Kenya Holiday Spots for the Rich and Famous

Article by Maureen Kasuku
Posted: September 01, 2021  

Kenya is a favorite holiday destination for people from all over the world. The rich and famous AKA celebrities have vacationed in Kenya and it’s not hard to see why. Our country offers aesthetics and good vibes like no other place can. Here are some top holiday spots international celebrities love in Kenya. Perhaps you could check them out someday if you have change to spare:


Treetops Lodge in Aberdare National Park

On her Maiden trip to Kenya, Queen Elizabeth, (then princess Elizabeth) was hosted at  the Treetops Lodge in Aberdare National Park. Her dad, King George VI, passed away during this time making her Queen. Treetops is a Mecca for British royalists who flock to the lodge on the anniversary of the Queen’s coronation. 

Alfajiri Villas in Ukunda

A South Coast favorite, Alfajiri villas in Ukunda Diani have a view to die for and the interior design has been featured in a couple of magazines. Back in 2005, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie spent a week here. Rowan Atkinson has also been a guest of Alfajiri Villas.

Rutundu Log Cabins-Mount Kenya

Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton at the Rutundu Log Cabins on the slopes of Mount Kenya. Since then, it’s become a top honeymoon destination.

Sanctuary Olonana

Multi-billionaire Bill Gates holidayed at this lux safari glamping lodge set on a private stretch of the Mara River in the heart of Kenya’s most famous game reserve during the wildebeest migration some years ago and since then, securing a spot here has become elusive for many.


Kenya’s Tourism ambassador Naomi Campbell has an idyllic villa in Malindi that was featured in Architectural Digest. Her rich and famous friends from Italy including football coaches and (In)famous billionaires frequent Malindi. 

About the author

Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life


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