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Kenyan Luxury Hotels Ranked Among World’s Most Unique Lodges

by Kwabe Ben

Glory and more glory for Kenya’s Tourism sector as National Geographic, a globally renowned magazine named three luxurious hotels among the world’s unique establishments.

Eden Hotel along Lang’ata Road, Sanctuary Tambarare in Ol Pejeta, and Safari Series in Lolldaga Hills, Laikipia were named among the most unique lodges in the globe.

Kenya recorded the highest number of hotels on the list which also included establishments from Zambia, Botswana, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.

Eden Hotel, which is located in Lang’ata, was hailed for its bird-watching activities as well as contemporary art pieces since its relaunch.

The review, “This upmarket suburban guesthouse in the Lang’ata suburb has a large, lush garden adjoining a 100-acre forest, making it the perfect place to acclimatize before a safari or wash off the dust at the end. Birders love it, as do art aficionados — created by fashion designer Anna Trzebinski, it’s packed with paintings, sculptures, and ethnographic books.”

The hotel was built by Trzebinski and her husband as their home but was converted into a luxury establishment in 2021.

Sanctuary Tambarare, which was scheduled to be launched in June 2022, was hailed for its focus on keeping its visitors physically fit.

Sanctuary Tambarare


Its service offerings include wildlife-watching in rhino-rich Laikipia, it offers cycling, horse riding, rock climbing, bushwalks, 5-7km runs and one-hour coach-led workouts.

The Safari Series, on the other hand, focuses its offers to the youth with interesting guided walks and drives around Lolldaiga Hills private conservancy.

The lodge was founded by ‘adventure-loving young Land Rover enthusiast Ed Hough and his wife Moon’ and tours are done with vintage Series I and II landies, upcycled as safari vehicles.

More hotels that ranked top included Chisa Busanga from Zambia, The Capanne project in Rwanda and Sayari Camp in Tanzania.

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