Amanzili House is private and peaceful homestay located in the leafy suburb of Karen, Nairobi. Amanzili House’s beautiful architecture is inspired by the Swahili Architecture of Lamu. The bespoke property comprises of two properties, the larger 4 bedroom ‘Aman House’, and a second 2 bedroom house, ‘Aman Ndoto’. Both houses overlook the tropical courtyard and swimming pool.
Why we recommend it? This little known jewel is ideal for families looking for an active and adventurous safari experience. Overlooking hills with stunning rocky outcroppings and with magnificent view towards Mt Kenya, Tumaren is best known for offering camel-assisted walking safaris, where everyone can enjoy the freedom of stepping out of the safari car and exploring the bush on foot. Children of all ages (and their parents) love the wide range of activities on offer, including proper rock-climbing, fishing and tubing in the Ewaso Nyiro river and learning some real Samburu bushcraft.
Tumaren Camp is located on a 3,000 acre ranch and is home to some of the species only found in northern Kenya which include Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy Zebra, Beisa Oryx and Gerenuk. Large herds of elephant have made Tumaren a preferred maternity for giving birth to their young and many predators including lion, leopard and cheetah can be found. The camp has 6 en-suite tents and can sleep up to 4 or 5 guests in each. Whether you’re relaxing around camp, watching the game come down to the water hole or enjoying all of the fun activities of an action packed day, meeting the female and baby camels in their pen, the camp is an ideal place to relax.
The camp is the base for the best camel-assisted walking safaris that traverse beautiful landscapes walking through a great variety of country from high montane forest to broad sand rivers and each is custom built to suit your needs.
A mobile walking safaris is supported by camels who carry all the gear from campsite to campsite, whereas on a walking safari from Tumaren Camp or the Satellite Camp you head out each day on walks, camel rides, game drives, or rock climbing.
Nyungwe Forest Lodge is located in a tea plantation on the edge of the closed canopy rain forest with impressive views. Nyungwe Forest Lodge effortlessly combines five star service with African hospitality, ensuring a guest experience rich in local culture and history.
Set on a stunning hillside, the magnificent Virunga Lodge boasts panoramic vistas of the Virunga Volcanoes and the beautiful lakes of Ruhondo and Bulera. Each of ten luxurious bandas named after the Rwandan lakes features a spacious bedroom with a cosy fireplace, as well as a private terrace with sweeping views of the breathtaking surrounds.
Bisate Lodge, adjacent to Volcanoes National Park, combines gorilla trekking with a pioneering vision of reforestation and community partnership. Bisate is located in the natural amphitheatre of an eroded volcanic cone, with dramatic views of the peaks of the Bisoke and Karisimbi volcanoes rearing up through Afro-alpine forests. Bisate is Rwanda’s first genuinely luxurious and eco-sensitive safari camp, centred on Africa’s most immersive wild primate experience.
This is Rwanda’s ﬁrst ever community-owned lodge, built and operated by Governors’ Camp Collection. The lodge is located close to the headquarters of Volcanoes National Park from where clients can trek on foot to see the gorillas. Situated in the foothills of the mighty Virungas, Sabyinyo offers wonderful views of the volcanoes and the surrounding countryside. Guest cottages and the main lodge building have been beautifully constructed and provide the perfect base from which to explore this unique and fascinating corner of Africa.
The Retreat, is a luxury boutique hotel, designed by Italian architects and brought to life by an extraordinary team of Rwandan builders and technicians. It is located in a lush garden with a jungle of regional plants which gives guests a feeling of getting away from it all, while still infact being close to the CBD. The hotel itself has grown up around their iconic Kigali restaurant, so you are also ensured excellent food during your stay.
On an enchanting boulevard in the heart of Kigali, just a five-minute walk from the CBD, lies Kigali Serena Hotel. A distinctively rich blend of Rwandan heritage, art and culture with contemporary 5-star comfort. Serena Kigali hotel provides a private and peaceful retreat like no other for the discerning international traveler.
Lolkisale Camp is situated right in the heart of Tarangire National Park, on the edge of an open wetland. Here, you’ll have the unique experience of watching the drama of nature unfold while sipping a coffee or wine on your front porch. In these wetlands, the view changes each day as different herds pass by in search of water, and after them, the big cats inevitably follow. Lolkisale boutique camp is composed of nine, custom-designed luxury safari tents with attention paid to every detail. Everything from the soothing color palette, to locally-woven rugs, to the soft touch of your sheets at night was selected to bring luxury and local flavor to this secluded corner of Tanzania’s most beautiful national park.