This is the last post about the beautiful lodges and experiences that you can have in Kenya and that Luxe By Mulanda has prepared for us.
We invite you to enjoy your best weddings and honeymoons in this unique paradise that offers not only luxury, but unique moments of love.
THE LAIKIPIA WILD ESCAPE LUXURIOUS STAYS.
1. SEGERA RETREAT LODGE
Located in the heart of Laikipia Plateau, Segera is a unique destination with both arid and savannah landscapes. With just eight luxury villas in the foothills of Mt Kenya this lodge offers privacy and exclusivity. With easy access to spotting the Big Five in addition to rare species such as Wild Dog, Reticulated Giraffe and Grevy’s Zebra during the game drives. Segera is a splash of green in a golden savannah. It is a community for mavericks and characters, travelers and adventurers. You will feel connected to the land, the people and the wild. Segera‘s 6 garden villas are positioned in landscaped botanical gardens centered around a vast swimming pool and surrounded by a cactus wall, these thatched villas sit high peering out across the savannahs and woodlands. With outdoor baths, ensuite bathrooms and private decks, the interiors borrow from the bleached grass palette and earthy tones of the land. The Bird Nest is a one-of-a-kind accommodation at Segera Retreat, inspired by the beauty of nature and offering a new concept of nesting and sleeping like a bird – above the ground, with 360 degree sceneries and a bird’s eye view over this beautiful wilderness.
- Gather wild honey in bee-suits.
- Go wild walking with our anti-poaching tracker dogs
- Meet with East Africa’s first female ranger teams and talk with the inspiring women from the SATUBO beadingcollective.
- Go shopping at the local market.
- Visit a Samburu manyatta and experience rural life
- Sleep out in the Nay Palad Bird Nest
- Take an Art Tour and find a window into one of the world’s greatest collections of African Art
- Explore Kenya in ‘Out of Africa’ style – fly in GAAMY – the original plane from the Oscar award winning film
2. THE SANCTUARY AT OL LENTILLE
Located in northern Kenya’s spectacular Laikipia region and Perched on the flanks of a wooded rocky hill, is The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille – a collection of four private, full-service, fully staffed villas for the discerning few. The four private villas are all individually designed and themed offering an incredibly high standard of accommodation with discreet butler service and wow factor. The property is ideally set up for families, groups of friends, honeymooners, and couples wanting privacy and exclusivity. The lodge is set at one of the highest points in Laikipia offering enormous views to the craggy peak of Mount Kenya, the Samburu sacred mountain of Ololokwe, the Matthews Range and the Karisia Hills thus commanding spectacular and breathtaking panoramas in every direction. This flexibility combined with unlimited spa treatments ensures guests relax in this stunning environment and leave revitalized! Laikipia offers a truly exceptional experience and is best combined with the iconic Masai Mara, an easy combination offering two very contrasting and different experiences. Offering total privacy and total seclusion this lodge can either be an adventurers’ paradise or a relaxing retreat.
- Game drives
- Walking safaris
- Bird watching
- Camel & horseback safaris
- Helicopter trip to Mount Kenya for trout fishing
- Authentic community experiences
- Bush meals in stunning locations
- Singing Wells
- Cycling & quad biking
- Visit to a baboon colony
- Stay in a local village manyatta for the night, singing and dancing with the locals
- One-night fly-camping on the banks of a dry river bed under massive fever trees with lamb or goat cooked over open fire for dinner with Samburu warriors.
3.-ELEWANA LOISABA STAR BEDS
Poised on a rocky kopje, the Loisaba Star Beds command sweeping views over an undulating valley and a permanent waterhole, frequented by resident wildlife. Handcrafted four-poster wooden beds sit on raised wooden platforms jutting out from a thatched-roof accommodation and are rolled out each night for guests to enjoy the most memorable sleep under the endless African sky giving one an out of this world experience. Rustically designed to complement the surrounding environment, each star bed is individually built in harmony with the natural rocky features, incorporating a sitting area, and open plan bathroom with a view. Rising early to watch sunrise from your Star Bed with a comforting hot beverage, the day ahead promises adventure, with a myriad of activities by which to experience Loisaba.
Horse Riding in the wild
Guided safari walks
THE FOREST HIDEAWAYS.
1. Elewana Elsa’s Kopje Meru
Unashamedly romantic and beautifully styled, Elsa’s Kopje is sculpted into Mughwango Hill in Meru national park and is heaven for romantics. Elsa’s is built round a granite hill with each cottage individually designed to take advantage of the stunning views, and the natural curves, rocks, and trees on the hillside with a large bedroom, open sitting room, veranda and spacious bathroom, each with breathtaking views. Guests can enjoy inimitable seclusion in the vast expanse of Elsa’s Kopje. The park offers a thriving rhino sanctuary, and is famous for large elephant herds, hippo, lion, and birdlife. It is a hidden paradise in the deep of the forest and a sanctuary for romantics.
Day excursions to the Tana river.
Guided walks in the park
Visit Rhino sanctuary with 70 black and white rhinos
Bush breakfast and sundowners
2. RHINO RIVER CAMP
Situated in a privately owned wilderness in extraordinary Meru National Park, where the legend of Elsa the lioness began the lodge offers the chance to connect with nature and to delight the senses in unspoilt bush and forest. Whether it’s watching the classic African wildlife, going on a bush hike or simply soaking up the savannah sun with a drink in the evening, Rhino River Camp offers endless opportunities for adventure and the perfect space for relaxation. It is also a perfect base to explore the complete wilderness of Meru Park and its amazing wildlife, with the Rhino Sanctuary Gate, a must visit to meet one of the rarest and endangered animals on earth. It is a romance setting in the bush!
Bush meals & Sundowners
THE BEACH LUXURIOUS STAYS.
Located south of Mombasa, Diani Beach rests between the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean and open plains of the Shimba Hills National Reserve. Stretching along the coastline, pearl white sands and lush green forests providing a backdrop of serenity that defines paradise. Tucked amidst the towering palms and tropical gardens, Almanara luxury resort boasts 6 Garden Villas plus a spectacular 5-bedroom Boutique Hotel. Complete with personal chef and maid services – Almanara offers guests the chance to enjoy 5-star luxury while experiencing the genuine cultures of Africa.
Kite & Windsurfing
Deep Sea Fishing
Snorkeling & Stand up paddle boarding
Cloud Nine Spa Relaxation
Robinson Sand Island Trip
Wasini Island Dhow Trip
Golf, Tennis & Horse Riding
2. ALFAJIRI VILLAS
Located on the renowned Diani Beach where the coral reef offers amazing snorkeling and diving opportunities and also keeps water inside that barrier calm, making paddling and swimming a pleasure and providing perfect conditions for Kite surfing. With 3 villas; Cliff villa, Garden villa & Beach villa it is one of the best hotels in the Kenyan coast with stunning views overlooking the Indian Ocean and location that ensures total privacy. With staff including nannies to watch over your kids as you indulge in your favorite activities or as you just relax thus ensuring the parents enjoy a fully relaxed holiday. The concept is as you please! Private dining is a la carte, served al fresco or in your villa – your choice, as too is the cuisine.
Visit to community project, orphanage
Visit to local villages in Diani beach area
Gym and sauna at a nearby property
Diving and Diving Courses
Deep Sea Fishing
Kite Surfing and Kite courses
Dhow excursion to the Kisite Marine National Park
Golf at the nearby 18 holes Golf Resort
Quad Bikes excursion to the Shimba Hills
Day safaris to Shimba hills
3.HEMINGWAYS WATAMU LUXURY RESORT
An iconic tropical paradise on the Kenyan coast sitting right in the middle of the pristine Watamu Marine National Park with its idyllic white sand beach and turquoise waters. Watamu’s shoreline features pristine white sand beaches and offshore coral formations arranged in different bays and sheltered by a reef. The area is protected as part of the Watamu Marine National Park and is considered one of the best snorkeling and diving areas on the coast of Africa. The Marine Park is renowned worldwide for its natural beauty and boasts a diverse marine life from the visiting whale sharks and manta rays to three species of sea turtle. The resort has bright, airy rooms with en-suite bathrooms and private balconies all offering exceptional views of the Indian Ocean – a view you wish you woke up to every morning. The Residences have been designed and finished to the highest degree of modern coastal luxury and feature majestic open terraces with magical views of the beach and Marine Park, comfortable lounge and dining areas flooded with natural light, en-suite bathrooms and fully equipped contemporary kitchens. Guests of the Residences enjoy full access to all hotel facilities with the added benefit of being completely self-sufficient if that’s what you’re looking for.
Stand up paddle boarding
Scuba diving /Snorkeling
Visit Watamu marine park
Deep sea fishing
Humpback whale watching during July to September
Luxe by Mulanda has prepared these luxury bespoke packs especially for Red Ivory.