Uniquely different and scenically located, our exclusive tented safari lodges are generally smaller, more personalized and more luxurious than the traditional tented safari lodges. Located either within the national park and reserves or within the private game conservancies, they are typically presented in distinctive African style and offer a central lodge or tented ‘mess area’ with bar, lounge and silver-service dining room. There will also often be an external campfire area with director’s chairs and bar, a bush ‘spa’ facility (typically offering massage and well-being treatments) and a game-viewing platform or water-hole.

The tents are usually mounted on stone bases with a thatched roof and stone-built ensuite bathroom (with hot and cold running water and flushed WC) area to the rear (generator electricity throughout). All furnishings and interior décor will be of the standard usually found in a luxury hotel room and will usually include a private furnished veranda area ; individualized ‘steward’ service will normally be provided to each tent. Activities will include ‘sundowners’ (within the lodge or in the surrounding scenery), guided game drives, guided walks and cultural performances and/or visits. Great East African tented safari lodges and camps can be experienced on Kenya safari, Tanzania safari or while gorilla trekking on Uganda travel.

Amboseli Porini Camp – Amboseli, Kenya

Amboseli Porini Camp – Amboseli, Kenya

(Amboseli National Park, Kenya – Kilimanjaro’s Kingdom)

The real Out of Africa Experience 
Amboseli Porini Camp is located within the exclusive Selenkay Conservancy, in the Amboseli eco-system, only recently opened to the public. In keeping with conservancy guidelines, the camp makes no use of permanent structures and is accommodated entirely under canvas. The actual site of the camp was once used by colonial big game hunters and features plentiful acacia trees, which offer shade for dining and campfire activities.

Accommodating only 12 guests in total, Porini offers an exclusive Amboseli experience, which is not available in the longer-established camps within the main national park. Thanks to its siting on a private conservancy, Porini also offers the added advantage that all other vehicles are not permitted within its boundaries, which makes for an exceptionally priviledged game-viewing experience. Once part of the Great Southern Game Reserve, Amboseli is one of Kenya’s earliest game sanctuaries; it is also one of her most popular attracting over 200,000 tourists per year.

Bateleur Camp – Masai Mara, Kenya

Bateleur Camp – Masai Mara, Kenya

(Masai Mara National Reserve – Kenya)

The effortlessly elegant Bateleur Camp is set amongst the forests on the edge of the Masai Mara, adjacent to the area in which many of the scenes from the film Out of Africa were filmed. Echoeing this theme, the camp has been styled to suggest the opulence and luxury of the early safaris of the so-called ‘white hunters’ such as Denys Finch Hatton and Baron Bror Blixen, who considered it imperative that their safari camps feature silver service, cut crystal, butlers, fine wines and excellent cuisine.

Word renowned for the breathtaking spectacle of ‘the greatest wildlife show on earth’, the awe inspiring annual migration of the wildebeest, the Mara is Kenya’s most visited protected area. Technically an extension of Tanzania’s renowned Serengeti National Park, the Mara constitutes only 4% of the entire Serengeti ecosystem but its rolling grasslands, meandering rivers and towering escarpments offer one of the world’s most rewarding and evocative wildlife arenas.

Campi Ya Kanzi – Chyulu Hills, Kenya

Campi Ya Kanzi – Chyulu Hills, Kenya

(Chyulu Hills -Bordering Tsavo, Chyulu & Amboseli National Parks – Kenya)

Campi ya Kanzi means “Camp of the Hidden Treasure” in Kiswahili. Located in the Chyulu Hills, overlooking Mount Kilimanjaro and bordering Tsavo West, Chyulu and Amboseli National Parks, Campi Ya Kanzi is a joint project with the Masai on a four hundred square mile stretch of land owned by them. This area of outstanding natural beauty features varying environments from savannah grasslands to riverine woodland to cool mountain forest.

Cottars 1920s Camp – Masai Mara, Kenya

Cottars 1920s Camp – Masai Mara, Kenya

(Masai Mara National Reserve – Kenya)

Cottars 1920s Camp is located on 22,000 acres of private land within the Masai Mara National Reserve. The Cottar safari tradition, which was established in 1919 when members of the European aristocracy flocked to East Africa in search of ‘big game, remains unchanged. Nearly 90 years, this originally family-run camp continues to provide an unparalleled safari experience for the truly discerning clients. Cottars excel in the provision of the original essence of ‘safari’, while the camp is reminiscent of a bygone era of romance, adventure and unparalleled elegance.

Elephant Bedroom Camp – Samburu, Kenya

Elephant Bedroom Camp – Samburu, Kenya

(Samburu National Reserve – Kenya)

Elephant Bedroom Camp is a luxury tented camp offering just 12 exclusive tents and a central dining room, lounge and bar. Set on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, within the boundaries of the reserve, it is surrounded by doum palms and other indigenous trees. Small and intimate it offers rustic elegance, luxury and style. Environmentally sensitive, the camp employs members of the local community and offers rain-water showers. Linked by winding paths, the tents are lit by night with safari lanterns and Samburu warriors escort the guests to their rooms.

Elephant Pepper Camp – Masai Mara, Kenya

Elephant Pepper Camp – Masai Mara, Kenya

(Koiyaki Wilderness Area – Masai Mara, Kenya)

Elephant Pepper Camp is a traditional safari tented camp, which is seasonally erected within the boundaries of the Masai Mara National Reserve.Beautifully presented, it features just 8 tents and a central mess and and bar.

Recently refurbished, the camp has been recently refurbished and designed to attract and introduce people to an authentic Masai Mara wildlife Safari Experience. Elephant Pepper Camp (originally Mara Bush Camp) offers a unique, comfortable environment and is aptly named after the Warburgia Ugandensis tree, which is commonly known as the Elephant Pepper tree. Game drives, night drives, bush meals, guided walks, sundowners.

Entim Mara Camp – Masai Mara, Kenya

Entim Mara Camp – Masai Mara, Kenya

(The Masai Mara Reserve, Kenya)

The Entim Mara Camp is named after the forest in which it stands (Entim which means ‘forest’ in Maa, the language of the Maasai). Secluded in indigenous woodlands looking out over the Mara plains and river, this is a small eco-friendly camp designed to impart a real feeling of camping, whilst providing all the luxuries required for a relaxing stay. There are only seven tents, and a central dining area and lounge.

Exploreans Mara Rianta Camp – Masai Mara, Kenya

Exploreans Mara Rianta Camp – Masai Mara, Kenya

A new safari camp, constructed on a loop of the Mara River, which winds around the camp, Exploreans Mara Rianta Luxury Camp features 20 luxury tents and a central area that houses the main building. Overlooking the swimming pool and the Mara River the main building and tented terrace has a welcoming Reception area and lounge, a library equipped with wireless Internet access, a comfortable Bar and cocktail lounge with an open fire place, and a typical safari style decorated restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The camp also features its own Mvua African Rain Spa. The safari camp’s vicinity is frequented by large groups of hippos and teaming with wildlife.

Finch Hattons – Tsavo West, Kenya

Finch Hattons – Tsavo West, Kenya

(Tsavo West National Park – Kenya)

Finch Hattons lies at the foot of the Chyulu Hills, one of the youngest volcanic ranges in the world. Styled to replicate the privileged safaris of the white hunters, such as Denis Finch Hatton, one of the most famous figures of the colonial period, and the model for Robert Redford’s role in ‘Out of Africa’, Finch Hattons is the epitome of tented camp luxury.

Governors’ Camps Group – Masai Mara, Kenya

Governors’ Camps Group – Masai Mara, Kenya

(Masai Mara National Reserve safari camps, Kenya;  The main Governors’ Camp, Little Governors’ Camp & Governors’ Private Camp)

The first tented camp to be established in the Masai Mara, Governors’ Camp stands on the banks of the famous Mara River. First opened in 1972, it stands on the site of Teddy Roosevelt’s camp, where he entertained aristocracy, stars and royalty. Popular with American visitors, the camp now offers two additional camps, ‘Little Governors’ and ‘Private Governors’. Specialists in providing both luxury and comfort whilst retaining the authentic flavour of true safari life, Governors’ is not fenced, thus the animals are free to wander close or even into the camp.

Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp – Tanzania

Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp – Tanzania

(The Serengeti National Park, Tanzania:- See the famous migration of the wildebeest in ultimate luxury)

Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp is set in the remote reaches of the park, on a tributary of the Grumeti River, which is famed for its wildebeest crossings and enormous Nile crocodiles. Concealed within a strip of riverine forest, the Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp hosts spectacular pied colobus monkeys (found nowhere else in the Serengeti), owls and bushbabies.

Ilkeliani Camp – Masai Mara, Kenya

Ilkeliani Camp – Masai Mara, Kenya

(Masai Mara National Reserve – Kenya)

Located on the banks of the Talek River, overlooking the famous savannah plains of the Mara, the eco-friendly Ilkeliani Camp, a luxury tented camp, offers just 17 elegant tents, each with its own ensuite bathroom, private verandah and view of the river. Presented in the style elegant hunting safaris of the 1920s, the camp features its own elegant mess tent and bar.

Il Moran Camp – Masai Mara, Kenya

Il Moran Camp – Masai Mara, Kenya

(Masai Mara National Reserve – Kenya)

Il Moran Camp is for those who want that extra sense of luxury, there are just ten beautifully furnished tents by the side of the Mara River. The camp is hidden in the shadow of ancient trees and Il Moran recreates the atmosphere of the original hunting camps.

Word renowned for the breathtaking spectacle of ‘the greatest wildlife show on earth’, the awe inspiring annual migration of the wildebeest, the Mara is Kenya’s most visited protected area. Technically an extension of Tanzania’s renowned Serengeti National Park, the Mara constitutes only 4% of the entire Serengeti ecosystem but its rolling grasslands, meandering rivers and towering escarpments offer one of the world’s most rewarding and evocative wildlife arenas.

Island Camp Baringo – Rift Valley, Kenya

Island Camp Baringo – Rift Valley, Kenya

(Ol Kokwe Island, Lake Baringo – The Great rift Valley, Kenya)

Located on Ol Kokwe Island, in the very centre of Lake Baringo, Island Camp offers an experience not to be missed. At the peak of the island is a rock surrounded pool, bar and gift shop. Below is the open-sided restaurant and bar, and below that a series of tents, each with glorious views across the mud-brown lake.

Jongomero Camp – Ruaha, Tanzania

Jongomero Camp – Ruaha, Tanzania

(Ruaha National Park, Tanzania)

Superbly isolated in the heart of Ruaha National Park, Jongomero Camp stands on the banks of a seasonal sand river which bears the same name. Blending beautifully into its surroundings, the Jongomero Camp is tucked away among some shady riverine vegetation. Not far from permanent water, the camp attracts a large amount of animals. The only camp in this area of Ruaha National Park, it also offers unmatched privacy and a true wilderness experience.

Kalacha-Camp-–-Chalbi-Desert-Kenya

Kalacha Camp – Chalbi Desert, Kenya

(A timeless Oasis in the Northern Frontier District [NFD] of Kenya)

Situated in the Chalbi Desert, North Eastern Kenya, Kalacha Camp sits on the edge of a permanent oasis. The Camp has been funded by the European Union, Farm Africa and the Estate of the late John Sutton, who used this area as a base for his bird shooting safaris. Kalacha Camp has been set up as a community based project for the Gabbra people of this area, providing them with a further source of income, and is managed by Tropic Air.

Karen Blixen Camp – Masai Mara, Kenya

Karen Blixen Camp – Masai Mara, Kenya

(Masai Mara National Reserve – Kenya)

Set on the banks of the famous Mara River, with views over the plains and the impressive escarpment, Karen Blixen Camp offers 22 luxurious tents, each of which has been designed to capture the style, elegance and opulence of the 1920s safaris, so beautifully described in Karen Blixen’s book Out of Africa.

Offering space, panoramic views and daily sightings of all the animals that come to drink at the river (zebras, elephants and hippos to name but a few), the camp also offers such unique experiences as guided walks and night game drives.

Kiba Point – Selous, Tanzania

Kiba Point – Selous, Tanzania

(The Selous National Reserve, Tanzania:- The largest wildlife reserve in Africa: one of the most unique East African Safari destinations)

Kiba Point is a beautiful, 8 bed private tented camp , which is set on the banks of the Rufiji River, just downstream from Sand Rivers Selous. Bookable only on an exclusive use basis, Kiba Point tented camp lends itself to private groups, friends and families (not suitable for young children).

Enjoying spectacular riverside views, Kiba Point offers just four villas, each with its own plunge pool, a central dining area and a swimming pool. Walking, boating and game viewing activities are exclusive and included in the Kiba Point room rate.

Kicheche Laikipia Camp – Laikipia, Kenya

Kicheche Laikipia Camp – Laikipia, Kenya

(Ol Pejeta Conservancy – Laikipia, Kenya)

Kicheche Laikipia Camp is a small luxurious tented camp, which stands on the Laikipia Ol Pejeta Conservancy. The camp is surrounded by indigenous forest and overlooks a waterhole. Offering just six custom-built luxury tents, there is also a central dining tent and safari lounge.

Kicheche Mara Camp – Masai Mara, Kenya

Kicheche Mara Camp – Masai Mara, Kenya

(Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya)

Nestled in a grove of wild olive trees in one of the prime game viewing areas of the reserve, Kicheche Mara Camp is presented in classic safari style. Completely unfenced, the surrounding wildlife is free to enter the camp, allowing the game viewing experience to begin on the private verandah of your tent. With just eleven tents, the camp has been designed to offer an ‘intimate’ ambience, with the emphasis on personal service, fine cuisine and eco-friendliness.

Kichwa Tembo – Masai Mara, Kenya

Kichwa Tembo – Masai Mara, Kenya

(Oloololo Escarpment – Masai Mara, Kenya)

Kichwa Tembo (meaning ‘the elephant’s head) is a large and well-maintained tented camp just outside the Masai Mara National Reserve to the northwest. Overlooking endless, game-filled plains and shaded by dense forest canopy, Kichwa Tembo nestles below the Oloololo Escarpment on the western boundary of the Masai Mara reserve. Most of the camp faces onto rolling lawns with dramatic circular cactus gardens. Beyond, are the wide open vistas of the Mara savanna. One of the Mara’s largest tented camps with 45 well-appointed tents, Kichwa Tembo also offers six rondavels (circular chalets) for those who prefer to seep behind walls. There is a central lounge area with long views over the rolling grounds.

Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp – Tanzania

Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp – Tanzania

(A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World)

The most exclusive of the Serena Group’s many safari venues, and a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, Kirawira Tented Camp offers the epitome of classic ‘Out of Africa’ safari camp luxury. Styled to replicate the elegant hunting camps of such legendary ‘white hunters’ as Denys Finch Hatton and Baron Bror Blixen, it is located adjacent to the famous western corridor of the Serengeti National Park – arena of the ‘Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth’, the annual migration of over one million wildebeest.

Designed in typically Edwardian style, this exclusive camp features an elegant central meeting tent evocatively furnished with a tasteful selection of chintz-covered chaises longues , Persian rugs, antique escritoire, wind-up phonograms, leather-bound travelling cases, brass shooting sticks, carved rocking chairs, and stud-backed smoking chairs.