The hospitality industry in Kenya is always evolving with key players in the sector employing unique tactics to remain afloat.
The number of luxurious hotels where foreign tourists and moneyed Kenyans pitch tent during their holidays and business engagements have been on an upward trajectory over the years. This article will take a dig into the most expensive hotels in Kenya.
To spend a night at this camp situated in the Masai Mara Game National Reserve you will fork a cool $1,370 (over kes130,000 per night).
Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp
This is one of the most expensive camps one can spend a night. According to hotels.com, a guest will part with $1,588 (about kes160,000 per night.
Mara Intrepids Tented Camp
The luxurious hotel is situated in Olkoimbo, Narok county and is strategically built in the middle of the 4 game viewing sites of Masai Mara game reserve. It overlooks Talek river and clients can benefit from free airport transfer, great camping experience, free WiFi and game drives. Online sources indicate rates of this hotel to be over ksh 100,000 a night. The hotel can be contacted through +254722205894.
Olare Mara Kempinski
The elegant hotel is located in Olare Mutorogi conservancy in Narok county. It offers free WiFi, airstrip transfers, day and night game drives, swimming pool, cultural visits and guided walks. Charges for this hotel are at least ksh 94,316. The hotel can be contacted on 0703049000.
Elewana Afrochic Diani Beach
It is located to the South of Mombasa and can be accessed through the Likoni ferry or through a flight to Ukunda airstrip. The beach hotel located in Mombasa Island gives clients an experience of comforting warmth. It has 10 guest rooms that come with en suite bathrooms, balconies and sun lounges. Clients can also tour Shimba Hills National Reserve and Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary. The hotel also has an 18 hole golf course and clients can take part in water sports. Prices of the hotel range from ksh 42,750 -ksh 81,089 a night. The hotel can be contacted through 0736586039/0733645564.
It is a luxurious hotel located in Mbagathi Ridge, in the capital of Nairobi. The facility has 45 high-ceilinged suites, two of which are penthouse style Presidential Suites and 43 Junior Suites named after popular destinations and personalities in Kenya. The Karen Blixen Museum and Giraffe centre makes Hemingways an outstanding destination. The hotel charges at least ksh 56,402 a night. Their receptionist can be contacted on 0711032000.
The bush camp has a clear view of the migration path for wildebeests, zebras, gazelles, eland, and topi as they leave Maasai Mara for the Serengeti and back.
The luxury safari camp is situated in the private Olare Motorogi Conservancy in the wider Maasai Mara ecosystem.
Maji Beach Boutique Hotel
It is located along Diani Beach Road Ukunda and offers horseback riding, fishing, gym facilities,diving, WiFi in all rooms and public places and hot tubs. Prices in this five star hotel are approximately ksh 56,263 a night. For more enquiries, you can WhatsApp them on 0773178874.
Hotel Fairmont Mara Safari Club
It overlooks Mara River and is located at the foot of Aitong hills. It provides game drives, outdoor heated swimming pool, hiking and spa.
The rooms are composed of furnished tents featuring four-poster beds, en suite facilities and private decks overlooking the hippo filled Mara River. Charges at this facility are approximately ksh 52211 a night. The hotel can be contacted through +254 (0) 202265000.
The Red Pepper House
It is located in Lamu and takes advantage of the island’s rich heritage. Clients experience the coastal tranquility and get to be part of the rich Swahili culture. The hotel offers dhows safaris, swimming pool and massage treatments. The Red Pepper House gives a diverse of forest, beach and sunset moments. Charges are approximately ksh 46,000 a night. For further inquiries, contact them on 0721230521.
The beach hotel faces Lamu Island and comprises 40 superbly appointed Superior and Deluxe rooms, Junior and Royal suites divided into 4 villas which open up into sandy beaches. It has two swimming pools, restaurants and spa. Charges a night are approximately ksh 32,387. Majlis can be contacted through 0702690555.
Charming Lenno Lodge
It is located in Watamu, Kilifi county and offer scenic oceanic view. It has 8 suites and offers restaurant, bar, saltwater pool, spa, Wi-Fi, fitness centre and beach. The architecture of the hotel is a blend of Swahili and Italian designs. Charges are approximately ksh 30,000 a night. They can be contacted through 0726226292.
Disclaimer: Prices provided are bound to change depending on seasons and type of rooms booked. These prices have been extracted from various online sources such as TripAdvisor, Hotels.com and Booking.com.