Exclusively Yours – Kenya

March 28th 2024  |   Kenya, Countries, Unique Experiences, Miscellaneous  |  by   Jo Ainscough
Exclusively Yours – Kenya

Kenya offers some really special places to stay that can be taken on an exclusive basis whether you are two people or twelve, on safari or at the beach. With its amazing wildlife and pristine white sand beaches, the country has plenty to offer including superb camps that cater for all ages and interests. Kenya has always epitomised everything that is Africa making it no surprise it’s one of our clients’ favourite countries to visit.

Exclusive-use Luxury Safari Villas: Our top picks

Cottar’s Bush Villa followed by Alfajiri Villa

For a big family or group of friends, these two offer the perfect combination of luxury and privacy. Cottar’s Bush Villa is an exclusive use villa that sits in a private conservancy just outside of the stunning Masai Mara National Reserve with the Olderikesi Hills as a backdrop. The Bush Villa’s hillside setting provides stunning views of the savannah plains and plenty of opportunities to view the wildlife that inhabits it. The location also provides guests a great chance to witness the annual wildebeest migration along with privately guided wildlife drives, night drives, bush walks and many other activities. The Bush Villa is made up of five double bedrooms, a large living area, a dining room and a spacious deck providing glorious views.

The view from Cottars Bush Villa and exclusive use property in Kenya

The view from Cottars Bush Villa.

Combining time in the bush with an escape to the beach is a winning combination for Aardvark Safaris’ guests and Kenya offers a host of exclusive beach stays including Alfajiri Villas, on the lively southern Kenyan coast.

Alfajiri is made up of three separate, spacious, luxury villas set on the sheltered coral cliff above Diani beach. Each villa can be taken separately and accommodates eight guests, so whether you choose to fill all three to the brim with family or take just one and have a memorable getaway with friends, there is always plenty of space for everyone to relax and enjoy. The villas boast stunning views down to the sea and each has its own private pool. Meals can be taken wherever guests choose and are prepared however they wish, adding an even more special touch to an amazing holiday.

Alfajiri Villas exclusive beach front property

Alfajiri Villas beachfront Cliff Villa on Diani beach.

Sirikoi House

Set on private land within the Lewa Conservancy in northern Kenya, Sirikoi House is a small, luxury exclusive-use lodge, offering an abundance of wildlife right on your doorstep. The House is made up of a master bedroom cottage, a separate cottage with two en-suite bedrooms, and a central living and dining cottage complete with a private deck and firepit looking out onto the wetlands. Sit back in a private setting and watch the waterhole come to life, the perfect backdrop for your evening meal or to watch the sun go down.

Sirikoi strikes the perfect balance, combining fabulous comfort whilst still feeling intimate and welcoming in an atmosphere where you feel at one with nature and wildlife. Each space is uniquely crafted featuring exquisite decor from all over the world and wide open windows to to maximise the spectacular views across the plains.

Sirikoi House, perfect for families and friends

The large grass lawns at Sirikoi House are perfect for children to play on

Nay Palad Bird Nest at Segera Retreat

The Nay Palad Bird Nest offers guests the opportunity to stay in accommodation like no other. The beautiful, raised structure offers a 360-degree birds view of the surrounding wilderness. A collaboration between Segera, Nay Palad and architect Daniel Pouzet, the Nest is set in the heart of the Laikipia plains and perched amid the treetops, near a river teeming with wildlife. Guests have the chance to wake to the sounds of the bush and the wildlife; elephants, giraffes and other animals drinking at the nearby river.

Designed to sleep two people, but also suitable for a family of four, the two-floor structure has a sheltered first floor and an open-air top deck, where guests can watch sunset. Those staying will be served delicious food in a lantern lit setting before falling asleep under the stars if they choose. The Nest is perfect for a one-night stay following a wildlife drive or bush walk in the area.

Bird nest at Segera Retreat

The Bird Nest at Segera Retreat with an open-air deck.

Walk with Karisia Walking Safaris’ camels

Alongside villas, camps and sleepouts, it’s possible to enjoy a mobile trip on an exclusive basis with just you, your guide and a camp team.

Karisia Walking Safaris offers the exciting and exclusive opportunity to experience a walking safari supported by camels. They offer a wide range of trips, which we will tailor to suit your needs, and changes can be made day by day during the trip depending on how you feel and what you see.

Experience a walking safari with camels with Karisia Walking Safaris.

Experience a walking safari with camels with Karisia Walking Safaris.

What next?

We would be delighted to help you plan a safari encompassing any of the exclusive stays and trips mentioned here. Our team of experts has travelled widely throughout Africa and can offer expert advice on every type of safari from family and beach holidays to riding and primate safaris. Do get in touch – chatting to people by phone or email is what we do best. We listen, we explain, we answer all sorts of questions even those you didn’t know to ask, and finally we make suggestions. If this is your first time to Africa or your twenty first, we have a team standing by to help make the planning easy and the journey the best ever. Please get in touch whatever stage you’re at.

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