We are proud to announce the launch of Hemingways Collection as one of Kenya’s most iconic tourism brands expands to deliver a spectacular hotel portfolio. Hemingways Collection is built upon decades of success in luxury tourism, offering service levels which will exceed expectations and a standard of cuisine that will both excite and fulfill even the most discerning traveler.
Established for over 20 years, Hemingways Watamu is a luxury hotel located on one of Kenya’s finest beaches. Hemingways Watamu has 39 airy hotel rooms and 21 spacious, one, two and four-bedroom residences, all overlooking the stunning Watamu beach and the renowned Watamu Marine Park, north of Mombasa. Long setting the standard for leading hotels on Kenya’s coastline, the ambience of the hotel is relaxed sophistication, with the friendliness of a privately owned hotel coupled with the facilities and standards of an international hotel.
Set on a rocky promontory, overlooking the Isupukiai River Valley, our luxury Ol Seki Hemingways Mara camp enjoys panoramic views in a stunning wilderness area teeming with game on the eastern Naboisho Conservancy north of the Mara Reserve. The area provides a rare opportunity to enjoy wildlife viewing, in a pristine setting away from mass tourism. The camp is beautifully designed with six light and roomy ensuite luxury double tents plus a couple of two bedroom luxury suited tents.
Hemingways Nairobi, is an elegant boutique hotel situated in Nairobi’s Karen residential area with magnificent views of the nearby Ngong Hills. Sensitively designed for the discerning traveller, Hemingways Nairobi offers the full facilities expected in a modern luxury boutique hotel. Hemingways Nairobi will offer forty-five luxury suites plus the very best of local and international cuisine.
Where we operate
- Beach Holidays
- Bird Watching
- Safaris - Fixed Camp
- Walking Safaris
- Cultural activities
- Honeymoon safaris
Koyaki Guiding School trains local Masai in the skills of conservation and wildlife management, teaching them how to benefit from tourism opportunities. It also teaches local people why conservation is beneficial to the community as well as showing them how to protect wildlife and its habitat and develop harmony between wildlife and agriculture. Our camping and conservancy fees, along with direct donations to the school, have generated an income for the community. We often host donors and lecturers at Ol Seki for no charge and we’ve contributed to a botanical garden at the school, planted with succulents (water-storing plants). We also support the school by offering work experience to students during their holidays and our guides give them additional advice and practical training as part of their attachment at Ol Seki. The first female graduate of Koyaki Guiding School, Betty Maitai, now works in our team of wildlife guides.
01 July 2020
Hemingways Collection, a luxury boutique hotel chain in Kenya, announced the re-opening of its Hemingways Nairobi and Hemingways Watamu properties from the 24th of June 2020. Hemingways Collection’s Group CEO, Alastair Addison, said the re-opening of both properties came after careful consideration of what it would entail to fully operate both properties while ensuring staff and guests’ health and safety needs are well catered for.Read More
17 May 2019
As the season begins to come to an end and the rains start arriving in the Masai Mara, it’s time for us at Ol Seki Hemingways Mara to take a little break and start our annual maintenance projects. You’ll recall last year we invested significantly in the back of house operations of the camp including installing a new solar power farm to completely remove the camp from grid and electricity power. This has been a huge success and has been extremely well received by our guests. We also built a new kitchen and we are delighted to see the improvement in our cuisine which has resulted from the improved kitchen facility. This year we’re looking at the front of house and the guest experience and to that end, we’re extremely excited to publicise, for the first time, some detailed information about our new pool which we have been promising.Read More
15 May 2019
The Hemingways Collection is delighted to announce that Hemingways Nairobi, the group’s luxury hotel in the Karen district of Nairobi, is now a member of the highly exclusive Virtuoso network. With more than 20,000 travel advisors from over 350 agencies and 1,800 travel companies in its ranks, Virtuoso is renowned to be the most prestigious and established travel network in the world.Read More
24 April 2013
We are delighted to announce that Hemingways Nairobi is now open. The 45 suite boutique property is strategically located within the pristine Karen suburbs, on 10 acres of tastefully manicured gardens with a magnificent view of the Ngong hills. The luxurious 5 star boutique hotel is the culmination of nearly two years of intense construction work that has seen the chain of hotels leave no detail to chance in terms of architectural design, local and contempora…Read More