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Monday, November 28, 2011

The best of Kenya's safari lodges

Travel and Leisure magazine published world's best 100 hotels, and as usual Kenya’s lodges have features prominently on the list. Among the top 100 on the list are Ol Donyo Wuas Lodge, Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, Fairmont Mara Safari Club and Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp.


At number 4 is Ol Donyo Wuas Lodge. Ol Donyo Wuas Lodge is a safari lodge situated Chyulu Hill in Kenya, half way between Tsavo National Park and Amboseli National park.

Ol Donyo Wuas Lodge consists of ten expansive guest suites in six stand-alone villas. Each suite and villa is designed and positioned slightly differently but all have a dramatic view of the plains and Mt. Kilimanjaro in the distance. All the suites have a private pool.


The safari lodge is situated in Masai communal land and is therefore less restricted than the national parks. For instance you can have night game drives and horseback riding safaris.

Number 12.  Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club – Mount Kenya

Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club straddles the equator in a glory of luxurious cottages and elegant buildings set amid manicured lawns and decorative ponds high on the slopes of Africa’s second highest mountain. Mt. Kenya Safari Club is at Nanyuki, 50 minute flight from Nairobi Wilson Airport to Nanyuli airstrip. For more details and bookings visit our Kenya Sfari website at Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club .

Number 67. Fairmont Mara Safari Club –Masai Mara
The Fairmont Mara Safari Club is a luxury safari tented situated in the Masai Mara National reserve, right on the bank of the Mara River.  Fairmont Mara Safari Club has 50 tents with four poster beds, a veranda overlooking the Mara River for unhindered view of hippo and crocodiles.
The main lodge at the center of camp hosts an indoor restaurant, bar and library with Internet access. The luxury tented camp has a heated pool, bar and private massage tents.
Wide range of activities including game drives in the Mara, balloon safari and cultural tour to Maasai village.

Number 74. Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp – Masai Mara
Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp is located in the remote north western area of the Masai Mara Reserve, about 250 km West of Nairobi. Views of both savanna and forest are breathtaking and truly give you a spectacular Kenya safari experience. These luxurious safari tents offer private verandas and are laid out on immaculate grounds for the ultimate luxury tented safari experience in the great outdoors.
For more information on any of the properties above or any camp and lodge in Kenya contact Fountain Safaris.