When wanderlust comes visiting and you know you need a break somewhere close to Nairobi, the Great Rift Valley region is a good place to consider. There’s so much to explore and see and the serene atmosphere, just less than 2 hrs away, will do you good!
You want to enjoy your stay in one of the most beautiful areas on earth, so you need accommodation that’s just right for you. Not every Naivasha Hotel will help you relax and recharge.
We have compiled a list, in no particular order, of some of the best hotels rooms we have visited in the Naivasha area and its environs.
This luxury boutique Elementaita hotel epitomizes opulence. The calm environment at Serena Elementaita allows you to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Serena Elementaita rooms feature a spectacular view of the lake. The tents have canopy beds and beautiful furnishings so that you can relax in luxury. Room Tip: The Flamingo suite -has a spacious lounge, tv, jacuzzi and prime lake view.
Chui Lodge does not feel like Naivasha. It’s in another world all together. Chui lodge is set on a 18,000 acre wildlife conservancy and it’s definitely one of the best Naivasha hotel. It’s a great place to stay when you’re looking to simply get away from Nairobi for two nights. Make it two nights because one night is not acceptable. Chui lodge has 8 standalone rooms. Each room has high ceilings and is decorated with exquisite African artwork. Room Tip: Ask for the deluxe rooms with bathtubs.
When you need something different, Island Camp Baringo is a great place to consider. The rooms combine traditional African style with exquisite decor. The Superior Room with the Private verandahs and splash pool are what we all dream about. So whether you’re lounging in your spacious bedroom or relaxing on your private balcony or taking a dip in the splash pool, you’ll definitely feel refreshed and relaxed. Exotic decor and the peaceful sounds of the water make this a tranquil getaway.
You don’t just drive to Kiangazi House. Make the booking first before you proceed. Kiangazi House is a luxury boutique property offering ranch-style accommodations which present a laid-back feel. Each room is elegantly decorated and provides a patio so you can enjoy the beautiful views on the property. Kiangazi House is a perfect hideaway tucked in Oserengoni Wildlife Sanctuary. It shares the conservancy with the awesome Chui Lodge.
If you need some luxury, Enashipai Resort and Spa is what you need. You will feel like you’re in a spa 24/7 with the relaxing atmosphere provided by any of their rooms. Clean, modern and comfortably styled, their hotel rooms allow you to escape from all distractions and enjoy your stay. Room Tip: Executive cottage for families and executive rooms for couples.
The Sarova Lion Hill offers cabin-style accommodations for when you’re looking for the perfect combination of rustic and luxurious rooms. Each of the cozy standard rooms offers a panoramic view of the lake. If you would like to take things a notch higher, go for the Ziwa Suite. The suite is designed with couples in mind. You will have all the privacy you need. It’s the ideal “bush room” for honeymooners.
Weekend golf? The Great Rift Valley Lodge is an excellent choice. It has an 18 hole championship golf course. One of a kind in Africa. The Great Rift Valley Lodge offers 2 two main accommodation options. The Lodge side and the Villa side. The Lodge side was the original side and has some of the best views of the expansive Great Rift Valley. The Villas side is the more modern side with all the modern amenities. If you are traveling as a couple, go for the lodge side. No Tvs on this side but the views are perfect. If you want some more luxury, Tv and all that, go to the Villas. Villas are great for families and are popular with VIPS.
Go here for the views. The Sunbird Lodge at Elemenataita has some of the most spectacular views of Lake Elementaita from the rooms. It’s the place you want to be to reconnect with a loved one. There is no TV in sight but you will love the lovely views from the balcony. Each room is decorated with a king-size canopy bed and has a thatched-style roof, bringing exotic surrounding closer to you. Room Tip: If you are traveling in a large family ask for the Premium cottage.
Set on a hill, Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge has a spectacular view of Lake Nakuru. You have to be at the lodge at sunset to experience the beautiful sunset. Each room provides a spectacular view of the vast African Savannah with modern interiors using tile and stone. Their rooms are perfect for relaxing in after a long day on safari. Even if you opted to skip the game drives, Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge still is a great place to relax.
Mbweha Camp brings the savannah to you. Their rustic bedrooms will make you feel that you are anywhere but a camp in the middle of the African plains. If you appreciate African styled designs, you will love Mbweha Camp. We liked the room with the outdoor tub. You get the naughty feeling once you get here. Mbweha Camp offers an experience that you won’t find anywhere else.
In case you’re wondering where to look for the best hotel rooms wonder no-more!
Let us know, in the comments section, if there is a hotel we have left out that you feel should be on this list.