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Kenya’s popularity as the ultimate safari destination is increasing around the world causing a demand for new high end properties.

The Emakoko is a new family-owned and run lodge artfully built into the side of a valley on the Mbagathi River, which borders the Nairobi National Park, a mere 20 minute transfer from both airports in Nairobi city. The Emakoko allows people to start and finish their safari in the wildlife environment they have travelled so far to enjoy.

Situated on 15 acres of land, the Lodge's 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. However, within twenty minutes drive of The Emakoko, holidaymakers could be in one of East Africa’s most modern cities, Nairobi, home to more unique wildlife experiences, including the Giraffee Centre, a sanctuary for the almost endangered Rothschild Giraffe founded in 1979, which gives visitors the opportunity to feed these beautiful animals. In addition every day at 11am baby elephants are fed at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust where tourists can learn about elephant conservation. www.emakoko.com

Located at the very heart of Lewa Conservancy, the Lewa House is set on top of a hill with extensive views over gentle rolling hills with Mount Kenya to the south and the rugged Mathews Range and the sacred mountain of Ol Olokwe to the north.

Its new-look cottage style rooms are spread out along the hillside, all looking to the expanse of wilderness to the north.  There are threre of the original (the house was originally a private home) thatched family cottages, each comprising of two homely en-suite rooms and a large shared veranda. The four recently added single room cottages are built with sustainable, ecological principles in mind whilst still being exceptionally comfortable and spacious, with wonderful views across the surrounding landscape.

The heart of Lewa House is a large elegant building with an open fireplace at one end where guests can relax during the day and mingle with a drink before dinner, and at the other is a large family dining table where the evening meals are served, hosted by Calum and Sophie. www.lewahouse.com

Located on the Namunyak Conservancy, the Sahara Camp has six luxury tents, each positioned to maximise the stunning views of the Mathews Range of mountains and the animal watering hole. The secluded camp consists of only six luxurious double tents spread out along the hillside with open air bathrooms to make the most of the exceptional vistas and fully benefit from the hot climate.

The newest addition to Sarara is the Star Camp, which is only accessible by foot and is a two and a half hour journey through the forest from camp. Camels carry all the equipment, led by their Samburu keepers so guests can enjoy the unique flora and fauna, including the rare Colobus and De Brazza monkeys, wild dogs and prehistoric Cycad palms.

Activities and highlights include – Nature walks, Mountain hikes, Camel Rides, Bird watching, star gazing, rock pools, Forest flora and fauna, picnic breakfasts, bush dinners, big views, comfortable and shady mess to relax in during the heat of the day and culture. www.sararacamp.com






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