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Lions Bluff Lodge

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Tavaita road, LUMO Community Wildlife Sanctuary | Tsavo West National Park, Tsavo National Park West, Kenya
Lions Bluff Lodge
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely small and personal hotel high on a hill overlooking the Savannah in a game park The staff are all smiling and helpful and the rooms comfortable with mosquito nets and verandas Good value and intimate The food is varied and high quality with a good bar The options for safari drives and game walks are superb

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irlkenya, Owner at Lions Bluff Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, the staff really appreciated your comments. Lions Bluff is special because we are small, have staff from the local community who enjoy the location and serve a variety of locally grown food. We look forward to your next visit to the small gem, Lions Bluff Lodge. More 

Mombasa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are just back from a one night stay at Lions Bluff. It was our first time to visit the lodge . We really did have a great night away. Despite it being the wet season we saw an abundance of plains game, a lot of elephants and a pride of 3 young lions. The accommodation, food and most of... More 

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irlkenya, Owner at Lions Bluff Lodge, responded to this review

Cosmo, it was great fun sharing this little piece of paradise. It is such a pleasure being involved with the community project and as you point out the rainy season is no reason for not visiting and unwinding. Hope to see you back soon! More 

Straubing, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To get to the Lodge in Lumo Conservation Area you need only one and a half hour from Voi/Nairobi-Mombasa Highway -an ideal stop between NBO and MBA.Entrance fees are much lower than KWS-Tsavo NP.Never the less you meet a lot of game without a dozen of minibuses around you.Comfortable makuti sheltered tents with an amazing view over Tsavo, even Mt.... More 

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irlkenya, Owner at Lions Bluff Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Within a year we are likely to have tarmac from Voi to the sanctuary reducing the time by at least half an hour. You raise an important issue on cost of sanctuary fees, being a community project we can provide good value on park fees as opposed to National parks We hope that you will... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We have just returned home from 10 days in Kenya. An amazing trip in general - and the the two nights spent at Lions Bluff really stand out! The lodge is perched high up on a hill and we could not believe the view as we stepped out of the car! Miles and miles of savannah, with Kilimanjaro in the... More 

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irlkenya, Owner at Lions Bluff Lodge, responded to this review

Karin We had great fun hosting you at the Bluff. We are so lucky working at this special community project. The wildlife is incredible and often in front of the Lodge. Activities such as the night drive you took are our speciality. Welcome back soon. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

We spent the night at Lions Bluff Lodge on our way from Coast to Nairobi with Dawn 2 Dusk safaris. As the drive to Nairobi is long, a night at Lions Bluff is a good option. Most of the road is tarmac except the last part to the conservancy. The drive to the lodge is quite steep and you'll need... More 

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irlkenya, Owner at Lions Bluff Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive reviews. The wow factor on the view still hits me after 6 years at the Bluff! Your comment about vegetarian options is well noted. The chefs have an extensive choice of Vegetarian dishes available and we ask tour companies to let us have any known dietary requirements so as to be fully prepared. When you... More 

Mombasa, Kenya
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had stayed at Lions Bluff Lodge a couple of years ago, this time around we tried out their camping site. We had tried to find a camping site in or around Tsavo, which was near a lodge, and surprisingly could not find any except the one at Lions Bluff. The camping site is located a little way below the... More 

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irlkenya, Owner at Lions Bluff Lodge, responded to this review

So pleased that you enjoyed our Cheetah campsite. I grew up spending most holidays camping around Kenya and share your frustration regarding choices. For larger groups we also have the EGGS campsite with all the basic facilities. We look forward to hosting you again soon. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Lions Bluff is great place to go to with friends and family. The setting is absolutely stunning, with a 360 degree view of Tsavo. Accommodation, service and food was great. Will definitely come back!!

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irlkenya, Owner at Lions Bluff Lodge, responded to this review

Jakob, it was a pleasure watching your group really relaxing and enjoying the Bluff! Its not that far from Nairobi and I hope to see all your pals raiding us for long weekends! More 

Mombasa, Coast, Kenya
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have stayed at Lions Bluff Lodge repeatedly and have always had a spectacular experience. The warm atmosphere created here is very unique ....as is the view which is mind-blowing! I've heard of a few friends who have tried some of the larger lodges (which are often more expensive due to hidden extras) and they have always regretted not staying... More 

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irlkenya, Owner at Lions Bluff Lodge, responded to this review

Liz Wow, thank you, the Staff loved your review! Hardly work being here, its a privilege. The option of Beach - Bush just makes it even more fun. We all hope to see you back in Kenya and the Bluff soon. More 

St. Albans, United Kingdom
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Absolutely fantastic. The views are amazing, the rooms are amazing & although cold at night, they were very cosy. The staff left us a hot water bottle in the bed whilst we were at dinner which was a lovely touch. This has to be the most unique & truely fantastic place we've stayed. Highly recommend it!

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irlkenya, Owner at Lions Bluff Lodge, responded to this review

Sophie, thank you for your wonderful comments. The Bluff is an incredible place to work (?) at and guests, such as yourself, as pure pleasure. We hope to host you at The Bluff again in the future. More 

Masaka, Uganda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We stayed at Lion's Bluff for 3 nights and it really is something superb. Having both been on safari before we can say it was without a doubt the best one we've ever done. As well as the amazing game, the staff are incredibly helpful, indiscriminately friendly and a lot of fun. The food as well, was some of the... More 

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irlkenya, Owner at Lions Bluff Lodge, responded to this review

Luke and Josh, was fun hosting you and I hope that you have a great time traveling through Africa. Let us know how you get on and hope to see you back one day! More 

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