Positioned on one edge of Nairobi National Park, this boutique lodge has five luxuriously-appointed rooms in its main building plus a further five built into the cliff-face above. A funicular lift serves these and their fine views; all 10 chambers include a private veranda for dreamy gazing.
Despite its position amid Kenya’s capital, that national park boasts a spectacular assortment of birds and wildlife. More than 400 species of bird were once recorded in a day here, and you have an excellent chance of spotting four of the Big Five – with only elephants absent. No wonder many Nairobi residents themselves use the lodge as a perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of city life.
And what better way to start a holiday by supporting the conservation of this unique area and, in particular, of endangered black rhinos? As one of Kenya’s most successful rhinoceros sanctuaries, the reserve is home to the world’s densest concentrations: upwards of 50.