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Other Travel Accommodation
Private home stays
Usually located on private reserves or game conservancies, private home stay accommodation is typically presented against a background of beautiful colonial-style farms or mansions set in glorious grounds. Catering is usually of the highest standards, and uniquely ‘home-made’, while your ‘hosts’ will welcome you very much as a member of the family.
Private ‘Fly’ Camps
Some of our adventure travel choices feature private tented camps, which are pitched in specific locations within the national parks and reserves. Tailor-made to our client’s specifications, they feature luxury tents, ‘safari’ kitchens, beautifully-presented central ‘mess tents’, and central campfire and ‘sun downer’ areas. Bathroom facilities vary from camp to camp (see the specific information offered on your itinerary).
A limited number of lodges are offered (many of them located on private community ranches), which have been designed and built by the local community using ecologically friendly materials, traditional art and décor, and sustainable energy. Many specialize in unique diversions such as camel treks, visits to cultural villages or authentic dance performances; and all proceeds are shared with the local community and/or devoted towards the preservation of the wildlife and environment.
Other great East African travel accommodation comes in form of uniquely placed or special purpose stays, houses, hotels, safari lodges and tented camps which can be experienced on a Kenya safari, Tanzania safari, gorilla trekking on Uganda travel or while on Zanzibar travel.
Other East African Holiday & Travel Accommodation • Tented Camps and Safari Lodges • Safari Hotels
Kenya Accommodation • Zanzibar Accommodation • Tanzania Accommodation • Uganda Accommodation
Acacia House is a small private safari house, which stands at the foot of Kipileo Hill in the Olchorro Losit Valley, a community conservation area just north of the Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya. Simply constructed but spacious, it overlooks the R [ ... ]
Located on the privately owned Oserian Wildlife Sanctuary, Chui Lodge is an exclusive retreat, epitomizing the meaning of the word ‘Oserian', which in Maa, the language of the local Maasai, means ‘the place of peace'. Standing on the floor of the great rift valley, the lodge is bu [ ... ]
At the edge of a forest facing the Mbulu Hills to the southeast, this charming 80-year old Gibb's Farm farmhouse set in lush gardens and is still a working farm and coffee plantation. Originally built by German settlers in 1929, it retains almost all of its original atmospher [ ... ]
Nestling under acacia and wild fig trees on the green western shores of Lake Naivasha, Loldia House is an old farmhouse on a ranch, built around a courtyard while its main archway frames a stunning view of dormant volcano Mount Longonot. The lawns that surround the house are grazed at night b [ ... ]
Lukuba Island Lodge is situated on a small archipelago of rocky islands, that lie in the extensive waters of Lake Victoria, just west of Musoma in Tanzania. This enchanting lodge offers just five stone bungalows with [ ... ]
An original colonial farmhouse, Malewa Ranch House was once the home of a member of the infamous 'Happy Valley' set. This lovely old house stands on the banks of the Malewa River, between Naivasha and Nakuru. Standing within the Kigio Wildlife Conservancy and with access to all the many activ [ ... ]
Deep in the heart of Laikipia, Kenya's most pristine and privileged tourism arena, stands historic Mukima House, its twin gables and cedar-framed windows gazing across rolling lawns towards the glittering spires of Mount Kenya. Set on velvet lawns do [ ... ]
Mutamaiyu House is on Mugie Ranch situated at the northern end of the Laikipia plateau in northern Kenya. Described by a recent visitor as "Heaven on a Hill", it is a magnificent family owned house built in a grove of ancient, twisting olive trees. Named, by one visitor, "Heaven [ ... ]
Family-run Ndali Lodge lies adjacent to the Kibale National Park, amid the Bunyaruguru Crater Lake region of Western Uganda. Surrounded by 1,000 acres of fertile farmland, it perches on the rim of an extinct volcano, which is now filled with the blue-green waters of Lake Nyinambuga, which is 130 [ ... ]
Ndolwa House is a small private homestay bordering Tsavo West National Park catering for the discerning client wishing to experience an unspoilt wilderness in the African bush. Based on a private community owned conservation area, Ndolwa House offers great accessibility to both the southern a [ ... ]
This atmospheric old colonial farmhouse has been turned into a small and exclusive lodge, which faces the Oldeani Volcano (5km from the Lodoare Gate of the Crater.) Set in beautiful countryside, Ngorongoro Farm House offers a charmingly rustic atmosphere of times past, and is set within a wor [ ... ]
Offbeat Deloraine is the home of Offbeat Safaris founders and reflects the wealth and depth of Kenya's fascinating history. Echoing the elegant lifestyle of a bygone era, the house has had many famous guests, most particularly Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, came to stay h [ ... ]
Rutundu Log Cabins are unique to Africa. Located on the lip of Lake Rutundu and overlooking the north eastern face of Mount Kenya, the rustic chic cabins are the perfect escape from the ‘safari circuit' or the bustle of Nairobi. At 10,200 feet (3100 meters), both the v [ ... ]
A coastal ‘Treetops', the Shimba Hills Lodge is one of the most atmospheric tree hotels in Kenya offering luxury facilities and unique day and night wildlife viewing. Faced in pitch-dark timber the lodge is built to resemble a tree house and is picturesquely located deep in a forest gla [ ... ]