Exclusive Safari Lodges

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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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 [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

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&qu [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

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 25 [ ... ]

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 t [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

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 N [ ... ]

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 c [ ... ]

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is perched on the edge of the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater at the eastern edge of the Serengeti in northern Tanzania. It lies within the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, which covers more than 8 000 square kilometres (3 100 square miles) of pristine African wilde [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

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, incl [ ... ]

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" [ ... ]

Rusinga is the smallest of the islands of Lake Victoria. Formerly a family home, the delightful Rusinga Island Lodge is a collection of charming en-suite cottages made from stone, wood and grass thatch, decorated in African fabrics, each with a private veranda. The gardens co [ ... ]

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 fabul [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

Set on a wide curve of the mighty Rufiji River, Sand Rivers Selous lodge was originally built by Richard Bonham in 1984 who used this area of the Selous for his famous portered walking safaris, when the area was all but unknown. The lodge is both expedition base, and safari retreat; offering [ ... ]

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 Sa [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

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 pres [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

Tawi Lodge is located on a private 6,000-acre conservancy just 5 mins from the Kimana Gate of Amboseli National Park. Offering just 12 eco-friendly cottages, the lodge enjoys magnificent views of Mount Kilimanjaro and offers a central dining room and bar, both of which overl [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]


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