About the Karibu Kenya Booking Service

Karibu Kenya is a collaboration pairing the renowned content of Karibu Kenya Accommodation Guide with the experience and capability of Gamewatchers Safaris, a Kenya-based accredited tour operator. Let our combined expertise help you design your ideal Kenyan holiday and create for you the experience of a lifetime.

Karibu Kenya Accommodation Guide has detailed information on places to stay all over Kenya, from the budget to the boutique. The selected bandas, houses, resorts, lodges and safari camps were handpicked by Tamara Britten, who spent two years driving around the country seeking out luxurious, remote, historical and downright quirky places to stay. The guidebook is endorsed by the Kenya Tourism Board, the Kenya Tourism Federation and the Kenya Professional Safari Guide Association.

Gamewatchers Safaris, under the attentive management of Jake Grieves-Cook, has over 25 years’ experience of providing specialised and personally designed holidays to Kenyans and visitors alike. Recognised as Kenya’s Tour Operator of the Year in the 2013 Ecotourism Awards, and named Kenya’s Leading Tented Safari Camp in the 2013 and 2014 World Travel Awards, Gamewatchers Safaris is one of Kenya’s leading safari operators.

Browse through our accommodation suggestions, then compile your shortlist and send it to us. One of our knowledgeable travel consultants will respond to you personally, discuss your accommodation preferences with you, give you their current rates and availability and inform you about the relevant flights, transfers and activities. We will then help you design your holiday and book the entire package for you.

We Excel At

Gamewatchers Safaris has a distinguished record of providing customised tours and safaris across Kenya. We can arrange every flight, airport transfer and hotel booking from your arrival in Kenya to your departure, or we can simply plan a safari or expedition for you during your stay. Our experienced safari guides, who are accredited by the Kenya Professional Safari Guide Association, can help you experience Kenya’s magic like no one else.

Karibu Kenya Accommodation Guide contains comprehensive information about over 850 accommodation facilities of all budgets in all regions of Kenya. Gamewatchers Safaris has over 25 years’ experience of booking holidays in Kenya. Together, Karibu Kenya Accommodation Guide and Gamewatchers Safaris can organise accommodation of any budget, anywhere in Kenya. Whether you want to book a safari for a family of four, a beach holiday with a group of friends, or a conference with 60 participants, we can help you find the most affordable options in the most exciting locations.

Flights are a core part of our business and we have strong relationships with all the domestic carriers. Whether you need a single domestic flight or a series of flights, transfers and connections around the region, we can make it happen. When you have sent us your shortlist of accommodation facilities, we will reply to you with information about the current rates and availability of the accommodation, and details of all relevant flights and transfers. After consultation with you, we will put your holiday together seamlessly, and present it to you in one easy-to-understand quote.

Gamewatchers Safaris is based on the principles of ecotourism. Managing Director Jake Grieves-Cook, a Kenyan citizen, has spent the better park of his long career in Africa working with local communities and supporting the drive to conserve Kenya’s ecosystem and wildlife. He initiated the concept of conservancies, which has substantially extended the wildlife areas of Kenya to the benefit of both the wildlife and the local communities.

How to use this website

1. Search

Keyword Search

Click on the search icon at the top right of your screen, and enter your criteria, eg children, eco, game drives or swimming pool. The website will display only the accommodation facilities that offer what you want.

Refine Your Search

On the Accommodation page, choose from the options on the left side of your screen. You can click as many options as you wish. The criteria you have chosen will be listed at the top left of the screen and the website will display only the accommodation facilities that offer every criteria you want.

  • Safari
  • Adventure Sports
  • Water Sports
  • Dining
  • Price Bracket
  • Region
Karibu Kenya Accommodation Filters
2. Shortlist

About Shortlists

Shortlists are just that: a list of places you’re interested in. By adding an accommodation facility to a shortlist, you are not making a booking, nor are you committing to making a booking in the future. By sending us a shortlist, you’re simply asking for more information about the places on your list and we will get back to you with more information about the places you’ve listed, as well as their current rates and any special offers they may have.

Adding To Your Shortlist

Click on as many accommodation facilities as you wish, look at the pictures and read the information we have provided. When you see a place about which you’d like more information or a quote, click ‘add to list’ on the right of the screen. Add as many as you like.

Viewing Your Shortlist

Click ‘Your Shortlists’ at the top right of every screen and the website will display your shortlist.

Add To Your Shortlist

Karibu Kenya - Creating A Shortlist
3. Request a Quote

Send Us Your Shortlist

Click ‘Your Shortlists’ at the top right of your screen. The list of your chosen accommodation facilities will appear. If you’re happy with your selection, click ‘send us your shortlist’ at the foot of the list.

Reservation Request Form

When you’ve submitted your shortlist, a brief form will appear on the screen. Complete the required fields, check the ‘terms and conditions’ box, and click ‘Submit Reservation Request’ at the bottom of the screen. You will receive a confirmation email with a Request ID in the subject line. One of our knowledgeable travel consultants will respond to you shortly. Please note that since many of Kenya’s tourism facilities are offline, it could take us up to 48 hours to respond to your request.

Send Your Shortlist

Karibu Kenya - Sending Us A Shortlist