Kenya Hotel & Restaurant Guide 2020

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KAHC Foreword

Looking to build on record-breaking year It is my pleasure to welcome you to the latest edition of the KAHC Kenya Hotel & Restaurant Guide. Tourism in Kenya is currently at an all-time high with 2018 seeing the number of international tourists topping two million for the first time in the country’s history. As a result, Kenya is now the third-largest tourism economy in sub-Saharan Africa and catching up with South Africa and Nigeria ahead. The country is far from resting on its laurels, however. The Kenyan government has a long-term plan in place that aims to increase the number of tourists to 3.5 million by 2022 and KAHC is playing its part in making the country’s hospitality globally competitive. Our membership has been boosted by a number of new hotels opening up in Nairobi such as the Hilton Garden Inn and Four Points Sheraton and the capital will also get a new Radisson Blu Hotel, the Nairobi Arboretum, in October. The addition of these KAHCapproved global brand hotels is boosting the recognition of Kenya in international markets and is helping the country build on its success with more highyield tourists. On the catering side of our representation, the increasing number of flights being handled by Jomo Kenyatta International Airport has also seen the arrival of new KAHC member LSG Sky Chefs to provide an inflight catering facility.

As an organisation that hosts and celebrates diversity, KAHC is naturally allied to the Kenya Tourist Board’s efforts to celebrate the huge range of attractions Kenya offers in its new marketing campaign. The continuing growth in capacity of the hospitality sector means that even more visitors can experience their own unforgettable view of the manifold beauty of Kenya. Through our members you can be brought closer to Kenya’s wild nature at strategically located lodges and camps; make use of state-of-the-art business facilities that attract international conventions; help preserve the country’s fragile natural habitats; interact with the country’s traditional customs and get access to a host of adrenalin-pumping sports and adventures. This wealth of choice in hotels, lodges, camps and restaurants is showcased in this guide. Membership is a sign of quality and within these pages you are sure to find the perfect host for your Kenya adventure.

MIKE MACHARIA Chief Executive Officer Kenya Association of Hotelkeepers & Caterers


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Kenya Tourism Board Foreword

Tapping into tourism diversity It is no coincidence that 2018’s record-breaking year for international visitors to Kenya coincided with our toursim transformational agenda. Among our key deliverables, our diversity in product and experiences has taken into account the growing desire of travellers to enrich their leisure time with memorable experiences We continue to increase awareness of the country beyond the justifiably world-renowned trio of wildlife-packed national parks, pristine coastal resorts and Africa’s second-highest mountain, Mount Kenya. There are so many more attractions spread across the entire country that can also become signature tourist experiences. As just a taste of what is on offer, visitors can go whitewater rafting on the Sagana river; take a sunset yoga session on the rooftop platform of a treehouse in Watamu; join in the harvest and a tasting session at one of the many tea plantations in Western Kenya; soar over the Rift Valley in a hot air balloon; join in the high attitude training of Kenya’s top distance runners in Eldoret and hiking with Maasai guides among the sacred Loita Forest.

We hope tour operators will be able to braid such attractions together in creating bespoke Kenyan adventures that bring in even more tourists and share tourism revenue and investment in all corners of the country. Continued government support on infrastructure, connectivity and working closely with the private sector has been a boost to our tourism transformational agenda. Travelling safely and quickly between tourist attractions is now safer and quicker than ever before, owing to infrastructure development on airports, railways and roads. The hospitality industry is also playing a huge part with the development of new hotels catering for the increases in the number of domestic and international visitors. Many of these hotels are set up with a mission to involve themselves in the local community and offer support in sustaining the environment and the ways of its people. The current traveller is eco-tourist enthusiast, they want to visit relatively undisturbed natural areas and the hotels can link them with local conservation projects and involve them in community efforts to live sustainable lives within the fragile environment. Adding these experiences to the tapestry of Kenya’s attractions will encourage travellers to visit more of the country and stay longer. Diverse Kenya is on its way to becoming a global leader in tourism. Come Live the Magic.

DR. BETTY RADIER Chief Executive Officer Kenya Tourism Board


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Safari Park Hotel & Casino

Work, rest and play at fun-filled garden paradise Situated on Thika Road, the Safari Park Hotel & Casino is close to the heart of Nairobi, yet is set in leafy, tranquil and extensive grounds. Covering some 40 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, including an inland beach and a variety of indigenous trees teeming with iridescent birds and butterflies, the hotel is something of an oasis. Leisure and business guests will find a fusion of international sophistication, safari style décor, theme-park type fun and top-level evening entertainment.

looked after by the hotel’s hospitality team, which can arrange private cocktail parties, receptions, bush dinners and a range of customised incentive events.

The spectacular hotel comprises 203 rooms – 36 suites and 167 deluxe rooms – and each is full of character with elegant antique furniture, polished wooden floors and large garden-view balconies.

With its peaceful surroundings, the hotel is a perfect place to focus on health and wellbeing. The Safari Fitness Club offers exercise and nutritional consultation and tailor-made training programmes from certified instructors. It features a gymnasium, an aerobics studio, sauna and steam-bath facilities. Other fitness options include taekwondo and salsa classes, a swimming pool, two squash courts, three tennis courts and a 2.2 km running track. The club also has its own health and beauty salon offering beauty treatments and massages.



The Safari Park Hotel is the largest conference and events venue in Nairobi, with room for up to 1,200 delegates and has hosted a number of prestigious global conferences. The Paradise Gardens and Theme Park are ideal for outdoor training and team-building. Guests are well

The hotel’s dining options are as extensive as they are eclectic. There are five speciality restaurants, Chiyo serves Japanese and Korean dishes, La Piazzetta offers delicious pizza and pasta, Winners’ Pavilion has a range of authentic Chinese cuisine, Café Kigwa serves international dishes round the clock and the Nyama Choma Ranch lays on a spectacular local feast of barbecued meats, while the Safari Cats put on a spectacular and energetic nightly show of dancing. More entertainment can be had at the hotel’s Piano Bar, Hemingway’s Lounge, The Cats Club nightclub and the King Solomon’s Mine Casino.


At a glance Largest conference and events venue in Nairobi Five top-class eateries offering a wide variety of cuisine Entertainment: casino, the Safari Cats dance troupe, a piano bar and a nightclub.


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Looking to build on record-breaking year Tapping into tourism diversity


The many faces of beauty in Kenya


Where Disney got its inspiration for new blockbuster remake


Go West to find unspoilt hidden treasures

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The many faces of beauty in Kenya Magical Kenya is a reminder that beauty has many faces. The fairy-tale feel of the cloud forests of Mount Kenya; a school of dolphins arcing out of the brightest blue waters off the coast of Lamu; the alchemy of a sunset over Lake Turkana turning the alkaline waters to shimmering gold; an alpha male lion surveying the scene as sunrise reveals his savannah hunting ground; and following elephant trails that wind through Ragia Forest before revealing a cataract of crystalline water falling from the rocks above. It’s a multifaceted beauty that now has more beholders than ever. In 2018 Kenya attracted over 2 million international visitors for the first time in its history. The figures come from the latest research by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), which also revealed that the same year saw tourism in the country grow by 5.6 per cent, well above the global average of 3.9 per cent and the average in sub-Saharan Africa of 3.3 per cent. This makes Kenya the third-largest tourism economy in sub-Saharan Africa after South Africa and Nigeria, both of which grew by substantially less than Kenya in 2018. Najib Balala, the Cabinet Secretary for Tourism & Wildlife, believes the country can build on this success. “We are optimistic about the future,” he says. “Our objective is by 2022 to have 3.5 million arrivals, attracted by the country being safe, secure and interesting and attractive to international and local visitors.” Part of the attraction for visitors is that they come into contact with a Kenyan population that is invested in the tourism industry – it contributes 1.1 million jobs to the


Kenyan economy, according to WTTC figures – and works to maintain and market the pristine natural environments and cultural diversity of its communities that are such a big draw for tourists. Ecotourism has taken off in recent years and there are plenty of hotels, lodges and community-run conservation schemes that ensure visitors leave no footprint beyond their own in the sand or the savannah and preserve Kenya’s attractions for future generations. These visitors come from far and wide. The award-winning national carrier, Kenya Airways, added direct flights from the United States in 2018 to its already impressive network

of destinations, which includes other large inbound international markets such as China, India, Germany and the UK as well as 44 countries in Africa. Kenya has introduced measures to make travel easier for these visitors, ensuring a smooth transition on arrival for qualifying passengers through the introduction of an e-visa system.

CONNECTIVITY The efficiencies continue with the country’s heavily invested-in transport infrastructure, assuring safe, secure and fast accessibility and connectivity for visitors to get to their business, beach or safari destination once they touch down. A major road rehabilitation programme has been established, with major highways improving transport links between Kenya and its East African neighbours, Tanzania and South Sudan. Work is scheduled to begin soon on the Nairobi-Mombasa Expressway, which will cut hours off the journey time between the two cities. Tourists can already travel between the capital and the coast at 120 km/h courtesy of the Madaraka Express after the fast rail route was opened in 2017. In just over four hours from Nairobi, passengers can get to Mombasa, gateway to a myriad beach resorts, and to Voi, which is within easy reach of the Tsavo East and West National Parks.

Such fluid connectivity enables businesses and conference organisers to co-ordinate major MICE events across the country, attracting delegates from around the world. There are the facilities here to host events big and small, from Nairobi’s flagship Kenyatta International Convention Centre to an ever-growing number of hotels and lodges with world-class conference facilities. The country is also a playground for delegates, with tranquil beach escapes to wind down once the work is done, safari adventures to ensure the event is never forgotten and ideal team-building excursions such as white water rafting and mountain biking. The rising number of globally known brand-name hotels is boosting the recognition of Kenya in international markets and is a magnet to more high-yield tourists. A 2019 report by the Hotel Chain Development Pipelines in Africa shows that Kenya has 27 hotels in various stages of development compared with 20 in 2018. They include global brands such as Best Western, which has seven hotels being prepared in Kenya, and Marriott International, which has three, with Accor, CityBlue, Hyatt, Radisson, Rotana, Sarovar and Swiss International also set to increase their presence in the country. The continuing growth in capacity of the hospitality sector means that even more visitors can experience their own unforgettable view of the manifold beauty of Kenya.


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Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi

Upscale and in the heart of Westlands Nestled in the heart of Westlands, Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi is an upscale hotel and conference facility that blends seamlessly with its unique surroundings.

• The Lobby Café, presenting Mövenpick’s signature coffees, international teas, handcrafted cakes and the daily ‘Chocolate Hour’ between 4 pm and 5 pm

The hotel features 276 spacious rooms, suites and residences, 14 spacious conference rooms (all with natural daylight and high ceilings), a large outdoor pool, impressive lobby area, as well as a gym and spa. There’s free Wi-Fi throughout the property.

For events – from business meetings, conferences and exhibitions, to product launches, banquets, weddings and other social functions – the hotel offers 14 stateof-the-art venues, all with natural daylight and high ceilings.

All accommodation options are spacious and feature authentic, African-inspired décor. The one- and twobedroom residences, which are ideal for families or longer-stay guests, range in size from 97 to 121 square metres and offer a separate living room and fully equipped kitchen. True to Mövenpick’s commitment to culinary innovation and excellence, the property offers five distinct dining experiences: • La Mesa Tapa Bar & Lounge - the Latino-themed bar and lounge on the 15th and 16th floors serves tapas and screens live sporting events • Baluba – the all-day dining venue showcasing themed buffets and local produce is located on the second floor and next to the swimming pool. • Signature revolving restaurant The View – offers speciality dining experiences and is located on the 24th floor with panoramic 360-degree vistas. Savour mouth-watering dishes featuring Mediterranean and Mövenpick’s signature Swiss dishes.

The elegant 710 square metre Almasi ballroom with an in-built stage and convertible into two enclosed sections and the pillar-less 1,033 square metre Hall of Africa with space to host up to 1,100 guests theatre style. The outdoor pool area is an ideal venue for gala dinners, themed nights, parties and product launches. There are three boardrooms all with natural daylight.

At a glance High speed wireless internet access in all suites, function rooms and public areas. Prime location, Westlands Swimming pool, gym and spa

These facilities are idea for event planners looking for meeting, conferencing and networking spaces that are different. They are ideal for those seeking fresh ideas, experimenting with space and who are open to holding their events, talks, workshops and networking sessions in creative and big spaces.

• Kijani bar – Kijani Bar next to the outdoor pool offers exciting cocktails and light snacks


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Disney chooses Kenya

Land of the Lion King The computer-animated animals of Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ remake may be incredibly lifelike, but there’s nothing quite like seeing a majestic lion in its natural habitat. So where better to see these symbols of Africa – and the rest of the blockbuster’s majestic wildlife – than amid the vast landscapes of Kenya, the country that inspired the Pride Lands of the film. Safari visitors to the country have a huge part to play in protecting the circle of life here and ensuring these magnificent beasts prowl the plains here for many years to come. In the early 1990s a creative team from Disney travelled to Hell’s Gate National Park in Kenya to study the landscape and the behaviour patterns of animals found amid its dramatic fissures in the rocky outcrops of the Rift Valley. This research helped the team finesse a tale about the adventures of an exiled lion cub and his efforts to reclaim his birthright to lead his pride. The result was ‘The Lion King’, released in 1994, which went on to become one of the biggest-selling animated cinematic releases of all time. From its iconic first scene, in which a giant red sun rises over the Masai Mara, to its terrifying depiction of the great wildebeest migration, it is Kenya that fills the screen. The film is now celebrating its 25th anniversary and to mark the milestone Disney is releasing a computeranimated remake with an all-new A-list cast, including singing superstar Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and musician, actor and filmmaker Donald Glover.


Once again, Kenya is the inspiration. The new film’s director, Jon Favreau, sent key members of his production team on a two-week safari with Asilia Africa – whose pro-guide and camp manager Roelof Schutte showed them a range of locations, including the Aberdares, Lake Magadi, Mount Kenya and the Masai Mara – to find locales that could be recreated for key scenes in the film. They returned with 12 terabytes of images – that’s the data equivalent of 5,280 million single-spaced typewritten pages or the memory capacity of nine and a half human brains. Using the same state-of-the-art digital technology that made Disney’s remake of its 1967 classic, ‘The Jungle Book’, so lifelike, these images were turned into a dazzling virtual world that could be manipulated to provide the perfect backdrop to the animated action. ‘The Lion King’ is a love-letter to Kenya with its vast landscapes, skies and textures brought to magical life. The film also parades the magnificent animals that call this region home – among them, of course, the land’s ultimate predator, the lion. This brave, strong and beautiful creature has long held a fascination over the human psyche. Kenyans have lived with lions for centuries. The animal is so inextricably linked to its national strength that it is represented – two lions holding spears – on the nation’s coat of arms. The majority of the world’s wild lions are here and in neighbouring Tanzania. Kenya is the true home of safari and the wide-open savannah plains of national reserves such as the Masai Mara National Reserve make for excellent viewing of large prides that are accustomed to tourist vehicles. However, Africa’s lion numbers have

fallen by more than 40 per cent over the past three generations according to the World Wildlife Fund and, unthinkably, the powerful animal, which has no natural predators, is now officially classified as ‘vulnerable’ by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Kenya has also seen its lion population dwindle. The government-run Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) estimates there are just 2,000 lions left in the country. In 2002 the estimate was 2,749. Reasons for such a sharp decline include poaching, loss of habitat and conflict with pastoralists who have invaded the national parks with their cattle and see the raptors as a threat to their livestock.

STRATEGY The KWS, which is responsible for the welfare of all wildlife in Kenya, has a conservation and management strategy in place to reverse the trend that includes securing the lions’ habitats across the 22 national parks, 28 national reserves and five national sanctuaries it oversees. Disney is making its own contribution to the conservation effort. In the 25 years since the release of the original ‘The Lion King’, Africa has lost close to half its lions. With the remake’s appeal to a new young audience, it should help build a lion-loving new generation on whose shoulders the survival of the species will rest. To set the ball rolling, the entertainment giant launched a global conservation campaign, Protect The Pride, to raise awareness of the crisis facing lions and other wildlife across Africa. It also donated more than US$ 1.5 million to the Wildlife


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Disney chooses Kenya Lions: the roar facts A lion’s roar can be heard five miles (8 km) away.​ Life expectancy for male lions is short. When they reach two years old they are often cast out by the pride and must fend for themselves. Twelve years is a good age for a pride male. A lion can run at 50 mph (80 kph) over short distances. They do like to conserve their energy, though. They spend up to 20 hours of the day at rest. A lion may go hungry for a week, then put away up to 100 lb of meat at once. Lions can mate up to 100 times a day, but the act itself only takes a few seconds. Every lion can be identified by the unique pattern of whisker spots on each side of its face. Conservation Network (WCN) Lion Recovery Fund, supporting its mission to double the number of lions in Africa, bringing back the half we have lost. The WCN believes this grand aim is achievable and the continent’s protected areas could support a population of lions three to four times its current total. The KWS is onboard in its mission to “save the last great species and places on earth for humanity” and knows that, in addition to its tireless efforts, the impact of the tourist industry is crucial in achieving a flourishing lion population. Over 70 per cent of all foreign tourists to Kenya rank wildlife as its primary attraction and the KWS works to ensure the nature tourism options available to them contribute positively to the environment. Complementing its national parks and reserves, Kenya has a growing number of conservancies – more than 160 and covering 10.6 million acres – that are a joint venture between enlightened Maasai landowners and safari companies who manage the land for the benefit of the wildlife and support the government’s conservation efforts. Domestic and international visitors to the areas conserved by these responsible tourism operators know they are getting first-rate access to the wild denizens of Kenya as well as doing their bit to ensure a healthy future for these wonderful animals.


The release of ‘The Lion King’ remake has raised the tourism profile of Kenya and many tour operators are making best use of the connection with filmthemed tours for animal lovers. The Safari Collection ( is making the most of its luxury lodges in Samburu, Laikipia and the Masai Mara to offer an eight-day safari led by photographer Robert Carr-Hartley, who acted as guide to animators when they were creating the 1994 original. He will take you to many of the sites that inspired that film and there will also be a chance to meet the Ewaso Lion Warriors and learn how to track and identify lions as part of a hugely successful conservation project. Whether you’re following a tour operator’s itinerary or plotting your own ‘Lion King’ themed safari adventure, here are the sites to head for that inspired a film so good they made it twice.

PRIDE ROCK It may not have impressed wisecracking meerkat Timon in the film – “How can a rock be proud? It’s a rock” – but the scene when mandrill shaman Rafiki stands atop Pride Rock, holding the newborn Simba up for the whole savannah to see as Elton John belts out the last few bars of ‘Circle of Life’ is iconic. While there is no rock formation in Kenya that exactly resembles Pride Rock, it was modelled after many different areas in the country. These included the enormous sculptural red gneiss blocks of the Ndoto Mountains, just west of the Losai National Reserve in northern Kenya, as well as the rock formations of the Chyulu Hills in the south.



While staying at Asilia Africa’s Rekero Camp – which from late December to March is the perfect spot to watch thousands of wildebeest thunder across the River Talek as part of the great migration – the Disney production team also got inspiration for the look of the lions’ stalking grounds in the film. This part of the Masai Mara, in the south-west of the country not far from the border with Tanzania, offers a panorama of bush land and vast savannahs peppered with acacia trees providing parasol-like shade. The team grabbed the look for Pride Lands.

The team ventured into Kenya’s hot, harsh and desolately beautiful north-west corner to find inspiration for the sun-scorched, arid lands you see Simba crossing between the Pride Lands and the Cloud Forest. They found it in the area around Lake Turkana – the world’s largest permanent desert lake and now a Unesco World Heritage Site.

CLOUD FOREST In creating a world very different from Pride Rock for the banished Simba to live with the ‘Hakuna Matata’ bickering buddies of Pumba and Timon, the Disney team looked to Mount Kenya with its rugged glacier-clad summits and forested middle slopes. A stay at Serena Mountain Lodge, set amid the dense rainforest and with views of the mountain, was inspirational, as were the moors of Aberdare National Park, which provided ideas for the surroundings of the ascent to the Cloud Forest.

THE WATERFALL The setting where lioness Nala re-enters Simba’s life took its inspiration from the Karuru Falls. The cascade plunges 273 metres amid the verdant woodland of Aberdare National Park, making it the highest waterfall in Kenya. It’s a suitably romantic setting for the reunion of the lovelorn lions.

WATERING HOLE To help the creative team conceive of the scene where the animals gather for some much-needed hydration, they visited Buffalo Springs Shaba Reserve in northern Kenya. Here, the cool waters of the springs, which give the reserve its name, are an oasis amid the semi-arid land here and provide a drink as well as lush vegetation to fortify native wildebeest and impalas.


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Ashnil Hotels

Unique camps and lodges in prime settings Ashnil Hotels operates three beautiful camps and lodges located in some of the best game viewing locations in Kenya’s world-renowned national parks and reserves. Each property has its own unique feel, with unparalleled levels of comfort and service. Enjoy amazing opportunities to experience the local culture, diverse wildlife and beautiful landscapes. At each property, Ashnil Hotels is deeply invested in sustainable practices and supporting local communities. With ongoing efforts to limit single-use plastics and source vegetables from on-site organic gardens, Ashnil takes pride in supporting sustainable initiatives. During 2019 each Ashnil property underwent major improvements to enhance guest experiences. Ashnil Mara Camp is a luxury camp set among a small forest on the banks of the Mara River. In addition to the amenities offered, the Camp has undergone a complete redesign of the restaurant buffet and serving stations, as well as a new, tastefully built “bush bar” overlooking the Mara River providing up-close sightings of the resident hippos. Three new Toyota Land Cruisers have been added to the game drive fleet, and there is an ongoing Three unique game park effort to upgrade the properties tented suites with fresh decor, in-suite coffee Top quality locations and tea, and a new line Sustainable camps supporting of organically certified local communities Cinnabar Green cosmetic amenities.

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Ashnil Samburu Camp offers comfortable deluxe tents spread out along the shady banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River. To further emphasize the unique landscapes of Samburu, Ashnil has made efforts to enhance the experience of the outdoor activities offered. With this comes new sites for sundowners and bush dinners with breathtaking views of the river and rolling hills in this unique Samburu setting.

LUXURY ROOMS At Ashnil Aruba Lodge guests will find luxury rooms and amenities in the heart of Tsavo East National Park. Located at the base of the Aruba Dam, Ashnil Aruba is surrounded by grasslands of the savannah with multiple watering holes to attract wildlife making it a prime gameviewing location. Recent improvements to the Ashnil Aruba Lodge include brand new mahogany wood floors in all rooms, a new station at the buffet offering tandooriprepared meals adding to an already diverse menu, and the addition of beautiful mosaic tiles and blue lights to the inviting swimming pool. Also new this spring is the Swahili-inspired sunken lounge next to the Bar Lounge featuring subdued lighting, tall palm trees, and an open view to the sky.





Choose from three spectacular bush locations Ashnil Hotels has camps and lodges in three of Kenya's most popular game parks. Come and visit our properties in either the Masai Mara, Tsavo East or Samburu - or better come and stay in all three.

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Ash nil Aruba Lodge is located on the banks of the Aruba Dam in Tsavo East National Park, home to the 'red elephants· and the rapids that are Lugard's Falls. The lodge has 46 rooms, six luxury tents, a restaurant, a conference centre, a lounge bar and a pool. Experience Tsavo·s wildlife with a game drive.

ashnil mara

Ash nil Mara Camp is found at the confluence of the Mara and Olkeju rivers and offers an unrivalled vantage point for viewing the annual migration and, of course, the Big Five. The camp has 50 luxury en-suite tents . The Camp features a sunken lounge, an open-air bar, a restaurant and a swimming pool.

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Ash nil Samburu Camp fronts the Ewaso Nyiro River in Buffalo Springs National Reserve and Ol Olokwe mountain as its backdrop. It offers 30 luxury tents with a decked terrace along the shady banks of the river. The Camp has a swimming pool. a lounge bar, a restaurant serving a range of tasty dishes and excellent game viewing opportunities.

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China Southern Airlines

Africa’s direct route to China China Southern Airlines launched its Guangzhou-Nairobi-Guangzhou direct flights on 15 August 2015 in order to build a traffic between China and Africa.

Chinese regions as well as North-east Asia, South-east Asia, Oceania and North America, thereby offering serving 40 countries and more than 190 destination worldwide.

As the largest player in both China and Asia in terms of fleet size, route network and annual passenger volume, China Southern’s launch of its Guangzhou-Nairobi service is a bold step towards implementing China’s One-BeltOne-Road Initiative.

Here are some highlights of the airline’s recent awards, growth and development.

Currently the frequency of China Southern’s Nairobi route is twice weekly – Mondays and Fridays. An Airbus A330-200 aircraft is used on this route offering a total of 259 seats in a Business class (18 seats) and Economy class (241 seats) configuration, each with special characteristics.

DESTINATIONS Every day, China Southern has more than 1,600 flights to in excess of 190 destinations in 41 countries and regions and, in co-operation with other carriers, some 16,000 flights to 1,057 destination connecting 179 countries and regions. In fact, the airline has established special prorate agreement (SPA) partnerships with 76 carriers worldwide and has code-share partnerships with 17 other airlines globally. As a Skytrax 4-star Airline Company, China Southern maintains an excellent safety record. Business travellers from West Africa, East Africa and South Africa can easily fly to Guangzhou via Nairobi. From Guangzhou, passengers can fly to all


• In 2015, China Southern was awarded Excellent A330 Operator by Airbus, and received China’s Top 100 Valuable Brand Enterprise Award and Golden Pegasus Award in the 15th China International Transportation & Logistics Expo. • In 2016, China Southern was listed among the Top 500 corporations in China by Fortune China magazine with the highest ranking among companies in the transportation industry. • In 2017, China Southern was named among the most valuable airline brands by Brand Finance, a well-known international consultancy, ranking the airline 1st in China and 6th globally. • In 2018, China Southern won the ‘World’s Most Improved Airline’ by Skytrax. For many years, China Southern has been committed to building up the Canton route in order to turn Guangzhou into an international aviation hub. As a result, Guangzhou is now becoming the number one gateway from mainland China to Australasia and South-east Asia.

At a glance Direct and non-stop flights to Guangzhou Connections throughout China and the Far East Award-winning airline

Discover Western Kenya

You’ll find national parks bursting with rare species, manicured tea plantations, bustling market towns, primate-packed jungle and an extinct volcano among the rolling green landscapes that unfurl from the heights of the high Rift wall of the Mau and Elgeyo escarpments to the shores of Lake Victoria. What’s more the region is populated by extremely friendly people with a warm welcome for tourists, however rare. Let’s take a closer look at some of the attractions in store for those who head out west.

KAKAMEGA FOREST The west provides its own safari thrills in this forest reserve – thought to be the only remaining tract of the GuineaCongolian tropical rainforest that once stretched across Central and East Africa – but on an intimate level with many trails to explore on foot rather than cramped in a caravan of 4x4s. Life here is abundant. The forest is home to more than 300 bird species, 400 species of butterfly and seven species of primate, including the very rare Brazza’s monkey. Also to be found are chameleons, bush bucks, aardvarks, porcupines and the giant forest squirrel, whose booming call even makes itself heard above the nocturnal cacophony here of frogs and night birds.

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Getting there: road access to Kakamega is via Kakamega town, easily accessible from Kisumu by bus/ matatu. You’ll need your own transport, or to be part of a safari, to get to the forest. Kakamega is best explored on foot. There are many excellent and fully qualified local guides available to head your walk.


When tourists arrive in Nairobi, few look to the west for their next moves, drawn instead to the Big Five sightings of the major national parks to the north and south and the beach breaks of the coast. This is to ignore a ravishingly beautiful region filled with natural wonders of its own and which will give visitors a true sense of everyday Kenya. All you will be missing out on is the crowds.





Go West to find hidden treasures of Kenya

SAIWA SWAMP Another haven for nature lovers, this tropical wetland is the sanctuary of the sitatunga antelope. These amazing semi-aquatic creatures, which have long-splayed hooves making them clumsy and vulnerable on firm terrain, but well-adapted to walking through muddy swampland, relish this habitat. The wetlands are also home to a rich variety of birds, such as the lesser jacana, grey heron and the African black duck. Getting there: Saiwa Swamp National Park is 22 km from Kitale town. At Kipsaina junction, a 5 km dirt road leads to Saiwa gate, the only park entrance. The park is also served by the Kitale airstrip, 27 km away.

RUMA NATIONAL PARK The park lies in the lush Lambwe River Valley close to the shores of Lake Victoria and sheltered by the surrounding Kanyamwa Escarpment and Ruri Hills. The protected area is the only place on earth to harbour the indigenous roan antelope in the wild. Around 40 of these creatures with their horse-like build remain is known as The Last Retreat of the Roan Antelope, with its population of 40 all


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Getting there: Ruma National Park is 140 from the city of Kisumu. Follow signs to Homa Bay, then Rongo and Mirogi. At Mirogi follow signs to the park and enter at Kamato gate.

MOUNT ELGON Where the mist-shrouded hills of western Kenya meet the Ugandan border towers Mount Elgon, an extinct volcano which is East Africa’s fourth highest mountain and contains a crater covering more than 40 km at the top. Despite such intimidating stats, climbing the mountain is very achievable, with two main trailheads leading to the top. There’s plenty to take in on the way up with dense forest and bamboo belts teeming with birdlife as well as black and white colobus monkeys giving way to heath and moorland and then labyrinthine caves, cascaded by waterfalls. If you are particularly observant you may spot buffalo, duiker and hyena and, unlike most of East Africa’s other mighty peaks, you’re more likely to catch sight of an elusive leopard that you are many fellow hikers. Getting there: Routes from Kitale and Eldoret lead by dirt road to Mount Elgon Lodge and Chorlim gate. Chorlim gate is the main gate which also leads to the park headquarters.

KERICHO Time spent in Kericho is as soothing as a steaming cup of the tea it is famous for producing. The hills here on the western edge of the Rift Valley Province are a tapestry of tea plantations and the pristine, friendly town centre mirrors this manicured order. Even the cool climate contributes to the tranquillity with close-to-daily rain showers keeping the lime-green landscape in a breeding frenzy. Trips to various tea plantations in the area can be organised to learn about the tea-producing process, see the pickers at work and, of course, taste some of the delicious results. Other verdant attractions include the nearby Arboretum, which is popular with picnickers and colobus, vervet and red-tailed monkeys. Getting there: Kericho is about a 90-minute drive from Kisumu via the Busia and Nairobi roads.


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that remains of these large creatures with their clown-like black and white face markings in the wild. The park is also sanctuary to the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe and black rhinos. The region’s moist grassland – the valley floods seasonally – also attracts rare bird life, including the globally threatened blue swallow.

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Kisumu may be the third largest city in Kenya, but it has little of the rush and tumult of the metropolitan Nairobi and Mombasa. As the world’s first UN Millennium City, the place has seen plenty of investment that has revived its fortunes as a port town – it’s located on the shores of Lake Victoria – and increased tourist numbers, but it remains a laidback and low-key experience. Its lakeside locale offers plenty of boating trips, including fishing adventures with villagers in nearby Dunga and Hippo Point, glassbottomed boat rides from Kisumu and Kiboko Bay beach resorts and visits to the wildlife rich Ndele Island National Park. More animal adventures are to be had at the Kisumu Impala Sanctuary, which as well as its namesake antelope, hosts cheetahs, giraffes, buffalos and monkeys. The city also has its own museum and one of the largest markets in East Africa, Kibuye Market, which is a riot of sights, sounds and smells, especially on Sundays.

If you are a fan of athletics, especially long-distance running, then Eldoret is a shrine that has to be visited. The city – located on a plateau above the North Rift Valley – is the birthplace of many of the world’s best distance runners, who were brought up fuelling their training with the oxygen-starved air here at 2,090 metres above sea level. Some of the region’s most promising runners as well as elite athletes from around the world hone their skills at training camps in nearby Iten. Many of these camps offer accommodation for running enthusiast tourists who want to experience altitude training and try to keep up with their heroes. If your interests run to dairy rather than distance running, Eldoret also has the Doinyo Lessos Creamery, which sells 20 locally produced varieties of cheeses.

Getting there: Kenya Airways, Fly540, JamboJet and Silverstone Air all have daily flights from Nairobi to Kisumu.

Getting there: Eldoret is a 20-minute flight from Kisumu or a three-hour drive via the Stendi Kisa – Yala Road. Flights take 55 minutes from Nairobi.

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There was yet another impressive showing for Kenya at the World Travel Awards Africa and Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony. In the 2019 event, which brought the elite of the travel industry to Sugar Beach, A Sun Resort, Mauritius, our country took home 13 awards in total, including the night’s biggest prize, Africa’s Leading Destination. The impressive haul of awards was just one short of last year’s 14, but this year the public recognised Kenya as being home to some of the world’s greatest tourist attractions and voted it Africa’s Leading Destination. Kenya took the crown from South Africa and so consolidated its position as a leading light in sub-Saharan African tourism. The range of awards that came Kenya’s way on the night was testimony to the breadth of attractions the country offers and how, as a result, it is able to appeal to many different types of visitor. There were awards for its beach resorts, safari adventures and business facilities and for accommodation ranging from luxury lodges through tented camps to eco-hotels. There were awards for Kenya Tourism Board and Destination Kenya for the way they package the riches of Kenya to tourists and business



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There was evidence, too, that Kenya is not resting on the laurels of its success in recent years, with many of its winners retaining an award they won in 2018. Among the repeat winners were Kenya Airways, which again won for its business and economy travel; Diani Beach (leading beach destination); Destination Kenya (leading MICE travel organiser); Aberdare Country Club (best green hotel); and Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara (best tented safari camp).

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travellers respectively. Connectivity within the country – a vital component of a successful tourism industry – was also commended with two awards for Kenya Airways.

AWARDS Leopard Beach Resort & Spa was again named Africa’s Leading Family Resort and also took home the Africa’s Leading Hotel Residences award – the fifth and sixth World Travel Awards for the popular Diani Beach resort. Karan S. Ubhi, managing director of Leopard Beach Resort & Spa, said: “We are so happy and proud to have won a sixth World Travel Award. It’s a worldwide award that people respect – and winning these awards can only help market Leopard Beach Resort & Spa even further.” The appreciation of Kenya shown at the World Travel Awards intensified when it was announced Kenya will host the 2020 event at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre, in Nairobi.

Full list of Kenya winners Africa’s Leading Airline Business Class: Kenya Airways Africa’s Leading Airline Economy Class: Kenya Airways Africa’s Leading Beach Destination: Diani Beach Africa’s Leading Business Travel Destination: Nairobi Africa’s Leading Destination: Kenya Africa’s Leading Destination Management Company: Destination Kenya Africa’s Leading Family Resort: Leopard Beach Resort & Spa Africa’s Leading Green Hotel: Aberdare Country Club Africa’s Leading Hotel Residences: The Residences at Leopard Beach Resort & Spa Africa’s Leading Luxury Tented Safari Camp: Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara Africa’s Leading Meeting and Conference Centre: Kenyatta International Convention Centre Africa’s Leading Tented Safari Camp: Finch Hattons Africa’s Leading Tourist Board: Kenya Tourism Board.


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Kenyan adventures

Kenya for adrenalin junkies

PARAGLIDING – KERIO VALLEY, ELDORET The Kerio Valley Escarpment, which forms part of the western wall of the Great Rift Valley and overlooks the Kerio Valley over 1,000 metres below, has become known as Hanging Valleys for its popularity with paragliders. Thrill-seekers should time their trip between December to March when winds are strongest.

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There are opportunities to ride the waves on jet skis up and down the Kenya coast. Once you’re out in the open ocean you can really let these babies rip and hit speeds of 60 km/h. It’s fast and fun and even gives you the chance for a marine life adventure with companies such as Jet Ski Safaris, just in front of Neptune Hotels on Diani beach, offering the chance to seek out dolphins to ride beside.




This national park – a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Nairobi – is one of the only ones in the world you can cycle through. Bikes are available to rent at the park’s Elsa Gate entrance and it’s quite a rush to speed over the narrow, rocky paths and find yourself pedalling alongside herds of game animals such as eland and gazelle, giraffe and zebra. It doesn’t matter if you’re as speedy as Chris Froome in the saddle, cycling past an African buffalo – which are common in the park and can run at 57 km/h – adds a heart-pumping frisson to your trip.



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Bored of beaches? Think yoga is a yawn and shopping is for suckers? If you’re of the opinion holidays should be an adventure, not a rest, Kenya is the country for you. It’s packed with activities to give you a hormonal high and get your blood pumping, all set within the country’s suitably dramatic landscapes. Here is our pick of the thrills and spills that await you.

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RIDING SAFARIS – LOCATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY Channel your inner cowboy with a horseback safari in the country where this exhilarating take on a wildlife adventure first began in the 1970s. Kenya still offers the best opportunity to see large herds of wildlife while riding a horse and the chance of galloping alongside migrating zebra and wildebeest. You can saddle up in national parks and reserves such as Amboseli, Masai Mara, Borana, Ol Donyo Lodge Hills and Laikipia.

WHITE WATER RAFTING – TANA RIVER AND ATHI RIVER Kenya has some spectacular white water and rapids for rafting. It’s a thrilling ride and a great bonding experience for family, friends or work colleagues. The Tana River, just 95 km out of Nairobi, offers gentle stretches perfect for beginners as well broiling rapids to challenge the pros. The Ewaso N’giro River, which flows through the Samburu National Reserve, and the Athi River, bordering Tsavo National Park, combine exhilarating white water with plenty of game sightings. Experienced paddlers will love the Mathioya River. This narrow, low-volume river plunges 450 metres (1,476 ft) over its 22 km and offers a non-stop thrill ride of rapids during the rainy seasons.

ROCK CLIMBING – TSAVO NATIONAL PARK WEST Kenya is the cradle of African rock climbing and offers a host of ascents for all levels across its national parks. Popular crags include Lukenya, just 45 minutes from Nairobi and on land owned by the Mountain Club of

Kenya, which organises beginner and intermediate courses once or twice a year; Hell’s Gate, which offers supremely challenging routes up its iconic main face as well as many easier options; and Roaring Rocks in Tsavo National Park West. All these routes provide excellent training for the big one – Mount Kenya.

BUNGEE JUMPING – SAGANA For those adventurers who really like to throw themselves into new experiences, Kenya offers bungee jumping. Rapids Camp in Sagana specialises in adrenalin-fuelled adventures and its 60-metre steel tower above the Tana River offers the daddy of them all. The 220 steps to the top are usually taken pretty slowly, but things sure speed up on the way down when you take your jump from the platform until the elastic chord tied around your feet snaps you back into the air just metres above the raging waters below.

ZIP LINE - THE FOREST Adventure centre The Forest, situated in the heart of the Aberdare Ranges, contains East Africa’s longest zip line – all 2.4 km of it – which sends riders whizzing across mountain valleys at speeds of up to 60 km/h and brushing the tree tops of the lush Kereita Forest. The zip line – known as ‘The Flying Fox’ – is the first of its kind in Kenya and with distant views of Mount Kenya and the chance to see no-doubt equally shocked colubus monkeys among the trees and elephants pounding along below, this is a zip tour like no other!


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Ecological initiatives in Kenya

Kenya is going green Kenya is swathed in unforgettable bio-diverse wonders that draw people from around the world to marvel at their beauty. Here you’ll find vast savannahs where the Big Five must-see animals roam free as well as snowcapped equatorial mountains, the world’s largest desert lake and a coast with miles of spotless white sand lapped by azure seas. However, these unique lands are vulnerable. The initial effects of climate change bringing extreme weather patterns and more frequent droughts as well as urban developments encroaching on wildlife habitats as a side effect of Kenya’s rapid economic growth is a concern. In response, the Kenyan government has sought to protect land alongside the development of its people by reducing greenhouse emissions and deforestation with a Climate Change Action Plan; and through the Kenya Wildlife Service it is working to protect the habitats of its at-risk animals. In this effort it is being aided by the country’s ever more ecologically responsible tourism industry and the Kenyan people. From the earliest pastoralist communities, Kenyans have always had a close relationship with their land, which makes them such fine guardians and guides to visitors. Many local communities have traditional environmental protection systems in place. In every corner of the country, efforts are being made to protect the country’s unique ecosystem and make Kenya a cleaner, safer, more sustainable place to live and visit. Here are just a few.

SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BAN To protect Kenya’s world-renowned beaches, national parks, forests and conservation areas, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced a ban on single-use plastics (such as


plastic straws and water bottles) in these areas to take effect from June 2020. The move, part of the country’s sustainable development goals, arrives on the heels of the ban on plastic bags – world-leading in its strictness – with anyone caught carrying one liable to a hefty fine. Coastal communities involved in regular beach clean-ups have put the collected trash to innovative use, with a group of Watamu fishermen creating a traditional dhow sailing boat out of discarded plastic and the Nairobi environmental protection organisation Ocean Sole Africa making purchasable cute animal figurines from the thousands of flip-flops washed up on the Kenyan coast. Visit

THE MAASAI LOITA FOREST This lush jungle coiled around the Loita Hills to the northeast of the Masai Mara National Reserve is home to a large Maasai community who regard it as sacred. Tribal elders ensure the area stays pristine, tightly controlling the felling of trees and grazing of cattle, allowing wildlife such as colobus monkeys, buffaloes, forest pigs and bushbucks to thrive. Hiking tours are available – guided by Maasai – to explore this unspoilt paradise.

GAZI Tucked away on the coast road about 40 km south of Mombasa, this secluded village abuts a thriving mangrove forest that extends to the Indian Ocean. The forest is accessible via the Gazi Women’s Mangrove Boardwalk, an

Now there’s a money-saving option for operators which also greatly enhances the safari viewing experience and is kinder to the environment and causes a lot less stress to wildlife. This is the introduction of battery-powered safari vehicles. For the time-being, these converted and electric Toyota Land Cruisers will only be available for top-end safaris. But it can only be a matter of time before the traditional all-weather Toyota Hiace, popular among Kenyan operators, gets the same treatment.

GROWING MORE TREES The Kenyan Ministry of Environment and Forestry has launched an initiative to plant 1.8 billion trees and achieve 10 per cent forest cover in the country by 2022. The plan – under the banner ‘Panda miti, boresha maisha’ (‘Plant trees, improve life’) – aims to reverse the adverse effects of climate change. The International Tree Foundation has signalled its support with its own campaign to plant 20 million trees in and around Kenya’s highland forests, starting on Mount Kenya, by 2024. Local businesses are on board, too, with The Forest adventure centre, in collaboration with Kenya Forest and Wildlife Services, Kiambu County and the community, planting more than 30,000 trees over the past two and a half years around its site in the Aberdare Ranges. ecotourism project. Women from the village manage the site and provide guided tours of the mangroves, which are a vital coastal ecosystem, providing a sheltered breeding place for fish and assuring the future of the local fishing industry. Fishermen are among those who plant new mangrove seedlings each year to maintain the forest and mitigate the effects of climate change. Sustainable livelihoods such as beekeeping are also promoted within the forest.

GROWING CORAL Kenya’s coral reefs support the world’s most diverse ecosystem and are a huge tourist attraction; but, like other reefs around the world, they are under threat from global warming. Two state agencies, the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute and the Kenya Wildlife Service, have had a restoration project in place since 2012 that draws on support from coastal communities. Residents of Wasini Island, off south-east Kenya, have been replanting the surrounding reefs with corals raised in nurseries. The replanted coral reefs have grown quickly, making the area one of Kenya’s prime diving destinations and increasing fish stocks.

BATTERY-POWERED SAFARI VEHICLES For decades tourists have headed out on game drives in diesel-engine safari vehicles. In fact, there’s been no other option.

COFFEE SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES The vivid, bold flavours of Kenyan coffee are beloved of discerning drinkers and a visit to a plantation to taste the premium brews and discover the expert production procedures is high on many visitors’ wish-lists. Many of the country’s plantations, large and small, have adopted sustainable practices, eschewing the use of chemicals, to maintain yields over time and safeguard the health of the land for future generations. The Mutira Farmers’ Co-operative, a group of over 5,500 Kenyan smallholders, produces coffee certified by Rainforest Alliance for its environmental, social and economic sustainability.

RENEWABLE ENERGY Currently, 70 per cent of Kenya’s installed electricity capacity comes from green energy sources, with President Kenyatta wanting to make that 100 per cent by 2020. The hospitality industry is on board with recent achievements including the Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge becoming the country’s first hotel to be completely powered by solar energy. Many KAHC members have introduced eco-minded practices recognised by Ecotourism Kenya in its Gold, Silver and Bronze ratings (see the listings section within this guide). As part of its going-green mission, The Hub, in Karen, has announced plans to install enough rooftop solar panels to power the everyday needs of the entire shopping and entertainment mall.


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Guide to Nairobi

Capital gains – a stay in Nairobi reveals the heart of Kenya There was a time when few visitors lingered in Kenya’s fast-paced capital beyond a safari stopover or a whistle-stop business conference, but no longer. Not only is Nairobi filling up with five-star international hotels and super-stylish boutique options with a level of comfort it’s hard to part from, but tourists are finding that this fast-paced city has plenty of attractions to warrant a longer stay and that it reveals insights into the true heart of Kenya. Diversity and contrast abound here – what other city has an untrammelled, wildlife-packed wilderness just minutes from its urban jungle? – and even its developed districts all have distinct characters, from the round-the-clock party vibe of Westlands through the verdant tranquillity of Karen to the mansions of Gigiri. Wherever you are in the city you’ll pick up on its indomitable creative spirit. You’ll see it in the resilient and ingenious ways that people get by in the informal settlements such as Kibera and Mathare; in the city’s thriving arts, fashion and food scene; and in the establishment of a US$ 1 billion tech hub that has attracted major players such as IBM and Microsoft and socially minded start-ups. The culture of creativity and commercial enterprise is bringing worldly Kenyans from the diaspora back to the capital – along with plenty more tourists. Here’s our lowdown on this high-altitude (1,795 metres) city.

ANIMAL ADVENTURES Nairobi is not one of those modern capitals separated from the great wilderness that surrounds it. The city’s National Park is located just 7 km from its central business


district and provides the bizarre sight of lions, cheetahs, rhinos, zebras and giraffes – in fact, 95 per cent of Kenya’s wildlife species can be seen here – living wild in a landscape next to highways and silhouetted against skyscrapers. Be sure to get there early – actually, be sure to get everywhere early, Nairobi’s traffic has two speeds: slow and stop – as the animals are more active, and so visible, before the heat of the day kicks in. Nearby is the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which cares for orphaned elephants and black rhinos until they can be reintroduced into the wild. Watching the elephant calves being fed and rolling around in the mud baths is a fun, if messy, experience.

More animal conservation takes place at the Langata Giraffe Centre, which protects Rothschild’s giraffes. There are opportunities to feed these endangered animals and even to stay the night at the nearby manor, where a morning alarm call can take the shape of one of the six-metre-high creatures poking its head through your window.

FOOD FAVOURITES Kenya has an undeserved reputation for cuisine that caters almost exclusively to carnivores. Yes, you don’t have to look far to find somewhere selling nyama choma (barbecued meat), but the country has deep links with India and its vegetable-friendly dishes are popular. Nairobi especially has a thriving culinary scene that is committed to healthy eating and is internationally inspired as well as making use of fresh ingredients from Kenyan land and sea. Such is the capital’s fast-growing foodie culture that it is attracting leading global talent to run its kitchens. Whether you want sushi, salads, steaks or seafood, are looking for a luxury setting and impeccable service or prefer a relaxed meal in a leafy locale, Nairobi has it all.

ART Art runs deep in the traditional societies of Kenya, with tribes such as the Turkana, Samburu, Kuria and Maasai placing great significance on decoration. Such heritage art is readily available in Nairobi. Among a number of options, the Maasai market, a movable feast that sets up

at a different spot in the city each day, is good for jewellery, fabric and soapstone-carved items, while the all-women artisans of Kazuri Beads in Karen sell lovely hand-made jewellery and ceramics. However, the capital is also home to a growing number of contemporary artists – working across the media of painting, sculpture, film, photography and furniture – who pursue a more personal vision. These artists are ingenious and full of initiative, with many using what others would consider waste as the medium for their art. They include Alex Wainaina, who creates sculptures from repurposed scrap metal and exhibits at the Banana Hill Gallery in Nairobi, and the artists of Kitandela Hot Glass, just outside Nairobi National Park, who create amazing chandeliers, lamps, beads and full interiors from recycled glass. Many new artists have found studio and exhibition space as well as receptive audiences through Nairobi artist collectives such as Brush Tu, Kuona Arts Collective, the Nest Collective, Maasai Mbili and the GoDown Arts Centre. The latter’s headquarters in Nairobi’s industrial area is undergoing a US$ 20 million revamp – making it the first major complex for performing and visual arts built since Kenya’s independence – that will provide cutting-edge studio space for artists young and old as well as a landmark meeting place for the public.

GREEN SPACES If the urban rush and tumult get too much, there are plenty of serene and secure green spaces to escape to in the ‘Green City in the Sun’. Karura, Nairobi’s beautiful urban forest, is networked with trails to walk, run or cycle


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(you can hire trail bikes at two bike depots here) that lead you through bamboo forest, waterfalls, caves and many tributaries of the Nairobi River. The Nairobi Arboretum has provided a protected site for indigenous trees for more than a century and now is home to over 300 species. It’s a popular spot for picnics and it has attracted plenty of wildlife, with vervet monkeys, chameleons and a host of birds and butterflies calling it home. Uhuru Park provides a natural sanctuary on the fringes of the CBD and is a favourite retreat for city workers, offering fine views of downtown Nairobi.


If you’re after a bargain and a chance to soak up the manic entrepreneurial energy of Nairobi, head for one of its many street markets. Hone your haggling skills on Ngong Road, thronged with artisans selling everything from furniture and paintings to plant pots, then head for the fashion discounts at Toi Market, where clothes can be bought cheaply in bundles, or the labyrinthine Gikomba Market, where you’ll find the prices slashed even further.

NIGHTLIFE Non-stop Nairobi welcomes night owls, especially its Westlands district. Head for the bustling bars of Electric Avenue before checking out the club scene. Once the midnight hour approaches, the Black Diamond nightclub is a popular place with a sound system that plays mostly


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The Nairobi National Museum is a must for anyone wanting to get a feel for Kenya’s rich heritage. Pass the life-sized fibreglass model of Ahmed, the enormous elephant put under 24-hour armed guard by President Jomo Kenyatta during the 1980s poaching crisis, and you’ll find the museum’s permanent collection, which includes close to a 1,000 stuffed birds and dozens of stuffed mammals, allowing a close-up study of the country’s diverse wildlife. The Cradle of Humankind exhibition includes a collection of skulls thought to be the world’s earliest human fossils and the country’s multifarious tribes are represented in a room full of ethnological artefacts. _net / Sh

Kenyans love their malls, where they can shop, eat and play under one roof, and Nairobi has more of them than any other East African city. Among the biggest and best are Gigiri’s Village Market, with over 150 retail outlets as well as a cinema, a bowling alley and a water slide, and Two Rivers Mall, which has 200-plus stores and this year has added a ferris wheel. Smaller, but with a style all its own, is The Hub, in Karen, which has a food court piazza that looks especially striking lit up at night and even a planetarium.

Kenyan and African pop. Another good night is guaranteed at The Alchemist, which attracts some of the city’s best DJs as well as mixologists who know how to craft a good cocktail. There’s an outdoor lounge area if you need a break from the heat of the dance floor and the club even has its own (very good) food van if hunger strikes late into the night.


There’s no shortage of shopping options in Nairobi, whether you want to pick up a quintessentially Kenyan souvenir or the latest designer items. The leafy suburb of Karen is known for its charming boutiques. Here you’ll find Langata Link, a treasure trove of handmade Kenyan candles, jewellery and plenty of kanga fabric, and House of Treasure Emporium, filled with luxury interior decorations.

The Nairobi Gallery is housed in an attractive colonial building in the heart of the city – quite literally, it marks ‘Point Zero’ in the city where distances to all corners of the country were measured – and houses the Murumbi African Heritage Collection, a fascinating mixture of books, art, traditional clothing, fabrics and postage stamps amassed by a husband-and-wife team of avid collectors.

Brookside Dairy

A dairy products partner for KAHC members With over 26 years’ experience in the milk business, Brookside Dairy continues to delight the market with new product offerings suited for its diverse consumer segments. Through constant market needs research, the processor has stood out with its product innovations that are premised on quality, in order to meet the ever-changing needs of its customers.

202 QUALITY TESTS The quality chain for Brookside Dairy’s products begins at the farm-gates at Kenya’s pristine raw milk sheds, through to the processing house, and all the way to the product points of sale. A stringent quality standards management process ensures that more than 202 quality tests are undertaken along the entire value chain.

The company is a strategic partner of the Kenya Association of Hotelkeepers & Caterers (KAHC), with whom it signed a symbiotic business agreement that seeks to further enhance guest experience within the hospitality industry through supply of high quality products.

GUARANTEED RANGE OF PRODUCTS Through the partnership with KAHC, members are guaranteed supply of the widest range of products at the most competitive prices. Brookside’s distribution network traverses the East Africa region, thereby assuring customers of convenience whenever they place their orders. The strength of its operation model in the dairy value chain has seen Brookside adopt international quality management systems, including ISO standards on product quality, food safety, occupational health and safety, and the environment.

Brookside partners more than 200,000 farmers delivering milk to the processor each day - the largest raw milk supplier footprint in the East Africa region.

Quite significantly, all Brookside Dairy products bear the Diamond Mark of quality, a symbol of brand excellence.



No fewer than 27 quality standards approval stages, with a stateof-the-art manufacturing line at its Ruiru hub, ensure that only the best dairy products make it to the table. Brookside Dairy’s manufacturing plant, the largest in the region, has invested in the highly regarded bactofuge process, a world-acclaimed dairy quality standards unit. With the largest array of products in the region, a commitment to quality has been the main driver of Brookside’s business success, which enables the company to satisfy the needs and preferences of a broad spectrum of clientele across all consumer market segments.

The company also takes care of defined market segments, and this explains why its products are Halal certified. As the region’s leading dairy operator, Brookside Dairy is legal compliant in all its operational processes.

RESPONDING TO UNIQUE NEEDS Furthermore, innovations in product packaging also assure customers that the company is alive to their unique needs, and Brookside Dairy has a befitting product for just about everyone.

Brookside is committed to supporting KAHC in its endeavours to develop the hospitality industry through provision of products that guarantee quality to diverse customers. The company is also associated with Danone, a worldwide dairy brand, which further raises our benchmarking standards. Through its elaborate customer feedback system Brookside would like to hear from you. Do not hesitate to contact Brookside through: or SMS: 22323


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Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Kenya

A trio of landmark properties Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Kenya offers three superior and iconic properties in Nairobi, the Mount Kenya region and in the Masai Mara National Reserve.

FAIRMONT THE NORFOLK Fairmont The Norfolk offers guests a peaceful haven, whether they are visiting for business or making their way to or from a safari adventure. Since its opening in 1904, this tranquil and luxurious gem in the very heart of Nairobi has remained a celebrated and commended landmark. The hotel boasts 27 beautifully appointed and spacious suites and 143 rooms set around tranquil, tropical gardens, a heated outdoor swimming pool and a modern health club with a fitness centre and indulgent spa facilities.

FAIRMONT MARA SAFARI CLUB Fairmont Mara Safari Club is tucked away in the north-west corner of the Masai Mara National Reserve. 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. There are 51 luxuriously furnished tents with four-poster beds and en-suite facilities. Each has a spacious private deck overlooking the river, allowing guests to view crocodiles and hippos.

At a glance Three landmark properties in key locations Global reputation from upmarket brand World-class cuisine in all three properties

FAIRMONT MOUNT KENYA SAFARI CLUB Nestled in the lush foothills of Mount Kenya, and with a history as rich and evocative as the surrounding landscape, the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club offers a snapshot of Africa from a bygone era. Originally the retreat of Hollywood movie star and Club founder William Holden, the property’s illustrious former members have included Sir Winston Churchill and Bing Crosby. The property is spread over 100 acres of manicured lawns, tranquil streams and landscaped gardens with spectacular views of Mount Kenya in the distance and direct access to Mount Kenya National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its guest rooms, suites and cottages reflect the original colonial charm of the residence, complete with modern-day amenities, including its own nine-hole golf course. The hotel’s new fine dining Colobus Grill opened in 2019 and joins the acclaimed Tusks restaurant.


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Sarova Hotels

Kenya’s iconic brand Sarova Hotels & Resorts is one of Kenya’s best-known and well-respected brands. Its properties are not only situated in the most convenient locations but also represent the pinnacle of luxuriously appointed accommodation in the region. The ultimate standard in design, comfort, facilities, food and leisure come together to create a blend of quality and opulence, rarely seen at any five-star hotel in the region. There are numerous options available to enhance the level of service that guests receive, including impeccable cuisine and dining facilities, family vacation spots, blissful weddings and honeymoon vacations, meetings and events travel, thrilling safari experiences and well-appointed guest rooms – all of which guarantees an unforgettable visit to Kenya. There are a total of nine properties in the group’s portfolio providing a compelling mix of city centre hotels, an oceanfront resort as well as camps and lodges. Named after the adventurer Henry Morton Stanley and situated in Nairobi’s CBD, the iconic Sarova Stanley is

the group’s flagship property. Guest rooms at Sarova Stanley offer a blend of Victorian elegance and comfort. Antique furnishings and restored period details abound here. The hotel’s exceptional suites are the last word in comfort, warmth and elegance.

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Elsewhere in Nairobi, there is the 162-room Sarova Panafric, which is being upgraded with a new executive lounge, new food and beverage outlets and a health club and spa.

City, beach and safari experiences.


WW1 site visits and excursions in Taita.

On the coast, the Sarova Whitesands stands out as a beacon of excellence and is located on one of Kenya’s finest beaches and where the popular Makutano Conference Hall has just been upgraded. Guests can choose from three themed restaurants, two bars, plus the Cocos Beach Bar, overlooking the Indian Ocean. There are five outdoor swimming pools (one with a water slide) plus animation activities, beach soccer/volleyball. There are excursions to local places of interest.

Excursions to sites of interest in Nakuru.

The most recent addition to the group, the Sarova Woodlands Hotel & Spa, is located just outside the growing town of Nakuru. The property has brought a new level of sophistication to Nakuru. All rooms at Sarova Woodlands are en-suite and feature contemporary guest facilities and services. To complete the impressive portfolio, there are four game lodges and a camp. The Sarova Taita Hills, Sarova Salt Lick, Sarova Shaba and Sarova Lion Hill as well as the 75-tent Sarova Mara Game Camp all offer guests the same quality of service and attention to detail as the group’s other properties – only in a game park setting.


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Enashipai Resort & Spa

Naivasha’s premier getaway At a glance Located within the splendour of the Great Rift Valley and by the shores of Lake Naivasha this three-time World Travel Awards winner is one hour from Nairobi. As the only five-star property in Navaisha with lush gardens, indulgently spacious accommodation, a luxurious world class spa and the state-of-the-art Entumo Conference Centre, it is easy to see why people keep choosing to return to Enashipai.

ACCOMMODATION: A total of 135 rooms split as follows: • 16 one-bedroom executive/honeymoon suites • 40 Fountain executive rooms • 47 Garden executive rooms • 32 Villa executive rooms

ROOMS & AMENITIES: All rooms are spacious and comfortable, offering sweeping views of the surrounding hills or the lush tropical gardens. Amenities include high-speed Internet, minibars and flat-screen TVs with premium entertainment channels.

CONFERENCING: Entumo Conference Centre - lavishly furnished and technologically advanced, versatile, professional and state-of-the-art - the space is suitable for international conventions, large corporate functions or intimate private events. All meeting rooms can be combined to create a lavish ballroom that can accommodate up to 500 people with room for an additional 140 in the adjacent foyers and corridors.

SIYARA SPA: ‘Siyara’ is a Swahili word meaning ‘nature’. Whether you have time for a full day of rejuvenation or just a few hours to refresh, Siyara’s holistic selection of spa experiences in sensational surroundings promises complete wellbeing.


5 Star property by the shores of Lake Naivasha

Perfect conference The Senteu Restaurant introduces Kenyan and international cuisine using Sensational spa only the freshest and finest ingredients; masterful chefs offer a variety of food selections suitable for every discerning palate. Experience the very best of Kenyan coffee at the Coffee Lounge – an à la carte restaurant offering a warm, cozy atmosphere.


For drinks, guests have a chance of two bars and a nightclub. Whether you’re into a quiet sundowner cocktail or a full night out dancing, Enashipai doesn’t disappoint.

MAA MUSEUM: Guests can quench their curiosity about the Maasai culture visiting the first privately registered museum in Kenya and see what renowned curators have spent the last ten years putting together. Gems, artefacts and stories that will blow you away.

ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT: The Wave Nightclub, which includes a video DJ wall made up of 25 giant televisions, puts on a variety of entertaining theme nights that add a touch of interest only found at Enashipai. Other activities include paved biking routes, swim and gym, bird watching, children’s playground, boat safari, team building and excursions around Naivasha.


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Sopa Lodges

Hand-picked wildlife locations with panoramic views Sopa Lodges fit seamlessly within the wilderness of Kenya and Tanzania’s most beautiful national parks. Since 1986 Sopa Lodges has built a portfolio of properties individually designed to complement and blend in with their magnificent surroundings in Kenya’s most beautiful parks. Each lodge is positioned to afford unspoilt views of the wilderness and its abundant wildlife while offering an ambience steeped in the cultures and traditions of the area.

LAKE NAKURU SOPA LODGE Located on a range of hills that form the western limits of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, this lodge offers spectacular views over Lake Nakuru. The soda lake is known for its thousands of bird species and the surrounding national park gives sanctuary to growing numbers of endangered black rhino among its prodigious wildlife.


At a glance Five properties in Kenya and three in Tanzania Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort to host the 2020 World Rally Championship All lodges offer wonderful wildlife viewing opportunities.

Located on the southern shore of Lake Naivasha, this elegant resort is known for its spacious cottages, wide variety of cuisine and magnificent views. Sharing the site are resident giraffes, waterbucks and both vervet and colobus monkeys. In addition, the expansive lawns of the resort are a draw for hippos, who leave the lake each night to feed here. The family-friendly resort has a spectacular swimming pool with its own bar, snack kitchen and pizzeria.


Guests can enjoy this birdwatchers’ and wildlife lovers’ paradise while making the most of the gorgeous features of the lodge – winner of the ‘global luxury wilderness lodge’ award in the 2018 World Luxury Hotel Awards. Features include spacious, well-appointed rooms, a fine restaurant and a beautiful outdoor pool, all with views to die for.

Located high on the slopes of the Oloolaimutia Hills, this was one of the first safari lodges to be built in the Masai Mara National Reserve, one of Africa’s best-known safari destinations, renowned for its abundance of lions, the Great Wildebeest Migration and the Maasai people. The lodge’s huts, inspired by traditional African designs and intended to complement the environment, line the hills and have at their centre a wonderful swimming pool.



Set in 200 acres of private land in the southern foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, this lodge offers 83 well-appointed rooms and unique dining together with views of the snowcapped peaks of Africa’s highest mountain. The wooded site is inspired by the traditional architecture of the native Maasai people. It is just a 20-minute drive from Amboseli National Park, which offers sightings of the Big Five and is famously the best place in Africa to get close to freeranging elephants. For those who want to make a day of visiting the park, the lodge has a tented luncheon and bar venue within a five-minute drive of the park gate.

This is the only lodge in the Samburu National Reserve with an on-site waterhole. It provides opportunities to view game without interruption from the comfort of your veranda or from the open-air restaurant. Wildlife here includes large herds of elephants and prides of lions and leopards; but the reserve is also known for its ‘Special Five’: Grévy’s zebra, long-knocked gerenuk, reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich and bees oryx. The 60 bedrooms are built to resemble the manyattas of the Samburu tribe, who are cousins of the Maasai and who make up the majority of staff at the lodge.


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Boma International Hospitality College (BIHC)

Swiss-style study The Boma International Hospitality College (BIHC), in partnership with the Business & Hotel Management School (BHMS) in Switzerland, aims to nurture interest in the hospitality industry. BIHC has developed a state-of-the-art study programme designed to prepare students towards demanding and rewarding careers. The curriculum maintains a strong emphasis on the Swiss tradition of balancing theories with immediate practical applications within the key and most central operating areas, namely the food and beverage and rooms division departments of the Boma Hotel Complex, as part of the Applied Hotel Operations module. Beyond the theory and practical applications at the College and at Boma Hotels, programmes include periods of externships at leading international and local hospitality brands, during which students are expected to demonstrate their skills, knowledge and attitudes under the direct monitoring of professionals who will do their best in providing guidance for their professional benefit. The range of courses offered by BIHC continues to expand to match the growing needs of the hospitality industry. These are ingeniously designed to prepare students for various positions in the hospitality industry globally, with diploma and certificate courses intakes conducted in January, May and September. A professional hospitality development programme sets out to train and re-train professionals across various departments of the hospitality industry through tailormade programmes and short courses in front office operations, food and beverage service techniques, professional chefs’ courses and housekeeping and laundry operations, among others. The College is fully equipped with modern training kitchens, training restaurants and bars and has access to all front and back-of-the house facilities of The Boma Hotels, including front office, housekeeping, spa and health club areas. It also has classrooms equipped with latest audio-visual equipment, labs and a computer centre. All students have online access to Internet, intranet and campus-wide wireless connection.

FULL-TIME COURSES • Swiss Diploma in Hotel Management • Swiss Diploma in Culinary Arts

OTHER COURSES • Short Course in International Cookery • Short Course in Pastry and Bakery


At a glance

Designed for applicants with a desire to refresh their hospitality knowledge in the fields below. The short courses cover a total of 40 hours divided into two levels: Basics and Advanced

Programme balances theory with externships at leading hospitality brands

• Events Management • Restaurant Operations and Management • Food & Beverage Service Techniques • Wine and Bar Knowledge – Sommelier course • Spa and Wellness Centre Management • Front Office and Concierge Operations • Hospitality Property Management Systems (PMS) Operations • Housekeeping and Laundry Operations • Professional Chefs Course • Advanced Pastry and Bakery

Professional development programmes and international internships

Full-time and short courses

IMPROVING CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE At BIHC, we have identified a gap in the corporate world, across various industries and sectors in effective customer service. Thus, we have set out to satisfy that need for businesses to improve their bottom-line by enhancing their customers’ experience through conducting custommade programmes that are tailored to meet the specific client needs in that particular industry. These courses may take place at the client’s business premises or at The Boma Hotel complex, in Nairobi.


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Hilton Garden Inn

The Airport Hotel The Hilton Garden Inn is a welcoming oasis conveniently located just 5km from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Guests can take advantage of a complimentary airport shuttle, available for pick up and drop off and every half hour upon request. The contemporary and well-decorated Hilton Garden Inn provides a relaxing getaway and perfect business base. Choose one of the 175 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites including complimentary WiFi, a well-lit work area, mini-refrigerator and 40-inch flatscreen TV with Freeview channels. Start each morning with a hearty breakfast at the Great American Grill where lunch and dinner is also served


Excellent location on Mombasa Road, adjacent to the airport Free WiFi throughout, Heated rooftop infinity pool and fitness centre Complimentary airport shuttle

service available upon request or grab a quick and tasty snack at the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry. Alternatively, unwind with evening room service. Spend the afternoon enjoying spectacular views from the 20-metre roof-top infinity pool and fitness centre. The hotel is ideal for small meetings and seminars with a range of rooms for up to 60 attendees in classroom style or 120 in theatre/reception configurations.

The Flying Doctors Society of Africa

A life-saving service The Flying Doctors Society of Africa (FDSA) is a charitable organisation established in 1971 to raise funds through the sale of memberships and various fundraising events to enhance medical outreach and access to medical emergency services through its networks. It offers membership subscription – temporary and annual – covering the whole of East Africa. Each member of the society is entitled to free evacuation to a medical facility in Nairobi in the event of a lifethreatening medical emergency.

Research shows that each year between 50,000 and 100,000 women of childbearing age worldwide are affected by this devastating condition. FDSA offers crucial support to the community by providing free surgical operations to these women, and build medical capacity through training medical specialists and community health workers.

Once the year’s medical services have been funded, all the remaining membership money is used to support the society’s obstetric fistula programme.

Donations are invited to allow the society to help women currently living with obstetric fistula. To donate, visit

Maanzoni Lodge

Near to Nairobi yet close to nature The 360-room Maanzoni Lodge is set on a picturesque 10,000-acre ranch where zebra, giraffe and wildebeest roam – yet it is only a 40 minutes’ drive from the capital. The lodge has 13 conference and meeting rooms making it the biggest conference and events destination in East Africa with complete business support service, an integrated conference planning team plus grounds for team building activities. Guests can enjoy organised nature walks in the surrounding savannah and hills. Along with room to roam, the native gardens and extensive events space make the lodge an ideal wedding venue.

All guests can explore the huge range of attractions – two outdoor swimming pools plus volleyball, table tennis and football. Each Monday the pool courtyard is host to a barbecue for guest and there are plenty more dining options here, from fast food to a la carte, with a wide range of cuisine from the hotel’s two restaurants. The bar offers an excellent way to unwind with plenty of cocktails, wines, beer and spirits. All rooms come with free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and 24-hour room service and most offer views across the surrounding landscapes.





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




Some of the hotels, lodges and camps listed in this guide have official eco-ratings from Ecotourism Kenya with an appropriate symbol to denote the property’s exact eco-classification. These properties are recognised for best practices in environmental conservation, sustainable resource utilisation and socio-economic investment. Properties are rated gold, silver or bronze.

Visit the Ecotourism Kenya website for more information:


Silver eco-rating demonstrates a move towards excellence; awarded to facilities that show innovations in responsible resource use, environmental conservation and socio-economic investment.



Ecotourism Kenya members are also given the appropriate logo to denote that the owners of these properties subscribe to the general environmental aims and objectives of the association, but may not have an official eco-rating yet.

Gold eco-rating is an indicator that a facility has achieved superior and replicable levels of excellence in responsible resource use, environmental conservation and socioeconomic investments.

Bronze eco-rating is the entry level and demonstrates a facility’s awareness and commitment to environmental conservation, responsible resource use and socioeconomic investment.

ECOTOURISM KENYA MEMBERS Members of Ecotourism Kenya properties subscribe to the general environmental aims and objectives of the association.

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KAHC Members Index 49 Boma Inn Eldoret . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Boma Inn Nairobi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Boma International Hospitality College . . . . . 71 Blue Post Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .




City Lodge By Two Rivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Crowne Plaza Nairobi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

57 Diani Sea Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Doubletree by Hilton, Nairobi Hurlingham . 50 Driftwood Beach Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Diani Sea Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Aberdare Country Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Acacia Premier Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ACK Guesthouse Mombasa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alliance Naro Moru River Lodge . . . . . . . . . . Amani Tiwi Beach Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . Amboseli Sopa Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp . . Angama Mara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ashnil Aruba Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ashnil Mara Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ashnil Samburu Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Azul Margarita Beach Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Bamburi Beach Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baobab Beach Resort & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Basecamp Masai Mara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Eastland Hotel Nairobi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Eden Village Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eka Hotel Nairobi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elewana AfroChic Diani Beach Hotel . . . . . . Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp . . . . . . . . . . Elewana Elsa’s Kopje Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elewana Lewa Safari Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp . . . . . . . . . . . Elewana Sand River Masai Mara . . . . . . . . . . . Elewana Tortilis Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Enashipai Resort & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Entim Camp Mara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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50 Fairmont The Norfolk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Fairview Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club . . . . . . . .


51 Golf Hotel Kakamega . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Governors’ Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort . . . . . 63 Gelian Hotel Machakos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

D 67 Airport Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

68 Four Points By Sheraton Airport Hotel . . . . . 51 Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham 51 Finch Hattons Luxury Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Hemingways Nairobi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

69 58 Hillpark Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Hilton Garden Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Hilton Nairobi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Hospitality (K) Consult . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Hotel Royal Orchid Azure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Hemingways Ol Seki Mara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hemingways Watamu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


69 52 International Hotel and Tourism Institute (IHTI) 71 Ilkeliani Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

InterContinental Nairobi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Resort . . . . Jacaranda Lake Elementaita Lodge . . . . . . . Jacaranda Nairobi Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Karen Blixen Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Karen Country Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Keekorok Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Neptune Village Beach Resort & Spa . . . . . .

72 Kiboko Luxury Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Kicheche Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Kilili Baharini Resort & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

North Coast Beach Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Ol Donyo Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Centre (KICC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Laico Regency Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . Lake Naivasha Country Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lake Nakuru Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Larsens Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leisure Lodge Beach & Golf Resort . . . . . . . Leopard Beach Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leopard Point Beach Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Maanzoni Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mara Engai Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mara Intrepids Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mara Leisure Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mara Safari Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mara Serena Safari Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mara Simba Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Masai Mara Sopa Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Medina Palms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Merica Hotel Nakuru . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mnarani Club & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Moffat Court Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mรถvenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi . . . . Mpata Safari Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Msambweni Beach House & Private Villas . . Muthaiga Country Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Nairobi Safari Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nairobi Serena Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Naivasha Kongoni Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NAS Airport Services (NAS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Neptune Beach Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Neptune Paradise Beach Resort & Spa . . . .



Ocean Beach Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olare Mara Kempinski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ole-Sereni . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Ol Tukai Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olumara Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Park Inn by Radisson Nairobi Westlands . . . Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . Plaza Beach Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PrideInn Hotel Lantana Suites . . . . . . . . . . . . PrideInn Hotel Mombasa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PrideInn Hotel Raphta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PrideInn Hotel Westlands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Serian Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Radisson Blu Hotel and Residence . . . . . . . . . 54

54 60 Rhino Watch Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill . . . . .

Reef Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


54 65 Samburu Intrepids Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Samburu Sopa Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Sanctuary Olonana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Sankara Nairobi, Autograph Collection . . . . . 54 Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Sarova Mara Game Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Sarova Panafric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Sarova Shaba Game Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Sarova Stanley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa . . . . 61 Sarova Woodlands Hotel & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Saruni Samburu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Safari Park Hotel & Casino . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Serena Mountain Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Severin Safari Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort, Conference Centre & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Serena Beach Resort & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Severin Sea Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Southern Palms Beach Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sovereign Suites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sun Africa Beach Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Surfside Villas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sweetwaters Serena Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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72 Tea Tot Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 The Ark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 The Boma Nairobi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 The Carnivore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 The Clarion Hotel, Nairobi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 The Maji Beach Boutique Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 The ONE Watamu Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 The Panari Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 The Panari Resort Nyahururu . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Tin Tin Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Tipilikwani Mara Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Town Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Trademark Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Travellers Beach Hotel & Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Tribe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Turtle Bay Beach Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Tamarind Mombasa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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56 Voi Wildlife Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Voyager Beach Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Voyager Ziwani Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi . . . . . . . . . . . . .


56 Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club . . . . . . . . 56 Weston Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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67 AIRPORT HOTEL Off Mombasa Road, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)701 676767; +254 (0)756 556767 Email:

Location: Nairobi 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.

Additional facilities: Pool, free Wi-Fi, laundry services, conference facilities, airport transfers, rooftop lounge.


ABERDARE COUNTRY CLUB 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:;

Location: Mweiga Hill in the Aberdare Highlands The Aberdare Country Club was originally called The Steep, the home of an English couple who settled in Kenya. Almost 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: Conference facilities, business centre, gift shop, health club, horse riding, nine-hole golf course, safari drives, steam and sauna bath.




Achieng’ Oneka Road, Kisumu Tel: +254 (0)709 850000 Email:

PO Box 42-01000, Thika Wireless: +245 (0)67 222 2241 Cell: +254 (0)721 578 245; 725 999 538; 772 597 244 Email:; Facebook: Blue Post Hotel –Thika

Location: Kisumu 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. The vibrant Buzz Bar has signature cocktails and mouth-watering appetizers while The Barista Coffee Lounge offers an international range of fresh brews as well as delicious pastries.

Additional facilities: Fitness centre, pool, spa, free Wi-Fi, laundry services, banquet room, conference facilities, business centre, disabled-friendly rooms, ballroom.


Location: Along Thika-Muranga Highway, 45 km from Nairobi ­ 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: Coffee shop, parking, animal park, nature walks, museum, shop, horse riding, rafting, weekend live entertainment.


BOMA INN ELDORET PO Box 9208-30100, Eldoret Tel: +254 (0)719 025 0000/502/503/504/505 Cell: +254 (0)719 050 000 Email:

Location: Elgon View, Off Ramogi Drive 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. 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.

Additional facilities: Gift shop, business centre, concierge, airport transfers, taxi services, parking, laundry, currency exchange, luggage storage, conference facilities, Zoezi health club and spa.


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BOMA INN NAIROBI PO Box 26601-00100 Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 390 4000 Cell: +254 (0)719 050 000 Email:

Location: Bellevue, off Mombasa Road The Boma Inn Nairobi is a budget hotel which opened in 2008. The hotel features 59 cosy rooms. The conference centre offers a number of meeting rooms in different, flexible set-ups. Conveniently located 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: Complimentary Wi-Fi, full health club, hair salon, on-site bank with ATM services, conferencing facilities, 24-hour room service.

CITY LODGE BY TWO RIVERS Off Limuru Road at Runda, Two Rivers Mall Tel: +254 (0)709 264000 Email:

Location: Nairobi This four-star luxury hotel is located at the brand-new Two Rivers Mall, the biggest mixed-use and development mall in East and Central Africa, at Runda on the outskirts of Nairobi. The hotel is just 20 minutes’ drive from the city’s Wilson Airport and provides an airport shuttle service. Each of its soundproof, spacious 171 rooms comes complete with a work station, air conditioning, television with M-Net and selected DStv channels and Wi-Fi. For business guests, the hotel offers two boardrooms which eat seat up to 20 people as well as two eight-seater meeting rooms. Fitness options include a gym and outdoor pool.

Additional facilities: The River Cafe, Sundowner Bar, free parking.


EASTLAND HOTEL NAIROBI Ring Road, Kilimani, Nairobi Tel: +254 203 861 001 / 2 / 3 Email:

Just 4.5 km from the centre of Nairobi and 21 km from the airport, Eastland Hotel is a convenient and comfortable city hotel. Its 140 double rooms, including one executive suite, all come with wi-fi, a satellite TV and an en-suite shower. Guests are spoiled for facilities with business travellers able to take advantage of four meeting rooms, three conference rooms and one board room, all equipped with state-of-the-art technologies. The family-friendly hotel also has a spa, a gym, table tennis and three restaurants, offering Chinese, Western and local cuisines.




EKA HOTEL NAIROBI PO Box 27695-00506, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)719 045 000; (0)732 105 000 Fax: +254 (0)732 105 575 Email:

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: Free Wi-Fi access, gym, swimming pool, gift shop, babysitting, free parking, guest transport service, 24-hour coffee shop, bar deck, wellness centre and breastfeeding room.


CROWNE PLAZA NAIROBI PO Box 25574-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 274 6000 Cell: +254 (0)719 096 000/1 Fax: +254 (0)20 274 6100 Email:;

Location: Upper Hill, Nairobi On a calm street in Nairobi’s leading financial district is Crowne Plaza Nairobi, a five-star business hotel situated in sought after Upper Hill. Our business guests will appreciate the hotel’s conferencing facilities and being close to some of the world’s top multinationals, diplomatic missions and hospitals. We are also only 25 minutes from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Leisure travellers will enjoy our award-winning restaurants and bars and proximity to other Nairobi landmarks.

Additional facilities: Business centre, health club, shop, salon, bank, Wi-Fi, parking.


DOUBLETREE BY HILTON, NAIROBI HURLINGHAM Ngong Lane, off Ngong Road, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)736 600 002; (0)709 090 000 Email:

Location: Hurlingham, Nairobi DoubleTree is located close to the Nairobi Central Business District as well as Nairobi National Park and the Giraffe Centre. Stay with us and enjoy this quiet area near Hurlingham offices and attractions plus a DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie. Our guest rooms feature complimentary WiFi, HDTVs, mini-refrigerators and coffeemakers. For meetings and events, we provide 350 square metres of indoor and outdoor space for up to 400 people. Explore the area near our hotel, including Prestige Plaza, Yaya Centre, The Junction Mall, The Karen Blixen Museum and the bomas of Kenya.

Additional facilities: Atrium Brasserie, conference facilities, gym, swimming pool, gift shop, parking and Wi-Fi.




Moi South Lake Road, Naivasha Tel: +254 (0)51 213 0000 Cell: +254 (0)719 051 000 Email:

PO Box 35, Nanyuki Tel: +254 (0)62 203 1300/15 Fax: +254 (0)20 221 6796 Email:

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-year-round 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,

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

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



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Harry Thuku Road, PO Box 40064-00100 (GPO), Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 226 5000 Fax: +254 (0)20 221 6796 Email:

Bishop’s Road, PO Box 40842-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 288 1000 Cell: +254 (0)720 604 429 Email:

Location: Nairobi A landmark in Nairobi since opening its doors in 1904, The Norfolk (now named Fairmont The Norfolk) has welcomed royalty, statesmen and stars alike and today the hotel continues to provide a sophisticated respite from the bustle of the city’s downtown business district. From luxurious rooms to sumptuous dining options and from conference facilities to a revitalising health club, Fairmont The Norfolk is fully equipped for any stay.

Location: Upper Hill, Nairobi The Fairview – ‘the country hotel in town’ – is set in five acres of landscaped gardens, five minutes from downtown Nairobi. Owned and managed since 1946 by one family, it was bought by City Lodge Group of Hotels, South Africa in 2014.

Additional facilities: Parking, travel agent, shop, four restaurants, business centre, Wi-Fi, sundowner bar, gym, swimming pool and beauty parlour.

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

FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON AIRPORT HOTEL 9042/1044 Tower Avenue, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi Tel: +254 709 760000 Email:

Location: Nairobi Get what you are looking for with the style and service you desire. The hotel is situated five minutes’ drive from the JKIA terminals, facing the Nairobi National Park and just 30 minutes from the CBD. The hotel has 172 guest rooms offering all the modern amenities and comfort for a great stay. Dining options include our round-the-clock restaurant Marketplace and the Tazama Rooftop Bar and Grill, where you can sample global grilled dishes paired with our signature Best Brews craft beer. We also have a 24-hour Business Lounge, heated rooftop swimming pool and fully equipped fitness centre.

Additional facilities: Personalised airport transfers, spa, five event rooms for business meetings.







Mwatu Wa Ngoma Street, PO Box 2750 – 90100, Machakos Tel: +254 (0)710 551 611 /; +254 (0)736 180 561 Email:

PO Box 118-50100, Kakamega Tel: +254 (0)728 833 974; +254 (0)731 338 705 Fax: +254 (0)56 30 155 Email: Website:

PO Box 146 - 00502, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)711 032 000 Email:

Location: Machakos

Location: Along Khasakhala Road, Milimani area

The Gelian Hotel, the only premier hotel in Machakos, is elegantly designed and exudes comfort, style and class. Its 89 rooms, including two executive suites, six ambassadorial suites, 43 superior and 38 deluxe rooms, are all spacious and stylish. The hotel has a panoramic view of Machakos County and the surrounding mountain range. Guests can enjoy the hotel spa, pool and the underground club, which hosts performances by local artists and networking events. Business guests have five conference halls and two executive boardrooms.

Additional facilities: High speed Wi-Fi, pool-side cafe, restaurant, bakery.


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.

Additional facilities: Outside catering, photo shoots, wedding reception, football, volleyball, secure parking, Wi-Fi, swimming pool, conference halls.


FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON NAIROBI HURLINGHAM Argwings Kodhek Road, Hurlingham, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 292 7000/1/2/3 Cell: +254 (0)719 078 000; (0)722 292 700 Fax: +254 (0)20 292 7005 Email:

Location: Nairobi Four points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham offers exceptional hospitality and comfort for business and leisure travellers. Each of our 96 guest rooms and suites has everything you need for a great stay. Admire picturesque city views through sound proof windows and get a good night’s sleep in a Four Points signature bed

Additional facilities: Technogym, heated rooftop pool, restaurants, bar, lounge, cafe, four function rooms, high-speed Wi-Fi, audiovisual technology and concierge services.


Location: Mbagathi Ridge, off Karen Road, Karen Hemingways Nairobi, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is a luxury boutique hotel in Nairobi’s Karen residential area. Located just 14 km from the city and 30 minutes from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, 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: Conference suite, spa and beauty salon, private butler service.


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Lower Hill, PO Box 46037-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 272 4312/3/5 Fax: +254 (0)20 271 6768 Email:

Nairobi Airport; PO Box 25407-00603 Tel: +254 20 4075000 Fax: +254 20 4075001

PO Box 30624-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 279 0000; 228 8000 Fax: +254 (0)20 225 0099; 222 6477 Email:

Location: Upper Hill, Nairobi Discreetly tucked away in Nairobi’s Upper Hill, next to the NTSA building, the HillPark Hotel is sure to appeal to visitors who enjoy the quiet comfort of a country home. The HillPark Hotel is conveniently located only a six-minute drive from the city centre and 10 minutes from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Additional facilities: Business centre, beauty salon, room service, state-of-the-art health and fitness centre.


Location: Nairobi This relaxing getaway in Nairobi is only minutes from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Mombasa Road. Its 175 air conditioned rooms are all immaculately decorated and include complimentary Wi-Fi, a well-lit work area, mini-refrigerator and flat-screen TV with Freeview channels. There is also the opportunity to freshen your suitcase between beach and safari with our guest laundry facilities.

Additional facilities: Free Wi-Fi, Pavilion Pantry, heated rooftop infinity pool, fitness centre with cardio and weights; complimentary airport shuttle service, laptop-sized safe and mini-refrigerator.




PO Box 30353- 00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 320 0000 Fax: +254 (0)20 320 0030 Email:; www.

Woodvale Close, Waiyaki Way, PO Box 14287-00800, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)711 089000 Email:

Location: City Hall Way, Nairobi A haven in the city, InterContinental Nairobi is ideally located for business just 16 kilometres from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and a two-minute walk from the government hub. Business travellers can also make use of its 11 meeting rooms. Dining options include an award-winning Indian restaurant and a poolside diner with refreshments also available at the coffee shop and bar. Its 326 en-suite rooms are air-conditioned with views of the city centre.

Additional facilities: The Club InterContinental, The Terrace restaurant, Bhandini Indian restaurant, Plantation Café, Makuti Bar, heated outdoor swimming pool, parking, gift shop, 24-hour ATM.


Location: Westlands, Nairobi The Jacaranda Nairobi Hotel is ideally located in the heart of Westlands, traditionally Nairobi’s social and entertainment hub. Nestling in four acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds, surrounded by towering jacaranda trees, the hotel offers an oasis of calm and tranquillity amid the bustle of a thriving metropolitan city.

Additional facilities: Fully equipped gym, spa, pool, eight conference venues, Wi-Fi, beauty salon, a selection of restaurants and bars, complimentary car parking for guests, taxi and shuttle services, porter service, 24-hour in-room dining.


Location: Nairobi CBD, five minutes from KICC 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: Electronic safes, free Wi-Fi in public areas, 24-hour room service, business centre, executive lounge, shuttle bus service.


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:

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.


HOTEL ROYAL ORCHID AZURE Lantana Road, Westlands, PO Box 13760-00800 Tel: +254 (0) 773 035 395; +254 (0)716 079 305 Email:

Location: Westlands The spacious Hotel Royal Orchid Azure is one of Nairobi’s newest five-star properties in the popular Westlands district. It has 165 well appointed rooms available in six variations, from standard rooms to presidential suites. 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.

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


LAKE NAIVASHA COUNTRY CLUB South Lake Road, Plot no. LR 679/698, Moi, Naivasha, PO Box 102124-00101, Nairobi Tel: + 254 (0)703 048 200 Fax: +254 (0)703 048 032 Email:

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



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PO Box 611 – 00204, Athi River Tel: +254 (0) 20 2699600/1/2 Cell: +254 (0) 705 640 275, 797 481 682/3 Email:

Kenyatta Avenue, Nakuru Tel: +254 20 316 696 Email:

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 10,000 acre ranch with game such as zebra, giraffe and eland.

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.

Mkungu Close, Westlands, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0) 709 548 000 Email:

Location: Our five-star upscale hotel with 276 spacious rooms is situated in the popular Westlands district and is the perfect base to explore Kenya’s capital while staying for business or leisure. Dine in the spectacular 360-degree revolving restaurant, chill out in the pool, relax in the spa or work out in gym. More than a dozen modern meeting rooms, a pillarless ballroom and a large exhibition hall make this a fantastic destination for conferences and events in Nairobi.

Additional facilities: Spa and health club, three top-class restaurants and panoramic views.

Additional facilities: Fahari Restaurant, meetings and conference halls, team building, swimming pools, weddings, gala dinners.







Kenyatta Ave, PO Box 46302-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 282 2000, 313 800 Fax: +254 (0)20 272 5184 Email:

PO Box 18187-00500, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 390 1000; 503 6000 Cell: +254 (0)720 143 502 Email:

Location: Central Nairobi

Location: 12 km from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

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.

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.

NAIROBI SAFARI CLUB PO Box 43564-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 282 1000 Cell: +254 (0)722 209 842; 722 208 782; 733 251 333/4 Email:;

Location: Nairobi’s central business district, 18 km from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The hotel, known for its unique design is located at the junction of Koinange Street and University Way. Nairobi Safari Club offers spacious accommodation and is equipped with contemporary conference facilities. It is also within easy reach of all the major shopping malls and tourist attractions in and around the city of Nairobi.

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


PARK INN BY RADISSON NAIROBI WESTLANDS Waiyaki Way, PO Box 14409 Westlands Tel: +254 709 498 000

Location: Westlands, Nairobi This newly built hotel is only 5 km from Nairobi city centre within a major commercial and economic district. Its 140 rooms house guests in comfort, and you can enjoy all-day dining at the in-house restaurant and terrace bar or relax with friends at the rooftop lounge bar, which offers amazing views of the city.

Additional facilities: Conference facilities, fitness facilities, rooftop swimming pool, restaurant and terrace bar, rooftop lounge bar, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, airport transfers.

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




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PRIDEINN HOTEL LANTANA SUITES PO Box 66969-00200, East Church Road, Westlands Tel: +254 (0)709 532 000 Email:

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 one-bedroom 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.

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


PRIDEINN HOTEL RAPHTA Raphta Road, PO Box 66969-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)709 532 000 Email:

Location: Westlands, Nairobi 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 highspeed Wi-Fi.

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




Westlands Road PO Box 66969-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)709 532 000 Email:

Arboretum area 254, Nairobi Tel: +254 709 031 000 Email:

Location: Westlands, 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.

Additional facilities: Free parking, room service, shuttle bus service, 11 conference facilities with rooms for between 10 and 1,500 people.





PO Box 21695-00100, City Square Tel: +254 (0)709 810 000 Email:

Thika Road, 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:

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

Location: Opp. Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani

Location: Westlands, Nairobi

Location: Nairobi 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: 14 meeting rooms including ballroom.



Safari Park Hotel & Casino is a five-star hotel offering world-class 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 speciality 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, free parking, jogging track, tennis, squash.


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 168 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 and state-of-the-art event facilities.

Nestled just beside the sprawling forest of the Nairobi Arboretum, home to over 300 exotic tree species and over 100 bird species, this new hotel provides a refreshing retreat from the capital’s urban frenzy while still being just 10 minutes from the city centre. The hotel’s 122 rooms and suites all have views of the forest or hotel pool and guests get complimentary access to the on-site spa’s sauna and steam rooms. The swimming pool and gym offer more opportunities to relax and recharge. Business travellers will find venues, including a 200 sq m ballroom, to house conferences, meetings or events.


SAROVA PANAFRIC PO Box 30486-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)709 111 000 Email:

Location: Nairobi Perched atop a hill overlooking the capital, this hotel features a vibrant African style. Popular with business travelers, the Sarova Panafric is an oasis of calm in Nairobi’s buzzing financial district. Once the watering hole of freedom fighters and foreign correspondents, the Flame Tree Restaurant named after the tree that holds pride of place in the gardens – offers a relaxed place to dine.

Additional facilities: Wellness centre, business centre, children’s club, 24-hour room service.

Additional facilities: Complimentary Wi-Fi, executive lounge, champagne bar, gift shop, parking.



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SAROVA STANLEY Corner of Kimathi Street and Kenyatta Ave PO Box 30680, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)709 111 000 Email:

Location: Nairobi Located in the city’s central business district, with 217 spacious rooms. This is the hotel for travellers who want everything on their doorstep, including a top-quality gym and international cuisine in three different restaurants. On a balmy day, guests can go for a swim in the outdoor pool or simply retreat to elegant rooms to escape the heat under giant ceiling fans. This famous hotel has played host to everyone from prominent world leaders and renowned authors to international celebrities, all drawn by its unrivalled luxury.

Additional facilities: Shop, health club, business centre.




Off Nairobi-Nakuru Highway Milimani Area, Nakuru County, Nakuru Tel: +254 (0)709 111 000 Email:

Corner Msapo Close/Parklands Road, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 368 8000 Cell: +254 (0)722 204 599; 722 205 508 Fax: +254 (0)20 374 8823 Email:

Location: Nakuru town A tranquil retreat for travellers on either business or leisure, Sarova Woodlands Hotel & Spa offers the ideal place to break the journey for those passing through Nakuru. It is situated on a wooded avenue in the upscale Milimani area, adjacent to State House off the main Nairobi-Nakuru highway. All rooms are en-suite and feature contemporary guest facilities. Excellent service offering ensures guests have a comfortable and pleasant stay.

Additional facilities: Free internet, gift shop, bar equipped gym, close to Lake Nakuru.




Anam Towers Along Konza Road, 0000 Machakos Tel: +254 (0)718 009 684

PO Box 26601-00100 Nairobi Tel :+254 (0)20 390 4000 Cell: +254 (0)719 050 000 Email:

Location: Machakos Tea Tot Hotel is located at the Anam Towers in the centre of Machakos. Every room has a satellite TV, a desk and an en suite with shower and bath. Each bed is has a mosquito net. There is an onsite restaurant called Tea Tot Paradise that serves guests buffet food and à la carte meals. Room service is available. They offer free private parking on site.

Additional facilities: Restaurant and bar, TV, mosquito nets, business centre, shuttle services, free Wi-Fi and parking.


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.


Location: Westlands, Nairobi Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi is one of Nairobi’s best known landmarks. This historic four-star hotel enjoyed its first heyday in 1945 and has been extensively refurbished to offer modern facilities while still retaining the understated charm and elegance of yesteryear.

Additional facilities: Lounge, parking for over 150 cars, facilities for the physically challenged, shop, beauty salon.


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:

Location: Nairobi 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. 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.


SOVEREIGN SUITES Plot Number 166/5, Limuru Road Redhill, Kiambu Tel: + 254 (0)703 048 400 Fax: +254 (0)703 048 032 Email:

Location: Kiambu 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: Spa, fitness centre, presidential suites with Jacuzzi.


THE PANARI HOTEL PO Box 4372-00506, Mombasa Road Tel: +254 (020) 3946000 Cell: +254 (0)711 091 000; Email:

Location: Mombasa Road, 5 km from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport 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.


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THE PANARI RESORT NYAHURURU PO Box 14799 - 00800, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)709 070 000 Email:

Location: Nyahururu Set in the heart of 20 acres of tranquil forest, the Panari Resort Nyahururu has everything needed for the perfect stay. Unwind in the comfort of the resort or use it as your base as you head out on safari to explore Lake Nakuru, Lake Baringo and/or Lake Bogoria. The Resort is a short 2.5 hour drive from Nairobi. The resort offers a range of accommodation including rooms and villas, all with views of the Thompson Falls gorge and the Marman




2nd Ngong Avenue, PO Box 40842 00100 Tel: +254 (0)288 1600 Email:

Limuru Road, Village Market, Gigiri, Nairobi. Tel: +254 (0) 730 886 000 Email:

PO Box 133-00621, Village Market, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 720 0000 Email:

Location: Upper Hill, Nairobi

Location: Gigiri, Nairobi

Planning a business trip or holiday to the beautiful city of Nairobi in Kenya? Our Town Lodge hotel in Upper Hill is ideally situated for any traveller’s needs. Guests will have easy access to the Central Business District and to the city’s two main airports. Owned and managed by one family since 1946 it was bought by City Lodge Group of Hotels, South Africa, in 2014.

The Trademark Hotel is a striking and modern creation within the Village Market shopping and recreation complex in Gigiri, Nairobi’s embassy sector. With the UN headquarters and US Embassy within walking distance and the city’s airports just a short drive away, the hotel is perfect for local and international meeting and events. It boasts six meeting rooms and an iconic ballroom, which can accommodate up to 450 people. The luxurious touch extends to its carefully crafted 215 rooms and suites. Dining options includes new restaurant Hero, which offers a fresh spin on sushi cuisine, the open grill brasserie Harvest and the Deli Bar with its freshly made fare.

Additional facilities: Parking, travel agent, shop, four restaurants, business centre, Wi-Fi, sundowner bar, gym, swimming pool and beauty parlour.

Additional facilities: Restaurants and bars, conference and meeting facilities, wedding packages, Eucalyptus Spa, gym and children’s playing area.


UTALII HOTEL Thika Road, Nairobi PO Box 31067 00600 Nairobi Tel: +254 (0) 722 205 891/2 + 254 (0) 733 410 005; 600 584 Email:

Location: Thika Road, Nairobi Utalii Hotel is located eight 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. You will appreciate the state of the art in room technology, stylish contemporary design and the modern comfort of our premier 57 standard rooms. Excellent cuisine is offered with both à la carte and table d’hôte menus available.

Additional facilities: Air conditioned rooms, coffee shop, tennis courts, parking, disabled facilities, live entertainment and children’s club, business centre, outside catering, gift shop, free Wi-Fi and swimming pool..



Location: Diplomatic area, Gigiri, Nairobi Tribe is Nairobi’s first independent designer boutique hotel. Here, guests can escape into a world of chic design and luxury with art and furniture from the far corners of Africa. The hotel has 137 guest rooms including a presidential suite, an ambassadorial suite, a penthouse and five double-storey business lofts. Tribe also has meeting rooms and a business centre and is home to the popular Jiko Restaurant. The hotel is attached to the Village Market, with over 150 shops, restaurants and services.

Additional facilities: Helipad, Kaya Spa, rooftop bar, gym, swimming pool.

Additional facilities: Executive conference rooms, car lift, swimming pool, spa facilities (nearby).


VILLA ROSA KEMPINSKI NAIROBI Chiromo Road, Nairobi PO Box 14164-00800 Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 360 3000 Email:

Location: Nairobi 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 pan- Asian 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, library, business centre, balcony bar, Aquos Health bar.



WESTON HOTEL Lang’ata Road, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)709 995 002; (0)709 995 000 Email:

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.


WINDSOR GOLF HOTEL & COUNTRY CLUB Kigwa Road, Ridgeways, off Kiambu Road PO Box 45587-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 864 7000; 356 5501/2/3/4 Cell: +254 (0)722 203 361/2/3/4; 733 333 217/8 Email:

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: Gift shop, business centre, swimming pool, Wi-Fi, airport shuttle, conference facilities, coffee shop, ballroom, spa.

Additional facilities: State-of-the-art conferencing, heated swimming pool, 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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PO Box 80100, Shelly Beach Road, Likoni Tel: +254 (0)723 712 588; +254 (0)736 666 266 Email:

PO Box 1877-80400, Ukunda Tel: +254 (0)20 215 2088 Cell: +254 (0)724 257 105; 732 600 184 Email:

PO Box 34269-80118, Mombasa Cell: +254 (0) 727 531 259; 733 294 398 Email:;

Location: South Coast

Location: Tiwi Beach, South Coast

Location: Bamburi, Mombasa

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 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.

A private paradise set in 25 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’.

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

Additional facilities: Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, restaurant, swimming pool, conference facilities, camping, airport transfers, laundry, car hire.


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.




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:

PO Box 35-80400, Ukunda Tel: +254 (0)724 503 322; (0)734 786 300/1/3/5 Email:

Location: Diani Beach Baobab Beach Resort & Spa is set in 80 acres of tropical gardens overlooking the ocean. The resort consists of three luxurious wings with a selection of standard, superior and deluxe rooms and suites. Shaded by exotic coconut palms, the resort stretches over 700 metres of pristine beachfront, offering the ultimate all-inclusive luxury beach holiday.

Additional facilities: Three swimming pools, water sports, diving, tennis, spa and beauty salon, live daytime entertainment, interconnecting family rooms, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, satellite TV, children’s club, evening animation shows in the amphitheatre.


Location: Diani Beach Diani Reef is nestled in the pristine white sand of the award-winning 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.

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


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


BAMBURI BEACH HOTEL Mombasa-Malindi Road, PO Box 83966, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)41 548 5611/7 Cell: +254 (0)722 203 600 Email:;

Location: Shanzu Beach The Bamburi Beach Hotel is conveniently located on the North Coast and within reach of the international airport at Mombasa. This hotel offers the all-inclusive concept and is set in lush tropical gardens with extensive white-sand beaches overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean.

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




Diani Beach Tel: +254 (0)791 577 141; +254 (0)771 730 122 Email:

Diani Beach Road, Diani Beach PO Box 80400 Tel: +254 (0)791 577 141; +254 (0)771 730 122 Email:

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


Location: Diani Beach 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.

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.



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PO Box 63-80200, Malindi Tel: +254 (0)721 724 489; 734 747 133 Email:

New Jacaranda Road, Watamu Tel: +254 (0) 796 126 685, 796 126 709 Email:

Location: Silversands Beach, Malindi Airport

Location: Malindi

A small, charming hotel combining excellent food, a warm and inviting atmosphere to offer all guests a magical and unique experience. With no less than four flights per day from Nairobi and only 10 minutes by car from Malindi airport, it is the perfect setting for your dream wedding, annual family gathering, sneaky weekend getaway or even a training session in our new 60-seater conference centre. It offers plenty of natural light, is fully air conditioned and wired for most audiovisual media requirements.

Eden Village is Watamu island’s only truly beachfront boutique hotel and the intimate resort provides an exclusive haven. Guests can enjoy ocean view dining at the Eden Village Restaurant, with its renowned chef, and its 100 luxury suites are literally on the beach, with Italian cotton sheetsm and goose-down pillows on its king-sized beds. For the active there is stand up paddle boarding, volleyball, swimming, snorkelling and even whale watching or just lounge on a beach chair and take in the spectacular views.

Additional facilities: Wheelchair-friendly, beauty salon and spa, shop, kite-surfing, surfing and free Wi-Fi.


ELEWANA AFROCHIC DIANI BEACH HOTEL Golden Beach Road, Diani Beach, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)730 127 000 Email:

Location: Northern area of Diani Beach 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 and spa, Wi-Fi in all areas, laundry service, turtle hatchery, curio shop, children’s activities.

Additional facilities: Golf at the adjacent Watamu golf course (special rates for our guests), oceanfront massages, high-speed Wi-Fi in every room.


HEMINGWAYS WATAMU P.O Box 267 - 80202, Watamu Tel: +254 (0) 709 188 000 Email:

Location: Watamu Escape to the secluded sands of the Indian Ocean at this tropical oasis. This five-star luxury hotel has 39 ocean-view rooms as well as 21 luxurious residences offering exceptional space and privacy. They are all wonderfully appointed, spacious and offer easy access to the beach and botanical pool and look better than ever after a major makeover. Enjoy candlelit meals under the stars at our restaurant or pamper yourself at the on-site spa. There is so much to do here – learn to kite-surf, get your PADI certificate or play a round of golf on the nearby world class golf course.

Additional facilities: Deep sea fishing, whale watching, dhow trips to Malindi, water sports, laundry service.






PO Box 73-80400, Ukunda Diani Beach Road Tel: +254 709 979000 /0780 979001 Email:

Casuarina Road, PO Box 93, Malindi Cell: +254 (0)770 206 500; 702 999 566 Email:

Location: Diani Beach

Location: Silversand Beach, 5 km from Malindi Airport

PO Box 84383, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)722 206 968; +254 (0)733 333 309 Fax: +254 (0)40 320 2046 Email:

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: Jogging trail, bird watching, outdoor and indoor sports, tennis court, water polo, massage parlour, child minding, fully equipped conference facilities and banquet rooms, wheelchair-friendly, weddings and honeymoons venue, golf nearby, Wi-Fi, water sports and airport transfers available at extra cost.



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.


Location: Diani Beach Jambo, Welcome to Leisure Lodge Beach & Golf Resort. We’ve been expecting you. If you enjoy being made a fuss of this is the right place to be. With 500 metres of white sandy beach and the warm Indian Ocean outside your room, we have a really terrific location. Beautiful rooms, delicious food and the friendliest of staff inviting you to come on in. We’re here to make you feel amazing! Additional facilities: Free Wi-Fi, 18-hole championship golf course, casino, kids club, conference centre, wellness centre and hairdressers. Kite surfing and sky diving available close by.


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LEOPARD BEACH RESORT PO Box 34, 80400, Diani Beach Road Tel: +254 (0) 20 2692844 Email:

Location: Diani Beach This multi-award-winning beach resort is set amid 28 acres of tropical gardens on Kenya’s world-famous Diani Beach. Among its 158 rooms are sea view cottages and villas and exclusive suites with their own hot tubs and spacious seaside living areas. Dining is an event here with beach barbecues, pool-side cafes, award-winning restaurant Chaines des Rotisseurs and Asian fusion venue Lemongrass on offer. The water sports activities of Diani Beach, such as scuba diving, wind surfing and jet skiing, are on your doorstep and guests can also make use of the on-site state of the art gym and spa. Business travellers and corporate events are also well catered for here with tech-packed rooms to host events from large conference to intimate brain storming sessions.


LEOPARD POINT BEACH RESORT Smeraldo Road (Mayungu Road), PO Box 6037 – 80200 Malindi Tel: +254 (0)790 505 661; +254 (0)708 696 521 Email: Location: Malindi Immersed amid an immaculate tropical garden with ornamental and medicinal plants, this exclusive resort of just 15 rooms in four villas is a true paradise. Each villa is completely independent with a private swimming-pool and garden with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. The Jiko Gourmet restaurant offers beachside barbecues and the freshest ingredients. Guest get daily access to the on-site spa with its massage rooms, Turkish baths, sensory showers, cabin scrubs, Jacuzzi and gym.

Additional facilities: Tours and safaris, water sports, deep sea fishing, golf, yoga and meditation and dhow trips.




Plot 2, Off Turtle Bay Road PO Box 18-80202, Watamu, Kenya Reservations: +254 (0)718 152 999; +254 (0)737 152 999 Reception: +254 (0)710 571 515 Email:;

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:

Location: Kilifi

Location: Watamu Set on an idyllic protected bay, Medina Palms is the perfect choice for your holiday destination. Indulge in the luxury and tranquillity of our villas and penthouses, with their private rooftops and plunge pools, offering the space to breathe and the freedom to relax. For the more adventurous and for those with children we have fun and action packed activities. Parents can relax as their kids enjoy our kids club Nemo’s Cave.

Additional facilities: Sakina Ocean Spa, Amandina Restaurant, Long Bar, Beach Bar, Star Lounge and the Coffee Garden.


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.


MOFFAT COURT HOTEL Off Links Road, Nyali, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)722 891 781 Email:

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 king-sized and twin bedrooms, all with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and DStv. Each room has a private bathroom complete with complimentary toiletries. The on-site 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.


MSAMBWENI BEACH HOUSE & PRIVATE VILLAS PO Box 51-80404, Msambweni Tel: +254 (0)20 357 7093 Cell: +254 (0)723 69 7346 Email:

Location: Msambweni, South Coast Msambweni Beach House & Private Villas are in a quiet and unique setting on a stretch of 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.

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

NEPTUNE BEACH RESORT Bamburi, PO Box 83125, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)41 548 5701 Fax: +254 (0)41 548 5705 Email:

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



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:

Location: Galu Beach 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: Free Wi-Fi, swimming pool, boutique, tennis, spa, archery, beach volleyball, children’s club, library.


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Diani Beach Road, Galu-Kinondo PO Box 696, Ukunda, Mombasa Tel : +254 (0)40 33 00 46 Fax : +254 203 549 979 Email:

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:

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


PLAZA BEACH HOTEL PO Box 88299-80100, North Coast, Bamburi Beach Tel: +254 (0)41 548 5321/4 Fax: +254 (0)41 548 5325 Email:

Location: Bamburi Beach 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.

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

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


PRIDEINN HOTEL MOMBASA Haile Selassie Avenue PO Box 66969-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)709 532 000 Email:

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

OCEAN BEACH RESORT 80200 Malindi Tel: +254 (0)705 204 590 Email:

Location: Malindi Individual and luxuriously appointed rooms are spread around the beautiful gardens creating a private, secluded atmosphere. The hotel offers 20 rooms and 15 suites showcasing early 20th century tropical style with wooden beamed roofs and elegant wooden floors. The resort boasts two pools, one semiOlympic with a Jacuzzi, the second beachfront with soft entrances on both ends.

Additional facilities: Room service, bar/ lounge, restaurant, Wi-Fi, shuttle bus services, conference facilities.


PRIDEINN PARADISE BEACH RESORT, CONFERENCE CENTRE & SPA Malindi Road, Shanzu Beach, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)709 532 000 Email:

Location: Shanzu 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.

PINEWOOD BEACH RESORT & SPA PO Box 90521, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)20 208 0981/2 Cell: +254 734 699 723; 723 957 080 Email:

Location: Galu Beach, next to Diani Beach Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa is a multiaward-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.

Additional facilities: Spa, gym, four restaurants, swim-up bar, beach bar, TV lounge, library, business centre, tennis court, table tennis, beach volleyball, forex counter, safari desk.


REEF HOTEL Mount Kenya Road PO Box 82234, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)41 4471772 Email:

Location: Nyali Beach 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: Three swimming pools, live band and disco, Jacuzzi, tennis courts, water sports, swim-up bar, salon.

Additional facilities: Aqua Safari theme park, convention centre, laundry services, multi gym, spa.






Coast Hotels



Mombasa/Malindi Road, PO Box 90173-80100, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)709 111 000 Email:

PO Box 90352-80100, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)732 125 000/ 727 424 201/2/3 Email:

Location: Mombasa Sitting on one of the longest beaches of the Kenyan coast, this popular resort spreads across 22 acres of tropical gardens, which are home to five outdoor pools, an award-winning spa and a choice of three restaurants. The resort has 338 tastefully furnished rooms and suites, offering views over the Indian Ocean, the pool and garden.

Additional facilities: Spa, shop, excursions, tennis, volleyball, business centre.


Location: Shanzu, Mombasa

Off Links Road, Nyali, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)703 048 500 Fax: +254 (0)703 048 032 Email:

Location: Nyali 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: Pool, spa and wellness centre, fitness centre, barbecue facilities, private parking, gift shop, private beach area, free Wi-Fi, babysitting services.


Bamburi Beach, Malindi Road, PO Box 82169-80100, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)41-211 1800; 41-200 4153; 41-200 4154 Fax: +254 (0)41 211 1624 Email:

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 sky-blue swimming pool with a thatched bar and crystal waters cascading into a tiled market square.

Location: On Bamburi Beach

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

Additional facilities: Shop, internet café, Kenbali wellness and fitness centre, massage, library, table tennis, diving, water sports,free Wi-Fi, conference facilities for 200 people.


SURFSIDE VILLAS PO Box 81821-80100, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)20 233 2199 Cell: +254 (0)733 865 291 Email:

Location: Bamburi beach Surfside Villas is a beautifully designed beachfront property and is located at Bamburi, about 12 km north of Mombasa. Guests are accommodated in exquisite selfcontained and fully furnished two-bedroom villas and studio rooms with kitchenette. Each villa is air conditioned and features a spacious lounge, dining room and well equipped kitchen. You’ll also find a beautiful outdoor swimming pool and beach bar.

Additional facilities: Discotheque, fishing, shop.


Severin Sea Lodge is located on Bamburi Beach, right beside the ocean. The hotel has been constructed in traditional Swahili style with conical bungalows offering standard, comfort and superior accommodation. The main buildings, junior suites, Kitani Suite, Royal Suite and two swimming pools are harmoniously located within a vast grove of palms.




SOUTHERN PALMS BEACH RESORT PO Box 363-80400, Diani Beach, Ukunda Tel: +254 40 320 3721 Cell: +254 (0)72 220 3166; (0)73 333 3366 Fax: +254 (0)40 320 3381 Email:

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 worldclass 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.


THE MAJI BEACH BOUTIQUE HOTEL Diani Beach, South Coast, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0) 773 178 873/74 Email:

Location: Diani Beach The Maji Beach Boutique Hotel is a five-star multi-award-winning property offering a new dimension in hospitality. Located on the sandy shores of Diani Beach, it features 15 uniquely designed rooms. A meandering moat-like swimming pool with an open air Jacuzzi encompasses the house. An extensive a la carte menu includes special dietary options can be enjoyed in a free dining policy where there are no set meal times. We welcome children over 12 years. Additional facilities: Moringa Spa, minigym, coffee lounge, Maji Moto bar, games room, air conditioned restaurant, swimming pool, water sports activities and quad biking available close by.


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THE ONE WATAMU BAY Jacaranda Road, Watamu, Malindi Tel: +254 727 777 477 Email:

Location: Malindi The ONE Watamu Bay is a four-star, family beach resort located in a small, picturesque town 20 km from Malindi and is part of Kilifi County, famous for having some of the most beautiful beaches in the country and crystal clear waters that provide some of the best diving in East Africa. The resort seeks to redefine the holiday experience, offering a host of leisure activities, pampering spa facilities and indulgent dining options to delight and inspire our guests.

Additional facilities: Spa with a Jacuzzi, gym, small retail outlets, two restaurants, in-room dining, water sports, tennis, three swimming pools, snorkelling and a children’s kids club play area.





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:;

PO Box 18-10105, Naro Moru Tel: +254 (0) 737 102 955; (0)623 1047 Email:

c/o PO Box 48690, Nairobi Tel: +254) 0735522361; 0727622500 Email:

Location: Mount Kenya

Location: Amboseli National Park

Set in beautiful tropical gardens and located in the foothills of Mount Kenya, the Alliance Naro Moru River Lodge is the 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.

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.


The lodge offers excellent mountain bike adventures and excursions 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.

With its Maasai architecture, the lodge has been designed to harmonise perfectly with the environment.

Additional facilities: Game drives, sundowners, community visits, tribal dancing, free Wi-Fi.

Additional facilities: Mountain climbing, game drives.







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:

Mount Kenya Road, Nyali Tel: +254 0739 167 804/720 201 155/734-699 959/702 868 430-2​(all mobile lines). Fax: +254 (0)20 444 6600; 444 6533 Email:

PO Box 72630-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 361 6000; Cell: +254 722 206 368; +254 733 610 060 Email:;

Mara Triangle, Masai Mara National Park Tel: +254 (0)730 630 630 Email:;

Location: Watamu Marine National Park

Location: Nyali Beach, Mombasa

Location: On the edge of Amboseli National Park

Located on one of the top five rated beaches in the world, Turtle Bay offers excellent water sports facilities in a national marine park 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, kids club, conferences, wedding venues, honeymooner packages, dhow trips, beach and village walks experiences.

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.

Backed by the magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest and most famous snowcapped mountain, the Amboseli Sopa Lodge is close to where Ernest Hemingway lived when writing ‘The Snows of Kilimanjaro’. Amboseli Sopa Lodge has a rustic charm and sits on 200 acres of private land. All forms of wildlife, including herds of elephants, can be seen in this wilderness. The 83 rustic themed rooms are spacious and are all brightly decorated with Maasai-themed wall murals. This includes a honeymoon suite with a private dining room, kitchenette, huge lounge and a vast veranda.




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


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.

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:;

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.




North Lake Road, Naivasha Tel/Fax: +254 (0) 50 021/50; 047/50 Cell: +254 (0)729 407 160; 735 705 008 Email:

PO Box 66-20116, Gilgil Tel: +254 (050) 50836/50648 Email:

Location: Eburru Mountain-Great Rift Valley, Naivasha Borrowing its name from the valley, the Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort sits majestically on the mighty Eburru Mountain and each room shows a facet of the valley’s dynamic vistas. Built around an 18-hole golf course, the lodge offers various types of accommodation, from private villas to luxury rooms.

Additional facilities: Golf, excursions, hot water springs, birding, horse riding, nature walks, kids’ club, boating, astro tourism, free Wi-Fi, conferences, destination weddings.


PO Box 102124-00101, Nairobi Tel: + 254 (0)703 048 100 Fax: +254 (0)703 048 032 Email:

Location: C-14-Keekorok, Masai Mara National Reserve Located in the very heart of Kenya’s fabled Masai Mara National Reserve, Keekorok, meaning ‘abundance’ in the local Maasai language, was built in 1962 and is surrounded by permanent springs and lush grassland, habitually teeming with wildlife.

Additional facilities: Business centre, shop, high-speed internet, multi-cuisine restaurant, safe deposit lockers, spa, tea and coffee facilities, in-room telephones with voicemail.


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.

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




Location: Gilgil




c/o PO Box 48690, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)45 340 000 Fax: +254 (0)45 622 470 Email:

c/o PO Box 66601-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)73 460 0415; 72 278 8830; 72 260 3303; (0)20 2012443 Email:

Location: Tsavo West National Park

Location: Lake Naivasha

PO Box 72630-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 361 6000 Cell: +254 722 206 368; +254 733 610 060 Email:;

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.

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.

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


Additional facilities: Shop, health centre, beauty treatments, sauna and steam room, tennis, nature walks, boat rides, conference and team building facilities, wedding facilities.


Location: Southern shore of Lake Naivasha A drive through the gate gives you a sense like you are entering a friendly zoo. The warm welcome from resident giraffes, vervet and colobus monkeys, waterbucks and zebras is a sign of the tranquil experience to come. This is also a night stop for the hippos when they leave the lake every night to come and trim the grass on the expansive lawns. The crescent shaped 82 rooms including two suites have a nostalgic modern charm.

Additional facilities: Boat rides, horse rides, biking, nature walks, birdwatching, conference rooms, wheelchair accessible rooms, swimming pool, board games, gift shop, outdoor boma dining, outdoor deck.


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LAKE NAKURU LODGE PO Box 561, Nakuru Tel: +254 720 404480/5; 020 2687057 Email: Facebook: 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.

Additional facilities: Game drives, shop, horse riding.



PO Box 72630-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 361 6000; Cell: +254 722 206 368; +254 733 610 060 Email:

Location: Lake Nakuru National Park Sitting on a hill overlooking Lake Nakuru and the National Park, Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge is a bird watcher’s and wildlife enthusiast’s paradise. The view from the infinity swimming pool that overlooks the lake is breathtaking at dusk when the scattered lights of Nakuru town shimmer on the still surface of the lake. The spacious 60 rooms have huge curved glass windows and an outside seating area. Inside, there are attractive stone walls and a large bathroom.

Additional facilities: Game drives, nature walks, bird watching, wheelchair accessible rooms, swimming pool, board games, gift shop.



MARA SAFARI CLUB c/o Harry Thuku Road, PO Box 58581-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 226 5000; 226 5555 Fax: +254 (0)20 221 6796 Email:

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.

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

Additional facilities: Free Wi-Fi in public area, gift shop, bar, restaurant, in-tent dining, balloon rides, walking safaris, game drives, bush meals, lunch at vantage points, sundowners, Masai village visits, organic farm, quad bikes, child friendly. Caters for honeymoons, weddings and families.


MARA SERENA SAFARI LODGE c/o PO Box 48690, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)50 22 253; 22 137 Fax: +254 (0)50 22 382 Email:



c/o PO Box 66601-00800, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)73 460 0415; 72 278 8830; 72 260 3303; (0)20 201 2443 Email:

PO Box 72630-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 361 6000; Cell: +254 722 206 368; +254 733 610 060 Email:;

Location: Masai Mara National Reserve

Location: Masai Mara National Reserve Set on a high ridge in the Masai Mara National Reserve, the Mara Serena Safari Lodge offers spectacular views. Mara Serena is a modern interpretation of a traditional African village of domed huts, spaced apart to allow guests an uninterrupted view of the landscape.

Additional facilities: Hot air ballooning, community visits, game drives, nature walks, shop, business centre, free Wi-Fi.

Mara Simba Lodge was conceived as the ultimate lodge in the Masai Mara National Reserve. Overlooking a dramatic bend in the Talek River, with grounds extending for almost 1 km along the river bank, the lodge is designed to complement its natural setting. The restaurant offers an excellent choice of meat dishes and vegetarian menus.

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

Location: Masai Mara National Reserve Masai Mara Sopa Lodge is one of the first safari lodges to be built in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. It is built on a hillside of the Oloolaimutia Valley located on the easternmost corner of the Mara. The award-winning lodge follows the design of traditional African round houses with conical roofs. These stretch along the line of the hills with the impressively large public area buildings and the swimming pool at their centre. Masai Mara Sopa Lodge’s 101 rooms, which include a honeymoon suite and 12 suites, are all large and luxurious.

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




Location: Oloololo Escarpment, Masai Mara National Reserve


Additional facilities: Library, game drives, bush dinners, cots, walking and balloon safaris, conference facilities, themed events, bird walks.


c/o Masai Mara Lodge Ltd, Masai Road, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)726091330 Email:



MPATA SAFARI CLUB 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:

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.

NAIVASHA KONGONI LODGE PO Box 3345-00506, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)707 156 146 (sales); (0)702 993 131 (lodge) Email:;

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.





Tel: +254 (0) 20 218 0181; (0) 702 170 659 Email: reservationskenya@greatplains

c/o Off Rhapta Road, Westlands PO Box 45403-00100, Nairobi Cell: +254 (0)721 363 163; +254 (0)726 249 697 Email:

Location: Between Amboseli and Tsavo National Parks

Location: Amboseli 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.

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


Ol Tukai Lodge, set in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in the heart of Amboseli National Park, is one of the best spots in the world to see elephants in the wild. Elephants and other game venture close to the lodge and the private terraces of its 80 luxury chalet-style twin rooms and the garden verandah of its dining area offer spectacular opportunities for close-up viewings. Fantastic views are also to be had from the rooftop Elephant Bar. A swimming pool with its own Acacia-shaded bar provides a chance to cool off after game drives.

Additional facilities: Restaurants, bars, swimming pool, Maasai dancing shows, business centre, gift shop, wedding packages, game drives, bird walks, lectures.





Mweiga, Nyeri Tel: +254 (0)711 585495; (0)722 390272; (0)722 223251 Email:

Tel: +254 (0)724 253 030; 735 999 917 Reservations: +254 (0)20 236 5225; 210 8795 Fax: +254 (0)20 204 7203 Email:

PO Box 72630-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 361 6000 Cell: +254 722 206 368; +254 733 610 060 Email:

Location: Mount Kenya

Location: Samburu National Reserve

Location: Samburu National Reserve

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.

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 atop high ground allowing panoramic views of the vastness of Samburu hills and the wildliferich banks of Ewaso Nyiro River. The 60 rooms are built in a horseshoe formation on either side of the public areas to surround the waterhole but leaving a wide gap to allow the animals free movement to the water.

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


Additional facilities: Shop, live entertainment, game drives, Eseriani spa, bush dining, nature and bird walks, sundowners, community visits.


Additional facilities: Game drives, nature walks, bird watching, wheelchair accessible rooms, outdoor dining, swimming pool, board games, gift shop.


SAROVA LION HILL GAME LODGE c/o PO Box 72493-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)709 111 000 Email:

Location: Lake Nakuru National Park Acclaimed as a bird-watcher’s paradise due to a wide variety of bird species, Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is a four-star hideaway, with 67 beautiful chalets, set on a hill overlooking the calm waters of Lake Nakuru and the silhouetted hills beyond. Each chalet is equipped with modern facilities, while guests can enjoy country-style dining at the Flamingo Restaurant.

Additional facilities: Game drives, sundowners, wellness centre, shop.


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c/o PO Box 72493-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)709 111 000 Email:

c/o PO Box 72493-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)709 111 000 Email:

c/o PO Box 72493-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)709 111 000 Email:

Location: Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Shaba National Reserve

Location: Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary

Soak up some World War One history at this cleverly and uniquely designed lodge, built in the shape of a German fort. Located at the entrance to Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, this 62-room property is an ideal base for exploring one of the oldest and largest parks in Kenya, which is home to the Big Five in semi-arid grasslands and savannah.

Set along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro river, this lodge is a hidden gem, located just one mile from Shaba Game Reserve — the setting for the book and film, Born Free, and the cinematic classic, Out of Africa. Elephants and crocodiles can occasionally be spotted from the 85 modern chalet-style rooms.

Soak up some World War One history at this cleverly and uniquely designed lodge, built in the shape of a German fort. Located at the entrance to Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, this 62-room property is an ideal base for exploring one of the oldest and largest parks in Kenya, which is home to the Big Five in semi-arid grasslands and savannah.

Additional facilities: Game drives, nature walks.

Additional facilities: Wellness centre, community visits, nature walks, camel safaris.

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





Tel: +254 (0)735 950 903; +254 (0)202 180 497 Email:

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 lodge is known for its innovative, eco-chic architecture, unparalleled design and decor as well as its Italian-inspired cuisine. Guests can enjoy the vast panoramas from the dining and lounge areas, the two swimming pools and the luxurious 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, helicopter excursions.



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 Email:;

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:

Location: Aberdare National Park

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.


Additional facilities: Game drives, trekking, hiking and fishing and free Wi-Fi..



The Ark is a located in the heart of the Aberdare National Park. Its striking threestorey wooden structure (tree lodge) offers the perfect vantage point to see the awesome wildlife arriving at the floodlit waterhole and salt lick it overlooks. Viewing opportunities include the enclosed ground floor bunker which offers the chance to see and photograph breathtakingly close and in complete safety.


THE SANCTUARY AT OL LENTILLE PO Box 1512-10400, Nanyuki Tel: +254 (0)795 440 411 Email:

Location: Laikipia (northern Kenya) A luxury boutique lodge in northern Laikipia, The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille takes African bush luxury to new levels. Set in 40,000 acres of private conservancy with spectacular 360 degree views, it provides guests with their own private villa 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 Maasai Marathon.

Additional facilities: Spa, pool, quad bikes, mountain bikes, camels, walking safaris, community experiences, croquet, free Wi-Fi.


c/o Eldama Ravine, 4th Parklands Junction Westview Court, Nairobi Cell: +254 (0)722 201 240; +254 (0)734 201 240 Email:

Location: Tsavo East National Park Voi Wildlife Lodge, located on the boundary of Tsavo East National Park, provides the opportunity to reflect on the beauty of nature. The 178 room lodge offers views of the volcanic outcrops such as Sagala Hills and the Kasigau. The lodge also boasts views of a natural waterhole that attracts a variety of game to view from the comfort of your room. Voi Wildlife Lodge is also now easily accessible with the SGR train and only 5km away from the KWS airstrip.

Additional facilities: Safari spa, game drives, swimming pools, game observation terrace, conference facilities, bush breakfasts, children’s play area, badminton court, volleyball court (New - opened in June)



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:

Location: Oloololo Escarpment 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.




PO Box 10557-00100, Nairobi Tel (Nairobi): +254 (0)20 497 1200/15/57 Tel (Mombasa): +254 (0)20 216 6338 /9/40 Cell: +254 (0)717 612 499 Email:;

PO Box 10557-00100, Nairobi Tel (Nairobi): +254 (0)20 497 1200/15/57 Tel (Mombasa): +254 (0)20 216 6338 /9/40 Cell: +254 (0)717 612 499 Email:;

Masai Mara National Reserve Tel: +254 (0)733 333 909 Email:

Location: Masai Mara National Reserve

Location: Buffalo Springs National Reserve, Samburu

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.

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.

Additional facilities: Shop, car wash bay.

Basecamp Masai Mara provides 17 spacious and luxurious tents hidden away under thatched roofs along the lush bank of the Talek River, with spectacular views of Masai Mara. Bordering the Masai Mara National Reserve, each tent offers an en-suite bathroom with hot water shower and a private terrace overlooking the renowned Masai Mara National Reserve. Enjoy the amazing wildlife from the comfort of your tent, the fig tree platform or while relaxing over a drink in the open-air bar.

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

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


Location: Masai Mara National Reserve




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PO Box 743-00517, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)730 127 000 Email:

PO Box 743-00517, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)730 127 000 Email:

PO Box 743-00517, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)730127000 Email:

Tel +254 (0)730 127 000 Email:

Location: Mara North Conservancy, Masai Mara

Location: Meru National Park Elsa’s Kopje is named after Elsa the lioness, made famous by ‘Born Free’ and the Adamsons. Winner of the Good Safari Guide’s Best Safari Property in Africa award, it remains one of Africa’s most elegant lodges. Its six en-suite cottages, exclusive private house, family house and three honeymoon cottages are built into the hillside and afford splendid views over the rugged and remote Meru National Park. Additional facilities: Game 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.

Location: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

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 12 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.



Tel: +254 (0)730 127 000 Email:

Location: Masai Mara National Reserve Situated on a secluded and picturesque site, this camp replicates the heyday of exclusive 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: Game drives, bush picnics, bush breakfasts, sundowners, swimming, cultural visits.





PO Box 743-00517, Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)730127000 Email:

PO Box 64196-00620, Nairobi Tel: +254 020 202 7125/6 Cell: +254 (0)733 258 120; +254 (0)704 084 444 Email:;

Location: Amboseli National Park Winner of British Airways’ coveted Tourism for Tomorrow Award, Elewana Tortilis Camp was Kenya’s first boutique eco-lodge and is proudly 100 per cent solar powered. With views of Mount Kilimanjaro, it has the undeveloped half of Amboseli (and Kitirua Conservancy) to itself. The camp has 16 tented bedrooms alongside a family tent and secluded private house. Elewana Tortilis Camp 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.

Additional Facilities: Game drives, horse and camel riding, lion tracking, sniffer dogs, biking, fishing, infinity pool and cultural visits.


Location: Masai Mara National Reserve Entim is a luxury tented camp, designed with a purpose in mind: to be in the best possible location to view the wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara National Reserve. Every year, the migration 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. Guests can enjoy the unmatched experience of eating their meals while watching animals move to and from the river.

Additional facilities: Lounge area with a small library, separate bar and open-fronted dining area.


Perched on the edge of an escarpment, Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp is designed to capitalise 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-to-ceiling doors and windows, high ceilings and polished wood floors. The tent suites are adorned in chic Africana furniture with a modern European twist.





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.




Located in a Unesco World Heritage Site, this camp has 15 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.

Location: Loisaba Conservancy, Laikipia

FINCH HATTONS LUXURY CAMP Tel: +254 (0)20 3577 500, +254 720 444419 Email:

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.





c/o PO Box 48217-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 273 4000/5 Fax: +254 (0)20 273 4023/4 Email:



PO Box 64196-00620, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 202 7125/6 Cell: +254 (0)733 258 120; +254 (0)704 084 444 Email:;

c/o 40c Marula Lane, PO Box 9913-00100 Karen, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)7115 79001; +254 (0)7384 13916 Cell (camp): +254 (0)7130 28578; +254 (0)7887 15451 Email:

Hemingways Ol Seki Mara is a luxury tented camp which enjoys panoramic views across a wilderness teeming with game on the Naboisho Conservancy, north of the Mara 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.

Location: Masai Mara National Reserve

Location: Mara North Conservancy, Masai Mara National Reserve

Additional facilities: Night game drives, bush dinners, community visits.

Additional facilities: Walking safaris, hot air balloon rides.

Masai Mara, Naboisho Conservancy Tel: +254 (0) 718 669 856 Email:

Location: Banks of the Mara River Governors’ Camp is located in the heart of the Masai Mara National Reserve. It nestles amid forest along the winding banks of the Mara River, which teems with bird-life, hippo and crocodile. Created in 1972, Governors’ Camp then set new standards in luxury for a tented camp. Today it is still Africa’s best, occupying the best wildlife viewing location in the Masai Mara. The location of the camp was considered so good that during colonial times it was reserved for the colonial Governors of Kenya, hence its name . A stay here is perfect for couples, families and friends wanting to experience the best in safari adventures.

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


Location: Naboisho Conservancy




Plot Number: LR 679/698 at Moi South Lake Road, Naivasha Tel: + 254 (0)703 048 300 Fax: +254 (0)703 048 032 Email:

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:

Location: Lake Naivasha

Location: Masai Mara & Laikipia Conservancies

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


Karen Blixen Camp comprises large luxury canvas tents, each placed with privacy and an undisturbed view along the Mara River. The stylish restaurant, reception, lounge, bar and gift shop with internet are set on a raised wooden deck. To relax between game drives you can swim in our luxury pool or pamper yourself with a range of spa treatments. Relax with a gin and tonic while wildlife come to drink at the river and share stories about the adventures of the day.

Additional facilities: Weddings, hot air balloon safaris.




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.

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.



LARSENS CAMP Tel: +254 (0)724 253 030; 735 999 917 Reservations: +254 (0)20 236 5225; 210 8795 Fax: +254 (0)20 204 7203 Email:

Soysambu Conservancy Tel: +254 (0)786 620620 Fax: +254 (0)20 284 2401 Email:

Location: Samburu National Reserve

Location: Soysambu Conservancy

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.


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.

Additional facilities: Swimming pool, yoga, badminton, cooking lessons, mountain biking, massage services, horse riding, sundowners, game drives, gift shop, restaurant, bar, Wi-Fi.


With just 20 tents, Larsens Camp offers an intimate and luxurious African safari experience. The camp is located in Samburu National Reserve, which ens 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.

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



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Tel: +254 (0)20 444 6651; 444 7929 Fax: +254 (0)20 4446600; 444 6533 Email:

c/o Marasa Africa Kenya PO Box 48995-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 557 009 Cell: +254 (0)737 799 990/2 Email:;

c/o Villa Rosa Kempinski PO Box 14164 00800, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)703 049 000 Email:

PO Box 16550-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 236 3741; 808 1827; 802 2071 Fax: +254 (0)20 418 0318 Email:

Location: Olare Motorogi

Location: Masai Mara National Reserve

Olare Mara Kempinski offers travellers oncein-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.

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. Enjoy our campfire while the bar attendant mixes your choice of cocktails and drinks. Olumara is a great choice for comfort and relaxation.

Additional facilities: Plunge pool, hippo pool, en-suite bathrooms, game drives, nature walks, bar, sundowners.

Additional facilities: Game drives, walking safari, sundowners, bush lunches and dinners.

Location: Talek River, Masai Mara National Reserve The Mara Intrepids Camp is set on the vast grasslands of the Masai Mara with the Talek River flowing past. This spacious tented abode has a signature view of the endless Mara plains. Ideal for families, the camp offers just 30 tents, including two family suites comprising a double and twin tent with a living area.

Additional Facilities: Game drives, airstrip, bush dinners, hot air ballooning, weddings, nature walks, children’s club, massage parlour, visits to Maasai manyattas, sundowners, birding, astro tourism, free Wi-Fi in public areas.


Location: Talek River, Masai Mara National Reserve. This exclusive boutique camp is located along the Talek River at the confluence of the Masai Mara’s four game viewing areas of the endless Mara plains on the northern boundary of the Masai Mara National Reserve. The camp offers 23 luxury tents, one honeymoon tent, one family suites comprising a double and twin tent with living area and 16 deluxe rooms.

Additional facilities: Spa retreat, game drives, bush breakfast / dinner, sundowners, hot air balloon, nature walk, visit to Maasai village and free Wi-Fi.






Tel: +254 (0)20 444 6651; 444 7929 Fax: +254 (0)20 444 6600; 444 6533 Email:

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:

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. The proximity to the Mara means guest have a close-up view of one of the world’s most wondrous natural sights – the dramatic annual crossing of the river by migrating wildebeest. A brand-new Geoffrey Kent Suite with two private en-suite bedrooms, dining area, lounge and private decking area will open in March.

Additional facilities: Game drives, cultural visits, bush dinners, sundowners, balloon flights.



SAROVA MARA GAME CAMP c/o PO Box 48690, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)709 111 000 Email:

Location: Masai Mara National Reserve Set in the path of the world-famous wildebeest migration often accompanied by zebras and gazelle and in the heart of Kenya’s richest game reserve, this camp is in the perfect location for wildlife lovers. There are 75 spacious tents providing views of the Mara plains, with family tents and special meal plans for children, making this a popular choice for parents.

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.

Mara North Conservancy Tel: +254 (0)20 266 3397; 359 8871 Email:

Location: Mara North Conservancy 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: Game drives.





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SEVERIN SAFARI CAMP PO Box 82169, Mombasa 80100 Tel: +254 (0)41-211 1800; 41-200 4153; 41-200 4154; 716 833 222 Cell: +254 (0)722 284 682 Fax: +254 (0)412 111 624 Email:

Location: Tsavo West National Park Severin Safari Camp is located deep in the heart of the beautiful Tsavo West National Park. The camp has bandas and a range of suites and tents available to guests, all equipped with traditional African wooden furniture. Severin Camp serves buffet breakfast, à la carte lunch and dinner in their Out of Africa restaurant. The Thorn Tree Bar offers Kenyan coffee during the day and cocktails by night.



c/o PO Box 48690, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)62 31 970 Fax: +254 (0)62 31 965 Email:

South C, Red Cross Road, Off Popo Road, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)719 050 540; +254 (0)719 050 550 Email:;

Location: Ol Pejeta Conservancy Clustered around a waterhole and set in the pristine calm of its own private reserve, Sweetwaters Serena Camp is in a class of its own. Accommodation is provided in 56 tents. Each tent has a thatched roof, an en-suite bathroom and its own veranda with views over the waterhole.

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

Additional facilities: Safaris, swimming pool, game drives, bush walks, spa, gym, business centre, Wi-Fi.


Boma International Hospitality College (BIHC), in partnership with the Business and Hotel Management School (BHMS) in Switzerland, aims to nurture interest in the hospitality industry and empower ambitions. They have developed a state-ofthe-art practical-centric study programme within the luxurious Boma Hotels, designed to facilitate access to demanding but rewarding careers in the hospitality industry.

PO Box 37891, Nairobi 00100 Tel: +254 780 777 310 Email:

Hospitality (K) Consult Limited is a Kenyanowned hospitality solutions company. Its team of experienced and highly qualified experts offer solutions and support in feasibility studies, hotel pre-openings, sales and marketing support, media relations and talent searches. We work with investors and management in the hospitality industry to streamline the company’s operations and unearth their full business potential. We also work with corporates as professional congress organisers to plan, fundraise, publicise and manage conferences and conventions.

Intakes: January/May/September





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:

c/o PO Box 74888-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 444 6651; 444 7929 Fax: +254 (0)20 444 6600; 444 6533 Email:

Location: Masai Mara National Reserve 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.


Location: Nairobi


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.

INTERNATIONAL HOTEL AND 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:

Location: Nairobi The main vision of the International Hotel & Tourism Institute (IHTI) 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 respected professionals. The hospitality and hotel management sector is one of world’s the fastest-growing industries.

KAREN COUNTRY CLUB Karen Road, PO Box 24816–00502 Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)722 204 431 Cell: +254 (0)733 606 950 Email:

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 near the house of Karen Blixen, author of ‘Out of Africa’. The club has hosted the prestigious Kenya Open for the past five years and is home to the Karen Masters golf tournament every June. It is also famous for its beautiful lawn terrace and cocktail deck, where guests can enjoy a delicious lunch after a round of golf, looking out over the course.

Additional facilities: Golf, tennis, squash, lawn bowls, croquet, snooker, gym, swimming pool, fine dining restaurants, bars, wellness spa, accommodation and events grounds.



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KENYATTA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE (KICC) 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:

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.

MUTHAIGA COUNTRY CLUB Muthaiga Road, PO Box 16526, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 722 9000 Email:;

Location: Muthaiga The long-established Muthaiga Country Club opened on New Year’s Eve 1913 and has since occupied a special place in Africa’s affections. With its distinctive blend of culture, comfort and charm, the Muthaiga Country Club has established itself as one of the most distinguished and popular members’ clubs in East Africa. Set in 14 acres of grounds, the Muthaiga Country Club offers a peaceful environment in which to relax and enjoy the excellent facilities.

Additional facilities: Additional facilities: Tennis courts, squash courts, gym, swimming pool, bowls, snooker room, private dining rooms and meeting rooms with state of the art audio-visual and video conferencing facilities.


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:

Location: Nairobi NAS Airport Services was founded in 1949 and is now part of Servair, the world’s thirdlargest 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. 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.





Tamarind Mombasa PO Box 85785 80100, Mombasa Tel : +254 (0)41 447 147 Cell: +254 (0)722 205 160 Email:

PO Box 56685 00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)205 141 300 Cell: +254 (0)722 204 647 Email:

Lower Ground Floor, KICC, Harambee Ave PO Box 58077, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 222 9093 Fax: +254 (0)20 213 815 Email:

Location: Mombasa Established in the early 70’s, The Tamarind Mombasa offers some of the finest seafood in East Africa. Enjoy a blend of the best French, Asian and African cuisines within the perfect setting of a starlit terrace perched on a cliff overlooking the picturesque old harbour of Mombasa, or the stylish clifftop sushi and cocktail terrace. Favourite dishes among guests are the prawns piri piri and chilli crab and Swahili lobster. Tamarind caters for large groups, corporate dinners and cocktail parties, and offers a private dining room as well as the Golden Key Casino.

Location: Nairobi Established in 1980, The Carnivore Restaurant is a meat speciality restaurant offering a variety of meats, including ostrich and crocodile. The meats are roasted on traditional Maasai swords over a huge charcoal barbecue pit that dominates the entrance of the restaurant. The atmosphere combines a rustic, rural feel with a medieval banquet hall. The serving style is characterised by roving carvers who serve the meat directly onto your plate. Be sure to visit and experience the ‘Beast of a Feast’ set-price menu.

Location: Nairobi Established in 1978 Tin Tin is one of the first restaurants in Nairobi and a long time favourite of Kenyans. Based at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), Tin Tin is also the premier caterers for any conference, event, exhibition or meeting. We have a wealth of experience and a highly skilled team with the ability to cater for any function you plan to have.

Kenya Association of Hotelkeepers & Caterers WHO WE ARE Founded in 1944, KAHC is the principal umbrella organisation bringing together hotels, lodges, camps, restaurants, membership clubs and prominent airline caterers whose common theme is to render services in the hospitality industry.

OUR VISION Making Kenyan hospitality ‘globally competitive and viable’ for the stakeholders, who include guests, shareholders, employees, local communities, suppliers and the government.

OUR MEMBERSHIP The Association enjoys a huge membership of mostly starrated hotels, restaurants, caterers, lodges, tented camps, residential cottages and casinos.

WHAT WE DO The core service that the Association renders to its members includes:

1. ADVOCACY The Association aims to create a conducive business environment for players in the hospitality industry by influencing decisions within institutions and economic systems.

2. INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS The Association promotes and protects harmonious industrial relations, achieved through Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs) that are negotiated and signed with the union in the trade.

3. REPRESENTATION The Association is the principal voice for hotels and restaurants to the government and other agencies on

matters of regulations, licensing and policy. This role is fulfilled through representation and contribution to various bodies including Kenya Tourism Board, Kenya Tourism Federation and Tourism Fund, among others.

4. MARKETING The Association promotes and showcases its members’ products and services through the Hotel & Restaurant Guide and collaborates with the Kenya Tourism Board by participating in various tourism trade shows and exhibitions.

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5. TRAINING The Association coordinates with the Kenya Utalii College, as well as other training institutions, on training and development programmes.

Nairobi Head Office PO Box 9977-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 775 448 306 or +254 789 201 197 Email: Mombasa Office PO Box 8337, Mombasa Tel: +254 722 942 054 Email:

6. INFORMATION EXCHANGE The Association acts as the principal information exchange network for members and the industry by maintaining an industry databank and regular communication with members on issues such as government policies on tax and pricing, in addition to licensing and classification for hotels and restaurants, among many others.

7. A COMMON BOND Membership to our association gives individual hotels or hotel groups an invaluable stamp of recognition and of belonging to an important and reputable organisation in the hospitality fraternity. It affords them a forum to air their views, discuss common problems and present a united front as the most fundamental sub-sector of the tourism industry.


Hotel & Restaurant Guide 2020




PO Box 9977-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 775 448 306 or +254 789 201 197 Email:

PO Box 8337, Mombasa Tel: +254 722 942 054 Email:

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