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Shompole Eco Lodge - Magadi, Kenya
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge - Tanzania
Our exclusive safari lodges tend to be much smaller, more personalized and more luxurious than the traditional safari lodges. Scenically located, the rooms are spacious and individually presented, usually with private furnished verandas; and often with WiFi, in-room phone, laundry, room-service and valet service). The lodge itself will typically be presented in opulent ‘Out of Africa' style with a central lounge and bar, a silver-service dining room, boutique, external ‘sun-downer' bar area and a luxurious pool and sunbathing area (often with either a health club facility or a bush spa facility offering massage and wellbeing treatments). Activities will normally include bush breakfasts and dinners, ‘sun-downers' in scenic locations (with campfires, canapés and hurricane lanterns), Maasai guides and private game drives, nature walks and cultural visits.
Great East African safari lodges can be experienced on Kenya safari, Tanzania safari or while gorilla trekking on Uganda travel.
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|Borana Lodge - Laikipia, Kenya|
Intimate and exclusive, Borana Lodge is perched on the slope of a hidden valley overlooking a waterhole, where many animals come to drink. It was here that the Disney animators came to draw their inspiration for the Lion King. Built mainly from fallen cedar, and almost wholly constructed from natural materials, the lodge blends with the craggy stone outcrops of the escarpment and appears to grow organically from the hillside.
|Delta Dunes - Tana River, Kenya|
Less than 3 hours drive north of Malindi, standing high on miles of sand dunes, with sweeping views of the wild beaches of Ufungamana Bay, the Delta Dunes lodge offers Robinson Crusoe-style accommodation with all the comforts of modern living - electricity, cold drinks, hot showers and a swimming pool. Rates include a wide range of activities with boat trips on the estuary, sundowner cruises, game and bird walks with local trackers, channel fishing for rock cod and red snapper, plus sand-yachting, windsurfing and canoeing.
|Desert Rose Lodge - Lake Turkana, Kenya|
On the southern slopes of sacred Mount Nyiru, sheltered by a spring-fed forest, Desert Rose Lodge looks out over the semi-arid northern wilderness. Offering just five cottages and accommodating a total of 12 guests, desert Rose is a remote bush home, which is both eco-friendly and culturally integrated with the local Samburu people. The main lounge and pool area have been hand crafted to blend with the indigenous gardens, landscaped to enhance the dramatic views and all the power is solar generated.
|Elsa’s Kopje - Meru, Kenya|
Elsa's Kopje is named after Elsa the lioness who was made famous by George and Joy Adamson's biographical film "Born Free". Elsa's Kopje is almost invisible to the eye as you approach it's home on Mughwango Hill in Meru National Park. It blends into the rocky crags of the "kopje" (small hill), built very near to the site of George Adamson's original campsite. The cottages are the ultimate rooms-with-a-view, uniquely designed and crafted, incorporating the natural features of the rocky hillside.
|Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club - Kenya|
The Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club is built on the equator on a ridge facing Mount Kenya with a magnificent view. The grand main building gleams white against the green sweep of the surrounding lawns and there are dramatic views of the foothill forests rising to the peaks of Mount Kenya. The original buidling was designed as a dream home by Rhoda Prudhomme for her husband Gabriel.
|Four Seasons Safari Lodge - Serengeti, Tanzania|
Located at the heart of the Serengeti National Park, the Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti is set to become one of the world's dream African hideaways. This luxury lodge offers spectacular views, wildlife roaming over miles of bush, an active waterhole and the magical sunsets of the African savannah. All of its 77 luxury rooms and private safari villas are decorated with handpicked African artwork and give an irresistible feeling of freedom and comfort.
|Il Ngwesi Eco-Lodge - Laikipia, Kenya|
A much lauded eco-lodge, Il Ngwesi is utterly unique. Constructed by the local Maasai community using age-old skills and locally sustainable wildwood, it offers stunning views, impeccable service and innovative cuisine. The area itself is wild and beautiful and provides a much-needed haven for 250 species of birds and 50 species of mammal, amongst which, elephant, buffalo, Grevy's zebra and greater kudu abound. It also promises sightings of those species that are only found in the north of Kenya, such as gerenuk.
|Lake Manyara Tree Lodge - Tanzania|
The Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is the only lodge within the boundaries of the Lake Manyara National Park. Lying in the heart of the park, the lodge offers stunning views of the towering escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, while its exclusive position allows for extensive safari game drives in the southern section of the park, which is dominated by its soda lake, often home to thousands of greater flamingos and lesser flamingos. Designed to resemble a tree house, the Lake Manyara Tree Lodge offers just ten individually-designed rooms and a central dining and bar area.
|Leopard Rock Lodge - Meru, Kenya|
Leopard Rock Lodge stands on the site of the former lion camp of George and Joy Adamson, of Born Free fame. Overlooking a river, it is located in one of the last surviving great wilderness areas of Kenya, Meru National Park. A traditional safari lodge, Leopard rock offers just 15 cottages, 10 suites and 5 luxury family cottages, all of which enjoy magnificent views over the wild and seldom-visited Bisanadi Reserve, beyond which lies Somalia, Ethiopia and the Indian Ocean.
|Lions Bluff Lodge - Taita Hills, Kenya|
An exclusive eco-lodge, conceived, built and run by the local Taita community, Lions Bluff Lodge stands high on a rocky bluff looking towards the North Pare Mountains, Kilimanjaro, the West Usambara Mountains and the Taita Hills. The 125,000-acre community-owned Lumo Community Wildlife Sanctuary lies at the heart of the Tsavo eco system, surrounded by Tsavo East and west National Parks and the Taita Game Sanctuary.
|Loisaba Wilderness - Laikipia, Kenya|
Loisaba Wilderness, consisting of the Loisaba Lodge, Loisaba House and Loisaba Cottage, stands at the centre of a 61,000 acre wilderness, which was originally owned by the late Count Carletto Ancilotto, who fell in love with it after visiting Kenya on safari in the early 1960s. The Wilderness accommodation, which was the Count's home, was built in the 1970s and, while considerably renovated, it remains very much as he planned it.
|Malu Lodge - Naivasha, Kenya|
Secluded in an ancient forest, which once clothed great tracts of the Great Rift Valley, Malu Lodge is a working farm located on 1,800 acres of private forest reserve. Offering an Italian restaurant, a series of cottages and a tree house, Malu is utterly unique. Located between Naivasha and Nakuru Malu makes a stunning weekend escape, or acts as the perfect base for exploring the Rift Valley, Nakura National Park, Lake Naivasha and Crescent Island, Hell's Gate National Park and Kigio Game Reserve
|Mivumo River Lodge - Selous, Tanzania|
Standing high on the banks of the slow, brown Rufiji River, with glorious views down to the plunging torrents of Stiegler's Gorge, the Mivumo River Lodge offers just twelve luxurious rooms, each of which is housed in a timbered chalet with private viewing deck and plunge pool. Traditionally thatched, with high vaulted ceilings and picture windows, each room features an engaging mix of classic safari antiques and ultra-modern leather and rattan styled furniture.
|Mukutan Retreat - Laikipia, Kenya|
A unique refuge, the romantic Mukutan Retreat stands high on the cliffs that overlook the spectacular Mukutan Gorge, with its spectacular waterfall, palms and extraordinary thermal Hot Springs. Located on the community owned ranch known as Ol Ari Nyiro Ranch, it offers just three cottages, all of which are located on the. Each cottage has a spacious bedroom, a double fireplace, a private verandah and a spacious bathroom.
|Ngorongoro Farm House - Tanzania|
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 working 500-acre coffee plantation. The rooms are exceptionally spacious, well-appointed, and the suites have large bathtubs. Ngorongoro Farm House also offers a large terrace dining area, a pool backed by flame trees and views towards Oldeani.
|Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge - Tanzania|
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 are comfortable and pleasantly furnished with windows facing the crater. The Lodge has 75 rooms, all with crater views (ensuite bathrooms, central heating, mosquito nets, additional beds, baby cots).
|Ol Donyo Wuas Lodge - Chyulu Hills, Kenya|
Located in the midst of the isolated and seldom-visited Chyulu Hills, the Ol Donyo Wuas Lodge is ecologically built on lava rock overlooking the vast plains. Kilimanjaro rises from the mists in the distance. A magical land of black-frozen lava flows studded with blazing red-hot poker trees; of shoals of extinct volcanoes wreathed in dense forests and hung with Spanish moss, the Chyulu Hills coil like a sleeping dragon on the lion-gold plains of his treasure.
|Ol Malo Lodge - Laikipia, Kenya|
Situated on the northern edge of the Laikipia plateau, Ol Malo Lodge is nestled into a rugged escarpment looking out across the time-honoured lands of Kenya's Northern Frontier District. An ancient land inhabited by wildlife and peoples of a time long ago, undisturbed and living by the rhythm of nature, there, as part of this untamed and beautiful landscape is Ol Malo - Place of the Greater Kudu.
|Ol Pejeta House - Laikipia, Kenya|
Once the exclusive ranch house of multi-millionaire Adnan Kashoggi, this magnificently presented Ol Pejeta House stands at the centre of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Set in extensive grounds, with glorious views of Mount Kenya, this opulent mansion features a series of reception rooms, including an elegant drawing room with baronial fireplace and a series of scenic verandas, which extend right around the house.
|Olarro - Masai Mara, Kenya|
A unique, artistically-styled retreat built with undulating curves that mimic the rolling hillside in which the lodge is set, Olarro -a luxury safari lodge -blends effortlessly into its surrounds. The interior is a cool white, accented by earth tone accessories and enhanced by modern décor chosen for its quality and the integrity of its design. Olarro runs on eco-friendly principles not only in design but in its use of resources. It employs state-of-the-art wind and solar power technology.
|Royal Mara Safari Lodge - Masai Mara, Kenya|
The Royal Mara Safari Lodge is magnificently sited on the Siria Escarpment, which forms the western boundary of the Masai Mara Reserve. Offering just eight luxurious and spacious tented suites and a tented dining room and bar, the lodge stands directly on the wildebeest "Great Migration" route, near the two world famous wildebeest migration Mara River crossing points and near Leopard Gorge, all made internationally known by the BBC's Big Cat Diary television program.
|Sabuk Lodge - Laikipia, Kenya|
Sabuk Lodge is a stunning wilderness destination, perched on the high banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in the Northern Frontier District, overlooking the Laikipia Plateau and Samburu land. The lodge has 5 beautifully furnished open sided en-suite cottages with verandas, each with its own fabulous view. Sabuk was fashioned out of the local landscape, built with local materials, twisted wood and stone boulders incorporated into the architecture.
|Samatian Island Lodge - Lake Baringo, Kenya|
Samatian Island Lodge sits on Samatian, a small island with breath-taking views across the bronze waters of the Great Rift Valley's Lake Baringo. The beauty of the lake and her surrounds are legendary, with spectacular sunsets and a dazzling array of stunning birds while Njemps fishermen continue a lifestyle little changed for over 200 years. Lake Baringo is 20 km north of Marigat and 30 km north of Nakuru.
|Saruni Samburu Lodge - Samburu, Kenya|
Saruni Samburu Lodge is a design lodge located on Kalama Conservancy next to Samburu National Reserve, in Kenya's wild north. Surrounded by a 95,000 hectares private reserve and perched on top of a spectacular viewpoint, its villas and its swimming pool overlook waterholes where the famous Samburu elephant, leopard, reticulated giraffe and Grevy zebra gather to drink. Built on the pristine land owned by the Kalama Wildlife Conservancy in 240,000 acres-large GirGir Group Ranch
|Sasaab Lodge - Samburu, Kenya|
Sasaab Lodge is perched above the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, capturing panoramic views across the culturally rich Samburu land, Laikipia plateau and Mathews Range. Located in northern Kenya, north of the equator, it has a wild beauty of its own. The descent from the lush slopes of Mount Kenya, into the semi-arid desert of Kenya's "NFD" - the Northern Frontier District, is breathtaking.
|Shompole Eco Lodge - Rift Valley, Kenya|
Standing high above the Great Rift Valley, the extraordinary Shompole Eco Lodge was built as a joint venture with the local Maasai community and offers a uniquely uplifting experience that has been much praised by international and local travel writers alike. Constructed using entirely natural materials and inherent Maasai traditional skills, the lodge combines flowing water and smooth white walls with colourful Maasai traditional icons and handmade furniture.
|Tarangire Treetops - Tanzania|
Astride the path of the elephant migration, Tarangire Treetops sits alone in a private conservation area bordering Tarangire National Park. Set on the Masai Steppe, amid rolling baobab studded hills, the camp offers views to Lake Manyara and the Great Rift Valley. Uniquely presented, the camp is built around huge baobab and marula trees and offers 20 luxury tents and a swimming pool. Offering long views of the rolling plains of the savannah, it is surrounded by large stands of ancient baobab trees...
|Tassia Lodge - Laikipia, Kenya|
Tassia Lodge is the ideal escape from the world. It captures all elements of the African bush, tranquil beauty combined with excitement and adventure. The dramatic setting of the lodge, perched on the edge of the Mokogodo escarpment, gives a mesmerizing view of the Northern Frontier District and the sacred Lolokwe Mountain. The lodge's distinctive architecture is of Maasai origin and is inspired by the surrounding area.
|The Manor at Ngorongoro - Tanzania|
The Manor at Ngorongoro is reminiscent of an elegant, up-country manor house presented in the Cape Dutch style of architecture. Standing on its own 1,500-acre estate known as Shangri-La, it is immediately adjacent to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Impeccably presented, the house offers a charmingly decorated lounge, bar and library, all with working fireplaces. There is also a dining conservatory, snooker room, home theatre, sauna and steam, swimming pool and tennis courts.
|Tloma Lodge - Ngorongoro, Tanzania|
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 in the style of a colonial coffee- plantation, the lodge is surrounded by mature gardens.