Kenya | Discover the 10 most exclusive Villas

Discover the 10 most exclusive villas in Kenya

When you think of Kenya, you think Masai Mara and wildlife. Yet Kenya is so much more – it boasts the most exquisite luxury private safari and beach villas you can imagine. From pristine white beaches to magnificent rolling hills that echo into the African landscape.  From the roaring Indian Ocean with its warm waters to yellow savannahs stretching wide as far as the eye can see.

And even then, your wildest dreams could not contain the mesmerizing landscapes and ultimate indulgence which awaits you at these exclusive destinations. What could be more relaxing than having butlers, chefs, drivers and guides dedicated to your every need?  When the normal rules of getting out of bed at a certain time and following a set schedule is unheard of, you can reconnect with yourself, your family or friends in breath-taking settings, with no care in the world.

Asante Travel has identified some of the most beautiful and exclusive houses and villas in Kenya to include in your next East African adventure.

Alfajiri

One the most exquisite destinations imaginable, is a perfect combination of Italy meets Africa.  Voted as one of the most exclusive villas in the world, Alfajiri offers three luxurious beachfront villas for exclusive use.  You can choose from the Beach Villa, Cliff Villa or Garden villa which is owner hosted.  Enjoy supreme relaxation with 24-hour service, a private swimming pool and direct access to the beach and the warm, crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean.

The amazing Marica and Fabrizio, owners of this unique experience, will plan individual daily itineraries, based on your personal preferences. Guests can enjoy the 10km long white sandy beach, snorkel on the edge of the coral reef or venture to explore the local craft markets.

Alfajiri Villas is the ideal location for families with small children, as there are nannies on site, doing a wonderful job with small guests. The team can look after and play with children of any age, from a few months old up to 16 years of age, while parents can just relax or venture into their activity of choice.  Children’s meals are served at any time, designed according to their dietary requirements.

Location: Diani Beach, one hour from Mombasa Airport
Good for: Snorkeling, diving, kite surfing

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Sirai Beach

Set on on a cliff-top overlooking the magnificent Indian Ocean amongst beautiful tropical gardens you’ll find Sirai Beach – a splendid private home. The contemporary architecture of the home infused with influences from the Kenyan coast results in a spectacular location.

Picture perfect, the main house is arranged around a beautiful open veranda, with a panoramic view of the infinity pool and the sparkling ocean beyond framed by ancient baobab trees.  The six luxurious suites are decorated in a modern coastal style with open verandas to ensure that you soak in the beautiful views and sounds.

Private and secluded, Sirai Beach is the perfect location for mature families and friends wanting to escape in pure barefoot luxury.

Sirai Beach is in the same family of Sirai House, a fantastic secret hideaway in the Borana Conservancy in the Laikipia region of Kenya.  The pair offers a unique beach-bush combination, with the same incomparable standards of contemporary design, style, comfort and superb gastronomy characterising both houses.

Location: Kilifi, 30 minutes from Vipingo Ridge Golf Estate
Good for: Snorkeling, Kayaking & Paddle boarding, Sunset Dhow Cruises, Golfing and Riding, Spa Treatments

Shwari Watamu

This exquisite villa combines unspoiled beauty, seclusion, incredible cuisine and unparalleled luxury.  Shwari, meaning peace and tranquility in Swahili, is surrounded by tropical gardens overlooking Watamu beach.

The unique architecture of the villa encompasses a fusion of Swahili and coastal elements. High ceilings, which also aid in keeping the villa naturally cool, the impressive Lamu style doors and tall windows lend a feeling of old-worldly class and elegance.

Six spacious en-suite bedrooms provide comfort and privacy for ultimate relaxation, all with spectacular views over the Indian Ocean. The perfect location for large family vacations or destination weddings, Shwari make for breath-taking photographs and unforgettable memories.

Walk barefeet on the softest sand, shrug off the concerns of everyday life and enjoy the tranquility the Kenyan Coast has to offer.

Location: Watamu, 30 minutes from Malindi
Good for: Kayaking, Spa treatments, snorkeling, Dhow cruises

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Msambweni House

Watching over the Indian Ocean from cliffs high above the flawless beach, you’ll find Msambweni Beach House – far south of Diani Beach.

Three large and beautiful Swahili-style luxury double rooms in the main house overlooks an enormous infinity pool – possibly the largest on the coast – stretching from inside the house itself to what appears to be the cliffedge itself.

Accessed by a boardwalk just south of the pool, is the separate, distinctive and more rustic-style Ocean Suite, which often appeals to honeymooners with its rustling palm-front thatch and breezy, open sides. On the north side of the main house, slightly downhill, are three private villas, each with its own pool.

On the clifftop at the edge of the property, you’ll find the perfect place to wind down – the sundowner platform.  With a fireplace, it’s the heart of social evenings, meeting other travelers and discussing life.

Children over the age of 8 are welcome

Location: Msambweni, 30 minutes from Ukunda Airstrip
Good for: Boat ride, snorkeling, scuba diving, golf

Almanara executive Villas

Almanara is where dreams are made and action plans forgotten.  With 25-kilometre white sand, the Galu beach executive location on Kenya’s south coast of Diani, immense palms and tropical gardens complete the postcard ideal.

Here you can spend your days relaxing on a sun lounger with views of the breathtaking beach, while sipping elegant drinks.  Dine on fresh, local seafood underneath the shade of the palm trees or spend the day scuba diving or snorkeling, exploring the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

Almanara’s six Executive Villas are perfectly suited to families and couples alike, with a private chef, waiter and room attendant on hand to ensure you truly relax, enjoying the warm ocean breezes and tranquility of the secluded location. Each villa offers three en-suite bathrooms, spacious living areas and verandah as well as a rooftop terrace to spend evenings underneath the stars.

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Safari Villas 

Sirai House

Sister of Sirai Beach House, this exquisite private home in the Borana Conservancy in the Laikipia region of Kenya is positioned at the foot of snow-capped Mount Kenya.  Built on a secluded 250-acre estate, Sirai House rises on a ridge with spectacular views in all directions, surrounded by indigenous forests and game-rich Kenyan hills and plains.

Consisting of a main house and six bedrooms, Sirai House is set upon terraced gardens, a self-consciously design orientated stone and thatch build, crafted with artisanal expertise and made of locally sourced materials, the main house includes a drawing room, pool, multiple seating areas, a bar, billiard room, library, dining room, gallery, cinema, boma and veranda.

Enjoy culinary delights at Sirai House, supported by impeccable service. All diets are catered for with personal and Michelin star chefs in the kitchen. The menu is at the behest of guests, the cellar their playground.

Enjoy a cup of coffee served in the finest china from the vantage point of the hill, overlooking the beautiful rolling hills.  Lounge next to the pool in the most spectacular African setting. Visit the stables that house the most beautiful horses or the bee keeper who will answer all your questions about beekeeping.

Each of the six cottages stand apart for privacy and seclusion, creating a personal space to retreat with no expenses spared.

Sirai House perfectly complements your stay with Sirai Beach offering the ultimate beach and bush experience in Kenya

Location: Borana Conservancy, 20 mins from Borana Airstrip
Good for: Safari, Spa, Horseriding nearby

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Arijiju Retreat

Described as the most beautiful house in Africa by Conde Nast, Arijiju was inspired by Ethiopian monasteries, steeped into the landscape, with a very subtle footprint on the view to Mount Kenya. Its five bedrooms and can only be rented exclusively.

Built on the Borana conservancy in Laikipia, the land is teeming with wildlife, including Africa’s Big Five, wild dog, and cheetah. Game drives are a must, but Arijiju also encourages guests to explore on foot, go jogging or mountain biking.

Arijiju is not just a safari but a wellness retreat too. Homegrown produce and fresh daily juice blends lend to the healthy lifestyle of Arijiju. With a 25m infinity lap pool, a spa, Hammam, fully equipped gym, yoga deck, clay tennis court and squash court, all inconspicuously blending into the valley – the highly skilled masseuse and beauty therapist is available at no extra cost.

Arijiju is ideal for one or two families, or up to five couples. It is a unique family home, a wholesome and indulgent retreat, and an African sanctuary on the edge of adventure

Arijiju Retreat was constructed and is run with sustainability and the local community in mind. Every care is taken to keep its footprint to a minimum.

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Location: Borana Conservancy, 25 mins from Borana Airstrip
Good for: Game drives, Bush walks, mountain biking, helicopter safari, quad bike trips

Cottars Bush Villa

If you’re looking for an African dream, extensive panoramic views over the Masai Mara and Serengeti could just be it.  This exclusive private bush villa is set away from Cottar’s 1920’s Safari Camp. Complete with private swimming pool and dedicated staff, Cottar’s Bush Villa provides the ultimate select safari experience.

Located in a unique private 7,000 acre game concession, adjoining the Serengeti and Masai Mara game reserves, there are no fences or man-made structures.  With no other vehicles or lodges in sight, this remarkable African hideaway is a completely private, uninterrupted wildlife experience.

Offering five bedrooms and sleeping up to 12 people, Cottar’s Bush Villa has a breathtaking view onto the savannah plains that carry the great annual wildebeest migration, and is set amidst a backdrop of the Olderkesi Hills.

Guests can enjoy privately guided game drives, night game drives, bush walks, swimming and fishing. Cottar’s Bush Villa is rented only on an exclusive basis and includes a dedicated staff of eight. The villa is over 10,000 square feet in size, and features a large living room, dining room, a magnificent viewing deck and five en-suite bedrooms, all with breath-taking views.

Location: Masai Mara, 10 minutes from Cottars Private Airstrip
Good for: Safari, Bush walks, Children’s activities, Spa Treatments, Maasai Interaction

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Sirikoi House

Surrounded by the beautiful 68,000 acre Lewa Wildlife Conservancy on the northern slopes of Mount Kenya, Sirikoi is an award-winning eco-lodge.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site and an award-wining model for community conservation, Lewa has an abundance of wildlife including endangered species such as black rhino, white rhino and Grevy’s zebra.

In addition to excellent game viewing with experienced guides from local communities, Sirikoi offers bi-plane trips, bush walks, horseback riding, camelback riding, community visits, hiking to the Ngare Ndare rainforest and visits to the Conservation headquarters.

A Master Suite and separate bedroom cottage with two en-suite bedrooms make up Sirikoi House, which all lead on to a central living and dining cottage renowned for its unique positioning and decor.   A private deck overlooks the wetland, perfect for private meals and sundowners.

Sirikoi House is only sold on an exclusive use basis for 6 guests and comes with its own private safari vehicle and guide, as well as chef and team of staff.

Exclusive and intimate, Sirikoi combines luxury, outstanding service and unmatched wildlife viewing in a welcoming, comfortable and unpretentious atmosphere where you feel at one with nature and wildlife.

Location: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, 20 minutes from Lewa Airstrip
Good For: Safaris, bush walks, horseriding, cultural experiences, quad bike safaris, behind the scene conservation efforts, yoga retreat

Enasoit Game Sanctuary

Ideal for multi-generational family groups or a group of friends who want to enjoy a stylish private safari camp with its own staff and safari guides.  Enasoit offers a luxurious safari experience in the wildlife rich Laikipia Plateau in Kenya.

Explore the private Enasoit Game Sanctuary’s 4500 acres exclusively, with only your party resident at the beautifully appointed Enasoit. The camp is booked on an exclusive basis, accommodates between six and sixteen guests.

Immense panoramic landscapes are a standard feature, with breathtaking wildlife sightings and thrilling activities to choose from.

Originally a family home, Enasoit retains this atmosphere, with charming hosts Pete and Karen Glover ensuring that your every need is attended to with care and detailed attention.

Children of all ages are welcome and children under the age of 5 years stay free. There are no specific child facilities, i.e. playroom or kids pool, but the team are very accommodating to families with youngsters of all ages. Parents should be aware that the camp is not fenced, and wildlife can and does roam through the property.

Location: Laikipia, 5 minutes from Enasoit Airstrip
Good for: Game drives, bush walks, Horseriding, Spa treatments, Bird watching

Asante Travel lives and breathes quality and luxury: our clients must experience comfort and personal attention in every little detail. It is therefore of vital importance that we align with suppliers who understand and augment these values. Along with our carefully selected partners and associates we specialise in excellence and thrive on distinction.

Reach out to info@asante-travel.com  whose dedicated and passionate team will introduce you to the richness of cultures, the once in a lifetime moments, the breathtaking seconds of Africa.

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