7 Luxurious Multibillion Tourist Hotels Owned by Uhuru’s Family
The immediate former President Kenyatta’s family controls Heritage Hotels, which is a group of luxury hotels across the country.
It is no secret that the family of Kenya’s first and fourth presidents is one of the richest not just in Kenya but in Africa. The Kenyatta family has its hand all over almost every major sector of Kenya’s economy.
One of the industries in which the family has invested in is hospitality. Immediate former President Kenyatta’s family controls Heritage Hotels, which is a group of luxury hotels across the country.
The following are the luxury hotels owned by the family:
1. Mara Explorer Camp
The Mara Explorer Camp is located inside the Maasai Mara National Park. The five-star camp has 10 luxurious and well-established tents each with a view of River Talek. 7 of the tents have queen-sized beds while the remaining 3 have twin beds.
The tents are well designed to open up on the roof to offer a view of the sky, Victorian-themed translucent windows, and a perfect scene of viewing the wild animals from the comfort of your bed. A night at the hotel will cost up to Ksh 80,000 per tent.
2. Mara Interpids
The Mara Interpids hotel is located inside the Maasai Mara national park just along Rover Talek. It has magnificent tents with four king-size beds in each tent.
The camp also has its own airstrip that connects to Nairobi City within 45 minutes. A night at the camp may cost up to Ksh50,000 per person per tent.
3. Kipungani Explorer
Located on the tropical island of Lamu, the hotel comprises of 13 luxurious spaces. It is established on the edge of a 12-kilometer white sandy beach of the Indian Ocean.
It offers some activities such as kayaking safaris, fishing adventures, seafood testing, windsurfing, and snorkeling with the dolphins. A night at the hotel costs up to Ksh110,000 depending on the season.
4. Voyager Ziwani
Sitting on a secluded swamp in the River Sante, Voyager Ziwani offers a rare view of crocodiles, turtles, and huge hippopotamus to its tourists. The hotel is situated in Taita Taveta County on the western part of Tsavo national park. One can also see the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro from the hotel.
The hotel has its own airstrip and is accessible either from Mombasa or Nairobi. A night at the hotel costs Ksh20,000 depending on the season.
5. Voyager Beach Resort
It is located in the affluent neighborhood of Nyali, Mombasa. It lies along the Indian Oceans' beach. A night at the hotel costs between Ksh15,000 to Ksh40,000 depending on the season and type of room.
6. Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort
This one is located in Naivasha along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway. The hotel has an 18-hole championship golf course. It bears an incredible view of Lake Naivasha and the Great Rift Valley.
It is built on top of Eburru mountains offering amenities such as free wi-fi, an airstrip connection to Nairobi, live music performances, and other social amenities.
The hotel was voted as Kenya’s Best Golf Hotel from 2015 to 2019 consecutively in the World Tourism Awards.
A night at the hotel costs between Ksh30,000 to Ksh150,000 depending on the client’s preferences.
7. Samburu Interpids Luxury Tented Camp
It is located along River Ewaso Ngiro inside the Samburu Game Reserve. It offers some of the best game activities such as clear equatorial night skies for astronomy, well-trained and knowledgeable tour guides, day and night game drives on jeeps, and a tour to the Buffalo Springs Reserves. A night inside the tented camp may cost you up to Ksh 50,000 with the activities excluded.
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