Experience the life of Kenya’s early colonial era at this beautiful converted farmhouse.
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.
On a ranch in the north western part of Lake Naivasha
Good to know
If taking a domestic light aircraft flight, luggage must be in soft bags weighing maximum 15kg.
• Visit Lake Nakuru with its abundant rhino population • Go on a night game drive around the ranch • Take a nature walk.
Dining room, lounge, bar, spa room, infinity pool
Lodge Package • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the dining room or outdoors • Purified water • Laundry • Choice of daily excursions and activities including exploring the ranch by vehicle, 4x4 trips to Lake Nakuru National Park and Hells Gate National Park, visits to local flower farms and the local school, birdwatching and trips to Crescent Island (for Lake Nakuru, Hells Gate and Crescent Island, park entry fees are at extra cost, currently between US$29 and US$80 per person – please check with your Personal Travel Expert).
*Denotes local charge