Accommodation

SkySafari East Africa

East Africa Accommodation Introduction.

Of course a trip to East Africa is all about the wildlife, but we want your downtime to be remarkable too. The Elewana Collection offers unique and uncompromising luxury in the most spectacular settings. Enjoy the diversity of differing styles of accommodation whilst being guaranteed incredible levels of service, some of the best food in the bush and the most breathtaking places to lay your head each night.

A perfectly placed as a springboard for your safari adventure.

Night 1

Hemingways, Nairobi

A stay at Hemingways is the ultimate way to ease into East Africa. On the serene outskirts of Nairobi, this five-star all-suite retreat is well out of the city bustle, but remains perfectly placed as a springboard for your safari adventure. Its chic, plantation-style rooms are bright, light and airy, with private balconies gazing over the lush gardens to the dreamy Ngong Hills – ideal for relaxing after a long flight. Alternatively, unwind in the spa, dip in the pool or sit back with a cuppa made exactly as you like it – your dedicated butler will ensure everything is just so. Meals are a delight: perfectly created fusion cuisine, light bites and hearty breakfasts, served in the classy brasserie or out in the terrace. Those feeling adventurous can explore beyond – get up-close to the residents of the nearby Giraffe Centre or the David Sheldrick elephant orphanage. Or simply settle in with a cocktail at Hemingways Bar.

  • Tranquil retreat, perfectly placed on the edge of the city  
  • Elegant plantation-style rooms with far-reaching views
  • Dedicated butlers, to ensure everything is just as you like it
  • Relaxing gardens, pool and spa
  • Exquisite dining options, including the classy Hemingways Bar 

The camp has also been key in developing community-owned conservancies, where land outside national parks is secured for wildlife preservation.

Nights 2 & 3

Elewana Tortilis Camp

 

Imagine: waking up in an exquisite tent in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro. Unlike most Amboseli lodges, which are in the middle of the park, Gold Eco-rated, 100% solar powered Elewana Tortilis Camp is set away from the rest, on the pristine southwest border, with the best mountain views and full access to both Amboseli and an exclusive private conservancy, where game walks, bush breakfasts and off-road driving are allowed. The camp has also been key in developing community-owned conservancies, where land outside national parks is secured for wildlife preservation. That’s beneficial for animals and local people, and for wonderful wildlife-watching too – encounters here tend to be higher quality, more frequent, more electrifying. Game drives will likely find enormous herds of elephant as well as hyena, lion and cheetah, while thrilling Maasai-led walking safaris reveal delightful details and a different perspective on the bush.

  • The finest views of Kilimanjaro, away from the crowds
  • Best-of-both location in an exclusive conservancy, on the edge of Amboseli National Park
  • Jaw-dropping wildlife encounters, including huge elephant herds
  • Game walks, bush breakfasts and off-road game drives
  • Luxurious camp with a Gold Eco-rating and community-conservation focus

This region is one of only a few places in Africa where wildlife numbers are actually on the rise.

Nights 4 & 5

Loisaba Tented Camps

Perched on the edge of an escarpment, with unhindered views over the rolling valleys and open plains to Mt Kenya, intimate Loisaba Tented Camp is a design triumph and a hub for cutting-edge conservation. At the heart of a huge conservancy, owned by the Loisaba Community Trust, the camp is a delight: stylish tents with floor-to-ceiling windows, enveloped by this remarkable wilderness. From here, a range of activities is possible. Game drives are breathtaking – this region is one of only a few places in Africa where wildlife numbers are actually on the rise; everything from the Big Five to rare wild dog might be spotted. There are also chances to head out on horseback or camel – an exhilarating way to get unusually close to wild animals; to go for a bush walk or run with a Samburu guide; to take exhilarating mountain-bike rides; or to meet the anti-poaching team to find out how they safeguard this exceptional place.

  • Set on one of Kenya’s most cutting-edge wildlife conservancies
  • Remarkable animal encounters – from the Big Five to rare wild dog
  • Spacious tents set on the edge of an escarpment
  • Diverse activities, from camel treks to bush walks and mountain biking
  • Spectacular wilderness of rolling hills, river valleys and open plains 

There are also chances to head out on horseback or camel .

Option to spend Night 4 or 5 at Elewana Loisaba Star Beds as alternative to Loisaba Tented Camp

The ultimate night’s sleep? It’s tough to imagine anywhere more magical to drift off than Elewana Loisaba Star Beds. The Loisaba Conservancy, an exemplar of cutting-edge conservation on the wild Laikipia Plateau, is already a very special safari destination: it has ravishing views stretching to Mt Kenya and a rich abundance of animals – Laikipia is one of only a few places in Africa where wildlife numbers are increasing. It also offers an exciting array of different ways of experiencing the wilderness, from game drives and bush walks to camel rides, mountain-biking, horse trekking and Samburu-guided runs. But Star Beds adds something extra. Sister property to Loisaba Tented Camp, Star Beds comprises just four rooms, each with a four-poster that can be wheeled out onto a panoramic veranda overlooking a rippling valley and a permanent waterhole, to allow sophisticated sleeping under the most glittering canopy of stars.

  • Set on one of Kenya’s most cutting-edge wildlife conservancies
  • Magical four-poster beds that can be wheeled out for nights under the stars
  • Remarkable animal encounters – from the Big Five to rare wild dog
  • Diverse activities, from camel treks to bush walks and mountain biking
  • Spectacular wilderness of rolling hills, river valleys and open plains

Named one of the 50 Best Resorts in the World in the 2020 Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards. 

Nights 6 & 7

Sand River Masai Mara Camp

The exclusive Sand River Masai Mara Camp, hidden far away from other lodges in the Masai Mara National Reserve, is big on game, big on glamour. Exuding 1920s elegance – the classic era of African adventure – it was named one of the 50 Best Resorts in the World in the 2020 Condé Nast Traveller ReadersChoice Awards. Its handful of secluded tents are utterly luxuriant, with period furnishings, net-draped four-posters and matchless wilderness locations – animals can be spotted right from the veranda. Indeed, the camp, which overlooks its namesake river, sits right on the route of the annual Great Migration. Large numbers of wildebeest and zebra can be spotted roaming through the camp. And, of course, game drives are extraordinary: nowhere in Africa is wildlife more abundant than on the surrounding acacia-dotted plains the Big Five, and a supporting cast of thousands, are regularly seen.

  • Right on the route of the Great Migration
  • Lavish 1920s style camp – movie-star glamour in the bush
  • Exquisite tented suites, where wildlife can be spotted right from the veranda
  • Exclusive location, tucked away from other lodges in the Masai Mara
  • An abundance of game year-round

The wildlife-watching around here is spectacular.

Nights 8, 9 & 10

Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp

Low-impact, high style – that’s Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp. Sitting atop a rocky outcrop, gazing across the infinite plains of the south-central Serengeti, this classy retreat blends seamlessly into its surroundings. Tents, tucked into the bush, have a romantic 1930s vibe – with Campaign furniture and canvas awnings – but with all mod-cons, from steaming-hot solar-heated showers to personal attendants. Better, they have unfettered access to the wilderness on the doorstep: to Moru Kopjes, a site sacred to the Maasai and home to ancient rock art; to Lake Magadi, a soda lake that attracts a blushing flamboyance of flamingos; and the sweeping grasslands where, come January-March, some 400,000 wildebeest calves are born, attracting huge numbers of predators. Simply, the wildlife-watching around here is spectacular; the camp’s specially permitted hill-top picnic site, which affords matchless views over the plains, is the icing on the cake.

  • Sublime spot in the central Serengeti
  • Pioneer-luxe tents, deep in the bush
  • Excellent wildlife-watching year-round, plus spectacular wildebeest calving in season
  • Top-class Maasai guides and rock art sites
  • Exclusive access to the best picnic spot

There’s the chance to see everything from the Big 5 to over 500 species of birds. 

Or, depending on season, Nights 8,9, 10

Elewana Serengeti Mirgration Camp

The Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp sits in a secluded section of the national park – but it’s also right in the heart of the action. Nestled on the banks of the Grumeti River, which is chockfull of chortling hippos, it’s on the path of the annual Great Migration: from April to July/August and again from November to December, the surrounding plains are ribboned with wildebeest. The camp’s opulent stilted tents, expansive lounge, dining room and sunset lookout have all been positioned so you can dine, drink and relax with wonderful views over the wilderness. And while game drives from here are second to none – there’s the chance to see everything from the Big 5 to over 500 species of birds.

  • Prime position for the Great Migration – dramatic river crossings on the doorstep
  • On the banks of the Grumeti river, with resident hippo’s making their presence known
  • Opulent stilted tents
  • Away from the crowds, in an exclusive, secluded spot
  • Brilliant Big Five game drives year-round

We also have special permission to host bush lunches in a private area, so you can picnic in exclusive style without missing a wildlife-packed minute. 

Nights 11 & 12

The Manor at Ngorongoro

The Manor at Ngorongoro combines a dash of opulence with easy access to the ‘eighth wonder of the world’. Set amid glorious gardens and lush coffee fields in the Tanzanian highlands, it oozes old world glamour: think polished-wood floors and antique furnishings, fine dining, billiards and cigars. Each of its elegant Cape Dutch-styled cottages has a private deck, sitting room, open fire and enormous Victorian bath, which will be ready-filled with bubbles, awaiting your return from the day’s adventure. It’s the sort of place you could spend says, taking high tea on the lawn, indulging in the spa or exploring the hills on horseback. But you’ll want to delve into nearby Ngorongoro Crater too, the world’s largest intact caldera and a festival of wildlife – some 30,000 animals congregate here. Our guides will take you over the rim; and we also have special permission to host bush lunches in a private area, away from the crowds, so you can picnic in exclusive style without missing a wildlife-packed minute.

  • Elegant cottages oozing old-world glamour
  • Breathtaking location, close to Ngorongoro Crater
  • Exclusive picnics away from the crowds on the crater floor
  • Sundowners and spa treatments 
  • Highlands horse rides and trips to Lake Manyara

3 Breathtaking Adventures

Kenya Safari

Tanzania Safari

East Africa Safari

Any questions?

We’re committed to making your SkySafari the adventure of a lifetime as well as helping to safeguard the African wilderness for future generations. Want to know more about how we do both? Get in touch with our expert team.

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