9 Best Huts In Kenya - Updated 2024

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Kenya is a leading safari destination in the world. It is one of the best destinations to head to if you want to experience the real thrill of African Safaris. A great way to fully immerse yourself in the safari experience is to get your accommodation in the jungle by booking a safari lodge. This has been made possible by the presence of a variety of luxury huts that will accord you the comfort and convenience you need when you are in the middle of nowhere. In most cases, tourists go on safaris in vans, then retreat to cottages or hotels at night. You can do it differently by avoiding the hotels and cottages and spend your nights in the huts that will aid towards a complete jungle experience. Scroll down to have a look at some of the best huts in Kenya.

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Amboseli National Park

During your trip to the country, stop by Amboseli National Park where the snow-capped peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro graces the endless horizon. Nestled in an expansive savanna adorned with acacias, this picturesque park provides a captivating backdrop for observing majestic giraffes leisurely roaming across the vast fields.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 19, 2024.

1. Treehouse hut near the Ngong Hills in Nairobi (from USD 89)

Minutes away from David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Centre, this Airbnb hut is set in the backdrop of the majestic Ngong Hills. Hikers will find trails in the nearby Nairobi National Park. This treehouse-styled hut is an excellent choice for couples on a romantic getaway.

If you are traveling with a baby, you will find the high chair parked in the hut useful for convenient feeding. Guests can fix meals in the equipped kitchen when craving homemade fare. Outside, barbeques can be roasted on the charcoal grill while watching monkeys jump past the hut. A shared pool awaits you for rejuvenation after an eventful day of exploration.

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Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
1.31 km (0.9 mi) from Giraffe Centre
88 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Hut 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

2. Traditional wooden house with aesthetic décor in Kilifi (from USD 50)

Located in Kilifi, well known for its sandy beaches and dhow sailing in the creek, this hut house is a traditional wooden home best suited for couples. The aesthetically designed hut has a double bed ensuring good sleep after a tiring day of sightseeing. An internet connection in the rental lets you stay connected with folks back home.

An outdoor kitchen in the backyard can be used for preparing meals and savoring them with a loved one in an open-air setting. If you are not up for cooking, you can head to the nearest Nautilus Restaurant or Mandharini for a quick bite.

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Kilifi, Kilifi County, Kenya
427.42 km (265.6 mi) from Giraffe Centre
58 reviews   Wifi Available
Hut 1 Bed 2 Guests

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there's a basic rustic outdoor kitchen which i loved
the outdoor bathroom was lovely; open to the trees hot water flushing toilet
a terrific place - very stylish in a peaceful garden setting with a lovely simple outdoor kitchen
Cleanliness:
wonderful property very clean & everything you need
Host:
the hosts and staff were very welcoming and helpful
this time the host insisted we check in late as they weren’t ready
the staff warmly welcomed us and showed us around the property
super friendly staff thank you
the house staff were wonderful friendly and kind
Location:
fab location and really great value
if you are looking to clear your mind in a zen location this is the place for you
beautiful and peaceful place a one minute walk from the beach
close to the beach quiet beautiful house cozy nice dogs around
what a refreshingly interesting place to stay in kilifi
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3. Shepherd’s hut in Nanyuki (from USD 132)

One of the best places to stay in Kenya, Oak Hut is among four traditional shepherd’s huts featuring a large deck, a private bathroom, and a fully equipped kitchenette. With a total of three single beds, the Airbnb vacation rental is well equipped to sleep up to three guests a night. Unlike most of the huts in the region, this is an original Shepherd’s hut that was imported from the UK. As such, it is beautifully decorated with cozy furnishing, and it has all you will ever need for a comfortable stay in the Kenyan wilderness.

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Nanyuki, Nyeri County, Kenya
149.85 km (93.2 mi) from Giraffe Centre
152 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Hut 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cozy and super nice place with a wonderfull view on mt
beautiful cabins and scenic views and great outdoor showers
the almost-outdoor (hot-)shower was awesome
the bathroom and toilet space is wonderfully created
the patio and shower were spacious and very well put together
Cleanliness:
beautiful clean and serene
clean stylish and very homey
the space was clean
lovely clean accommodation with beautiful manicured surrounding grounds
the place was super clean and the outdoor shower was grand
Host:
responses and onsite management was friendly and responsive
amazing place great host pauline
the staff are friendly and always ready to assist
the staff (sammy and helen who i got the chance to meet) were simply wonderful people
super friendly and helpful staff thanks for a very nice stay
Location:
close to some amazing mount kenya hot spots
lovely quiet place just outside nanyuki
super happy i chose the place
our stay at caroline's place was very nice
great location fantastic design eye and wonderful greenery everywhere
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4. Rustic hut in a beautiful natural setting (from USD 132)

This shepherd’s hut is imported from the United Kingdom and improved with amenities to provide all the comfort necessary for a night in the wild. The traditional hut in Kenya has one bedroom, two beds, and one bathroom, thus giving it the capacity to comfortably sleep up to three guests. Luxury linens, towels, pillows, and toiletries are provided. From the hut and its surroundings, guests will enjoy the beautiful views of the mystical Mt. Kenya, as well as the endless rolling plains of Nanyuki.

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Nanyuki, Nyeri County, Kenya
150.08 km (93.3 mi) from Giraffe Centre
126 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Hut 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very cozy and quaint place to stay with great views of mt kenya
clean sheets clean space kitchen amenities beautiful natural resort-like space
the outside seating is super peaceful (you have a large porch to yourself) and the bedding super cozy
the bathroom was my favorite place to stay :)
the bathroom was eco-friendly and very inviting
Cleanliness:
very clean and nice and cosy
rather small rooms but very clean and fresh
it was sparkling clean and very unique
clean charming highly recommend this place
cabin was amazingly well done clean
Host:
lovely friendly staff and secure area
staff are welcoming and very good at their jobs
helen the caretaker/housekeeper is absolutely marvelous always ready to help
the hosts were very welcoming the stay was very enjoyable
thank you for hosting us and allowing is to extend our stay
Location:
easy to find location
a nice place well located
great location for a cozy getaway
highly highly recommend this location for anyone traveling to nanyuki
good location for mount kenya ol pajeta and nanyuki
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Lewenei Japhet

I am 26, born and raised in Kenya. In the year 2015, I started my journey in the Travel & Tour Industry :- Tour Consultancy and Safari guiding. I established Happy Feet Travel in 2019 and have been operating private and small group tours in Kenya and Tanzania - planning, organizing, guiding and leading the ultimate, unique and exclusive safari to key destinations in East Africa. I have ... Read more

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5. Kili Springs Camp (from USD 69)

This beautiful hut, Kili Springs Camp, is nestled in a lightly wooded forest along a seasonal river bank. The camp is quiet, and with the presence of mature trees, there is a lot of shade that usually attracts lots of birds and other wild animals. Every booking comes with three meals a day, and there is also a tour vehicle, complete with a driver - if you will be willing to pay extra for a safari adventure.

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Kajiado County, Kenya
183.8 km (114.3 mi) from Giraffe Centre
70 reviews   Wifi Available
Hut 16 Beds 16 Guests 6 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
extremely good kitchen thanks to chef geoffrey original maassai guard eric great hosting of benjamin and alice
the food was fantastic and accommodations comfortable
Cleanliness:
the cabins were very clean quiet peaceful space
the tents are kept very clean
the tent was very clean and cosy and had a cute little balcony with chairs
Host:
benjamin and his family and staff are really welcoming and lovely people
very friendly caring helpful and respectful staff
benjamin and supporting staff offered the best possible experiences for our family
the family are kind and very accommodating
very much recommended thank you benjamin and your staff for everything
Location:
great location close to parks
kili springs was a lovely place to stay
we got very close to tim the oldest elephant and love our breakfast in the bush
good location for visiting amboseli
kili springs is a lovely place to be one with nature
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6. Safari hut with a lovely garden (from USD 110)

The hut is set in a lovely garden with beautiful views of Mt. Kenya. It is adjacent to the Holly Hut in Nanyuki, and like most of the luxury huts you will find in the region, it has a lovely private deck ideal for evening relaxation as you watch the day come to an end. It is unique, warm and charming, with all the amenities you will need for a comfortable stay, including a fully equipped kitchenette for fixing quick meals. Since it is set right at the heart of a beautiful garden, you will feel completely immersed in nature with every passing minute of your stay.

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Nanyuki, Laikipia County, Kenya
149.96 km (93.2 mi) from Giraffe Centre
50 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Hut 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is idyllic quaint and comfortable
the facilities were clean and it is very peaceful with a good view of the mountain
Host:
staff on site were all really friendly and helpful
Location:
the cottage is located close to the highway but was still very peaceful and quiet
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7. Gorgeous traditional English-style hut (from USD 110)

It is designed and built using the old English Shepherd’s hut designs. Though small, the planning is optimal to ensure that none of the vital essentials are left out. Inside the hut, you will find a single bed and a double bed, a spacious bathroom, and a large wooden deck. With the two beds, the hut can comfortably sleep up to three guests per night. Other than the amenities of comfort and convenience, the hut is set in a location with incredible views of the plains and Mt. Kenya in the near horizon. Spending a night in the hut feels like spending a night in the traditional English shepherd tents.

Stayed at this property?
Kenya
150.05 km (93.3 mi) from Giraffe Centre
43 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Hut 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Host:
the staff is awesome
beautiful place with super helpful staff
Location:
great place to get away
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8. Log cabin near Lake Elementaita

This is an eco-friendly log cabin featuring red cedar decks with breathtaking views of Lake Elementaita. The cabin features one bedroom, a furnished terrace, a modern walk-in shower, and well-manicured gardens with mature trees and flowers. The cabin also has a full kitchen for guests to prepare meals and a live-in caretaker who can help with small errands during your stay. If you are a couple in love with nature, then you should strive to spend a weekend in this cabin.

Stayed at this property?
Kenya
116.44 km (72.4 mi) from Giraffe Centre
11 reviews  
Hut 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Location:
june’s place is a cute little cabin nested in a beautiful green space steps away from lake elementaita
lovely place to get away from nairobi
shadrack the caretaker was very friendly and helpful and even led us on a walk around the area
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9. Beautiful hut on the shores of Lake Naivasha

How would it feel to wake up to the soothing sounds of the birds, and upon opening the curtains, you are greeted by the beautiful views of kudus grazing in the compound? Well, this is the kind of experience that awaits you when you choose to spend your nights in this gorgeous hut on the shores of Lake Naivasha, Kenya. The hut is round-shaped, with one bed and one bath, hence, ideal for two guests. The location of the hut is in a natural, beautiful lakefront, though it is in proximity to a shopping center where you can get all the basic items for a comfortable stay.

Stayed at this property?
Naivasha, Nakuru County, Kenya
75.47 km (46.9 mi) from Giraffe Centre
25 reviews  
Hut 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it’s an idyllic quite place where you can relax on the cozy veranda
beautiful and the breakfast was amazing
Cleanliness:
but it was clean and peaceful
the place is very clean quiet and serene right at the lake front
the place was quiet and peaceful and super clean
Host:
a great host and a lovely home
joseph was kind and gave great advice
joseph is an amazing host
joseph the host was really helpful and went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable
joseph is an amazing host
Location:
it is a great location
the location is also nice about 15-20 mins walking to the hell's gate
a really nice get away for people looking for a quiet environment close to this special park
it is set in a lovely garden so is quiet and secure
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Enjoy an authentic hut experience in Kenya

Don’t be like the majority who will go on safaris, then retreat to a modern hotel or cottage. Try out the huts and homes in Kenya for a unique experience. You get all the comfort and convenience you need without leaving the wild. Read the above recommendations on the best huts in Kenya for more insights.

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