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.
“Great services, views and amazing food”
I really loved my stay at the Hemingways Watamu. The service accorded to us was impeccable. The staff is very warm and friendly. They go out of their way to make you feel welcome. The hotel standards are also great and I enjoyed using their facilities I also got to experience the humpback whale migration while at the Hemingways. Their activities list is a must do if you want to experience all that Watamu has to offer. Stephanie, the head chef was really warm. The food, I must repeat was fantastic. Best sea food meals I ever had.
Everything was great, super! From the reception, to the room, the food, the view, the activities, the cocktails at the bar. All the staff top it up with their awesomeness! And oh, all the rooms have the ocean view, this is breathtaking. A wonderful place I would recommend for everyone. I would definitely visit again. Thank you for making my stay memorable!
“Home away from home”
The room was spacious with a beautiful garden view. The food was outstanding as well as the service. I was ill during part of our stay and the staff showed genuine concern by offering to bring in a physician and checking on me periodically.
This place is charming and extremely friendly. The accommodations are fabulous the views are spectacular and the sounds at night mind blowing..Truly a place to visit. The staff are kind and friendly and make you extremely welcome. The tents are so homey. The three meals a day are creative and fresh very healthy and dinners with friends at night are lovely. I loved the staff. They were always smiling and willing to accommodate. The guides went above and beyond. Thank you for making us memories we will never forget.
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