Kenya has a ton of locations that fascinate locals and foreigners alike, but you could never find a place quite like Nanyuki.
Located in what was at one time colloquially known as the new ‘Happy Valley’, Nanyuki is the frontier to the wildlife-rich Laikipia Plains where only Tsavo ecosystem exceeds its wildlife capacity.
The leisure safari destination born in the 1920’s when wealthy Europeans and Americans downed plenty of Gin and Tonic to spectacular views, living in excess and traveling in style, Nanyuki is just as charming now as it was almost a century ago.
1. Ol- Jogi Ranch – $200,000 a week
2. Loisaba – $400 a night (low season)
Almost completely destroyed by a 2013 bush fire, Loisaba reopened in May of this year at an even higher standard of luxury and comfort than its previous iteration. In addition to regular luxury tents — all of which offer jaw-dropping views across the plains to snow-capped Mount Kenya — the reincarnated camp will soon feature a super-exclusive canvas enclave with private pool, scheduled to open in July.
3. Ol- Pejeta House – $310 per night (low season)
On the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in central Kenya’s Laikipia region is Alex Hunter’s atmospheric Ol Pejeta Bush Camp, the ultimate in Kenyan hospitality and safari excellence. Ol Pejeta’s six traditional East African safari tents offer an excellent base from which to explore the secrets of this renowned conservancy.
4. Mt. Kenya Safari Club – $375 (low season)
Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club is located near the high slopes of Africa’s second highest mountain, Mt Kenya straddling the equator in a glory of luxurious cottages and elegant buildings with magnificent views of majestic Mount Kenya. The luxurious resort is set in over 100 acres of landscaped gardens, offer a unique blend of comfort, relaxation and adventure.