Semi Luxury Safari Lodges

Uniquely different and scenically located, the East African luxury safari lodges are located within the national parks, reserves and conservancy areas. Presented in classic African style, this accommodation type offers charming rooms, outdoor swimming pool areas, atmospheric dining, ‘sundowners’ (within the lodge or in the surrounding scenery), game drives, guided walks and cultural visits.

Our great selection of East African luxury safari lodges can be experienced while on a Kenya safari, Tanzania safari or while gorilla trekking on travel to Uganda.

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The Aberdare Country Club nestles on the slopes of Mweiga Hill, just two hours drive from Nairobi on a good paved road. All rooms and cottages are comfortable with private bathroom facilities and have spectacular views of the plains below, the Aberdare Mountains to the west a [ ... ]

Set against the magnificent backdrop of Africa's highest mountain, the glittering Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge enjoys a uniquely privileged position at the heart of this world-famous national park. Secluded within a grove of acacia trees, the lodge looks out ov [ ... ]

The Amboseli Sopa Lodge is located within 190 acres of wooded Maasai land at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. There are mature wooded gardens with a wide variety of flowering trees, shrubs and succulents. A potent draw to the surrounding wildlife, the grounds feature numerous bi [ ... ]

Ashnil Aruba Lodge, which lies on the eastern portion of the Tsavo Ecosystem, takes its name from the Aruba Dam (constructed on the Voi river in 1952), an oasis of limpid brown water that forms an irresistible attraction to both man and beast in this otherwise dry dusty Ts [ ... ]

A new safari facility in Naivasha, the Enashipai Resort & Spa takes after a Maasai term meaning ‘happiness'. With a modern spa, heated pool, modern conference centre & complementing facilities, the safari resort offers mind & body rejuvenation. A perfect dest [ ... ]

A Masai-inspired lodge, which has been styled to suggest an authentic Masai village, the E Unoto Retreat stands on the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, overlooking Lake Miwaleni, which is 10 km north of Lake Manyara National Park. It offers just 25 luxury rooms, all of whi [ ... ]

The elegant Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort enjoys one of the most spectacular views in all of Africa; high on the shoulder of the Eburu Escarpment, overlooking the sparkling waters of Lake Naivasha and the sweeping floor of the Great Rift Valley. Looking out over the [ ... ]

The characterful owner-managed Hatari Lodge stands on broad lawns, regularly frequented by giraffes, in a glade of acacia just outside the northern Momela Gate of Arusha National Park. This very individualistic lodge is named after the 1962 film Hatari (Danger), which starred [ ... ]

Keekorok means ‘the place of dark' trees in Maa, the language of the Masai. One of the easier Mara lodges to reach from Nairobi by road, Keekorok Lodge is well located, standing amid 80 acres of wilderness, at [ ... ]

Kiboko Bay Resort is located on the shores of Lake Victoria close to the little fishing village of Dunga, which is 5km from Kisumu. Dunga is one of the best places in Kenya to see the traditional ssese canoes being made. These are used to operate the local passenger s [ ... ]

The first lodge ever to be built in a Kenyan National Park, Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge is superbly situated in the lee of Mount Kilimanjaro, encircled by volcanic splendour, adjacent to a teeming water hole and daily visited by vast herds of elephant, buffalo and plains gam [ ... ]

Located on the shores of idyllic Lake Baringo, Lake Baringo Club is set in 10 hectares of beautiful grounds, which sweep down to the lakes edge. At night, the hippos come to graze here. A jetty extends out into the lake, and boat trips can be taken. A long low single story bui [ ... ]

The Lake Bogoria Spa Resort is located immediately adjacent to the Lake Bogoria National Reserve in the northern sector of the Great Rift Valley. Set against the backdrop of the eastern wall of the rift and the Tugen Hills to the rift is surrounded by stunning scenery and off [ ... ]

Nestled at the foot of the wooded slopes of Mount Meru, this unique hotel stands amid coffee plantations on the shores of tranquil Lake Duluti. Designed to echo the traditional style of the colonial coffee farm, which originally stood on this site, Lake Duluti Serena Hotel ( [ ... ]

Lake Elementaita Lodge is a part of the history of Kenya. It was built by the honourable Galbraith Lowry Egerton Cole (1881-1929), one of the more colourful characters of colonial history, who is buried on the lakeside just below his old house. Built in 1916, this atmospheric [ ... ]

Standing high on the edge of a towering terracotta escarpment with panoramic views over the glittering alkaline waters of Lake Manyara, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge offers a unique blend of tranquillity, wildlife discovery, and ornithological richness. The unprecedented range [ ... ]

Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge is dramatically located on the very edge of the vertiginous western escarpment of the Great Rift Valley. Affording magnificent views across the lake, it is elegantly designed on two levels and presented in classic Tanzanian safari style. A tranquil [ ... ]

This beautiful old hotel was Kenya's international air terminal just after World War II when the ‘flying boats' of BOAC (The British Overseas Airways Company) landed there enroute to South Africa. Once an elegant old house, the Lake Naivasha Country Club still maintains the [ ... ]

The newly-built Lake Naivasha Sawela Lodge only recently opened and is still in the process of being added to in terms of amenities. The lodge stands on the shores of Lake Naivasha, surrounded by typically lakeshore lawns and acacia trees. Relatively economically priced, the l [ ... ]

A relatively new lodge, situated on the shores of Lake Naivasha, the Simba Lodge offers an ideal escape for family and friends alike. Offering 70 rooms, it also has a heated swimming pool (and children's pool), a poolside snack bar, its own ‘pub' with satellite TV and a [ ... ]

The Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge is charmingly located. It stands in 120 acres of lakeside land, most of which is covered in green riparian meadows, which sweep down to the shores of the lake, one of the most beautiful in the Great Rift Valley. The grounds are dotted with tall aca [ ... ]

Lake Nakuru Lodge lies in the south-east of Lake Nakuru National Park. Situated above the lake and ringed by forests of Euphorbia Candelabra and acacia, the lodge commands a stunning view over the lake and beyond to the Menengai Crater and the Aberdare range. Lake Nakuru is 160 k [ ... ]

The most northern lodge in the Serengeti, and one of its earliest, Lobo Wildlife Lodge is built around a huge rocky outcrop, known as kopje, and thus merges magnificently into the landscape. Overlooking the plains, Lobo Wildlife Lodge offers 76 rooms, a restaurant ringed by hu [ ... ]

Malewa Wildlife Lodge is a new lodge, situated on the Kigio Wildlife Conservancy, a 3,500-acre conservancy that lies between Nakuru and Naivasha. The striking Malewa Wildlife Lodge is set within glorious Yellow-fever woodland fronted by the Malewa River, a magnet for over 250 [ ... ]

The Maralal Safari Lodge is 3kms out of Maralal Town. A little Swiss chalet like in appearance, the lodge offers generous, high ceiling timbered rooms, a welcoming restaurant and bar, and a terrace looking out over the water hole of the Maralal National Sanctuary. The 250 sq km Maralal Nation [ ... ]

Secreted deep within the Masai Mara National Reserve, the Mara Serena Safari Lodge is the ultimate safari destination. Set high on a bush-cloaked hill, embraced by arcing vistas and washed by a sea of richly rolling grasslands, it stands centre-stage to one of Africa's most dramatic wildlife aren [ ... ]

Mara Simba Lodge has been designed so as to present a safari resort, Styled to reflect the iconic colours and cultural artefacts of the Maasai people, who are the original owners of this land, it offers a peaceful retreat from the adventure and experience of the traditional safari. Situated on th [ ... ]

Masai Mara Sopa Lodge is set in the Oloolaimutia Valley & blends perfectly with the surrounding hillside landscape. The lodge is located 206 km south of the Equator on the eastern boundary of the Masai Mara Game Reserve in south-western Kenya, 2km from the Oloolaimutia Gate. The lodge has bee [ ... ]

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is located at the base of Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park, home to the endangered Mountain Gorillas. The lodge is approximately 2 hrs drive from the capital Kigali, through an exquisitely beautiful and picturesque count [ ... ]

Mweya Safari Lodge is superbly situated on a peninsula overlooking Lake Edward and the Kazinga Channel, which lie at the very centre of Ugandan's most famous national park, the spectacular Queen Elizabeth National Park. This is a safari lodge in historic style. Built in the 1950s, it accommod [ ... ]

Naro Moru River Lodge is a world-famous base for climbing Mount Kenya; it is also a charming weekend retreat. It is situated on the equator between Nyeri and Nanyuki, at an altitude of 1,982 m in the Mount Kenya foothills (5 minutes drive to the road that leads up to the nati [ ... ]

Ndutu Safari Lodge is an unassuming, yet much sought after safari destination located in the south east of the park, at the heart of the Serengeti Plains and at the head of the famous Olduvai Gorge, ‘birthplace of mankind'. Overlooking a pretty lake Ndutu, the safari lodge is set in aca [ ... ]

Regularly voted one of the best hotels in the world, this unique lodge clings to the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, the largest and most perfect volcanic crater on Earth. Long and low, the lodge is built from local river stone and camouflaged with indigenous vines. Designed to blend co [ ... ]

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge is located on Lemala Hill, which is on the eastern rim of Ngorongoro Crater in the Volcanic Highlands of Northern Tanzania. The Crater forms part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, an area of 8,300sq kms set aside to preserve and integrate the diverse values and intere [ ... ]

Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge is a former government hotel, and is one of the oldest on the crater rim. Renovated in 2008 it offers the finest location of all the crater rim lodges, lying on the southern rim of the crater, directly above the yellow fever trees of the Lerai Forest. The 75 rooms ar [ ... ]

Tsavo lies some 232 kms from Nairobi and can be reached by road or air (three air strips). Built in 1969, the lodge stands on the Ndawe Escarpment overlooking the Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary.

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Ol Tukai Lodge is renowned as one of the best spots in the world to watch elephants. It is set at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest freestanding mountain in the world and Africa’s tallest mountain. It is situated right [ ... ]

Outspan is located in Nyeri town, right in the heart of Kenya's tea and coffee growing highlands. It is an Eden of vibrant gardens and verdant green lawns and the peacocks that roam at will add to the charming ambiance. Traditionally the gateway to Treetops lodge, the Outspan is located in t [ ... ]

Plantation Lodge offers a perfect foil to the exertion and exhilaration of a Tanzanian safari. The 16 guest suites and cottages fan out around the original coffee lodge, which has an authentic ‘Out of Africa' feel - polished parquet floors, high garden-facing French windows, Planter-sty [ ... ]

Ruaha River Lodge stands on the banks of the Great Ruaha River, which is the lifeblood of this arid region. Run by Peter and Sarah Fox, who offer an in-depth knowledge of the park and a life-times experience of running safari camps, the lodge is welcoming and friendly while t [ ... ]

Samburu Game Lodge is a traditional Kenyan safari lodge set in extensive grounds on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River, which represents the life-blood of this otherwise arid Reserve. Secluded and peaceful, it shelters in the cool of an acacia grove, where monkeys chatter and a stunning array [ ... ]

Samburu Simba Lodge is a relatively new lodge, situated in the Buffalo Springs National Reserve, which is a part of the larger Samburu system. Ideally located on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River, the lifeblood of this arid area, all rooms and central areas have views of the river and the nea [ ... ]

Built on raised ground allowing for panoramic views of the distant Samburu Hills on one side and Mount Kenya on the other, the Samburu Sopa Lodge stands in the centre of this beautiful and pristine reserve. Featuring a curve of cottages clustered around a waterhole, it is presented in classic [ ... ]

The Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge stands on a wooded hill (Lion Hill) overlooking Lake Nakuru. Situated above the lake and ringed by forests of Euphorbia Candelabra and acacia, the lodge commands a stunning view over the lake and beyond to the Menengai Crater and the Aberdare range. Lake Nakuru is [ ... ]

Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge is an all-night game viewing lodge which is especially memorable for its imaginative structure. A complex of rondavels, it is raised on stilts over a series of water holes, which draw large numbers of fame. Each double storey tower is topped by a peaked thatche [ ... ]

Beautifully presented, Sarova Shaba Game Lodge offers an oasis of green in the midst of a beautiful but harshly arid landscape. Surrounded by rocky hills, it is located adjacent to an area of natural springs, which feed the pools and cascades that dot the verdant grounds. It was by these spri [ ... ]

The 62-room Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge lies in the heart of the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, a private conservancy of 28,000 acres located at the foot of the Taita Hills and adjacent to Tsavo West National Park, one of the world's largest game reserves. The Sanctuary provides a safe envi [ ... ]

The only 'tree hotel' ever to be built on the slopes of Kenya's legendary Mount Kenya, the Serena Mountain Lodge offers a matchless game viewing opportunity whilst combining a glorious panorama of mountain vistas with the primordial splendours of an ancient rainforest. Floating 2,134m high on [ ... ]

Set high on the saddle of a tree-clad ridge, commanding panoramic views across the Serengeti, this lodge is the ultimate fusion of traditional African architecture and world-class style. Winner of numerous awards from the world travel press, it is perhaps the finest venue the Serengeti has to off [ ... ]

The Serengeti Sopa Lodge is camouflaged within dense acacia woodland, on the edge of a picturesque escarpment that overlooks the wildlife-teeming plains of the south-western part of the world-famous Serengeti National Park, host to the spectacular annual migration of the wild [ ... ]

The Seronera Wildlife Lodge is a typical example of a Tanzania safari lodge, which has been artfully constructed round a rocky outcrop, known in the Serengeti as a kopje. Perfectly blended into its safari surroundings, the lodge is surrounded by a number of waterholes, which attract wildlife [ ... ]

Backed by the rolling savanna of the Serengeti but bordered by the glittering waters of Lake Victoria, the largest inland lake in the world, the white-painted Speke Bay Lodge , with its traditional round or ‘rondavel' thatched buildings resembles a small village of the [ ... ]

Sunbird Lodge is a relatively new camp, located on private land overlooking Lake Elementaita and the Soysambu Conservancy. Because it's not actually in the conservancy, however, no conservancy fees are payable. Simple and affordable it offers just ten simple cottages or chalets and a central [ ... ]

Built on top of a high bluff, and carved from the living landscape, below which flows the Tarangire River, the superb Tarangire Safari Lodge offers one of the finest views in Africa. Attracting large numbers of game, the broad decks allow for optimum game-viewing, without eve [ ... ]

The luxurious Tarangire Sopa Lodge , surrounded by rocky outcrops known as kopjes and ringed by ancient baobab trees, stands deep within the pristine and largely undiscovered wilderness that is Tarangire National Park. Offering 75 rooms, a swimming pool and a luxury dining ro [ ... ]

The Ark is world-famous and one of Kenya's 'must do' experiences. Built to resemble Noah's Ark it floats amid the forests of the Aberdare National Park, joined to the world by its own wooden drawbridge. The Yasabara Waterhole, meanwhile, attracts animals from all over the park - notably large [ ... ]

Tloma Lodge is a small lodge situated in Karatu, in the Ngorongoro Highlands Area. Though not on the rim of the crater itself, the lodge stands on the raised shoulder of valley and offers magnificent views across extensive coffee plantations to the eastern wall of the Ngorongoro Crater. Built [ ... ]

The famous Treetops is unique. Originally built in 1932, Treetops is famous as the place where the then-Princess Elizabeth learned of her father's death and ascended to the British Throne in 1952. Styled to resemble a ship, the lodge comprises four decks and a top viewing deck. Timber built, [ ... ]

Voi Safari Lodge stands high above the town of Voi overlooking a vast expanse of the African Bush. Just 160km from Mombasa City, the lodge is within easy access to both the eastern and western portions of the vast Tsavo ecosystem - one of the World's Largest Game Parks. Strategically situated [ ... ]

Voi Wildlife Lodge was opened in 2003 and stands on a 25-acre site just outside the boundary of the national park. A crescent of workmanlike stone-built, airily thatch-roofed buildings linked by broad timbered walkways, set amongst green grounds and overlooking a large murram-red waterhol [ ... ]

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