Kipeleo is a five-bedroom private safari house overlooking the Maasai Mara in Kenya.

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Kipeleo is accessed through a secret door built into the edge of Kileleoni Hill and overlooks the vast plains below. On a remote and private hilltop in Kenya’s Northern Mara Conservancies, Kipeleo has just five bedroom suites and is only available for exclusive-use hire. It has been crafted to blend effortlessly into its surroundings; its design takes cues from the natural world, with walls that echo the textured skin of elephants and living grass roofs that meld into the landscape. This exclusive retreat is more than a luxury destination; it is a beacon of commitment to restoring wildlife habitats, enhancing community livelihoods, and delivering unparalleled guest experiences. The retreat offers a phenomenal view over the Maasai Mara area and the setting sun, a wellness spa overlooking a watering hole, Big 5 game drives, walking safaris, and a photography hide, all designed to deepen the connection with nature.

Added Benefits

Everything is included, so it’s impossible to value-add. Maybe a bottle of champagne in their room.


Northern Mara Conservancies

Distance from Airport

A few. Nairobi has the closest airport. Then private charters into Naretoi airstrip or scheduled flights to Ngerende airstrip, Maasai Mara.

Months to avoid

Open year-round. Sometimes it rains in November, March, and April.

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Child friendly

Yes, both a gym and a wellness spa with a sauna, cold plunge, rain showers, and treatment rooms. Plus, a hair and beauty room. Safari activities with our trained guides and activity managers. Bush walks, stargazing, movie night, pool table, ancient traditional Bau game.

Food and Drink

A private chef who can work with you to create menus that suit you or surprise you with their own superb creations.

Private fine dining in picturesque locations, outside and indoors.

Meals are available on request in guest suites.

Tailor-made wine tastings and a fully stocked cellar with award-winning wines.

Expansive living spaces, a kitchen, and various fully stocked ‘bar-delis’ with freshly made delicacies all day.

Our wine cellar is stocked with premium wines, and our kitchens use fresh, delicious, and healthy locally sourced ingredients, using varying flavours and cooking techniques.

A team of talented private chefs is using our best sustainable practices.

Boma has a pizza oven for outdoor dining with children.

Don’t miss a traditional Kenyan cocktail called a Dawa (the Swahili word for medicine!)


Indulge in a world of refined luxury at Kipeleo, complementing the beauty and tranquility of the wide open views and the spirit of the ancient hillside.

This is the ultimate escape, a place to restore equilibrium and peace to the body, mind, and soul.

Relax by the sparkling infinity pool, suspended over the steep edge of Kileleoni, savouring the panoramic views that unfold before you. Rejuvenate your senses in the hot tub, enjoy the fully equipped gym, or immerse yourself in a tranquil spa experience.

Our dedicated team, including our chef, private guide, butler, and wellness expert, is committed to ensuring your utmost comfort and wellbeing.

Local Area

Explore Kenya

In southwest Kenya, on the edge of Ol Chorro and Enonkishu Conservancies, at 7,200 feet, stands the highest quartz mountain in the Maasai Mara.

Kipeleo offers an incredible opportunity to experience this vast wilderness of the Northern Mara.

With a landscape that combines grassy, gentle slopes, dramatic rock faces, and cliffside forests, the area is home to a huge variety of iconic African animals. Aside from soaking up the incredible spaces and breathtaking views from the villa, our guests have many activities to enjoy, including game driving across the vast plains below, encountering the remarkable Big 5 wildlife of the Maasai Mara, getting up close and personal with orphaned, rescued rhinos, taking to the skies and exploring the Loita forests by helicopter, or walking along the ridge with 360 views across the landscape.


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If you would like to book your next holiday or are looking for inspiration please to get in touch with our team. We look forward to booking your next escape!
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