Transfer from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to House of Waine
Nairobi’s leading boutique hotel, The House of Waine lies in Nairobi’s prestigious forested suburb of Karen. It is situated on 2.5 acres that blends the elegance of gracious living with the spirit of modern Africa in an exclusive and serene setting. There are 11 bedrooms that are all individually styled as well as conference facilities and a swimming pool. There is good access to the city, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Wilson Airport. The aim is to provide guests with an experience that exceeds all their expectations of city hotels and is punctuated by personalized, friendly and excellent service and cuisine in beautiful surroundings. As a recently renovated and converted house on the outskirts of Nairobi, House of Waine still retains much of the charm of a family home. Little has been done to change the structure of the house and so guests are assured of a relaxed and informal atmosphere where they can be free to do as much or as little as they like. That is not to say though that the House is lacking in the amenities present in any city hotel. They can still find a mini bar in each room as well as direct dial telephones, TVs with satellite and local channels as well as tea and coffee-making facilities with fresh flowers and pastries delivered daily to the room.
Saruni Samburu is a design lodge located on Kalama Conservancy next to Samburu National Reserve, in Kenya’s wild North. Surrounded by a 95,000 hectares private reserve and perched on top of a spectacular viewpoint, its villas and its swimming pool overlook waterholes where the famous Samburu elephant, leopard, reticulated giraffe and Grevy zebra gather to drink. The vastness and the purity of this African landscape, combined with the untouched local culture, will make your wildlife safari a different experience. Accommodation is in six houses (2 of them are large family villas with two separate bedrooms and bahrooms) with ensuite facilities, a large swimming pool with dramatic view over Samburu, an area for massage and beauty treatments called Samburu Wellbeing Space, and several areas to use as hides or view points for the waterholes that attract elephant, reticulated giraffe, zebra, oryx and all the species that make Kalama so special. Saruni Samburu has its own private airstrip near the Kalama Wildlife Conservancy headquarters, but it is also easily served by the other airstrips of the area where scheduled flights land. Activities include morning, afternoon and night drives in Kalama Conservancy, rock climbing, professionally-led game walks, bush dinners and star gazing. The traditions and semi-nomadic heritage of the local Samburu people are an important part of the experience. Led by professional Samburu guides, guests enjoy a new dimension of this rightfully popular region: the feeling of exclusivity, of having an incredibly large area totally to their own, and a high level of comfort and tailor-made service.
Saruni is a new, deluxe and intimate lodge set in a remote valley in a private conservation area outside the Masai Mara National Reserve. With accommodation for only 12 guests in six spectacular cottages, it is at the heart of the most exciting wilderness of Kenya. The rooms are furnished with colonial antiques, Persian carpets and African art. Each cottage has hot and cold running water, electricity, polished wooden floors, and large bathrooms where the canvas front can be totally open to offer you an amazing "shower with a view”. Décor is unique for each cottage and from the large verandahs o¬ne enjoys a unique view of the Mara plains and the nearby waterhole. Kuro House is the common dining area and is a mixture of old-fashioned Africa and modern design. Its huge fireplace is the focal point of life at Saruni and it is here that our guests exchange memories of the day's safaris. While reminiscing they can start to savor the exceptional cuisine that is served using fresh, locally grown and organic produce in inventive ways. In collaboration with Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees (Stresa, Italy) and its world-famous spa – Centro Benessere Stresa, Saruni runs the Masai Wellbeing Space. It is a unique feature in the Masai Mara: in the most serene and relaxing environment, guests enjoy massage and wellness treatments under the supervision of highly trained staff. Game drive are in fully-open Land Rovers and one can also explore the plains and the mountains on foot led by a professional guide and by a tracker.