Heritage Hotels is a world-renowned hotel and leisure operator which arguably provides the most complete and wide-ranging ‘Luxury Safari Camps’ adventure in East Africa.
With six properties ranging from a high-value ‘three-star-plus’ beach resort in Mombasa and its sister safari camp in Tsavo, to a uniquely exciting circuit of luxury safari camps and resorts under the world-famous Intrepids banner, to a five-star retreat on the Arabian isle of Lamu and the most celebrated luxury safari camp in the Maasai Mara game reserve, Heritage can rightly claim to offer its guests the very best of Africa – at whatever price they want to pay. Heritage is also in a unique position to provide very special holidays for adventurous families, with its Adventurers’ and Young Rangers’ safari clubs offering dynamic programmes of events and activities for children and young people, in the company of some of the most experienced children’s guides in all of Africa.
Our properties are; Mara Explorer Camp, Kipungani Explorer (Lamu Island), Mara & Samburu Intrepid Camps, (the) Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort and Voyager Safari Camp.
New luxury safari camps in the world’s oldest wilderness, Mara Explorer Camp is situated on a broad, thickly forested bend of the Talek River in the very heart of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. This luxurious tented camp lies at the confluence of the Masai Mara’s four main game-viewing areas, and enjoys prime views of the spectacular wildebeest migration between July and September. During the remainder of the year, herds of watering elephant, giraffe and other animals can often be seen from your private veranda. Mara Explorer’s own all-weather airstrip means you can be in camp less than an hour after leaving the bustle of Nairobi
A drop of luxury in Kenya’s northern deserts. Perched on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River in the wild heartlands of Samburu Game Reserve, Samburu Intrepids enjoys a unique perspective of one of the Africa’s most remote and untamed wilderness wildernesses. Samburu Intrepids Camp The tented lodge is a delight to be in – deliciously cooled by the river breeze and the forest. The tented luxury safari camps sits on raised decks overlooking the brown river where the elephants sometimes make an appearance or the crocodiles come out to lounge by the river’s banks.
Mara Intrepids Camp, The most famous name in the World’s most famous wilderness. Overlooking the Talek River, at the very confluence of the Mara’s four game-viewing areas, Mara Intrepids enjoys one of the most spectacular locations in the world’s best-known wilderness. Mara Intrepids is a short drive from the Mara River, where more than a million wildebeest and zebra make their perilous migration crossing every July and August. For the remainder of the year, the camp offers some of the world’s finest game viewing, with large local populations of plains game, elephants, rhinos, buffalos, and all the Big Cats.
Kipungani Explorer features luxurious palm-thatched bandas perched between a mangrove-lined channel and the edge of a 12-kilometre white sandy beach, Kipungani Lamu enjoys one of the most romantic locations on the entire east African coast. Our exquisite seafood, traditional Arabian dhows, kayaking safaris, and diving and fishing adventures offer the perfect recipe for those seeking a true desert-island holiday.
Voyager Ziwani Camp enjoys a spectacular view of mystical Mount Kilimanjaro, and easy access to the wild attractions of Tsavo West National Park, Voyager Ziwani offers a tranquil retreat in one of the wildest places left on Earth. Located on a private sanctuary on the western edge of Tsavo, the camp sits on a secluded dam on the Sante River – home to turtles, crocodiles and hundreds of basking hippos.
The Ultimate rooms with a view. From its panoramic perch above Lake Naivasha, the Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort enjoys one of humankind’s oldest views – over the sweeping floor of the world’s largest valley. The resort has been voted as Kenya’s Leading Golf Resort 2008, 2010, 2011 & 2012.
A short drive from the well-maintained Pan African Highway, the lodge is just one-and-a-half hours’ drive from Nairobi – or a 30-minute flight to its own all-weather airstrip. Its location midway between Samburu and the Maasai Mara makes this the perfect stopover between the country’s wildest game reserves – and an ideal alternative to a night in a city hotel. The lodge sits at about 7,000 feet, from which elevation it enjoys magnificent views to the west and east. The vistas stretch from the sparkling waters of Lake Naivasha to the jagged volcanic crater of Mount Longonot and, beyond, the sloping shoulders of the Aberdare Mountains – Kenya’s most important watershed.