Our three iconic properties – Hemingways Nairobi, Ol Seki Hemingways Mara and Hemingways Watamu – built on decades of experience in tailored travel, will make you feel at home in the myriad landscapes of this diverse country. From the glowing amber sunsets of the Maasai Mara to the azure horizon of the Watamu coastline, we will host you with the effortless refinement for which Hemingways is renowned.
If that’s not enough, we invite you to witness the sun set Ngong Hills ablaze every evening from the balcony of your suite at Hemingways Nairobi, our boutique city hotel, enveloped in the sanctuary of Karen. Relax in our spas, indulge in our cuisine, enjoy the very best of Kenyan hospitality and service and ultimately explore the quintessential experience of Africa.
Kenya lies on the equator and has a very pleasant tropical climate; the weather is warm throughout the year with no summers or winters.
There are two rainy seasons, the longer rains in late April, May and early June and the short rains for a few weeks in November and December.
There is a relatively cool season from late June to August whilst January and September are the warmest months. Daytime temperatures average between 20°C/68°F and 28°C/82°F, but it is warmer at the coast. The coast is hot and humid all year round but the heat is pleasant and tempered by the monsoon breezes.
The Big 5, the Great Migration, a beautiful diversity of landscapes, wildlife conservation, fascinating cultures, 45 national parks, white sandy beaches, highlands and mountain ranges, the incredible kindness and hospitality of the Kenyan people. The list of attractions is endless and anyone who has had the pleasure of visiting this remarkable country will attest to the extraordinary experiences to be had in magical Kenya. It really is the holiday of a lifetime.
Kenya is a multi-ethnic country comprised of more than 70 ethnic groups, each with its own language, that range from the Maasai, Samburu, Kikuyu and Turkana tribes to the Arabs and Indians that settled on the coast and the descendants of the first white settlers in and around Nairobi and the Kenya highlands.
The official languages are English and Swahili, the mainstream religion is Christianity and the currency is the Kenya Shilling.
“Oasis in the Suburbs”
The greeting at Hemingways sets the tone for our stay! There are about 6 people lined up to welcome us into their beautiful hotel. All smiles and welcoming hand shakes! It made us feel we were houseguests as opposed to hotel guests. The lobby is stunning with a central flower arrangement worthy of any five star hotel! We arrived late and had asked to be served a dinner for our party of 12. The catch phrase at both Hemingways that we visited (one in the Mara) was “no problem”!
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“Beautiful and Romantic”
The hotel’s interior is breathtaking. The staff are professional, friendly and welcoming. I was surprised to find classic hotel tacked in the suburbs of Nairobi. The water fountain is magical and it creates a romantic ambience.
“An extraordinary place to see wildlife.”
This is a luxurious camp in an outstanding setting overlooking plains teeming with wildlife.The staff at the camp are friendly, and very attentive. The meals were prepared with care and were delicious.The highlight of the trip was undoubtedly the drives with the dream team of David the driver, and Rapheal our Masai wildlife spotter.
“Holiday of a lifetime”
My husband and I stayed at Ol Seki for the first few days of our belated honeymoon. We regretted massively having started with this part of the holiday, as anything that came next was always going to disappoint. The whole team at Ol Seki made our stay so special and so unique.
“A Beautiful Memory”
A special occasion before we left Kenya was luncheon at Hemingways Nairobi in mid-December 2016. For several beautiful hours, my daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed the elegant surroundings and delicious lunch on the terrace, as our family gave us a magnificent treat.
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“Serene place with beautiful rooms”
The rooms are breathtaking with a view of the gardens. It’s very quiet so ideal for older people with no young kids.However, the food portions are quite small if you have a hearty appetite. Nonetheless a very lovely hotel with great ambience and I would visit again.
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