LAKE NAIVASHA LODGES

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CHUI LODGE, NAIVASHA

Above the shores of Lake Naivasha set in a private 18,000 acre wildlife conservancy Chui Lodge, Kenya’s safari luxury lodge, is a veritable oasis in the dry escarpment country of the Rift Valley. Chui Lodge is built from simple bush stone, local Acacia, Olive and Leleshwa woods with a twisted marula roof. There are 8 en suite individual and well-spaced luxurious cottages each with its own veranda and views of the Rift Valley escarpment and the Sanctuary. The bedrooms have magnificent four poster king size olive wood beds, roaring log fires, artistically decorated artwork and hand crafted furniture made in our onsite workshop. The dining room, lounge and bar area feature pillars and mural with intricate African carvings, African antiques and ochre colored walls creating the feel of an artist's gallery.

A short walk from the main building and cottages is a heated swimming pool with views across the waterhole and the conservancy beyond. Catering features an array of international cuisine with many ingredients being sourced locally including vegetables, fruits and dairy products from our own farm. A tepinyaki hot plate caters for those who would like something different. In their continuing quest for sustainable conservation and sensible environmental management all electricity used at Chui Lodge comes from the geothermal power station at Oserian Flowers.

ELSAMERE, LAKE NAIVASHA

Elsamere House is the former home of the late Joy Adamson who, together with her husband George, world famous for their pioneering conservation work and relationship with the lioness Elsa, as told in her best-selling book and subsequent film, ‘Born Free’. Elsamere Lodge provides accommodation for 15-18 people in cottages set in the gardens around the main house. Adjoining it are the teaching rooms for schoolchildren to come and learn about conservation. Elsamere Lodge has its own jetty and boats. Elsamere house itself is traditional and while it may not be as modern as the alternatives it makes up for this in atmosphere and intimacy. Elsamere Lodge has only a handful of rooms and each has a real African feel. Elsamere lodge or Camp is a haven for lovers of nature. It also sits in a great location, set in Acacia forest on the banks of Lake Naivasha in Kenya’s Rift Valley with views across the lawns to Lake.

Elsamere lodge or Camp is a haven for lovers of nature, set in Acacia forest on the banks of Lake Naivasha in Kenya’s Rift Valley.

HIPPO POINT & DODO'S TOWER, NAIVASHA

Hippo Point is an exclusive private wildlife conservancy sitting on an isthmus between Lake Naivasha and Lake Oloidien, with a near perfect microclimate.  It has over 350 species of birds and an average of 1,200 resident animals roaming the grounds.  It is the perfect place to let go of your busy life. A sophisticated African environment to enjoy nature and have fun, catch up with yourself, enjoy family and friends. 14 colonial boutique rooms are situated in the manor and the whimsical, fairy tale-like Dodo’s tower. Built in the 1930’s, the Manor House features Elizabethan architecture and English gardens. You may choose from eight double bedrooms and one single bedroom in the Manor House, and two sections of the house are perfect for families who desire children-friendly Kenyan travel accommodations. Dodo’s Tower is an eight-story structure that is used as the owners’ second home and is only available to a restricted number of guests. Rated as one of the top wilderness lodgings in the world, the tower features a spiral wooden staircase, rich wood paneling and built-in bookshelves, leather furniture and many other exquisite, yesteryear decorative elements.

You may choose from four double rooms and one single room on the ground floor. The tower sleeps a maximum of nine people, and families and small groups can reserve the entire tower for the most exclusive Lake Naivasha premier holiday possible. From the tower, you see the bay of Lake Oloidien and resident wildlife grazing at the base of the structure. The only word that describes the experience is “magical paradise.”

LAKE NAIVASHA CRESCENT CAMP

Lake Naivasha Crescent Camp is located on the shores of a fresh water lake in Kenya about a 90 minutes leisure drive North West of Nairobi, outside the town of Naivasha along Moi South road. The name derives from the local Maasai name Nai'posha, meaning "rough water" because of the sudden storms which can arise. Lake Naivasha Crescent Camp is constructed using canvas; all tents have en-suit bathrooms with hot and cold running water with flushing toilets. The tents have an ambience and style decorated to give them traditional tent look with all the comforts of a home. Lake Naivasha Crescent Camp has a capacity of 20 luxury tents. The tents have well-furnished wooden floor with adequate space generously created to allow free movement inside and outside at the guests comfort. They blend well and inter mingle with the Yellow/ Green Acacia trees giving the tents a relaxing atmosphere from the calm breeze. The grounds are great for special private functions like weddings and other celebrations.

LAKE NAIVASHA COUNTRY CLUB

Just an hour’s drive from Nairobi, Naivasha is one of the gems in a necklace of Rift Valley lakes. The club dates back to the 1930’s when it was first opened as a staging post for Imperial Airways flying boat service from Durban to Dublin. Since then it has transformed into a sprawling 55-acre property with a variety of accommodations and guest facilities. It features an assortment of comfortable, elegant guest rooms and cottages, all with private bathrooms. It consists of 33 Standard Rooms, 11 Deluxe Rooms, 3 Executive Cottages, 2 Executive Suites, and 1 two-bedroom Presidential Cottage (a hypoallergenic room is also available for guests who require it).Other facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, a dining hall dedicated to serving local fare, and plenty of outdoor and indoor space for events and gatherings.  Guests can make use of the onsite fitness center and enjoy a cocktail in front of the crackling fireplace or the grand bay windows in the residents’ lounge. The Club also organizes activities such as exotic bird watching and boat excursions to the nearby Crescent Island, which is known for its abundant African wildlife.

KIANGAZI HOUSE, NAIVASHA

Kiangazi House, being only 1 ½ hours’ drive away from Nairobi or only 20 minutes away by daily scheduled flight is a perfect place to start, end or rest in the middle of a safari. With panoramic views across the Great Rift Valley and the shimmering waters of Lake Oloidien and Naivasha, it is one of Kenya’s top luxury safari lodges. Built as a sprawling ranch house there are three double and beautifully decorated en suite bedrooms. There are a further 4 luxurious en suite bedrooms detached from the main house, just beyond the swimming pool, with views of either the waterhole and beyond or the lush exotic gardens. Homestead amenities including a lounge, dining room, bar and library are found within the house and guests can also play tennis or relax by the pool. Taking time out to relax and in total comfort surrounded by breathtaking escarpments and dazzling lakes is one of Kiangazi’s many pleasures.

Trained Chefs prepare international cuisine and breakfasts. Appetizing lunches are often taken outside in the lush gardens. Three course lunches and dinners are prepared using a variety of fresh local ingredients and given notice; special dietary requirements can be catered for. With so much space and privacy, time here moves slowly and one can absorb oneself in the African bush without disturbance or bumping into other people.

NAIVASHA KONGONI LODGE

Naivasha Kongoni lodge is located in a private park overlooking Lake Oleidon and Lake Naivasha. It’s beautiful flora and fauna and rolling hills and plains provide a beautiful backdrop. Due to its strategic positioning, in a natural migration route, animals can be spotted peacefully grazing in the evening like the zebra, hartebeest, warthogs and abundant bird species at the Lakes. This private getaway is as rare and impressive as the name after which it is named. Crafted from simple bush stone, local acacia, Leleshwa and Olive woods with a beautiful thatched Makuti roof, the interiors are spacious and beautifully decorated and furnished with rich colors and inviting textures and layers, making Naivasha Kongoni Lodge an idyllic retreat. Naivasha Kongoni Lodge features three executive honeymoon cottages as well as thirteen individual and well-spaced beautifully designed cottages.

Each executive cottage has one bedroom while the deluxe cottage has two bedroom suites with a shared common area, a delightful veranda deck. These suites have an LCD flat panel TV, an indoor Jacuzzi, a private king-sized bed and a spacious lounge and dining room. The on-site restaurant offers a wide range of local and continental dishes. Naivasha Kongoni Lodge has a fully stocked bar which offers a variety of beverages, wines and liquors that guests can enjoy by the large outdoor plunge pool. Guests can enjoy the Safari Bar sundowner cocktail as well as bush breakfast and dinners.

NAIVASHA SAWELA

The Sawela Lodges is a short 90 minute drive from Kenya's capital city Nairobi. With spectacular views of Mt. Longonot and the pearly fresh waters of Lake Naivasha, this quiet lodge in Naivasha Kenya will have you relaxed and rested in no time. Offering luxury accommodation for both local and international guests, the Sawela lodge has become a home away for many discerning guests. From inception, the founders wanted to create a special place removed from the routine and busy happenings of our daily lives.

This Lodge features 18 deluxe rooms and 24 superior rooms with your choice of single or double beds. Each of the rooms features hand knit mats, stunning African art and all-day free Wi-Fi.Each room also has large window lounges that let you enjoy the fresh breeze off the beautiful Lake Naivasha and let plenty of natural light into your room. There is plenty to do here as well. There is an organic Swimming pool for both adults, large lawns for football and other contact sports, Volleyball and Netball pitches, a kid’s play area, Bicycles, Boating, Lawn Racket Ball, a guided nature walk and lastly the Sawela trail, which gives you the opportunity to blow off steam during your stay.

KIBOKO LUXURY CAMP, NAIVASHA

The first Luxury camp, which is situated at the shores of Lake Naivasha with a spectacular view of the Lake with only 8 luxury tents. The Luxury camp is a truly relaxing and fulfilling one stop destination, ideal for romantic honeymoon and enthusiastic travelers alike, Experience rich African Luxury in total decadence. The Luxury Tent has breathtaking views of the Lake and its serene surrounding. Room Amenities include a private deck, iPod docking station, flat screen TV and an espresso machine for your convenience. Kiboko Luxury Camp Naivasha tents are approximately 60 square metres with en suite bathrooms within the sprawling ground of the Lake Naivasha. Kiboko Luxury Camp Naivasha is a Tented Camp located on the shores of Lake Naivasha and close to Hell's Gate National Park.

LOLDIA HOUSE, NAIVASHA

Loldia House is an ideal spot to relax, taste the pleasures of Kenyan country life and explore the Great Rift Valley. There are beautiful views of the dormant volcano, Mount Longonot. Wild animals roam free on the farm and in the evening’s hippo munch quietly by the waterside. Loldia House is only a two hour drive from Nairobi and within easy reach of Nairobi’s International Airport. It is a perfect place from which to begin your exciting safari holiday around Kenya. Loldia House has four rooms in the main house with two separate cottages in the gardens, one has 3 rooms and the other has 2, making a total of 9 twin or double rooms. All the accommodation is in the old colonial English style creating a homely and friendly atmosphere for guests. In the main house, four en-suite double rooms are furnished in the original colonial style. Close by is an original guest cottage surrounded by lush flowers, with a further two en-suite rooms offering panoramic views of the lake, which is ideal for honeymooners.

MALEWA WILDLIFE LODGE, NAIVASHA

The Malewa Wildlife Lodge is located in the 3500 acres of Kigio Wildlife Conservancy, and is sandwiched between Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru National Park near Gilgil town. It seems like a little African village with earthen bandas in roundish shapes with thatched roofs erected amidst a lush yellow fever forest on the banks of the Malewa River. Guests touring Lake Naivasha can stay in one of their 5 cottages built on raised stilts, which carry 6 rooms in all. One of these is a complete family cottage with two floors and two rooms. The other four are single-story, and one of them has been adapted as a special honeymoon suite complete with a bath setup on a secluded patio. You could also choose one of the 4 River Suites with their own patios on the riverfront to accord you beautiful vistas and the opportunity to view more than 250 bird species that are often seen around. One of the river suites is also perfect for romantic, honeymooning couple or anniversary celebrators.

OLERAI HOUSE, NAIVASHA

Olerai House is one of Kenya’s best-kept secrets, a charming and relaxing getaway on the shores of Lake Naivasha, where you can immerse yourself in luxury and comfort in a beautiful farmhouse on a private wildlife sanctuary just two hours by road from Nairobi. The farmhouse is shrouded in bougainvillea and the scent of wildflowers fills the warm air. Wild animals graze beneath soaring acacias, while down by the lake fish eagles swoop in for a kill or cry their haunting call as hippos harrumph close by. It is one of those secret little gems where people in the know go for a romantic weekend, for a break with the family from the stresses of the city, or relax. Spend the day relaxing in the tranquility of the gardens before savoring a delicious three course Italian inspired meal created from organic produce grown on the farm. Fall asleep in a romantic individually decorated room that is constructed from local wood and stone. As a former family home each room of this accommodation in Naivasha is eclectic in its style and decor.

SANCTUARY FARM, NAIVASHA

Sanctuary Farm is a family run dairy & horse stud farm, abundant game situated in Lake Naivasha, 95km from Nairobi. A place where one can be as social or as private as one wants to be. It is a perfect place to ride, walk and cycle in a safe private environment, whilst enjoying the numerous species of wildlife and world class birdlife. Sanctuary Farm's old stable yard has been converted into 10 double rooms each with their own bathroom and verandah nestled in an acacia forest. Five of the rooms are quite small and the other five much more spacious with extra beds for families. The bathrooms, verandah and gardens overlook the farm; all its birdlife and wildlife grazing in the fields beyond, all rooms have Wi-Fi.

The campsite is set in a forest of indigenous yellow fever trees. A very private, natural campsite, where you can camp alone or with the friends and family. The campsite provides four luxury spacious bathrooms each with a hot shower, basin & lavatory. Wood for your campfire can be delivered for a small charge. ‘The Club House' cafe offers exciting healthy fresh food in an old restored polo club house overlooking an old polo ground littered with zebra, wildebeest, giraffe & impala and the lake beyond. There is a fully equipped bar.

LAKE NAIVASHA SOPA

Sanctuary Farm House Guest Home Lake Naivasha is the perfect place to relax, ride, walk and cycle in a safe private environment, whilst enjoying the numerous species of wildlife and world class bird life that are protected on the farm. They have converted a stable yard into ten beautifully and originally designed contemporary rooms. Two small twin rooms with an interconnecting door, three small double bed rooms, three large triple rooms each with a king-size bed and a single bed, two triple rooms each with two queen size beds and a single bed. All of our rooms have their own private bathrooms and verandah overlooking the farm all its birdlife and wildlife grazing nearby. There is a communal sitting room with a fireplace, books and games and wifi.This spacious suite has a traditional living area with an open fireplace, colonial furnishings and a beautiful marble clad bathroom complete with a classic roll top bath to soak away the safari aches. The private old terrace provides a space for romantic dinners or somewhere cool and tranquil to relax.

NAIVASHA SIMBA LODGE

Set in one hundred and fifty acres of grassland studded with Acacia bushes and trees, the resort is not only home to our resident giraffe, waterbuck and both Vervet and Colobus monkeys, but it is also a night stop for the hippos when they leave the lake every night to come and trim the grass on our expansive lawns. The cottages are divided into upstairs rooms which each have a single king size bed and the downstairs ones with two queen size beds, All rooms are spacious, elegantly decorated with views of the well-maintained lawns as well as lavishly appointed bathrooms. Each room in Sopa Lodge Naivasha is fully air conditioned and features a flat screen TV with satellite channels, a hairdryer, a living area and a work desk. Guests may dine indoors at the buffet area where a variety of Continental, Swahili and Mediterranean cuisines are offered. The lodge has an ultra-modern gym, a children's pool and an adult pool flanked by sun beds. Guests can also enjoy boat rides and a relaxing day at the spa. Naivasha Sopa Lodge also has state of art meeting and conferencing facilities for corporate events to cater up to 120 delegates with the expansive gardens ideal for wedding receptions.

THE GREAT RIFT VALLEY LODGE & GOLF RESORT, NAIVASHA

Named Kenya’s Best Golf Hotel and Africa’s Best Golf Hotel in 2016, the Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort is simply one of the best places to stay in the country. Overlooking spectacular mountains, bush land, and the glittering Lake Naivasha, The Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort offers golfers and non-golfers alike some of the choicest views and vacation opportunities in East Africa. The Lodge in Naivasha is also equipped with expansive, state-of-the-art conference facilities, so whether you are planning a vacation, wedding, or other special event, the Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort will exceed your expectations. It offers full-board accommodation (buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner) for guests, boasts 30 spacious en-suite rooms with private balconies, wooden furniture, and fireplaces. The Longonot Twin Villas – overlooking one of Kenya’s volcanic peaks – offer ground-floor rooms as well as two-level Junior Suites with a living room, dining room, and kitchen. These family-friendly rooms also include membership for kids in the Adventurers’ Club, dedicated to providing educational entertainment options for children of all ages. Also offered are full daily laundry and valet services, free Wi-Fi, cable/satellite TV and a 24-hour resident nurse. Not to be missed, the Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort 18-hole championship golf course draws guests from all corners of the globe, while others enjoy the swimming pools, tennis courts, jogging paths and plethora of excursions. There is something extraordinary for everyone.

KIGIO WILDLIFE LODGE

The Kigio Wildlife Lodge is a haven of tranquility located in the Great Rift Valley area of Kigio Wildlife Conservancy, close to Lake Naivasha and Nakuru near Gilgil. Situated on the edge of the Malewa River, this mid-range environmental friendly accommodation comprises of rustic cottages that house 12 suites, a lounge and dining area. The lodge overlooks a high red cliff that is home to a colony of bee-eaters and you can spend time on your East African trip watching them as they fly around looking for food and tending to their chicks. The camp has been wholly constructed using naturally occurring materials like clay and canvas for the walls of the rooms and thatch for the vaulted roofs that the local people fashioned themselves.Kigio’s two mess indoor lounges have fireplaces that create a warm, homely ambience for guests relaxing on their vacation in Rift Valley. There is also has an open-air sitting area facing the river.

Each ultra-spacious suite has a double bed or twin beds complete with coverings to keep you warm, though the lodge also provides hot water bottles for the night, as it does get cool in the highlands. There is a small, comfortable sitting area and a wooden armoire to place your things. Natural-toned woven throw rugs adorn the hardwood floors and the writing table is a noble spot to pen your thoughts as you look out in the wilderness. Charge your electronics in your room and use the room safe for storing currency and important documents. Wi-Fi services are available and the balcony overlooking the river, outside your room, is a lovely place to spend peaceful afternoons.

FISHERMAN’S CAMP

Fisherman’s Camp on the shores of Lake Naivasha extends from beautiful canopy of acacia trees up into the hills, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding areas. At the shore of the Lake Naivasha is a beautiful campground covered by acacia trees, which house a wide variety of wildlife such as our resident Colobus monkeys, lovebirds, African fish eagles and the occasional marabou stork. Tents can be hired upon request and they also have 4 rustic.

CRAYFISH CAMP, NAIVASHA

Crayfish camp is located 18 km from Naivasha town set in natural acacia woodland within one of the largest flowers farm in Kenya. It is popular with both residents and foreigners and offers a wide range of activities such a mountain biking, boating, horse riding, nature walks, indoor games and picnicking. The camp is also renowned for its excellent cuisine especially fresh crayfish from Lake Naivasha. One can also have spectacular views of the Aberdare to the east and Eburu hills to the North West. Experience the Mother Nature bliss by the lake while watching the plenty of birdlife and game wading by the shores of Lake Naivasha.

BURCHS RESORT, LAKE NAIVASHA

A camping & cottage resort located on the Southern side of L. Naivasha with a beach front. Ideal for bonfires, tent camping and corporate team building. Styled to echo the motif of a traditional Kenyan resort, Burch's Resort blends international sophistication with raw African beauty, while featuring rows of individual tents, each with its own view of the Lake Naivasha. The central verandah and dining areas enjoy spectacular views. Each uniquely-presented room is accommodated in its own stand-alone modular unit, with uninterrupted views and a spacious seating area. Welcome to a touch of African hospitality. The resort has a barbecue and views of the lake, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site. The rooms include a private bathroom. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels is featured.

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