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Top 5 Kenya Safari Accommodation

At Kenya Safari, we realise that you’ve chosen safari adventures over city breaks or all-inclusive beach resort breaks because you’re either a wildlife enthusiast, a keen explorer or a well-travelled adventurer at heart.


But while these breaks are incredibly memorable in respect of witnessing Big Five game in their natural habitat, invigorating rides in 4X4 vehicles, not to mention numerous cultural encounters, travellers are of course human-beings and all of this takes its toll in Kenya’s scorching sun kissed conditions.


That’s why weary limbs and keen eyes need the chance to relax, unwind and revitalise. Here are five of the best safari accommodation complexes in the East African nation.


1. The Jacaranda Hotel


 The Jacaranda Hotel


This hotel is idyllically set amidst four acres of verdant greenery and includes a generously-sized outdoor swimming pool for guests’ convenience.

What’s more, the complex is only a mere 4km from central Nairobi and a free shuttle bus means everyone from first-time travellers to seasoned city hoppers can head into town to sample authentic East African cuisine, pick up a Kenyan souvenir or simply watch the world go by. More info


2. Governors’ Camp


 Governors Camp


For dedicated campers and those who like to stay off-the-beaten-track, Governors’ Camp located in the middle of the world famous Masai Mara will be for you.


Strategically located on the banks of the Masai River, this means game viewing opportunities are optimised with the likes of hippo and elephant grazing close by to the authentic African tent accommodation that yields a sense of something truly wild. More info


3. Nairobi Serena


 Nairobi Serena


A premium, luxurious complex in every sense and located in the bustling heart of Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi, the Nairobi Serena hotel is the perfect base from which travellers can enjoy packed safari itineraries.


Boasting all of the mod-cons, every room includes air conditioning and facilities on offer include a 24-hour restaurant, a heated swimming pool, a hair salon and health club. More info


4. Fairmont Norfolk


 Fairmont Norfolk


Again based in Nairobi, the Fairmont Norfolk is more of a city institution rather than an accommodation complex alone.


Revered by seasoned travellers as the leading institution to begin safari adventures, the Fairmont Norfolk boasts an extensive history and still includes its famous Lord Delamere Terrace despite an expansion in 1999 and renovation in 2004.


The aforementioned terrace is a socialites’ paradise, perfect to enjoy a glass of red or white in the close company of loved ones. More info


5. Mara Simba


 Mara Simba


Taking the name of the famous Lion King character, the Mara Simba is located away from Nairobi and out on the banks of the Talek; one of four tributaries that feed the greater Mara River.


Vacations spent at the Mara Simba are ultra memorable in respect of the abundant birdlife and butterflies that fill the surrounding landscaped gardens that forge part of the complex.


The Mara Simba boasts a pool, so hot and bothered bodies can cool off between game drives and there is an overall sense of escapism, awe and wonder. More info


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