Monday, March 1, 2010

Karen Holiday Homes in Nairobi

An easy 30 minutes drive from the city centre into the leafy suburbs of Southern Karen, beckons an empire of elegant villas. Karen Holiday Homes sits on a leafy prime piece of land in one of Kenya's most serene environments. Comprising of eight mansions that epitomize sheer luxury, it's an excellent place to unwind.

Karen Holiday Homes effortlessly renders life to the adage 'a home away from home'- a no mean feat indeed. Check with the many establishments which have attempted to live by the slogan only to fail miserably due to poor delivery.

But here is an establishment not only designed as a home but lives up to a homes most authentic definition-comfortable, warm and beautiful. It has effortlessly married the perks of a five star Hotel with the familiarity and intimacy that can only be associated with home.

Each unit carries unsurpassed levels of comforts with each having a number of bedrooms, several washrooms, a living room, dining area and an ultra modern kitchen.

Innovation and variety defines Karen Holiday Homes- ceramic tiles in the bathrooms, granite tops in the kitchen, wooden block floors in the living areas and wide doors for ali exits.

The living rooms are synonymous with comfort and practicality and boast amenities such as large screen TV's and cable services. You even get to sink your feet in cushy soft rugs and hug cushions just like you do in the confines of your own home!

Beautiful paintings and small artifacts dress the walls transforming the interiors into rich springy living areas.

The bedrooms are a work of art having been done in the most inviting of styles. Guests can choose from the enviable mixture of medium double to King size Hiebien Spanish beds. You will feel quite at home in an African Jungle themed bedroom just as much as in a Westernized themed one. All master bedrooms open to an airy terrace overlooking the lush gardens exuding a really breathtaking venue.

The manicured gardens will make for invigorating walks as you breathe in the fresh unadulterated air of Southern Karen. While still on the rejuvenation mode, why not visit our state of art gym for a really refreshing work out.

Get pampered at our exclusive steam and sauna for ladies and gents,

Take a dip in our large swimming Pool or simply sun bath on our luxurious sun beds. The adjusting baby pool will ensure the kids remain busy.

Karen Holiday Homes also boast of world class conference facilities. The rates are very competitive for the well structured packages which remain flexible to suit clients needs. At Karen Holiday Homes service with a smile is not just a slogan but a belief.

All staff employ a passion that is confirmed by their co-operation towards giving guests the very best The beautifully appointed units can be rented on daily, weekly or monthly rates.

Where else can you get the frills of a five star Hotel entwined with the rare streak of 'homeliness'? At Karen Holiday Homes, it's not merely a streak; it's a way of life. It's unconventional, its different yet so intimately familiar.

Upon arrival, you will feel like you never did leave home in the first place and checking out will be the only difficult task.

For more information call

Tel: +254 20 201 8650

Mimosa Court in Nairobi Kenya

Ideally located only minutes drive from Nairobi's CBD and popular shopping malls, Mimosa Court is a modern complex of fully serviced apartments peacefully set in tropical, landscaped gardens; an oasis in the city.

One to three bedroom apartments and four bedroom penthouses are available for both short and long-term lets each beautifully appointed and fitted with all the home comforts

The complex also offers a host of facilities and amenities that make life more comfortable; including maid service, comprehensive security system, private safe deposit box, pool, state-of-the-art gymnasium and health spa, conference room, an on-site restaurant and high-speed WiFi internet connectivity throughout.

The complex also provides standby generator, large water supply and an airport shuttle.


Mucai Drive, off Ngong Rd., Nairobi

+254 (0) 20 2715755, 2726591, 2715730
+254 733 600 913, 722 391 927

Vipingo Ridge at Mombasa North Coast of Kenya

Much more than premium golf, Vipingo Ridge is a destination for everyone who enjoys the best life has to offer. Set in 2,500 acres on Kenya's North Coast, Vipingo Ridge combines a range of elements of luxury living together in one, gated resort.

Kenya's world famous game parks are less than an hours flying time f om the private air strip at Vipingo Ridge. Snorkelling, diving, world class sports fishing and a whole range of water activities are on hand for those seeking excitement while our exclusive private beach club and endless nature trails throughout the estate are there to be enjoyed by those who want to take things easy and relax.

Villas and custom villa sites are available on and around the first of two championship golf courses, both designed by PGA Director, David Jones. Luxury living at Vipingo Ridge takes advantage of the spectacular scenery and panoramic 360 degree views.


Shimba Lodge at Shimba National Reserve Kenya

A walk in the wild

A mere forty-five minutes from the hot and humid Kenyan coastal town of Mombasa, is Shimba located in the Shimba National Reserve.

Walk with the Elephants, Buffaloes and the endangered Sable Antelope in the cool and refreshing jungle greens of the Shimba Hills tropical rain forest.

And what better way to complete this adventurous experience than to wine, dine and unwind at the spectacular award winning wooden tree lodge overlooking a waterhole.

P.O. Box 80403, Kwale, Kenya
Tel - Town Office: +254 (41) 2229608
Fax: +254 (41) 2229121
Cell - Lodge: 0722 200952


Aberdare National Park Treetops Hotel Nyeri

Kenya's Garden of Eden

A lodge on stilts, a fantasy forest, mist-shrouded mountains and rare's small wonder that the Aberdares have such a powerful lure.

According to locals, the Aberdares were the original Garden of Eden - and it's not difficult to see why. A mist-wreathed realm where elephants roam through lichen-clad forests, spectacular waterfalls plunge into churning pools and trout-filled streams cascade through mossy dells, this beautiful national park is one of the gems of Kenya's Great Rift Valley.

When the mist clears, the Aberdares offer matchless views of Mount Kenya's glittering coronet, while the dense forest is home to the elusive and endangered bongo antelope .Black leopards can also be found here, and there have even been reports of an exceptionally rare golden cat. Other species more likely to be spotted include black rhino, elephant, hyena, giant forest hog, buffalo, eland and some 290 species of birds.

Trek above the forest and you enter a surreal moorland plateau. Grey-green lichens and mosses smother rocky outcrops, while giant lobelias and groundsel loom above swathes of wind-combed tussock grass. Several rivers spring from here, including the Tana, which begins its journey to the Indian Ocean as a frothing stream, squirming with trout.

But it's not the superb fishing, the rich wildlife, nor even the magnificent scenery that elevates the Aberdares into the upper echelons of world-class safari destinations. The park's biggest claim to fame is actually man-made.

Nestling deep in the forests of Aberdare National Park, Treetops - the original tree lodge - rises straight out of the ground on stilts and has four decks and a rooftop platform - perfect for viewing the rhinos, elephants and other wildlife that are attracted to the waterhole and salt lick in front of the iconic property.

Inspired by a two-room tree house built in a fig tree in 1929, the original Treetops was constructed in 1932. It was here that the current British monarch arrived as a princess in February 1952 and left the following morning as queen after hearing of her father's death.

The lodge now has 48 cosy rooms and two suites, a lounge overlooking the waterhole and two bars.

Meals are served in the charming and atmospheric dining room.

Located near the path of an ancient elephant migratory route between the Aberdare Mountains and Mt Kenya, Treetops almost guarantees riveting wildlife viewing. As well as watching the daily dramas unfold at the waterhole from the safety of the viewing decks and rooftop platform, guests can also enjoy close-up views from two photographic hides at ground level.

Die-hard animal lovers needn't worry about missed sightings, even into the early hours of the morning. An optional buzzer in the rooms alerts guests when a spectacle is unfolding at the waterhole.

Treetops is approximately 17km from Outspan Hotel, where guests begin and end their journey to the famous lodge-on-stilts. Activities include two-hour game drives, as well as excursions to the moorland zone, passing through bamboo forest and visiting spectacular waterfalls, such as Chania, Magura and Karuru.


Nairobi Safari Park Hotel

Surrounded by 64 acres of beautiful grounds, the Safari Park Hotel combines the elegance of African architecture with cutting-edge technology. Just 15 minutes from Nairobi city centre, the hotel promises an oasis of calmness.

The 168 luxury rooms and 36 deluxe suites enjoy large verandahs as well as special features such as hand-carved four-poster beds.

In addition to its 2000-square-metre swimming pool - one of Africa's largest - the hotel has tennis and squash courts, along with a fully equipped health and fitness club with Jacuzzis, sauna and gymnasium.

The Safari Park Hotel boasts five restaurants offering African, Chinese, Italian, Japanese and continental cuisine. For al fresco dining, the Kivuli Terrace (shaded by a magnificent terminelia tree) is a treat.

Nightlife at the Safari Park ranges from the disco-buzz of the Cats Club to the more soothing ambience of the contemporary piano bar.

Located in the hotel grounds you'll also find Casino Paradise and King Solomon's Mines (with its 106 slot machines).

Business guests will appreciate the Safari Park's excellent range of conference venues, seminar options, workshop ideas and team-building pursuits - all of which come with full business support - whether you want to organize a themed dinner or an incentive event.


Ashnil Aruba Lodge at Tsavo East National Park

Opened in April 2008, Ashnil Aruba Lodge is the latest addition to Tsavo East National Park - a wildlife-rich haven located 160km (about three hours' drive) from Mombasa.

Overlooking Aruba Dam (an oasis frequented by herds of elephant and buffalo), the lodge is shaded by a canopy of acacia trees, and has a lounge, dining area and swimming pool - perfect for a refreshing dip after a game drive.

Viewing decks - both at the main lodge area and at each of the 40 de luxe rooms - provide wonderful opportunities for spotting wildlife.

Choose from doubles or triples - some of which are adjoining, making this an ideal choice for a family safari.