Luxury safari Kenya, East Africa - private safari package

Walking in the Masai Mara at Cottar's 1920s safari camp and bush villa

WALKING IN THE MASAI MARA AT COTTAR'S 1920's SAFARI CAMP AND BUSH VILLA ON A PRIVATE LUXURY FAMILY SAFARI

Kenya is one of the oldest, yet today still one of the finest luxury safari destinations in Africa. Witness 'Africa's Greatest Spectacle' unfold in the Masai  Mara; share ancient traditions and customs in Samburu and view the Samburu Special Five; get active with a variety of safari activities at Chyulu Hills and Amboseli - one of Africa's most iconic safari spaces offering scenic views of Mount Kilimanjaro; spend relaxing days on a secluded white sandy beach next to a warm turquoise sea on the Kenyan South Coast and include snorkeling, scuba diving, deep sea fishing and water sports; inspire your soul on a Laikipia safari where holistic and sustainable conservation not only supports wildlife but also a way of life; use Laikipia as a base for a scenic excursion to Mount Kenya national park or the Aberdare Mountains national park.

COTTAR'S 1920s SAFARI CAMP  and BUSH VILLA

  • Luxury tented safari camp in the Masai Mara. Nostalgic, exclusive, elegant. Eleven spacious white canvas tents, privately situated. Two mess tents, swimming pool, spa. Family tents. Honeymoon tent.
  • Sole-use at Cottar's Bush Villa. Luxurious exclusive Mara homestead. Private pool, private safari activities.
  • Located on game rich private conservancy in Olderikesi, adjacent to Masai Mara game reserves with easy access
  • Gold and Silver level safari guides. Game drives in Olderikesi and Masai Mara national reserve. Night drives, bush walks, cultural interactions, river swimming, fishing.

 


Luxury Tents at ELEPHANT PEPPER CAMP 

  • Rustic simplicity in a small and intimate Masai Mara luxury tented camp.
  • Two luxury tented suites (also referred to as Family or Honeymoon tents) at either end of the camp. Spectacular views of the savanna. More spacious, private and luxurious than the 8 standard tents.
  • Wilderness area in Mara North Conservancy, away from other camps, in the heart of the Masai Mara ecosystem.
  • Open vehicle game drives often extend into evening. Guided bush walks, bush breakfast, sundowners, cultural visit to nearby homes of Maasai staff. 



 MARA PLAINS CAMP 

  • Intimate seven tent luxury safari camp in Masai Mara. Spacious luxurious tents with extensive private veranda. Stunning stylistic elements include unique copper bath. Green building techniques, no cement, solar power.
  • Located on exclusive Olare Motorogi Conservancy, northern boundary of Maasai Mara National Reserve. 
  • Spectacular wildlife, excellent safari hospitality and guiding. Day and night game drives, local village visits.
  • Game drive vehicles customized for photographers. Canon camera & Swarovski binoculars available for use.


OL DONYO

  • Relais & Châteaux luxury safari lodge at Chyulu Hills. Views toward distant Kilimanjaro. Ten private exclusive contemporary cottages inspired by culture and history of local Maasai. Optional star bed on private roof terrace.
  • Set on vast and immaculate private Mbirikani Group Ranch, bordering foothills of Chyulu Hills National Park.
  • Intimate nature experience through various activities: open vehicle day and night game drives, guided bush walks, bush breakfasts & dinners, open air hide, hiking, horse riding, mountain biking, tracking, conservation and community outreach. Day trips to Amboseli National Park

 


Sanctuary OLONANA

  • Exclusive Masai Mara luxury tented camp. Fourteen spacious and tastefully appointed luxury tents. Beautiful location right on the river. Mini-spa.
  • Located on a private stretch of the Mara River in the heart of the Masai Mara with game drives in Mara Triangle. High game concentration. Great action right on the camp's door step in wildebeest Migration Season.
  • Game drives, cultural visit to village and school, bush meals, sundowners, nature walks, optional scenic hot air balloon flight.


 SEGERA RETREAT

  • Luxury lodge in Laikipia. Extraordinary oasis of beauty, privacy, relaxation. Inspiring African art. Lush botanical gardens. Spectacular views of African savanna. Lifestyle designed to inspire soul and senses. Spa, pool, gym.
  • Gracious timber and thatch villas on elevated wooden platforms. Sumptuous Segera House and Villa Segera for even greater privacy and luxury.
  • Located in conservation corridor. Flexible activities: game drives, nature walks, hides & lookouts, sundowners, picnics, swing bed sleep-outs, cultural visit, scenic flight.

 

 

SARUNI MARA

  • Masai Mara boutique luxury safari lodge. Exclusive & intimate. Five elegant cottages, family villa, private villa. Each decorated to unique theme, all with classic safari feel. Massages & treatments at Masai Wellbeing Space. 
  • Nestled in secluded valley in the heart of Mara North Conservancy. Known for exceptional game viewing. Eco-friendly, community-orientated, close to nature, exclusive
  • Maasai safari guides share culture and knowledge. Day and night game drives, bush walks, bush meals. Warriors Academy - bush skills & tracking perfect for children.

 


SARUNI OCEAN

  • Exclusive luxury beach resort on Kenyan South Coast at Msambweni. Fourteen elegant suites in 6 eco-designed villas. Beautiful views. 4km long secluded white sand beach. Sparkling infinity pool, state-of-the-art fitness and well-being space, innovative culinary seafood creations.
  • Exclusivity away from the crowds. Remote yet safe and easy to reach (40 min. from Diane Ukunda airport), unspoiled yet sophisticated, intimate and romantic yet with an array of activities on offer. 
  • Beach walks, swimming, water sports, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, boat cruises, Funzi island excursion.


 SARUNI SAMBURU

  • Bold and dramatic luxury safari lodge in Samburu with spectacular views. Innovative and fascinating eco-design: six open, spacious luxury villas built into and around a gigantic volcanic rock face. Infinity pools. Spa.
  • Located in Kalama Conservancy, a vast pristine protected wilderness. Game drives also in Samburu national reserve and Buffalo Springs national park.
  • Intimate safari experience. Guided by Samburu warriors passionate about land and culture. Variety of activities: game drives, night drives, bush walks, bird watching, bush meals, sundowners, historic rock art, cultural village visits, Warriors Academy - bush skills & tracking.



 SARUNI WILD

  • Smallest luxury tented camp in the Masai Mara. Three tents including 2-bedroom family tent with 2 bathrooms. 
  • Authentic under canvas experience: personal, intimate, wildly romantic: oil lamps, dinner under the stars, drinks around the camp fire...
  • In the heart of the game rich Mara plains, game drives on Lemek and Mara North Conservancies. Wildlife viewing right from camp. Massages and spa treatments.
  • Warriors Academy - bush skills and tracking, perfect for children. Game drives, night drives, bush meals. Maasai safari guides share culture & knowledge


 SASAAB

  • Contemporary North African style luxury safari lodge in SamburuElegant interiors and design. Nine individually detached rooms with huge thatched roofs and canvas sides. Sensational views. Private plunge pools. Spa.  
  • Set on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, to the west of Samburu National Reserve on a community conservancy rich in proud Samburu culture and tradition. Deep commitment to both community and environmental sustainability. 
  • Game drives, walking safaris, camel rides, fly-camping.


 SOLIO LODGE

  • Exclusive and luxury lodge in Laikipia, in spectacular surroundings on Solio Ranch. Six large thatched cottages with fireplaces, individually decorated in contemporary style. In-room massages.
  • On Solio game reserve - internationally recognized as most successful private rhino breeding reserve in Kenya. Home to numerous other wildlife species too.
  • Night and day game drives, walking, horse riding, mountain biking, helicopter ride to nearby Mount Kenya for hilltop picnic breakfast, trout fishing in Aberdare National Park.



When we plan private packages for luxury safari trips in East Africa, we use the above hand-picked top end exclusive luxury safari lodges and camps in Kenya. On request, your personal safari itinerary could include other luxurious destinations. If you have a luxury family safari or luxury honeymoon safari in Kenya in mind, be sure to mention this as it will influence our choice of accommodation. A luxury safari in Kenya combines stunning scenery, magnificent wildlife, fabulous luxury safari accommodation, exciting family adventure, dazzling beaches and a warm smile from friendly and fascinating ethnic tribes.

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