Luxury Explorer


A majestic and inspirational land of contrasts


Kenya is a vibrant, wild and staggeringly beautiful canvas. It is a country of extraordinary contrasts, with seemingly endless savannahs and wildlife reserves contrasting with the high speed rhythm of Nairobi. Kenya almost defies nature, with Mount Kenya and its snowy crown sitting imperiously above the savannah, whilst practically standing on the Equator.

For those looking to stay in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, as book-ends to a wildlife adventure of a lifetime, then Hemingways Nairobi is where we recommend you stay. Sandwiched between the Ngong Hills and Nairobi National Park in the quiet Karen suburb, Hemingways offers an oasis of colonial calm, away from the bustling capital city.

Giraffe Manor really needs no introduction; where else do you get to have such extra ordinary tame creatures join you for the first meal of the day? A couple of days at Giraffe Manor is de rigeur for a full Kenyan luxury adventure to get you in a true 'Out of Africa' mood.

We then recommend a short flight to Nanyuki for two nights or more at Solio Lodge in Laikipia County, a private ranch northwest of Mount Kenya, right on the equator. This luxury lodge nestles between the slopes of Mount Kenya and the Aberdare mountains and game drives and horse rides here bring you into close contact with white and black rhino, lions, giraffes and zebra.

Another short flight takes you to the riverside location of Sasaab Camp in the Samburo National Park. This tranquil riverside location offers sweeping views across the Laikipia Plateau towards Mount Kenya with twice daily game drives. Drawing on a Moroccan architecture theme, this is a cool refuge under the African sun, and a truly unique property on the savannah.

The third safari camp on our recommended Kenya Safari adventure is perfectly positioned at the edge of the Maasi Mara National Reserve. &Beyond Bateleur Camp is the group's latest offering in conscious luxury safaris, championing the discovery of this stunning landscape and its unique local culture, whilst combining luxury and ecotourism in the most elegant way. Following a complete refurbishment, Luxury Explorer is one of the first to see this rejuvanated tented safari experience.

Our travel editor, Sophie Marchant, and contributing editor, Kelly Hail, are reviewing all these hotels and camps in early March 2018 - watch out for their upcoming reviews - but don't hesitate to contact us in the meantime if you can't wait for their reviews.

Contact our concierge team who will always be delighted to help put together your perfect safari experience in Kenya, South Africa, Zambia and even combine it with a beach escape in Mozambique.