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Best time to visit:  July to Oct + 
December to March



"Your choice of camps was perfect - comfort, style, gracious hosts and great game viewing. James our masai guide was absolutely incredible, he brought the Mara alive for us!"





“Safaris have always been and remain a romance with the wild. For the vast majority of people today, the motivation is to venture into unspoilt wilderness and experience nature up close, following the conservationists’ creed of “taking only photographs and leaving only footprints” rather than hunting for pot or trophy.”  -John Warburton Lee

The Original Safari Destination

The word safari is derived from the Arabic, safara - to travel. It is fun to chart the story of safaris since the days of big white hunters in pith helmets, their scowling faces framed by the massive tusks of the elephant they have shot. The early 80's saw a rapid growth of mass market tourism and today, our Uncharted travelers can amble alongside a herd of wild elephants, ride a camel with Samburu warriors or fly in an open cockpit plane around Mount Kilimanjaro!

Our Humble Beginning

It all started for us as far back as 1972 when Philip Osborne saw a need for a new kind of Safari, one away from the maddening crowds, where local people were empowered and offered an opportunity for a better life; where education, conservation and adventure all crossed paths! It took awhile but in 1993, we created the Bush Homes of East Africa, an association of private ranches, small intimate lodges, luxury tented camps, bush camps, coastal retreats and small up-country estates in the heart of Kenya and Tanzania. These "Bush Homes" have been in existence since European settlers came and lived off the land in the 19th century, when Africa was still considered a remote frontier where only the brave and mischievous ventured. Founded in Kenya, the Bush Homes properties are located on private land and on conservation areas near or adjacent to the famous national parks and game reserves. Nearly seventy percent of Kenya's wildlife reside outside the parks. We see the same animal populations, and like the wildlife, are free to roam between private lands and national parks as we choose. Kenya is a land of contrasts, comprised of arid deserts, rich savannahs, snow capped mountains, large lakes and dense forests. The wildlife areas are as diverse as the country!



Top Properties in Kenya

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Borana Lodge

Borana Lodge

In a valley meandering out of the Laikipia Plateau, Borana Ranch, privately owned and operated, is a lodge lying in a remote paradise in the shadow of Mount Kenya's jagged peaks. This exclusive ranch has been devoted to the conservation of wildlife and its natural habitat.Learn more »
Lemarti's Camp

Lemarti's Camp

Lemarti's Camp is an unforgettable safari hideaway in Kenya's breathtaking northern Laikipia Plateau, one of the last frontiers of virgin wilderness and home to the majestic Samburu people. Learn more »
Sirikoi

Sirikoi

Sirikoi is a spectacular game lodge situated on its own private estate in the centre of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy on the northern slopes of Mount Kenya. Surrounded by an acacia grove and overlooking a natural waterhole fed from a mountain spring Sirikoi offers some of the best game viewing in East Africa.Learn more »
Campi Ya Kanzi

Campi Ya Kanzi

Campi Ya Kanzi means Camp of the Hidden Treasure in Kiswahili and it is truly that. The camp is located on a Masai ranch that covers an area of a quarter of a million acres, with fantastic biodiversity. Campi ya Kanzi is a special retreat far removed from the hectic pace of the modern world.Learn more »
Ol Donyo Lodge

Ol Donyo Lodge

Ol Donyo Lodge is situated on the slopes of the rolling Chyulu Hills between Tsavo and Amboseli, with access to a quarter of a million acres of one of the few remaining corners of wild Africa. Learn more »

Cottars 1920's Camp

Recalling an era of luxury and quality, Cottar's 1920's Safari Camp returns to the original spirit and essence of 'safari', reminiscent of a golden era - an era of romance, professional guiding, adventure and elegance.Learn more »
Kicheche Mara Camp

Kicheche Mara Camp

Kicheche Mara Camp is a classic tented camp hidden in a grove of wild olive and croton trees in a prime wildlife area of the northern Mara plains. The camp prides itself on offering a friendly and relaxing stay, with our hosts treating you as welcome guests, not mere travel statistics.Learn more »
Mara Plains

Mara Plains

Imagine a camp set right in the heart of some of the greatest predator country of Africa...Learn more »

Ol Seki

Set on a wonderful rocky promontory, overlooking the sweeping Isupukiai River, Ol Seki Mara Camp enjoys panoramic views in a gorgeous wilderness area teeming with game. Ol Seki is located in Eastern Koiyaki, north of the Mara and provides a rare opportunity to enjoy wildlife viewing.Learn more »
Rekero

Rekero

Rekero Camp is situated in the midst of the Mara Serengeti Ecosystem, home not only to the Beaton Family but also to the greatest concentration and diversity of wildlife in the world. Amidst the teeming mass of wildlife in the Masai Mara area, Rekero's tented camp is currently inside the Masai Mara Game Reserve.Learn more »
Giraffe Manor

Giraffe Manor

Giraffe Manor offers a uniquely untouched wilderness on the doorstep of one of Africa's most cosmopolitan cities. The Giraffe Manor, built in 1932 by Sir David Duncan, is surrounded by 140 acres of its own park and forest thirty minutes from the centre of Nairobi, Kenya's capital city, with superb of the Ngong Hills.Learn more »
Ol Lentille

Ol Lentille

Perched on the flanks of a wooded rock kopje, in the heart of our private conservation area, is The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille - a collection of four private, full-service, fully staffed Houses for the discerning few. Learn more »
Ol Malo

Ol Malo

Ol Malo, the place of the Greater Kudu, is Colin and Rocky Francombe's home. The 5,000 acre ranch and game sanctuary lies along the Uaso Nyiro River on the edge of Kenya's Northern Frontier District. Colin and Rocky Francombe, both born in Kenya of settler families, designed and built Ol Malo.Learn more »
Sarara Camp

Sarara Camp

Sarara Camp is situated to the north of Ol Donyo Sabache (Ol Lolokwe), just below Warges peak, in the fabled Mathews Mountains of Northern Kenya. The Namunyak Wildlife Conservation Trust where Sarara camp is located, is an area of approximately 75,000 hectares is home to the proud Samburu tribes.Learn more »
Sasaab

Sasaab

Sasaab is perched above the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, capturing panoramic views across the culturally rich Samburu land, Laikipia plateau and Mathews Range. Located in northern Kenya, north of the equator it has a wild beauty of its own. Learn more »

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