Accommodation in The Rift Valley

Accommodation in The Rift Valley

The Rift Valley is known for a number of reasons and there are very many attraction that wow not only foreigners but locals as well.  The Rift Valley has various tourist spots that are famous around the country. These tourist hubs harbour the major attractions in Rift Valley and therefore get a number of tourists throughout the year.  The Great Rift Valley is an attraction in itself, with great views from various strategic viewpoints.

The area boasts of good weather that is ideal for holidays but slightly varies from the north running down to the south.  There are various famous towns in Rift Valley province including Nakuru, Naivasha, Eldoret and Baringo among others.

There are very many hotels and lodges in Rift Valley That provide a great environment for relaxing breaking from the normal busy city life that tourists both domestic and foreign can use when on holiday.


Enashipai Resort & Spa.

Enashipai Resort & Spa is where a strong local heritage and abundant nature is blended with pure luxury, and then delivered with a generous sense of warmth. It is at the shores of Lake Naivasha and the name is derived and means “a place of happiness”

Sample the invigorating pleasures of the Spa at Enashipai which includes: Separate men’s and women’s lounges, steam rooms, 6 specially designed private treatment rooms, a rasul and a VIP/Couples special treatment room

 Kiboko Luxury Camp

Perched on the banks of Lake Naivasha, Kiboko Luxury Camp is set amongst a lush garden .

The luxury tents features wooden floors and are elegantly decorated in warm and natural colours. You can enjoy a view of the lake from your private balcony.

At Kiboko Luxury Camp there is a buffet and à la carte restaurant serving a variety of cuisine.

Guests can enjoy a swim and relax by the poolside which features sun loungers, children’s pool and bar. Activities include nature walks and horse riding.

Hell’s Gate National Park is within 25 km


Naivasha Kongoni Lodge

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Naivasha Kongoni Lodge is located in Naivasha. You can enjoy lake view from the room.

At Naivasha Kongoni Lodge you will find free bikes. Other facilities offered at the property include meeting facilities, a shared lounge and a games room.

An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including cycling and hiking.


The Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort
It features panoramic views of Lake Naivasha and of the Rift Valley. This lodge boasts an 18-hole championship golf course, two clay tennis courts and a pool.

All of the spacious rooms are garden facing and they are furnished with handmade wooden furniture. Some rooms include a dining room, kitchen and a balcony offering views of the Rift Valley.

For relaxation, there is a swimming pool together with a kid’s pool at The Great Rift Lodge. The Adventurer’s Club and the Young Rangers Club provide activities for children.

Activities available in area include boating and bird watching on Lake Naivasha. The lodge is 46 km from the Nakuru Airport


Lake Naivasha Country Club

Located on the shores of the Naivasha Lake, the Country Club features a pool and a spa. It organizes a variety of activities in contact with the surrounding wildlife.

Accommodation at the Country Club Naivasha is elegantly decorated, including tiled floors and wooden furniture and interiors. They all come with a private bathroom, and some of them include a balcony with garden views.

Activities organized at the Club Naivasha Lake include visits to the Crescent Island Private Sanctuary, located 25 minutes’ away by boat. Three bird watch walks a day are also available.


Maili Saba Camp

Offering a garden, Maili Saba Camp offers pet-friendly accommodation in Nakuru. Lake Nakuru National Park is 18 km from the property.

All units include a seating area. Some units feature a terrace and/or patio with mountains views. There is also a kitchen in some of the units, fitted with a microwave. There is a private bathroom with a bath or shower in each unit. Bed linen is offered.

The area is popular for hiking. Menengai Crater is 6 km from Maili Saba Camp.


Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge

Located in Lake Nakuru National Park with views of Lake Nakuru , Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is located in the Rift Valley Province and 160 km away from Nairobi.

The chalet-style accommodation will provide you with a patio, minibar and tea-and-coffee making facilities. The bathrooms are en-suite with a shower.

At Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge you will find a garden and a bar as well as a games room with indoor games.

The lodge is a 30-minute drive from the park’s private airstrip


Lake Naivasha Resort

Located on the shores of Lake Naivasha and 20 minutes’ drive from Hell’s Gate National Park.

The accommodation will provide you with a TV, seating area and a balcony. Guests can enjoy lake views.

Other facilities offered at the property include water sports facilities, meeting facilities and a shared lounge. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including cycling and fishing.


Wileli House

Wilei House is located in Naivasha on a private wildlife conservancy and offers serene chalet accommodation with views of the conservancy. It offers a bistro restaurant and a bar. The units are equipped with a TV, en-suite bathroom and a balcony with hot tub. The Two-Bedroom Chalets offer a kitchenette, seating area and a veranda. Some of them have views of Lake Naivasha.

An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including game viewing and hiking.

Wileli House is a 40-minute drive from Hell’s Gate National Park.


Tumbili Cliff Lodge

Tumbili Cliff Lodge is ideally located on the banks of Lake Baringo, nestled on a rocky hill, 5 meters above the level of the lake! This privileged position offers a unique view of breathtaking countryside!

It is ideally situated for exploring the magic of Lake Baringo, jewel of the Rift valley, largely unspoilt and beautiful attraction.

Every morning you can witness the magical and different-every-day sight of the dawning of a new day from your bed; you can go on an original boat safari and get close to hippos and crocodiles and the 450 identified species of birds, all conspicuously and differently coloured; you can walk with Rothschild giraffes that have be reintroduced into a specially dedicated sanctuary; you can visit the remote islands at the centre of the lake; get up close and personal like never before with the Njemps and Pokot tribes, close cousins of the Masaï; take a trip on lake Bogoria, sometimes turned pink by millions of flamingos; you can take a lengthy walk along the magnificent cliffs overhanging the lake and many more things

Sentrim lodge elementaita

Sentrim Elementaita Lodge is the place for those seeking an exquisite getaway on the shores of Lake Elementaita. The entirely new lodge is spread out in serene surroundings. You will feel your nerves quiet down as soon as you set your eyes on the lodge’s rich view of flamingo and pelican fringed Lake Elementaita.


Lake Naivasha/Nakuru sopa resort

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.
With Sopa’s traditional and conscientious care for the environment, we carefully positioned all the buildings on our property so we did not have to fell any of the many trees there. As a result of this, we had to come up with a radically innovative and artistic design for the main public area building which now snakes its way between the trees with long and graceful curves.


The pelican lodge

Situated along the shores of Lake Elementaita, The Pelican Lodge is an exclusive, luxurious and outstanding lodge nestled in a pristine environment above Lake Elementaita. The lodge that is named after the pelican birds found in this area, is set on private land (no park or conservancy fees required) in Naivasha District between Naivasha town and Nakuru, where one can experience amazing sunsets and bird watching experiences.

With the exclusivity of 12 cottages in the lodge (6 doubles / singles & 6 twins); All rooms are en-suite’ with, king size beds, headlights, reading area hairdryers and free Wi-Fi; three of the rooms have an extra an open-air shower. The cottages are exquisitely built with natural materials and thatched roofs.
Enjoy the breathtaking scenery on your own private balcony accessible through the open glass doors.


 Mbweha camp

Tucked away in the spectacular Great Rift Valley on the private 6400 acre Congreve Conservancy, Mbweha Camp is nestled up against the southern border of Lake Nakuru National Park with beautiful views over the Eburru and Mau ranges. Congreve Conservancy is part of the greater conservancy area called Soysambu which has a large part of Elementaita within its borders. Rustic lava-stone cottages with thatched roofs are surrounded by euphorbia candelabra, yellow barked acacia and other indigenous trees.

Mbweha Camp is only a few hours from Nairobi, yet feels right away from it all with its relaxed atmosphere.  Being situated outside a National Park allows many activities, including walking, mountain biking and night game drives. Guests can also enjoy day trips into Nakuru National Park with the option of a gourmet bush lunch with spectacular views of the Lake and the National Park.


Sunbird Lodge

Sunbird Lodge, an eco-friendly luxury lodge is located in the Great Rift Valley, one of the natural wonders of the world. We are less than 127 km (1 ½ hours) from Nairobi and a few minutes off the new and superb Nairobi – Nakuru highway on a very good, private access road at the shore of Lake Elementaita (RAMSAR Site – Convention of Wetlands of International Importance and declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site) and overlooking the vast, unspoilt plains.

Located on private land there are no park or conservation fees in addition to our very competitive rates. On excellent roads it is only 20 minutes to the famous Nakuru National Park, approx. 30 minutes from Lake Naivasha and approx. 45 minutes from Hells Gate National Park.


Lake Baringo Island Camp

This famous island is in the middle of Lake Baringo, which is one of the major lakes in the Great Rift Valley of Kenya.  It has new large lake view thatched cottages with verandahs with private pools.

The lake is at the threshold of Northern Kenya and is an oasis in the arid plains. It is located at the narrowest part of the Great Rift Valley and is surrounded by the Tugen Hills volcanic range (El Gaylo) on the west and the Lakipia Escarpment. The lake is well stocked with fish and attracts many Cormorants and Fish Eagles as well as other water birds. The Lake is also well populated with Crocodiles and Hippos.


Soi Safari Lodge

Soi Safari Lodge boasts to be a most beautiful lodge in the Great Rift Valley, built to the latest design. And since it’s opening, our clients have termed it Home away from home.

Its surroundings are a bushy acacia at the lakeshore and the rocky dry sparsely populated and remote semiarid environment. The lodge enjoys a spectacular view of the fresh water of Lake Baringo. Its beautifully enchanted islands include the famous Laikipia escarpment across the lake.


Lake Bogoria Spa Resort

It is located in Lake Bogoria National Reserve in the northern sector of the Great Rift Valley. Set against the backdrop of the eastern wall of the rift and the Tugen Hills to the rift is surrounded by stunning scenery and offers excellent bird-watching. Lake Bogoria Spa Resort is the only Resort in Kenya with a naturally heated Spa pool. The resort is known as ‘the healing place’ because of the therapeutic values associated with the spa and the hot spring geysers. Nothing in the world beats relaxation and unwinding in the spa pool. This coupled with the singing birds makes a true paradise.

Lake Bogoria Spa Resort is a paradise for bird watchers -the marabou storks and other resident birds provide a lively welcome for you!


Lake Baringo Club

Lake Baringo Club is a neat compact hotel on the lake shore. The architecture has a Spanish flair about it and the garden and the grounds are unmistakably African, but laid out with English air.

Above all Baringo means birds, birds and more birds. Over 460 species have been recorded here so it’s no surprise that Lake Baringo is a Mecca for bird watchers and a highlight of the ornithology circuit of East Africa.

Lake Baringo Club has its own special atmosphere of peace and calm. Hippos graze at night on the lawns and the birds seem to sing 24 hours a day.


Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp

Uniquely situated on the shoreline of sapphire-blue Lake Elmenteita where hundreds of thousands of birds congregate.  This area of breathtaking beauty, also home to many rare species of animals, is less than two hours’ drive from Nairobi and just a short distance to the famous Flamingo filled Lake Nakuru.  Evocatively styled to echo the area’s rich history, the safari camp blends aristocratic elegance with modern luxury and offers cuisine and service of fittingly high standards.

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