WHERE TO STAY
Kenya offers a wide range of accommodations. Whether you’re looking for five-star luxury or a pitch-your-tent wilderness experience, the choices are abundant. Accommodations in Kenya work diligently to pay respect to their beautiful surroundings without compromising luxury or comfort. From high-rise city-center hotels in Nairobi to boutique hotels on the coast and in wilderness areas, Kenya’s hotels provide guests with options tailored to a wide range of interests and budgets. Modern conveniences and acclaimed world-class facilities are found along- side spectacular wildlife experiences. Several noted hotel chains operate within Kenya and many rank among the best in Africa. Hotels throughout the country follow international standards and offer a full range of services such as business centers and dining facilities.
Home stays – Ranging from a stay with a local family to luxury residential accommodations at private game ranges, farms and sanctuaries, homestays offer a unique level of cultural exchange and local experience.
Safari Lodges – Lodge accommodations in Kenya’s national parks, reserves and wilderness areas range from rustic to luxurious. Local materials and traditional design combined with superb site choices for convenient game viewing. Most lodges serve meals and have resident naturalists and guides.
Tented Camps – Close to nature and designed for comfort, walk- in tents – some on raised platforms with private balconies – typically share a central dining facility. Some have private bathrooms, with water, showers and toilets. Many of Kenya’s parks, reserves and sanctuaries offer tented camp accommodations.
Camping – Campgrounds with basic facilities are available in game reserves and national parks for those who seek the excitement of camping in the wild. Camping safaris, with vehicles, guides, tents, food and equipment, can be arranged with some safari operators.
Beach Resorts – Along Kenya’s Indian Ocean shore, beach-lovers will find five-star international resorts as well as more modest accommodations. Beach life can include nightclubs, casinos and fine dining, with all-inclusive arrangements available.
Vacation Rentals – City apartments, beachside homes, historic Swahili mansions and rustic bush cottages are all available for rent. Most come fully equipped, in some cases with a staff and cook, and rentals can be arranged short- or long-term.