You’ll receive a warm welcome from the house manager at this lovely colonial house, where nothing is too much trouble for the incredibly attentive yet unobtrusive staff. There’s a slow pace here, with pretty grounds for lounging in amongst birdlife and antelope, and daily afternoon tea offered on the terrace. New features for 2019 include a snug bar area and an infinity pool with beautiful views of the lake and Mount Longonot.
Breakfast and lunch are served under a spreading fig tree in the garden, while at dinner time everyone gathers around the table in the new dining room. It’s an ideal way to ease you into your safari experience, and makes for a great first stop on a more comprehensive itinerary.
But there’s also plenty to do. Go horse riding along the lake shore or indulge with a treatment at the poolside spa room. Daily excursions are included, with the most popular trips being a day visit to Lake Nakuru National Park, a boat ride on a nearby lake, and a vehicle tour of the ranch. Night drives on the ranch are also possible and offer the perfect chance to spot leopards out hunting. When you return to the house you may well hear hippos grazing on the lawn.
Guests are housed in nine bedrooms, either in the old family home or in cottages in the grounds. All rooms have been recently refurbished but remain true to the authentic colonial style. The hilltop Loldia cottage has its own sitting room and is ideal for families and larger groups, while the lovely cottages by the lake are popular with honeymooners.