Mt Kenya Safari Club

Top choice hotel in Nanyuki

This is the kind of place that makes you want to grow a moustache, kick back and smoke a pipe. The rooms have a luxurious, classic look to them and are decorated to a sumptuous standard, all with their own open fires and exquisite bathrooms. The whole shebang overlooks the Mt Kenya Wildlife Conservancy.

There are more facilities here than you can shake a Maasai throwing-stick at (including a heated pool, clay tennis court, topiary maze, wedding chapel and art gallery). Keep an eye on its website as special rates are sometimes promoted there.