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5 Most Expensive Hotels in East Africa

Written by See Africa Today

The hospitality industry in East Africa has developed over the years. The region has some world-class hotels which employ unique tactics to remain among the best in Africa. The most expensive hotels in East Africa provide the best services to their clients.

Some of the services provided by the most expensive hotels in East Africa are horseback riding, bar, gym, game drives, spa, fishing, hot tubs, diving, and free WiFi. Some of the hotels have penthouse-style Presidential Suites and 43 Junior Suites.

Security, a key factor when booking a hotel room, is guaranteed in these expensive hotels. Hee are the top five most expensive hotels in East Africa

1. Mahali Mzuri

Catch Mara's Great Migration Realtime via video in luxurious Mahali Mzuri

Mahali Mzuri. [Photo by Virgin Limited Edition]

Mahali Mzuri is a Swahili word meaning ‘beautiful place’. It is one of the most expensive hotels in the black continent and the most expensive hotel in East Africa. The cost of one night at Mahali Mzuri hotel goes up to $2,158 per person.

Mahali Mzuri is a 12-tented luxury safari camp covering 13,500 hectares in the Kenyan bush owned by Sir Richard Branson.

Mahali Mzuri is located in the private Olare Motorogi Conservancy in the wider Maasai Mara ecosystem. The hotel offers a front-row seat to the migration of wild beasts and abundant wildlife in the Maasai Mara reserve.

Mahali Mzuri guarantees the safety of their guests.

2. Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp

Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp is located in the Mara North Conservancy, the heart of the Maasai Mara ecosystem. It is one of the most expensive hotels in East Africa. The price of one night at Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp goes up to $1,379.

The camp’s remote location allows the guests to enjoy the stars shining bright at night. Visitors to the hotel enjoy the view of lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes and buffaloes. The camp also offers a spectacular view of the wildebeests’ migration.

3. Four Seasons Safari Lodge

The Four Seasons Safari Lodge in Tanzania is one of the most expensive hotels in East Africa. It costs roughly $1,246 per night at the hotel.

The lodge is located in one of the most celebrated tourist destinations in East Africa, the Serengeti National Park.

Four Seasons Safari Lodge offers facilities such as a spa, fitness centre, comfortable lounge and a vast restaurant serving international cuisine. The lodge is next to an animal watering hole, allowing you to see different animals, such as the elephants drinking water.

4. Governor’s Camp

Spending a night at the Governor’s Camp costs over $1,121. Aris and Romi Grammaticas established the Governor’s Camp more than 50 years ago.

The camp is located in the forest along the winding banks of the River Mara. Governor’s Camp is in the heart of Maasai Mara National Reserve.

The camp occupies the best wildlife viewing location in the Maasai Mara Reserves. The Mara River has crocodiles and hippos, which excites tourists. It is also a perfect destination for anyone who wants to see the Big Five.

Eco-Tourism Kenya awarded the Governor’s Camp Silver Eco Rating.

5. Trackers Safari Lodge 

Trackers Safari Lodge. Photo/coraltreetravel.com

Trackers Safari Lodge is situated in the Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. The lodge is one of the most expensive hotels in East Africa. A single night at Trackers Safari Lodge costs up to $1,109.

The main activity that tourists visiting Trackers Safari Lodge enjoy is gorilla trekking. Other activities include nature walks, village walks and hikes.

Trackers Safari Lodge offers services such as an outdoor fireplace, swimming pool, free WiFi and craft shops.

What is the Most Luxurious Place in Africa?

The One Above in Cape Town, South Africa, is the most luxurious place in Africa. The One Above is a very exclusive holiday apartment offering some of the best views in Cape Town.

You can see many terraces, Table Mountain, yacht marina and Robben Island at the hotel. The One Above is filled with original art by top South African artists.

Which is the Most Expensive Hotel in the World?

The Lover’s Deep Luxury Submarine is the most expensive hotel in the world. One night at the Lover’s Deep costs $150,000.

The hotel, located in St Lucia, is unlike ordinary hotels as it requires you to go underwater in a submarine.

Lover’s Deep Luxury Submarine Hotel offers 5-star accommodation beneath the waves. You are also provided with your captain, butler and a private chef.

How Much is the Most Expensive Hotel for One Night?

The most expensive hotel in the world costs $150,000 per night. The hotel, which is Lover’s Deep Luxury Submarine charges up to $175,000 per night during the peak season.

What are 5 Stars in a Hotel?

Five stars rating means that the hotel provides flawless guest services in a state-of-the-art facility. Hotels with 5-star ratings provide premium dining options and high-end luxury toiletries for the guests.

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