Although it only covers 17 square miles, Lake Nakuru draws plenty of tourists to its stunning area. Visitors come here from around the world to go bird watching, view large game like rhinos, lions, giraffes, waterbucks and cheetahs, and go on incredible hiking trips. And with extraordinary outdoor activities and views, you’ll undoubtedly want your accommodation to match the same grand experience. So get ready to book your luxury room for a fabulous stay, here are the luxury lodges around Lake Nakuru in Kenya.
Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge
Find your oasis at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge right by Lake Nakuru. Within steps, guests can access the lake lined with pink flamingos before retreating back to their luxury lodge surrounded by acacia trees and lush gardens. The lodge offers its own game safari drives where guests will be taken to spots to find big game animals roaming freely in the wild. Once you’ve finished your game drive tour, you’ll want to wrap your experience up with a dinner at the hotel’s own Flamingo Restaurant for delicious fare while overlooking the lake. While here, take advantage of the luxury spa accommodations at Tulia Spa by the palm tree shrouded swimming pool. That way, guests can get their Swedish massages while listening to chirping birds in the outdoors.
Lake Nakuru Lodge
Kick back and enjoy the Olympic sized swimming pool facing Lake Nakuru at this exclusive lodge. Lake Nakuru Lodge follows a safari theme throughout its facility with zebra stripes curtains, mosquito net beds, giraffe-themed bar, and colonial style furniture. Guests will also have the chance to go on a safari to Lake Nakuru National Park to view big game. The lodge is among the oldest building by the lake at 100 year’s old, giving guests a glimpse of history when they visit the premises. Come hungry, you’ll want to eat at Mutarakwa Restaurant at the lodge that serves buffet for guests to help themselves while watching a traditional dance performance.
Flamingo Hill Tented Camp
If you’d rather “rough it” but still somewhat want to enjoy the finer things in life, consider Flamingo Hill Tented Camp that provides the perfect combination of luxury and camping (it’s called glamping). It’s advised to book your room as early as possible since there are only 25 tents available per night. Guests will stay in high end safari tents that are furnished with traditional wooden beds, mosquito nets, plus an en suite with a shower. Enjoy the lush surroundings of the plains and unwind in the jacuzzi or pool to take in the fantastic Kenyan weather. A restaurant is located in the facility serving gourmet dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Once you’ve arrived to the steps of Hotel Waterbuck, you’ll know you’re about to be treated like royalty. The resort has 216 luxury rooms, a spacious swimming pool with a bar, a health club and convenient access to Lake Nakuru National Park. The theme at Hotel Waterbuck borderlines minimalism with a touch of early colonialism using palm leaf patterned pillows and striking orange curtains. The hotel has its own restaurant serving international cuisine from steaks to Thai chicken Caesar salads.
Stay at a private 6,400-acre wide location at Congreve Conservancy by Lake Nakuru at Mbweha Camp. This intimate camp only has 10 cottages available per night, but it’s well worth the wait to stay in its spectacular spot that overlooks Eburru and Mau ranges. From the camp, guests can borrow a bike to go mountain biking, go on hikes and enjoy a night time game drive at the national park. You’ll definitely want to experience dining at the camp since its tables are set up outside overlooking the lake while guests enjoy bush lunch. Each cottage is made with lava stones with a thatched roof, giving guests an indigenous feel to their stay.
Punda Milia Nakuru Camp
The unique thing about Punda Milia Nakuru Camp is the wide range of overnight accommodation you can choose from. When staying at the camp, guests will have the option of staying in its Hippo Cottages, Buffalo Cottages, Dorm Tent, Family Tent, Luxury Safari Tents, Bandas, and Bush Tents. No matter what sleeping arrangement you choose, you’ll have access to the fantastic amenities of an outdoor pool, a restaurant, a bar, and of course, close access to Lake Nakuru National Park.
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