Feynan Eco-lodge

South Western edge of Dana Biosphere Reserve, off the Dead Sea Highway, next to Qurayqira (Qurayqura / Greigra) village , Kenya

In a valley on the edge of the Dana Nature Reserve, the stone-built eco-lodge blends with the surrounding rock-strewn hills. Given the stark landscape and bumpy approach, you might be sceptical but hesitations will be erased as you're welcomed by the staff of local Bedouins, for whom hospitality is second nature. Solar power runs the generator for electricity in the kitchen and bathrooms but otherwise the lodge is lit throughout with locally made candles in well-placed, mirrored sconces. Rooms and common areas—including a library with a fireplace and a hammock-strung nook—are spare but have thoughtful and elegant touches like luxe bedding. Sign up for a hike during the day, visit with local Bedouins, and at night lie out on the rooftop terrace for some serious star gazing. The whole property has an ethereal romanticism about it. Breakfast is included.

PROS

  • excellent food (you won't even notice that it's all vegetarian)
  • warm hospitality
  • peace and quiet
  • back to nature experience without roughing it

CONS

  • credit card machine doesn't always work so be prepared to pay in cash
  • complicated to get here and need to arrange transportation from the Reception center (do not follow signs to the Dana Visitor Center)

QUICK FACTS

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -962 6 4645580 | -962 78 7777260-(reception)

HOTEL DETAILS

26 rooms
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted

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