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Malewa Wildlife Lodge

Nakuru-Naivasha Road, Nairobi 00606, Kenya
Malewa Wildlife Lodge
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very peaceful place not so far from Nairobi. Ideal for romantic weekend getaways for bush lovers. The rooms are quite comfortable and the food is lovely. The staff are very polite and knowledgeable. The highlight of our trip was the bush walk where we got upclose with nature. Amazing.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The team at Malewa are superb. Everything from the food to the excursions are meticulously organized and customized according to your requirements. We opted for an active vacation with hiking and biking excursions, which are a fantastic way to appreciate the wildlife. At the end of the day, we retired by the fireplace regaling in the experiences of the day.... More 

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Muscle Shoals, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I loved this place. Was traveling with Gate 1 Travel and they booked us here for one night. I wish we could have stayed longer. It was what I thought Africa would be. It was out in the bush. Loved the rooms and the showers we're quite unique. Dirt paths leading to your room screened windows and they have canvas... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here as part of a tour group and they managed to look after 18 of us really well. The staff were really helpful and couldn't do enough for us. The standard of cleanliness and the food were both really good. Lovely tender steaks for dinner and lovely soups. The game viewing around the area was great lots of... More 

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Kanab, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Friendly, attentive staff, comfortable and creative "hut" housing and delicious food. Very picturesque location close to the river where hippo sightings are frequent. Plus the opportunity for afternoon game walks and/or a night game drive - both of which are only available in Kenya on private conservancy properties like this (not on national parks or reserves like Maasai Mara or... More 

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New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My sons and I stayed here for two nights as a part of a 13-day Go-Ahead / Vintage Africa tour package. The funky rooms were enjoyable, the food great, and the staff exceptionally hospitable. The highlight of the stay was a two-hour nature walk led by our informative guide Peter in which we strolled with giraffes and many other animals... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

What a great location, unique facilities, and wonderful staff! I will never forget it. The thatch roof lodging was so distinctive and the showers were hot. This was luxury safari camping. I really enjoyed the river, and being able to walk down and see the hippos in the water. What put this place over the top was the ability to... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We had a great weekend at this eco friendly lodge. The rooms are huge and well serviced. Very friendly management and staff who took care of us. Wake up to the singing of birds and the sound of the river. With no mobile connectivity or in room entertainment like tv, this is the perfect honeymoon destination... The food is good... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Malewa wildlife lodge is a tranquil place, along a slow meandering Malewa river. The river has a few hippos in it which, along with waterbuck, Impalas and warthogs, add to the feeling of really being in the 'bush'. The rooms are probably the most spacious you can find in Kenya. Spartan but quite nice. The food is surprisingly good and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Again, kudos to Gate 1 Travel for finding yet another middle of nowhere, yet middle of it all place to house their travel group! This might have been my favorite lodge on the trip, as it was just gorgeous, the individual houses we stayed in were unique and lovely and HUGE, too! I loved listening to all of the wild... More 

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