Kenya Where to Stay

Angama Mara

Angama Luxury Tented Camp Mara Kenya

Angama Mara - Opened in June 2015, Angama Mara is a luxury tented camp situated in a commanding position on the rim of the Siria-Oloololo Escarpment above the Mara Triangle part of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Angama Mara comprises two identical, self-contained camps of 15 tented suites, each camp with its own separate dining and lounge tents and services.

Basecamp Eagle View

Basecamp Eagle View Mara Conservancy Kenya

Sister camp to Basecamp Maasai Mara near the reserve's Talek Gate, Basecamp Eagle View is located in a stunning spot, with arguably the best views in the quiet 211km2 Mara Naboisho Conservancy, a Maasai-owned conservancy north of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. It is small, with nine chalets set high on a hill. Each of these is cantilevered to the hillside, overlooking plains dotted with acacia trees of various species.

Basecamp Maasai Mara

Basecamp Maasai Mara Kenya

A pioneering Mara eco-camp, opened in 1998, Basecamp Maasai Mara is a moderately sized tented camp in Koiyaki Group Ranch, just outside the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Close to Talek Gate and the small settlement of Talek, the camp is ranged in riverine forest along the north bank of the Talek River, which forms the reserve’s north-east boundary. The camp has direct access to the reserve via a private footbridge.


Borana | Laikipia Kenya

Borana is a stunning lodge, privately owned by the Dyer family for three generations and set on the ranch of the same name. With a vast swathe of wilderness and few of the usual park rules, Borana treats its guests to an exclusive safari experience and offers a wide array of activities, while staying in understated luxury. And the views from the front of the lodge are something to behold.

Cottars 1920s Camp

Cottars 1920s Camp Mara Kenya

Located on its own private conservancy of 6,000 acres (24 km2), Cottar’s 1920s Camp is owned and run by Calvin and Louise Cottar who established this luxurious camp in the 1990s. Designed in an authentic 1920s style, the camp follows the iconic ‘Out of Africa’ style – expect campaign furniture, pith helmets and antiques

Cottars Private House

Cottars Private House Mara Kenya

Located on a wooded hillside in the Olderikesi conservancy, outside the southesast corner of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Cottar's Private House, also known as Cottar's Private Homestead, is a handsome, modern property on two floors. Only recently built, the house sweeps around the contours of the hillside, offering panoramic views from several balconies and verandas.

Cottar's Private House stands just above the main Cottar's 1920s Camp. The house was designed by its owners, Louise and Calvin Cottar, and the camp and private house share...

El Karama Eco Lodge

El Karama Eco Lodge | Laikipia Kenya

El Karama Eco Lodge is an award-winning, intimate and family friendly wildlife lodge located in the heart of the Laikipia, Kenya (Important Bird Area). Guests have access to 14,000 acres of private land with an exceptional variety of birds, mammals, trees and plants. Offering the care and intimacy of a private safari, we pride ourselves on our warmth, hospitality and exceptional value.

Elephant Pepper Camp

Elephant Pepper Camp, Mara Kenya

Elephant Pepper is a small, tented camp located in the protected Mara North Conservancy. Originally built in 1984, it was named after the grove of elephant pepper trees it’s nestled in. From here you can explore the game of the Mara North Conservancy, or venture into the National Reserve itself –particularly appealing during the months when the migration will be in the area.
Elephant Pepper Camp has a simple design, and a real bush feel. Its ten tents include two honeymoon tents, which can also serve as family tents. They have woven floor...

Encounter Mara

Encounter Mara Luxury Tented Camp Mara Kenya

Encounter Mara is a luxury tented camp, opened in 2011, tucked in a shady forest of orange-leaf croton and Euclea trees on the edge of a vast open plain in the recently created Mara Naboisho Conservancy. There are no permanent structures at the camp and thus never anything but canvas between you and the bush. The camp is comfortable and stylish, however, and certainly aimed at those who appreciate a bit of luxury.

In 2015, Encounter Mara was taken over by the long-established and renowned camp owners Asilia, effectively making it...


Entumoto Permanent Tented Camp Mara Kenya

Opened in August 2010, Entumoto is a Swedish-Maasai owned, permanent tented camp in the Siana Group Ranch (Siana Conservancy), on the north-east border of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The camp is located on the Megwarra escarpment, in a tranquil dell swathed in bush, at a point where three valleys meet, looking west towards the main Mara reserve.

Entumoto’s nine, platform-mounted tented rooms, including four designed for families, are ranged up the hill. They are all extremely well spaced, and some of the family tents are a...

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