Best Luxury Mountain Lodges in Kenya

Looking for some wild luxury safari experience in Kenya? The country offers numerous luxurious safari lodges and cottages that offer travelers an almost out of the world safari experience. These come with supreme privacy and luxury accommodation services and are located in various parts of the country ranging from the private game reserves to Kenya’s bustling capital of Nairobi.

Kenya???s bustling capital of Nairobi

The lodges make the most of Kenya’s expansive and enchanting savanna by offering visitors spectacular views of the escarpments, gorges, and the plains of the Great Rift Valley. It is an exciting wilderness experience with lots of activities to partake of ranging from game drives to safari walks and visits to the timeless Masai or Samburu villages.

Here are four of the best luxury travel lodges in Kenya.


The Cottars 1920s Safari Camp

Situated in the iconic Mara in the Great Rift Valley, this lodge offers the ultimate in luxury safari. It consists of luxury tents that recreate the mood of the colonial luxury safari camps. All the tents are fitted with luxury bathrooms and flush toilets. The camp provides additional eccentricities such as a game drive in a 1920s car that helps you relieve a bygone era. The camp also has professional and child-friendly tour guides to help you make the most of the luxury safari experience.

Top Luxury Lodges in Kenya The Cottars 1920s Safari Camp


Tortilis Camp

This camp is located to the South in the Acacia Woodlands close to the Tanzanian border. It has as many as 17 luxury safari tents that are well equipped and provide excellent accommodation deep in the Kenyan wilderness. The tents and luxury homes here come with luxurious furnishings along with private verandahs and gardens. The camp is in a private concession; that means you do not have to worry about the heavy tourist traffic in the Amboseli during the peak seasons.


The Mara Bushtops

The Mara Bushtops is set inside the Mara Siena Wildlife Conservancy and borders the famous Masai Mara National Park. Located on an isolated hill, the Lodge can be accessed by air. It offers a picturesque view of the valley below along with several activities that visitors can partake of. All-day game drives in the Mara are available and visitors are advised to carry packed lunch when indulging in these.

The Mara Bushtops Lodge is outfitted with numerous luxury features such as deluxe tents, wine cellars and swimming pools. Delightful wines are also served at the camp. Sit at a vantage position at the Mara Bushtops and watch wild species such as giraffes and gazelles while sipping your wine. The Bushtops offer you a dreamlike wilderness experience.

Top Luxury Lodges in Kenya The Mara Bushtops



Alfajiri is located on Kenya’s idyllic Southern Coast and consists of some of the most spectacular villas that you can find in this part of the world. The beautiful patios make for a very memorable sundowner. Take a soak in the adjacent swimming pool or sit and relax on the soft white beaches. Kids can swim in the smaller private swimming pool built specifically for them. The villas provide nanny services too.

Participate in a host of adventures and activities or take a boat trip. Each of the villas is served by a cook and visitors can choose from a delectable array of cuisines served on the menu ranging from fish to soft steaks. Alfajiri is relatively spacious and there are additional attractions such as art displays too.

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Roxanne or Roxy, founder of Luxe In A City, was nominated as one of the Top 5 Luxury Travel Bloggers by the readers of USA Today. Aside from overseeing this luxury travel blog, she spends her time teaching how to perfect the feeling of luxury to authentic niche brands while traveling the world with her family.
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