Many people prefer the city for corporate meetings and conferences. This is because of the proximity but you have never just had a perfect out of town conference taste, especially in a bush setting.
Below is a list of the best places for bush conferences in Kenya.
1. Fairmont Mara Safari Club
Surrounded by the breathtaking Mara River, and on the edge of the world’s Seventh “New” Wonder of the World – the Maasai Mara – Fairmont Mara Safari Club is the epitome of tented luxury.
It has 119 square metres of meeting space at the conference tent which is fully equipped with audiovisual equipment and wifi connectivity. This is an exotic destination with spectacular views of wildlife from the hilltop.
2. Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort
The Great Rift Valley Lodge enjoys one of humankind’s oldest views of the great Rift valley. It is just one hour and a half drive from Nairobi.
The lodge sits at about 7000 feet, an elevation which serves magnificent views of the Rift Valley. It has some of the best conferencing facilities around Naivasha.
3. Sarova Mara Game Camp
Sarova Mara Game Camp is well-positioned to capture the true spirit of East Africa like a safari in Kenya’s richest game reserve, the Maasai Mara. This place is well suited for meetings and events with extensive facilities and a wide array of dining options including bush dining.
The Olchani Conference Room, can accommodate up to 80 persons in a theatre style set up and is fully equipped with all requisite meeting equipment like audiovisual, LCD projector, large screen, mikes AV equipment, etc. It can accommodate 40 persons in a board room set up and 60 persons in a classroom set up and also has a fully equipped business centre for secretarial services.
4. Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort
Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort is set in one hundred and fifty acres of grassland studded with Acacia bushes and trees. It has 4 individual conference areas housed in two separate complexes. Their conference rooms can seat between 24 and 120 delegates theatre style, and each has its own breakaway area where morning and afternoon tea and cakes are served.5. Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge
Set against the magnificent backdrop of Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, the luxurious Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge enjoys a uniquely privileged position at the heart of this world-famous national park. It has its own dedicated and unique conference venue, which is located immediately adjacent to the reception area with basically all the conferencing facilities one can want.
6. Naivasha Kongoni Lodge
Naivasha Kongoni Lodge offers guests the ultimate in personal comfort, luxury and innovative business and leisure facilities. Naivasha Kongoni Lodge has a fully-fledged conferencing facility with five meeting rooms, an executive boardroom, one main hall and three breakaway rooms including all the required conferencing facilities.
7. Kiboko Luxury Camp Naivasha
Kiboko Luxury Camp Naivasha is a Tented Camp located on the shores of Lake Naivasha and close to Hell’s Gate National Park. It is a two hours drive from Nairobi and has 8 conferencing tents which can accommodate from 8 -400 people combined.
8. Ashnil Samburu Camp
This Camp is located within the Buffalo Springs Game Reserve and it offers a view of the Ewaso Nyiro River and serves different types of menus i.e oriental, traditional and international cuisines. Ashnil Hotels has embraced the idea by putting in place conference facilities in all the three lodges and camps to compliment professionals whose line of duty demands conferencing events. 9. The Sleeping Warrior Soysambu
The Sleeping Warrior safari destination is found in the Soysambu Conservancy, Elementaita. It has 4 accommodation rooms for conferencing which can 5-30 people
10. Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge
Located on a range of hills that form the western limits of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, the Lake Nakuru Sopa lodge offers spectacular views over the vastness of Africa. The lodge also overlooks Lake Nakuru and its surrounding National Park. There are 60 rooms and 4 of these offer conferencing space which accommodates up to 60 people