Kenyan Hotels Where Billionaires & International Celebrities Vacation in Secret

Almanary luxury villa in Diani Beach
  • Kenyan hotels have served as hosts to elite international celebrities during the tour within the country either for official or leisure purposes. 

    Some celebrities tend to withhold information regarding their stay in a certain country for security concerns. This is mostly witnessed in the case of public figures such as former US President Barrack Obama during his visit in 2015 where not much came to light about his night stay – until after he left. 

    However, in most cases, hotels that do host celebrities get an allure and are perceived to be in the upper echelon of the industry. takes a look at these exquisite hotels where international celebrities spend big bucks during their stay. 

    Almanara Resort

    Almanary luxury villa in Diani Beach

    Located in Diani Beach, Kwale County, the resort has served as host to some of the wealthiest politicians, business people and celebrities who often book their stay for vacations. 

    In July 2010, then Real Madrid Coach Jose Mourinho (current Roma boss) spent three weeks at the resort with his family.

    Further, reports indicated that President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto retreated to the facility to unwind after they had won the 2013 General Election. 

    The resort boasts of a private haven, six villas and a sizeable presidential suit. The villas consist of state-of-the-art furniture, open-plan dining and three ensuite double bedrooms.

    The cost of hiring a single villa range from Ksh45,000 to Ksh75,000. 

    Ol Jogi Wildlife Conservancy 

    Ol Jogi Wildlife Conservancy in Nanyuki.
    Ol Jogi Wildlife Conservancy in Nanyuki..

    Situated in Nanyuki, Laikipia County, the 60,000-acre ranch offers a one of a kind experience with visitors interacting with wildlife within the expansive ranch. 

    The exclusive ranch has satellite cottages that accommodate a maximum of 14 guests. 

    According to a message shared on the ranch’s website, the lavish place is dedicated to the preservation of endangered species. 

    Ol Jogi serves host to wealthy personalities and influential people who have to part with Ksh4.5 million for one night and have the entire ranch to themselves. 

    Billionaire Resort

    Billionaire resort in Malindi
    Billionaire resort in Malindi
    Billionaires website

    The lavish resort, situated in Malindi town, prides itself on being one of the most exclusive resorts along the coast that offers a high-end experience for its customers. 

    The resort has attracted prestigious names including Kenya’s Tourism ambassador Naomi Campbell, American private equity real estate investor Tom Barack, French motorsport executive Jean Todt, former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi as well as Italian billionaire and co-founder of the Benetton group Luciano Benetton.

    Owned by former Formula One sensation, Flavio Briatore, the facility boasts of a private beach, elegant restaurants, swimming pools, spa as well as Kaliffa ( open boat used to navigate inside the coral reef). 

    A night in one of the villas costs an average of Ksh36,336 depending on the season. 

    Hemingways Hotel

    The view from inside the Hemmingways hotel, Nairobi
    The view from inside the Hemmingways Hotel, Nairobi

    Grammy Award winning American singer, songwriter and actress Ashanti surprised her fans when she posted photos of her stay while in Kenya. The singer was pictured at Hemingways Hotel in Nairobi enjoying a delicacy coconut curry snapper. 

    The exclusive hotel consists of an all-suite property that provides full butler service, a gourmet restaurant as well as a bar.

    The hotel also boasts of a terrace that overlooks the Ngong hills. Room prices start at Ksh38,600 per night, according to TripAdvisor. 

    English point Marina Hotel

    English Point Marina Hotel situated in Mombasa County
    English Point Marina Hotel situated in Mombasa County

    Situated in Mombasa, the hotel brings a modern international development that offers a luxurious experience.

    The amenities include a boutique hotel with rooms and suites, conference facilities, a luxury spa and well-equipped gym, a boardwalk with waterfront restaurants, an infinity swimming pool and a pool bar.

    The hotel also consists of an inner and outer pier venue ideal for events including cocktail parties and weddings.

    The hotel served host to American singer-songwriter and producer Chris Brown during his maiden trip to Kenya in 2016.

    Nairobi Crowne Plaza hotel

    The Crowne Plaza in Nairobi
    The Crowne Plaza in Nairobi

    The grand hotel sits at the heart of Upper Hill, Nairobi County and offers a luxurious experience aimed at providing a 5-star experience. 

    The hotel boasts 206 plush guestrooms with complimentary high-speed internet to allow their guests to stay connected. From fine dining restaurants, swimming pools, ballrooms to a fully-equipped fitness centre, the hotel spares no expense in giving their customer a memorable experience. 

    The hotel served as host to Nigerian musician Wizkid who stayed at the hotel during his visit in 2014.  One night at the hotel costs around Ksh13,359 for visitors.