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.

Aberdare Country Club

The Aberdare Country Club

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 and Mount Kenya to the east. The club serves as a gateway to the popular ‘tree lodge, The Fairmont Ark, which is situated within the Salient of the Aberdare Mountains.

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

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 over the golden savannah plains, with uninterrupted views of the mountain itself. Close by are a series of emerald green swamps, which are fed by the melting snows of Kilimanjaro.

Amboseli Sopa Lodge

Amboseli Sopa Lodge

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 birds, monkeys and squirrels. Within the lodge, there is a spacious reception presented in classic Maasia style and featuring Maasai artifacts and art.

Ashnil Aruba Lodge Tsavo East

Ashnil Aruba Lodge

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 Tsavo East National Park. The joint mass of Tsavo West and Tsavo East National Parks forms one of the largest national parks in the world and covers a massive 4% of Kenya’s total land area.

Enashipai Resort & Spa Naivasha

Enashipai Resort & Spa

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 destination for business or leisure, and just a short drive from the capital city – Nairobi, the lodge is set in extensive grounds, which extend to the shores of the Lake Naivasha, in the Great Rift Valley of Kenya.

E Unoto Retreat Lodge Tanzania

E Unoto Retreat – Lake Manyara, Tanzania

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 which overlook the lake, which is home to numerous hippos. An infinity pool overlooks the lakes and biking and guided walks are offered.

The Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort

Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort – Kenya

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 extinct volcano of Mount Longonot, the Aberdares and Mount Kenya, this relatively newly-built and ultra-elegant lodge also offers what is probably the most panoramic 6,580-yard, 18-hole championship golfcourse in the world.

Hatari Lodge Lounge Arusha

Hatari Lodge – Arusha, Tanzania

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. With stunning views of both Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru, the lodge’s common parts display memorabilia from the film and the broad viewing deck overlooks a swampy area inhabited by buffalo, waterbuck, crowned crane and various other water birds. The food is excellent and the service highly personalised.

Keekorok Lodge Maasai Mara

Keekorok Lodge – Masai Mara, Kenya

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, atop a shallow rise, which allows for spectacularly long views across the rolling savanna. Dating from 1965, it is a large and busy lodge capable of accommodating almost 200 guests.

Kiboko Bay Resort Lake Victoria

Kiboko Bay Resort – Lake Victoria, Kenya

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 service on the lake, also for fishing. Painted in bright colours, often depicting a favourite football team, the boats are 8 long and narrow and have a large outboard motor. They are known locally as yie , while those with sails are known as yie nange .

Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge

Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge – Tsavo West, Kenya

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 game

Inspirationally positioned so that not only all the rooms but also the open-air restaurant, timbered game-viewing decks and rock-built bar enjoy uninterrupted views of the legendary snows of Kilimanjaro, the lodge also stands central to miles of lion-stalked grasslands, elephant-studded plains and wildlife-teeming bush and is ideally placed for visits to all the park’s prime attractions.

Lake Baringo Club

Lake Baringo Club – Rift Valley, Kenya

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 building houses the central lounge, bar and dining room – as simply be pleasantly presented. There is a pretty pool in the gardens with shaded sunbathing areas. Beyond the central buildings, the rooms stretch out in a long line of single storey chalets.

Lake Bogoria Spa Resort

Lake Bogoria Spa Resort- Rift Valley

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 offers excellent bird-watching. Clustered around a central building, the hotel has recently been expanded and offers a series of cottages above the pool and conference centre.

 

Lake Duluti Serena Hotel Arusha Tanzania

Lake Duluti Serena Hotel- Arusha Tanzania

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 (formerly Serena Mountain Village – Arusha) offers a range of tastefully presented cottage-styled rooms set amid extensive landscaped grounds.

Lake Elementaita Lodge Rift Valley

Lake Elementaita Lodge – Rift Valley, Kenya

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 house still retains all the features of a colonial home, from the red brick walls and a long verandah overlooking the flower garden, to the paneled rooms, fireplaces and library.

 

Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge – Tanzania

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 of high-adventure sports, meanwhile, include mountain biking, canoeing and forest walks, while cultural choices include tours of the neighbouring villages and dance displays by the local Iraqw and sukuma people.

Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge

Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge – Tanzania

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 safari lodge, Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge offers 100 guest rooms, all with private balconies and stunning views across the waters of the lake. The Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge also offers a hill-top swimming pool and sundeck with panoramic views.

 

Lake Naivasha Country Club

Lake Naivasha Country Club – Rift Valley, Kenya

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 original polished wooden floors, magnificent fireplaces, billiards room and broad verandahs overlooking the extensive gardens. Smooth lawns with huge fever trees lead down to the lakeside, where there is a wooden gazebo and a jetty for the pleasure boats that leave from the hotel. There is also a secluded swimming pool and adjacent conference centre.

Lake Naivasha Salewa Lodge Grounds

Lake Naivasha Sawela Lodge – Rift Valley, Kenya

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 lodge offers simple but pleasant rooms and exceptionally friendly service. Future plans include the provision of a spa, golf course and sporting facilities.

 

Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge

Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge – Rift Valley, Kenya

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 business centre and gift shop. There is also a health club, tennis courts and a wide variety of sports. The lake has a large population of hippos, which are regularly to be seen snorting and laughing in the shallow waters. At night, they troop out to feed on the lawns of the hotels and the lush grass of the riparian fringes. Vervet monkeys and olive baboons live in the woodland adjoining the south-western shore and the game corridors that run from nearby Hell’s Gate NP allow buffaloes, kongoni antelopes and Masai giraffes to access the shores. As for birds, there are plenty of cormorant’s pelicans, herons, jacanas, long-toed plovers and weavers, while numerous warblers breed in the papyrus reed beds.

Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge

Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge – Rift Valley, Kenya

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 acacia trees and feature numerous rock gardens, flowering shrubs and a grove of Candelabra Euphorbia. A jetty has been built out onto the lake, from where guests can watch the antics of the hippos in the lake and experience 360 degree views, which include Crescent Island, Mount Longonot, the Mau Escarpment and the misty outline of the Aberdares (boat trips are offered at additional cost). The grounds are alive with a colourful selection of birds, and the trees with monkeys.

 

Lake Nakuru Lodge – Rift Valley, Kenya

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 kms north of Nairobi and lies at the heart of the Great Rift Valley. Flamingo-frosted, salt-encrusted, acacia-haloed and guarded by the prehistoric splendour of a grey-green forest of Euphorbia candelabrum, Lake Nakuru National Park offers sanctuary to some of the world’s most endangered creatures.