WELCOME TO KENYA CAMPS AND LODGES 

With an abundance of camps and lodges in a variety of National Parks, Game Reserves and
Conservancies there is a bewildering array of choice when choosing a safari holiday in Kenya and in Africa.
To make things simple we have added some of the lodges that we recommend. There are many more on offer.
We are able to tailor make any safari for you with an abundance of accommodation to choose from.  Just contact TORCHWOOD TRAVEL TODAY.

AMBOSELLI 

Tortillis Camp Amboselli 

 

Tortilis Camp is an award-winning luxury tented camp situated in the Amboseli National Park.

 

Amboseli is best known for unrivalled views of Kilimanjaro and its elephant population.

 

Tortilis Camp is named after the flat topped, umbrella thorn tree, the Acacia Tortilis, and is situated just outside the Park in one of Amboseli's few remaining areas of unspoilt woodland.

 

The majestic backdrop of Africa's highest mountain,  the snow-capped Kilimanjaro can be seen  in  all its beauty.

 

This camp has 17 spacious tents, all with elegant en-suite bathrooms with showers and modern flush toilets. Each tent leads from a bedroom with expansive king-size or generous twin beds, through a dressing area into modern bathrooms with pressured hot showers and flush toilets.

 

Each tent is raised up on a wooden deck and sheltered by a makuti (thatched) roof overhanging a large verandah, ideal for an early afternoon siesta.

Tawi Lodge   Amboseli 

 

Tawi Lodge is set on a 6000 acre private Conservancy.

Tawi Lodge is placed right at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro and has the most breathtaking views.

The lodge is set on a  community conservancy and made up of 12 beautiful cottages.

The décor at Tawi is inspired from African tradition but still has the modern flair and guest comforts. All the cottages face the mountain and have their own wooden veranders.

 

 

The bed and bath tub are also perfectly placed for guests to catch views of the mountain itself. 

 

The cottages accommodate doubles or twins and have ensuite bathrooms with both a shower as well as a bath.

 

At Tawi Lodge, when not on game drives, you will enjoy the swimming pool and massage area, there are all types of massages and beauty treatments available, hot bath at sunset in front of the wildlife drinking from the waterhole a few meters away.

 

Its fabulous.

 

 

 

MAASAI MARA 

Bateleur Camp  Masai Mara 

 

Bateleur Camp is situated at the edge of the Maasai Mara, just below the location where the most famous scene of the famous film  

Out of Africa was made.

It is a romantic and totally private camp that reflects the ambience of Kenyan safaris of the 1920's and 30's.

 

There are nine exclusive tented suites in each lavishly decorated with polished wooden floors, fine antiques, leather- buttoned Chesterfield sofas, needlepoint rugs, polished compasses and cabin trunks with their original passage labels, as well as a wide selection of library books.

 

The interiors remind you of the colonial times. To top it up, you are provided with your own personal butler to ensure you live in style and comfort.

What could be better!! 

The Cottar's 1920's Safari Camp 

 

The Cottar's 1920's Safari Camp is situated in an extensive and exclusive concession between the Maasai Mara, Serengeti and Loliondo reserves.

 

This area has been untouched by any kind of tourism or development and offers the discerning client a guarantee of privacy.

 

The camp accommodates up to twelve clients in authentic white canvas tents, which are spacious and luxuriously furnished and incorporate original safari antiques from the '20's.

 

There are private en suite dressing rooms and bathrooms (with old-fashioned showers and flushing toilets), a main bedroom and an outdoor veranda.

 

 

Elephant Pepper Camp

 

Elephant Pepper is a luxury safari camp situated in the 3,600 square kilometer Koiyaki reserve in the northern section of the Maasai Mara eco-system.

 

It is surrounded by pristine wilderness and offers a superb game-viewing experience.

 

There are just 8 canvas luxury safari tents, plus a tented honeymoon suite all overlooking the savannah plains.

Safari Tents each consist of a bedroom, separate dressing room / en suite shower room (with shower and flush wc) and private veranda with hammock. Each tent can accommodate one extra bed suitable for children aged up to 16 years.

 

Please Note: some tents feature piped hot / cold water to the basin and shower. Other tents have piped hot / cold water to the basin then a traditional safari shower. Please ask us to request your preference at the time of booking.

 

IL Moran Camp 

 

This is a small and luxurious camp is definately  for those who want the extra touch of comfort, consisting of ten luxurious tents hidden under the trees, deep in the forest, lining the banks of a winding river.

 

The Il Moran Camp has been purposely kept small with added touches that make it the top of the range safari.

 

The spacious tents  are furnished to a superior standard.

The stunning beds are handmade from specially selected wood taken from ancient olive trees.

 

Large en-suite bathrooms have flush toilets, a lovely big shower with piping-hot water and a Victorian bath where you can soap the day's dust away. Every tent has an extended veranda looking out onto the plains.

 

Kitchwa Tembo Camp

 

 

Kichwa Tembo Tented Safari Camp nestles below the Oloololo Escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, affording spectacular views of the Maasai Mara's game-filled plains.

 

Each tent stands at least eight meters away from the next, ensuring absolute seclusion.

 

 

Kichwa Tembo offers 28 classic safari tents and 12 luxurious tents all with en-suite bathrooms and private verandas facing out onto the plains. In each tent is an en suite bathroom with shower, stone floors and soft lighting.

 

The airy main restaurant is covered with Maasai thatch grass and overlooks the Mara plains. During the night, Askaris(Maasai warrior security guards) accompany you to and from your tent.

 

Little Governors Camp 

 

Little Governors' Camp has won many international awards since its creation in 1976, and they  keep rolling in as this little safari lodge in Kenya's Masai Mara Game Reserve continues to enthrall its fortunate guests.

Surrounded by forests and open plains, the camp overlooks a busy waterhole and each of the 17 tented suites has a private verandah from which to watch the passing parade of African wildlife.

 

Little Governors' is intimate in character, with just 17 luxury en-suite tents tucked around a large watering hole. The camp is approached by a boat ride across the Mara River, then an escorted walk through the riverine forest. Vehicles are left on the far river bank, and the camp is therefore quiet and undisturbed.

 

Breakfast and lunch are served in the open air.  There is a resident family of warthogs that frequently wander through the tables, and as its unfenced, be prepared that Elepants walk through the camp.

 

Mara Bush Houses 

 

A private bush house offers a premium safari adventure with exclusive use of a secluded property in Kenya’s most game-rich areas plus the flexibility and freedom of personal game drives and activities.

 

This is just a must.
 
The Mara bush houses are ideal for couples, families or groups who seek a private safari in a tranquil setting. They offer an away-from-it-all experience and a chance to view a profusion of wildlife in natural surroundings with the benefit of personal staff on hand.
 
 
Acacia House
The private Acacia House is located in the Ol Chorro Losoit valley in the Lemek hills and on the 70,000 acre Mara North Conservancy. This area has been put aside for the conservation of wildlife and is now home to an abundance of species including the big cats.
 
 
This three bedroom private bush house is also located within the Ol Chorro Losoit valley, ideal for guests wanting to gain some of the best wildlife-viewing opportunities in the Mara.
 
The Topi House 
 
Topi House is a 45 minute game drive from Ol Kiombo airstrip and borders both the 23,000 acre Olare Orok Conservancy and the Masai Mara National Reserve. It has been thoughtfully located to maximise the wonderful views through the small thorn tree forest, in which the house is set, over the boundary and beyond into the National Reserve. The surrounding area is ideal for bush picnics and sundowners with a view.
 
Topi House is positioned directly on the wildebeest migration route and has been known to experience huge volumes of game right up to the front door.
Rekero Camp
 
This property is located in the midst of the Mara-Serengeti Ecosystem, home to the greatest concentration and diversity of wildlife in the world.
 
It is here at Rekero camp that you will receive old time hospitality and a unique insight into the Maasai Mara's wealth of cultures, flora and fauna.
 
Rekero Camp is open all year round except April, May and November when it is closed for the rains. The warmest time of the year is December, January and the coolest is June, July.
 
 
 
 

 SHABA

JOYS CAMP 
 
JoysCamp is situated in Shaba National Reserve, which is 314kms from Nairobi. Shaba National Reserve is a semi desert with a rugged hilly terrain, with great rocky kopjes (small hills) and lots of springs supporting the abundant wildlife. The landscape is similar to nearby Samburu with riverine forests, acacias and doum palms.
 
An elegant oasis in the arid lands of Samburu;
Joy's Camp is built on the site of Joy Adamson's tented home in Shaba National Reserve. The site was also home to Penny the leopard, the heroine of her last book.
 
The 10 chic canvas bedrooms are set on raised platforms with breathtaking views of the surrounding hills. The camp overlooks a large natural spring where elephant and lion jostle for watering rights
 
Joy's Camp is the perfect choice for discerning guests interested in a glimpse of Kenyan history, as well as those looking for an authentic wildlife experience combined with the comfort of a luxury-tented camp.
 
Definately a camp you need to visit 

LEWA

LEWA SAFARI CAMP 

 
Lewa Safari Camp has a stunning location within Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, with outstanding game viewing and spectacular views to Mt. Kenya to the south and arid lowlands to the north.
 
Lewa Safari tented camp offers spectacular scenery and game viewing. It consists of 12 luxurious tents that are situated on raised platforms under thatched roofs. Each tent is fitted with electric lighting, large double bed and en-suite bathroom, including hot and cold running water and flush toilets.
 
The safari camp, overlooking a floodlit waterhole, has a main lounge constructed of cederwood which houses the dining room, lounge and bar where guests can enjoy the view and good company and discuss the days safari in comfort. 

LEWA HOUSE 

 
 The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is a 65,000 acre ranch and wildlife sanctuary situated within Kenya’s Lewa Downs. Since 1924 it has been home to the Craig family who were instrumental in setting up a sanctuary to protect black rhinos, and since then it has become a key wildlife sanctuary and the perfect location for seeing the Big Five, namely rhinos, lions, leopards, elephants and buffalo.
 
The cottage style rooms are spread out along the hillside, all looking to the expanse of wilderness to the north.  There are three thatched family cottages, each comprising of two homely en-suite rooms and a large shared veranda. 

LAKE NAKURU

MBWEHA CAMP

Tucked away in the spectacular vastness of The Great Rift Valley in the 6400 acre private Congreve Conservancy, Mbweha Camp is nestled up against the southern border ofLake Nakuru National Park with beautiful views of the Eburu and Mau Ranges. Home to a multitude of plains game, this isan ideal area for guided bush walks. Balloon Safaris ending in a champagne breakfast can also be arranged for clients staying at Mbweha Camp.

 

Mbweha Camp consists of 10 cottages built of lava stone and the thatched makuti roof adds glamour and style to its contemporary African ambience.

 

Every cottage is surrounded by Candelabra Euphorbia, yellow barked Acacia and other indigenous trees that provide a relaxed atmosphere as you listen to the African night sounds of a lion roar or the laughter of the hyena in the distance.

MERU

ELSAS KOPJE

 
Elsa's Kopje is a private hideaway, on first approach it is almost invisible to the eye, perched on top of Mugwongo Hill, site of George Adamson's first camp.
 
Meru National Park, for so long Kenya's undiscovered gem, is renowned for its low rainfall, yet at the same time thirteen rivers and numerous streams run off the nearby mountains to provide a landscape of arid land laced with ribbons of green.
 
The lodge holds 10 luxurious cottages. The cottages are the ultimate rooms with a view, uniquely designed and crafted, incorporating the natural features of the rocky hillside. Each cottage has spacious double or twin beds with en-suite, elegantly appointed bathrooms. There is an open bar, lounge and dining room with an exceptionally inviting infinity pool overlooking the Meru plains.
 
Elsa's Private House is a spacious, stylish, exclusive hideaway set slightly apart from the main lodge.
 
It has 1 double room and 1 twin, both with en-suite bathrooms. There is a living and dining area, leading seamlessly outdoors into its own private swimming pool.

NAIVASHA

LAKE NAIVASHA COUNTRY CLUB
Lake Naivasha is one of Kenya’s beautiful lakes of the Great Rift Valley, an area of stunning scenery just an hour from Nairobi. Lake Naivasha Country Club is a good quality hotel located on the lawns leading up to the lake’s pretty shore.

 

The hotel has a tranquil setting and guests can be as laid-back or active as they choose either relaxing in the serene surroundings or enjoying the varied activities on offer.

 

There is a large variety of accommodation to choose from. There are 46 twin rooms, 5 cottage rooms and 1 executive lake cottage. The rooms can cater for couples or pick a cottage if you are with the kids. Most rooms provide panoramic views over the gardens and lake.

 

Cruise off to Crescent Island! 

This private game sanctuary is a 15 minute scenic boat ride across the lake from the hotel. It is home to zebra, wildebeest, gazelle, vervet monkeys, hares, genet cats and giraffe. Since there are no fences or predators, you can walk amongst the animals at will.

TSAVO

FINCH HATTONS 
Denys Finch Hatton was one of Kenya's great adventurers. He devoted his life to exploring the wild in style. In his camp, dinner was served on fine china with silver and crystal, while the gentle strains of Mozart played in the background. Here in Tsavo, where he lived and died, this tradition lives on.
 
At the foot of the Chyulu Hills rests this friendly luxury tented lodge  At Finch Hattons the wildlife is literally on your doorstep, as the camp is unfenced, so the animals come and go as they please. Not to worry though if you're worried about stepping on a lions tail in the dark, after dinner you will be escorted back to your tent by armed askaris (traditional Masai warriors).
 
Your tent is equipped with deluxe beds and all the amenities of a room in a five star hotel, including a supply of electricity, a fully stocked mini-bar, en-suite toilet, wash basin and generous slate walled shower room, complete with hot and cold running water. All tents have panoramic views of the surrounding springs and forests, large deck balconies with chairs, tables and daybed.
 
All tents have panoramic views of the surrounding springs and forests, large deck balconies with chairs, tables and daybed.

SAMBURU

 

ELEPHANT BEDROOM CAMP 

 
This small and exclusive safari camp is located within the Samburu National Reserve right on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River. The camp has a lovely setting amongst the many varieties of indigenous trees and shrubs.
 
Elephant Bedroom Camp provides the perfect accommodation for any Samburu safari. Guests are truly at one with nature as the camp is regularly visited by elephant and game which shelter under the trees.
 
 
The camp has a resident naturalist who imparts a wealth of knowledge. The educational guided bush walks take guests as close as possible to the indigenous plants and animals to learn how the local people use the surroundings in their everyday routine. The camp also has regular visits to a local village where guests can learn more about Samburu culture and witness a little of Samburu life.
 
Guests at Elephant Bedroom Camp are accommodated within the 12 spacious safari tents – each is nicely furnished in a rustic African style while offering every comfort expected of a luxury safari camp.

Torchwood Travel can Tailor-make any Safari to suit your needs