Sustainable travel – 5 Eco Lodges in Kenya

Posted by Binny Shah-Patel     Posted on 03/09/2019
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  • If you are embracing more sustainable travel, Kenya is the perfect destination to consider, with a plethora of eco-friendly lodges to choose from.

    Eco-tourism is defined by The International Ecotourism Society as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the welfare of local people”.

    Kenya’s eco-lodges tend to use renewable energy such as solar power, conserve water, recycle waste, build positive relationships with the local community, and take a long-term, sustainable approach to business.

    Here are 5 of our favourite eco-lodges in Kenya that have been awarded a gold standard by Eco Tourism Kenya for outstanding best practices i.e. they have achieved superior and replicable levels of excellence in responsible resource use, environmental conservation and socio-economic investment.

     

    Porini Amboseli Lodge 

    Porini Amboseli Lodge, Amboseli, Kenya

    Porini Amboseli Lodge

     

    Porini Amboseli Lodge is situated in the private 15,000-acre Selenkay Conservancy, near the northern boundary of Amboseli National Park, an important dispersal area for wildlife moving in and out of Amboseli, and home to a wide diversity of species.
    The eco-friendly camp is small and purposefully built on the lines of a traditional safari camp, offering the opportunity to get close to nature and away from the crowds.
    The number of guests staying at the Amboseli Porini Camp within Selenkay Conservancy is limited to a maximum of eighteen, to retain the wild and unspoilt nature of the area and to minimise the impact on the environment.

    Little Governors Camp 

    Little Governors Camp, Masai Mara, Kenya

    Little Governors Camp

     

    Intimate in character, this camp is built around a small watering hole in the Masai Mara Game Reserve that is teeming with birds and wildlife. The camp is reached by boat and offers an exquisite, romantic setting which has a serenity all of its own.
    Sweetwaters Serena Camp

    Sweetwaters Serena Camp

     

    A sheltered oasis, designed to offer a charming blend of under-canvas ambiance and uncompromising luxury. This tented camp is in a class of its own.
    This private reserve is set in the extensive savannah grasslands and riverine forests that border the Ewaso Nyiro River, offering the only Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Kenya. Due to its private status, it also allows unforgettable pleasures such as night game drives, guided bush & bird walks and camel riding across the plains teeming with game.

     

    Mara Serena Safari Lodge

    Mara Serena Safari Lodge, Masai Mara, Kenya

    Mara Serena Safari Lodge

    The Serena lodge is set high on a bush-cloaked hill, embraced by arcing vistas and washed by a sea of richly rolling grasslands. The lodge stands centre-stage to one of Africa’s most dramatic wildlife arenas and has a ringside seat for the greatest wildlife show on earth, the legendary migration of the wildebeest.

     

    Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp

    Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp

    Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp

     

    Superbly situated on the banks of Lake Elmenteita where a plethora of birds congregate, the small and exclusive Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp in Kenya invites guests to experience an intimate 5 star safari experience.

    The area is not only breathtakingly beautiful, it is also home to many rare species of animals, is less than two hours’ drive from Nairobi and just a short distance to Lake Nakuru. The camp blends upper class elegance with modern luxury and offers cuisine and service of appropriately high standards.

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    Inspired to visit one of these stunning eco-lodges?

    Call us on 020 8423 3000 or complete an enquiry form to receive a quotation from our booking experts.

    You can also find out more on our website: https://www.somak.com

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