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Kenya Association of Hotelkeepers & Caterers 2nd Level, Heidelberg House, Mombasa Road PO Box 9977-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)775 448 306; +254 (0)789 201 197 Email: info@kahc.co.ke www.kahc.co.ke Mombasa Office 8th Floor, Social Security House, Nkrumah Road, PO Box 83378, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)722 942 054 Email: infocoast@kahc.co.ke

General

Listings

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KAHC FOREWORD New hotel openings boost confidence in sector

39 LISTINGS USER GUIDE

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KTB FOREWORD Success leads to greater industry confidence

6 INTRODUCTION Hospitality sector is powering ahead 8 NAIROBI Bigger than ever choice of great hotels

40 MEMBERS INDEX 42 NAIROBI & REGIONS 51 COAST HOTELS 57 LODGES 62 CAMPS 67 OTHER MEMBERS

10 COAST Ocean resorts offer a perfect getaway 11 NATURAL ATTRACTIONS A world of visual wonders

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Features 13 SAFARI PARK HOTEL & CASINO 15 SAROVA HOTELS, RESORTS & GAME LODGES

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33 SOPA LODGES 35 FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON 35 GRAND ROYAL SWISS HOTEL 36 KAREN BLIXEN CAMP 37 DSTV

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KAHC Foreword

New hotel openings boost confidence in sector I would like to welcome you to the latest edition of the KAHC Kenya Hotel & Restaurant Guide. Since the first guide was published in 2004 our industry has improved dramatically, reflecting the changing trends and requirements for top quality accommodation for visitors to our wonderful country. Whether you are coming to Kenya for business or pleasure, there is a betterthan-ever selection of hotels, lodges, camps and resorts to cater for personal tastes, varying budgets and individual requirements. In the past few years Nairobi has hosted a number of major conferences and events, helping to establish Kenya’s capital as a continent leader, if not world leader, in the MICE sector. With these events comes an increasing need for more rooms and high-quality facilities to accommodate delegates from across the world.

International brands Many of the recent and upcoming hotel openings have been in Nairobi, with international brands making their mark on the city thanks to eyecatching structures and unique designs – thus further diversifying the city’s catalogue of accommodation. Down at the coast, the sector may not be moving at such a fast pace as in Nairobi, but it is moving nonetheless. Increasing occupancy rates and new or refurbished hotels are helping to keep the industry buoyant, with the potential to continue on a positive path as we look ahead to 2018. Aside from our cities and coastline, Kenya’s national parks, too, are major hubs for visitors, with many camps and lodges within our membership. These lodgings form part of our world-class safari sector and continue to provide the same excellent service, knowledgeable guides and quality accommodation for which Kenya has been known since the dawn of the safari sector. This guide aims to showcase the variety and quality of our members across Kenya and to illustrate that, no matter your style, budget or preferences, there is something here for everyone. We look forward to welcoming you to Kenya. Mike Macharia Chief executive Kenya Association of Hotelkeepers & Caterers

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KTB Foreword

Success leads to greater industry confidence After a successful year in 2016, with a host of awards, highprofile conferences and further development and expansion of the tourism and hospitality sector, 2017 has continued on the same upward trajectory, with even more positive developments, news and accolades that help to promote Kenya to the world as a preferred tourism destination. Within the next five years, 13 hotels are set to open across Kenya, adding to over 100 that have opened in the past decade. This truly is positive news for the country and reflects the increasing interest in Kenya as both a business and tourist destination. Among the newest crop of hotels are international names such as Hilton, Ramada and Mövenpick, further highlighting that such brands are seeing potential in Kenya as a destination and investing time and money in developing the hospitality sector.

Growth Aside from Nairobi – the MICE capital of East Africa and the starting point for many safaris – new properties are opening their doors at the coast, in major cities and towns and in our much-treasured national parks. The coast continues to grow and recover after a downturn several years ago, while cities such as Kisumu are becoming increasingly important hubs for both business and tourism. The annual wildebeest migration once again brings visitors to Kenya from all over the world to witness this spectacular sight and stay in some of our world-class camps and lodges, while the coast has been boosted by continued recognition of Diani Beach as one of the best beaches on the continent, if not the world. Kenya Tourism Board’s annual Magical Kenya Travel Expo (MKTE) took place in October, coinciding with our 20th anniversary. The event welcomed over 150 buyers from across the globe and 180 exhibitors from the region and beyond to promote Kenya as a world-class destination. The 2017 edition of the World Travel Awards (WTA) once again proved that Kenya excels in several fields within the travel and tourism industry. Kenya scooped the following awards among others: Africa’s Leading Airline (Kenya Airways); Africa’s Leading Beach Destination (Diani); Africa’s Leading Cruise Port (Port of Mombasa); and Africa’s Leading National Park (Masai Mara Game Reserve).

Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) was voted for the sixth time in a row as Africa’s Best Tourist Board. This is an accolade we are particularly proud of, as we continue to promote Kenya to the world. After another successful year for Kenya, we look ahead to the future and hope to continue the success that we have achieved as a country over the last few years. Betty Radier Chief Executive Officer Kenya Tourism Board

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Introduction

Hospitality sector is powering ahead Kenya’s tourism industry has had its fair share of ups and downs over the past 10 years or so as visitor numbers have soared and, often equally dramatically, have dropped back again. In much the same way, the nation’s hotels have witnessed times of great optimism but also periods of uncertainty. Despite 2017 being an election year – one that created business uncertainty and caution – Kenya’s hospitality sector continues to power ahead from its low point of just three years ago. Tourism numbers have grown year on year while bed capacity has increased along with occupancy rates and yields.

This resurgence is down to a number of factors, including improved global marketing by the Kenya Tourism Board, the efforts of an energetic and much admired Minister of Tourism, greatly improved internal security, the lifting of travel advisories and better airline connectivity.

Exhibitions Aside from tourism, Nairobi continues to expand as a meeting place and as a regional centre of finance and culture, bringing greater numbers of visitors from within Africa but also from outside. The Kenyan capital is more popular than ever as a venue for exhibitions, conferences and seminars and the city’s hotels reflect this in providing top quality business-type accommodation. In fact, Nairobi is midway through an unprecedented hotel construction boom – one that seems to have no end in sight. Elsewhere in the country, regional towns such as Kisumu and Eldoret have seen new hotels spring up to cater for both tourists and business visitors. By contrast, the coastal strip is only just starting to recover from a prolonged downturn and it may be some time yet before this part of

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Kenya makes a full return to its former glories. But the signs are good; and these may become better still if more international airlines opt to serve Mombasa directly. The completion of the new Chinese-built Nairobi-Mombasa standard-gauge railway line is also having a positive impact on the coast as local people and foreigners alike rediscover the joys of travelling by train.

Game reserves But Kenya is more than just a city centre and beach hotels; this is a destination famed for its camps and lodges. Spread throughout the nation’s world-class game reserves, these small and often remote properties are what many visitors come to Kenya to enjoy as part of a back-to-nature safari experience. The country’s game parks are a rich mixture in terms of terrain, climate and animal species, so it’s important to visit more than one. Then there are the natural wonders of Kenya, its mountains, its dormant volcanoes, its forests and its amazing people made up of 42 distinct ethnic groups. Add to that some of Africa’s finest cuisine along with surprisingly good service and the smiles on a million faces. What more could any visitor want from an African destination?

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Nairobi

Bigger than ever choice of great hotels It seems to be a boom without end in Nairobi as East Africa’s cultural and commercial capital continues to experience a Dubailike expansion of its hotel capacity. What seems to be fuelling this growth is the capital’s almost unique guest base, a diverse mix of affluent overnighting tourists – either heading out on safari or on their way home – and those visiting Nairobi on business or to attend a conference or trade show. For investors, hotel owners and managers, it adds up to a compelling year-round proposition. Thanks to its impressive airline connectivity and its now plentiful stock of hotels, Nairobi is a destination of choice for large international gatherings arranged by the United Nations, the World Bank and other global organisations. And the growing frequency and success of these

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events is for the most part unaffected by the performance of the local economy. The surge in property construction has impacted almost every part of the city and stretches across various hotel segments, from humble two-star properties to luxury five-star hotels. In addition to Kenya’s well established and trusted local brands, such as Sarova, Serena, Sun Africa and Mada, some of the world’s top names in hospitality have been attracted to Nairobi.

Forefront Arguably at the forefront of this invasion is Marriott, which in 2017 launched the Four Points by Sheraton in Hurlingham. This property was previously branded as a Best Western. A second Four Points is under


construction at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and the group will also manage a mega sized 365-room JW Marriott Hotel in Westlands, due to open in 2020. Until recently, Jomo Kenyatta Airport was poorly served in terms of accommodation. In fact, there were no airport hotels. Following a spate of new construction, however, this is no longer the case, as the recent opening of the Lazizi Premiere and the soon-to-be-completed 175-room Hilton Garden Inn clearly illustrate.

Westlands Only a decade or so ago, Nairobi had few decent hotels and these were mostly located in or close to the central business district. Today, many other areas can boast top hotel clusters – in particular Westlands. For example, Westlands already has the Villa Rosa Kempinski on Chiromo Road, the venerable Southern Sun Mayfair, the stylish Sankara, the Jacaranda and the more budget-focused Pride Inn. Recent additions to the scene include Tune Hotel and Golden Tulip. Now these are also being joined by the 340-room Pullman Nairobi on Lower Kabete Road

(part of the Elegant Properties group), City Lodge (at the Two Rivers Mall) and the 223-room Mövenpick Hotel & Residences. Equally, the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, which runs the 271-room Radisson Blu in Upper Hill, is now opening four more properties in Kenya including in 2017 the 140-room, four-star Park Inn by Radisson in Westlands and the Radisson Arboretum scheduled for 2018. Forecasts suggest that by the end of 2018 Nairobi will be able to offer an incredible 20,000 guest rooms. As it is, the capital is already home to more than 20 five-star hotels. This figure puts Nairobi right up there as one of Africa’s top destination cities. So, as Nairobi continues to set an unrelenting pace as East Africa’s favourite city, there seems to be no end in sight to the number of new hotels this city can build. A boom it most certainly is.

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Coast

Ocean resorts offer a perfect getaway The Kenya coast offers some 1,420 km of white-sand beaches lapped by the Indian Ocean with a range of accommodation to suit everyone.

Five key areas Coastal hotels are mostly in five key areas: Diani Beach, Mombasa Watamu, Malindi and the island of Lamu. Diani is served by Ukunda Airport while Mombasa has Moi International Airport and Watamu and Malindi are jointly served by Malindi Airport. Lamu has its own airport served by domestic flights.

Diani Beach The South Coast has a choice of first-rate hotels in a quiet location with 25 km of beautiful white-sand beaches. It is also close to some of the best national parks. Protected by a giant reef, Diani Beach is a destination of choice for water sports enthusiasts. In addition to its abundance of colourful fish, the South Coast attracts the migratory whale shark between February and April. Swimming alongside these harmless creatures is a memorable experience.

Mombasa Mombasa is Kenya’s longest-established resort area, with a wide choice of accommodation from modest guesthouses to five-star hotels. The city itself has only a limited number of good hotels, but the nearby beach area has an excellent choice.

Between the North Coast of Mombasa and Watamu is the small town of Kilifi, popular with affluent Kenyans who have built houses on the beach. Kilifi has a limited choice of hotels plus a few good restaurants.

Watamu The sleepy village of Watamu is fronted by wide white beaches. This long and tranquil stretch of coast is home to several well established resorts with a scattering of private guesthouses in the forest beside the deserted shore. Watamu is within easy reach of Malindi Airport.

Malindi Malindi, with its smart restaurants and coffee shops, is perhaps the most sophisticated of Kenya’s coastal towns, with high-end accommodation to match. Yet this former fishing village has retained its traditional feel. Between Malindi and Lamu there is a sprinkling of small, upmarket beachside hotels and guesthouses.

Lamu The island of Lamu is a Unesco World Heritage Site where motor vehicles are banned in favour of donkeys. Accommodation is generally small-scale with tasteful Swahili-style decor. The attractive resort of Shela has one of the finest beaches in Kenya.

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Natural attractions

A world of visual wonders Kenya is the definition of a multifaceted country, with bustling cities, a beautiful coastline and a host of natural wonders and attractions that set the country apart from its neighbours.

National parks As the safari capital of the world, Kenya is unmatched when it comes to the true African safari experience, with a host of national parks and reserves across the country. Arguably the most famous national reserve is the Masai Mara, located in the south-east corner of the country and home to the famous wildebeest migration and also the Big Five. The Mara offers a variety of accommodation options, including camps and lodges. Nairobi National Park has a special status as the only national park on the edge of a city. While not the biggest or most game-rich park, it provides an easily accessible way to experience a safari without leaving the capital.

On the border with Uganda sits Mount Elgon, an extinct volcano with four distinct zones: montane forest, heath, moorland and mixed bamboo and podocarpus.

Lakes Many of Kenya’s 64 lakes can be found in the Great Rift Valley, including Lake Turkana, Lake Magadi, Lake Logipi, Lake Nakuru, Lake Elementaita, Lake Naivasha and Lake Baringo. The largest of these is Lake Turkana, covering about 6,405 sq km. In the south-west corner of Kenya is Lake Victoria, which is also shared between Uganda and Tanzania. Famously the source of the River Nile, Lake Victoria is also the largest lake in Africa. The Kenyan part of the lake can best be accessed from Kisumu, which offers a range of accommodation options and activities for visitors.

Among the country’s other notable national parks, reserves and conservancies are Amboseli, Tsavo East, Tsavo West and Ol Pejeta, along with many others.

Mountains Mount Kenya, the second-highest mountain in Africa after Kilimanjaro, can be found in central Kenya, about 150 km north-east of Nairobi. Its highest peak is Batian, reaching 5,199 metres and providing a difficult climb. By contrast, Point Lenana offers an easier ascent without the need for climbing and is the most accessible route for those wanting to climb Mount Kenya.

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Safari Park Hotel & Casino

Nairobi’s outstanding resort for business and leisure The Safari Park Hotel is an oasis of beautiful gardens and water features in the heart of Nairobi where guests can be sure of rich hospitality. It is an ideal stopover for safari travellers and for postconference tours. Located off the Thika Superhighway, the hotel is a blend of elegant African architecture and luxurious accommodation with 167 deluxe rooms and 36 suites, with private balconies, set in 40 acres. All rooms feature high-speed wireless and cabled internet connectivity, an in-room safe and 24-hour room service.

Events The Safari Park Hotel is one of the region’s foremost leisure and conference venues, with a range of indoor and outdoor meeting and banqueting facilities for up to 5,000 people. The hotel is perfect, too, for wedding receptions and honeymoons. The hotel has five international restaurants, offering some of the finest dining in Nairobi. Choose from the 24-hour Café Kigwa; La Piazzetta, offering delicious pasta and pizzas; the Winners Pavilion Chinese restaurant, specialising in seafood and Szechwan feasts; the Chiyo

Japanese and Korean restaurant, with teppanyaki, sushi and sashimi selections; and the atmospheric Nyama Choma Ranch, serving flameroasted barbecued meats while guests are entertained by the Safari Cats team of dancers and acrobats.

Leisure Leisure facilities include the Paradise Casino, the Cats Club discotheque and the Piano Bar. The Safari Fitness Centre has a range of ultra-modern facilities.

At a glance - Major MICE venue in Nairobi - Good food in a variety of eateries - Entertainment includes Paradise Casino, Safari Cats team of dancers and acrobats and the Cats Club

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Sarova Hotels, Resorts & Game Lodges

Eight of the best properties in Kenya Kenya’s leading hotel brand, Sarova Hotels, Resorts & Game Lodges, represents the pinnacle of luxury accommodation in East Africa, with properties in some of the region’s best and most convenient locations. Sarova Stanley: Sarova’s flagship property, a Nairobi landmark, is located in the city’s business district. Opened in 1902, the Sarova Stanley has 212 spacious and elegant rooms. Here, guests can enjoy five-star luxury with top-quality amenities, high-tech facilities and world-class cuisine. Sarova Panafric: Set on a hill overlooking the capital, Sarova Panafric has 162 rooms, four themed suites and three studio suites plus 42 fully furnished and serviced apartments, all refurbished and decorated in a vibrant contemporary African style. Popular with visiting executives, the Sarova Panafric is an isle of calm in the city’s business district. Once a watering hole for freedom fighters and foreign correspondents, the Flame Tree Restaurant – named after the tree that holds pride of place in the gardens – offers leisurely meals. Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa: East Africa’s finest resort is located on a magnificent beachfront, one of the longest on the Kenyan coast. The resort has 338 tastefully furnished rooms and suites with spectacular ocean, pool and garden views. Guests have a choice of three superb themed restaurants, two fine bars and the exclusive Cocos Beach Bar overlooking the ocean. Sarova Mara Game Camp: The camp offers front-row seats for nature’s most breathtaking show, the wildebeest migration. It has 75 luxurious tents with breathtaking views of the Mara Plains. This is a tranquil and relaxing retreat where one can listen to the natural sounds of nature. The Isokon Restaurant serves inspiring gourmet meals in a remote and wild setting.

Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge: Built in the shape of a German fort, this beautifully designed lodge is full of history from the First World War. It’s an ideal base for exploring the natural environment, offering an exclusive bush experience. There are 60 well appointed standard rooms with fine views of the lush gardens. Renowned for its exquisite dining, the lodge offers top-quality dishes using fresh ingredients and embracing pan-African, pan-European and pan-Asian cuisine. Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge: Known for its warmth, vibrancy and hospitality, this lodge is a luxurious safari venue in the heart of Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, overlooking a waterhole and the vast plains of Tsavo. The lodge has 96 rooms, elevated on stilts and built on two levels, offering 24-hour game viewing. Guests can enjoy their meal in the light and airy dining area or out in the open with views of the Taita Hills.

Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge: Set on a hill overlooking the spectacular flamingo-rimmed Lake Nakuru, the lodge has 67 recently refurbished chalets, all equipped with modern conveniences and offering fine views of the lake and the silhouetted hills beyond. Guests can enjoy country-style dining at the Flamingo Restaurant or, on request, the chef can prepare a special meal. Guests can enjoy lunch under the acacia trees with unobstructed views of the lake. Sarova Shaba Game Lodge: Set in an oasis in the middle of a desert of volcanic earth, this lodge is one of Kenya’s best-kept secrets. The property is attractively laid out with modern chalet-style rooms overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro River. There are 85 rooms, all overlooking the river, where elephants sometimes appear and crocodiles lounge on the riverbank. The lodge also has a restaurant, a bar, a swimming pool with a pool bar, and various bush and alfresco dining options.

At a glance - Tulia Spa voted Africa’s Best Ayurveda Spa at World Luxury Spa Awards 2017 - ‘Best of Kenya Cuisine’ safari showcasing the cuisine of East Africa

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PrideInn Hotels & Conferencing

Award-winning properties in excellent locations PrideInn Hotels & Conferencing is a fast-expanding company which currently has three hotels in Nairobi and five hotels in Mombasa. This year, six of the multi-award-winning company’s eight properties received the Trip Advisor ‘Certificate of Excellence’ award, including PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort, PrideInn Mombasa, PrideInn Westlands and PrideInn Lantana. PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort recently introduced the concept of ‘bleisure’ in Kenya – combining both business and leisure. In addition, the resort has the only aqua park in the area and is regarded as one of the best destinations for a family holiday by the beach due to its excellent location and host of fun activities to choose from. The resort was recently chosen to host the World SKAL Congress in 2018. This will be the first time the event has ever been held in Kenya. PrideInn Paradise is also the newest member of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). PrideInn Westlands is a luxurious three-star hotel offering a ‘five-star experience’. The hotel is ideal for guests who want a clean, comfortable and quiet stay in Nairobi’s Westlands district, close to the central business district, shopping and entertainment hubs, international offices and parks. It has all the features of a modern city hotel, with a good location to guarantee maximum comfort and security. PrideInn Raphta, located on Raphta Road in Westlands, offers 100 recently renovated superior rooms along with modern conferencing facilities and tailor-made services. The hotel guarantees a great stay for business and leisure guests looking to stay in the city but also to experience nature with its well maintained gardens. The property offers a restaurant and prides itself on tight security for guests’ peace of mind.

PrideInn Hotel Mombasa is situated in the heart of the city, providing a perfect balance of convenience and redefined hospitality, with professional services and amenities to satisfy all guest requirements. PrideInn Lantana Suites are the newest furnished apartments in Nairobi. This intimate, all-suite hotel enjoys a privileged location in Westlands. The suites have a separate living room, dining room, kitchen and bedroom, with high-speed Wi-Fi, direct dial telephone and home entertainment centre. There is also a heated swimming pool and in-house restaurant for guests. Lantana Suites are a great choice for guests looking to make a longer stay in Nairobi.

At a glance

- Choice of quality hotels in Nairobi and Mombasa - The largest beach convention centre in eastern and southern Africa, with a capacity of 2,500 people - Accommodation and facilities for business and leisure guests

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Acacia Premier Hotel

The only presidential suite on Lake Victoria Situated within Kisumu’s prime leafy suburb of Milimani, on the shores of Lake Victoria, the Acacia Premier Hotel is a spectacular hotel offering convenience and serenity to guests. With the perfect combination of stimulating space and modern facilities, Acacia Premier Hotel has an exceptional location for both corporate and social events. In addition, the hotel’s spa offers a haven of serenity with its three relaxing treatment rooms that revitalise mind and body. Acacia’s stateof-the-art gym is well equipped for those who enjoy a workout, while the stunning pool is perfect for a refreshing swim while watching the African sunset. Acacia Premier Hotel offers 93 modern guest rooms, including four bay suites and the region’s only international-standard presidential suite. The hotel has an array of food and drink options, including a coffee lounge, a bar, an all-day dining restaurant and a pool bar and grill.

At a glance - State-of-the-art meeting and events facilities - Spa with treatment rooms, gym and pool - Four restaurants and bars

Aqua Pool Bar & Grill

Cafe Acacia

With unmatched panoramic views of Lake Victoria, the Aqua Pool Bar & Grill provides the perfect backdrop to enjoy a tasty grilled lunch. As day turns into night, guests can admire the breathtaking sunset with their evening cocktails before enjoying a magical dinner under the stars. The evening entertainment can be taken further with special themed nights and live music on a weekly basis.

Under the Acacia, guests can indulge in the inviting ambience of the all-day-dining restaurant that offers extensive gourmet à la carte and buffet options. There’s an opportunity to tantalise the taste buds with exotic local and international cuisine, accompanied by a selection of the finest wines and beverages to suit all occasions.

Barista Coffee Lounge Barista offers a worldwide selection of coffees and teas as well as freshly baked pastries, cakes and gourmet sandwiches. From business meetings to picking up a quick bite to eat, Barista is the perfect choice.

Buzz Bar The sophisticated Buzz Bar is the ultimate gathering place for travellers to Kisumu. Guests can feel the energy of Kisumu’s finest as they mingle and make friends, or enjoy their favourite football game as they refresh with signature cocktails and delicious appetisers.

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Equity Bank

Card payments offer a convenient and seamless experience Equity Bank, Kenya’s biggest bank by customer numbers, continues to strategically engage payment partners who are looking to tap into the payments space buoyed by the burgeoning middle class, rapid urbanisation and changing demographic trends.

memorable. Equity Bank’s vast network across Kenya and East Africa has seen the bank partner with numerous outlets, reassuring regional travellers that card payments are acceptable wherever they go.

Card usage in Africa is still significantly low compared with other continents. More than half of the payment transactions in most subSaharan countries are completed in cash, showing that this is still the preferred form of payment for many.

The collaboration with various partners has also made it easier for businesses to carry out cross-border and inter-currency payments using digital currency which is accepted worldwide. With the continued development of online purchase tools and increasing consumer acceptance and confidence, Equity Bank is keen on driving the ongoing global acceleration of e-commerce spending as it looks to further enhance its portfolio.

There is, however, a slow shift towards cards, thanks to the advent of a digital economy and easier access to online shopping channels. The growth of online transactions has also been enabled by the fact that most channels are now interoperable, which has led to reduced fixed costs and enhanced economies of scale, making payment services even more convenient.

Collaboration

If you are in the East African region for business or pleasure, feel free to use your card everywhere you see the Equity Bank Logo.

It is on this basis that Equity Bank has partnered with key payment companies like AMEX, VISA, MasterCard and Diners Club, among others, to enhance the payments system by giving customers a wide variety of options. With this, customers are able to use their cards for shopping, fuelling the car and paying for food and beverages without the need to carry cash.

Convenience Debit and credit cards have become the most convenient way to pay for business and holiday travel both online and offline. Local and international cardholders enjoy a range of benefits, such as discounts and varied insurance plans, alongside travel perks like airport lounge access and airline fee reimbursements. There is also a sense of financial convenience and security that comes with holding a debit/credit card. With Kenya being one of the most popular tourist destinations in East Africa, visitors have greatly benefited from the card payment solution, making their stay in the country even more

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Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi

Fabulous food and a warm welcome Located in one of the city’s smartest suburbs, the Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi is a comfortable and welcoming hotel suitable for both business and leisure travellers. Set in five acres of landscaped gardens with majestic trees, this Tsogo Sun property has an authentic atmosphere that appeals to discerning guests on a visit to Kenya’s capital. With a comprehensive range of accommodation, the Southern Sun Mayfair has 171 spacious rooms (17 executive and 154 standard rooms) with a range of amenities to ensure the most comfortable of stays, including an en-suite bathroom, tea and coffee facilities, DStv, hairdryer, complimentary Wi-Fi and 24-hour room and porter services. The hotel has a fully staffed business centre and is home to some of Nairobi’s finest conferencing venues and facilities with eight rooms that can accommodate from 20 to 350 guests.

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

At a glance - Fully staffed business centre and conference facilities - Range of dining options including Golden Spur Steak Ranch - Rooms with enchanting garden views

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

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Ole-Sereni

Deluxe hotel with national park views Reassuringly close to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and enjoying spectacular and uninterrupted views, OleSereni is unique in being the only city hotel next to a national park. Guests can look across the vast expanse of Nairobi National Park and spot animals such as gazelle, giraffe, buffalo and even lion, if lucky, from their room or while enjoying a drink on the terrace. The hotel has 134 rooms and suites, with 58 city-facing superior rooms, 48 deluxe rooms with views of the national park and 26 spacious club rooms, also with national park views. In addition, there is a selection of lavishly equipped executive suites featuring four-poster beds, Jacuzzi, study, 24-hour in-room dining and minibar among a range of impressive amenities.

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

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

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THE BOMA HOTELS

Hospitality with a conscience

At a glance - All profits go to the Kenya Red Cross Society - Attractive and modern facilities in Nairobi and Eldoret - Popular with professionals involved in the humanitarian relief sector

The Boma Hotels group is made up of three properties: two in Nairobi and one in Eldoret. The group’s flagship property is the magnificent Boma Hotel, conveniently located close to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and just 5 km from the central business district. The hotel comprises 148 luxury rooms: superior rooms are 36 square metres in size; deluxe rooms 50 square metres; and suites 55.8 square metres with a large sitting area, ideal for private business meetings. Guests can be sure of a good night’s sleep thanks to luxurious linen, plush pillows and duvets. The business suite has a contemporary ambience with a traditional African touch.

Conference facilities Guests can choose from the Johari Restaurant, the Tembo Bistro and the Atrium Coffee Shop. The hotel also has a health club and spa. There are meeting and conference facilities for up to 80 people in reception configuration.

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Next door is the 58-room Boma Inn Nairobi, a three-star budget property. The inn has two restaurants, the Mundial and the Mbugani, as well as a garden bar and a lounge. Meanwhile, in Eldoret, the 68-room Boma Inn has set new standards in Kenya’s fifth-largest city. Located just 5 km from the international airport, the Boma Inn offers guests a choice of superior and deluxe rooms and the impressive Governors’ Suites. The hotel’s Sinendet Restaurant is popular with both locals and guests, as is the Aburwo Lounge. The Boma Hotels group is affiliated to the Red Cross and all profits generated in Kenya go directly to that organisation.


BOMA INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY COLLEGE (BIHC)

Working together to build careers

Located within the Boma Hotel Complex, Boma International Hospitality College (BIHC) is an affiliate of the Kenya Red Cross. BIHC aims to address the current and long-term need for highly educated and trained personnel for the fastest-growing industry in the world: the hospitality and tourism industry. BIHC offers a rigorous curriculum and Swiss philosophy of education, placing importance on practical training and state-of-the-art facilities to help students progress and excel in their fields. BIHC also offers students the chance to train within the Boma Hotel complex, providing on-the-job experience.

Opportunities BIHC is dedicated to providing excellence in education and training, in parallel with exciting career opportunities. Based on the Swiss ethos that focuses on the practical application of theory, emphasis is placed on the ‘four pillar approach’: practical training, professional attitude, management competencies and a commitment to lifelong learning.

There is a range of courses on offer at BIHC, include a three-year Swiss higher diploma in hotel management as well as courses focusing on culinary arts and hotel operations. Each course includes an opportunity to complete an industry placement, where students can put their acquired skills into practice and gain a greater understanding of the industry. The BIHC career and placement office gives assistance to students with finding internships locally and abroad and helps them to gain employment after graduation.

At a glance - Range of hospitality courses available - Support for students seeking internships and employment - Intakes in January, May and September

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Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Kenya

Unrivalled luxury at three iconic properties Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Kenya offers three superior properties in Nairobi, in the Mount Kenya region and in the Masai Mara National Park.

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

Fairmont Mara Safari Club

Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club

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

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

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

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Sopa Lodges

Luxury properties in top safari destinations Established in 1986, Sopa Lodges has properties tucked away in leading safari destinations across East Africa. Each of these lodges is situated in a hand-picked location that is guaranteed to offer wonderful views. In the Maasai language ‘sopa’ means ‘welcome’ and Sopa Lodges aims to ensure that every guest receives its warmest welcome.

Amboseli Sopa Lodge Set within mature wooded gardens with a rustic charm of its own, the lodge nestles in the south foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. Inspired by traditional Maasai Village architecture, the lodge has 83 well appointed rooms offering an authentic African experience. Amboseli Sopa Lodge is an ideal holiday base from which guests can enjoy numerous leisure activities and undergo a unique dining experience with magnificent views of the snowcapped Mount Kilimanjaro.

Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort

Masai Mara Sopa Lodge

Located on the southern shores of Lake Naivasha, the resort is a luxurious destination known for its world-class service, wide variety of cuisine and spacious cottages that offer guests magnificent views and provide a relaxing feel. Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort is home to resident giraffes, waterbucks and both vervet and colobus monkeys. The resort also acts as a stopover for hippos as they leave the lake each night to feed on the expansive lawns. The resort has two swimming pools with a children’s area, a pool complete with its own bar, a snack kitchen and pizzeria. The well manicured lawns are an ideal setting for romantic garden weddings and corporate events.

Located high on the slopes of the Oloolaimutia Hills, Masai Mara Sopa Lodge was one of the first safari lodges to be built in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. All the buildings follow the design of traditional African huts, and these stretch along the line of the hills with the large public area buildings and the swimming pool at their centre. The lodge was designed to complement its environment while reflecting the themes and influences of culture and custom.

Samburu Sopa Lodge Samburu Sopa Lodge offers a panoramic view of the vast Samburu shrubland and the hills beyond. The lodge is located inside Samburu National Reserve in northern Kenya. In addition to its large herds of elephant and prides of lion and leopard, the national reserve has its own ‘special five’ lurking in the dry bush: Grevy’s zebra, long-necked gerenuk, reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich and beisa oryx. Samburu Sopa Lodge is made up of 30 cottages, each with two bedrooms built to resemble manyattas, with 15 cottages on either side of the public - Five luxury properties in Kenya areas. The cottages surround - World Luxury Hotel Awards winners 2017 the waterhole but leave a - TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence wide gap to allow the wildlife to move freely into the water.

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Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham

Ideally located hotel with modern facilities Located in the serene suburb of Hurlingham, just half an hour from the international airport, Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham offers luxury accommodation for both business and leisure travellers. The hotel is conveniently situated only a short distance from shopping malls, the commercial district, the city centre and Nairobi National Park.

Facilities The hotel has 96 air conditioned superior rooms and executive suites with queen-sized or twin beds. In-room facilities include the signature Four Comfort Bed as well as LCD flat-screen television and minibar. The hotel is equipped with advanced conferencing facilities and its knowledgeable staff are on hand to ensure that any business meeting, banquet or conference runs smoothly. The conference halls can host a minimum of nine and a maximum of 120 guests.

There is a variety of dining options, with contemporary international cuisine served at Pablo’s and traditional Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare at Mezze on the Deck, where they also host cocktail parties and special dinners. One of the hotel’s main features is the rooftop, where guests have access to a heated swimming pool as well as the Level 8 bar and lounge. So there is every opportunity to end the day in style, however you choose to relax.

At a glance - Ideal location for business and leisure guests - Modern conference facilities - Stylish rooftop pool area with restaurants and bar

Grand Royal Swiss Hotel

A royal welcome in Kisumu Located in a serene and secure environment on the outskirts of Kisumu town, the Grand Royal Swiss Hotel offers 125 upscale rooms including Standard, Deluxe, Royal Suite, Executive Suite and Presidential Suite. Delicious all-day dining is provided by Flavours restaurant, while Aquarius serves a range of beverages by the pool including signature cocktails and fine wines. The Bond lobby lounge and bar is an ideal venue for business and leisure gatherings, serving hot drinks and freshly baked pastries throughout the day.

Rejuvenate Guest can relax and rejuvenate at the hotel’s spa centre, with massage rooms, a sauna and steam room available on site as well as an openair pool and state-of-the-art gym. Personal trainers are on hand to assist with workouts or offer advice.

The Grand Royal Swiss Hotel enjoys commanding views of Nandi Hills to the north, Maragoli Hills to the west and Kano Plains to the east. The hotel is also just a 10-minute drive from the centre of Kisumu and 15 minutes from Kisumu International Airport. Nearby attractions include the Kisumu Impala Sanctuary, the Kisumu Museum and Kit-Mikayi, an impressive rock formation to the west of Kisumu.

At a glance - 125 luxury rooms - Biggest conference facility in the Western region - Modern swimming pool, spa and gym

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Karen Blixen Camp

Luxury camp with river views Karen Blixen Camp is an eco-friendly luxury camp that evokes the nostalgia of a bygone era when the savannah was seldom visited and guests could retreat to elaborate, comfortable camps after a day of adventure. Comprising large canvas tents, each placed along the Mara River, Karen Blixen Camp provides comfort and privacy in a cosy atmosphere. The stylish restaurant, reception, lounge, bar and gift shop are set on a raised wooden deck and furnished with accurate reproductions of the famous writer’s private furniture collection. The swimming pool offers relaxation and exercise in between exciting game drives in the Masai Mara, and the resident masseuse can help guests unwind with a wide range of wellness and beauty treatments.

At a glance - 22 large canvas tents - Undisturbed views along the Mara River

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DStv

Providing Africa with live stream, catch up and box office services Digital Satellite Television (DStv) is MultiChoice’s digital satellite TV service in Sub-Saharan Africa. Established in 1995, the company provides MultiChoice subscribers with various TV packages, offering entertainment channels such as movies, lifestyle and culture, sport, documentaries, news and many more. Most of DStv’s subscribers are located in South Africa and Nigeria, although Kenya, Ghana, Angola, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Mauritius and Tanzania are also consumers of DStv. The various packages DStv offer customers range from basic to premium, depending on monthly subscription fees. For those with a smaller budget, or perhaps those who don’t watch a lot of television, the DStv EasyView package features around 35 channels such as eExtra, Bay TV and C TV.

Family In addition, this reasonably priced TV package offers various other channels including religious, news and kids’ channels, to name a few. For those with children, the DStv Family package offers over 60

channels, featuring fantastic local and international television series, movies, documentaries, telenovelas and kids’ shows to help keep the little ones entertained. DStv’s ultimate package, known as DStv Premium, enables account holders to watch live television or catch up by using as many as five devices, including smartphones and tablets. DStv Premium account holders can watch and manage their account from the DStv Now app on a smartphone or tablet and connect their Explora decoder to the internet for more series and movie titles on Catch Up Plus.

At a glance - Millions of subscribers across Africa - Five DStv packages to choose from - Fixed price for annual payments

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Kenya Hotel & Restaurant Guide

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

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

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

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

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

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KAHC Members index 0-9 67 Airport Hotel................................................42

A Aberdare Country Club.............................42 Acacia Premier Hotel...................................42 ACK Guesthouse Mombasa.................51 Aero Clubs of East Africa........................67 Alliance Naro Moru River Lodge...........................................................57 Amani Tiwi Beach Resort.......................51 Amber Hotel Nairobi.....................................42 Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge.........57 Amboseli Sopa Lodge................................57 andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp.......................................................62 Angama Mara.....................................................57 ARC Hotel................................................................42 Ashnil Aruba Lodge......................................57 Ashnil Mara Camp.........................................62 Ashnil Samburu Camp .............................62 Azul Margarita Beach Resort.............51

B Bahari Dhow Villas........................................51 Bamburi Beach Hotel..................................51

Diani Sea Resort..............................................52 Driftwood Beach Club................................52

E Eka Hotel Nairobi........................................... 43 Elephant Bedroom Camp........................62 Elewana AfroChic Diani Beach Hotel...........................................................52 Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp....62 Elewana Elsa's Kopje Lodge...............62 Elewana Kitich Camp..................................62 Elewana Lewa Safari Camp............... 63 Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp....... 63 Elewana Sand River Masai Mara.. 63 Elewana Tortilis Camp.............................. 63 Enashipai Resort & Spa.......................... 43 Entim Camp Mara......................................... 63

F Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club............................................................ 43 Fairmont The Norfolk ............................... 43 Fairview Hotel.................................................... 44 Fig Tree Camp................................................... 63 Finch Hattons Luxury Camp............... 63 Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham.......................................42

Baobab Beach Resort & Spa..............51 Basecamp Masai Mara.............................62

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Best Western Plus Creekside.............51

Golden Tulip Westlands Nairobi...... 44

Bidwood Suites.................................................42

Golf Hotel Kakamega................................. 44

Blue Post Hotel..................................................42

Governors' Camp........................................... 63

Boma Inn Eldoret............................................ 43

Grand Royal Swiss Hotel........................ 44

Boma Inn Nairobi........................................... 43

Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort.......................................................57

Boma International Hospitality College.........................................67

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Hemingways Nairobi................................... 44

Cloud Hotel & Suites................................... 43

Hillpark Hotel...................................................... 44

Crowne Plaza Nairobi .............................. 43

Hilton Nairobi...................................................... 45

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Hotel Royal Orchid Azure....................... 45

Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa.......51

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Diani Sea Lodge...............................................52

Ilkeliani Camp.................................................... 64


Intercontinental Nairobi........................... 45

Mara Serena Safari Lodge....................59

PrideInn Hotel Mombasa....................... 54

Swahili Beach .................................................. 56

International Hotel & Tourism Institute (IHTI).....................................................67

Mara Simba Lodge........................................59

PrideInn Hotel Raphta................................47

Sweetwaters Serena Camp................ 66

Masai Mara Sopa Lodge.........................59

PrideInn Hotel Westlands.......................47

Medina Palms.....................................................53

PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort, Conference Centre & Spa..................... 54

J Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Resort.......................................................52 Jacaranda Lake Elementaita Lodge.........................................57 Jacaranda Nairobi Hotel......................... 45

K Karen Blixen Camp....................................... 64 Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages............................................................ 45

Merica Hotel Nakuru.................................. 46 Mnarani Club & Spa.....................................53 Moffat Court Hotel .......................................53 Mpata Safari Club..........................................59 Msambweni Beach House & Private Villas...................................................53 Muthaiga Country Club.............................67

R Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill............................................47 Reef Hotel...............................................................55 Rekero Camp...................................................... 65 Rhino Watch Lodge.......................................59

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T Tamarind Mombasa.................................... 68 Tea Tot Hotel....................................................... 48 The Ark......................................................................61 The Boma Nairobi.......................................... 48 The Carnivore.................................................... 68 The Clarion Hotel, Nairobi..................... 48 The Concord Hotel & Suites............... 48 The Mara Concord Game Lodge....61 The Panari Hotel..............................................49

Naboisho Camp............................................... 65

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Karen Country Club ....................................67

Nairobi Club......................................................... 68

Safari Park Hotel & Casino...................47

Keekorok Lodge...............................................57

Nairobi Safari Club....................................... 46

Samburu Game Lodge............................. 60

Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC)......................67

Nairobi Serena Hotel.................................. 46

Samburu Intrepids Camp...................... 65

Naivasha Kongoni Lodge ......................59

Samburu Sopa Lodge............................... 60

Kiboko Luxury Camp ................................ 64

NAS Airport Services (NAS)............... 68

Sanctuary Olonana ..................................... 65

Kicheche Camps ........................................... 64

Neptune Beach Resort..............................53

Sankara Nairobi................................................47

Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge............58

Neptune Paradise Beach Resort & Spa...................................................... 54

Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge............ 60 Sarova Mara Game Camp.................... 65

Neptune Village Beach Resort & Spa...................................................... 54

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Sarova Panafric ...............................................47

Utalii Hotel..............................................................49

Kilili Baharini Resort & Spa..................52

L Laico Regency Hotel................................... 45 Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp........ 64 Lake Naivasha Country Club............. 46 Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge ............58 Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort................58 Lake Nakuru Lodge ....................................58 Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge......................58 Larsens Camp................................................... 64 Leisure Lodge Golf Club..........................67 Leisure Lodge Resort.................................52 Leopard Beach Resort & Spa.............52 Lion in the Sun..................................................53

North Coast Beach Hotel ..................... 54

O Ocean Beach Resort................................... 54 Olare Mara Kempinski.............................. 65 Ol Donyo Lodge................................................59 Ole Dume Suites............................................. 46 Ole-Sereni............................................................. 46 Ol Seki Hemingways Mara ................. 65 Ol Tukai Lodge...................................................59 Olumara Camp.................................................. 65

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Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge.......... 60

The Panari Resort Nyahururu............49 The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille................61 Tin Tin Restaurant........................................ 68 Tipilikwani Mara Camp............................ 66 Travellers Beach Hotel & Club.......... 56 Tribe..............................................................................49 Turtle Bay Beach Club.............................. 56

Sarova Shaba Game Lodge................ 60

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Sarova Stanley.................................................. 48

Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi..............49

Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge....... 60

Voi Wildlife Lodge...........................................61

Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa.......................................................55

Voyager Beach Resort.............................. 56 Voyager Ziwani Camp............................... 66

Saruni Samburu.............................................. 60 Sekenani Camp................................................ 66

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Serena Beach Resort & Spa................55

Weston Hotel.......................................................49

Serena Mountain Lodge......................... 60

Wigot Gardens...................................................49

Serian Camp....................................................... 66

Windsor Golf Hotel & CC.........................49

Severin Safari Camp................................... 66 Severin Sea Lodge........................................55 Southern Palms Beach Resort..........55

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Park Inn by Radisson Nairobi Westlands.............................................................. 46

Maanzoni Lodge.............................................. 46

Parklands Sports Club ............................ 68

Sovereign Suites............................................. 48

Mara Engai Lodge..........................................58

Park Villa Hotel..................................................47

Sun Africa Beach Resort.........................55

Mara Intrepids Camp................................. 64

Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa....... 54

Sunset Hotel........................................................ 48

Mara Leisure Camp..................................... 64

Plaza Beach Hotel......................................... 54

Sunset Paradise Apartments.............55

Mara Safari Club..............................................59

PrideInn Hotel Lantana Suites...........47

Surfside Villas.....................................................55

Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi.......... 48

Category Nairobi & Regions 42 Coast Hotels 51 Lodges 57 Camps 62 Other Members 67

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Nairobi & Regions

67 Airport Hotel

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

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ARC Hotel

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

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: reservations.ke@marasa.net www.marasa.net; www.aberdarecountryclub.com

Additional facilities: Conference facilities, business centre, gift shop, health club, horse riding, nine-hole golf course, safari drives, steam and sauna bath.

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

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Bidwood Suites

Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)737 555 999; 727 555 999 Email: promos@bidwoodsuites.com; sales@bidwoodsuites.com www.bidwoodsuites.com Location: Westlands, Nairobi Ideally located in the Westlands suburb of Nairobi, the modern Bidwood Suites Hotel aims to provide a committed, all-star service while anticipating the needs of each and every guest, whether travelling for business or leisure.

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Location: Kisumu

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.

Location: Mweiga Hill in the Aberdare Highlands

Situated within the Egerton College Campus, the ARC Hotel offers accommodation and excellent conference facilities in the Central Rift. There are 90 en-suite rooms, with TV and Wi-Fi. All rooms are on a bed-and-breakfast basis. The conference facilities can cater for up for up to 250 delegates and various packages are available to suit different needs. The conference grounds, too, are available to host weddings, cocktails and team-building exercises.

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Achieng’ Oneka Road, Kisumu Tel: +254 (0)709 850000 Email: info@acaciapremier.com www.acaciapremier.com Acacia Premier Hotel is situated in the leafy suburb of Milimani, close to Lake Victoria, and offers a serene environment with famous African hospitality. The hotel’s main restaurant, Café Acacia, serves an extensive gourmet menu alongside buffet options, while the Aqua Pool Bar & Grill is the perfect place to enjoy dinner and cocktails, with a splendid view of Lake Victoria. Acacia Premier also excels at conferences and events, with a wide range of rooms and facilities available to suit guests’ needs.

Location: Egerton, Nakuru

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

Acacia Premier Hotel

The Bidwood Suites Hotel rooms are designed to suit everyone, ranging from a one-bedroom to a penthouse family suite. All rooms are en-suite. Additional facilities: Spa, gym, conference facilities, restaurant and bar, Wi-Fi.

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Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham

Argwings Kodhek Road, Hurlingham, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 292 7000/1/2/3 Cell: +254 (0)732 292 700; 0722 292 700 Fax: +254 (0)20 292 7005 Email: info@fourpointsnbo.co.ke www.fourpoints.com/nairobihurlingham Location: Nairobi Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham understands quality, trend and, above all, value. Set in a prime district of Nairobi, Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham is perfectly situated to cater to both business and leisure travellers. Additional facilities: Pablo’s restaurant (international cuisine), Mezze On The Deck (Middle East and Mediterranean cuisine), LEVEL 8 Ciroc bar and lounge, Lobby Café, free Wi-Fi, gym, heated pool, taxi services, concierge, business centre. 96

Amber Hotel Nairobi

Ngong Lane, off Ngong Road, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)736 600 002; +254 (0)709 090 000 Email: reservations@amberhotel.co.ke www.amberhotel.co.ke Location: Nairobi Amber Hotel is one of Nairobi’s newest hotels, offering unique architectural style, elegant decor, personalised service and affordable accommodation. Situated off Ngong Road, Amber Hotel benefits from easy access to some of Nairobi’s best shopping malls, including The Junction and Yaya Centre, as well as Nairobi Business Park, golf courses and health centres. Each of the 109 air conditioned rooms is fitted with necessary amenities including TV, Wi-Fi, tea and coffee facilities and more. Additional facilities: Gym, swimming pool, babysitting, gift shop, complimentary parking for hotel guests, conference facilities. 109

Blue Post Hotel

PO Box 42-01000, Thika Wireless: +245 (0)67 222 2241 Cell: +254 (0)721 578 245; 725 999 538; 772 597 244 Email: bph.info@heritagehotels.co.ke; reservations@blueposthotel.co.ke Facebook: Blue Post Hotel –Thika Location: Along Thika-Muranga Highway, 45 km from Nairobi ­ Established in 1908, Blue Post Hotel has been purposely located between two natural 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.

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Nairobi & Regions

Boma Inn Eldoret

Boma Inn Nairobi

Cloud Hotel & Suites

Location: Elgon View, Off Ramogi Drive

Location: Bellevue, off Mombasa Road

Location: Nairobi

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.

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.

The Cloud Hotel & Suites is a statement of architectural excellence, strategically located off Masari Road on the corner of 4th Parklands Road, Nairobi. The Cloud is a three-star hotel featuring 39 rooms, all tastefully designed for guests to experience a stay like no other.

PO Box 9208-30100, Eldoret Tel: +254 (0)719 025 0000/502/503/504/505 Cell: +254 (0)719 050 000 Email: eldoretsales@theboma.co.ke www.theboma.co.ke

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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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: reservations@ekahotel.com www.ekahotel.com

PO Box 26601-00100 Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 390 4000 Cell: +254 (0)719 050 000 Email: sales@theboma.co.ke www.theboma.co.ke

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Enashipai Resort & Spa Moi South Lake Road, Naivasha Tel: +254 (0)51 213 0000 Cell: +254 (0)719 051 000 Email: sales@enashipai.com www.enashipai.com Location: Naivasha

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.

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.

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Additional facilities: Gym/fitness room, restaurants, pool, conference/meeting facilities, day spa, parking and business centre.

Additional facilities: Complimentary Wi-Fi, full health club, hair salon, on-site bank with ATM services, conferencing facilities, 24-hour room service.

Location: Mombasa Road, Nairobi.

Additional facilities: Complimentary Wi-Fi access, gym, swimming pool, gift shop, babysitting, free parking, guest transport service.

4th Parklands, Masari Road, Diamond Plaza PO Box 49434-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)203 860 119; (0)715 404 994 Email: reservations@chaturgroup.com www.cloudhotelsuites.com

Additional facilities: Spa, cultural museum, coffee lounge, health club, business centre, lake, close proximity to national parks, hippo viewing, birdwatching.

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Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club

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

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Crowne Plaza Nairobi

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

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Fairmont The Norfolk

Harry Thuku Road, PO Box 40064-00100 (GPO), Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 226 5000 Fax: +254 (0)20 221 6796 Email: kenya.reservations@fairmont.com www.fairmont.com 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. Additional facilities: Health club, heated swimming pool, beauty parlour, shop, ballroom, cultural tours, laundry. 170

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Fairview Hotel

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

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Golden Tulip Westlands Nairobi

65 Muthithi Road, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)791 166 664 Email: info@goldentulipwestlandsnairobi.com www.goldentulipwestlandsnairobi.com Location: Nairobi Golden Tulip Westlands Nairobi is one of the city’s newest hotels, designed for business and leisure guests alike. This four-star hotel is located in the affluent Westlands neighbourhood and is just 30 minutes from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Each of the 94 rooms is equipped with elegant furnishings as well as a luxury bathroom. The 254 restaurant offers excellent cuisine, while the rooftop bar is the perfect place for chilled evening drinks. Guests can also take advantage of the state-of-the-art fitness centre and swimming pool. Additional facilities: Pool, fitness centre with gym, spa, rooftop bar and lounge, conference rooms, laundry service. 94

Hemingways Nairobi

Hillpark Hotel

Location: Mbagathi Ridge, off Karen Road, Karen

Location: Upper Hill, Nairobi

PO Box 146-00502, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 2295 01/15 Fax: +254 (0)20 2295 111 Email: info@hemingways-collection.com www.hemingways-nairobi.com

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

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

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

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Golf Hotel Kakamega

PO Box 118-50100, Kakamega Tel: +254 (0)728 833 974; +254 (0)731 338 705 Fax: +254 (0)56 30 155 Email: info@golfhotelkakamega.com Website: www.golfhotelkakamega.com Location: Along Khasakhala Road, Milimani area Golf Hotel Kakamega is situated close to the forest and provides guests with a melody of singing birds, whispering trees and croaking frogs. Enjoy the sparkling blue swimming pool and the spacious rooms featuring DStv and free internet. This is a quiet location for conferences, seminars, team-building, cocktail parties and wedding reception. Next to the hotel is a ninehole 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. 62

Grand Royal Swiss Hotel

Vihiga Road, Kisumu Tel: +254 (0)798 484 609 Email: info@grandroyalswisshotel.com www.grandroyalswisshotel.com Location: Kisumu Designed to cater for those who appreciate individuality, luxury and elegance, Grand Royal Swiss Hotel strives to offer the best quality and services to all guests. Located in Kisumu, the hotel offers 125 rooms, available as standard or deluxe rooms, in addition to the Royal Suite and the Presidential Suite. There are four restaurants and bars on site, including all-day dining at Flavours, light bites at Aquarius and international flavours and traditional shisha at Medoc. Additional facilities: Gym, spa, restaurant, shisha lounge, meeting rooms, ballroom.

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Hilton Nairobi

PO Box 30624-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 279 0000; 228 8000 Fax: +254 (0)20 225 0099; 222 6477 Email: nairobi_info@hilton.com www.nairobi.hilton.com Location: Nairobi CBD, five minutes from KICC

Hotel Royal Orchid Azure

Lantana Road, Westlands, PO Box 13760-00800 Tel: +254 (0) 773 035 395; +254 (0)716 079 305 Email: reservations@azurehotelnairobi.com www.royalorchidhotels.com Location: Westlands

Additional facilities: Electronic safes, free Wi-Fi in public areas, 24-hour room service, business centre, executive lounge, shuttle bus service.

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

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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.

Intercontinental Nairobi

Jacaranda Nairobi Hotel

Location: Uhuru Highway, opposite Uhuru Park, Nairobi

Location: Westlands, Nairobi

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

For over 40 years InterContinental Nairobi has remained the city’s leading upscale international hotel. The rooms and suites offer spacious accommodation, facilities and service for frequent business and leisure travellers. Additional facilities: Parking, disabled facilities, Indian restaurant, Italian restaurant, themed evenings.

Additional facilities: Outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, spa, casino, banquet and convention facilities, Wi-Fi. 376

Woodvale Close, Waiyaki Way, PO Box 14287-00800, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)711 089000 Email: reservations@jacarandahotels.com www.jacarandahotels.com 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. 128

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Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages

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

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Laico Regency Hotel

Loita St, Uhuru Highway, PO Box 7574900200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 221 199; 2 887 000 Fax: +254 (0)20 2 215 789 Email: reservations@laicoregencyhotel.co.ke www.laicoregencyhotel.co.ke Location: Central Nairobi Part of the Laico Hotels & Resorts group, the Laico Regency Hotel is an elegant property offering discreet luxury and exquisite cuisine. The hotel is located in the heart of the Kenyan capital, only 15 minutes from the airport. Conference facilities include 15 meeting rooms. There are four restaurants and two in-house bars. Additional facilities: Café Maure, themed buffet lunches, Roberto’s Pizzeria, 24-hour room service, shopping arcade, business centre, health club, heated swimming pool, Wi-Fi, laundry and dry cleaning services.

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Lake Naivasha Country Club

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: info@sunafricahotels.com www.sunafricahotels.com Location: Moi South Lake Road, Naivasha Lake Naivasha Country Club became famous in the 1930s as a staging post for 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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Maanzoni Lodge

Merica Hotel Nakuru

Location: Lukenya, Mombasa Road

Location: Nakuru

Since opening its doors in 2011, Maanzoni Lodge has welcomed the seasoned traveller, the corporate delegate, the family escaping the noisy city, the young couple looking to rekindle their love and the partygoer looking for fun and excitement. With its beautiful tranquil landscapes, delicious authentic dishes, spacious and elegant rooms with well kept gardens and large, airy conference halls, Maanzoni Lodge is conveniently situated just 25 minutes’ drive from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The lodge is set on a 1,000 acre ranch with game such as zebra, giraffe and eland.

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.

PO Box 611 – 00204, Athi River Tel: +254 (0) 20 2699600/1/2 Email: info@maanzonilodge.co.ke www.maanzonilodge.co.ke

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

Additional facilities: Bar, restaurant, swimming pool, fitness centre, beauty parlour.

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 Fax: +254 (0)20 222 4625; 221 5137 Email: info@nairobisafariclub.com; reservations@nairobisafariclub.com www.nairobisafariclub.com Location: Nairobi’s central business district, 18 km from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport This stylish hotel is located in the heart of Nairobi and offers accommodation in tastefully designed suites. As Kenya’s only all-suite hotel, it is ideal for both local and international conferences. Additional facilities: Sauna, steam bath, massage parlour, shop, parking, business centre, heated swimming pool.

Additional facilities: Fahari Restaurant, meetings and conference halls, team building, swimming pools, weddings, gala dinners. 272

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Nairobi Serena Hotel

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

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Ole Dume Suites

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

Ole-Sereni

Location: Kilimani

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

Located in the serene suburb of Kilimani, this modern development of apartments is suitable for both short and long stays. It has 29 fully furnished apartments, all featuring an open-plan kitchen with dining table, bathtub, shower and individual balcony. The on-site restaurant serves continental cuisine and an extensive drinks list. Meals can be taken in the restaurant or delivered to your room for private dining. The swimming pool, spa and gym offer a chance to relax, and the salon and barbershop will ensure you always look your best.

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

Additional facilities: Gym, swimming pool, spa, salon, 24-hour security, airport transfers, parking, Wi-Fi, conference room.

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

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Park Inn by Radisson Nairobi Westlands Waiyaki Way, PO Box 14409 Westlands Tel: +254 709 498 000 www.parkinn.com/hotel-nairobi 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.

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Park Villa Hotel

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

PrideInn Hotel Lantana Suites

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

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Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill

Safari Park Hotel & Casino

Location: Nairobi

Location: Opp. Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani

PO Box 21695-00100, City Square Tel: +254 (0)709 810 000 Email: sales.nairobi@radissonblu.com www.radissonblu.com/hotel-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. 271

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: sales@safariparkhotel.co.ke www.safaripark-hotel.com

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. 203

PrideInn Hotel Raphta

Raphta Road, PO Box 66969-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)737 999 110; 729 866 956 Email: info@prideinn.co.ke www.prideinn.co.ke Location: Westlands, Nairobi With lush, pristine gardens surrounded by lovely flowers, PrideInn Hotel Raphta lies in the prime Nairobi suburb of Westlands. This recently refurbished and relaunched hotel offers 100 guest-rooms and three conference rooms plus two restaurants. The hotel is 27 km from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and within easy reach of Nairobi National Museum and shopping malls such as the Sarit Centre and Westgate Mall. Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis with free access to high-speed Wi-Fi. Additional facilities: Three conference facilities for up to 150 people, secure parking for vehicles, room service. 100

PrideInn Hotel Westlands

Westlands Road PO Box 66969-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)737 999 110; 729 866 956 Email: info@prideinn.co.ke www.prideinn.co.ke Location: Westlands, Nairobi 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. 28

Sankara Nairobi

Sarova Panafric

Location: Westlands, Nairobi

Location: Nairobi

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

Imposingly set in a pleasant residential suburb of Nairobi, the Sarova Panafric commands a panoramic view of the Kenyan capital. The hotel is famed for its excellent local and international cuisine, sumptuous buffets, tantalising barbecue and extensive à la carte menu. It is also home to the Flame Tree Restaurant, dubbed ‘the finest restaurant in town’.

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

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

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. 156

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Sarova Stanley

Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi

Sovereign Suites

Location: City centre, Nairobi

Location: Westlands, Nairobi

Location: Kiambu

Flagship of the Sarova Hotels Group, The Sarova Stanley is Nairobi’s oldest hotel, built in 1902, with a rich and proud history. The Sarova Stanley has undergone an intensive programme of renovation. The hotel has three restaurants: the famous Thorn Tree Café, the Thai Chi, for authentic Thai cuisine, and the alfresco Pool Deck Restaurant.

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

Sovereign Suites is a new five-star boutique hotel set in six acres. There are 14 suites in a grand colonial-style building. The restaurant can accommodate up to 100 diners and the gardens are perfect for weddings. There is parking for up to 50 cars. The hotel has a spa and fitness centre offering facials, massage therapy, pedicures and manicures.

Corner of Kimathi Street and Kenyatta Ave PO Box 30680, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 276 7000; +254 (0)709 111 000 Email: sarova.stanley@sarovahotels.com www.sarovahotels.com

Additional facilities: Shop, health club, business centre.

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Tea Tot Hotel

Anam Towers Along Konza Road, 0000 Machakos Tel: +254 (0)718 009 684 www.teatot.co.ke 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.

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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: admin@southernsun.co.ke www.tsogosun.com

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

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The Boma Nairobi

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

Plot Number 166/5, Limuru Road Redhill, Kiambu Tel: + 254 (0)703 048 400 Fax: +254 (0)703 048 032 Email: info@sunafricahotels.com www.sunafricahotels.com

Additional facilities: Spa, fitness centre, presidential suites with Jacuzzi.

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The Clarion Hotel, Nairobi

Junction of Moi Avenue and Muranga Road, opposite Jeevanjee Gardens, PO Box 524700506, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 221 1739; 221 1740 Cell: +254 (0)721 485 024; 0735 485 024 Email: info@theclarionhotel.co.ke www.theclarionhotel.co.ke Location: Nairobi The Clarion Hotel is located in the heart of Nairobi overlooking the central business district and close to major landmarks. The 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. 62

Sunset Hotel

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

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The Concord Hotel & Suites

31 Wanagapala Road, 4th Parklands PO Box 49434-00100 GPO Tel: +254 (0)711 111 333; (0)709 466 000 Email: reservations@theconcordhotels.com www.theconcordhotels.com Location: Nairobi A haven of comfort and sophistication, The Concord Hotel & Suites is an elegantly designed hotel featuring the best of convenience, luxury and entertainment. Strategically located on Wangapala Road, Nairobi and within walking distance from The Diamond Plaza shopping centre. It features 86 rooms that are tastefully designed and radiate warmth and sophistication. Additional facilities: Spa, Wi-Fi, valet parking, spa, gym, fitness centre, 24 hour restaurant, cafe, pool deck, conference facilities.

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The Panari Hotel

PO Box 4372-00506, Mombasa Road Tel: +254 (020) 3946000 Cell: +254 (0)711 091 000; Email: reservations@panarihotels.com www.panarihotels.com Location: Mombasa Road, 5 km from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport The Panari Hotel is ideal for those 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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Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi

Chiromo Road, Nairobi PO Box 14164-00800 Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 360 3000 Email: reservations.nairobi@kempinski.com www.kempinski.com/nairobi 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 panAsian restaurant 88, the Italian restaurant and deli Lucca and Tambourin, the Arabic Rooftop Lounge, the all-day Café Villa Rosa, the K Lounge and a Cigar Lounge. Additional facilities: Grand ballroom, spa, fitness centre, library, business centre, balcony bar, Aquos Health bar.

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The Panari Resort Nyahururu PO Box 14799 - 00800, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)709 070 000 Email: info@panariresort.com www.panarihotels.com 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 Additional facilities: Restaurants and bars, conference and meeting facilities, wedding packages, Eucalyptus Spa, gym and children’s playing area. 98

Tribe

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

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Weston Hotel

Wigot Gardens

Location: Nairobi

Location: Kisumu

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.

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

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

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

Lang’ata Road, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)709 995 002; (0)709 995 000 Email: info@westonhotel.com www.westonhotel.com

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

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Utalii Hotel

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

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Windsor Golf Hotel & CC

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 Fax: +254 (0)20 233 8093/6 Email: sales@windsor.co.ke www.windsorgolfresort.com Location: Ridgeways, Nairobi Victorian-designed buildings set in colourful landscaped gardens overlooking a fusion of indigenous forest and an 18-hole championship golf course define this as one of East Africa’s premier resorts – an environmental haven for wildlife and birdlife with man-made water features. Additional facilities: State-of-the-art conferencing, free Wi-Fi, weddings, golf, tennis and squash courts, fully equipped gym, jogging and bike tracks, birdwatching, petanque, beauty salon, massages, restaurants, bars, laundry services, coffee farm visit. 115

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Diani Beach – Kwale’s jewel in the crown For the fourth consecutive year, Diani Beach won the title of Africa’s Leading Beach Destination 2017 at the World Travel Awards. It was also voted one of the Top 25 Beaches in the World by TripAdvisor in 2016. Diani is truly idyllic, with over six miles of palm-fringed coast meeting the calm waters of the Indian Ocean to create a picturepostcard holiday destination. There’s a choice of world-class resorts, hotels, apartments and private villas catering to a range of budgets; and the excellent accommodation is complemented by equally impressive retail, dining and entertainment facilities.

Watersports But there’s much more to Diani than just miles of perfect beach. The coral reef ensures calm waters – ideal for swimming, snorkelling and diving as well as a range of water sports that include windsurfing, sailing and Kenya’s latest craze, kitesurfing.

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Message from H.E. Governor Salim Mvurya To all our friends and well-wishers, please join us in our moment of joy to celebrate the news of being voted Leading Beach Destination in Africa at the recent World Travel Awards. The judges at the Awards could not have chosen a better candidate for the top position because Destination Kwale, as our brand name goes, is indeed a world-class tourist product. This time round we beat other leading beach destinations in Africa such as Bazaruto of Mozambique, Cape Town of South Africa, Plettenberg Bay of South Africa, Sharm El Sheikh of Egypt and Zanzibar of Tanzania. As a county, our focus is not only on increasing tourist numbers and attracting investors but on empowering and enriching our people through quality education, skill development and job creation. We would like to thank hoteliers, tour operators and all stakeholders who continually endeavour to keep Diani at the top of the global market. We welcome you to come and experience the leading beach destination in Africa. Long live Destination Kwale.


Coast Hotels

ACK Guesthouse Mombasa

PO Box 80100, Shelly Beach Road, Likoni Tel: +254 (0)723 712 588; +254 (0)736 666 266 Email: info@ackguesthousemombasa.com www.ackguesthousemombasa.com Location: South Coast 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. Additional facilities: Complimentary highspeed Wi-Fi, restaurant, swimming pool, conference facilities, camping, airport transfers, laundry, car hire.

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Bamburi Beach Hotel

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

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Amani Tiwi Beach Resort

PO Box 1877-80400, Ukunda Tel: +254 (0)20 215 2088; 20 212 0192 Cell: +254 (0)724 257 105; 732 600 184; 732 600 185 Fax: +254 (0)202 617 238 Email: info@amanitbr.com www.amanitiwibeachresort.com Location: Tiwi Beach, South Coast A private paradise set in 20 acres of lush tropical grounds, Amani Tiwi Beach Resort is an ecofriendly haven boasting its own private beach. With a total of 209 rooms, the resort offers a blend of exciting activities and warm hospitality. Welcome to ‘Paradise under African skies’. Additional facilities: 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.

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Azul Margarita Beach Resort PO Box 34269-80118, Mombasa Tel: +254 (020) 2683944 Cell: +254 (0) 727 531 259; 733 294 398 Email: info@azulmargarita.co; reservations@azulmargarita.co www.papwezasuites.com Location: Bamburi, Mombasa Azul Margarita Beach Resort has an architectural design that blends Swahili culture with a contemporary feel. The Pweza Restaurant is a modern gourmet restaurant offering first-rate service and delicious meals in a magnificent ambience. Additional facilities: Wellness and spa centre, conferencing and sea view gardens.

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Baobab Beach Resort & Spa

PO Box 32-80400, Ukunda Tel: +254 (0)20 205 7093/8 Fax: +254 (0)20 205 7092 Cell: +254 (0)725 777025; 734 777024 Email: reservations@baobab-beach-resort.com www.baobab-beach-resort.com Location: Diani Beach Baobab Beach Resort & Spa is set in 80 acres of tropical gardens overlooking the ocean. The resort consists of three luxurious wings with a selection of standard, superior and deluxe rooms and suites. Shaded by exotic coconut palms, the resort stretches over 700 metres of pristine beachfront, offering the ultimate all-inclusive luxury beach holiday.

Best Western Plus Creekside Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)702 500 900 www.creekside.co.ke Location: Mombasa Located on the spacious Tudor Creek, Creekside Hotel is an exclusive 100 bedroom hotel suited to the business and leisure traveller alike. With signature Swahili architecture and tailor-made furniture pieces, it is one of a kind at the coast. Bed and breakfast available at excellent rates. Airport transfers available on request. Additional facilities: Restaurant and beach bar, buffet breakfast, conference hall, business centre, gym, fishing.

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.

PO Box 5469, Diani Tel: +254 (0)727 618 559; (0)726 482 425; (0)734 546 504 Email: reservations@baharidhow.com www.baharidhow.com Location: Diani Beach Bahari Dhow has 24 fully furnished selfcontained villas, each with three large en-suite bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, dining room and living room. The serene atmosphere and the lavish indulgences make every moment special at Bahari Dhow Villas. Additional facilities: Beach bar and restaurant, three swimming pools, beach front, wedding services, private events, personal chef and maid, personal sunbeds, airport pick-up and drop-off service.

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Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa PO Box 35-80400, Ukunda Tel: +254 (0)724 503 322; (0)734 786 300/1/3/5 Email: info@dianireef.com www.dianireef.com 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.

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Diani Sea Lodge

Diani Beach Tel: +254 (0)791 577 141; +254 (0)771 730 122 Email: reservation@dianisea.com www.dianisealodge.de 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. 167

Diani Sea Resort

Diani Beach Road, Diani Beach PO Box 80400 Tel: +254 (0)791 577 141; +254 (0)771 730 122 Email: reservation@dianisea.com www.dianisearesort.de 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. 170

Driftwood Beach Club

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

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Elewana AfroChic Diani Beach Hotel

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

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Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Resort

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

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Kilili Baharini Resort & Spa

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

Leisure Lodge Resort

Leopard Beach Resort & Spa

Location: Diani Beach

Location: Diani Beach

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

This superbly renovated beach resort and spa is the epitome of Swahili-style luxury, international cuisine and leisure choices. An ideal destination for incentives, it also features an adventure centre and a dynamic conference facility. Accommodation comprises sea view cottages and suites, upmarket two- and three-bedroom villas with own swimming pool, sea-facing superior and standard rooms. In 2016 the property was for the second time voted Africa’s Leading Spa Resort at the prestigious World Travel Awards.

PO Box 84383, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)722 206 968; +254 (0)733 333 309 Fax: +254 (0)40 320 2046 Email: reservations@leisurelodgeresort.com www.dianibeachhotels.de

Additional facilities: Casino, golf, diving, water sports, glass-bottomed boat, fishing, tennis, shops, wellness centre, beauty salon, business centre.

PO Box 34-80400, Ukunda Tel: +254 (0)20 204 9271/2; 20 204 9270 Fax: +254 (0)40 3203 424 Cell: +254 (0)724 255 280; 733 202 721 Email: reservations@leopardbeachresort.com www.leopardbeachresort.com

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Lion in the Sun

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

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Medina Palms

Mnarani Club & Spa

Plot 2, Off Turtle Bay Road PO Box 18-80202, Watamu, Kenya Main Office: +254 (0)718 152 999 Reception: +254 (0)710 571 515 Email: admin@medinapalms.com www.medinapalms.com

PO Box 1008, Kilifi Tel: +254 (0)20 807 0501/4 Cell: +254 (0)727 288 166; +254 (0)733 333 579 Fax: +254 (0)20 807 0505 Email: reservations@mnarani.net www.mnarani.net

Location: Watamu Medina Palms is an inspired destination that aims to redefine the ultimate holiday experience. This exclusive destination enjoys a beachfront setting by one of the world’s top 10 beaches, with powdery white sands fronting the crystalclear waters of the Indian Ocean. Additional facilities: On-site guest facilities include the Amandina Restaurant, Long Bar, Star Lounge and a coffee garden. The Sakina Ocean Spa has four treatment rooms and an aqua spa. Another key facility is the Medina Children’s Club.

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Location: Kilifi Mnarani is great for water sports or relaxing by the infinity pool. Indulge in breathtaking surroundings and recreational facilities catering for both families and romantic getaways. The atmosphere is relaxed. The 80-room property was recently voted one of Africa’s top 10 bargain hotels and was awarded a Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor. Additional facilities: Private beach, RYA centre for sailing and windsurfing, diving, squash, crazy golf, spa, conference and team building, bar, restaurant, Wi-Fi, pool, gym. 80

Moffat Court Hotel

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

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Msambweni Beach House & Private Villas

PO Box 51-80404, Msambweni Tel: +254 (0)20 357 7093 Cell: +254 (0)723 69 7346 Email: info@msambweni-beach-house.com www.msambweni-beach-house.com 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.

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Neptune Beach Resort

Bamburi, PO Box 83125, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)41 548 5701 Fax: +254 (0)41 548 5705 Email: bookings@neptunehotels.com www.neptunehotels.com Location: 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. 78

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Neptune Paradise Beach Resort & Spa Diani Beach Road, PO Box 696, Ukunda Tel: +254 (0)40 33 00 46 Fax: +254 (0)20 354 9979 Email: reservations@neptunehotels.com www.neptunehotels.com Location: Galu Beach 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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Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa PO Box 90521, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)20 208 0981/2 Cell: +254 734 699 723; 723 957 080 Email: info@pinewood-beach.com www.pinewood-beach.com

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

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Neptune Village Beach Resort & Spa

Diani Beach Road, Galu-Kinondo PO Box 696, Ukunda, Mombasa Tel : +254 (0)40 33 00 46 Fax : +254 203 549 979 Email: reservations@neptunehotels.com www.neptunehotels.com Location: Galu Beach 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. Additional facilities: Wi-Fi, table tennis, souvenir shop, pool, library, beach volleyball, business centre, babysitting, parking.

North Coast Beach Hotel

PO Box 89926-80100, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)20 203 7784/5 Fax: +254 (0)20 202 3523 Cell: +254 (0)722 209 458; 733 409 430 Email: info@northcoastbeachhotel.co.ke www.northcoastbeachhotel.co.ke Location: Kilifi 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: Air conditioned rooms, live entertainment, beauty salon, shop, business centre, fitness centre.

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Plaza Beach Hotel

PrideInn Hotel Mombasa

PO Box 88299-80100, North Coast, Bamburi Beach Tel: +254 (0)41 548 5321/4 Fax: +254 (0)41 548 5325 Email: info@plaza-beach.co.ke www.plazabeach.co.ke 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.

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

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PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort, Conference Centre & Spa Malindi Road, Shanzu Beach, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)737 999 110; 729 866 956 Email: info@prideinn.co.ke www.prideinn.co.ke 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. Additional facilities: Aqua Safari theme park, convention centre, laundry services, multi gym, spa.

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Reef Hotel

Mount Kenya Road PO Box 82234, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)41 4471772 Email: info@reefhotelkenya.com www.reefhotelkenya.com Location: Nyali Beach Renowned for its magnificent and spacious tropical gardens, the 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.

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

Serena Beach Resort & Spa

PO Box 90352-80100, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)20 354 8771-4 Cell: +254 (0)733 584 500-2; 727 424 201-3 Email: mombasa@serena.co.ke www.serenahotels.com Location: Shanzu, Mombasa 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.

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

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

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Severin Sea Lodge

Bamburi Beach, Malindi Road, PO Box 82169-80100, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)41 211 1800/10; 20 286 4247/8; 20 200 4153/4 Cell: +254 (0)733 645 444; 722 284 682; 710 536 097; 733 645 444 Fax: +254 (0)41 211 1624 Email: severin@severinsealodge.com www.severinsealodge.com Location: On Bamburi Beach Severin Sea Lodge is located on Bamburi Beach, right beside the ocean. The hotel has been constructed in traditional Swahili style with accommodation in round bungalows. The main buildings, junior suites, Kitani Suite, Royal Suite and two swimming pools are harmoniously located within a vast grove of palms. Additional facilities: Shop, internet cafĂŠ, gelateria, massage, library, table tennis, diving, water sports, Kenbali fitness centre, free Wi-Fi, conference facilities for 200 people. 190 R ECO-RATED SILVE

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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: reservations@southernpalmskenya.com www.southernpalmskenya.com Location: Diani Beach, south of Mombasa This beach resort has a unique blend of traditional Swahili and Arabic architecture and is spread over 10 acres of mature tropical gardens and coconut palms with world-class facilities. There are 298 air conditioned rooms including two luxury suites, ensuring a comfortable stay at all times. The two free-form swimming pools are probably the largest in East Africa and add a unique feeling of space to the resort. Additional facilities: Diving school, boutique, spa.

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Sun Africa Beach Resort Off Links Road, Nyali, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)703 048 500 Fax: +254 (0)703 048 032 Email: info@sunafricahotels.com www.sunafricahotels.com 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. 26

Sunset Paradise Apartments

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

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Surfside Villas

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

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Swahili Beach

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

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Travellers Beach Hotel & Club PO Box 87649-80100, Mombasa Tel: +254 (0)41 548 5121/6 Cell: +254 (0)720 648 708 Fax: +254 (0)41 548 6109 Email: sales@travellershtl.com; travhtls@africaonline.co.ke www.travellersbeach.com Location: Bamburi Beach 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.

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Turtle Bay Beach Club

Voyager Beach Resort

Location: Watamu Marine National Park

Location: Nyali Beach, Mombasa

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

Voyager Beach Resort is a ship-themed resort ‘moored’ on a beautiful beach. The ‘cruise ship’ docks at different ports every evening, with themed cuisine and ‘on board’ family entertainment including classic Broadway musicals. The resort is ideal for family groups, young ‘sailors’, honeymoon couples and older ‘seafarers’.

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

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

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

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Mount Kenya Road, Nyali Tel: +254 (0) 20 213 6983 Mobile: +254 (0)720 201 155; (0)739 167 804 Fax: +254 (0)20 444 6600; 444 6533 Email: sales@heritagehotels.co.ke www.heritage-eastafrica.com

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Alliance Naro Moru River Lodge PO Box 18-10105, Naro Moru Tel: +254 (0)724 082 754; (0)623 1047 Email: info@naromoruriverlodge.com www.naromoruriverlodge.com

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

Location: Mount Kenya

c/o PO Box 48690, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)45 622 361, 622 622 Fax: +254 (0)45 622 430 Email: amboseli@serena.co.ke www.serenahotels.com

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

Location: Amboseli National Park Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge enjoys a spectacular setting in a copse of giant acacia trees beside a natural spring in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro.

The lodge offers excellent trout fishing and is a paradise for birdwatchers. Two restaurants offer a range of cuisine. The lodge has a team of guides to take guests up Mount Kenya to Point Lenana.

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

Additional facilities: Mountain climbing, game drives.

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

Amboseli Sopa Lodge

c/o PO Box 72630-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 361 6000; 375 1349 Cell: +254 (0)722 206 368; +254 (0)733 610 060 E-mail: reservations@sopalodges.co.ke; conference@sopalodges.com www.sopalodges.com Location: On the edge of Amboseli National Park Set in 200 acres of land and nestling in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the Amboseli Sopa Lodge is close to where Ernest Hemingway lived when writing ‘The Snows of Kilimanjaro’. Amboseli National Reserve is home to the Maasai community as well as to over 400 species of breeding birds and an abundance of wonderful wildlife. Additional facilities: Game drives, nature walks, conference rooms, wheelchair accessible rooms, swimming pool, craft market, gift shop.

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Angama Mara

Mara Triangle, Masai Mara National Park Tel: +254 (0)730 630 630 Email: enquiry@angama.com; info@angama.com www.angama.com 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. 30 R ECO-RATED SILVE

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Ashnil Aruba Lodge

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

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Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort North Lake Road, Naivasha Tel/Fax: +254 (0) 50 021/50; 047/50 Cell: +254 (0)729 407 160; 735 705 008 Email: sales@heritagehotels.co.ke www.heritage-eastafrica.com

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. 30

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Jacaranda Lake Elementaita Lodge

PO Box 66-20116, Gilgil Tel: +254 (050) 50836/50648 Email: lakeelementaita@jacarandahotels.com www.jacarandahotels.com Location: Gilgil Log fires, an open courtyard and a facade that retains the history of the 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.

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Keekorok Lodge

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

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Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge

Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge

Location: Tsavo West National Park

Location: Lake Naivasha

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.

c/o PO Box 48690, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)45 340 000 Fax: +254 (0)45 622 470 Email: kilaguni@serena.co.ke www.serenahotels.com

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

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

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

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Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort

Lake Nakuru Lodge

Location: Southern shore of Lake Naivasha

Location: Lake Nakuru National Park

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

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

Additional facilities: Game drives, shop, horse riding.

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

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Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge

c/o PO Box 72630-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 361 6000; 375 1349 Cell: +254 (0)722 206 368; +254 (0)733 610 060 E-mail: reservations@sopalodges.co.ke; conference@sopalodges.com www.sopalodges.com Location: Lake Nakuru National Park Located in a range of hills that form the western limits of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge overlooks the lake and offers spectacular views of the surrounding national park, which is a paradise for birdwatchers and wildlife lovers alike. Additional facilities: Game drives, nature walks, bird- watching, boardroom, wheelchair accessible rooms, swimming pool, gift shop.

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Mara Engai Lodge

c/o Masai Mara Lodge Ltd, Masai Road, Nairobi Tel: +44 (0)7779 110662 Email: info@maraengai.com www.maraengai.com Location: Oloololo Escarpment, Masai Mara National Reserve 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, families. 20

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

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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: kenya.reservations@fairmont.com www.fairmont.com Location: Masai Mara National Reserve A tented sanctuary lying at the foot of the Aitong Hills, Fairmont Mara Safari Club is surrounded on three sides by the Mara River, home to the great wildebeest migration. Each of the 51 luxuriously furnished tents has a private deck overlooking the river, allowing guests to view the crocodiles and hippos below all year round. There is an outdoor heated swimming pool, private massage tents, Wi-Fi access in the main building and delightful dining options.

Mara Serena Safari Lodge

Mara Simba Lodge

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.

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

c/o PO Box 48690, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)50 22 253; 22 137 Fax: +254 (0)50 22 382 Email: mara@serena.co.ke www.serenahotels.com

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

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

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

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Masai Mara Sopa Lodge

c/o PO Box 72630-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 361 6000; 375 1349 Cell: +254 (0)722 206 368; +254 (0)733 610 060 E-mail: reservations@sopalodges.co.ke; conference@sopalodges.com www.sopalodges.com Location: Masai Mara National Reserve Masai Mara Sopa Lodge is located in the easternmost corner of the Masai Mara National Reserve on a hillside of the Oloolaimutia Valley. The lodge blends in perfectly with its surroundings and the interior style reflects traditional Maasai culture. In Maasai, the word ‘sopa’ means ‘welcome’ and at Masai Mara Sopa Lodge all guests can be sure of a very warm welcome. Additional facilities: Hot air balloon safaris, game drives, nature walks, birdwatching, outdoor dining, conference room, swimming pool, gift shop. 99

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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: mpata4@africaonline.co.ke www.mpata-masaimara.com Location: Masai Mara National Reserve Located on top of Oloololo Escarpment overlooking a majestic panorama of the Masai Mara, the property consists of 11 suite cottages and 12 deluxe cottages, well spaced out for maximum privacy. In addition, all the suite cottages have an outdoor Jacuzzi. Additional facilities: Cultural visits, nature walks, hot air ballooning, fishing, beadwork, television in the bar area, Wi-Fi in the front office area.

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Naivasha Kongoni Lodge

Ol Donyo Lodge

Ol Tukai Lodge

Location: Lake Naivasha

Location: Between Amboseli and Tsavo National Parks

Location: Amboseli National Park

PO Box 3345-00506, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)707 156 146 (sales); (0)702 993 131 (lodge) Email: info@naivashakongonilodge.com www.naivashakongonilodge.com; www.privatecollection.co.ke 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. 29

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

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

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.

Located in the heart of the Amboseli National Park, Ol Tukai Lodge is a high-class tourist resort and one of the best places in the world to see elephant and other wildlife. The lodge offers splendid views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Its design was inspired by the beautiful topography in order to take advantage of the flat plains on one side and the acacia forest on the other.

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

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Rhino Watch Lodge

Samburu Game Lodge

Location: Mount Kenya

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.

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

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

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

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

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Samburu Sopa Lodge

c/o PO Box 72630-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 361 6000; 375 1349 Cell: +254 (0)722 206 368; +254 (0)733 610 060 E-mail: reservations@sopalodges.co.ke; conference@sopalodges.com www.sopalodges.com Location: Samburu National Reserve Samburu Sopa Lodge is built overlooking the wildlife-rich banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River within the Samburu National Reserve. The lodge is built on raised ground, allowing panoramic views of distant Samburu Hills on one side and Mount Kenya on the other. The public areas are airy and spacious with views of the surrounding terrain.

c/o PO Box 72493-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 276 7000; +254 (0)709 111 000 Email: sarova.saltlick@sarovahotels.com www.sarovahotels.com

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Sarova Shaba Game Lodge

c/o PO Box 72493-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 276 7000; +254 (0)709 111 000 Email: sarova.shaba@sarovahotels.com www.sarovahotels.com

Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge c/o PO Box 72493-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 276 7000; +254 (0)709 111 000 Email: sarova.taita@sarovahotels.com www.sarovahotels.com Location: Taita Hills Sanctuary

Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge is a unique concept elevated on stilts, overlooking a waterhole and linked by suspended walkways. At night, the waterholes are floodlit, ensuring an uninterrupted view of the daily procession of visitors below. The restaurant features delicious international and local cuisine, usually in the form of a sumptuous buffet.

Located in the heart of the Shaba Game Reserve, 100 km north of the equator, the Sarova Shaba Game Lodge is an oasis of flora and fauna with spring water cascading through the grounds. Accommodation is in luxury thatched chalets, all en-suite and with views over the Uaso Nyiro River.

Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge offers luxury accommodation and amenities and is the ultimate base from which to explore the magnificent Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary. The lodge is designed in the style of a German fortress, recalling the First World War Anglo-German conflict in this area.

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

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

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Lake Nakuru, in the heart of the Rift Valley, is one of Kenya’s famous soda lakes. The surrounding park is full of birdlife, including hundreds of pink flamingos. There is also a rhino sanctuary where visitors can see white and black rhino, an endangered species. Sarova Lion Hill offers a unique vantage point. Additional facilities: Game drives, sundowners, wellness centre, shop.

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Location: Lake Nakuru National Park

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Location: Taita Hills Sanctuary

Additional facilities: Game drives, nature walks.

c/o PO Box 72493-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 276 7000; +254 (0)709 111 000 Email: sarova.lionhill@sarovahotels.com www.sarovahotels.com

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

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Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge

Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge

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Saruni Samburu

Tel: +254 (0)735 950 903; +254 (0)202 180 497 Email: reservations@saruni.com; fatima@saruni.com • www.saruni.com Location: Kalama Conservancy Saruni Samburu’s six luxury villas are open and spacious, offering spectacular views over Kenya’s Northern Frontier District with Mount Kenya in the distance. The warm and welcoming hospitality makes for an intimate and exceptional experience. The lodge is known for its innovative, eco-chic architecture and interesting design and decor as well as its Italian-inspired cuisine. Guests can enjoy the vast panoramas from the dining and lounge area, the infinity pool and the Samburu Wellbeing Space. Additional facilities: Day and night game drives, bush meals, sundowners, guided walks, birdwatching, Samburu Wellbeing Space treatments, photographic hide by waterhole, Warriors Academy, swimming pools, cultural village visits, Saruni shop, Mount Olokowe trek, heli-excursions. 10 R ECO-RATED SILVE

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Serena Mountain Lodge

The Ark

PO Box 48690-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)61 203 0785 Cell: +254 (0)733 203 078 Fax: +254 (0)61 203 0858/3 Email: mtlodge@serena.co.ke www.serenahotels.com

c/o Marasa Africa Kenya PO Box 48995-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 210 1333 Cell: +254 (0)73 779 9990/2 Fax: +254 (0)20 556 126 Email: reservations.ke@marasa.net www.marasa.net; www.thearkkenya.com

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.

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Location: Aberdare National Park The Ark provides a perfect vantage point to sit and quietly contemplate the beauty of its surroundings. Its biblical name is reflected in its wooden structure, accessible only via a drawbridge and offering cabin-style rooms located on different decks. The lodge overlooks the Yasabara salt-lick waterhole – a natural magnet for local wildlife. Additional facilities: Game drives, trekking, hiking and fishing.

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The Mara Concord Game Lodge

The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille

Location: Lemel Conservancy, Masai Mara National Reserve

Location: Laikipia (northern Kenya)

PO Box 49434-00100 GPO Tel: +254 (0)711 111 333; (0)709 466 000 Email: reservations@chaturgroup.com www.maraconcord.com

The Mara Concord Game Lodge is an idyllic lodge tucked away on the banks of River Mara, on the eastern edge of the world famous Masai Mara National Game Reserve. The Mara Concord Game Lodge will introduce guests to a getaway like no other. Overlooking the serene Mara River, the Mara Concord Game Lodge is guaranteed to be a truly magical and picturesque stay. Additional facilities: Conference room, restaurants, swimming pool, beauty and massage services, game drives, hot air balloon rides.

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

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 Amazing Maasai Marathon. The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille combines the wow factor with space and privacy. Additional facilities: Spa, pool, quadbikes, mountain bikes, camels, walking safaris, community experiences, croquet, free Wi-Fi.

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Voi Wildlife Lodge

c/o Eldama Ravine, 4th Parklands Junction, West View Court, Nairobi Cell: +254 (0)722 201240; +254 (0)734 201240 Email: info@voiwildlifelodge.com www.voiwildlifelodge.com Location: Tsavo East National Park Voi Wildlife Lodge is located on the boundary of Tsavo East National Park. The lodge offers views of volcanic outcrops such as the Kasigau and Sagalla hills. The property has a natural waterhole that attracts big game. There are 178 fully furnished en-suite rooms with fine views of Tsavo East National Park. Rooms for disabled guests are available. Additional facilities: Safari Spa, swimming pool, conference facilities, game observation terrace, children’s outdoor play area, bush breakfast area, badminton court, volleyball court.

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Camps

andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp c/o andBeyond, Private Bag X27, Benmore 2010, SA Tel: +27 (0)11 809 4441 Fax: +27 (0)11 809 4400 Email: contactus@andbeyond.com www.andBeyond.com

Ashnil Mara Camp

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: sales@ashnilhotels.com; info@ashnilhotels.com www.ashnilhotels.com Location: Masai Mara National Reserve

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 pan-African meals.

A beautiful camp on the banks of the Mara River offering an unrivalled position for wildlife spotting all year round and close to the action during the annual wildebeest migration. The 40 luxury tents are beautifully designed and carefully crafted and include en-suite shower and a veranda. Additional facilities: Shop, garage, car wash bay, gas station.

Ashnil Samburu Camp

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: sales@ashnilhotels.com; info@ashnilhotels.com www.ashnilhotels.com Location: Buffalo Springs National Reserve, Samburu Ashnil Samburu Camp is located in Buffalo Springs Game Reserve, which takes its name from an oasis of crystal-clear water at the western end of the reserve. It is separated from Samburu National Reserve by the Ewaso Nyiro River and is less hilly and dense, yet equally attractive. Additional facilities: Shop, car wash bay.

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Basecamp Masai Mara

Masai Mara National Reserve Tel: +254 (0)733 333 909 Email: kenya@basecampexplorer.com www.basecampexplorer.com Location: Masai Mara National Reserve Basecamp Masai Mara provides 15 spacious and luxurious tents hidden away under thatched roofs on a lush peninsula along the Talek River, with spectacular views of the savanna. Bordering the Masai Mara National Reserve, each tent offers an en-suite bathroom with hot water shower and a private terrace overlooking the Talek River. Guests can enjoy the wildlife from the comfort of their tent, from the fig tree platform or while relaxing over a drink in the open-air bar. Additional facilities: Bird walks, game drives, bush breakfast, bush dinner, Wi-Fi, open-air bar.

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Elephant Bedroom Camp

c/o Atua Enkop Africa, Jasmine Centre, Westlands PO Box 42475-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0) 20 445 0036; (0)20 444 0275 Cell: +254 (0)702 692 648; (0)786 553 222 Fax: +254 (0)20 445 0037 Email: reservations@atua-enkop.com www.atua-enkop.com Location: Samburu National Reserve Elephant Bedroom Camp offers luxury in a setting of great taking beauty. It lies on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River and is shaded by doum palms and other trees that make up this green belt of riverine forest. The spacious tents have rustic and colourful African touches, offering a private plunge pool, hot and cold water and electricity. Additional facilities: Guided bush and nature walks, bush dinners, game drives, lectures, open all year round. 12

Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp

Elewana Elsa's Kopje lodge

Elewana Kitich Camp

Location: Mara North Conservancy, Masai Mara

Location: Meru National Park

Location: Matthews Mountain Range

This exclusive tented camp is situated in the heart of the protected Mara North Conservancy, away from other lodges in a vast wilderness teeming with wildlife. Its 10 beautifully furnished canvas tents – including the secluded honeymoon or family tent – bring people back to nature, with no traffic, no permanent structures, just the sights and sounds of the African bush.

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.

In a remote valley of the Matthews Mountain Range, Kitich Camp is an idyllic hideaway and an authentic bush camp. Its six tented bedrooms and cosy communal areas nestle in a grove of trees on the banks of the Ngeng River with views over the floodlit river glade. Guests can enjoy excellent night-time game viewing after a day of walking with the local Samburu guides along forest paths.

Additional facilities: Game drives, night drives, guided bush walks, fishing, excursions to Tana River, birdwatching, bush picnic, bush breakfasts, sundowners, beauty treatments and cultural visits to local community and schools.

Additional facilities: Guided walking safaris, tracking with the local Samburu, birdwatching, wild swimming, bush picnics, bush breakfasts, sundowners and cultural visits to local villages and schools.

PO Box 743-00517, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)730 127 000 Email: info@elewana.com www.elewana.com

Additional facilities: Game drives, night drives, guided bush walks, Mara River crossing picnic lunches, bush breakfasts, sundowners and cultural visits to local communities and schools.

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PO Box 743-00517, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)730 127 000 Email: info@elewana.com www.elewana.com

PO Box 743-00517, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)730 127 000 Email: info@elewana.com www.elewana.com

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Camps

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

Location: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy Located in a Unesco World Heritage Site, this camp has 12 luxury tented bedrooms, all with private verandas and set among cool gardens filled with birdsong. Winner of The Good Safari Guide’s Best Community Safari Property in Africa award, the camp reinvests all profits directly into the conservation and community efforts of the conservancy. 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.

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Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp

Elewana Sand River Masai Mara

Location: Loisaba Conservancy, Laikipia

Location: Masai Mara National Reserve

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.

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

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

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

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

Additional facilities: Game drives, bush picnics, bush breakfasts, sundowners, swimming, cultural visits.

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

Fig Tree Camp

c/o PO Box 40683-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)600 4795; (0)722 202 564; (0)733 621 532 Fax: +254 (0)265 1890 Email: sales@madahotels.com www.madahotels.com Location: Banks of the Talek River, Masai Mara National Reserve Fig Tree Camp was set up in the Masai Mara over 30 years ago. Located beside the Talek River, the camp blends in with the natural environment and aims to provide luxury hospitality. Guests can choose to stay in a tent or a lodge room. All rooms and tents have a private balcony with views over the national reserve. The latest Royal Tents come with four-poster beds and butler service. The range of quality services includes dining and balloon safaris. Additional facilities: Games drives, shop, tree house, hot air ballooning. 80

Elewana Tortilis Camp

PO Box 743-00517, Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)730127000 Email: info@elewana.com www.elewana.com 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. 18

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Finch Hattons luxury Camp

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

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Governors' Camp

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

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Ilkeliani Camp

Karen Blixen Camp

Kiboko Luxury Camp

Kicheche Camps

Location: Masai Mara National Reserve

Location: Mara North Conservancy, Masai Mara National Reserve

Location: Lake Naivasha

Location: Masai Mara & Laikipia Conservancies

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.

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.

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

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

Karen Blixen Camp has a spectacular location beside the Mara River, where guests can see elephant, giraffe, zebra and impala coming to drink. The camp comprises 22 luxury tents. Meals are served in the quaint and stylish bar. Between game drives, guests can unwind at the swimming pool or enjoy some beauty therapy in the spa, which has a resident masseuse. With old-world ambience, it’s a perfect place to relax and take in the beauty of the wild. Additional facilities: Weddings, hot air balloon safaris. 22

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

PO Box 15236-00509, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 249 3569/12; (0)20-240 5586 Cell: +254 (0)736 888 055; (0)700 888 055 Email: sales@kicheche.com www.kicheche.com

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

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Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp

Larsens Camp

Mara Intrepids Camp

Location: Soysambu Conservancy

Location: Samburu National Reserve

Location: Talek River, Masai Mara National Reserve

Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp is small and exclusive, evocatively styled to echo Soysambu’s rich history. The camp combines the magnificent accessories of a bygone era with an enticing range of activities. Idyllically set among goldenbarked acacias with breathtaking views across the sapphire-blue lake to a backdrop of ancient volcanoes, it is an easy two-hour drive from Nairobi.

With just 20 tents, Larsens Camp offers an intimate and luxurious African safari experience. The camp is located in Samburu National Reserve, which 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. Larsens Camp is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

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

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

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

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

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Mara Leisure Camp

Tel: +254 (0)20 444 6651; 444 7929 Fax: +254 (0)20 4446600; 444 6533 Email: sales@heritagehotels.co.ke www.heritage-eastafrica.com

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.

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Additional facilities: Game drives, community visits, nature walks.

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

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Camps

Naboisho Camp

Masai Mara National Reserve, Rift Valley Province Tel: +254 (0)20 232 4904 Email: reservations@asiliaafrica.com www.asiliaafrica.com/east-africa-safari/ kenya/greater-masai-mara/naboisho-camp Location: Mara Naboisho Conservancy With just nine spacious tented suites, Naboisho is an intimate and elegant safari camp that balances one’s wilderness experience with discreet creature comforts. Even better, it is one of just two Asilia camps where guests have the option of fly camping. If you have a truly adventurous spirit, don’t miss out on this oncein-a-lifetime opportunity to immerse yourself in the magic of the African bush. Additional facilities: Complimentary airstrip transfers, game drives, fly camping, walking safaris, family safaris, cultural visits.

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Olare Mara Kempinski

Ol Seki Hemingways Mara

Olumara Camp

Location: Olare Motorogi

Location: Naboisho Conservancy

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.

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

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 handcarved, giving a rustic feel. Every tent is en-suite, with a large balcony for relaxation, reading, and game viewing. The Fillet of the Soul bush bar will quench any thirst, while the meals made in the open kitchen are of an excellent standard and include bush lunches and dinners. Olumara is a great choice for comfort and relaxation.

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

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

c/o Villa Rosa Kempinski PO Box 14164 00800, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)703 049 000 Email: reservations.olare@kempinski.com www.kempinski.com/masaimara

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

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Samburu Intrepids Camp

Location: Masai Mara National Reserve

Location: Samburu National Reserve, Northern Kenya

c/o PO Box 41789-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 695 0002 Cell: +254 (0)728 888418; 733 638043 Fax: +254 (0)695 0320 Email: kenya@sanctuaryretreats.com www.sanctuaryretreats.com

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.

Location: Bordering the Masai Mara National Reserve Sanctuary Olonana is an award-winning tented camp on a private stretch of the Mara River at the foot of the impressive Siria Escarpment close to where the famous last scene from ‘Out of Africa’ was filmed. Game concentration is high and during the wildebeest migration the action happens on the camp’s doorstep.

Additional facilities: Game drives, 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.

Additional facilities: Game drives and nature walks.

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

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Tel: +254 (0)20 444 6651; 444 7929 Fax: +254 (0)20 444 6600; 444 6533 Email: sales@heritagehotels.co.ke www.heritage-eastafrica.com

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

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Rekero Camp

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

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

Sarova Mara Game Camp

c/o PO Box 48690, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 276 7000/709 111 000 Email: sarova.mara@sarovahotels.com www.sarovahotels.com Location: Masai Mara National Reserve Sarova Mara Game Camp offers an opportunity to experience a luxury tented safari. Guests who don’t mind an early start can watch sunrise over the Mara from a hot air balloon and see the wildlife awakening in the savannah before landing for a sumptuous bush breakfast. 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.

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Sekenani Camp

Jubilee Centre, next to N.P.C Karen, PO Box 15010-00509 Langata, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)722 147 810; (0)735 484 207 Email: reservations@sekenani-camp.com Location: Masai Mara Sekenani Camp offers an authentic bush experience for visitors wishing to get close to nature. It comprises 15 exceptionally well designed tents set well apart to ensure maximum privacy. Each tent has a wooden floor and en-suite bathroom complete with a full-length bathtub. A combination of luxury and adventure, Sekenani Camp invites guests to experience the Mara. Additional facilities: Restaurant and bar, Wi-Fi, swimming pool, free parking. Offers game drives, hot air balloon safaris and bush dinners.

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Serian Camp

Severin Safari Camp

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

PO Box 82169, Mombasa 80100 Tel: +254 (0)412 111 000; (0)412 004 153/4 Cell: +254 (0)722 284 682 Fax: +254 (0)412 111 624 Email: sales@severinsafaricamp.com 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. Additional facilities: Safaris, swimming pool, game drives, bush walks, spa, gym, business centre, Wi-Fi.

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Voyager Ziwani Camp

Location: Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Location: On the border of Tsavo West National Park

c/o PO Box 48690, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)62 31 970 Fax: +254 (0)62 31 965 Email: sweetwaters@serena.co.ke www.serenahotels.com

c/o PO Box 74888-00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 444 6651; 444 7929 Fax: +254 (0)20 444 6600; 444 6533 Email: sales@heritagehotels.co.ke www.heritage-eastafrica.com

Clustered around a waterhole and set in the pristine calm of its own private reserve, Sweetwaters Serena Camp is in a class of its own. Accommodation is provided in 56 tents. Each tent has a thatched roof, an en-suite bathroom and its own veranda with views over the waterhole. Additional facilities: Camel treks, nature walks, birdwatching, shop, business centre, visits to the chimpanzee and rhino sanctuary, free Wi-Fi.

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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 secondhighest 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.

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c/o Atua Enkop Africa, Jasmine Centre, Westlands PO Box 42475-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0) 20 445 0036; (0)20 444 0275 Cell: +254 (0)702 692 648; (0)786 553 222 Fax: +254 (0)20 445 0037 Email: reservations@atua-enkop.com www.atua-enkop.com Location: Masai Mara National Reserve 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.

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Other Members

Aero Clubs of East Africa

PO Box 40813 - 00100 Nairobi, Kenya Tel: +254 (0)733 832488; (0)722 205936 Email: manager@aeroclubea.com www.aeroclubea.com Location: Wilson Airport, Nairobi Situated at Wilson Airport in Nairobi, the Aero Club offers a friendly atmosphere where pilots, engineers and enthusiasts can get together, exchange ideas and relax in comfortable surroundings. The airfield itself is a short distance from the centre of town and on the edge of the Athi Plains, with simple access to the Nairobi National Park and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Since its inception, the Aero Club of East Africa has been at the forefront of aviation activities in the country.

Boma International Hospitality College

South C, Red Cross Road, Off Popo Road, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)719 050 540; +254 (0)719 050 550 Email: study@bihc.ac.ke; info@bihc.ac.ke www.bihc.ac.ke

International Hotel & Tourism Institute (IHTI)

Nyeri Road, Kileleshwa. PO Box 43111-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 233 8222 Cell: +254 (0)735 993 999; 728 787 088 Email: info@ihti.net www.ihti.net

Location: Nairobi

Location: Nairobi

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-of-the-art practical-centric study programme within the luxurious Boma Hotels, designed to facilitate access to demanding but rewarding careers in the hospitality industry.

The main vision of the Interntional 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.

Intakes: January/May/September

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

Karen Country Club

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

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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: info@kicc.co.ke www.kicc.co.ke Location: Nairobi Located in the heart of Nairobi’s central business district and within walking distance of several five-star hotels, the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) is a perfect venue for conferences, meetings, exhibitions and special events. With a combination of offices and meeting rooms, the KICC has hosted many international conferences and is one of Kenya’s most famous landmarks.

Leisure Lodge Golf Club

Muthaiga Country Club

Location: Diani

Location: Muthaiga

The Leisure Golf Club at Diani on Mombasa’s South Coast is a 6,084 metre (6,632 yard) 18-hole, par 72 championship course. The club is a venue for various top international golf tournaments. The driving range has a chipping green and bunker for practice. There is a well stocked pro shop and the clubhouse has a range of facilities including food and all types of beverages.

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

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

Additional facilities: Golf, driving range.

Muthaiga Road, PO Box 16526, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 2326651 Email: info@mcc.co.ke; secretary@mcc.co.ke www.mcc.co.ke

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

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Other Members

Nairobi Club

Ngongo Road, PO Box 30171 Tel: +254 (0)733 363 628 Email: info@nairobiclub.com www.nairobiclub.com Location: Nairobi Nairobi Club is a private members’ club. Established in 1901 by members who perceived the need for a home-from-home environment in the heart of Nairobi, the club is one of the oldest and most popular establishments of its kind. Its highly proficient, friendly staff and amiable club members make the club a relaxing and memorable experience. The palatial clubhouse has exceptional restaurant, bar and conference facilities that enable it to cater for all occasions.

NAS Airport Services (NAS)

Parklands Sports Club

Tamarind Mombasa

Location: Nairobi

Location: Nairobi

Location: Mombasa

NAS Airport Services was founded in 1949 and is now part of Servair, the world’s third-largest airline caterer and the largest in Africa. Servair, with its head office in Paris, is universally recognised for its know-how and workforce, among whom quality, innovation, attentiveness and fine cooking are unanimously shared values.

Parklands Sports Club was established in 1906 and has since grown in terms of facilities and membership. Today, the club has reciprocal membership with a number of clubs in both Kenya and overseas. There are conference facilities for up to 25 people. The Twiga Centre is suitable for larger functions and can hold more than 100 people.

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.

PO Box 19010-00501, JKIA, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 827 900; 20 697 2000 Cell: +254 (0)722 205 287; 733 618 482 Fax: +254 (0)20 822 323 Email: customerservice@nascat.com www.nascat.com

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.

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The Carnivore

PO Box 56685 00200, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)205 141 300 Cell: +254 (0)722 204 647 Email: reservations.mombasa@tamarind.co.ke www.tamarind.co.ke 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.

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PO Box 40116, Ojijo Road, Parklands, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 374 5164/3747991 Fax: +254 (0)20 745 971 Email: info@parklandsportsclub.com; parklandsclub@africaonline.co.ke www.parklandsportsclub.com

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

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Tin Tin Restaurant

Lower Ground Floor, KICC, Harambee Ave PO Box 58077, Nairobi Tel: +254 (0)20 222 9093 Fax: +254 (0)20 213 815 Email: info@tintin.co.ke www.tintin.co.ke Location: Nairobi Established in 1978 and situated in the heart of Nairobi’s central business district, Tin Tin Restaurant has earned an enviable reputation among food connoisseurs across Kenya. The sumptuous menu represents years of experience and dedication to quality. A visit to Tin Tin is an opportunity to savour the exhilarating taste, splendid ambience and impeccable service of one of Nairobi’s longest-established restaurants.

Tamarind Mombasa PO Box 85785 80100, Mombasa Tel : +254 (0)41 447 147 Cell: +254 (0)722 205 160 Email: reservations.mombasa@tamarind.co.ke www.tamarind.co.ke

Tamarind caters for large groups, corporate dinners and cocktail parties, and offers a private dining room as well as the Golden Key Casino.


www.kahc.co.ke

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

Contact us Nairobi Head Office PO Box 9977-00100, Nairobi Tel: +254 775 448 306 or +254 789 201 197 Email: info@kahc.co.ke

Mombasa Office PO Box 8337, Mombasa Tel: +254 722 942 054 Email: infocoast@kahc.co.ke


Kenya Hotel & Restaurant Guide 2018  

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