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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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Mombasa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Lion's Bluff many times now as there's no better place to stay in Kenya. Here's why... The Leckie family are all so welcoming. The 180 degree views of Lumo Sanctuary and beyond are unbelievable. The rooms are clean, quiet, cozy, warm and private. There are hot water showers. Lots of games and puzzles to do in the... More 

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

Thank you for the amazing review. It is such a pleasure being involved with the LUMO community project and Lions Bluff in particular. We all look forward to your next visit and hope that the "view with a lodge" continues to work its magic. More 

Kilifi, Kenya
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful views All the animals you could want: Lion, Cheetah, Leopard, Elephant... you name it! Brilliant rooms and service. Wonderful food- the best hotel food I've ever had! Friendly and helpful staff. Open vehicle- 12 seater. Bush breakfast. Morning walks around the bluff. 3 course dinner near the fire. Sundowners on Lion rock. Night drives with very knowledgable rangers.

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

Thank you for the generous review. We are so lucky to live and work in this piece of paradise within the Tsavo eco system. Hope to see you back at the Bluff soon. More 

Antwerp, Belgium
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want a room with a view, go there. The location of this lodge is so beautiful. The scenery is breathtaking. Big herds of game we didn't see buth we saw a lot of different species and a lot of elephants. When we left, 3 lions were waiting as if they came to say goodbye. The service and food... More 

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

So pleased that you enjoyed the Bluff. We are privileged to work in this amazing community project. The staff are very happy that their efforts are noticed by guests. We look forward to hosting you in the future. More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I stayed here back in February and i was made to feel at home so much I extended my stay to nearly 2 weeks. Iain and Helen the owners and their daughter Antonia are so welcoming and couldn't do enough for me. The staff are friendly and helpful. The food and accommodation are 5 star and the views are breathtaking.... More 

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

Nicky, thank you for your positive review. Such fun having you to stay at the Bluff and we look forward to your return! More 

Newport, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The rooms on stilts had the most amazing panoramic views I've ever seen. Rooms had lovely comfy beds, lots of space, hot showers powered by solar panels, and balcony area with seats to gaze out at wonderful view. Main areas of the lodge also had incredible views, books to read, games, and comfy seating to relax in, and of course... More 

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

We get requests for a wide variety of food so please let us know your needs. Vegetarian is regularly requested and the chefs have a large repertoire on offer. So glad you enjoyed the lodges views and facilities. The staff really appreciated your comments and we look forward to your return visit. More 

Portadown, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is a great place to stay. The views from the hotel are absolutely stunning, whilst standing on the balcony we even saw lions chase their prey. Rooms are lovely and spacious with comfy beds (with hot water bottles!) and nice hot showers. We found food the food to be very tasty and the service excellent. The game drives were... More 

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

We are so lucky to work here! Folk tend not to visit in the rainy season, but if you want a break with a view and a good chance of seeing variety of game, the Bluff might be your answer. Glad you loved the food and view and we hope to host you again at the Bluff. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We're been in Kenya 8 weeks and travelled to different places every weekend (around Nairobi & coast). But this place was definitely the highlight. The views are incredible. The staff are so kind and helpful and work VERY hard to make your stay perfect. The food was fantastic - specially the Nyama Choma (BBQ) in the evening on the balcony... More 

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

Romance with a view! So pleased you enjoyed our community lodge, it is great fun working here and the staff really appreciate your comments. Come back soon and we will try and find you the cats! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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 

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