In the local Taita language, ‘Kipalo’ means ‘the place to return to again and again’, a fitting name to the location of the lodge being on the ancient elephant path and rubbings on the rock and baobab trees surrounding the lodge. Situated on Mbulia Hills in the 12000 acre Mbulia Conservancy (Tsavo West), H12 Kipalo Hills enjoys fantastic views looking out towards Ngulia and Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance. We offer more than just game drives in the conservancy or national park, big five encounters, bushwalks and dinners, excellent service and sumptuous menus. H12 Kipalo Hills will give you the most memorable, authentic and luxurious tented experience you could ever have. A place that feels like home, but better than home. All this, in the most magnificent national park in Kenya!

Why not catch the new SGR train and visit Tsavo! Transfers to and from Voi train station to Kipalo can be arranged by the lodge.

Listing added on February 22nd, 2018.
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Naibor Camp

Masai Mara

Naibor Camp, originally designed by Anthony Russel, is a luxury tented camp, a striking combination of contemporary style and comfort, in the heart of Kenya’s world famous Masai Mara Game Reserve.

The camp is hidden in a grove of riverine woodland on the banks of the Talek River and consists of sweeping pale canvas tents, king sized beds made from local fig-wood, wide sofas furnished with bolster cushions and wool rugs, and has 24 hour armed security – a luxurious base from which to explore the Mara. Since Naibor is in the heart of the Masai Mara Game Reserve, guests are able to enjoy fabulous wildlife viewing throughout the year.

Naibor is also strategically placed for the wildebeest migration, being close to all the major wildebeest crossing sites over the Mara River.

Listing added on January 17th, 2011.
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The Driftwood

P.O. Box 63, Malindi

The Driftwood Beach Club is a family owned and run hotel on the Kenya coast just south of Malindi on Silversands Beach.  It is unique in that it is the last of the traditional style Kenya beach hotels.  There is always a warm welcoming approach to guests and the staff, many of whom have been there for many years, are on hand as well as the family to welcome both long-standing or first time visitors to the hotel.

There are three types of accommodation. Standard cottages which are individual little chalets, all en suite.  The Lamu and Manda Cottages, with two bedrooms each,  a sitting room and a verandah  share a swimming pool and are hidden away in a walled garden for extra privacy.  The three Villas are just behind the Club.  These are very spacious,  are two bedroomed, nestled in a walled garden and they, too, share a swimming pool.

We are only 10 minutes from Malindi Airport and there are three flights to Malindi each day.  Malindi town itself offers a variety of exciting places to visit and many activities are on offer from the Driftwood itself such as deep sea fishing, snorkelling in the Coral Gardens and deep sea diving.   Come and visit us and enjoy a traditional family holiday at the beach!


Alternative numbers:

+254 42 2130845, +254 42 2120406, +254 42 2121099, +254 42 2121106, +254 42 2130569

Wireless: 020 2617300, Zein mobile: 0734 747133

Fax: +254 42 2130712

Listing added on June 27th, 2011.
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The Emakoko, Nairobi National Park

The Nairobi National Park

The concept for The Emakoko was born 2 years ago. Anthony & Emma Childs who have lived in Kenya all their lives felt that the safari experience for most guests was tainted by their arrivals and departures from Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city.

Transfers from the airport to Nairobi hotels can take anything from one to three hours due to terrible traffic. It made no sense that every visitor into the country was driving around a very unique game park in order to get to their destination.

The beautifully appointed rooms look out over the game park so one can fall asleep to the sounds of Africa, a lion roaring or the cry of a lone hyena, an amazing contrast to the sounds of traffic, ambulances, fire engines and dogs barking which are the normal sounds of any sleeping city.

There are five rooms on the same level as the main areas and a further five rooms with the most spectacular views positioned on top of the cliff, overlooking the valley.

For many Nairobians, Nairobi National park is a fantastic refuge from the hustle and bustle of Kenya’s capital Nairobi. Over the years the Nairobi National Park, although not a particularly large park compared to many in Kenya, has become home to a huge number of wildlife species. A natural wildlife habitat next to a capital city is unique and it seemed obvious that using the park would be a great way to start how one meant to go on.

Activities include: game drives, helicopter rides over the city and park, shopping trips in Nairobi or just relax in beautiful surroundings.

Listing added on May 7th, 2012.
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