first-class Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill has everything one might expect and so much more. Guests are welcomed into Kenya’s first Radisson hotel with 271 spacious designer rooms and suites, modern interiors and an all-round world-class travel experience. In addition to outstanding accommodation, guests will be spoilt for choice when it comes to fine dining and refreshments. The hotel offers four distinct food and drink outlets, including The Chop House, Larder Restaurant, Al Fresco and Humidor Lounge. Additional facilities: 14 meeting rooms including ballroom

Safari Park Hotel & Casino

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Sankara Nairobi

Sarova Panafric

05 Woodvale Grove, Westlands PO Box 1638-00606, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 420 8000; 249 0210/1/2/3 Fax: +254 (0)20 420 8888 Email: connect@nairobi.sankara.com www.sankara.com Location: Westlands, Nairobi Sankara Nairobi combines international five-star standards with personalised service and an authentic new African flavour. The tranquillity of the spacious hotel rooms, beautiful rooftop pool and world-class spa create a perfect environment for guests to relax and unwind, while the tempting choice of dining areas and carefully designed meeting spaces put the property at the centre of Nairobi’s vibrant social and business life. Additional Facilities: Spa, gym, champagne bar

PO Box 30486-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 276 7000; +254 (0)709 111 000 Email: panafric@sarovahotels.com www.sarovahotels.com Location: Nairobi Imposingly set in a pleasant residential suburb of Nairobi, the Sarova Panafric commands a panoramic view of the Kenyan capital. The hotel is famed for its excellent local and international cuisine, sumptuous buffets, tantalising barbecue and extensive à la carte menu. It is also home to the Flame Tree Restaurant, dubbed ‘the finest restaurant in town’. Additional Facilities: Wellness centre, business centre, children’s club, 24-hour room service

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Sarova Stanley

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Thika Rd, PO Box 45038-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 363 3000 Cell: +254 (0)722 205 683; 733 333 713 Fax: +254 (0)20 363 3919 Email: sales@safariparkhotel.co.ke www.safaripark-hotel.com Location: Opp. Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani Safari Park Hotel & Casino is a five star hotel, offering world-class, luxurious accommodation and conference facilities. The hotel has 203 rooms spread out on 48 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. Guests can dine around the world, at the five specialty restaurants offering International, African, Chinese, Italian, Japanese and Korean cuisine. Great entertainment is provided by the famous Safari Cats Dancers. Additional Facilities: Shop, coffee shop, discotheque, casino, free parking, jogging track, tennis, squash

Corner of Kimathi St and Kenyatta Ave PO Box 30680, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 276 7000; +254 (0)709 111 000 Email: sarova.stanley@sarovahotels.com www.sarovahotels.com Location: City centre, Nairobi Flagship of the Sarova Hotels Group, The Sarova Stanley is Nairobi’s oldest hotel, built in 1902, with a rich and proud history. The Sarova Stanley has undergone an intensive programme of renovation. The hotel has three restaurants: the famous Thorn Tree Café, the Thai Chi, for authentic Thai cuisine, and the alfresco Pool Deck Restaurant. Additional Facilities: Shop, health club, business centre

Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi

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Cnr Msapo Close/Parklands Rd, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 368 8000 Cell: +254 (0)722 204 599; 722 205 508 Fax: +254 (0)20 374 8823 Email: admin@southernsun.co.ke www.tsogosun.com Location: Westlands, Nairobi Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi is one of Nairobi’s best known landmarks. This historic four-star hotel enjoyed its first heyday in 1945 and has been extensively refurbished to offer modern facilities yet still retaining the understated charm and elegance of yesteryear. Additional Facilities: Lounge, parking (150+ cars), facilities for the physically challenged, shop, beauty salon

Sovereign Suites

Sunset Hotel

Plot Number 166/5, Limuru Road Redhill, Kiambu Tel: + 254 (0)703 048 400 Fax: +254 (0)703 048 032 Email: info@sunafricahotels.com www.sunafricahotels.com Location: Kiambu Sovereign Suites is a new five-star boutique hotel set in six acres. There are 16 suites in a grand colonial-style building. The restaurant can accommodate up to 100 diners and the gardens are perfect for weddings. There is parking for up to 50 cars. The hotel has a spa and fitness centre offering facials, massage therapy, pedicures and manicures. Additional facilities: Spa, fitness centre, presidential suites with Jacuzzi

PO Box 215-40100, Kisumu Tel: +254 (0)35 41 100/2; +254 (0)723 686 483 Fax: +254 (0)35 22 745 Email: info@sunsethotel.co.ke; hotelsunset1977@yahoo.co.uk www.sunsethotel.co.ke Location: Kisumu Located just five minutes from the centre of Kisumu and 15 minutes from Kisumu Airport, the three-star Sunset Hotel stands in an attractive landscaped garden bordering the Kisumu Impala Sanctuary. Guests staying at the Sunset Hotel have an uninterrupted view of Lake Victoria. As its name suggests, the Sunset Hotel attracts visitors from all over the world who can view the magnificent sight of the setting sun. Additional Facilities: Outside catering

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The Boma Nairobi

The Panari Hotel

PO Box 26601-00100 Nairobi Tel :+254 (0)20 390 4000 Cell: +254 (0)719 050 000 Email: sales@theboma.co.ke www.theboma.co.ke Location: Bellevue, off Mombasa Road The Boma Nairobi is a luxury hotel which opened in 2012. The hotel features 148 large and well appointed modern rooms alongside a range of banqueting facilities including restaurants. Located just 13 km from the main airport, and 5 km from the central business district, the hotel offers a convenient and quiet location for the business and leisure traveller. All profits go to the Kenya Red Cross Society. Additional Facilities: Complimentary Wi-Fi, health club and spa, hair salon, on-site bank with ATM services, conferencing facilities, 24-hour room service, rooms for physically challenged

PO Box 4372-00506, Mombasa Road Tel: +254 (020) 3946000 Cell: +254 (0)711 091 000; Email: reservations@panarihotels.com www.panarihotels.com Location: Mombasa Road, 5 km from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport The Panari Hotel is ideal for those in transit because it’s situated just five minutes from the airport and 10 minutes from Nairobi city centre. The hotel provides an excellent conferencing and event venue and has banquet facilities catering for up to 2000 guests. Additional Facilities: Business centre, ice-skating rink, health club, Shooters & Dips Night Club, auditorium, parking

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The White Rhino Hotel

Tribe Hotel

PO Box: 3011-10140 Nyeri Tel: +254 (0)61 2030557; +254 (0)20 2609198 Cell: +254 (0)726 967315; +254 (0)736 046784 Email: reservations@whiterhinohotel.com www.whiterhinohotel.com Location: Nyeri The White Rhino Hotel has recently undergone a major expansion, with 102 state of the art rooms now open for guests. In addition, the new conference facilities can cater for up to 180 delegates. Three new restaurants, three bars and two coffee shops offer guests the chance to relax, unwind, and enjoy some great food. Also on site is a modern nightclub, residents’ lounge, business centre, and ideal grounds for weddings and events. Additional Facilities: Luggage storage, laundry facilities, gift shop, secure parking, children’s entertainment room, car wash facilities on request

PO Box 133-00621, The Village Market, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 720 0000 Email: stay@tribehotel-kenya.com Location: Diplomatic area, Gigiri, Nairobi Tribe is Nairobi’s first independent designer boutique hotel. Here, guests can escape into a world of chic design and luxury with art and furniture from the far corners of Africa. The hotel has 137 guest rooms including a Presidential Suite, an Ambassadorial Suite, a Penthouse and five double-storey business lofts. Tribe also has meeting rooms and a business centre and is home to the popular Jiko Restaurant. The hotel is attached to The Village Market, with over 150 shops, restaurants and services. Additional facilities: Helipad, Kaya Spa, rooftop bar, gym, swimming pool.

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Utalii Hotel

Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi

PO Box 31067-00600, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 2686397/6997; +254 (0)722 205 891/2 Cell: +254 (0)722 205 492/891/892 Email: utaliihotel@utalii.co.ke; reservations@utalii.co.ke www.utaliihotel.co.ke Location: Thika Road, Nairobi Utalii Hotel is located 8 km from Nairobi city centre and is easily accessible from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The hotel offers a peaceful country environment set in spacious and beautiful gardens. Excellent cuisine is offered with both à la carte and table d’hôte menus available. Additional Facilities: Air conditioned rooms, coffee shop, tennis, parking, disabled facilities, live entertainment, children’s club, business centre, outside catering

Chiromo Road, Nairobi PO Box 14164-00800 Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 360 3000 Email: reservations.nairobi@kempinski.com www.kempinski.com/nairobi Location: Nairobi The Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi is located on Chiromo Road, in the commercial centre of Nairobi. Opened in 2013, the hotel has 200 rooms and suites on 10 floors, including a Presidential Suite on the top floor. The hotel features 88 the Pan Asian Restaurant, the Italian restaurant and deli Lucca and Tambourin, the Arabic Rooftop Lounge, Cafe Villa Rosa – all-day-dining restaurant, K Lounge and a Cigar Lounge. Additional Facilities: Grand ballroom, spa, fitness centre, library, business centre, balcony bar, Aquos Health bar

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Wigot Gardens

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Kajulu Hills, Mamboleo, Off Kakamega Road, PO Box 3996-40100, Kisumu Email: info@wigotgardens.co.ke www.wigotgardens.co.ke Location: Kisumu Discover a life of comfort, design and luxury. With a total of 132 rooms, Wigot Gardens offers an array of dedicated choices for every guest. Our guests will always find the most tailored option to make their stay in Kisumu the greatest one of all time. There are four categories of rooms, including disability friendly rooms, which all feature: a garden, lake, city or hills view, LCD flat screen TV, tea/ coffee facilities, mosquito net, air conditioning, telephone, bathing robes, doorbell, smoke detectors, Wi-Fi, en-suite, safe, toiletries and a mini bar. Additional Facilities: 24-hour room service, cots available on request, fitness facilities, conference facilities

Windsor Golf Hotel & CC

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Kigwa Road, Ridgeways, off Kiambu Road PO Box 45587-00100, Nairobi Cell: +254 (0)722 203 361/2/3/4; 733 333 217/8 Tel: +254 (0)20 864 7000; 356 5501/2/3/4 Fax: +254 (0)20 233 8093/6 Email: sales@windsor.co.ke www.windsorgolfresort.com Location: Ridgeways, Nairobi Victorian-designed buildings set within colourful landscaped gardens, overlooking a fusion of indigenous forest and a 18-hole championship golf course define this as East Africa’s premier resort. This is an environmental haven for wildlife and birdlife with manmade water features. Additional Facilities: State-of-the-art conferencing, free Wi-Fi, weddings, golf, tennis and squash courts, fully equipped gym, jogging tracks, 5 km bike track, birdwatching, petanque, beauty salon, massage services, restaurants and bars


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ACK Guesthouse Mombasa

Almanara Luxury Villas

PO Box 80100, Shelly Beach Road, Likoni Tel: +254 (0)723 712 588; +254 (0)736 666 266 Email: info@ackguesthousemombasa.com www.ackguesthousemombasa.com Location: South Coast Located on Shelly Beach Road and run by the Anglican Church of Kenya, ACK Guesthouse Mombasa offers a warm and welcome environment for guests. The spacious rooms are fitted with modern amenities such as a flat screen TV, and the hotel offers free Wi-Fi, conference facilities, traditional cuisine, a swimming pool and much more. The staff are dedicated and highly trained to ensure you have an excellent stay. Additional Facilities: Complimentary high speed Wi-Fi, restaurant, swimming pool, conference facilities, camping, airport transfers, laundry, car hire

PO Box 5468-80401, Diani Beach, Mombasa Tel: +44 (0)1932 351 937 (UK Office); +254 (0)20 213 8501 Cell: +254 (0)7118 52026 Email: info@almanararesort.com www.almanararesort.com Location: Diani Beach Located on Diani Beach, Almanara Luxury Villas offers six luxury executive villas and an exclusive presidential villa complete with personal chef, waiter and maid services. Guests are offered a genuinely bespoke experience that combines five-star luxury with the cultures of Africa. Also on site at Almanara is Sails Beach Bar & Restaurant, offering a daily selection of fresh seafood. Additional Facilities: Cloud Nine health spa, Surf Leo Watersports Centre (kite and windsurfing, scuba diving), Wi-Fi, Jacuzzi, air conditioned villas, personal chef, butler

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Amani Tiwi Beach Resort

Bamburi Beach Hotel

PO Box 1877-80400, Ukunda Tel: +254 (0)20 215 2088; 20 212 0192 Cell: +254 (0)724 257 105; 732 600 184; 732 600 185 Fax: +254 (0)202 617 238 Email: info@amanitbr.com www.amanitiwibeachresort.com Location: Tiwi Beach, South Coast A private paradise set on 20 acres of lush tropical grounds; the resort is an eco-friendly haven boasting its own private beach. With a total of 209 rooms Amani Tiwi Beach Resort offers a mix of exciting activities and warm hospitality. Welcome to ‘Paradise under African skies’. Additional Facilities: Inter-connecting family rooms, diving, water sports, coffee shop, tennis, kid’s club, beauty salon, Italian speciality beach-side restaurant, seafood and Swahili cuisine deck restaurant, live entertainment

Mombasa-Malindi Rd, PO Box 83966, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)41 548 5611/7 Fax: +254 (0)41 548 5900 Email: info@bamburibeachkenya.com; reservations@bamburibeachkenya.com www.bamburibeachkenya.com Location: Shanzu Beach The Bamburi Beach Hotel is conveniently located on the north coast and within reach of the international airport at Mombasa. This hotel offers the all-inclusive concept and is set amid lush tropical gardens, with extensive white sandy beaches overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean. Additional Facilities: Parking, Jacuzzi, squash, live entertainment, beauty salon

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Blue Bay Village

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PO Box 32-80400, Ukunda Tel: +254 (0)20 205 7093/8; Fax: +254 (0)20 205 7092 Cell: +254 (0)725 777025; 734 777024 Email: reservations@baobab-beach-resort.com www.baobab-beach-resort.com Location: Diani Beach Baobab Beach Resort & Spa is set in 80 acres of tropical gardens overlooking the ocean. The resort consists of three luxurious wings with a selection of standard, superior and deluxe rooms and suites. Shaded by exotic coconut palms, the resort stretches over 700 metres of pristine beachfront, offering the ultimate all-inclusive luxury beach holiday. Additional Facilities: Three swimming pools, water sports, diving, tennis, spa and beauty salon, live daytime entertainment, interconnecting family rooms, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, satellite TV, kids club, evening animation shows at the amphitheatre

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Campers Haven & Jamboree Resort

Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa

Malindi Road, Mombasa Cell: +254 (0)720 240 991 Email: campers_haven@yahoo.com Location: Bamburi Beach, Mombasa Campers Haven & Jamboree Resort is located moments from the beach. Guests can pitch their own tents or rent one of the many already there. Additionally visitors can stay in the guest accommodation. Rooms are also available, and are designed in a coastal, contemporary style, with en-suite, private balcony, refrigerator and TV. Additional Facilities: Live music, restaurant, bar, beach volleyball

PO Box 35-80400, Ukunda Tel: +254 (0)724 503 322; (0)734 786 300/1/3/5 Email: info@dianireef.com www.dianireef.com Location: Diani Beach Diani Reef is nestled in the pristine white sand of the awardwinning Diani Beach. The hotel overlooks the turquoise blue Indian Ocean. The 34 acres property has 480 metres of sandy white beach front and boasts a stylish, international design, as well as a modern gym, nightclub, kids’ club, movie theatre and SAKE oriental restaurant. The resort was voted the ‘Leading Beach Hotel in Kenya’ and also the Leading Spa Resort in Africa at the World Travel Awards 2015. Additional Facilities: Spa, shops, children’s club, tennis, squash

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Diani Sea Resort

Diani Sea Lodge

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PO Box 162, Watamu Tel: +254 (0)42 32 626 Fax: +254 (0)42 32 422 Email: bluebay@africaonline.co.ke www.igvclub.it Location: Watamu The Blue Bay Village is situated some 2 km from Watamu and 23 km south of Malindi on the Indian Ocean coast and overlooks the marine park. The property forms part of the iGV Club. All rooms, which have makuti roofs, have satellite TV and video. There is a choice of rooms: standard; standard with air conditioning; deluxe and suite. Additional Facilities: Fresh water swimming pool, volleyball, table tennis, canoeing, tennis, diving, snorkelling, horse riding

Diani Beach Tel: +254 (0)711 387 028; +254 (0)40 320 3438 E-mail: reservation@dianisea.com www.dianisearesort.de Location: Diani Beach Set in 40,000 sq ft of tropical gardens, Diani Sea Lodge is an inviting retreat, just 35 km south of Mombasa. Each of the 167 rooms are fully air conditioned, featuring local furniture, a terrace or balcony and a spacious bathroom. The Bahari rooms are located across two floors of the hotel, while the superior rooms are in bungalows amongst the lush gardens. The lawns lead directly to the awardwinning Diani Beach. Additional Facilities: Evening entertainment, mini golf, pool table, volleyball, windsurfing, bar, conference facilities, weddings and honeymoons

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Diani Beach Road, Diani Beach PO Box 80400 Tel: +254 (0)711 387 028 Email: reservation@dianisea.com www.dianisearesort.de Location: Diani Beach Diani Sea Resort sits on the powdered-white sands of Diani Beach overlooking the crystal waters of the Indian Ocean. Run by the same family for three generations, Diani Sea Resort provides a warm welcome coupled with outstanding service and entertainment. 167 rooms and three suites have views of the tropical gardens, the expansive pool or the Indian Ocean. Additional Facilities: Swimming pool, massage, free Wi-Fi in the lobby, diving school

Driftwood Beach Club

Eden Beach Resort & Spa

PO Box 63-80200, Malindi Tel: +254 (0)20 261 7300 Cell: +254 (0)721 724 489; 734 747 133 Email: reservations@driftwoodclub.com www.driftwoodclub.com Location: Silversands Beach, Malindi Airport Informal, friendly, with excellent food and a relaxed ambience, The Driftwood is the last of the original-style Kenya coast hotels situated on the lovely Silversands Beach and just 10 minutes from Malindi Airport. Accommodation consists of 23 standard rooms, two luxury cottages and three villas. All rooms have air conditioning. Additional Facilities: Wheelchair-friendly, beauty salon, shop, diving

PO Box 10428-80100, Bamburi Tel: +254 20 2153483 Cell: +254 706 550538/ +254 732 002196 Email: info@edenbeachresort.net Web: www.edenbeachresort.net Location: Bamburi, Mombasa Eden Beach Resort & Spa comprises 31 ultra-modern apartments ranging from one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments to exclusive penthouses. The resort is conveniently located at Shanzu beach, 27 km from Moi International Airport, making it a perfect venue for meetings and events. In addition, the resort is on the same beach line as Serena Beach Hotel and Mombasa Continental Resort. Eden Beach Resort & Spa offers modern first-class facilities and comprehensive services.

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Eden Village Watamu Beach

Gishungo Apartment Hotels

PO Box 2078-80200, Malindi Tel: +254 (0)735 135 967 Cell: +254 (0)715 488 279 Email: senok.manager@gmail.com www: edenviaggi.it/watamu Location: Watamu Eden Village is located along a white sandy beach that extends for 7 km from Jacaranda area of Watamu to Mayungu. The marvel of the landscape, the friendly atmosphere and the informality of the resort makes Eden Village Watamu Beach the perfect place to relax. Additional Facilities: Massage

Mwembe Tayari Rd, PO Box 84251-80100, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)41 222 1789; 41 200 7271 Cell: +254 (0)739 778 974 Email: info@gishungoapthotels.com; sales@gishungoapthotels.com www.gishungoapthotels.com Location: Opposite Guru Nanak Temple, Mombasa Gishungo Apartment Hotels is located in the middle of Mombasa town. It has fabulous rooms with a rustic look, yet affording the comforts of modern living. Located in the city centre, it presents a stunning combination of artificial and natural elements with elegant air conditioned rooms. Additional Facilities: Ample parking, stand-by generator

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Kilili Baharini Resort & Spa

Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Resort

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PO Box 73-80400, Ukunda Diani Beach Road Tel: +254 (0)40 3203730; +254 (0)711 089000 Fax: +254 (0)40 3203557 Email: sales@jacarandahotels.com www.jacarandahotels.com Location: Diani Beach Ensconced amongst swaying palms, gardens filled with riotous blooms and fronted by the ever shifting colours of the Indian Ocean the Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Resort first opened her doors in 1992. Steeped in history, the 22 acre resort sits next to what was once the site of the 16th century Kongo Mosque and is architecturally styled to echo the rich Arab history. Additional Facilities: Free water sports, tennis courts, spa, gift boutique, childminding, jogging trail, bird watching

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Casuarina Rd, PO Box 93, Malindi Cell: +254 (0)770 206 500; 702 999 566 Email: sales@kililibaharini.com www.kililibaharini.com Location: Silversand Beach, 5 km from Malindi Airport Kilili Baharini is an exclusive complex, hidden within the greenery. It is the ideal place for complete relaxation and to experience an unforgettable part of Africa. There are 29 air conditioned, luxurious guest rooms, three prestigious suites, three junior suites, five swimming pools, two bars, a restaurant, a beauty and health spa and a fabulous white beach. Additional Facilities: Spa, beach gazebo private dinners, breakfast served on the veranda, afternoon tea

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Kinondo Kwetu

Kipungani Explorer

PO Box 5445, Diani Beach Tel: +254 (0)702 405 543; Cell: +254 (0)710 898 030 Email: info@kinondo-kwetu.com www.kinondo-kwetu.com Location: Galu Beach A home away from home. With various forms of accommodation, all surrounded by green shady gardens and just a few steps from the white sandy beach, Kinondo Kwetu can cater for up to 43 guests and is also able to facilitate exclusive use of selected parts. In addition to relaxing in the sun and swimming in the Indian Ocean, Kinondo Kwetu offers an impressive selection of exciting activities. Kinondo Kwetu was highly commanded for best Marine property and Best Safari cuisine by the Safari awards in 2014, and won ‘Kenya’s Leading Resort 2015’ at the World Travel Awards. Additional Facilities: Diving, motor/ sailboats, snorkelling, tennis, stables, beauty treatments, sauna

c/o PO Box 74888-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 444 6651; 444 7929 Fax: +254 (0)20 444 6600; 444 6533 Email: sales@heritagehotels.co.ke www.heritage-eastafrica.com Location: Kipungani Channel, south-west of Lamu Island Kipungani Lamu is an incredibly romantic destination. The deserted beach is ideal for walks, as a wedding venue, or seafood beach dining. The property has a rustic luxury with makuti (thatch) and palm-mat bandas combined with king-sized beds and hammocks. Guests can laze by the pool, indulge in water sports or enjoy a cruise on a show. Additional Facilities: Water sports, fishing, snorkelling, diving, kayaking, nature walks, health spa, excursions, beach weddings, romantic dhow excursions, astro tourism

Lantana Galu Beach

Leisure Lodge Resort

PO Box 5728-80401, Ukunda Cell: +254 (0)714 315 151; 711 767 272 Email: info@lantana-galu-beach.co.ke www.lantana-galu-beach.co.ke Location: Galu Beach, South Coast Set in beautifully landscaped gardens which extend to the beach, Lantana Galu Beach comprises of a collection of elegantly furnished and serviced holiday villas, apartments, bungalows and penthouses. Each home is fitted and equipped with everything that a modern home would require with added space, more privacy and comfort. Additional Facilities: Shop, water sports nearby, spa, Wi-Fi

PO Box 84383, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)722 206 968; +254 (0)733 333 309 Fax: +254 (0)40 320 2046 Email: reservations@leisurelodgeresort.com www.dianibeachhotels.de Location: Diani Beach ‘Truly Leisure, Truly Paradise’ is the motto at Leisure Lodge. The resort has recently been awarded the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Certification, marking a major milestone in the hotel’s history. Accommodation is lavishly designed, with the focus on comfort and privacy. Additional Facilities: Casino, golf, diving, water sports, glassbottomed boat, fishing, tennis, shops, wellness centre, beauty salon, business centre

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Leopard Beach Resort & Spa

Lion in the Sun

PO Box 34-80400, Ukunda Tel: +254 (0)20 204 9271/2; 20 204 9270 Fax: +254 (0)40 3203 424 Cell: +254 (0)724 255 280; 733 202 721 Email: reservations@leopardbeachresort.com www.leopardbeachresort.com Location: Diani Beach This superbly renovated beach resort and spa is the epitome of Swahili-style luxury, international cuisine and leisure choices. An ideal destination for incentives, it also boasts an adventure centre and dynamic conference facility. Accommodation comprises sea view cottages and suites, upmarket two-and-three bedroom villas with own swimming pool, sea-facing superior and standard rooms. In 2014 the property was voted Africa’s Leading Spa Resort at the World Travel Awards. Additional Facilities: Spa, water sports

Marine Park Rd, PO Box 1056-80200, Malindi Tel: +254 (0)42 213 0066 Email: info@liongroup.co.ke www.lioninthesun.net Location: Malindi Once one of the Kenya coast’s most exclusive and most majestic homesteads, the Lion in the Sun is now a unique exciting retreat just outside Malindi. The property is also one of only six exclusive Henri Chenot centres around the world and for those who are interested, the Chenot philosophy of wellbeing is fully integrated into the guest’s stay. Additional Facilities: Spa, personal butler service

Medina Palms

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Milele Beach Hotel

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Plot 2, Off Turtle Bay Road PO Box 18-80202, Watamu, Kenya Main Office: 0718 152 999 Reception: 0710 571 515 Email: admin@medinapalms.com www.medinapalms.com Location: Watamu Medina Palms is an inspired destination created to redefine the ultimate holiday experience. This exclusive destination enjoys a beachfront setting by one of the world’s top 10 beaches, with powdery white sands fronting the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Additional Facilities: On-site guest facilities include the Amandina Restaurant, Long Bar, Star Lounge and a coffee garden. The Sakina Ocean Spa has four treatment rooms and an aqua spa. Another key facility is the Medina Children’s Club

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New Malindi Road, Mombasa Cell: +254 (0)729 403 649; 734 600 665 Email: sales@milelehotels.com www.milelebeach.com Location: North coast Mombasa Milele Beach Hotel, the first non-alcoholic, non-smoking Beach Hotel in East and Central Africa, is set within nine acres of colourful tropical gardens overlooking the Indian Ocean. The hotel captures the traditional Swahili architecture in an environment of white sandy beach and soothing breeze against the tropical palms. This ambience complemented with friendly services and amicable staff provides a laid-back atmosphere for a truly coastal experience. Additional Facilities: Wellness centre, business centre, coffee shop, ice cream parlour, parking, babysitting


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Mnarani Club & Spa

Mombasa Beach Hotel

PO Box 1008, Kilifi Tel: +254 (0)20 807 0501/4 Cell: +254 (0)727 288 166; +254 (0)733 333 579 Fax: +254 (0)20 807 0505 Email: mnaranireservations@oaks.co.za www.mnarani.co.za Location: Kilifi Mnarani is great for water sports or relaxing by the infinity pool. Indulge in breathtaking surroundings and recreational facilities catering for both families or romantic getaways. The atmosphere is relaxed. The 80-room property was recently voted one of Africa’s top 10 bargain hotels and awarded a Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor. Additional Facilities: Private beach, RYA centre for sailing/ windsurfing, diving, squash, crazy golf, spa, conference/team building, bar, restaurant, Wi-Fi, pool

Mount Kenya Rd, PO Box 90414, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)722 203 143/4; (0)41 447 1861/5; (0)41 447 1975; (0)20 224 4173 Email: info@kenya-safari.co.ke www.safari-hotels.com Location: Mombasa The hotel is located on the North Coast, built on the cliff to capture the allure of the Kenya’s Indian Ocean. Each of the 145 standard rooms and six VIP suites allows visitors an uninhibited view of the blue ocean as well as the tranquil tropical gardens. The hotel is approximately 18 km from Moi International Airport and 8 km from Mombasa City. The hotel is a prime destination for holiday makers, ideal for conferencing and leisure in its many facets. Additional Facilities: Tropical gardens, basketball, indoor games, water sports, kite surfing, snorkelling, diving

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Msambweni Beach House & Private Villas

Mombasa Continental Resort PO Box 10649-80101, Bamburi, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)20 219 1750/2 Cell: +254 (0)73 443 3433; 492 7927 Fax: +254 (0)20 219 1753 Email: reservations@mombasacontinentalresort.com www.mombasacontinentalresort.com Location: Shanzu Beach Mombasa Continental Resort is a fresh and exciting establishment that reflects the beautiful history of Mombasa, combining all the influences that created the Swahili language and culture. Additional Facilities: Conferencing, diving, water sports, excursions, air conditioned rooms, discotheque, disabled facilities 6

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North Coast Beach Hotel

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PO Box 89926-80100, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)20 203 7784/5 Fax: +254 (0)20 202 3523 Cell: +254 (0)722 209 458; 733 409 430 Email: info@northcoastbeachhotel.co.ke www.northcoastbeachhotel.co.ke Location: Kilifi North Coast Beach Hotel is set on the beautiful and breathtaking pure sandy beaches of the Kikambala Beach area, facing the Indian Ocean. It’s situated along Mombasa-Malindi Road, about 25 km from Mombasa Town, and approximately 27 km from Moi International Airport. Its private location, structural design and the spectacular interior decor is inspired by the desire to offer you the best hospitality in a homely environment. Additional Facilities: Air conditioned rooms, live entertainment, beauty salon, shop, business centre, fitness centre

Nyali International Beach Hotel

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PO Box 90581,Nyali, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)41 4471 551; 41 4471 460 Cell: +254 (0)727 228 344; Fax: +254 (0)20 264 8200 Nairobi Office; Tel: +254 (0)20 444 3578/9 Fax: +254 (0)20 444 43583; Cell: +254 (0)710 607 365 Email: info@nyali-internationational.com Email: sales@nyali-internationational.com www.nyali-international.com Location: Nyali The four-star Nyali International Beach Hotel opened in 1946 and has a reputation for hospitality and excellence. Located 10 km from Mombasa and set in 20 acres of tropical gardens, the hotel has retained its charm. Additional Facilities: Water sports, diving (close to the Great Nyali Reef), close proximity to Nyali Golf Club

Pangoni Beach Resort

Ocean Sports Resort PO Box 208, Mida Creek Road, Watamu Cell: +254 (0)724 389 732 Fax: +254 (0)42 32 266 Email: reservations@oceansports.net www.oceansports.net Location: Watamu Privately owned and managed, Ocean Sports Resort is a perfectly unique destination, with exquisite views of the Indian Ocean. The ambience is friendly and unpretentious and guests are looked after by enthusiastic staff. A small, stylish and sociable beach resort for free spirits and families. Additional Facilities: Disabled facilities, bike/kayaks rental, fishing, diving, snorkelling, horse riding, shop, beauty treatments, tennis, parking

PO Box 51-80404, Msambweni Tel: +254 (0)20 357 7093 Cell: +254 (0)723 69 7346 Email: info@msambweni-beach-house.com www.www.msambweni-beach-house.com Location: Msambweni, South Coast Msambweni Beach House & Private Villas are in a quiet, unique setting on a stretch of completely unspoilt sandy beach surrounded by 28 acres of natural land. The property is designed in Lamu style with whitewashed intricate features, high-beamed ceilings, makuti roofs and locally hand-carved furniture. Additional Facilities: Shop, air conditioned rooms, parking, lounge

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PO Box 156-80109 Mtwapa, Mombasa Tel: 254 (0)715 726 094; 732 361 050 Fax: +254 (0)20 445 0158 Email: enquiries@pangoni.com www.pangoni.com Location: Shanzu Beach Pangoni Beach Resort is set in luscious tropical gardens around a magnificent infinity pool bordering the Indian Ocean. Pangoni is a suites resort offering accommodation ranging from one, two and three bedroom suites. All suites offer a view of the sea and swimming pool. Whether you are on a family holiday, celebrating a special occasion or attending a business conference, the elegant and spacious accommodation will spoil you for choice and contemporary luxury. Additional Facilities: Restaurant, barbecue, Wi-Fi, satellite TV, swimming pool, conference facilities, weddings

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Coast Hotels Pa Pweza Adamsville Beach Suites

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PO Box 34269-80118, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)727 531 259; 733 2943 98 Email: info@papwezasuites.com www.papwezasuites.com Location: Bamburi, Mombasa Pa Pweza’s architectural design blends Swahili culture with a contemporary feel. The Pweza Restaurant is a modern gourmet restaurant the delivers great service, delicious meals in magnificent ambience. Additional Facilities: Wellness and spa centre, conference and sea view gardens

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Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa

Plaza Beach Hotel

PO Box 90521, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)20 208 0981/2 Cell: +254 734 699 723; 723 957 080 Email: info@pinewood-beach.com www.pinewood-beach.com Location: Galu Beach, next to Diani Beach Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa is a multi-award-winning boutique beach resort where natural beauty and inspired design are merged to create a perfect holiday destination. The property recently won the ‘Hall of Fame’ award for being a five-time winner of ‘Certificate of Excellence’ from TripAdvisor. Water sports facilities are available at Aqualand, our in-house water sports centre. Additional Facilities: Spa, four restaurants, TV lounge, business centre, forex counter, safari desk, swim-up bar

PO Box 88299-80100, North Coast, Bamburi Beach Tel: +254 (0)41 548 5321/4 Fax: +254 (0)41 548 5325 Email: info@plazabeach.co.ke www.plazabeach.co.ke Location: Baburi Beach Plaza Beach Hotel is located on a quiet stretch of Bamburi Beach, offering a boutique-feel hotel in a relaxing environment. This peaceful haven offers 88 rooms, each with a sea view or pool view, as well as a balcony, en suite and television. The hotel’s interiors were designed by renowned designer Helen Barker, and complements the yellow and blue hues of Plaza’s beach-side location. Additional Facilities: Swimming pool, internet access, business centre, hairdresser, beautician, boutique, massage, three bars, restaurant

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PrideInn Hotel Mombasa

Reef Hotel

Haile Selassie Avenue PO Box 66969-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)42 213 0066 Email: info@prideinn.co.ke www.prideinn.co.ke Location: Mombasa PrideInn Hotel Mombasa is centrally located in the heart of Mombasa Town, near to the railway station. It is an ideal stop-over for business and leisure guests and provides easy access to Fort Jesus, Mombasa Old Town tourist attractions, shopping malls and various Institutions. The rates are inclusive of breakfast and free access to high speed Wi-Fi. Additional Facilities: Three conference rooms, room service

Mount Kenya Road PO Box 82234, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)41 4471772 Email: info@reefhotelkenya.com www.reefhotelkenya.com Location: Nyali Beach Renowned for its magnificent and spacious tropical gardens, the Reef Hotel is one of the most popular international beach resorts in the country. Recently renovated, each Reef room features a TV, balcony and air conditioning. The hotel offers a choice of three restaurants, where you can enjoy a romantic, candle-lit dinner and international buffet cuisine, as well four bars and the Voodoo lounge, for cocktails and Shisha. Additional Facilities: Three swimming pools, live band and disco, Jacuzzi, tennis courts, water sports, swim-up bar, salon

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Sandies Tropical Village

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PO Box 131-80200, Lamu Road, Malindi Tel: +254 (0)422 120 431; 728 232 003 Email: info@pinecourt.co.ke www.pinecourt.co.ke Location: Malindi Pine Court Hotel in Malindi offers modern, conventional services that suit both the business and leisure traveller. There are four types of room available, to suit every need, from junior to executive. All rooms include a DSTV and shower. The Pine Cafe offers buffet meals, as well as à la carte choices, and the rooftop pub is the perfect place to unwind with a view of Malindi. In the heart of Malindi town, Pine Court is close to amenities and tourist sites. Additional Facilities: Restaurant, pub, conference facilities

PO Box 68, Casuarina Road, Malindi Tel: +254 (0)72 060 7075; (0)73 595 5666 Email: info.tropical@sandies-resorts.com www.sandies-resorts.com Location: Malindi This four star resort on the sandy shores of Malindi offers a charming atmosphere with the benefits of all- inclusive services. Each of the 109 Garden rooms is designed in Lamu or English style, and features a king-sized or twin beds, walk-in shower, mini fridge, air conditioning, room safe and more. The all inclusive package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main restaurant as well as selected drinks, snacks and activities including table tennis. Tours and excursions are also available. Additional Facilities: Internet café, Wi-Fi, lounge with satellite TV, pool, Spherique boutique, conference facilities, PADI Diving Centre, 24-hour reception, Mvua African Rain Spa

Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa

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Mombasa/Malindi Road, PO Box 90173-80100, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)20 276 7000; +254 (0)709 111 000 Email: reservation@sarovahotels.com www.sarovahotels.com Location: Bamburi Beach Set in 22 acres of tropical gardens, with palm trees and fish ponds, Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa features one of the finest and longest beaches in East Africa. The Pavilions Restaurant is the main dining restaurant offering exceptional buffet-style cuisine with amazing nightly themed cuisine. Additional Facilities: Spa, shop, excursions, tennis, volleyball, business centre


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Bamburi, PO Box 83125, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)41 548 5701/3 Fax: +254 (0)41 548 5705 Email: bookings@neptunehotels.com www.neptunehotels.com; www.sentidohotels.com Location: Bamburi Beach The Sentido Neptune Beach Resort is located on the silver sands of Bamburi Beach, offering the serenity of a true ocean retreat with easy access to the historical heart of Mombasa. Delicious local and international dishes are served in the large open-air and covered dining areas. There is a beautiful free-flow pool just a few steps away from the beach. Additional Facilities: Diving, fishing, snorkelling, massage, business centre, boutique

Sentido Neptune Palm Beach Resort

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PO Box 696, Ukunda Tel: +254 (0)40 330 0046 Cell: +254 (0)716 016 000; 731 609 881 Fax: +254 (0)20 354 9979 Email: reservations@neptunehotels.com www.neptunehotels.com; www.sentidohotels.com Location: Galu Beach The Sentido Neptune Palm Beach Resort is located at Galu Beach, on Mombasa’s south coast. Laid out as quaint cottages and designed in traditional style, all rooms have balconies, double beds, telephones, room safes and en-suite bathrooms. The main restaurant serves a buffet style breakfast, lunch and dinner. Drinks are served with meals as part of the all-inclusive package. Additional Facilities: Boutique, diving, water sports, business centre

Sentido Neptune Paradise & Sentido Neptune Village Resort

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Galu Beach, PO Box 696, Ukunda Tel: +254 (0)20 354 9971/5; Fax: +254 (0)20 354 9979 Email: reservations@neptunehotels.com www.neptunehotels.com; www.sentidohotels.com Location: Galu Beach Sentido Neptune Paradise & Sentido Neptune Village Resort are located 32 km south of Mombasa in 25 acres of landscaped gardens stretching down to one of the best beaches in East Africa. There is a choice of cuisine, including theme nights served in two main restaurants and two à la carte grills. Additional Facilities: Tennis, putting green, bowling, massage room, business centre, water sports, fishing, diving

Serena Beach Resort & Spa

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Severin Sea Lodge

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Bamburi Beach, Malindi Road, PO Box 82169-80100, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)41 211 1800/10; 20 286 4247/8; 20 200 4153/4 Cell: +254 (0)733 645 444; 722 284 682; 710 536 097; 733 645 444, Fax: +254 (0)41 211 1624 Email: severin@severinsealodge.com www.severinsealodge.com Location: On Bamburi Beach Severin Sea Lodge is located directly on the shores of the Indian Ocean on Bamburi Beach. The hotel has been constructed in traditional Swahili style with accommodation in round bungalows. The main buildings, junior suites, Kitani Suite, Royal Suite and two swimming pools are harmoniously located within a vast grove of palms. Additional Facilities: Shop, internet café, gelateria, massage, library, table tennis, diving, water sports, Kenbali fitness centre, free Wi-Fi, conference facilities for 200 people

PO Box 90352-80100, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)20 354 8771-4 Cell: +254 (0)733 584 500-2; 727 424 201-3 Email: mombasa@serena.co.ke www.serenahotels.com Location: Shanzu, Mombasa Serena Beach Resort & Spa offers an oasis of tranquillity while delivering a unique mix of high-action water sports, sybaritic sun worship, world-class cuisine and vibrant nightlife. Styled to resemble an ancient Swahili village, the hotel is set in extensive palm-shaded grounds and centred on a sky-blue swimming pool with a thatched bar and crystal waters cascading into a tiled market square. Additional Facilities: Water sports, shop, diving, health club, spa, inter-connecting family rooms, free Wi-Fi

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PO Box 363-80400, Diani Beach, Ukunda Tel: +254 40 320 3721 Cell: +254 72 220 3166; 73 333 3366 Fax:+254 40 320 3381 Email: reservations@southernpalmskenya.com www.southernpalmskenya.com Location: Diani Beach, south of Mombasa This beach resort has a unique blend of traditional Swahili and Arabic architecture and is spread over 10 acres of mature tropical gardens and coconut palms with facilities that are world class. There are 298 air conditioned rooms including two luxury suites, ensuring a comfortable stay at all times. The two free-form swimming pools are probably the largest in East Africa, and add a unique feeling of space to the resort. Additional Facilities: Diving school, boutique, spa

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Sunset Paradise Apartments

Surfside Villas

PO Box 88478, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)716 950 850 Email: reservations@sunsetrentalsmsa.com www.sunsetparadiseholidayhomes.com Location: Serena Road, Mombasa These brand new apartments are situated in the Shanzu Serena area in an upmarket neighbourhood, close to the beach. The self-contained two, three and four bedroom apartments are fully furnished and ideal for families, business travellers, honeymoon couples and groups. The master bedroom in each apartment has an en-suite, and in every apartment there is a living and dining area with a spacious balcony. Additional Facilities: Free internet, DSTV, 24-hour security, swimming pool, fully-equipped gym, parking

PO Box 81821-80100, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)20 233 2199 Cell: +254 (0)733 865 291 Email: aicmombasa@apollo.co.ke www.surfbeachvillas.com Location: Bamburi Surfside Villas forms part of Surfside Beach Club and is located at Bamburi, about 12 km north of Mombasa. Guests are accommodated in beautiful self-contained and fully furnished two-bedroom villas. Each villa is air conditioned and features a spacious lounge, dining room and well equipped kitchen as well as a swimming pool and beach bar. Additional Facilities: Discotheque, fishing, shop

Swahili Beach

Swahili House

PO Box 5202-80401, Diani Tel: +254 (0)20 651 531/2; 552 887; 828 598 Fax: +254 (0)20 651 519; 552 887 Cell: +254 (0)733 834 325; 722 610 549 Email: info@swahilibeach.com www.swahilibeach.com Location: Diani Beach Swahili Beach is an innovative five-star resort development offering a harmonious blend of architectural influences from the east African coast, Arabia, India and Zanzibar. The property has been built using state-of-the-art technologies to ensure minimum ecological impact. Additional Facilities: Coffee shop, spa, water sports, business centre

Tiwi, Tiwi Beach, Kwale County Tel: +254 (0)20 444 8455 Cell: +254 (0)707 394384 Email: info@swahilihouse.com www.swahilihouse.com Location: Tiwi Beach Swahili House is a luxury beachfront destination, perched atop a cliff overlooking the exquisite Tiwi Beach; with a backdrop of a 20-acre private indigenous forest. With five exceptional accommodation options, guests can experience the opportunity to create priceless memories. All of the accommodation is equipped with well-stocked kitchens, or if you prefer to take it easy, the on-site chef can prepare tasty dishes. There is good access to the beach. Additional Facilities: Water sports, golf, swimming pools

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Temple Point Resort

Travellers Beach Hotel & Club

Marine Park Road, Watamu Tel: +254 (0)722 204 131 Email: info@templepointresort.com www.templepointresort.com Location: Watamu Surrounded by tropical gardens, the Temple Point Resort, Kenya’s leading hotel of the north coast, is situated in the middle of the Watamu Marine National Park. The friendly atmosphere and the spacious resort provide a relaxing environment with a host of activities, amenities and facilities to ensure a great stay at the coast. The 100 rooms offer a host of possibilities, including garden rooms, bay view rooms and superior rooms. Each room has a modern bathroom, air conditioning, mosquito nets, a safe, TV and more. Additional Facilities: Football field, beach volleyball, tennis court, spa, water sports, evening entertainment, Wi-Fi

PO Box 87649-80100, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)41 548 5121/6 Cell: +254 (0)720 648 708 Fax: +254 (0)41 548 6109 Email: sales@travellershtl.com; travhtls@africaonline.co.ke www.travellersbeach.com Location: Bamburi Beach Travellers Beach Hotel & Club is located on a white sandy beach just 12 km north of Mombasa and prides itself on being the finest all-inclusive club in the area. The Suli Suli Grill and Bahari Grill serve informal meals during the day. Dinner is served in the main restaurant overlooking the pool. Additional Facilities: Shop, water sports, Wi-Fi, conferencing, health spa and rails/grips for persons with disability

Turtle Bay Beach Club

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Voyager Beach Resort

ECO-RATED GOLD

PO Box 10-80202, Watamu Tel: +254 (0)42 233 2003; 233 2080; 233 2226 Cell: +254 (0)721 830 604; 734 601 066 Fax: +254 (0)42 233 2268; 233 2345 Email: special@turtlebay.co.ke www.turtlebaykenya.com Location: Watamu Marine National Park Located on one of the top five rated beaches in the world, Turtle Bay offers excellent water sports facilities in a National Marine Park which hosts an abundant variety of fish and marine life. Appealing to a wide range of visitors, it’s no surprise that this friendly hotel attracts visitors back year after year. Additional Facilities: Business centre, excursions, shop, tailor, bikes, tennis, diving school, water sports, parking, free Wi-Fi

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PO Box 34117-80118, Reef Road, Nyali Tel: +254 (0) 20 213 6983 Mobile: +254 (0)720 201 155; (0)739 167 804 Fax: +254 (0)20 444 6600; 444 6533 Email: sales@heritagehotels.co.ke www.heritage-eastafrica.com Location: Nyali Beach, Mombasa Voyager Beach Resort is a ship-themed resort ‘moored’ on a stunning beach. The ‘cruise ship’ docks at different ports every evening, with themed cuisine and ‘on-board’ family entertainment, including classic Broadway musicals. The resort is ideal for family groups, young ‘sailors’, honeymoon couples, as well as older seafarers. Additional Facilities: Children’s club, water sports, diving, close proximity to historic sites, glass-bottom boat, massage, tennis, volleyball, salon, boutique, weddings


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Alliance Naro Moru River Lodge

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

PO Box 18-10105, Naro Moru Tel: +254 (0)724 082 754; (0)623 1047 Email: info@naromoruriverlodge.com www.naromoruriverlodge.com Location: Mount Kenya The Alliance Naro Moru River Lodge is set in the foothills of Mount Kenya and is a base for climbers. The lodge stands on the equator between Nyeri and Nanyuki at an altitude of 1,982 metres. Set in beautiful tropical gardens, it offers excellent trout fishing and is a paradise for birdwatchers. Two restaurants offer a range of cuisine. The lodge has a team of guides to take guests up Mount Kenya to Point Lenana. Additional Facilities: Mountain climbing, game drives

c/o PO Box 48690, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)45 622 361, 622 622 Fax: +254 (0)45 622 430 Email: amboseli@serena.co.ke www.serenahotels.com Location: Amboseli National Park Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge enjoys a spectacular setting in a copse of giant acacia trees beside a natural spring in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. With its Maasai architecture, the lodge has been designed to harmonise perfectly with the environment. Additional Facilities: Game drives, sundowners, community visits, tribal dancing, free Wi-Fi

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Ashnil Aruba Lodge

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c/o PO Box 72630-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 361 6000 Cell: +254 (0)72 220 6328; 73 361 0060 Fax: +254 (0)20 375 1507 Email: info@sopalodges.co.ke www.sopalodges.com Location: On the Edge of Amboseli National Park In the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro resides the Amboseli Sopa Lodge. Set in 200 acres of land, the property is not far from where Ernest Hemingway lived when writing ‘The Snows of Kilimanjaro’. Amboseli National Reserve is home to the Maasai community, over 400 species of breeding birds and is abundant with rare and wonderful wildlife. Additional Facilities: Parking, disabled facilities, climbing

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c/o PO Box 10557-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 497 1200/15/57 Cell +254 (0)717 612 499 Mombasa - Tel: +254 (0)20 216 6338 /9/40 Email: sales@ashnilhotels.com; info@ashnilhotels.com www.ashnilhotels.com Location: Tsavo East National Park Ashnil Aruba Lodge is named after the Aruba dam – a body of water that attracts abundant wildlife in Tsavo East National Park. All guest rooms have a terrace overlooking the Aruba dam. Various exciting activities are offered at the lodge, including game drives and guided nature walks. Additional Facilities: Shop, garage, car wash bay, gas station

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Lodges Fairmont Mara Safari Club

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c/o Harry Thuku Rd, PO Box 58581-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 226 5000; 226 5555 Fax: +254 (0)20 221 6796 Email: kenya.reservations@fairmont.com www.fairmont.com Location: Masai Mara National Reserve A tented sanctuary lying at the foot of the Aitong Hills, Fairmont Mara Safari Club is surrounded on three sides by the Mara River; home to the great wildebeest migration. All of the 51 luxuriously furnished tents have a private deck overlooking the river, allowing guests to view the crocodiles and hippos below all year round. The is an outdoor heated swimming pool, private massage tents, Wi-Fi access in the main building and delightful dining options. Additional Facilities: Library, game drives, bush dinners, cots, walking and balloon safaris, conference facilities, themed events, bird walks, cots

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Naivasha Tel/Fax: +254 (0) 50 021/50 047-50 Email: sales@heritagehotels.co.ke www.heritage-eastafrica.com Location: Eburru Mountain-Great Rift Valley, Naivasha The Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort borrows its name from the valley. It sits majestically on the mighty Eburru Mountain and each room shows a facet of the valley’s dynamic vistas. Built around an 18-hole golf course, the lodge offers various types of accommodation from private villas to luxury rooms. Additional Facilities: Golf, excursions, hot water springs, birding, horse riding, nature walks, children’s club, boating, astro tourism

PO Box 102124-00101, Nairobi Tel: + 254 (0)703 048 100 Fax: +254 (0)703 048 032 Email: info@sunafricahotels.com www.sunafricahotels.com Location: C-14-Keekorok, Masai Mara National Reserve Located in the very heart of Kenya’s fabled Masai Mara National Reserve, Keekorok, meaning abundance in the local Maasai language, was constructed in 1962 and is surrounded by permanent springs and lush grassland, habitually teeming with wildlife. Additional Facilities: Business centre, shop, high-speed internet, multi-cuisine restaurant; safe deposit lockers, spa, tea/ coffee making facilities, in-room telephones with voicemail

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c/o PO Box 66601-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)73 460 0415; 72 278 8830; 72 260 3303; (0)20 2012443 Email: sales@simbalodges.com www.simbalodges.com Location: Lake Naivasha Opened in 2003, Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge comprises 70 standard rooms all overlooking one of Kenya’s most dramatic and best-known Great Rift Valley lakes. Each room has en-suite facilities, a private balcony and overhead fan. The lodge’s restaurant serves mouth-watering food from around the world in a buffet-style format. Wi-Fi is available in all rooms and public areas. Additional Facilities: Shop, health centre, beauty treatments, sauna/steam room, tennis, nature walks, boat rides, conference and team building facilities, wedding facilities

Lake Nakuru Lodge

NZE ECO-RATED BRO

PO Box 72630-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 361 6000 Cell: +254 (0)722 206 328; 733 610 060 Fax: +254 (0)20 375 1507 Email: info@sopalodges.co.ke www.sopalodges.com Location: Southern shore of Lake Naivasha Situated on the southern shores of Lake Naivasha, second-largest of the only two freshwater lakes in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort is an impressive property with a dramatic backdrop. The lake is a stage for some magnificent storms and was named Nai Pasha (rough water) by the Maasai tribes. Additional Facilities: Parking, disabled facilities

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Keekorok Lodge

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c/o PO Box 48690, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)45 340 000 Fax: +254 (0)45 622 470 Email: kilaguni@serena.co.ke www.serenahotels.com Location: Tsavo West National Park Located in the heart of Tsavo West National Park, with its huge population of elephants, Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge was the first to be built in a national park and has long been a favourite of international tourists. The lodge has a terrace from which guests can view the spectacular African sunsets. Additional Facilities: Game drives, excursions, shop, nature walks, live entertainment, beauty treatments, free Wi-Fi

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ECO-RATED GOLD

PO Box 66-20116, Gilgil Tel: +254 (050) 50836/50648 Email: lakeelementaita@jacarandahotels.com www.jacarandahotels.com Location: Gilgil Log fires, an open courtyard and a facade that retains the history of the Kikopey Ranch at Jacaranda Lake Elementaita Lodge is a place of tranquillity and quiet in a world that does not often offer such respite. Built in 1916 by Lord Galbraith Cole, the lodge is a testament to refined taste and old world splendour set amongst riotous bougainvillea and century-old trees that serve as a backdrop to the Lake Elementaita. Additional Facilities: Wi-Fi, gift shop, game drives, bush dinners, wedding receptions, conference facilities, nature walks

Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge

Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort

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PO Box 561, Nakuru Tel: +254 (0)20 273 3695/6; (0)51 850 228 Fax: +254 (0)20 273 3698 Email: nakuru@lakenakurulodge.org www.lakenakurulodge.com Location: Lake Nakuru National Park Lake Nakuru National Park has achieved an international fame as a birdwatchers’ paradise and an animal sanctuary with white and black rhinos. The eco-friendly lodge blends in with the surroundings. There is accommodation for 170 people in family rooms, deluxe rooms and suites. The property is known for its hospitality, competent staff, great cuisine, outside catering, bush barbecues, African nights and sundowners. Additional Facilities: Game drives, shop, horse riding


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Leopard Rock Lodge

Lions Bluff Lodge

c/o PO Box 34464-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 600 0031 Cell: +254 (0)733 920 082; 736 333 100 Fax: +254 (0)20 600 0031 Email: booking@leopardmico.com; marketing@leopardmico.com www.leopardmico.com Location: Meru National Park Leopard Rock Lodge is an ecologically upmarket safari lodge built on 3.5 km of river frontage. It is situated on the equator in the heart of George and Joy Adamson country. The lodge is one of a kind, unfenced, open to wildlife and often visited by giraffe, elephant, lion and buffalo. Additional Facilities: Game drives, bird walks, walking guide, museum, Jacuzzi, gift shop, conference facilities

c/o PO Box 80658-80100, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)20 388 2868 Cell: +254 (0)733 222 420 Email: reservations@lionsblufflodge.com; manager@lionsblufflodge.com www.lionsblufflodge.com Location: Close to Tsavo National Parks Set on a bluff above the Lumo Community Wildlife Sanctuary, Lions Bluff is an ecolodge constructed from sustainable timber, canvas and traditional coconut thatch and enjoys breath-taking views of the savanna all the way to the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. Guests enjoy accommodation in traditionally built en-suite bandas and can dine alfresco for freshly cooked bush breakfast or dinner. Game drives and bush walks are also available. Additional Facilities: Weddings, sundowners

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Loisaba

Mara Serena Safari Lodge

PO Box 1348, 10400 Nanyuki Tel: +254 (0)70 520 2375 Cell: +254 (0)71 600 0572 Email: enquiries@loisaba.com, reservations@loisaba.com www.loisaba.com Location: Laikipia Loisaba has entered a new era, with a luxury 24-bed tented camp due to open in time for Christmas 2015. In addition to the tented camp are Loisaba’s famous star beds, Kiboko and Koija. The Kiboko star beds have recently undergone an exciting renovation, with solar electricity and hot running water available. The Koija star beds remain unchanged, offering guests a choice between the rustic bush experience, and a more modern approach. Each star bed is handcrafted and can be wheeled out under the breathtaking African night sky for an unparalleled experience of sleeping under the stars.

c/o PO Box 48690, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)50 22 253; 22 137 Fax: +254 (0)50 22 382 Email: mara@serena.co.ke www.serenahotels.com Location: Masai Mara National Reserve Set on a high ridge in the Masai Mara National Reserve, the Mara Serena Safari Lodge offers spectacular views. Mara Serena is a modern interpretation of a traditional African village of domed huts, spaced apart to allow guests an uninterrupted view of the landscape. Additional Facilities: Hot air ballooning, community visits, game drives, nature walks, shop, business centre, free Wi-Fi

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Mara Simba Lodge

Masai Mara Sopa Lodge

c/o PO Box 66601-00800, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)73 460 0415; 72 278 8830; 72 260 3303; (0)20 201 2443 Email: sales@simbalodges.com www.simbalodges.com Location: Masai Mara National Reserve Mara Simba Lodge was conceived as the ultimate lodge in the Masai Mara National Reserve. Overlooking a dramatic bend in the Talek River, with grounds extending for almost 1 km along the river bank, the lodge is designed to complement its natural setting. The restaurant offers an excellent choice of meat dishes and vegetarian menus. Additional Facilities: Walking safaris, bush dinners, gift shop, sundowners, game drives, Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas

PO Box 72630-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 361 6000 Cell: +254 (0)72 220 6328; 733 610 060 Fax: +254 (0)20 375 1507 Email: info@sopalodges.co.ke www.sopalodges.com Location: Masai Mara National Reserve Masai Mara Sopa Lodge is located on the furthermost eastern corner of the Masai Mara National Reserve on a hillside of the Oloolamuita Valley. The lodge blends in perfectly with its surroundings and the interior style reflects traditional Maasai culture. In Maasai the word ‘sopa’ means ‘welcome’ and at Mara Sopa all guests are ensured the very warmest of welcomes. Additional Facilities: Parking, disabled facilities

Mpata Safari Club

Naivasha Kongoni Lodge

c/o 20th Floor, Anniversary Towers, University Way PO Box 58402-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 221 7015; 224 4987 Cell: +254 (0)72 240 2249; 733 674 284 Fax: +254 (0)20 222 9420 Email: mpata4@africaonline.co.ke www.mpata-masaimara.com Location: Masai Mara National Reserve Located on top of Oloololo Escarpment overlooking a majestic panorama of Masai Mara. Comprising 11 suite and 12 deluxe cottages spaced with each other for the maximum privacy. In addition, all the suite cottages have an outdoor Jacuzzi. Additional Facilities: Cultural visits, nature walks, hot air ballooning, fishing, beadwork, television in the bar area, Wi-Fi in the front office area

PO Box 3345-00506, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)707 156 146 (sales); (0)702 993 131 (lodge) Email: info@naivashakongonilodge.com www.naivashakongonilodge.com; www.privatecollection.co.ke Location: Lake Naivasha Located 27 km from the turn-off to Moi South Lake Road, this private getaway is as rare and impressive as the name after which it is named (kongoni is the Swahili name for hartebeest). It is crafted from simple bush stone, local acacia, leleshwa and olive woods with a makuti roof. The Lodge overlooks Lake Oleidon and Lake Naivasha, only a few minutes from Hell’s Gate National Park. There are 26 individual deluxe rooms and three executive/honeymoon cottages with Jacuzzi and corner shower. Additional Facilities: Birdwatching, sundowners, rock climbing, horse and donkey rides

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Ngulia Safari Lodge

Ol Donyo Lodge

Nairobi Sales Office: Ground floor, Utali House Uhuru Highway, PO Box 42013, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)722 203 143/4; 41 447 1861-5; 41 447 1975; 20 224 4173 Email: info@kenya-safari.co.ke www.safari-hotels.com Location: Tsavo West National Park The 52 room Ngulia Safari Lodge can be accessed from Nairobi (260 km), through Mtito Andei Gate or from Mombasa (250 km) through Tsavo River Gate. From the balcony, a view of the vast wilderness and floodlit water holes welcomes guests to a home of a host of wild animals. Perched on the Ndawe Escarpment overlooking the Rhino Sanctuary surrounded by scenic hills, Ngulia Safari Lodge has one of the most breathtaking views in Kenya. Additional Facilities: Day and night game drives, birdwatching, airstrip

Tel: +254 (0) 20 218 0181; (0) 702 170 659 Email: res.manager@greatplainsconservation.com reservationskenya@greatplainsconservation.com www.greatplainsconservation.com Location: Between Amboseli and Tsavo National Parks Located midway between Amboseli and Tsavo National Parks, Ol Donyo Lodge is on a private 275,000 acre group ranch that looks up to Kilimanjaro and over fabulous savannas. The lodge is small and intimate, with only 10 suites, eight of which have their own private plunge pool, a family suite, , private lounges, and beautiful ‘star bed’ rooftop sleep-outs. Additional Facilities: Horse riding, mountain biking, hiking, community visits, massage, day and night game drives, indoor and outdoor dining, main swimming pool, library

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Rhino Watch Lodge

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c/o Off Rhapta Rd, Westlands PO Box 45403-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 444 5514 Fax: +254 (0)20 444 8493 Email: oltukai@manrikgroup.com www.oltukailodge.com Location: Amboseli National Park Located in the heart of the Amboseli National Park, Ol Tukai Lodge is a high-class tourist resort and one of the best spots in the world to see elephants and other wildlife. The lodge offers wonderful views of Mount Kilimanjaro, and its design was inspired by the beautiful topography to take advantage of the flat plains on one side and the acacia forest on the other. Additional Facilities: Game drives, live entertainment, shop

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Mweiga, Nyeri Tel: +254 (0)711 585495; (0)722 390272; (0)722 223251 Email: info@rhinowatchlodge.com www.rhinowatchlodge.com Location: Mount Kenya Rhino Watch Lodge is a natural paradise of untouched forest of euphorbia trees, orchids in full bloom and birds everywhere. Situated in the central highlands and offering a beautiful view of Mount Kenya, it is an ideal base for safari game drives. The Lodge specialises in accommodating nature and wildlife enthusiasts and families, but also professional photographers and film crews. The accommodation consists of family chalets, exclusive chalets and luxury tents. Additional facilities: Safaris, game drives, spa, massage


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Samburu Game Lodge

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c/o PO Box 72630-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 361 6000 Cell: +254 (0)72 220 6328; 73 361 0060 Fax: +254 (0)20 375 1507 Email: info@sopalodges.co.ke www.sopalodges.com Location: Samburu National Reserve Samburu Sopa Lodge is built overlooking the wildlife-rich banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River within the Samburu National Reserve. The lodge is on raised ground, allowing panoramic views of distant Samburu Hills on one side and Mount Kenya on the other. The public areas are airy and spacious with views of the surrounding terrain. Additional Facilities: Game drives

Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge

Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge

c/o PO Box 72493-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 276 7000; +254 (0)709 111 000 Email: sarova.lionhill@sarovahotels.com www.sarovahotels.com Location: Lake Nakuru National Park Lake Nakuru, in the heart of the Rift Valley, is one of Kenya’s famous soda lakes. The surrounding park is full of birdlife, including hundreds of pink flamingos. There is also a rhino sanctuary where visitors can see white and black rhino, an endangered species. Sarova Lion Hill offers a unique vantage point. Additional Facilities: Game drives, sundowners, wellness centre, shop

c/o PO Box 72493-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 276 7000; +254 (0)709 111 000 Email: sarova.saltlick@sarovahotels.com www.sarovahotels.com Location: Taita Hills Sanctuary Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge is a unique concept elevated on stilts, overlooking a waterhole and linked by suspended walkways. At night, the waterholes are floodlit, ensuring an uninterrupted view of the daily procession of visitors below. The restaurant features delicious international and local cuisine, usually in the form of a sumptuous buffet. Additional Facilities: Game drives, nature walks

Sarova Shaba Game Lodge

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Samburu Sopa Lodge

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Tel: +254 (0)20 204 5835; 204 5836; 204 5845 Reservations: +254 (0)20 236 5225; 210 8795 Fax: +254 (0)20 204 7203 Email: info@wildernesslodges.co.ke www.wildernesslodges.co.ke Location: Samburu National Reserve Set in 10 acres in Samburu National Reserve and on the slopes of the Ol Olokwe Mountain, Samburu Game Lodge is a place for guests to experience true wilderness and serenity. All 61 cottages, rooms and suites are decorated using the finest materials and fabrics. All have en-suite bathrooms and private balconies overlooking the river. Additional Facilities: Shop, live entertainment, game drives, Eseriani spa, bush dining, nature and bird walks, sundowners, community visits

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Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge

R ECO-RATED SILVE

c/o PO Box 72493-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 276 7000; +254 (0)709 111 000 Email: sarova.shaba@sarovahotels.com www.sarovahotels.com Location: Shaba Game Reserve Located in the heart of the Shaba Game Reserve, 100 km north of the equator, the Sarova Shaba Game Lodge is an oasis of flora and fauna with spring water cascading through the grounds. Accommodation is in luxury thatched chalets, all en-suite and with views over the Uaso Nyiro River. Additional Facilities: Wellness centre, community visits, nature walks, camel safaris

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c/o PO Box 72493-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 276 7000; +254 (0)709 111 000 Email: sarova.taita@sarovahotels.com www.sarovahotels.com Location: Taita Hills Sanctuary Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge offers luxury accommodation and amenities and is the ultimate base from which to explore the magnificent Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary. The lodge is designed in the style of a German fortress, recalling the First World War AngloGerman conflict in this area. Additional Facilities: Live entertainment, shop, nature walks, game drives, excursions

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The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille

c/o PO Box 48995-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 210 1333 Cell: +254 (0)73 779 9990/2 Fax: +254 (0)20 556 126 Email: reservations.ke@marasa.net www.marasa.net Location: Aberdare National Park The Ark provides a perfect vantage point to sit and quietly contemplate the beauty of its surroundings. Its biblical name is reflected in its wooden structure, accessible only via a drawbridge and offering cabin-style rooms located on different decks. The lodge overlooks the Yasabara salt-lick waterhole – a natural magnet for local wildlife. Additional Facilities: Walking safaris, game drives, hang gliding, picnic lunches

PO Box 1512-10400, Nanyuki Tel: +254 (0)706 975760 Email: reservations@ol-lentille.com www.ol-lentille.com Location: 75 km north-west of Nanyuki A luxury boutique hotel in Laikipia, The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille takes the meaning of luxury in the African bush to new levels. Set in 25,000 acres of private conservancy, you get your own house and safari car, with a butler, valet, and Maasai guide to cater to your every need. An international chef creates fine cuisine. This is also one of the foremost community based conservation tourism properties on the continent, so ‘having fun, doing good’ takes on new meaning, too. Ol Lentille supports the annual Amazing Maasai Marathon. Additional Facilities: Spa, pool, quadbikes, mountain bikes, camels, croquet, free Wi-Fi

Nairobi Sales Office: Ground floor, Utalii House Uhuru Highway, PO Box 42013, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)722 203 143/4; (0)41 447 1861-5; (0)41 447 1975; (0)20 224 4173 Email: info@kenya-safari.co.ke www.safari-hotels.com Location: Tsavo East National Park Voi Safari Lodge located in Tsavo East with its 53 standard rooms, stands high above the town of Voi overlooking a vast expanse of the African Bush. It is 160 km from Mombasa and 360 km from Nairobi. Guests can simply watch herds of wild animals roam or can get closer by a network of access roads reaching into many corners. There is a special hide for camera enthusiasts affording close-up and candid pictures of the wild animals. Additional Facilities: Game drives, airstrip

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PO Box 48690-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)61 203 0785 Cell: +254 (0)733 203 078 Fax: +254 (0)61 203 0858/3 Email: mtlodge@serena.co.ke www.serenahotels.com Location: Mount Kenya National Park In the heart of a rainforest lies Serena Mountain Lodge, famed as the only tree hotel on the slopes of Mount Kenya. Guests enjoy the mountain air, the tranquillity of the forest and a colourful cavalcade of wildlife, as well as a chance to scale the icy peaks of Africa’s second-highest mountain. Additional Facilities: Mountain climbing, treks, bush breakfasts/lunches, rooftop dinners, tree-planting programme, water’s edge viewing bunker, free Wi-Fi

The Ark

Voi Safari Lodge

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Serena Mountain Lodge

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Tel: +254 (0)735 950 903; +254 (0)202 180 497 Email: reservations@saruni.com; fatima@saruni.com www.sarunicamp.com Location: Kalama Conservancy Saruni Samburu’s six luxury villas are open and spacious, heralding spectacular views over Kenya’s Northern Frontier District and Mount Kenya in the distance. The warm and welcoming hospitality makes for an intimate and exceptional experience. The lodge is revered for its innovative, eco-chic architecture and interesting design and decor, as well as its Italian-inspired cuisine. Guests can enjoy the vast panoramas from the dining and lounge area, the infinity pool and Samburu Wellbeing Space. Additional Facilities: Day and night game drives, bush meals, sundowners, guided walks, birdwatching, Samburu Wellbeing Space treatments, Warriors Academy, swimming pools, helicopter excursions, Samburu cultural visits, Saruni Shop.Space (massage and spa treatments), shop, trekking excursions up Mount Ololokwe

c/o Warwick Centre, off United Nations Avenue, Gigiri, Nairobi Cell: +254 (0)722 201240; +254 (0)734 201240 Email: info@voiwildlifelodge.com www.voiwildlifelodge.com Location: Tsavo East National Park Voi Wildlife Lodge is located on the boundary of Tsavo East National Park. The lodge offers views of volcanic outcrops such as the Kasigau and Sagalla hills. The property has a natural waterhole that attracts big game. There are 178 fully furnished en-suite rooms with stunning view of Tsavo East National Park. Rooms for disabled guests are available. Additional Facilities: Safari Spa, swimming pool, conference facilities, game observation terrace, children outdoor play area, bush breakfast area, Badminton court, volleyball court

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Ashnil Mara Camp

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c/o andBeyond, Private Bag X27, Benmore 2010, SA Tel: +27 (0)11 809 4441 Fax: +27 (0)11 809 4400 Email: contactus@andbeyond.com www.andBeyond.com Location: Oloololo Escarpment Early in the summer of 2014, Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp was rebuilt and re-opened, offering excellent game viewing from the camp. andBeyond Kichwa Tembo lies directly in the path of Africa’s spectacular Great Migration within the Masai Mara National Reserve. Warthog wander among the spacious safari tents, each with en-suite bathroom. Kichwa Tembo is renowned for its warm local hospitality and delicious pan-African meals. Additional Facilities: Game drives, lectures by a Maasai naturalist, community visit, sundowners, hot air balloon

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PO Box 10557-00100, Nairobi Nairobi - Tel: +254 (0)20 497 1200/15/57 Cell +254 (0)717 612 499 Mombasa - Tel: +254 (0)20 216 6338 /9/40 Email: sales@ashnilhotels.com; info@ashnilhotels.com www.ashnilhotels.com Location: Masai Mara National Reserve A stunning camp on the banks of the Mara River, offering unrivalled position for wildlife spotting all the year round, and close to the action during the annual wildebeest migration. The 40 luxury tents are beautifully designed and carefully crafted and include en suite shower and a veranda. Additional Facilities: Shop, garage, car wash bay, gas station

Ashnil Samburu Camp

Basecamp Masai Mara

PO Box 10557-00100, Nairobi Nairobi - Tel: +254 (0)20 497 1200/15/57 Cell +254 (0)717 612 499 Mombasa - Tel: +254 (0)20 216 6338 /9/40 Email: sales@ashnilhotels.com; info@ashnilhotels.com www.ashnilhotels.com Location: Buffalo Springs National Reserve, Samburu Ashnil Samburu Camp sits in Buffalo Springs Game Reserve, which takes its name from an oasis of crystal-clear water at the western end of the reserve. It is separated from Samburu National Reserve by Ewaso Nyiro River and is less hilly and dense yet equally attractive. Additional Facilities: Shop, car wash bay

Masai Mara National Reserve Tel: +254 (0)733 333 909 Email kenya@basecampexplorer.com www.basecampexplorer.com Location: Masai Mara National Reserve Basecamp Masai Mara provides 12 spacious and luxurious tents, bordering the Masai Mara National Reserve, hidden away under thatched roofs on a lush peninsula along the Talek River, with spectacular views of the savannah. Each tent has an en-suite bathroom with hot water shower and a private terrace overlooking the Talek river. Enjoy the amazing wildlife from the comfort of your tent, the fig-tree platform, or while lazing over a drink in the open-air bar. Additional facilities: Bird walks, game drives, bush breakfast, bush dinner, Wi-Fi, open air bar

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Elephant Bedroom Camp

Elephant Pepper Camp

c/o Atua Enkop Africa, Jasmine Centre, Westlands PO Box 42475-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0) 20 445 0036; (0)20 444 0275 Cell: +254 (0)702 692 648; (0)786 553 222 Fax: +254 (0)20 445 0037 Email: reservations@atua-enkop.com www.atua-enkop.com Location: Samburu National Reserve Elephant Bedroom Camp offers luxury in a setting of breath taking beauty. It is set on 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 spacious tents have rustic and colourful African touches, offering a private plunge pool, hot and cold water, and electricity. Additional Facilities: Guided bush/nature walks, bush dinners, game drives, lectures, open all year round

c/o PO Box 743-00517, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)730127000 Email: info@chelipeacock.co.ke www.elephantpeppercamp.com Location: Masai Mara This exclusive tented camp is situated in the heart of the protected Mara North Conservancy, away from other lodges in a vast wilderness teeming with wildlife. Its 10 beautifully furnished canvas tents – including the secluded honeymoon/family tent – bring people back to nature: no traffic, no permanent structures, just the sights and sounds of the African bush. Additional Facilities: Game drives, night drives, guided bush walks, Mara River crossing picnic lunches, bush breakfasts, sundowners and cultural visits to local communities and schools

Elsa’s Kopje

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Entim Camp Mara

ECO-RATED GOLD

PO Box 743-00517, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)730127000 Email: info@chelipeacock.co.ke www.elsaskopje.com Location: Meru National Park Elsa’s Kopje is named after Elsa the lioness, made famous by ‘Born Free’ and the Adamsons. Winner of the Good Safari Guide’s ‘Best Safari Property in Africa’ award, it remains one of Africa’s most elegant lodges. Its six en-suite cottages, exclusive private house, family house and three honeymoon cottages are built into the hillside and afford stunning views over the rugged and remote Meru National Park. Additional Facilities: Game drives, night drives, guided bush walks, fishing, excursions to Tana River, birdwatching, bush picnic, bush breakfasts, sundowners, beauty treatments and cultural visits to local community and schools

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PO Box 64196-00620, Nairobi Tel: +254 020 202 7125/6 Cell: +254 (0)733 258 120; +254 (0)704 084 444 Email: info@entim-mara.com; marketing@africaeco.com www.entim-mara.com Location: Masai Mara National Reserve Entim is a luxury tented camp, designed with a purpose in mind; to be in the best possible location to view the wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara National Reserve. Every year, the migration is on the doorstep on the Mara river. All of the 10 guest tents overlook the Mara River and are well-placed, en-suite with flush-toilets and hot showers. There is a cosy lounge area with a small library, separate bar and an open-fronted dining area, allowing guests the unmatched experience of eating meals while watching the animals move to and from the river to drink and forage for their food.

Fig Tree Camp

Finch Hattons Camp

c/o PO Box 40683-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)600 4795; (0)722 202 564; (0)733 621 532 Fax: +254 (0)265 1890 Email: sales@madahotels.com www.madahotels.com Location: Banks of the Talek River, Masai Mara National Reserve Fig Tree Camp was set up in the Masai Mara over 30 years ago. Located beside the Talek River, the camp blends in with the natural environment and aims to provide luxury hospitality. Guests can choose to stay in a tent or a lodge room. All rooms and tents have a private balcony with views over the national reserve. The latest Royal Tents come with four-poster beds and butler service. The range of quality services includes dining and balloon safaris. Additional Facilities: Games drives, shop, tree house, hot air ballooning

Tel: +254 (0)20 3577 500, +254 720 444419 Email: info@finchhattons.com www.finchhattons.com Location: Tsavo West National Park Located in the Tsavo West National Park, Finch Hattons Luxury Camp is set around natural fresh water springs within 10 million acres of pure untouched wilderness, surrounded by views of Mount Kilimanjaro and the magnificent Chyulu Hills. The camp offers guests stunning views from the 17 new luxury suites, with indoor and outdoor showers, copper bath tubs and creamy white linens offset by soft lighting, the suites are reminiscent of the glorious golden days of safari. Additional Facilities: Fine dining room, infinity pool, Wi-Fi, library, cigar bar, gym, yoga pavilion, conference facilities, stargazing terrace, observation and viewing tower

Governors’ Camp

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Governors’ Il Moran Camp

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c/o PO Box 48217-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 273 4000/5 Fax: +254 (0)20 273 4023/4 Email: info@governorscamp.com www.governorscamp.com Location: Banks of the Mara River Created in 1972, Governors’ Camp set new standards in luxury for a tented camp and nestles in the small forest on the banks of the Mara River. Each morning a breakfast feast is prepared over blazing coals: mountains of bacon and eggs, fresh pastries, exotic fruits and freshly brewed Kenyan coffee. Additional Facilities: Game drives, hot air ballooning, community visits, excursions, walking safaris

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c/o PO Box 48217-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 273 4000/5 Fax: +254 (0)20 273 4023/4 Email: info@governorscamp.com www.governorscamp.com Location: Banks of the Mara River Governors’ Il Moran Camp is small and intimate, with added touches that make it ideal for those who want that extra bit of luxury. The camp is situated on the banks of the Mara River, right in the heart of the Masai Mara National Reserve, with the best game viewing right on your doorstep. Additional Facilities: Game drives, hot air ballooning, community visits, excursions, walking safaris


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Governors’ Private Camp

Ilkeliani Camp

c/o PO Box 48217-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 273 4000/5 Fax: +254 (0)20 273 4023/4 Email: info@governorscamp.com www.governorscamp.com Location: Banks of the Mara River Governors’ Private Camp is for those who want something exclusive. The camp can be booked exclusively by one family or group at a time, as well as on a shared basis. As its name suggests, it is private. It means that up to 16 people can have the experience of staying on a beautiful bend of the Mara River all to themselves. Additional Facilities: Game drives, hot air ballooning, community visits, excursions, walking safaris

PO Box 64196-00620, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 202 7125/6 Cell: +254 (0)733 258 120; +254 (0)704 084 444 Email: reservations@ilkeliani.com; marketing@africaeco.com www.ilkeliani.com Location: Masai Mara National Reserve Ilkeliani is Nestled in a river glade in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The area is favourite for elephants coming to drink from the Talek River. The camp has been designed to combine the old traditional safari style with a modern and fresh feel. Ilkeliani Camp offers only 17 tents and each has commanding views of the plains and the wildlife action throughout the day. The ethos is to leave a minimum foot print on nature. All of the well-equipped tents are stylish with an en-suite bathroom. Additional Facilities: Walking safaris, hot air balloon rides

Joy’s Camp

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Karen Blixen Camp

ECO-RATED GOLD

c/o PO Box 743-00517, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)730127000 Email: info@chelipeacock.co.ke www.joyscamp.com Location: Shaba National Reserve Joy’s Camp is built on the site of Joy Adamson’s tented home in Shaba National Reserve. The only camp operating in the Reserve, Joy’s is a secluded idyll: a combination of beautiful untamed landscapes, fascinating history, authentic wildlife experiences and an unprecedented level of luxury. The 10 stylish white tentedbedrooms combine nomadic Boran tribal detail with modern safari chic. Additional Facilities: Day and night game drives, guided bush walks, birdwatching, painting, beauty treatments, bush picnics, bush breakfasts, sundowners and visits to local community projects

Kiboko Luxury Camp

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Kicheche Camps

NZE ECO-RATED BRO

Plot Number: LR 679/698 at Moi South Lake Road, Naivasha Tel: + 254 (0)703 048 300 Fax: +254 (0)703 048 032 Email: info@sunafricahotels.com www.sunafricahotels.com Location: Lake Naivasha Kiboko Luxury Camp Naivasha is a tented camp located on the shores of Lake Naivasha –100 km from Nairobi. Elegantly styled and beautifully furnished, Kiboko comprises of eight 60 sq metre tents each with en-suite bathrooms and views over the sparkling waters of Lake Naivasha. Additional Facilities: Boating, multi-cuisine restaurant, tea/coffee making facilities, safe deposit lockers, spa & swimming pool, in-room telephones with voicemail

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ECO-RATED GOLD

PO Box 15236-00509, Nairobi Tel: +254 - (0)20-249 3569/12; (0)20-240 5586 Cell: +254 - (0)736-888 055; (0)700-888 055 Email: sales@kicheche.com www.kicheche.com Location: Masai Mara & Laikipia Conservancies Kicheche Camps are all located in Kenya’s most pristine conservancies, hidden either in a picturesque valley or romantic hide away in prime wildlife area. Game viewing starts right from the camp itself. Our camps are classic, intimate, luxury safari style, completely unfenced, with focus on excellent guiding, exquisite cuisine and sound eco practices. Additional Facilities: Game drives, community visits, nature walks

Kitich Camp

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c/o 40c Marula Lane, PO Box 9913-00100 Karen, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)711 579 001; 738 413 916; Cell (camp): +254 (0)773 063 863 Email: info@karenblixencamp.com www.karenblixencamp.com Location: Masai Mara National Reserve Karen Blixen has a spectacular location beside the Mara River where guests can see elephant, giraffe, zebra and impala coming to drink. The camp comprises 22 luxury tents. Meals are served in the quaint and stylish bar. Between game drives, guests can unwind at the swimming pool or enjoy some beauty therapy in the spa, which has a resident masseuse. With old-world ambience, it’s a perfect place to relax and take in the beauty of the wild. Additional Facilities: Weddings, hot air balloon safaris

ECO-RATED GOLD

PO Box 743-00517, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)730127000 Email: info@chelipeacock.co.ke www.kitichcamp.com Location: Matthews Mountain Range (Central Kenya) In a remote valley of the Matthews Mountain Range, Kitich Camp is an idyllic hideaway and an authentic ‘bush camp’. Its six tented bedrooms and cosy communal areas nestle in a grove of trees on the banks of the Ngeng River. Overlooking the floodlit river glade, guests can enjoy great night-time game viewing after a day of walking with the local Samburu guides along forest paths. Additional Facilities: Guided walking safaris, tracking with the local Samburu, birdwatching, wild swimming, bush picnics, bush breakfasts, sundowners and cultural visits to local villages and schools

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Camps Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp

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Soysambu Conservancy Tel: +254 (0)786 620620 Fax: +254 (0)20 284 2401 Email: cro@serena.co.ke www.serenahotels.com Location: Soysambu Conservancy Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp is small and exclusive, evocatively styled to echo Soysambu’s rich history. The camp combines the magnificent accessories of a bygone era with an enticing range of activities. Idyllically set among golden-barked acacias with breathtaking views across the sapphire-blue lake, to a backdrop of ancient volcanoes, it is also an easy two hour drive from Nairobi. Additional Facilities: Swimming pool, yoga, badminton, cooking lessons, mountain biking, massage services, horse-riding, sundowners, game drives, gift shop, restaurant, bar, Wi-Fi

Lewa Safari Camp

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Tel: +254 (0)20 444 6651; 444 7929 Fax: +254 (0)20 4446600; 444 6533 Email: sales@heritagehotels.co.ke www.heritage-eastafrica.com Location: Talek River, Masai Mara National Reserve The Mara Intrepids Camp is set on the vast grasslands of the Masai Mara with the Talek River flowing past. This spacious tented abode has a signature view of the endless Mara plains. Ideal for families, the camp offers just 30 tents, including new two-bedroomed family tents complete with a spacious lounge and an outside deck. Additional Facilities: Game drives, airstrip, bush dinners, hot air ballooning, weddings, nature walks, children’s club, spa, visits to Maasai manyattas, sundowners, birding, astro tourism

Mara Leisure Camp

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PO Box 48995-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 557 009 Cell: +254 (0)737 799 990/2 Email: info@maraleisurecamp.co.ke; reservations@maraleisurecamp.co.ke www.maraleisurecamp.co.ke Location: Banks of Talek River/Masai Mara National Reserve Mara Leisure Camp is an exclusive boutique camp located along the Talek River at the confluence of the Masai Mara’s four game viewing areas on the northern boundary of the Masai Mara National Reserve. This makes all areas of the park accessible for game viewing including night game drives, bush walks and cultural visits. Additional Facilities: Spa retreat, night game drive, hot air balloon, visit to Maasai Village

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NZE ECO-RATED BRO

Tel: +254 (0)20 204 5835; 204 5836; 204 5845 Reservations: +254 (0)20 236 5225; 210 8795 Fax: +254 (0)20 204 7203 Email: info@wildernesslodges.co.ke www.wildernesslodges.co.ke Location: Samburu National Reserve With just 20 tents, Larsens Camp offers an intimate and luxurious African safari experience. The camp is located in Samburu National Reserve, which enjoys year-round warm temperatures and offers some splendid views. All tents are sited along the west bank of the river and decorated with modern features in a classic style. Additional Facilities: Game drives, birdwatching, champagne breakfasts, sundowners, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Eseriani spa, community visits, nature and bird walks

Little Governors’ Camp

ECO-RATED GOLD

PO Box 743-00517, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)730127000 Email: info@chelipeacock.co.ke www.lewasafaricamp.com Location: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it has 12 luxury tented bedrooms all with private verandas, and set among cool gardens filled with birdsong. Winner of The Good Safari Guide’s ‘Best Community Safari Property in Africa’ award, all camp profits are reinvested directly into the conservation and community efforts of the Conservancy. Additional Facilities: Game drives, night drives, guided bush walks, bush picnics, bush breakfasts, sundowners, excursions, horse riding, camel trekking, beauty treatments, visits to orphan rhino project, cultural visits to local village and schools

Mara Intrepids Camp

Larsens Camp

ECO-RATED GOLD

R ECO-RATED SILVE

PO Box 48217-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 273 4000/5 Fax: +254 (0)20 273 4023/4 Email: info@governorscamp.com www.governorscamp.com Location: Banks of Mara River Little Governors’ Camp is located around a large watering hole alive with animals and birdlife. Getting to the camp is an adventure in itself, as guests first have to cross the Mara River by boat, then walk a short distance, escorted by armed guards, through the forest. Meals are of a high standard, served outdoors during the day or inside a candle-lit dining tent. Additional Facilities: Game drives, hot air ballooning, community visits, excursions, walking safaris


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Mara River Camp

Naboisho Camp

Mara Rianta, Masai Mara National Reserve Tel: +254 (0)20 2375 988/9, +254 (0)20 2107 089 Cell: +254 (0)732 663 044, +254 (0)773 407 433 Email: info@mararivercamp.co.ke www.mararivercamp.co.ke Location: Banks of the River Mara Mara River Camp provides an intimate, relaxed atmosphere set in a beautiful location on the River Mara. With 19 superior tents, three deluxe tents and a two-bedroom en-suite log cabin, Mara River Camp offers splendid views overlooking game and the river from the comfort of your own patio. All tents and the log cabin have been furnished with in an African style and come with insect proof mesh for comfort. Additional Facilities: Safari and game drives, hot air balloon rides, sundowners, massage, nature walks, bush breakfast, lunch and dinner

Masai Mara National Reserve, Rift Valley Province Tel: +254 (0)20 232 4904 Email: reservations@asiliaafrica.com www.naboisho.asiliaafrica.com Location: Mara Naboisho Conservancy Set on a private conservancy with a focus on conservation and communities working together, Naboisho Camp is a permanent camp with just eight luxurious tents. The intimate size of the camp means that it has a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and very personal service. The spacious tents have been designed combining the traditional bush style with a fresh modern feel focusing on attention to detail. Naboisho is famous for its wide range of game viewing activities Additional Facilities: Complimentary airstrip transfers, games drives, night drives, fly camping, off road driving, walking safaris

Ol Seki Hemingways Mara

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Olare Mara Kempinski

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Masai Mara, Naboisho Conservancy Tel: +254 (0)718 669 856 Email: olseki@h-ways.com Location: Naboisho Conservancy Ol Seki Hemingways Mara is a luxury tented camp in the Naboisho Conservancy next to the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Guests have an opportunity to witness some of the wonders of the natural world, including the annual wildebeest migration and the Big Five. The conservancy comprises 200 sq km of rolling savanna teeming with wildlife. There are 10 superbly appointed safari tents, each with a spectacular 270-degree view of the Mara Plains. Activities include night game drives, moonlit bush dinners, bush breakfasts, game walks, sundowners and visits to a local Maasai village. Additional Facilities: Private alfresco dining, sundowners

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c/o Villa Rosa Kempinski, PO Box 14164 00800, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)703 049 000 Email: reservations.olare@kempinski.com www.kempinski.com/masaimara Location: Olare Motorogi Olare Mara Kempinski offers travellers once-in-a lifetime safari experiences that become treasured memories. A luxury tented camp that offers an authentic African experience alongside elegant style and comfort, it is hidden in a grove of riverine woodland on the banks of the Ntiakitiak River. The atmosphere of the camp blends a rustic African ambience and the elegance of the Kempinski legacy. The tented camp comprises of five twin and seven double occupancy tents. The 100 square metre honeymoon suite has its very own plunge pool. Additional Facilities: Plunge pool, hippo pool, en-suite bathrooms, game drives, nature walks, bar, sundowners

Olumara Camp

Rekero Camp

PO Box 16550-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 236 3741; 808 1827; 802 2071 Fax: +254 (0)20 418 0318 Email: info@olumara.com www.olumara.com Location: Masai Mara National Reserve Olumara Camp is set at the border of the Masai Mara National Reserve. Each room is furnished to a high standard. The interior decor is hand-carved, giving a rustic feel. Every tent is en-suite, with a large balcony for relaxation, reading, and game viewing. The Fillet of the Soul bush bar will quench any thirst, while the meals made in the open kitchen are of an excellent standard and include bush lunches and dinners. Olumara is a great choice for comfort and relaxation. Additional Facilities: Game drives, walking safari, sundowners, bush lunches and dinners

Tel: +254 (0)20 232 4904 Email: reservations@asiliaafrica.com www.rekero.asiliaafrica.com Location: Masai Mara National Reserve Rekero is a luxury tented camp that sits in the midst of Kenya’s Masai Mara ecosystem in a quiet and exclusive location that overlooks an ancient animal river crossing point and is also conveniently close to the Ol Kiombo airstrip. The camp caters for up to 20 guests in nine tents, two of which are family tents, laid out under shady trees along the river’s edge. The spacious tents have been designed combining the traditional bush style with a fresh modern feel focusing on attention to detail. Additional Facilities: Game drives, bush picnics, cultural visits

Samburu Intrepids Camp

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Sanctuary Olonana

R ECO-RATED SILVE

Tel: +254 (0)20 444 6651; 444 7929 Fax: +254 (0)20 444 6600; 444 6533 Email: sales@heritagehotels.co.ke www.heritage-eastafrica.com Location: Samburu National Reserve, Northern Kenya Samburu Intrepids is located in Kenya’s dry northlands on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River. The camp has spacious tents with private verandas facing the river; there are also two family suites. Visitors can witness the Samburu’s special five – reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, beisa oryx and the gerenuk – as well as Africa’s big cats and over 300 species of bird. Additional Facilities: Game drives, nature walks, children’s club, camel rides, hiking at Mount Ololokwe, cultural safaris in a Samburu village, astro-tourism, family tents, astro tourism

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R ECO-RATED SILVE

ECO-RATED GOLD

c/o PO Box 41789-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 695 0002 Cell: +254 (0)728 888418; 733 638043 Fax: +254 (0)695 0320 Email: kenya@sanctuaryretreats.com www.sanctuaryretreats.com Location: Bordering the Masai Mara National Reserve Sanctuary Olonana is an award-winning tented camp on a private stretch of the Mara River, at the foot of the impressive Siria Escarpment close to where the famous last scene from ‘Out of Africa’ was filmed. Game concentration is high and during the wildebeest migration the action happens on the camp’s doorstep. Additional Facilities: Game drives and nature walks

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Camps Sarova Mara Game Camp

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Sekenani Camp

R ECO-RATED SILVE

c/o PO Box 48690, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 276 7000; +254 (0)709 111 000 Email: sarova.mara@sarovahotels.com www.sarovahotels.com Location: Masai Mara National Reserve Sarova Mara Game Camp offers an opportunity to experience a luxury tented safari. Guests who don’t mind an early start can watch sunrise over the Mara from a hot air balloon and see the wildlife awakening in the savanna before landing for a sumptuous bush breakfast. Additional Facilities: Hot air ballooning, walking safaris, bush dinners, visits to Isokon Maasai Culture Village, birdwatching, walking safaris, mini golf, archery, table tennis, catch-release fishing, kayaking, darts, board games

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Siana Springs Tented Camp

Sweetwaters Serena Camp

Utumishi Co-op House, 1st Floor, Mamlaka Rd PO Box 41163-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 271 0542/271 0544 Cell: +254 (0)718 243 461; 788 811 847 Fax: +254 (0)20 271 0544 Email: info@siana-springs.co.ke www.siana-springs.co.ke Location: Masai Mara National Reserve Set in the midst of freshwater springs bordering the vast expanse of the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve, Siana Springs is built in the Siana Conservancy that belongs to the local Maasai. Tents are set in groves of indigenous trees with resident troops of colobus monkey, hyrax and bushbuck. Additional Facilities: Game drives, night drives, nature walks, children’s club, spa

c/o PO Box 48690, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)62 31 970 Fax: +254 (0)62 31 965 Email: sweetwaters@serena.co.ke www.serenahotels.com Location: Ol Pejeta Conservancy Clustered around a waterhole and set in the pristine calm of its own private reserve, Sweetwaters Serena Camp is in a class of its own. Accommodation is provided in 56 tents. Each tent has a thatched roof, an en-suite bathroom and its own veranda with views over the waterhole. Additional Facilities: Camel treks, nature walks, birdwatching, shop, business centre, visits to the chimpanzee and rhino sanctuary, free Wi-Fi

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The Sleeping Warrior Lodge & Camp

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ECO-RATED GOLD

Tipilikwani Camp

c/o Mawe Mbili Ltd, PO Box 25621-00603, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)735 408 698; (0)727 067 418 Email: info@sleepingwarriorkenya.com www.sleepingwarriorcamp.com Location: Lake Elementaita, Great Rift Valley Secluded within the private Soysambu Conservancy, just two and a half hour’s drive from Nairobi, Sleeping Warrior is a destination for all seasons and all budgets. It has stunning views over Lake Elementaita, exclusive access to its shores, is close to Lake Nakuru and offers 450 species of birds, a wide selection of game and a wide range of bush walks, volcano treks, nature trails, game drives and bush dining experiences. Accommodation consists of a fullycatered camp or superb luxury lodge chalets (family and friends groupings available). Additional Facilities: Weddings, sundowners, bush dining

Tortilis Camp

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c/o Jubilee Centre, next to NPC Karen, PO Box 15010-00509, Langata, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)722 147 810; +254 (0)735 484 207 Email: reservations@sekenani-camp.com www.sekenani-camp.com Location: Bordering the Masai Mara National Reserve Sekenani Camp offers an authentic bush experience for visitors wishing to get close to nature. Set at the source of Sekenani River, the camp offers a serene environment to relax, unwind and enjoy all the Mara has to offer. It comprises 15 exceptionally welldesigned tents set apart to ensure maximum privacy. Each tent has a wooden floor and en-suite bathroom complete with a full-length bathtub. A combination of luxury and adventure, Sekenani Camp invites you to experience the Masai Mara. Additional Facilities: Sundowners, balloon safari, nature walks, game drives, bush dinners

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Voyager Ziwani

R ECO-RATED SILVE

c/o PO Box 743-00517, Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)730127000 Email: info@chelipeacock.co.ke www.tortilis.com Location: Amboseli Winner of British Airways’ coveted ‘Tourism for Tomorrow’ Award, Tortilis Camp was Kenya’s first ‘boutique eco-lodge’. With views of Kilimanjaro, it has the undeveloped western half of Amboseli (and Kitirua Conservancy) to itself. The Camp offers 16 tented bedrooms alongside a Family Tent and secluded Private House. Tortilis is renowned for its delicious and authentic Italian cuisine. Additional Facilities: Game drives, guided bush walks, bush breakfasts, sundowners, beauty treatments, cultural visits to the local community and school as well as the Cynthia Moss’ Amboseli Elephant Research Project

c/o Atua Enkop Africa, Jasmine Centre, Westlands PO Box 42475-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0) 20 445 0036; (0)20 444 0275 Cell: +254 (0)702 692 648; (0)786 553 222 Fax: +254 (0)20 445 0037 Email: reservations@atua-enkop.com www.atua-enkop.com Location: Masai Mara National Reserve On the banks of the Talek River, Tipilikwani Camp overlooks the breathtaking Masai Mara. All of the tents enjoy river frontage and are decorated in the warm colours of the Maasai. With an emphasis on Kenyan hospitality, the personalised service and outstanding food will ensure an unforgettable stay. Additional Facilities: Swimming pool, bush breakfast, game drives, balloon safari, lectures on Maasai culture, guided bush walks

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NZE ECO-RATED BRO

c/o PO Box 74888-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 444 6651; 444 7929 Fax: +254 (0)20 444 6600; 444 6533 Email: sales@heritagehotels.co.ke www.heritage-eastafrica.com Location: On the border of Tsavo West National Park Built on the slopes of Africa’s tallest mountain and the world’s tallest free-standing mountain, Voyager Ziwani gives you breathtaking views of Kilimanjaro and its second-highest peak, Mawenzi. The tented lodge is set on a private ranch bordering Kenya’s largest national park, Tsavo, which is home to over 200 bird species. Additional Facilities: Game drives, nature walks, children’s club, fine dining, night drives, ranch tour of the Gicheha farm, First World War Sniper Tree site, astro tourism


Other

Other Karen Country Club

International Hotel & Tourism Institute (IHTI)

Nyeri Road, Kileleshwa. PO Box 43111-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 233 8222 Cell: +254 (0)735 993 999; 728 787 088 Email: info@ihti.net www.ihti.net Location: Nairobi The main vision of the Institute is to embrace the happenings in tourism by being adaptable to those happenings. Overall the institute is committed to creating a professional club where players can share ideas. This it does by developing the skills of young people from all over Africa and turning them into knowledgeable, skilled, committed and intentionally respectable professionals. The hospitality and hotel management – is one of the fastest growing industries in the world.

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Kenyatta International Convention Centre Harambee Avenue PO Box 30746-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 326 1000 (Pilot); 20 224 72 77 Cell: +254 (0)724 256 023; 736 839 296 Fax: +254 (0)20 221 65 11 Email: info@kicc.co.ke www.kicc.co.ke Location: Nairobi Located in the heart of Nairobi’s Central Business District and within walking distance of several five-star hotels, the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) is a perfect venue for conferences, meetings, exhibitions and special events. With a combination of offices and meeting rooms, the KICC has hosted many international conferences and is one of Kenya’s most famous landmarks.

Karen Rd, PO Box 24817, Karen Tel: +254 (0)722 204 431 Cell: +254 (0)733 606 950 Email: generalmanager@karen.or.ke www.karencountryclub.org Location: Karen Often considered one of the prettiest courses in Kenya, Karen Country Club is an 18-hole, par 72 course set among beautiful gardens with a rich birdlife. Founded in 1937 the club is located next to the house of Karen Blixen (author of ‘Out of Africa’). The club has hosted the prestigious Barclays Kenya Open for the past three years, and also is famous for its beautiful lawn terrace where guests can enjoy a delicious lunch after a round of golf, looking out over the course. Additional Facilities: Golf, tennis, squash, bowls, gym, fine dining restaurant, wellness spa, the Residences accommodation

Leisure Lodge Golf Club

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PO Box 84383, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)40 320 2011 Fax: +254 (0)40 320 2046 Email: leisure@africaonline.co.ke www.leisurelodgeresort.com Location: Diani The Leisure Golf Club at Diani on Mombasa’s south coast is a 6,084 metre (6,632 yard) 18 hole, par 72 championship course. The club is a venue for a number of top international golf tournaments. The full-size driving range has a chipping green and bunker for practice. There is a well stocked pro shop and the clubhouse has all facilities including food and all types of beverages. Additional Facilities: Golf, driving range

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Muthaiga Country Club

NAS Airport Services (NAS)

Muthaiga Rd, PO Box 16526, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 2326651 Email: info@mcc.co.ke; secretary@mcc.co.ke www.mcc.co.ke Location: Muthaiga The long established Muthaiga Country Club opened on New Year’s Eve 1913 and has since occupied a special place in Africa’s affections. With its distinctive blend of culture, comfort and charm, the Muthaiga Country Club has established itself as one of the most distinguished and popular members’ clubs in East Africa. Set in 14 acres of grounds, the Muthaiga Country Club offers a peaceful environment to relax and enjoy the excellent facilities. Additional Facilities: Tennis courts, squash courts, gym, swimming pool, snooker room, card room

PO Box 19010-00501, JKIA, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 827 900; 20 697 2000 Cell: +254 (0)722 205 287; 733 618 482 Fax: +254 (0)20 822 323 Email: customerservice@nascat.com www.nascat.com Location: Nairobi NAS Airport Services was founded in 1949 and is now part of Servair, the world’s third largest airline caterer and the largest in Africa. Servair, with its head office in Paris, is universally recognised for its know-how and workforce where quality, innovation, attentiveness and fine cooking are unanimously shared values. For in excess of 60 years, NAS has supplied international and local airlines with a fully integrated catering operation from preparation to loading and off-loading.

Parklands Sports Club

The Tamarind Group

PO Box 40116, Ojijo Rd, Parklands, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 374 5164/3747991 Fax: +254 (0)20 745 971 Email: info@parklandsportsclub.com; parklandsclub@africaonline.co.ke www.parklandsportsclub.com Location: Nairobi Parklands Sports Club was established in 1906 and has since grown in terms of facilities and membership. Today, the club has reciprocal membership with a number of clubs in both Kenya and overseas. There are conference facilities for up to 25 people. The Twiga Centre is suitable for larger functions and can hold more than 100 people. Additional Facilities: Squash, snooker, tennis, hockey, health club, steam room, sauna, massage

PO Box 74493-00200, Nairobi Cell: +254 (0)731 824835/6; 0738 359592/3; 0774 157267/8 Email: geraldine.dunford@tamarind.co.ke www.tamarind.co.ke Location: Nairobi and Mombasa The Tamarind Group owns and operates some of Kenya’s bestknown brands in the hospitality sector, comprising interests in restaurants, entertainment and accommodation. These include: The Carnivore, with its charcoal-grilled meat; The Tamarind Restaurant, the leading place at the Coast for lovers of seafood; The Nairobi Tamarind; Tamambo Karen and Gigiri and The Tamarind Village. The group operates two seagoing dhows which set sail each day from the Tamarind Restaurant.

Tin Tin Restaurant

United States International University

Lower Ground Floor, KICC, Harambee Ave PO Box 58077, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 222 9093 Fax: +254 (0)20 213 815 Email: info@tintin.co.ke www.tintin.co.ke Location: Nairobi Established in 1978 and situated in the heart of Nairobi’s Central Business District, Tin Tin Restaurant has earned an enviable reputation among food connoisseurs around Kenya. The sumptuous menu represents years of hard-earned experience and dedication to quality. Visit them to experience the exhilarating taste, breath-taking splendour and impeccable service at one of Nairobi’s longest-standing restaurants.

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PO Box 14634-00800, off Thika Road Kasarani, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)730 116000 Fax: +254 (0)20 360 6100 Email: admit@usiu.ac.ke; info@usiu.ac.ke www.usiu.ac.ke Location: Nairobi The United States International University is the oldest private secular university in eastern Africa serving over 5,400 students, of whom an average of 15 percent are international, representing about 56 nationalities. The University’s dual accreditation in the US and Kenya gives its graduates recognition worldwide and enhances their opportunities. Under the Chandaria School of Business, USIU offers undergraduate programs in Hotel and Restaurant Management and Tourism Management.


Kenya Hotel & Restaurant Guide 2016  

Published on behalf of the Kenya Association of Hotelkeepers & Caterers by Land & Marine Publications Ltd.

Kenya Hotel & Restaurant Guide 2016  

Published on behalf of the Kenya Association of Hotelkeepers & Caterers by Land & Marine Publications Ltd.