3 Kenyan Hotels Ranked Among Best in Africa

Kenya has continued to hold her place in the world of global tourism after three hotels were ranked among the best in the latest Travel + Leisure Magazine awards.

In their 2022 issue of the World’s Best Awards, the magazine listed Giraffe Manor as the fourth best hotel on the continent with a 91.81 ranking behind Cape Grace from Cape Town(96.96), Silo Hotel from Cape Town (96.27) and Only & Only (95.37) also from Cape Town.

In the safari lodges category, Angama Mara, located at Masai Mara National Park was ranked fifth while andBeyond Bateleur Camp emerged sixth.

Manor has consistently ranked among the best hotels in the world and continues to dominate, as per the magazine’s standards looking at the facilities available, location, food, service as well as value to customers.

File image of guests enjoying breakfast with giraffes at Giraffe Manor in Nairobi

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Over the years, the Manor also ranked among the most instagrammed properties in the world. Spread on a 12-acre parcel of land, the hotel boasts of world life with an extraordinary appeal.

“With its stately façade, elegant interior, verdant green gardens, sunny terraces and delightful courtyards, guests often remark that it’s like walking into the film Out of Africa: indeed, one of its twelve rooms is named after the author Karen Blixen.

“One of the most fascinating things about Giraffe Manor is its resident herd of Rothschild’s giraffes who may visit morning and evening, poking their long necks into the windows in the hope of a treat, before retreating to their forest sanctuary,” reads a statement on its website.

Angama Mara , on the other hand, is located above the floor of Africa’s Great Rift Valley overlooking Kenya’s Maasai Mara.

The lodge offers intimate services across its two intimate camps consisting of fifteen tented suites each, a private airfield and access to the Mara.

Located on the private corner of the Masai Mara, the andBeyond Bateleur Camp is a state-of-the-art facility offering wildlife game drives, wildlife adventure and bush walks among others.

Travel + Leisure invited their readers to vote for their best facilities worldwide between October 2021 and February 2022 before later screening the responses to unveil the list.

“Respondents were tasked to rate airlines, airports, car-rental agencies, cities, cruise ships, destination spas, hotels, hotel brands, islands, tour operators, safari outfitters and US National Parks on a number of characteristics,” the report read in part.

A bedroom inside andBeyond Bateleur Camp.

A bedroom inside andBeyond Bateleur Camp.

andBeyond Bateleur Camp.

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