MFANGANO ISLAND RESORT, LAKE VICTORIA
Encircling an attractive bay, the camp consists of a huddle of cottages perched overlooking the lake. There’s a large romantic honeymoon suite out at the furthest point and a huge family cottage at the other end. When you’re not out catching Nile perch or visiting the rock art, the deck on the lake itself is a lovely relaxation spot as is the pool. Breakfast is served on lakeside decking, and dinner by candlelight in the gardens. Price starts from Ksh 16,000.
KITICH CAMP, MATHEWS RANGE
Set up by Miles Burton in the 1960s, the camp attracted the rich and famous; today it is an intimate collection of six comfortable, semi-permanent, ensuite tents. Situated under the shade of a riverine tree canopy, sunrise whilst overlooking the seasonal Ngeng River is absolutely breathtaking. The essence of Kitich, is ‘getting off the beaten track’, taking advantage of the pristine wilderness, avoiding traditional game drives instead exploring by foot guided by the local Ndorobo Samburu guides. Rates via
KINONDO KWETU, GALU BEACH
This Swedish-owned boutique hotel offers a more luxurious family-friendly experience, with two houses, perfect for big families looking to be under one roof, and five cottages. It has additional rooms within the main house itself. Activities include sea kayaking and dhow sailing, and the hotel has its own tennis court and riding stables. It is however an ideal spot to just relax and lounge by the two pools all day. Resident rates start from Ksh 13,000 per person on halfboard basis.
SIRIKOI LODGE, LEWA CONSERVANCY
Sirikoi is surrounded by 68,000 aces of the pure wilderness of Lewa. Resembling an eco-chic African home and having a main lodge, dining deck and four luxury tents, Sirikoi Cottage and House offer the best for a luxury stay. Each accommodation has a private observation deck making game viewing a breeze from the comfort of your seat. Rooms are spacious and well designed with big Victorian bathtubs, rainshowers, fireplaces and unique decor touches to make your stay worthwhile. Rates on request.
THE SANDS AT CHALE
Chale Island is divided into two parts: the first is covered by a forest and nature reserve with the other 15 acres being designated to the resort. The Overwater suite stands on stilts above the sea and its balcony has day beds and steps leading right into the water. Other accommodation options include Lagoon or Beach bandas, and Penthouse suites sitting above the trees complete with a jacuzzi from where you can take in the 270-degree views of the island. Rates on request.