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KENYA HOTEL & RESTAURANT GUIDE 2017

Contents

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KAHC FOREWORD

Hospitality sector is alive and kicking

KTB FOREWORD

Welcome to ‘Magical Kenya’

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Industry has made solid progress in 2016

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World-class hospitality in Kenya’s safari gateway

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Coast has huge potential for expansion

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Features 13 SAFARI PARK HOTEL & CASINO 15 SAROVA HOTELS 17 THE PANARI HOTEL 19 OLE-SERENI 21 EQUITY BANK 23 JACARANDA HOTELS 25 PRIDEINN HOTELS & CONFERENCING 28 THE BOMA HOTELS 28 BOMA INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY COLLEGE 29 ASHNIL HOTELS

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Listings 43 LISTINGS USER GUIDE 44 MEMBERS INDEX 45 NAIROBI & REGIONS 53 COAST HOTELS 60 LODGES 65 CAMPS 71 OTHER MEMBERS 1


KAHC FOREWORD

Hospitality sector is alive and kicking

O

nce again, I have great pleasure

It’s a slightly different picture at the

to introduce the latest edition

coast, but even so our members are

of the KAHC Kenya Hotel &

reporting much higher occupancy rates

Restaurant Guide.

and are optimistic about 2017.

We have come a long way as an associa-

World-class

tion and as an industry since the first guide was published in 2004. At that

We also have a number of lodges and

time, Kenya’s hotel sector was mature,

camps among our membership and

little changing and with a marked

these continue to be the backbone of

absence of new players – either in

our world-class safari sector, providing

Nairobi or at the coast.

top quality accommodation, fine cuisine, attentive service and knowledgeable

Today, Nairobi is one of Africa’s most

guiding in our game parks.

dynamic cities, with new hotels opening on a very regular basis and bed capacity

As this guide clearly illustrates, Kenya

growing exponentially. The vast majority

has something for everyone, whether

of these new hotels have been opened by

you’re a conference delegate, a business

internationally recognised brands – again,

visitor, a beach-lover or you are coming

a departure from the past. I am pleased

to view our wildlife. And I believe we

to report that more new hotels are under

have among our members the hotels,

MIKE MACHARIA

construction across the city and we look

lodges and camps to meet the exacting

Chief executive

forward to their opening in 2017 and 2018.

needs of all these visitors.

Kenya Association of Hotelkeepers & Caterers

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KTB FOREWORD

Welcome to ‘Magical Kenya’

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et me first salute the private sector in the industry

are also behind the rapid expansion of our hotel capacity

for their tireless effort in getting the tourism

and Kenya’s general attractiveness to foreigners, many of

sector back on track. All indications are that

whom see the tourism sector as a place to invest.

Kenya’s tourism business is on an upward trajectory riding on a myriad of positives about the destination.

Awards

Kenya has been through a truly remarkable period.

It has been a year of awards and accolades. For example,

Building upon recent high-profile visits to our nation by

the 2016 World Travel Awards saw Kenya Airways voted

globally influential leaders, Kenya has played host to a

Africa’s Leading Airline and Kenya coming first against

number of major international gatherings that further

stiff continent-wide competition in an impressive list

raised our destination’s profile.

of categories such as Africa’s Leading…Hotel, Hotel Brand, Hotel Residencies, All-Inclusive Resort, Tented

As a well connected capital city with top quality accom-

Camp, Beach Destination, Family Resort and Design

JACINTA NZIOKA

modation and excellent exhibition and conference

Hotel. Nairobi was also voted Africa’s Leading Meetings

Ag. Chief Executive Officer

facilities, Nairobi’s pre-eminence as a MICE destination

and Conference Destination, further securing its status

Kenya Tourism Board

is undoubted. This was confirmed in 2016 when Nairobi

as a world-renowned MICE city. Meanwhile, the Kenya

played host to the Sixth Tokyo International Conference

Tourism Board (KTB) was voted Africa’s Leading Tourist

on African Development (TICAD-VI) and Kenya proved

Board for the fifth time in a row.

once again that it is more than just wildlife and beaches. KTB will continue to highlight the ‘Magical Kenya’ banner Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA)

and we call on visitors to our country to become our

is East Africa’s busiest and continues to welcome new

brand ambassadors. KTB is currently undergoing trans-

carriers and increased frequencies from existing airlines.

formational strategies to enhance the efficiency and

The expansion of Malindi Airport – increasing prospects

competitiveness of the destination. The sixth edition of

of direct flights into the coastal region – is good news.

our Magical Kenya Tourism Expo took place in October,

Moreover, Kenya’s road and rail network is undergoing

highlighting Kenya as a world-class destination.

dramatic upgrades to bring our transport infrastructure up to world-class standards.

Finally, let me welcome you to this edition of the KAHC Kenya Hotel & Restaurant Guide, which comprehensively

It is for this reason that more and more businesses choose

provides both would-be and regular visitors with all the

Kenya as the location for their continental headquarters.

accommodation information they need to enjoy Kenya’s

They believe in Kenya and appreciate the high levels of

famed hospitality.

innovativeness, connectivity, the quality of the local workforce and the ease of doing business here. These factors

Karibu Kenya!

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INTRODUCTION

Industry has made solid progress in 2016

K

enya’s tourism industry has experienced a roller

The catalyst for this turnround in fortunes can probably

coaster ride over the past 10 years or so as visitor

be traced back to the high-profile visits to Kenya in 2015

numbers have grown and then sometimes have

by both President Obama – who has ancestral links with

dropped back again. And there have been times when

the Province of Nyanza on the banks of Lake Victoria –

the hotel sector has been brimming with unbridled

and His Holiness Pope Francis.

enthusiasm – and other times when it has been more circumspect.

At the same time, Nairobi is a regional financial and cultural centre that continues to develop. There appears

Looking back at 2016, however, it will be seen as a year

to be no end to the number of new hotels that are

when solid progress was made in terms of the sector’s

planned, under construction or, indeed, have opened

recovery from a low point in 2014. There is still some way

recently in the city. Nairobi’s popularity as a location for

to go to match Kenya’s past glories, but it’s comforting to

exhibitions, conferences and seminars shows no signs of

note that Kenya has performed strongly as a destination

slowing down.

of late while some others across Africa have struggled. There are clear reasons for Kenya’s recovery and much

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Coast

of it is the result of the Ministry of Tourism making

Kenya’s coast is a different proposition. It has strug-

bold decisions as well as delivering better destination

gled over the past few years, but is now showing strong

marketing, increased security, greater airline capacity,

signs of a welcome renaissance. This situation will be

the lifting of unnecessary travel advisories and – if one

improved further if and when more scheduled flights are

were needed – a general acceptance that Kenya really is

confirmed – this, of course, depends on the government

East Africa’s most attractive and interesting destination.

and the civil aviation authority – as well as on further


incentives for charter carriers to increase capacity to Mombasa. If it comes about, then an upgrade of Malindi Airport, and the prospect of direct flights to Europe, will also do wonders for parts of the coast north of Kilifi. Away from Nairobi and the coast, Kenya is essentially a safari destination with world-class game parks and a range of other natural attractions that draw visitors from across the world. Then there is the first-rate cuisine, the exemplary service and the winning smiles of those in the hospitality sector. Much of this is thanks to the excellent Utalii College hotel schools with its campuses in Nairobi and Mombasa. Clearly, these are the envy of the region. It’s also the reason why highly trained Kenyan hotel staff can be found in key positions at high-end properties right around the world. As a matter of fact, there is no other destination quite like Kenya; and it’s why so many visitors come back time and time again.

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NAIROBI

World-class hospitality in Kenya’s safari gateway

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oday, Nairobi is not only the commercial and

New hotels keep coming thick and fast; and developers

cultural capital of East Africa. It is, of course, also

have long since sought niche locations away from the

the main gateway to Kenya’s greatest draw for

city’s more obvious central business district. In fact,

overseas visitors – its amazing wildlife and world-class

there seems little interest in the CBD; it is the fashion-

game parks.

able western suburbs of Nairobi and its fast-growing and increasingly high-rise Upper Hill area that have spawned

This is due largely to the city’s excellent air connec-

most of the recent new development.

tions. But Nairobi is more than just a tourist jump-off point. The city is also home to the continental head-

Away from the CBD and Westlands, Gigiri has proved a

quarters of many large corporations and international

popular location for hotel investors. This area is close to the

organisations.

United Nation’s Africa headquarters and the United States Embassy as well as to the upscale Village Market mall.

At the same time, Nairobi is recognised worldwide as the ‘go to’ location for regional exhibitions and high-profile gatherings. And organisers choose Nairobi because of the quality and diversity of its hotels and, of course, the sheer volume of rooms available for the hosting of major events. It’s this combination of overnighting guests en route to the wildlife reserves – an easy drive from the city – along with visiting business people and conference delegates that has driven the recent hotel construction boom in Nairobi. And it’s a trend that shows no sign of abating.

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Westlands, which already boasts the Villa Rosa Kempinski on Chiromo Road, the much loved Southern Sun Mayfair, the striking Sankara, the long-established Jacaranda and the budget-focused PrideInn, has been joined by new names such as Tune Hotel and Golden Tulip. In contrast to 10 years ago, visitors can expect to find a choice of good-quality accommodation throughout the city. This is best illustrated by Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA): there are now three or four hotels on Mombasa Road, close to Kenya’s main international entry point.

Eclectic Clearly, this spate of new hotels – most of which, incidentally, are four- and five-star properties – has transformed Nairobi, providing visitors with a wonderfully eclectic range of accommodation that practically no other African city except, maybe, Cape Town can match. Recent forecasts indicate that by 2018 Nairobi will have around 20,000 guest-rooms – enough capacity to host the very largest global UN- or World Bank-sponsored conference. Nairobi already has some 20 five-star hotels, among the highest number anywhere in Africa.

In short, it’s easy to see why Nairobi is everyone’s favourite African city destination. So whether you are

Big international names such as Marriott, Radisson

attending an international conference, doing business in

(Rezidor Hotel Group) and Hilton are said to be plan-

Kenya or, like many, just need a well appointed room for

ning new or additional properties in and around the city,

the night before embarking early the next morning on

further expanding the range for visitors who, let’s face it,

the game-viewing holiday of a lifetime, Nairobi has just

are already spoilt for choice.

the hotel for you.

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COAST

Coast has huge potential for expansion

T

he Kenyan coast is one of Africa’s greatest

remain untouched and little visited by tourists – and this

tourism attractions. From north to south it offers

situation is unlikely to change for many years to come.

some 1,420 km of seemingly endless white-sand

beaches lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

So, for the time being, the coast’s hotels tends to be clustered in five main areas: Diani Beach (south coast);

But a combination of factors – almost all of which are

Mombasa (essentially a long strip of beach located

beyond the control of local hoteliers – has prevented the

outside the island city and running north from Nyali);

coast from being developed properly.

Watamu; Malindi; and the island of Lamu.

In more recent times, the coast has endured a series of

Diani is served by Ukunda Airport; Mombasa by Moi Inter-

other setbacks. But these are now in the past. It may not

national; and Watamu and Malindi jointly by Malindi Airport.

yet be boom time, but at least Kenya’s coast hotels saw a

Lamu also has its own airport served by domestic flights.

solid year in 2016 and hoteliers generally feel the region is on the road to recovery.

Lamu has no motorised transport (just donkeys) and is a Unesco World Heritage Site. Accommodation is

They have been helped by a more sympathetic and

generally small-scale, with tasteful, Swahili-style decor.

energetic Minister of Tourism, who originally hails from

Elsewhere on the island, Shela, with one of Kenya’s

the coast and who understands both the region and the

finest beaches, is the main attraction for those wishing

hospitality sector. He has done wonders for industry

to combine Lamu’s laid-back style with more luxurious,

morale, while the Ministry itself has been instrumental in

contemporary-type properties.

eliminating VAT from tourism-related services and introducing helpful measures from a coast perspective.

To the south, between Lamu and Malindi, there is a

These measures may rekindle interest in the building of

side hotels and guesthouses, many of which offer an

new hotels at the coast. As it is, great swathes of the coast

upmarket ‘barefoot’ ambience. Malindi is probably the

sprinkling of small, often owner-run and simple beach-

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most sophisticated of all of Kenya’s coastal towns. Here,

Taking the Likoni ferry from Mombasa town, the road

visitors will find smart restaurants and expensive-looking

to the Tanzanian border passes Tiwi and continues

Italian coffee shops and delis. Accommodation is equally

on to Ukunda and Diani – a coastal strip not dissim-

swish and top-end. Yet somehow, amid the glitz and the

ilar to Watamu, although much more developed.

glamour, Malindi still retains much of its former fishing

Here there is an assortment of generally excellent

village atmosphere.

hotels in a quiet location on a soft white-sand beach. Beyond Ukunda is Msambweni, an area that remains

Just to the south, Watamu is a long strip populated by

largely undiscovered and undeveloped – and none

mostly mid-market hotels plus a few beachside eateries.

the worse for that.

It’s within easy reach of Malindi Airport and, perhaps, lacks some of Malindi’s high life, so caters for a slightly

So there is plenty of choice right along the coast,

different kind of visitor.

both in terms of location and resort style. From backpacker to international celebrity, there is a

Kilifi In between Watamu and the north coast of Mombasa is the small town of Kilifi. Popular with wealthy Kenyans who have built houses overlooking the beach and famous for its sheltered creek, Kilifi has the potential to be another Malindi, but for the time being it is limited to a handful of hotels and one or two decent restaurants. Mombasa is Kenya’s most mature resort area. It effectively starts at Mtwapa and extends southwards to the Nyali Bridge that links Mombasa to the mainland. There are plenty of hotels to choose from, catering for all tastes and budgets, from five-star to humble guesthouses. The city of Mombasa itself has few good hotels. This is a remarkable situation for a city with a population of around 1.3 million. But the beach is nearby and good

range of hotels to suit everyone.

Bid to woo international airlines Moves are under way to adopt a Dubai-style ‘open skies’ policy designed to attract international airlines to use Mombasa’s Moi International Airport. This would allow foreign carriers unrestricted access to Mombasa; and for local hoteliers it would lessen their reliance on charter flights to fill rooms. As at third quarter 2016, Ethiopian Airlines, RwandAir and Turkish Airlines were the only non-Kenyan scheduled airlines serving Mombasa. Such a change of policy could mean direct flights to Mombasa from Asia and the Middle East. In the past, carriers such as Emirates, Air Arabia, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways have shown interest in serving Mombasa.

hotels are just a short drive away.

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Location Kenya

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AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

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SAFARI PARK HOTEL AND CASINO

Nairobi’s outstanding resort for business and leisure

T

he Safari Park Hotel is an oasis of beautiful

The hotel has five international restaurants, offering some

gardens and water features in the heart of Nairobi

of the finest dining in Nairobi. Choose from the 24-hour

where guests can be sure of rich hospitality. It

Café Kigwa; La Piazzetta, offering delicious pasta and

is an ideal stopover for safari travellers and for post-

pizzas; the Winners Pavilion Chinese restaurant, specialising

conference tours.

in seafood and Szechwan feasts; the Chiyo Japanese and Korean restaurant, with teppanyaki, sushi and sashimi selec-

Located off the Thika Superhighway, the hotel is a blend

tions; and the atmospheric Nyama Choma Ranch, serving

of elegant African architecture and luxurious accommo-

flame-roasted barbecued meats while guests are enter-

dation with 167 deluxe rooms and 36 suites, with private

tained by the Safari Cats team of dancers and acrobats.

balconies, set in 50 acres. All rooms feature high-speed wireless and cabled internet connectivity, in-room safe

Leisure facilities include the Paradise Casino, the Cats

and 24-hour room service.

Club discotheque and the Piano Bar. The Safari Fitness Centre has a range of ultra-modern facilities.

Leisure 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.

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

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SAROVA HOTELS

Eight of the best properties in Kenya

K

enya’s leading hotel brand, Sarova Hotels, Resorts

Sarova Shaba Game Lodge: Set in an

and Game Lodges, represents the pinnacle of

oasis in the middle of a desert of volcanic

luxury accommodation in East Africa, with prop-

earth, this lodge is one of Kenya’s best-

erties in some of the region’s best and most convenient

kept secrets. The property is attractively

locations.

laid out with modern chalet-style rooms overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro River. There

Sarova Stanley: Sarova’s flagship property, a Nairobi

are 85 rooms, all with views of the river,

landmark, is located in the city’s business district. Opened

where elephants sometimes appear and

in 1902, the Sarova Stanley has 217 spacious and elegant

crocodiles lounge on the riverbank. The

rooms. Here, guests can enjoy five-star luxury with top-

lodge also has a restaurant, a bar, a swim-

quality amenities, high-tech facilities and world-class

ming pool with a pool bar and various

cuisine.

bush and alfresco dining options.

Sarova Panafric: Set on a hill overlooking the capital,

Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge: Built in

Sarova Panafric has 162 rooms, four themed suites and

the shape of a German fort, this beauti-

three studio suites plus 42 fully furnished and serviced

fully designed lodge is full of history from

apartments, all refurbished and decorated in a vibrant

the First World War. It’s an ideal base for

contemporary African style. Popular with visiting execu-

exploring the natural environment, offering

tives, the Sarova Panafric is an isle of calm in the city’s

an exclusive bush experience. There are 60

business district. Once a watering hole for freedom

well appointed standard rooms with fine

fighters and foreign correspondents, the Flame Tree

views of the lush gardens. Renowned for

Restaurant – named after the tree that holds pride of

its exquisite dining, the lodge offers top-

place in the gardens – offers leisurely meals.

quality dishes using fresh ingredients and embracing pan-African, pan-European

Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa: East Africa’s

and pan-Asian cuisine.

finest resort is located on a magnificent beachfront, one of the longest on the Kenyan coast. The resort has 338

Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge: Known for

tastefully furnished rooms and suites with spectacular

its warmth, vibrancy and hospitality, this

ocean, pool and garden views. Guests have a choice of

lodge is a luxurious safari venue in the heart

three superb themed restaurants, two fine bars and the

of Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, overlooking

exclusive Cocos Beach Bar overlooking the ocean.

a waterhole and the vast plains of Tsavo. The lodge has 96 rooms, elevated on stilts

Sarova Mara Game Camp: The camp offers front-row

and built on two levels, offering 24-hour

seats for nature’s most breathtaking show, the wildebeest

game viewing. Guests can enjoy their meal

migration. It has 75 luxurious tents with breathtaking

in the light and airy dining area or out in the

views of the Mara Plains. This is a tranquil and relaxing

open with views of the Taita Hills.

At a glance - World Travel Awards 2016 winner - Tulia Spa voted Africa’s Best Ayurveda Spa at Luxury Spa Awards 2016 - ‘Best of Kenya Cuisine’ safari showcasing the cuisine of East Africa

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.

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THE PANARI HOTEL

At a glance

Fine dining and excellent facilities

T

- 10 minutes from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport - Rooms with panoramic views over Nairobi National Park - IMAX 3D cinema

he Panari Hotel is ideally located on Mombasa

views over Nairobi National Park. For a coffee or light

Road, Nairobi, just 10 minutes from the city’s

snack, the Black Gold Café offers hot drinks and light bites,

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. This five-

while the Amber Coffee Shop serves up delicious pastries.

star hotel is an excellent choice for business and leisure travellers alike, providing a luxurious and comfortable

For cocktail lovers, the Crystal Bar is the place to be,

space to relax.

offering chilled cocktails and refreshing beers. The Ruby Lounge specialises in excellent wines along with a fine

The hotel offers a choice of rooms: superior, deluxe and

selection of spirits. And for something more lively, the

executive, plus the Royal Jade Suite, which comes with

hotel’s Shooters & Dips nightclub is the perfect place to

a lounge and panoramic views. There are a total of 136

dance the night away.

rooms, all tastefully furnished and featuring an excellent range of facilities. The deluxe rooms and suites offer fine views over Nairobi National Park.

Facilities The Panari Hotel is renowned as the venue of East Africa’s

Dining

only ice rink, Solar Ice Rink, where guests can take to the

The hotel has a good choice of wining and dining options.

the Dolphin Spa offers treatments as well as a steam

The Red Garnet restaurant, located on the third floor,

room and sauna. State-of-the-art fitness equipment is

offers a variety of international cuisine as well as beautiful

available at the Panari gym.

ice and practise their moves. For something more serene,

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OLE-SERENI

Deluxe hotel with national park views

At a glance - Borders Nairobi National Park

R

eassuringly close to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta

Daniels steak and equally impressive

International Airport and enjoying spectacular

views of the park.

and uninterrupted views, Ole-Sereni is unique in

being the only city hotel next to a national park.

Executives can take advantage of Ole-Sereni’s business centre, technology

Guests can look across the vast expanse of Nairobi

support staff and audio visual equip-

National Park and spot animals such as gazelle, giraffe,

ment, which make the hotel an ideal

buffalo and even lion, if lucky, from their room or while

venue for events and conferences. The

enjoying a drink on the terrace.

Pride Hall Conference Centre has a

- Introducing Ole Pizza with a wood-fired pizza oven - High-tech conference and meeting facilities - Bush barbecue on first Saturday of each month

capacity of 500 people and can also be The hotel has 134 rooms and suites, with 58 city-facing

divided into various combinations of four

superior rooms, 48 deluxe rooms with views of the

individual rooms. There are three addi-

national park and 26 spacious club rooms, also with

tional meeting rooms with a capacity of

national park views. In addition, there is a selection of

around 20 people each, plus a large, fully

lavishly equipped executive suites featuring four-poster

equipped boardroom.

beds, Jacuzzi, study, 24-hour in-room dining and minibar among a range of impressive amenities.

Big Five A range of delicious cuisine is served at various food and beverage outlets, while the Duma health club has 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 new wood-fired pizza oven, and the elegant Eagle’s Steak House, offering its signature Jack

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EQUITY BANK

Make your card your constant companion

K

enya is renowned as a holiday destination for both

Both the Gold Card and the Green Card

The Gold and Green Cards both offer

local and international tourists, offering a range of

offer automatic enrolment in the Member-

card members peace of mind at home

memorable experiences, from the sandy beaches

ship Rewards® Programme, the award-

and abroad through a range of travel

of the coast to views of the epic wildebeest migration in

winning loyalty programme from Amer-

insurances, including travel accident

the Masai Mara.

ican Express.

insurance and travel inconvenience insurance, as well as access to emergency

Credit cards have become the most convenient way

With this programme, card members

cash advances and 48-hour card replace-

to pay for both business and holiday travel. Travellers

can collect points and redeem them for

ment services.

frequently run the risk of losing money – or it could be the

a range of rewards such as flights, hotel

pleasant surprise of a shopping opportunity they would

stays, retail vouchers and luxury goods.

not like to miss.

Card members can also benefit from world-class service with 24/7 customer

Points

care and emergency assistance anywhere

the Equity Bank American Express® Green Card, there is

There is no cap on the amount of points

Global Assist.

no denying that local card holders can enjoy a range of

that card members can earn and no expi-

benefits and the sense of financial convenience and secu-

ration date on points earned.

With the Equity Bank American Express® Gold Card and

rity that comes with holding a valid credit card. The cards also offer a range of addiApart from not having to deal with the hassle of carrying

tional lifestyle benefits such as access to

wads of cash, travellers can enjoy several benefits,

specially selected offers at restaurants,

including discounts on certain items and earning frequent

shops and hotels at locations both in

flyer miles.

Kenya and around the world.

in the world with American Express

To learn more about Equity Bank American Express Cards, visit: www.americanexpress.co.ke

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JACARANDA HOTELS

Three favourite properties across Kenya

J

acaranda Hotels is a prestigious hotel group, synonymous with quality and elegance. Its three unique properties across Kenya offer excellent accommo-

dation choices and experiences, whether you are staying in the city, at the coast or at Lake Elementaita.

Jacaranda Nairobi Hotel Since it opened in 1964, Jacaranda Nairobi Hotel has been one of the most popular choices for both business and leisure travellers to the city. Set in the heart of Westlands, Nairobi’s main entertainment district, 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 recently reopened Westgate Mall. The Jacaranda Nairobi Hotel has 128 tastefully decorated en-suite rooms with amenities including electronic safe, ceiling fan and satellite TV. Guests can be sure of a comfortable and relaxed stay in exciting Westlands.

Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Resort

Jacaranda Lake Elementaita Lodge

The newly refurbished Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach

Jacaranda Lake Elementaita Lodge is the group’s oldest

Resort is one of the Kenyan coast’s most popular and

and most historical property, located 120 km from Nairobi

well regarded hotels. Inspired by the area’s rich history,

on a vast piece of land overlooking Lake Elementaita.

the resort features Arabian decor that recalls the bygone

Dating back to 1916, the property was built by the aris-

age of the Sultans of Zanzibar. The resort has 100 en-suite

tocratic Irish settler Galbraith Cole, Earl of Enniskillen.

rooms featuring locally carved furniture, a ceiling fan

The spirit of a bygone era lives on today in the colonial

and amenities to ensure an excellent stay. An ocean view

features and atmosphere of the lodge. There are 33

is available in 25 of the rooms, which also come with a

rooms on site, with facilities including a swimming pool,

private balcony. Free water sports are available for resort

free Wi-Fi, laundry and valet services as well as a gift

guests, along with swimming and plunge pools, tennis

shop. Conferences, weddings and team-building exer-

courts, volleyball facilities and a spa.

cises can be accommodated at the lodge.

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

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PRIDEINN HOTELS & CONFERENCING

Great properties in Nairobi and at the coast

P

rideInn Hotels & Conferencing is a fast-expanding 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. It has all the features of a modern city hotel, with a good 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 highspeed 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 rooms, modern conferencing and tailor-made services. The hotel guarantees a perfect stay for business and leisure travellers alike. 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 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.

At a glance - Choice of quality hotels in Nairobi and Mombasa - PrideCentre conference facility can hold up to 1,500 guests - Accommodation and facilities for business and leisure guests

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THE BOMA HOTELS

Hospitality with a conscience

T

he Boma Hotels group consists of three properties across Nairobi and Eldoret. The group’s flagship property, the Boma Hotel, is

close to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and just 5 km from the city’s central business district. The hotel has 148 luxury rooms as well as two restaurants – the Johari Restaurant and the Tembo Bistro – a spa and health club and conference facilities.

Restaurants Next door, the Boma Inn Nairobi offers 58 rooms, conference facilities and two restaurants – the Mundial and the Mbugani. In Eldoret, the Boma Inn has set new standards in Kenya’s fifth-largest city and enjoys an excellent location close to the international airport. Its 68 deluxe guest rooms are designed in a contemporary style with a traditional African touch.

At a glance - All profits go to the Kenya Red Cross Society - Attractive and modern facilities in Nairobi and Eldoret

BOMA INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY COLLEGE

Working together to build careers

L

ocated within the Boma Hotel complex, Boma International Hospitality College (BIHC) is an affiliate of the Kenya Red Cross.

BIHC aims to address the need for highly educated and trained personnel for the fastest-growing industry in the world: the hospitality and tourism industry. BIHC offers a rigorous curriculum and Swiss philosophy of education, placing importance on practical training and modern facilities to help students progress and excel in their fields.

Diploma There is a range of courses on offer at BIHC including a three-year Swiss higher diploma in hotel management as well as courses focusing on culinary arts and hotel operations. Each course includes an opportunity to complete an industry placement and students are supported by a dedicated office when securing internship placements both locally and internationally.

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At a glance - Range of hospitality courses available - Intakes in January, May and September.


ASHNIL HOTELS

Comfort, wildlife and great views

A

shnil Hotels is one of Kenya’s premier hotel

an oasis of crystal-clear water at the western end of the

groups. It has three camps and lodges located in

reserve. Separated from Samburu National Reserve by

some of the country’s best game viewing loca-

the Ewaso Nyiro River, it is much less hilly and dense, yet

tions. Each of Ashnil’s properties has its own unique feel

equally attractive.

and offers unparalleled levels of comfort, cuisine and service. Ashnil Mara Camp has 40 luxury tents located close to the Mara River in the Masai Mara National Reserve. The camp is ideally positioned for game viewing as well as providing the perfect setting for guests to relax at the end of the day.

Wildlife Ashnil Aruba Lodge lies in the heart of Tsavo East National Park on the banks of the Aruba Dam, which was built in 1952 as a place for sport fishing. The property has 40 rooms including six tents. Several nearby waterholes attract a variety of wildlife – easy to spot in the flat savannah grassland of the park. Ashnil Samburu Camp has 30 tents and is located in

At a glance - Three luxury camps in beautiful locations - Emphasis on conservation and responsible tourism

Buffalo Springs Game Reserve, which takes its name from

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GOLDEN TULIP

A new favourite in popular Westlands

O

ne of the newest hotels to open in Kenya’s

Each of the Golden Tulip’s 94 rooms is

capital, the Golden Tulip Westlands Nairobi

elegantly furnished and they are available

offers four-star accommodation in a privileged

in a range of styles, including executive

location.

rooms and spacious suites. The sophisticated decor and large private bathrooms

The hotel is located in the modern, affluent neighbour-

make every stay a pleasure. In-room

hood of Westlands, which also contains shopping centres,

facilities such as satellite TV and internet

offices, banks and restaurants. A hub of activity, West-

access mean that guests can unwind at

lands is a popular choice for both leisure and business

the end of the day or catch up on emails

travellers and the perfect location for the Golden Tulip.

from the comfort of their own room.

Opened in mid 2016, the Golden Tulip prides itself on

Rooftop pool

its warm Kenyan hospitality along with its contemporary decor, excellent rooms and multilingual staff. The

A state-of-the-art fitness centre and

spacious lobby provides a cordial welcome to the hotel,

rooftop pool are welcome additions to

while members of staff are on hand to ensure that each

the hotel, as well as a glitzy bar within the

guest has an enjoyable and comfortable stay.

hotel grounds. Conference facilities are available, too, with a range of rooms and

At a glance

facilities to ensure every conference is a success.

- Privileged location in affluent Westlands - Rooftop pool - State-of-the-art fitness centre - Contemporary decor throughout

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ATUA ENKOP AFRICA

Luxury camps with excellent game viewing

T

he Atua Enkop Africa collection is made up of

four family tents with stand-alone bathtubs and showers.

four small, exclusive camps located in three prime

In addition to its prime location, the camp offers excel-

viewing areas, offering a diversity of experience.

lent food, personalised service and traditional Kenyan

Elephant Bedroom Camp offers luxury in a setting of

hospitality. Game drives offer a chance to appreciate the diversity of animals and birds of the Masai Mara as well

breathtaking beauty. It lies on the bank of the Ewaso

as many migratory species. The camp has a new swim-

Nyiro River, shaded by doum palms and other trees of

ming pool.

the riverine forest. Elephants regularly wander through the camp, which is unfenced, allowing visitors a close-up

Mara Ngenche Safari Camp is a small, intimate, luxurious

view. The spacious tents have colourful African touches,

and elegant camp set in a beautiful riverine forest in the

while the lounge and dining areas are decorated in a

heart of the Masai Mara. It has 10 spacious, well appointed

vibrant safari style with soft intimate lighting. It’s an ideal

en-suite tents decorated with a blend of modern African

place to relax between game drives.

decor and old-world charm. Each tent is partially enclosed in its own boma, with four-poster beds and

Mbweha Camp, which consists of 10 elegant cottages, is

fine views of the two rivers, Talek and Mara. The camp is

tucked away in the spectacular Great Rift Valley on the

unfenced to allow the free movement of animals through

private 6,400 acre Congreve Conservancy (part of the

the grounds. It offers an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere

larger Soysambu Conservancy) with fine views over the

in which to experience the African bush.

Eburru and Mau ranges. Although it is only a few hours from Nairobi, the camp has a relaxed, ‘away from it all’ atmosphere. Within the conservancy there are opportunities for bush walks, hiking, mountain biking and night

At a glance

game drives. Lake Nakuru National Park is about 20

- Four luxury camps in excellent locations

minutes away. A pool was recently added to the camp.

- Unforgettable game-viewing experiences

Tipilikwani Mara Camp is a luxury camp on the bank of

- Luxury accommodation with unparalleled service, fine cuisine and experienced guides

the Talek River overlooking the plains of the Masai Mara and within easy reach of game viewing areas. There are

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SOUTHERN SUN MAYFAIR NAIROBI

Charming ambience with excellent cuisine

L

ocated in one of the city’s smartest suburbs, the

The hotel has a fully staffed busi-

Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi is a comfortable and

ness centre and is home to some of

welcoming hotel suitable for both business and

Nairobi’s finest conferencing venues

leisure travellers.

and facilities, with eight rooms that can accommodate from 20 to 350

Set in five acres of landscaped gardens with majestic

delegates.

trees, this Tsogo Sun property has an authentic atmosphere that appeals to discerning guests on a visit to

For guests who want to keep in shape,

Kenya’s capital.

there are two large pools and a well equipped health and fitness club;

Spacious

while the poolside terrace, with its

With a comprehensive range of accommodation, the

perfect spot for drinks and light meals.

views of the lush hotel gardens, is the

Southern Sun Mayfair has 171 spacious rooms (17 executive and 154 standard rooms) with a range of amenities to ensure

For dining, there is the Oasis Bar and

the most comfortable of stays, including an en-suite

Restaurant for alfresco breakfasts and

bathroom, tea and coffee facilities, DSTV, hairdryer, compli-

à la carte and buffet dinners featuring

mentary Wi-Fi and 24-hour room and porter services.

delicious specialities.

At a glance - Fully staffed business centre and conference facilities - Oasis Bar and Restaurant - Rooms with enchanting garden views 35


FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS KENYA

Unrivalled luxury at three iconic properties

F

airmont Hotels & Resorts Kenya offers three

snapshot of Africa from a bygone era. The property

superior properties in Nairobi, in the Mount Kenya

is spread over 100 acres of manicured lawns, tranquil

region and in the Masai Mara National Park.

streams and landscaped gardens with spectacular views

Fairmont The Norfolk

of Mount Kenya in the distance. Its guest rooms, suites and cottages reflect the original charm of the residence, complete with modern-day amenities.

Fairmont The Norfolk offers its guests a peaceful haven, whether they are visiting on business or making their way to or from a Kenyan safari adventure. Since it opened in 1904, this secluded gem in the heart of Nairobi has remained a celebrated and commended landmark. The hotel has luxurious suites and rooms set around tranquil tropical gardens, award-winning dining facilities 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 northwest corner of the Masai Mara National Park, 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 four-poster beds and en-suite facilities. They also have spacious private decks overlooking the river, allowing guests to view the local 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 land-

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

scape, the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club offers a

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WINDSOR GOLF HOTEL & COUNTRY CLUB

A perfect venue for golf lovers

T

he Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club is one of

Accommodation consists of rooms, suites

Africa’s leading golf resorts, offering world-class

and cottages. The 80 deluxe rooms, which

facilities and excellent accommodation just a

are available either as twins or doubles, are

15-minute drive from central Nairobi.

spacious and fully equipped with amenities including a TV, free Wi-Fi and fans. The

Set in lush grounds overlooking the 18-hole championship

studio suites offer wonderful views over the

golf course, Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club has long

golf course in addition to ample living space

been a favourite of golfers and guests from around the

and a balcony. The 15 two-bedroom cottages

world, keen to tee off on one of Kenya’s finest and best

can cater for up to five people. They provide

kept courses.

675 square feet of space and offer views of the golf course and forest.

The hotel comprises a group of impressive Victorian-style buildings which house the 130 guest rooms, restaurants, conference rooms and health and fitness facilities, while

Wine and dine

the grounds are home to many outdoor activities such as

Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club offers

tennis and squash courts.

a range of dining options, including the Windsor Room fine dining restaurant and the fully stocked Library Bar, which serves until 11 pm. Elsewhere on site there are a number of fully-equipped multimedia conference rooms, while the grounds can also be used to host larger events such as weddings. The award-winning golf course winds its way through an indigenous forest and features well tended fairways, tricky water hazards and carefully manicured greens as well as plenty of wildlife. It’s a testing challenge, irrespective of your handicap.

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SUN AFRICA HOTELS

Award-winning properties across Kenya

T

Lake Naivasha Country Club

and most personalised service. The hotel is

Dating back to the 1930s, Lake Naivasha

private land, while the large lake offers

excellent service. Named Africa’s Best Hotel Manage-

Country Club has long been part of

the chance to view local wildlife. The hotel

ment Company at the 2014 and 2015 World Travel

Kenya’s hospitality scene. Set in 55 acres

has two restaurants: The Royal Dining and

Awards, it has a property to suit everyone, with a

of land, the country club features elegant

Queens Terrace.

lodge, a luxury tent, a country club, a boutique city

colonial architecture and excellent facili-

hotel and a beach resort.

ties. Just an hour outside of Nairobi, it is

he multi-award-winning Sun Africa Hotels company is renowned for its collection of luxury properties across Kenya and for its

the perfect place to relax and unwind in

surrounded by six acres of well manicured

Sun Africa Beach Resort

Keekorok Lodge

a picturesque setting. A swimming pool

The newest addition to Sun Africa Hotels’

and fitness centre are available on site,

collection is the Sun Africa Beach Resort

The first property to open in the famous Masai Mara

while nearby Crescent Island is a haven for

in Mombasa. The 26 rooms are divided

National Reserve, Keekorok Lodge is surrounded by 700

wildlife including zebra and giraffe.

into deluxe, king sea view, executive and executive sea view suites, so there

square miles of lush plains, in the direct path of the spec-

Sovereign Suites

is something for everyone. With the

suite. Regarded as one of Africa’s best luxury lodges,

This five-star boutique hotel just outside

as a backdrop, the resort offers an idyllic

Keekorok Lodge has received multiple awards in recogni-

Nairobi city centre offers total relaxation.

place to relax in Mombasa. The resort also

tion of its excellent location and facilities.

There are just 14 colonial-style suites to

features a spa, a gym, swimming pool and

ensure that each guest receives the best

meeting rooms.

tacular annual migration. There are 77 standard rooms plus 20 chalets, one executive suite and one presidential

inviting white beaches and Indian Ocean

Kiboko Luxury Camp An exclusive camp on the shores of Lake Naivasha, Kiboko Luxury Camp offers an intimate setting with just eight tents. Each of the tents is furnished in a traditional safari style, complete with modern amenities and en-suite bathrooms. The all-inclusive camp offers excellent cuisine in addition to unlimited soft drinks, wine, local beers, tea and coffee. Kiboko Luxury Camp is well placed for exploring nearby Hell’s Gate National Park, Lake Nakuru

At a glance - Multi-award-winning hotel management company - Luxury properties across Kenya - Emphasis on excellent customer experiences

and Lake Bogoria.

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SANKARA NAIROBI

Contemporary luxury and a sense of destination

D

esigned with the belief that modern travellers

The hotel has invested heavily in providing

seek out a greater, more authentic connection

for the safety and security of its guests

to the cities they visit, Sankara Nairobi invites

and it is the only hotel in Africa to have

you to discover Nairobi on a profoundly personal level,

been awarded Safehotels Executive Level

without forgoing the luxury and service of a five-star

accreditation.

hotel. With a vibrant, urban spirit and a character that is deeply ingrained in the local art, culture, lifestyles and cuisine, Sankara Nairobi offers a genuine sense of destination. With a privileged location in the heart of Westlands, Sankara Nairobi lies at the epicentre of Nairobi commerce, shopping, dining and nightlife. Here you will enjoy personalised service that is natural, uncomplicated and unobtrusive, delivered by a staff fully attuned your needs. Relax in 156 tranquil, functional and spacious rooms appointed with all the comforts and amenities that discerning international travellers expect.

Award-winning Sankara Nairobi houses an array of creative bars and restaurants, a beautiful rooftop pool, the award-winning Angsana Spa and state-of-the-art event facilities. Rounding off the guest experience is a meticulously curated collection of contemporary African art offering guests an emotional connection to the local culture.

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At a glance - Privileged Westlands location - Six world-class bars and restaurants - Magnificent rooftop pool and award- winning Angsana Spa - Safehotels Executive Level accreditation


USER’S GUIDE

KENYA HOTEL & RESTAURANT GUIDE

User’s guide

U

GOLD-RATED – Gold Eco-rating is an indicator

sing the Kenya Hotel, Restaurant & Entertainment ECO-RATED GOLD

Guide is easier than ever. Here is the new easy-tofollow list of symbols denoting the key facilities

available at properties featured in this guide.

that a facility has achieved superior and replicable

levels of excellence in responsible resource use, environmental conservation and socio-economic investments. SILVER-RATED – Silver Eco-rating demonstrates a

The purpose of these icons is to allow users to see, at a R ECO-RATED SILVE

glance, the main services on offer. For a more in-depth

move towards excellence; awarded to facilities that

look at an individual hotel, resort, lodge, camp or club,

show innovations in responsible resource use, environ-

there is also a short write-up about the property and a list

mental conservation and socio-economic investment.

of its unique features. BRONZE-RATED – Bronze Eco-rating is the entry NZE ECO-RATED BRO

The idea is that readers can quickly and efficiently

level and demonstrates a facility’s awareness and

identify where each property is located, find up-to-date

commitment to environmental conservation, responsible

contact details and differentiate easily between KAHC

resource use and socio-economic investment.

members. The facilities highlighted are those currently ECOTOURISM KENYA MEMBERS – Members

available to guests.

of Ecotourism Kenya properties subscribe to the

Ecotourism

general environmental aims and objectives of the association.

Some of the hotels, lodges and camps listed in this guide

Visit the Ecotourism Kenya website for more information:

have official eco-ratings from Ecotourism Kenya with

www.ecotourismkenya.org

an appropriate symbol to denote the property’s exact eco-classification. These properties are recognised for

Icon Key

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 appro-

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Number of rooms

Conference facilities

Swimming pool

Laundry services

priate logo to denote that the owners of these proper-

Restaurant

Television

ties subscribe to the general environmental aims and

Bar

Family-friendly

Gymnasium

objectives of the association, but may not have an official eco-rating yet.

Internet access

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KAHC MEMBERS INDEX 0-9 67 Airport Hotel

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A Aberdare Country Club Acacia Premier Hotel ACK Guesthouse Mombasa AfroChic Diani Alliance Naromoru River Lodge Amani Tiwi Beach Resort Amber Hotel Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge Amboseli Sopa Lodge andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Camp Angama Mara ARC Hotel Ashnil Aruba Lodge Ashnil Mara Camp Ashnil Samburu Camp Azul Margarita Beach Resort

45 45 53 53 60 53 45 60 60 65 60 45 60 65 65 53

B Bamburi Beach Hotel Baobab Beach Resort Basecamp Masai Mara Best Western Premier Nairobi Blue Post Hotel Boma Inn Eldoret Boma Inn Nairobi Boma International Hospitality College

53 53 65 46 46 46 46 71

C Campers Haven & Jamboree Resort Crowne Plaza Nairobi

54 46

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

54 54 54 54

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

46 65 65 66 47 66

F Fairmont Mara Safari Club 60 Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club 47 Fairmont The Norfolk 47 Fairview Hotel 47 Fig Tree Camp 66 Finch Hattons Camp 66

G Gelian Hotel Golden Tulip Golf Hotel Kakamega Governors Camp Governors’ II Moran Camp

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47 47 47 67 67

Governors’ Private Camp Great Rift Valley Lodge

67 61

H Hemingways Nairobi Hillpark Hotel Hilton Nairobi Hotel Royal Orchid Azure

47 48 48 48

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

67 48 71

J Jacaranda Nairobi Hotel Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Club Jacaranda Lake Elementaita Lodge

48 54 61

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

67 48 71 61 71 67 67 61 54 55 67

L Laico Regency Hotel Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp Lake Naivasha Country Club Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge Lake Nakuru Lodge Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge Larsens Camp Leisure & Travel Guides EA Ltd Leisure Lodge Golf Club Leisure Lodge Resort Leopard Beach Resort & Spa Leopard Rock Lodge Lewa Safari Camp Lion in the Sun Little Governors’ Camp Loisaba Tented Camp

48 68 48 61 61 61 61 68 71 72 55 55 62 68 55 68 68

M Maanzoni Lodge Mara Engai Lodge Mara Intrepids Camp Mara Leisure Camp Mara Serena Safari Lodge Mara Simba Lodge Masai Mara Sopa Lodge Medina Palms Merica Hotel Nakuru

49 62 68 68 62 62 62 55 49

Milele Beach Hotel Milele Hotel Nairobi Mnarani Club & Spa Moffat Court Hotel Mombasa Beach Hotel Mombasa Continental Resort Mpata Safari Club Msambweni House Muthaiga Country Club

55 49 55 55 56 56 62 56 72

N Naboisho Camp Nairobi Safari Club Nairobi Serena Hotel Naivasha Kongoni Lodge NAS Airport Services Neptune Beach Resort Neptune Palm Beach Boutique Resort & Spa Neptune Paradise Beach Resort & Spa Neptune Village Beach Resort & Spa Ngulia Safari Lodge North Coast Beach Hotel Nyali International Beach Resort

69 49 49 62 72 56 57 57 57 63 57 57

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

57 63 69 63 69 49 49 69

P Park Villa Hotel Parklands Sports Club Pine Court Malindi Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa Plaza Beach Hotel PrideInn Hotel Lantana Suites PrideInn Hotel Mombasa PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort, CC & Spa PrideInn Hotel Raphta PrideInn Hotel Westlands

49 72 57 57 58 50 58 58 50 50

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

50 58 69 63

S Safari Park Hotel & Casino Samburu Game Lodge Samburu Intrepids Camp Samburu Sopa Lodge Sanctuary Olonana Sand River Masai Mara Sankara Nairobi Sarova Lion Hill Lodge

51 63 69 63 69 70 51 63

Sarova Mara Game Camp 70 Sarova Panafric 51 Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge 63 Sarova Shaba Game Lodge 64 Sarova Stanley 51 Sarova Taita Hill Game Lodge 64 Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa 58 Saruni Samburu 64 Serena Beach Resort & Spa 58 Serena Mountain Lodge 64 Serian Camp 70 Severin Sea Lodge 58 Southern Palms Beach Resort 58 Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi 51 Sovereign Suites 51 Sun Africa Beach Resort 59 Sunset Hotel 51 Sunset Paradise Apartments 59 Surfside Villas 59 Swahili Beach 59 Sweetwaters Serena Tented Camp 70

T Temple Point Resort 59 The Ark 64 The Boma Nairobi 51 The Clarion Hotel, Nairobi 52 The Panari Hotel 52 The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille 64 The Tamarind Group 72 Tin Tin Restaurant 72 Tipilikwani Camp 70 Tortilis Camp 70 Travellers Beach Hotel & Club 59 Tribe 52 Turtle Bay Beach Club 59

U Utalii Hotel

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

52 64 64 59 70

W Weston Hotel Wigot Gardens Hotel Windsor Golf Hotel & CC

52 52 52

CATEGORY Nairobi & Regions 45 Coast Hotels 53 Lodges 60 Camps 65 Other Members 71


NAIROBI & REGIONS

NAIROBI & REGIONS 67 AIRPORT HOTEL Off Mombasa Road, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)701 676767; +254 (0)756 556767 Email: info@67airporthotel.co.ke www.67airporthotel.co.ke

ABERDARE COUNTRY CLUB 64

Location: Nairobi

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

67 Airport Hotel is a new three-star hotel just 6 km from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Each of the 64 rooms is lavishly decorated and includes 32 inch HD LCD TV, free Wi-Fi, en-suite bathroom, working desk and coffee/ tea making facilities. There are two indoor and three outdoor restaurants, including the terrace lounge, which offers great views of Nairobi National Park. The hotel’s conference rooms are fitted with state-of-the-art audio, visual and communication facilities.

The Aberdare Country Club was originally called The Steep, the home of an English couple who settled in Kenya. Almost half a 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: Pool, free Wi-Fi, laundry services,

gift shop, health club, horse riding, nine-hole golf course, safari drives, steam and sauna bath.

Location: Mweiga Hill in the Aberdare Highlands

Additional facilities: Conference facilities, business centre,

conference facilities, airport transfers, rooftop lounge.

ACACIA PREMIER HOTEL Achieng’ Oneka Road, Kisumu Tel: +254 709 850000 Email: info@acaciapremier.com www.acaciapremier.com

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AMBER HOTEL NAIROBI 94

Ngong Lane, off Ngong Road, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)736 600 002; +254 (0)709 090 000 Email: reservations@amberhotel.co.ke www.amberhotel.co.ke

Location: Kisumu

Location: Nairobi

Acacia Premier Hotel is situated in the leafy suburb of Milimani, close to Lake Victoria, and offers a serene environment with famous African hospitality. The hotel’s main restaurant, Café Acacia, serves an extensive gourmet menu alongside buffet options, while the Aqua Pool Bar & Grill is the perfect place to enjoy dinner and cocktails, with a splendid view of Lake Victoria. Acacia Premier also excels at conferences and events, with a wide range of rooms and facilities available to suit guests’ needs.

Amber Hotel is one of Nairobi’s newest hotels, offering unique architectural style, elegant décor, personalised service and affordable accommodation. Situated off Ngong Road, Amber Hotel benefits from easy access to some of Nairobi’s best shopping malls, including The Junction and Yaya Centre, as well as Nairobi Business Park, golf courses and health centres. Each of the 109 air-conditioned rooms are fitted with necessary amenities including TV, Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities and more.

Additional facilities: Fitness centre, pool, spa, free Wi-Fi,

Additional facilities: Gym, swimming pool, babysitting, gift

laundry services, banquet room, conference facilities, business centre, disabled-friendly rooms, ballroom.

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shop, complimentary parking for hotel guests, conference facilities.

ARC HOTEL PO Box 536 – 20115, Egerton, Nakuru Tel: +254 (0) 709 746398 Email: egertonarchotel@yahoo.com; archotel@egerton.ac.ke www.egerton.ac.ke

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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 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 and team-building exercises.

Additional facilities: Gym, swimming pool, car parking, conference facilities, gardens, LCD projector.

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NAIROBI & REGIONS BEST WESTERN PREMIER NAIROBI 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

BLUE POST HOTEL 96

Location: Nairobi

Location: Along Thika-Muranga Highway, 45 km from

Established in 1908, Blue Post Hotel has been purposely located between two natural waterfalls: 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: 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.

Additional facilities: Coffee shop, parking, animal park,

nature walks, museum, shop, horse riding, rafting, weekend live entertainment.

BOMA INN ELDORET

BOMA INN NAIROBI 68

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: Elgon View, Off Ramogi Drive

Location: Bellevue, off Mombasa Road

The Boma Inn Eldoret is located 13 km (15 minutes’ drive) from Eldoret International Airport, 5 km (seven minutes’ drive) 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 the needs of its guests.

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 next 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: Gift shop, business centre, concierge,

hair salon, on-site bank with ATM services, conferencing facilities, 24-hour room service.

CROWNE PLAZA NAIROBI

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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Additional facilities: Complimentary Wi-Fi, full health club,

airport transfers, taxi services, parking, laundry, currency exchange, luggage storage, conference facilities, Zoezi health club and spa.

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

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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.

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

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

EKA HOTEL NAIROBI 162

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.

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NAIROBI & REGIONS ENASHIPAI RESORT & SPA Moi South Lake Road, Naivasha Tel: +254 (0)51 213 0000 Cell: +254 (0)719 051 000 Email: sales@enashipai.com www.enashipai.com

FAIRMONT MOUNT KENYA SAFARI CLUB 135

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: Naivasha

Location: Nanyuki

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-yearround destination that is perfect for business or leisure.

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: Spa, cultural museum, coffee lounge,

Additional facilities: Golf, fishing, horse riding, fitness centre, swimming pool, animal orphanage, helicopter rides, spa.

health club, business centre, lake, close proximity to national parks, hippo viewing, birdwatching.

FAIRMONT THE NORFOLK 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

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FAIRVIEW HOTEL 170

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: Nairobi

Location: Upper Hill, 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 and from conference facilities to a revitalising health club, Fairmont The Norfolk is fully equipped for any stay.

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.

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Additional facilities: Parking, travel agent, shop, five restaurants, business centre, Wi-Fi, sundowner bar, laundry, gym, swimming pool.

Additional facilities: Health club, heated swimming pool, beauty parlour, shop, ballroom, cultural tours, laundry.

GELIAN HOTEL 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

GOLDEN TULIP WESTLANDS NAIROBI 95

65 Muthithi Road, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)791 166 664 Email: info@goldentulipwestlandsnairobi.com www.goldentulipwestlandsnairobi.com

Location: Machakos

Location: Nairobi

Situated in Machakos County, the four-star Gelian Hotel is designed to offer comfort, style and class. Elegant decor, spacious rooms and a professional team ensure that guests 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.

Golden Tulip Westlands Nairobi is one of the city’s newest hotels, designed for business and leisure guests alike. This four-star hotel is located in the affluent Westlands neighbourhood and is just 30 minutes from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Each of the 94 rooms is equipped with elegant furnishings as well as a luxury bathroom. The 254 restaurant offers excellent cuisine, while the rooftop bar is the perfect place for chilled evening drinks. Guests can also take advantage of the state-of-the-art fitness centre and swimming pool.

Additional facilities: Two restaurants, coffee shop, rooftop bar, massage room, sauna, gym, swimming pool, laundry services, underground parking, nightclub.

Additional facilities: Pool, fitness centre with gym, spa,

rooftop bar and lounge, conference rooms, laundry service.

GOLF HOTEL KAKAMEGA 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

HEMINGWAYS NAIROBI 62

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: Along Khasakhala Road, Milimani area

Location: Mbagathi Ridge, off Karen Road, Karen

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. This is 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.

Hemingways Nairobi, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World and number one on TripAdvisor for Nairobi, is a luxury boutique hotel in Nairobi’s Karen residential area. Located just 14 km from the city and 30 minutes from JKIA, Hemingways Nairobi is ideally placed for business and leisure travellers to Kenya. With 45 luxurious suites, world-class cuisine and top-of-the-range corporate facilities, Hemingways Nairobi offers the ultimate guest experience.

Additional facilities: Outside catering, photo shoots,

Additional facilities: Conference suite, spa and beauty salon, private butler service.

wedding reception, football, volleyball, secure parking, Wi-Fi, swimming pool, conference halls.

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NAIROBI & REGIONS HILLPARK HOTEL 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

HILTON NAIROBI 51

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

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Location: Upper Hill, Nairobi

Location: Nairobi CBD, five minutes from KICC

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.

Hilton Nairobi is situated in the city’s central business district, a five-minute 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, 11 meeting rooms with natural daylight and a modern spa and gym equipped with a heated outdoor pool.

Additional facilities: Business centre, beauty salon,

Additional facilities: Electronic safes, free Wi-Fi in public

room service, state-of-the-art health and fitness centre.

areas, 24-hour room service, business centre, executive lounge, shuttle bus service.

HOTEL ROYAL ORCHID AZURE 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

INTERCONTINENTAL NAIROBI 165

Location: Westlands

PO Box 30353-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 320 0000 Fax: +254 (0)20 320 0036 Email: sales@icnairobi.com www.ihg.com

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Location: Uhuru Highway, opposite Uhuru Park, Nairobi

The spacious Hotel Royal Orchid Azure is one of Nairobi’s newest five-star properties, located just 20 km from JKIA in the popular Westlands district. It has 165 well appointed rooms available in six variations, from standard rooms to presidential suites. All rooms come with high-speed Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, minibar, safe and air conditioning. The hotel offers a selection of eateries, including Lime Light, offering an international-inspired menu, and a café serving excellent high teas and pastries. The Indian speciality restaurant Tiger Trail offers fine dining and an authentic ambience.

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.

Additional facilities: Outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, spa, casino, banquet and convention facilities, Wi-Fi.

JACARANDA NAIROBI HOTEL Woodvale Close, Waiyaki Way, PO Box 14287-00800, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)711 089000 Email: reservations@jacarandahotels.com www.jacarandahotels.com

KAREN BLIXEN COFFEE GARDEN & COTTAGES 128

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

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Location: Westlands, Nairobi

Location: Karen

The Jacaranda Nairobi Hotel is ideally located in the heart of Westlands, traditionally Nairobi’s social and entertainment hub. Nestled in 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.

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 in 1908, the property was originally the farm manager’s house of the Swedo African Coffee Company.

Additional facilities: Tamambo Karen Blixen Restaurant.

Additional facilities: Fully equipped gym, spa, pool, eight

conference venues, Wi-Fi, beauty salon, a selection of restaurants and bars, complimentary car parking for guests, taxi and shuttle services, porter service, 24-hour in-room dining.

LAICO REGENCY HOTEL 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.

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LAKE NAIVASHA COUNTRY CLUB 232

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

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Location: Moi South Lake Road, Naivasha Lake Naivasha Country Club became famous in the 1930s as a staging post for the Imperial Airways flying boat service from London to Durban. The old colonial architecture is solid and comfortable, with accommodation in rooms and cottages set in 12 hectares of green lawns shaded by mature acacias and spreading fever trees.

Additional facilities: Business centre, boating, shop, multicuisine restaurant, tea and coffee facilities, safe deposit lockers, spa, in-room telephones with voicemail.


NAIROBI & REGIONS MAANZONI LODGE PO Box 611 – 00204, Athi River Tel: +254 (0) 20 2699600/1/2 Email: info@maanzonilodge.co.ke www.maanzonilodge.co.ke Location: Lukenya, Mombasa Road Since opening its doors in 2011, Maanzoni Lodge has welcomed the seasoned traveller, the corporate delegate, the family escaping the noisy city, the young couple looking to rekindle their love and the partygoer looking for fun and excitement. With its beautiful tranquil landscapes, delicious authentic dishes, spacious and elegant rooms with well kept gardens and large, airy conference halls, Maanzoni Lodge is conveniently situated just 25 minutes’ drive from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The lodge is set on a 1,000 acre ranch with game such as zebra, giraffe and eland. Additional facilities: Fahari Restaurant, meetings and conference halls, team building, swimming pools, weddings, gala dinners.

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Location: Nakuru Merica Hotel Nakuru has been a pioneer in 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.

MILELE HOTEL NAIROBI Muhoho Ave, South C PO Box 27573-00506, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 607 144 Email: reservations@pcea.or.ke www.presbyterianguesthouse.co.ke

Kenyatta Avenue, Nakuru Tel: +254 20 316 696 Email: mericagroup@mericaholdings.com www.mericagrouphotels.com

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Location: Off Mombasa Road, Nairobi Milele Hotel Nairobi is a reasonably priced property just 4 km from the city centre. Well known for its conference facilities, the property has a main hall that can accommodate up to 500 people and also two smaller halls of 100 capacity each.

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

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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: Parking.

Additional facilities: Sauna, steam bath, massage parlour, shop, parking, business centre, heated swimming pool.

NAIROBI SERENA HOTEL 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

OLE DUME SUITES 195

PO Box 103856-00101, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)722 385 280; 737 525 742 Email: info@oledume.com www.oledume.com

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Location: Kilimani

Location: Central Nairobi

Located in the serene suburb of Kilimani, this modern development of apartments is suitable for both short and long stays. It has 29 fully furnished apartments, all featuring 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 and barbershop will ensure you always look your best.

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.

Additional facilities: Gym, swimming pool, spa, salon,

24-hour security, airport transfers, parking, Wi-Fi, conference room.

OLE-SERENI PO Box 18187-00500, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 390 1000; 503 6000 Cell: +254 (0)720 143 502 Email: info@ole-serenihotel.com www.ole-sereni.com

Location: 12 km from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Situated by Nairobi National Park, Ole-Sereni has a five-star brilliance that seamlessly blends city life with the rugged splendour of the wild. Guests can enjoy viewing the various wild animals from the Big Five restaurant, the Waterhole bar, with new wood-fired pizza oven, and the Ngong pool bar. On the fourth floor, Eagle’s Steakhouse and bar is an exclusive fine dining area. Every first Saturday of the month, a bush barbecue takes place inside the national park.

PARK VILLA HOTEL 134

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

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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.

Additional facilities: Gift shop, 24-hour room service, business centre, travel desk.

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NAIROBI & REGIONS

PRIDEINN HOTEL LANTANA SUITES PO Box 66969-00200, East Church Road, Westlands Tel: +254 (0)737 999 110; 729 866 956 Email: info@prideinn.co.ke www.prideinn.co.ke

PRIDEINN HOTEL RAPHTA 60

Raphta Road, PO Box 66969-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)737 999 110; 729 866 956 Email: info@prideinn.co.ke www.prideinn.co.ke

Location: Westlands, Nairobi

Location: Westlands, Nairobi

PrideInn Hotel Lantana Suites is located in one of Nairobi’s prime suburbs, Westlands. The hotel offers discreetly luxurious and intimate accommodation consisting of onebedroom suites. It is 27 km from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and within easy reach of Nairobi National Museum and shopping malls such as the Sarit Centre and Westgate Mall. Accommodation is on a bed-and-breakfast basis with free access to high-speed Wi-Fi.

With lush, pristine gardens surrounded by lovely flowers, PrideInn Hotel Raphta lies in the prime Nairobi suburb of Westlands. This recently refurbished and relaunched hotel offers 100 guest-rooms and three conference rooms plus two restaurants. The hotel is 27 km from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and within easy reach of Nairobi National Museum and shopping malls such as the Sarit Centre and Westgate Mall. Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis with free access to high-speed Wi-Fi.

Additional facilities: Heated swimming pool, sauna, steam bath, four conference facilities for up to 80 people, secure parking for vehicles, room service.

Additional facilities: Three conference facilities for up to 150 people, secure parking for vehicles, room service.

PRIDEINN HOTEL WESTLANDS Westlands Road PO Box 66969-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)737 999 110; 729 866 956 Email: info@prideinn.co.ke www.prideinn.co.ke

Location: Westlands, Nairobi

RADISSON BLU HOTEL, NAIROBI UPPER HILL 28

PO Box 21695-00100, City Square Tel: +254 (0)704 810 000 Email: sales.nairobi@radissonblu.com www.radissonblu.com/hotel-nairobi

Location: Nairobi

PrideInn Westlands is perfect for those who want a clean and comfortable stay in the heart of Nairobi’s Westlands district. The hotel is 20 km from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and close to Nairobi National Museum, City Hall and Kenya National Theatre. PrideInn Westlands is an ideal choice for both business and leisure guests. The accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis with free access to high-speed Wi-Fi.

The unique and stylish 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 has four distinct food and drink outlets: The Chop House, Larder Restaurant, Al Fresco and Humidor Lounge.

Additional facilities: Free parking, room service, shuttle bus

Additional facilities: 14 meeting rooms including ballroom.

service, 11 conference facilities with rooms for between 10 and 1,500 people.

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NAIROBI & REGIONS SAFARI PARK HOTEL & CASINO 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

SANKARA NAIROBI 203

05 Woodvale Grove, Westlands PO Box 1638-00606, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 420 8000; +254 (0)73 028 000 Email: connect@sankara.com www.sankara.com

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Location: Westlands, Nairobi

Location: Opp. Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani

With a privileged location in the heart of Westlands, Sankara Nairobi lies at the epicentre of Nairobi commerce, shopping, dining and nightlife. Guests can enjoy personalised service provided by staff fully attuned to their needs. They can relax in 156 tranquil, functional and spacious rooms with all the comforts and amenities that discerning international travellers expect. Sankara Nairobi houses an array of creative bars and restaurants, a splendid rooftop pool, the award-winning Angsana Spa and state-of-the-art event facilities.

Safari Park Hotel & Casino is a five-star hotel offering worldclass luxurious accommodation and conference facilities. The hotel has 203 rooms spread over 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. Entertainment is provided by the Safari Cats Dancers.

Additional facilities: Shop, coffee shop, discotheque, casino,

Additional facilities: Complimentary Wi-Fi, executive

free parking, jogging track, tennis, squash.

lounge, champagne bar, gift shop, parking.

SAROVA PANAFRIC PO Box 30486-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 276 7000; +254 (0)709 111 000 Email: panafric@sarovahotels.com www.sarovahotels.com

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Location: 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: Wellness centre, business centre, chil-

Additional facilities: Shop, health club, business centre.

dren’s club, 24-hour room service.

SOUTHERN SUN MAYFAIR NAIROBI 

SOVEREIGN SUITES 171

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: Westlands, Nairobi

Location: Kiambu

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 while still retaining the understated charm and elegance of yesteryear.

Sovereign Suites is a new five-star boutique hotel set in six acres. There are 14 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: Lounge, parking for over 150 cars,

with Jacuzzi.

SUNSET HOTEL

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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Additional facilities: Spa, fitness centre, presidential suites

facilities for the physically challenged, shop, beauty salon.

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

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Location: City centre, 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’.

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

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

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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

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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 guests.

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NAIROBI & REGIONS THE CLARION HOTEL, 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

THE PANARI HOTEL 62

PO Box 4372-00506, Mombasa Road Tel: +254 (020) 3946000 Cell: +254 (0)711 091 000; Email: reservations@panarihotels.com www.panarihotels.com

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Location: Mombasa Road, 5 km from Jomo Kenyatta Inter-

Location: Nairobi

national Airport

The Clarion Hotel is located in the heart of Nairobi overlooking the central business district and close to major landmarks. The 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.

The Panari Hotel is ideal for those who are in transit because it is 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 2,000 guests.

Additional facilities: Business centre, ice rink, health club, Shooters & Dips Night Club, auditorium, parking.

Additional facilities: Laundry, free parking, spa and health

club, close to the business district, travel agency services provided by sister company Panda Safaris & Tours, located in lobby.

TRIBE PO Box 133-00621, Village Market, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 720 0000 Email: stay@tribehotel-kenya.com

UTALII HOTEL 137

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.

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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,

Additional facilities: Helipad, Kaya Spa, rooftop bar, gym,

tennis, parking, disabled facilities, live entertainment, children’s club, business centre, outside catering.

swimming pool.

VILLA ROSA KEMPINSKI NAIROBI Chiromo Road, Nairobi PO Box 14164-00800 Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 360 3000 Email: reservations.nairobi@kempinski.com www.kempinski.com/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

WESTON HOTEL 200

Lang’ata Road, Nairobi Tel: +254 709 995 002; +254 709 995 000 Email: info@westonhotel.com www.westonhotel.com

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Location: Nairobi

Location: Nairobi

Weston Hotel is one of the newest hotels in Nairobi, positioned close to Nairobi National Park. The hotel consists of 120 rooms including 110 superior, three junior suites, six executive suites and one presidential suite. Facilities include excellent conference facilities consisting of two ballrooms, three executive boardrooms and a variety of smaller conference rooms. In addition, there is a health club including a pool, spa and gym. Weston Hotel enjoys an excellent location opposite Wilson Airport and is just 10 km from JKIA.

The Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi is located on Chiromo Road in the commercial heart 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 the panAsian restaurant 88, the Italian restaurant and deli Lucca and Tambourin, the Arabic Rooftop Lounge, the all-day Café Villa Rosa, the K Lounge and a Cigar Lounge.

Additional facilities: Grand ballroom, spa, fitness centre,

Additional facilities: Gift shop, business centre, swimming

library, business centre, balcony bar, Aquos Health bar.

pool, Wi-Fi, airport shuttle, conference facilities, coffee shop, ballroom, spa.

WIGOT GARDENS Kajulu Hills, Mamboleo, Off Kakamega Road, PO Box 3996-40100, Kisumu Email: info@wigotgardens.co.ke www.wigotgardens.co.ke

Location: Kisumu Guests can discover a life of comfort, design and luxury at Wigot Gardens. With 132 air conditioned rooms, it offers an array of dedicated choices. Guests are sure to find the most tailored option to make their stay in Kisumu memorable. There are four categories of rooms, including disability friendly rooms. They all come with a garden, lake, city or hills view, LCD flat screen TV, tea and coffee facilities, mosquito net, telephone, bathing robes, doorbell, smoke detectors, Wi-Fi, en-suite facilities, safe, toiletries and a minibar.

Additional facilities: 24-hour room service, cots available on request, fitness facilities, conference facilities.

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WINDSOR GOLF HOTEL & CC 132

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 in colourful landscaped gardens overlooking a fusion of indigenous forest and an 18-hole championship golf course define this as one of East Africa’s premier resorts – 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 and bike tracks, birdwatching, petanque, beauty salon, massages, restaurants, bars, laundry services, coffee farm visit.

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COAST HOTELS

COAST HOTELS ACK GUESTHOUSE MOMBASA 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

AFROCHIC DIANI BEACH HOTEL 48

Golden Beach Rd, Diani Beach, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)730 127 000 Email: info@elewana.com www.elewanacollection.com

10 NZE ECO-RATED BRO

Location: South Coast

Location: Northern area of Diani Beach

Located on Shelly Beach Road and run by the Anglican Church of Kenya, ACK Guesthouse Mombasa offers a warmly welcoming 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 dedicated staff are on hand to ensure that each guest has an excellent stay.

Each of the 10 rooms at AfroChic Diani Beach Hotel has been individually designed with flavours of Africa. The hotel’s exclusive dining concept allows guests to feel totally at home, with no set mealtimes, no queues and no rules. Fancy breakfast by the beach? No problem. This property is glamorous but relaxed and also distinctively African.

Additional facilities: Private beach.

Additional facilities: Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi,

restaurant, swimming pool, conference facilities, camping, airport transfers, laundry, car hire.

AMANI TIWI BEACH RESORT 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

AZUL MARGARITA BEACH RESORT 209

PO Box 34269-80118, Mombasa Tel: +254 (020) 2683944 Cell: +254 (0) 727 531 259; 733 294 398 Email: info@papwezasuites.com www.papwezasuites.com

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Location: Bamburi, Mombasa

Location: Tiwi Beach, South Coast

Azul Margarita Beach Resort has an architectural design that blends Swahili culture with a contemporary feel. The Pweza Restaurant is a modern gourmet restaurant offering firstrate service and delicious meals in a magnificent ambience.

A private paradise set in 20 acres of lush tropical grounds, Amani Tiwi Beach Resort is an eco-friendly haven boasting its own private beach. With a total of 209 rooms, the resort offers a blend of exciting activities and warm hospitality. Welcome to ‘Paradise under African skies’.

Additional facilities: Wellness and spa centre, conferencing and sea view gardens.

Additional facilities: Interconnecting family rooms, diving, water sports, coffee shop, tennis, children’s club, beauty salon, Italian speciality beachside restaurant, seafood and Swahili cuisine deck restaurant, live entertainment.

BAMBURI BEACH HOTEL Mombasa-Malindi Rd, PO Box 83966, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)41 548 5611/7 Cell: +254 (0)722 203 600 Email: info@bamburibeachkenya.com; reservations@bamburibeachkenya.com www.bamburibeachkenya.com

Location: Shanzu Beach

BAOBAB BEACH RESORT & SPA 150

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

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Location: Diani 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 in lush tropical gardens with extensive white-sand beaches overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean.

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: Parking, water sports, conferencing, live entertainment, gymnasium.

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, children’s club, evening animation shows in the amphitheatre.

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COAST HOTELS CAMPERS HAVEN & JAMBOREE RESORT Malindi Road, Mombasa Cell: +254 (0)720 240 991 Email: campers_haven@yahoo.com

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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. In addition, visitors can stay in the guest accommodation. Rooms are also available and are designed in a contemporary coastal style with en-suite, private balcony, refrigerator and TV.

Additional facilities: Live music, restaurant, bar, beach volley-

ball.

DIANI REEF BEACH RESORT & SPA 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

DIANI SEA LODGE 143

Diani Beach Tel: +254 (0)791 577 141; +254 (0)771 730 122 Email: reservation@dianisea.com www.dianisealodge.de

Location: Diani Beach

Location: Diani Beach

Diani Reef is nestled in the pristine white sand of the awardwinning Diani Beach. The hotel overlooks the turquoise blue ocean. The 34 acre property has 480 metres of beachfront and features a stylish international design as well as a modern gym, nightclub, movie theatre and SAKE oriental restaurant. The resort was voted Leading Beach Hotel in Kenya and also the Leading Spa Resort in Africa at the World Travel Awards 2015.

Set in 40,000 sq ft of tropical garden right on the pristine and award-winning Diani Beach, Diani Sea Lodge is an inviting retreat and a perfect place to relax. Each of the 167 rooms is fully air conditioned, featuring local furniture, a terrace or balcony and a spacious bathroom. The Bahari rooms are located across two floors close to the beach, while the standard rooms are in bungalows among the lush gardens. The lawns lead directly to the white sands of Diani Beach.

Additional facilities: Spa, shops, children’s club, tennis,

Additional facilities: Water sports, evening entertainment, animation team, mini golf, pool table, volleyball, diving school, conference facilities, weddings, honeymoons, Wi-Fi in lobby.

squash.

DIANI SEA RESORT Diani Beach Road, Diani Beach PO Box 80400 Tel: +254 (0)791 577 141; +254 (0)771 730 122 Email : reservation@dianisea.com www.dianisearesort.de

DRIFTWOOD BEACH CLUB 170

Location: Diani Beach

Additional facilities: Wheelchair-friendly, beauty salon, shop,

diving.

JACARANDA INDIAN OCEAN BEACH RESORT

Ensconced among swaying palms, gardens filled with riotous blooms and fronted by the ever-shifting colours of the ocean, the Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Resort first opened its doors in 1992. Steeped in history, the 22 acre resort is situated next to what was once the site of the 16th century Kongo Mosque and is architecturally styled to echo the area’s rich Arab history.

Additional facilities: Free water sports, tennis courts, spa, gift boutique, childminding, jogging trail, birdwatching.

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Informal and 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: Tennis, evening entertainment, animation team, mini golf, pool table, volleyball, diving school, conference facilities, weddings, honeymoons, fitness room, Wi-Fi in public areas.

Location: Diani Beach

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

Diani Sea Resort sits on the powdery white sands of Diani Beach overlooking the turquoise 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. All 167 rooms and three suites have views of the tropical gardens, the expansive pool or the ocean.

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

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KILILI BAHARINI RESORT & SPA 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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COAST HOTELS KINONDO KWETU

LEISURE LODGE RESORT

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

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Location: Galu Beach

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

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Location: Diani Beach

Offering a home away from home, Kinondo Kwetu offers a range of accommodation surrounded by green shady gardens and just a few steps from the white-sand beach. It can cater for up to 43 guests and will facilitate exclusive use of selected parts. As well as relaxing in the sun and swimming in the ocean, guests at Kinondo Kwetu can choose from an impressive selection of exciting activities. Kinondo Kwetu was highly commended 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.

‘Truly Leisure, Truly Paradise’ is the motto at Leisure Lodge. The resort has recently been awarded ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Certification, thus marking a milestone in the hotel’s history. Accommodation is lavishly designed with the focus on comfort and privacy.

Additional facilities: Casino, golf, diving, water sports,

glass-bottomed boat, fishing, tennis, shops, wellness centre, beauty salon, business centre.

Additional facilities: Diving, motor and sail boats, snorkelling, tennis, stables, beauty treatments, sauna.

LEOPARD BEACH RESORT & SPA 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

LION IN THE SUN 177

Marine Park Rd, PO Box 1056-80200, Malindi Tel: +254 (0)42 213 0066 Email: info@liongroup.co.ke www.lioninthesun.net

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Location: Malindi Once one of the Kenya coast’s most exclusive and most majestic homesteads, the Lion in the Sun is now a unique and exciting retreat just outside Malindi.

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 features an adventure centre and a 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 2016 the property was for the second time voted Africa’s Leading Spa Resort at the prestigious World Travel Awards.

The property is also one of only six exclusive Henri Chenot centres around the world. For those who are interested, the Chenot philosophy of well-being is fully integrated into each guest’s stay.

Additional facilities: Spa, personal butler service.

Additional facilities: Spa, water sports.

MEDINA PALMS 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

MILELE BEACH HOTEL 20 ECO-RATED GOLD

Location: North coast Mombasa

Medina Palms is an inspired destination that aims 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 crystalclear waters of the Indian Ocean.

Additional facilities: On-site guest facilities include the

Additional Facilities: Wellness centre, business centre, coffee shop, ice cream parlour, parking, babysitting.

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.

MNARANI CLUB & SPA

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 and romantic getaways. The atmosphere is relaxed. The 80-room property was recently voted one of Africa’s top 10 bargain hotels and was awarded a Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor.

Additional facilities: Private beach, RYA centre for sailing and windsurfing, diving, squash, crazy golf, spa, conference and team building, bar, restaurant, Wi-Fi, pool, gym.

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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.

Location: Watamu

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: reservations@mnarani.net www.mnarani.net

New Malindi Road, Mombasa Cell: +254 (0)729 403 649; 734 600 665 Email: sales@milelehotels.com www.milelebeach.com

MOFFAT COURT HOTEL 80

Off Links Road, Nyali, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)722 891 781 Email: info@moffatcourtkenya.com; moffatcourthotel@gmail.com www.moffatcourthotel.com

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Location: Nyali This boutique hotel in Nyali is located close to the beach, shopping malls, Nyali Golf Club and more. Moffat Court Hotel offers a range of kingsize and twin bedrooms, all of which come with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and DSTV. Each room has a private bathroom complete with complimentary toiletries. The onsite restaurant offers delicious local flavours and the bar is well-stocked with local and international drinks.

Additional facilities: Free Wi-Fi, meeting and conference facilities, restaurant, children’s playground.

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COAST HOTELS

MOMBASA CONTINENTAL RESORT

MOMBASA BEACH HOTEL 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

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Location: Mombasa

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.

Additional facilities: Tropical gardens, basketball, indoor games, water sports, kite surfing, snorkelling, diving.

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NEPTUNE BEACH RESORT Bamburi, PO Box 83125, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)41 548 5701 Fax: +254 (0)41 548 5705 Email: bookings@neptunehotels.com www.neptunehotels.com

Location: Msambweni, South Coast

Location: Bamburi Beach

Msambweni Beach House & Private Villas are in a quiet and 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 and intricate features, high-beamed ceilings, makuti roofs and locally hand-carved furniture.

Located on the silver sands of Bamburi Beach, the Neptune Beach Resort offers all the comforts of home and maintains an open-air feel due to its large reception and hallways. This resort is very popular with regular guests, offering first-rate service and a family atmosphere. One special highlight is the lush garden area and the new terrace with a view of the Indian Ocean. There are many quiet areas throughout the resort including the newly created coffee shop to offer guests calm and relaxation.

Additional facilities: Shop, air conditioned rooms, parking, lounge.

Additional facilities: Free Wi-Fi, souvenir shop, children’s club, beauty salon, pool, table tennis, business centre.

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Location: Shanzu Beach

The hotel is located on the north coast, built on a cliff to capture the allure of the Indian Ocean. Each of its 145 standard rooms and six VIP suites offers an uninhibited view of the blue ocean as well as the tranquil tropical gardens. The hotel is about 18 km from Moi International Airport and 8 km from Mombasa City. It is a prime destination for holidaymakers, ideal for conferencing and leisure in its many facets.

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

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

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COAST HOTELS NEPTUNE PALM BEACH BOUTIQUE RESORT & SPA PO Box 696, Ukunda Tel: +254 (0)40 330 046 Fax: +254 (0)20 354 9979 Email: reservations@neptunehotels.com www.neptunehotels.com

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NEPTUNE PARADISE BEACH RESORT & SPA Diani Beach Road, PO Box 696, Ukunda Tel: +254 (0)40 33 00 46 Fax: +254 (0)20 354 9979 Email: reservations@neptunehotels.com www.neptunehotels.com

Location: Galu Beach

Location: Galu Beach

Neptune Palm Beach is a 4.5 star boutique hotel set in beautiful tropical gardens on a prime beachfront location at Diani Beach. Its 60 rooms are in makuti-roofed cottages with only four rooms per unit. Guests can relax in the large freshwater swimming pool. The main restaurant serves international and local cuisine. Seafood lovers can enjoy fresh seafood à la carte in the Mnazi restaurant.

The Neptune Paradise Beach Resort & Spa is set in a beautiful tropical garden. Its 92 rooms are in makuti-roofed cottage bungalows with only four rooms per unit to ensure a relaxing and quiet holiday. Restaurants and bars form a perfect match between hotel and nature and offer a real African atmosphere. The resort is located on the south coast at the famous Diani Beach.

Additional facilities: Boutique, water sports, business centre, swimming pool, beach volleyball, spa, doctor service, library, free Wi-Fi.

Additional facilities: Free Wi-Fi, swimming pool, boutique,

tennis, spa, archery, beach volleyball, children’s club, library.

NEPTUNE VILLAGE BEACH RESORT & SPA Diani Beach Road, Galu-Kinondo PO Box 696, Ukunda, Mombasa Tel : +254 (0)40 33 00 46 Fax : +254 203 549 979 Email: reservations@neptunehotels.com www.neptunehotels.com

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NORTH COAST BEACH HOTEL 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: Galu Beach

Location: Kilifi

This all-inclusive resort is ideally situated at the beautiful Diani Beach, where guests can experience African hospitality at its best. A perfect match between resort and nature, thanks to makuti roofs on rooms, restaurants and bars and the large tropical garden, Neptune Village features one of the widest beachfronts of any Mombasa hotel.

North Coast Beach Hotel is set on the beautiful and pure sandy beaches of Kikambala Beach. The hotel is situated on the Mombasa-Malindi road about 25 km from Mombasa town and about 27 km from Moi International Airport. Its private location, structural design and spectacular interior decor have been chosen to offer guests the best hospitality in a homely environment.

Additional facilities: Wi-Fi, table tennis, souvenir shop,

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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

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The privately owned and managed Ocean Sports Resort is a unique destination with exquisite ocean views. The ambience is friendly and unpretentious and guests are looked after by enthusiastic staff. This is a small, stylish and sociable beach resort for free spirits and families.

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: Disabled facilities, bike and kayak rental, fishing, diving, snorkelling, horse riding, shop, beauty treatments, tennis, parking.

Additional Facilities: Water sports, diving (close to the Great Nyali Reef), close proximity to Nyali Golf Club.

PINE COURT MALINDI

Location: Malindi

OCEAN SPORTS RESORT

Location: Watamu

Location: Nyali

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

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Additional facilities: Air conditioned rooms, live entertainment, beauty salon, shop, business centre, fitness centre.

pool, library, beach volleyball, business centre, babysitting, parking.

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

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PINEWOOD BEACH RESORT & SPA 46

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

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Location: Galu Beach, next to Diani Beach

Pine Court Hotel in Malindi offers modern, conventional services to suit both the business and leisure traveller. There are four types of room available, from junior to executive, to suit every need. All rooms come with DSTV and shower. The Pine Café offers buffet meals as well as à la carte choices and the rooftop pub, with a view of Malindi, is the perfect place to unwind. In the heart of Malindi town, Pine Court is close to amenities and tourist sites.

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 the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. Water sports facilities are available at Aqualand, the resort’s in-house water sports centre.

Additional facilities: Restaurant, pub, conference facilities.

Additional facilities: Spa, four restaurants, TV lounge, business centre, forex counter, safari desk, swim-up bar.

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COAST HOTELS PLAZA BEACH HOTEL

PRIDEINN HOTEL MOMBASA

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

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Haile Selassie Avenue PO Box 66969-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)737 999 110; 729 866 956 Email: info@prideinn.co.ke www.prideinn.co.ke

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Location: Baburi Beach

Location: Mombasa

Plaza Beach Hotel, located on a quiet stretch of Bamburi Beach, offers a ‘boutique feel’ hotel in a relaxing environment. This peaceful haven has 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 to complement the yellow-and-blue hues of Plaza’s beachside location.

PrideInn Hotel Mombasa is centrally located in the heart of Mombasa town, near the railway station. It is an ideal stopover for business and leisure guests and provides easy access to Fort Jesus, Mombasa Old Town tourist attractions, shopping malls and various institutions. Accommodation is on a bed-and-breakfast basis with free access to high-speed Wi-Fi.

Additional Facilities: Swimming pool, internet access, business centre, hairdresser, beautician, boutique, massage, three bars, restaurant.

Additional facilities: Three conference facilities for up to 70 people, room service.

PRIDEINN PARADISE BEACH RESORT, CC & SPA Malindi Road, Shanzu Beach, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)737 999 110; 729 866 956 Email: info@prideinn.co.ke www.prideinn.co.ke

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Location: Shanzu Beach

REEF HOTEL Mount Kenya Road PO Box 82234, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)41 4471772 Email: info@reefhotelkenya.com www.reefhotelkenya.com

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Location: Nyali Beach

The newly opened PrideInn Paradise Shanzu is located on Shanzu Beach with panoramic ocean views and beautiful sunsets. Each of its individually decorated 300 rooms has a sea view and comes with private bathroom and satellite TV. The Swahili-inspired Dau restaurant serves a variety of food, while the swim-up pool bar offers a street food experience. The resort has excellent conference facilities, with rooms ranging in capacity from 60 to 2,000 people.

Renowned for its magnificent and spacious tropical gardens, the recently renovated Reef Hotel is one of the country’s most popular international beach resorts. Each room features a TV, balcony and air conditioning. The hotel offers a choice of three restaurants, where guests 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: Aqua Safari theme park, convention

Additional facilities: Three swimming pools, live band and

centre, laundry services, multi gym, spa.

disco, Jacuzzi, tennis courts, water sports, swim-up bar, salon.

SAROVA WHITESANDS BEACH RESORT & SPA 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

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SERENA BEACH RESORT & SPA 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

164 ECO-RATED GOLD

Location: Bamburi Beach

Location: Shanzu, Mombasa

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 is the main dining restaurant, offering exceptional buffet-style cuisine with amazing nightly themed cuisine.

Serena Beach Resort & Spa offers an oasis of tranquillity while providing a unique blend 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 skyblue swimming pool with a thatched bar and crystal waters cascading into a tiled market square.

Additional facilities: Spa, shop, excursions, tennis, volleyball,

business centre.

Additional facilities: Water sports, shop, diving, health club, spa, interconnecting family rooms, free Wi-Fi.

SEVERIN SEA LODGE

SOUTHERN PALMS BEACH RESORT

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

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Location: On Bamburi Beach Severin Sea Lodge is located on Bamburi Beach, right beside the ocean. 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.

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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 world-class facilities. 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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COAST HOTELS SUN AFRICA BEACH RESORT

SUNSET PARADISE APARTMENTS

Off Links Road, Nyali, Mombasa Tel: +254 703 048 500 Fax: +254 703 048 032 Email: info@sunafricahotels.com www.sunafricahotels.com

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PO Box 88478, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)716 950 850 Email: reservations@sunsetrentalsmsa.com www.sunsetparadiseholidayhomes.com

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Location: Serena Road, Mombasa

Location: Nyali

These brand-new apartments are situated in the upmarket Shanzu Serena 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 is en-suite and in every apartment there is a living and dining area with a spacious balcony.

Sun Africa Beach Resort is the newest property from the award-winning Sun Africa Hotels company. Located in Nyali, with access to a private beach, this 26-room hotel offers bold luxury with classic Kenyan warmth. There is a selection of rooms, each with private bathroom as well as flat-screen TV. The resort is well equipped with an infinity pool and spa and fitness facilities as well as an on-site restaurant, a bar and a business centre.

Additional facilities: Free internet, DSTV, 24-hour security, swimming pool, fully equipped gym, parking.

Additional facilities: Pool, spa and wellness centre, fitness

centre, barbecue facilities, private parking, gift shop, private beach area, free Wi-Fi, babysitting services.

SURFSIDE VILLAS

SWAHILI BEACH

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

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Location: Bamburi

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

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Location: Diani Beach

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.

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

Additional facilities: Discotheque, fishing, shop.

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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

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Location: Watamu Surrounded by tropical gardens, the Temple Point Resort, Kenya’s leading north coast hotel, lies in the heart of Watamu Marine National Park. With its friendly atmosphere, this spacious resort provides a relaxing environment with a host of activities, amenities and facilities to ensure a great stay at the coast. Its 100 air conditioned rooms offer a range of choices, including garden rooms, bay view rooms and superior rooms. Each room comes with a modern bathroom, mosquito nets, a safe and a TV.

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

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Location: Bamburi Beach Located on a white-sand beach just 12 km north of Mombasa, the Travellers Beach Hotel & Club 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 and grips for persons with disability.

Additional facilities: Football field, beach volleyball, tennis

court, spa, water sports, evening entertainment, Wi-Fi.

TURTLE BAY BEACH CLUB PO Box 10-80202, Watamu Cell: +254 (0)721 830 604; 734 601 066; 701 677 119; 737 530 955 Fax: +254 (0)42 233 2268; 233 2345 Email: special@turtlebay.co.ke www.turtlebaykenya.com

VOYAGER BEACH RESORT 145 ECO-RATED GOLD

Mount Kenya 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

232 R ECO-RATED SILVE

Location: Watamu Marine National Park

Location: Nyali Beach, Mombasa

Located on one of the top five rated beaches in the world, Turtle Bay offers excellent water sports facilities in a national marine park that is home to an abundant variety of fish and marine life. Appealing to a wide range of visitors, it is no surprise that this friendly hotel attracts visitors back year after year.

Voyager Beach Resort is a ship-themed resort ‘moored’ on a beautiful 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 and older ‘seafarers’.

Additional facilities: Business centre, excursions, shop, tailor, bikes, tennis, diving school, water sports, parking, free Wi-Fi.

Additional facilities: Children’s club, water sports, diving, close proximity to historic sites, glass-bottomed boat, massage, tennis, volleyball, salon, boutique, free Wi-Fi, conferences, destination weddings.

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LODGES

LODGES ALLIANCE NARO MORU RIVER LODGE PO Box 18-10105, Naro Moru Tel: +254 (0)724 082 754; (0)623 1047 Email: info@naromoruriverlodge.com www.naromoruriverlodge.com

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Location: Mount Kenya

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Location: Amboseli National Park

Set in beautiful tropical gardens and located in the foothills of Mount Kenya, the Alliance Naro Moru River Lodge is a base for climbers. The property stands on the equator between Nyeri and Nanyuki at an altitude of 1,982 metres.

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.

The lodge 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: Game drives, sundowners, community visits, tribal dancing, free Wi-Fi.

Additional facilities: Mountain climbing, game drives.

AMBOSELI SOPA LODGE c/o PO Box 72630-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 361 6000; 375 1349 Cell: +254 (0)722 206 368; +254 (0)733 610 060 E-mail: reservations@sopalodges.co.ke; conference@sopalodges.com www.sopalodges.com

AMBOSELI SERENA SAFARI LODGE 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

ANGAMA MARA 83 NZE ECO-RATED BRO

Mara Triangle, Masai Mara National Park Tel: +254 (0)20 660 6001; +254 (0) 780 154 015 Email: enquiry@angama.com; info@angama.com www.angama.com

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Location: Masai Mara National Reserve One of the newest lodges in the Great Rift Valley, Angama Mara is a remarkable place that offers an unforgettable experience. Accommodation is divided into two camps, each with 15 spacious tents and a separate guest area. Every tented suite has magnificent views over the beautiful landscape below thanks to the spacious wooden decks and glass frontage. Guests also have access to The Pavilion, the only common shared area, with facilities including a fitness room and a pool. The chefs use only local ingredients to ensure great-tasting cuisine for all guests.

Location: On the edge of Amboseli National Park Set in 200 acres of land and nestled in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the Amboseli Sopa Lodge is close to where Ernest Hemingway lived when writing ‘The Snows of Kilimanjaro.’ Amboseli National Reserve is home to the Maasai community as well as to over 400 species of breeding birds and an abundance of wonderful wildlife.

Additional facilities: Game drives, nature walks, conference rooms, wheelchair accessible rooms, swimming pool, craft market, gift shop.

Additional facilities: Swimming pool, safari shop, fitness room, family tents, balloon safari, library, laundry service.

ASHNIL ARUBA LODGE 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

FAIRMONT MARA SAFARI CLUB 40 NZE ECO-RATED BRO

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.

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. Each of the 51 luxuriously furnished tents has a private deck overlooking the river, allowing guests to view the crocodiles and hippos below all year round. There 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.

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LODGES GREAT RIFT VALLEY LODGE & GOLF RESORT North Lake Road, Naivasha Tel/Fax: +254 (0) 50 021/50 047-50 Cell: +254 (0)729 407 160/ 735 705 008 Email: sales@heritagehotels.co.ke www.heritage-eastafrica.com

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Location: Gilgil

Location: Eburru Mountain-Great Rift Valley, Naivasha

Log fires, an open courtyard and a facade that retains the history of the Kekopey Ranch, the Jacaranda Lake Elementaita Lodge is a place of tranquillity in a world that rarely offers such respite. Built in 1916 by Lord Galbraith Cole, the lodge is a testament to refined taste and old-world splendour. It is set among riotous bougainvillea and ancient trees that serve as a backdrop to Lake Elementaita.

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: Wi-Fi, gift shop, game drives, bush dinners, wedding receptions, conference facilities, nature walks.

Additional facilities: Golf, excursions, hot water springs,

birding, horse riding, nature walks, children’s club, boating, astro tourism, free Wi-Fi, conferences, destination weddings.

KEEKOROK LODGE PO Box 102124-00101, Nairobi Tel: + 254 (0)703 048 100 Fax: +254 (0)703 048 032 Email: info@sunafricahotels.com www.sunafricahotels.com

JACARANDA LAKE ELEMENTAITA LODGE PO Box 66-20116, Gilgil Tel: +254 (050) 50836/50648 Email: lakeelementaita@jacarandahotels.com www.jacarandahotels.com

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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

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Location: C-14-Keekorok, Masai Mara National Reserve

Location: Tsavo West National Park

Located in the very heart of Kenya’s fabled Masai Mara National Reserve, Keekorok, meaning ‘abundance’ in the local Maasai language, was built in 1962 and is surrounded by permanent springs and lush grassland, habitually teeming with wildlife.

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 sunsets.

Additional facilities: Business centre, shop, high-speed

Additional facilities: Game drives, excursions, shop, nature walks, live entertainment, beauty treatments, free Wi-Fi.

internet, multi-cuisine restaurant, safe deposit lockers, spa, tea and coffee facilities, in-room telephones with voicemail.

LAKE NAIVASHA SIMBA LODGE 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

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Location: Lake Naivasha

Situated on the southern shores of Lake Naivasha, the second-largest freshwater lake in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort is an impressive property with a dramatic backdrop. It is home to resident giraffe, waterbuck, vervet and colobus monkeys and a night stop for hippo when they leave the lake to come and trim the grass as they graze on the expansive lawns.

Additional facilities: Shop, health centre, beauty treatments,

Additional facilities: Boat rides, horse rides, biking, nature walks, birdwatching, conference rooms, wheelchair accessible rooms, swimming pool, gift shop.

sauna and steam room, tennis, nature walks, boat rides, conference and team building facilities, wedding facilities.

LAKE NAKURU LODGE

Location: Lake Nakuru National Park Lake Nakuru National Park has achieved international fame as a birdwatchers’ paradise and an animal sanctuary with white and black rhino. The eco-friendly lodge blends in with its surroundings. There is accommodation for 170 people in family rooms, deluxe rooms and suites. The property is known for its hospitality, competent staff, fine cuisine, outside catering, bush barbecues, African nights and sundowners.

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Location: Southern shore of 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 an overhead fan. The lodge’s restaurant serves delicious food from around the world in a buffet-style format. Wi-Fi is available in all rooms and public areas.

PO Box 561, Nakuru Tel: +254 (0)720 404485/0; +254 (0)20 2687056/7; +254 (0)702 816266 Fax: +254 (0)20 273 3698 Email: nakuru@lakenakurulodge.org www.lakenakurulodge.com Facebook: Lake nakuru Lodge

c/o PO Box 72630-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 361 6000; 375 1349 Cell: +254 (0)722 206 368; +254 (0)733 610 060 E-mail: reservations@sopalodges.co.ke; conference@sopalodges.com www.sopalodges.com

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c/o PO Box 72630-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 361 6000; 375 1349 Cell: +254 (0)722 206 368; +254 (0)733 610 060 E-mail: reservations@sopalodges.co.ke; conference@sopalodges.com www.sopalodges.com

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Location: Lake Nakuru National Park Located in a range of hills that form the western limits of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge overlooks the lake and offers spectacular views of the surrounding national park, which is a paradise for birdwatchers and wildlife lovers alike.

Additional facilities: Game drives, nature walks, birdwatching, boardroom, wheelchair accessible rooms, swimming pool, gift shop.

Additional facilities: Game drives, shop, horse riding.

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LODGES LEOPARD ROCK 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

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Location: Meru National Park Leopard Rock Lodge is an ecologically upmarket safari lodge built on 3.5 km of river frontage. It stands 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.

MARA ENGAI LODGE c/o Masai Mara Lodge Ltd, Masai Road, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 8155281 Email: info@maraengai.com www.maraengai.com

MARA SERENA SAFARI LODGE 20 R ECO-RATED SILVE

Location: Oloololo Escarpment, Masai Mara National

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

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Reserve

Location: Masai Mara National Reserve

Nestled among pristine Kenyan ravine forest on the Oloololo Escarpment, Mara Engai Lodge is a unique property with superb views. Each of the 20 tented suites feature en-suite bathrooms, including invigorating waterfall showers and luxury toiletries. Dining can be enjoyed in the main restaurant, on your private viewing deck or alfresco in the bush, with meals prepared fresh by a talented team of chefs.

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.

Additional facilities: Free Wi-Fi, library, gift shop, bar, restaurant, in-tent dining, balloon rides, walking safaris, game drives, weddings, honeymoons, bush picnics, sundowners, Maasai experience, quad bikes, organic farm, child friendly.

MARA SIMBA 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

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Location: Masai Mara National Reserve

Masai Mara Sopa Lodge is located in the easternmost corner of the Masai Mara National Reserve on a hillside of the Oloolaimutia 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 Masai Mara Sopa Lodge all guests can be sure of a very warm welcome.

Additional facilities: Walking safaris, bush dinners, gift shop, sundowners, game drives, Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas.

Additional facilities: Hot air balloon safaris, game drives, nature walks, birdwatching, outdoor dining, conference room, swimming pool, gift shop.

MPATA SAFARI CLUB

Location: Masai Mara National Reserve Located on top of Oloololo Escarpment overlooking a majestic panorama of the Masai Mara, the property consists of 11 suite cottages and 12 deluxe cottages, well spaced out for 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.

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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 impressive as the animal after which it is named (‘kongoni’ is the Swahili name for hartebeest). The lodge is built 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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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.

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

c/o PO Box 72630-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 361 6000; 375 1349 Cell: +254 (0)722 206 368; +254 (0)733 610 060 E-mail: reservations@sopalodges.co.ke; conference@sopalodges.com www.sopalodges.com

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LODGES 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

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Location: Between Amboseli and Tsavo National Parks

Location: Tsavo West National Park

Located midway between the Amboseli and Tsavo national parks, Ol Donyo Lodge is situated on a private 275,000 acre group ranch that looks up to Kilimanjaro and over the wonderful savannah. 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.

Perched on the Ndawe Escarpment, overlooking the Rhino Sanctuary and surrounded by scenic hills, Ngulia Safari Lodge has one of the most breathtaking views in Kenya. The 52-room lodge can be accessed from Nairobi (260 km) via Mtito Andei Gate or from Mombasa (250 km) via Tsavo River Gate. From the balcony, there is a panorama of the vast wilderness and the floodlit waterholes that allow guests to view a host of wild animals.

Additional facilities: Horse riding, mountain biking, hiking, community visits, massage, day and night game drives, indoor and outdoor dining, main swimming pool, library.

Additional facilities: Day and night game drives, bird-

watching, airstrip.

OL TUKAI LODGE c/o Off Rhapta Rd, Westlands PO Box 45403-00100, Nairobi Cell: +254 (0)721 363 163; +254 (0)726 249 697 Email: reservations@oltukailodge.com www.oltukailodge.com

Tel: +254 (0) 20 218 0181; (0) 702 170 659 Email: res.manager@greatplainsconservation.com reservationskenya@greatplainsconservation.com www.greatplainsconservation.com

RHINO WATCH LODGE 80 NZE ECO-RATED BRO

Mweiga, Nyeri Tel: +254 (0)711 585495; (0)722 390272; (0)722 223251 Email: info@rhinowatchlodge.com www.rhinowatchlodge.com

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Location: Mount Kenya

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 places in the world to see elephant and other wildlife. The lodge offers splendid views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Its design was inspired by the beautiful topography in order to take advantage of the flat plains on one side and the acacia forest on the other.

Rhino Watch Lodge is a natural paradise of untouched euphorbia forest, orchids in full bloom and birds everywhere. Situated in the central highlands and offering fine views of Mount Kenya, it is an ideal base for safari game drives. The lodge specialises in accommodating nature and wildlife enthusiasts and families as well as professional photographers and film crews. Accommodation consists of family chalets, exclusive chalets and luxury tents.

Additional facilities: Game drives, live entertainment, shop.

Additional facilities: Safaris, game drives, spa, massage.

SAMBURU GAME LODGE Tel: +254 (0)724 253 030; 735 999 917 Reservations: +254 (0)20 236 5225; 210 8795 Fax: +254 (0)20 204 7203 Email: info@wildernesslodges.co.ke www.wildernesslodges.co.ke

SAMBURU SOPA LODGE 61 NZE ECO-RATED BRO

Location: Samburu National Reserve

60 NZE ECO-RATED BRO

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.

Samburu Sopa Lodge is built overlooking the wildlife-rich banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River within the Samburu National Reserve. The lodge is built 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: Shop, live entertainment, game drives, Eseriani spa, bush dining, nature and bird walks, sundowners, community visits.

Additional facilities: G​ame drives, nature walks, bird watching, ​wheelchair accessible rooms, ​outdoor dining, swimming pool, gift shop.

SAROVA LION HILL 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

c/o PO Box 72630-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 361 6000; 375 1349 Cell: +254 (0)722 206 368; +254 (0)733 610 060 E-mail: reservations@sopalodges.co.ke; conference@sopalodges.com www.sopalodges.com

SAROVA SALT LICK GAME LODGE 67

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: Lake Nakuru National Park

Location: Taita Hills Sanctuary

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.

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, sundowners, wellness

Additional facilities: Game drives, nature walks.

centre, shop.

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LODGES SAROVA SHABA GAME LODGE 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

SAROVA TAITA HILLS GAME LODGE 85 R ECO-RATED SILVE

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

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Location: Shaba Game Reserve

Location: Taita Hills Sanctuary

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.

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 Anglo-German conflict in this area.

Additional facilities: Live entertainment, shop, nature walks, game drives, excursions.

Additional facilities: Wellness centre, community visits,

nature walks, camel safaris.

SARUNI SAMBURU Tel: +254 (0)735 950 903; +254 (0)202 180 497 Email: reservations@saruni.com; fatima@saruni.com www.saruni.com Location: Kalama Conservancy Saruni Samburu’s six luxury villas are open and spacious, offering spectacular views over Kenya’s Northern Frontier District with Mount Kenya in the distance. The warm and welcoming hospitality makes for an intimate and exceptional experience. The lodge is known 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 the Samburu Wellbeing Space. Additional facilities: Day and night game drives, bush meals, sundowners, guided walks, birdwatching, Samburu Wellbeing Space treatments, photographic hide by waterhole, Warriors Academy, swimming pools, cultural village visits, Saruni shop, Mount Olokowe trek, heli-exursions.

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41 R ECO-RATED SILVE

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 and lunches, rooftop dinners, tree-planting programme, water’s edge viewing bunker, free Wi-Fi.

THE ARK c/o Marasa Africa Kenya 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; www.thearkkenya.com

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

THE SANCTUARY AT OL LENTILLE 60

PO Box 1512-10400, Nanyuki Tel: +254 (0)795 440 41 Email: reservations@ol-lentille.com www.ol-lentille.com

8 R ECO-RATED SILVE

Location: 75 km north-west of Nanyuki A luxury boutique hotel in Laikipia, The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille takes African bush luxury to new levels. Set in 40,000 acres of private conservancy, it provides guests with their own house and safari car along with a butler, valet and Maasai guide to cater to their every need. An international chef creates fine cuisine. Ol Lentille is one of the foremost community-based conservation tourism properties in Africa and supports the annual Amazing Maasai Marathon.

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: Spa, pool, quadbikes, mountain bikes, camels, croquet, free Wi-Fi.

Additional facilities: Game drives, trekking, hiking and fishing.

VOI SAFARI LODGE 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 With 53 standard rooms, Voi Safari Lodge stands high above the town of Voi overlooking a vast expanse of African bush in Tsavo East. The lodge is 160 km from Mombasa and 360 km from Nairobi. Guests can simply watch herds of wild animals roam or can get closer via a network of access roads. There is a special hide for camera enthusiasts to obtain close-up and candid pictures of the wild animals.

Additional facilities: Game drives, airstrip.

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VOI WILDLIFE LODGE 53

c/o Eldama Ravine, 4th Parklands Junction, West View Court, 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 fine views of Tsavo East National Park. Rooms for disabled guests are available.

Additional facilities: Safari Spa, swimming pool, conference facilities, game observation terrace, children’s outdoor play area, bush breakfast area, badminton court, volleyball court.

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CAMPS ANDBEYOND KICHWA TEMBO TENTED CAMP 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

40 R ECO-RATED SILVE

Location: Oloololo Escarpment

ASHNIL MARA CAMP 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

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Location: Masai Mara National Reserve

Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp was rebuilt and reopened in the summer of 2014, 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 panAfrican meals.

A beautiful camp on the banks of the Mara River offering an unrivalled position for wildlife spotting all 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.

Additional facilities: Game drives, lectures by a Maasai naturalist, community visit, sundowners, hot air balloon.

ASHNIL SAMBURU CAMP 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

BASECAMP MASAI MARA 30

Masai Mara National Reserve Tel: +254 (0)733 333 909 Email kenya@basecampexplorer.com www.basecampexplorer.com

12 ECO-RATED GOLD

Location: Masai Mara National Reserve Basecamp Masai Mara provides 12 spacious and luxurious tents hidden away under thatched roofs on a lush peninsula along the Talek River, with spectacular views of the savanna.

Location: Buffalo Springs National Reserve, Samburu Ashnil Samburu Camp is located 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 the Ewaso Nyiro River and is less hilly and dense, yet equally attractive.

Bordering the Masai Mara National Reserve, each tent offers an en-suite bathroom with hot water shower and a private terrace overlooking the Talek River. Guests can enjoy the wildlife from the comfort of their tent, from the fig tree platform or while relaxing over a drink in the open-air bar.

Additional facilities: Shop, car wash bay.

Additional facilities: Bird walks, game drives, bush breakfast, bush dinner, Wi-Fi, open-air bar.

ELEPHANT BEDROOM 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 great taking beauty. It lies on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River and is 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 and nature walks, bush

dinners, game drives, lectures, open all year round.

ELEPHANT PEPPER CAMP 12

c/o PO Box 743-00517, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)730127000 Email: info@elewana.com www.elephantpeppercamp.com

10 ECO-RATED GOLD

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 or family tent – bring people back to nature, with 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.

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CAMPS

ELSA’S KOPJE PO Box 743-00517, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)730127000 Email: info@elewana.com www.elsaskopje.com

ENTIM CAMP MARA 11 ECO-RATED GOLD

Location: Meru National Park

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 takes place on its doorstep. 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 food.

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.

FIG TREE CAMP

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 fourposter beds and butler service. The range of quality services includes dining and balloon safaris.

Additional facilities: Games drives, shop, tree house, hot air

ballooning.

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Location: Masai Mara National Reserve

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 splendid views over the rugged and remote Meru National Park.

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

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

FINCH HATTONS LUXURY CAMP 80

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 in 10 million acres of pure untouched wilderness with views of Mount Kilimanjaro and the magnificent Chyulu Hills. The camp offers guests wonderful 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 glory 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.

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CAMPS GOVERNORS’ 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

GOVERNORS’ IL MORAN CAMP 37 R ECO-RATED SILVE

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

10 R ECO-RATED SILVE

Location: Banks of the Mara River

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, with mountains of bacon and eggs, fresh pastries, exotic fruits and freshly brewed Kenyan coffee.

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 one’s doorstep.

Additional facilities: Game drives, hot air ballooning,

community visits, excursions, walking safaris.

Additional facilities: Game drives, hot air ballooning,

community visits, excursions, walking safaris.

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

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Location: Banks of the Mara River

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

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Location: Masai Mara National Reserve

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.

Ilkeliani is nestled in a river glade in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The area is popular with 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 just 17 tents, each with a commanding view of the plains and the wildlife action throughout the day. The ethos is to leave a minimum footprint on nature. The tents are stylish and well equipped and come with an en-suite bathroom.

Additional facilities: Game drives, hot air ballooning, community visits, excursions, walking safaris.

Additional facilities: Walking safaris, hot air balloon rides.

KAREN BLIXEN CAMP c/o 40c Marula Lane, PO Box 9913-00100 Karen, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)7130 28578 ; +254 (0)7887 15451 Cell (camp): +254 (0)773 063 863 Email: info@karenblixencamp.com www.karenblixencamp.com

KIBOKO LUXURY CAMP 22 R ECO-RATED SILVE

Location: Mara North Conservancy, Masai Mara National

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

8 NZE ECO-RATED BRO

Location: Lake Naivasha

Reserve

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 eight luxury 60 square metre tents, each with en-suite bathroom and views over the sparkling waters of Lake Naivasha.

Karen Blixen Camp 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: Boating, multi-cuisine restaurant, tea and coffee facilities, safe deposit lockers, spa and swimming pool, in-room telephones with voicemail.

Additional facilities: Weddings, hot air balloon safaris.

KICHECHE CAMPS 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

KITICH CAMP 8 ECO-RATED GOLD

Location: Masai Mara & Laikipia Conservancies Kicheche Camps are all located in Kenya’s most pristine conservancies, hidden either in a picturesque valley or romantic hideaway in a prime wildlife area. Game viewing starts right from the camp itself. These are classic, intimate, luxury, safari-style camps, completely unfenced, with the focus very much on excellent guiding, exquisite cuisine and sound eco-practices.

Additional facilities: Game drives, community visits,

nature walks.

PO Box 743-00517, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)730127000 Email: info@elewana.com www.kitichcamp.com

6 ECO-RATED GOLD

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 with views over 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 Soysambu Conservancy Tel: +254 (0)786 620620 Fax: +254 (0)20 284 2401 Email: cro@serena.co.ke www.serenahotels.com

LARSENS CAMP 25

ECO-RATED GOLD

Tel: +254 (0)724 253 030; 735 999 917 Reservations: +254 (0)20 236 5225; 210 8795 Fax: +254 (0)20 204 7203 Email: info@wildernesslodges.co.ke www.wildernesslodges.co.ke

20 NZE ECO-RATED BRO

Location: Soysambu Conservancy

Location: Samburu National Reserve

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 an easy two-hour drive from Nairobi.

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 splendid views. All tents are sited along the west bank of the river and decorated with modern features in a classic style. Larsens Camp is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Additional facilities: Swimming pool, yoga, badminton,

Additional facilities: Game drives, birdwatching, champagne breakfasts, sundowners, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Eseriani spa, community visits, nature and bird walks.

cooking lessons, mountain biking, massage services, horse riding, sundowners, game drives, gift shop, restaurant, bar, Wi-Fi.

LEWA SAFARI CAMP PO Box 743-00517, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)730127000 Email: info@elewana.com www.lewasafaricamp.com

LITTLE GOVERNORS’ CAMP 12 ECO-RATED GOLD

Location: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

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, 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.

Additional facilities: Game drives, hot air ballooning, community visits, excursions, walking safaris.

LOISABA TENTED CAMP

MARA INTREPIDS CAMP 6

Location: Laikipia

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, free Wi-Fi in public areas.

MARA LEISURE CAMP

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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30 R ECO-RATED SILVE

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 two family suites comprising a double and twin tent with a living area.

Additional Facilities: Game drives, horse riding, fishing, infinity pool, cultural visits.

Location: Banks of Talek River/Masai Mara National Reserve

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

Opening in May 2016, Loisaba Tented Camp is the exciting new property in Kenya. Perched on the edge of an escarpment, the camp is designed to capitalize on unhindered views across Laikipia’s mottled landscape all the way to Mount Kenya. Loisaba Conservancy offers a myriad of activities for enjoying the beautiful setting at your own pace. The spacious and airy tents are custom-built with large floor-toceiling doors and windows, high ceilings and polished wood floors. The tent suites are adorned in chic Africana furniture with a modern European twist.

c/o Marasa Africa Kenya 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

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Location: Banks of Mara River

Located in a Unesco World Heritage Site, this camp 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, the camp reinvests all profits directly into the conservation and community efforts of the conservancy.

Tel +254 (0)730 127 000 Email: info@elewana.com www.elewanacollection.com

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

NABOISHO CAMP 24

Masai Mara National Reserve, Rift Valley Province Tel: +254 (0)20 232 4904 Email: reservations@asiliaafrica.com www.asiliaafrica.com/east-africa-safari/kenya/greatermasai-mara/naboisho-camp

9 R ECO-RATED SILVE

Location: Mara Naboisho Conservancy With just nine spacious tented suites, Naboisho is an intimate and elegant safari camp that balances one’s wilderness experience with discreet creature comforts. Even better, it is one of just two Asilia camps where guests have the option of fly camping. If you have a truly adventurous spirit, don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to immerse yourself in the magic of the African bush.

Additional facilities: Complimentary airstrip transfers, game drives, fly camping, walking safaris, family safaris, cultural visits.


CAMPS OL SEKI HEMINGWAYS MARA Masai Mara, Naboisho Conservancy Tel: +254 (0)718 669 856 Email: olseki@h-ways.com; olseki@hemingways.co www.hemingways-mara.com

10 R ECO-RATED SILVE

Location: Naboisho Conservancy Ol Seki Hemingways Mara is a luxury tented camp in the award-winning Naboisho Conservancy, bordering the Masai Mara National Reserve. Featuring a bespoke safari experience, guests have the opportunity to witness some of the wonders of the natural world including the Great Migration. The camp features 10 superbly appointed luxury en-suite tents, each with spectacular 270 degree views of the Mara plains. Guests will be indulged with wonderful safari cooking, world-class service and one-of-a-kind safari experiences.

Additional facilities: Night game drives, bush dinners,

community visits.

OLARE MARA KEMPINSKI 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

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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 consists 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

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Tel: +254 (0)20 232 4904 Email: reservations@asiliaafrica.com www.asiliaafrica.com/east-africa-safari/kenya/ greater-masai-mara/rekero-camp

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Location: Masai Mara National Reserve

Location: Masai Mara National Reserve

This traditional East African camp evokes the romance of safaris from a bygone era. The elegant tents form a tranquil oasis perched strategically above the mighty Talek River. The sweeping views from camp take in the surrounding plains, which support some of the greatest concentrations and diversity of wildlife in Africa. The cherry on top is the warm hospitality of the camp’s team and its renowned gameviewing guides with years of expertise. In such good hands, guests can be sure of an incomparable Masai Mara safari experience.

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.

Additional facilities: Game drives, bush picnics, cultural visits, family safaris.

SAMBURU INTREPIDS CAMP 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

SANCTUARY OLONANA 27 R ECO-RATED SILVE

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 birds.

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, free Wi-Fi in public areas.

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

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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 SAND RIVER MASAI MARA Tel: +254 (0)730 127 000 Email: info@elewana.com www.elewanacollection.com

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Location: Masai Mara National Reserve Situated on a secluded and picturesque site, this camp replicates the heyday of exclusive permanent tented camps of the late 1920s. The interior fixtures and furnishings mirror this period perfectly. Sand River Masai Mara is an ideal destination at any time of year for those wishing to enjoy exceptional game viewing. The national reserve is best known for its large concentrations of big cats such as leopard, cheetah and lion. Even the dramatic arrival of the annual migration merely adds to an already abundant resident wildlife that awaits discovery.

Additional facilities: Library, billiard room.

SAROVA MARA GAME CAMP 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

SERIAN CAMP 75 R ECO-RATED SILVE

Mara North Conservancy Tel: +254 (0)20 266 3397/ 359 8871 Email: info@serian.com www.serian.com

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Location: Masai Mara National Reserve

Location: Mara North Conservancy

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.

One of just 11 member camps in the private Mara North Conservancy, Serian Camp perfectly captures the beauty of this exclusive location. Each of its five spacious tents is set on hardwood decking with views over the Olooloo Escarpment, with adjoining bush bathrooms including a handmade bath with superb views. Game drives give one the perfect opportunity for spotting wildlife nearby, including hippo, lion and cheetah. Dinner is enjoyed in the cosy dining room or on the wooden deck.

Additional facilities: Hot air ballooning, walking safaris, bush

dinners, visits to Isokon Maasai Culture Village, birdwatching, mini golf, archery, table tennis, catch-release fishing, kayaking, darts, board games.

Additional facilities: Game drives.

SWEETWATERS SERENA CAMP 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

TIPILIKWANI MARA CAMP 56 ECO-RATED GOLD

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.

Tipilikwani Mara Camp is situated on the banks of the Talek River and it overlooks the breathtaking Masai Mara. Each of the tents has a river frontage and is 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.

TORTILIS CAMP

VOYAGER ZIWANI CAMP 18 ECO-RATED GOLD

Location: Amboseli National Park 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 has 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.

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Location: Masai Mara National Reserve

Additional facilities: Camel treks, nature walks, birdwatching, shop, business centre, visits to the chimpanzee and rhino sanctuary, free Wi-Fi.

c/o PO Box 743-00517, Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)730127000 Email: info@elewana.com www.tortilis.com

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

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

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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 provides its guests with wonderful 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, free Wi-Fi in public areas.


OTHER MEMBERS

OTHER MEMBERS BOMA INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY COLLEGE South C, Red Cross Road, Off Popo Road, Nairobi Tel: +254 719 050 540; +254 719 050 550 Email: study@bihc.ac.ke; info@bihc.ac.ke www.bihc.ac.ke

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 Boma International Hospitality College is a state-of-the-art college offering hospitality courses, ranging from Culinary Arts to Hotel Operations and Management. Its aim is to fill a gap in addressing the current and long-term needs of a highly qualified and specialised cadre of personnel for the hospitality industry in Kenya and beyond.

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.

Intakes:January/May/September.

The hospitality and hotel management sector is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world.

KAREN COUNTRY CLUB 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

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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.

dining restaurant, wellness spa, Residences accommodation.

LEISURE & TRAVEL GUIDES EA LTD Parklands Road, Nairobi Tel: +254 719 764000 www.goplacesonline.com

Location: Nairobi Leisure & Travel Guides EA Ltd is a publishing, marketing and travel company based in Kenya. It started with its first publication in 1993 with the aim of providing information and interesting reading on travel, accommodation, restaurants, entertainment, shopping and lifestyle publications for the East African region. The company has under its portfolio: The Go Places Magazine, The Go Places Restaurant Guide, The Go Places Conference Directory and The Go Places Hotel & Accommodation Guide. The company undertakes activities such as events, exhibitions and promotions that complement these publications.

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OTHER MEMBERS LEISURE LODGE GOLF CLUB PO Box 84383, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)40 320 2011 Fax: +254 (0)40 320 2046 Email: leisure@africaonline.co.ke www.leisurelodgeresort.com

MUTHAIGA COUNTRY CLUB ?

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

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 various top international golf tournaments. The driving range has a chipping green and bunker for practice. There is a well stocked pro shop and the clubhouse has a range of facilities including food and all types of beverages.

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 in which to relax and enjoy the excellent facilities.

Additional facilities: Golf, driving range.

Additional facilities: Tennis courts, squash courts, gym, swimming pool, snooker room, card room.

NAS AIRPORT SERVICES (NAS) 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

PARKLANDS SPORTS CLUB ?

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

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, among whom quality, innovation, attentiveness and fine cooking are unanimously shared values.

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.

For in excess of 60 years, NAS has supplied international and local airlines with a fully integrated catering operation, from preparation to loading and offloading.

Additional facilities: Squash, snooker, tennis, hockey, health club, steam room, sauna, massage.

THE TAMARIND GROUP 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

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Location: Nairobi and Mombasa The Tamarind Group owns and operates some of Kenya’s best-known 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; Roast by Carnivore; The Tamarind Village Mombasa; and The Tamarind Tree Hotel – Carnivore. The group operates two seagoing dhows which set sail each day from the Tamarind Restaurant.

TIN TIN RESTAURANT 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 across Kenya.  The sumptuous menu represents years of hard-earned experience and dedication to quality. Visit them to savour the exhilarating taste, splendid ambience and impeccable service of one of Nairobi’s longest-established restaurants.

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