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Tavaita road, LUMO Community Wildlife Sanctuary | Tsavo West National Park, Tsavo National Park West, Kenya
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Lions Bluff Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Western Australia, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I self drove from Nairobi and saw elephant almost immediately I entered the park. As i drove along the high ridge and saw the breath taking views of the conservancy below i knew this was an excellent choice. The customer service was exceptional and Ian even had me join his family table for dinner as I was on my own.... More

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

A pleasure Matthew and I hope that the remainder of your trip to Kenya was successful. We look forward to seeing you back at the Bluff in the future. More

Liverpool, Pennsylvania
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324 reviews 324 reviews
50 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the time Naomi greeted us as we got out of our Land Cruiser we felt at home at Lions Bluff. Ian and Helen run a great camp, and care about the local area and the people of Kenya. We traveled with our twenty year old children and they found the Lions Bluff and the local area Life Changing. The... More

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

Thank you for the lovely review. Great fun to host a family and friends get together. You all really made use of the time with game and village visits. We hope to see you all back at the Bluff again! More

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family stayed at Lion's Bluff in June this year. The lodge had an amazing view, very comfortable rooms perched on the cliff side and welcoming staff that went out of their way to ensure that we had a relaxed stay. The area surrounding the lodge is beautiful and aside from other game drives we went on a fantastic birding... More

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

Karen Thank you for your lovely comments. The Birding is amazing at the BLUFF and we are trying to improve our knowledge so that more can enjoy the birds. We hope to see you back at the Bluff one day! More

Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful stay at Lions bluff when on holiday in Kenya. The view is gorgeous after driving up the hill and the conservatory is very well preserved. We saw plenty of game. The lodge is very nice, with private small huts on poles, with your own veranda with antilopes and baboons underneath in daytime. Can be recommended to... More

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

Truls Great comments, thank you. The Tsavo eco system is fantastic for visitors with its enormous views and incredible variety of wildlife. We pride ourselves on providing value for your hard earned money. I hope that we can host you at the Bluff in the future. More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful interiors, very good service and some excellent dining too, must recommend the hotel's superb breathtaking scenery.There are great views from all the rooms.Very reasonably priced too for a luxury hotel.

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

Michael, Great comments, thanks. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to be able to host you in the future! More

Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We loved this lodge so much, we stayed an extra night! The view from the main lodge building (restaurant, bar etc) was astonshingly beautiful, but the views from the rooms are even better. We saw herds of 75+ elephant, zebra, eland, impala and other plains game from the terrace of our room. The rooms are large tents on raised wooden... More

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

You deserved to see so much as you really got out and about. Sorry that the cats misbehaved, I had better not tell you about the sightings since you left! The staff are very pleased about your comments, the love watching guests unwind and enjoy our beautiful lodge and view Hope to see you back soon. More

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Lion's Bluff is a beautiful place for RRR. First, the rooms are comfortable and blend in with nature seamlessly. The private balconies enable guests to enjoy the never-ending landscapes, wildlife and privacy. The staff seem to always be in the background which is a welcome from the in-your-face service. Special mention to Florian (waiter) and Timothy who always ensured we... More

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

Thank you for your review, it is so important that staff know that their efforts are appreciated. Yes it can be a bit chilly at night from now until the end of August but normally made up with sunny days and regular sightings of Kilimanjaro. Not enough guests get out on the night drive where a whole new experience of... More

Diani Beach, Kenya
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Lions Bluff is a home away from home for the wildlife enthusiast! Breathtaking landscape views from the hill top with glimpses of Mt Kilimanjaro, the rooms are very comfortable and have a private balcony for some R&R time, the food is freshly made and you can enjoy a romantic dinner on the terrace when the weather permits. The friendly staff... More

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

Shazaad, Thank you for the review, it is always a pleasure hosting you at the Bluff. It is an honor being allowed to do night drives in the sanctuary; I am always amazed that more do not try this unique experience! More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Myself and three friends stayed here in August 2013 and had just the most amazing experience! The lodge is in a fabulous position over looking the plains and you can just see for miles and spend hours watching via binoculars! Driving down into Tsavo you realise how much wildlife is living just around the lodge and nothing beats the amazing... More

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

Clair, thank you for your positive review. Really appreciated as we face an uncertain future with negative travel advisories. Great to hear that you and your friends had fun at the Bluff and we look forward to hosting you again in the future! More

2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We stayed at the Lions bluff lodge for an overnight as recommended by our tour operator and had the worst experience. We were the only guests that night (May 28) and our room was full of insects. We were told they couldn't do anything about it as it was the rainy season. We had one of the most uncomfortable night... More

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

We at the Bluff are extremely disappointed that you did not enjoy your trip to the Bluff. Regardless of the number of guests staying the service level should be high in all departments. Your comments now included in our staff training and response program so that the apparent slipping of our guest relations should not happen in the future. I... More

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Address: Tavaita road, LUMO Community Wildlife Sanctuary | Tsavo West National Park, Tsavo National Park West, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Tsavo National Park West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Lions Bluff Hotel Tsavo National Park West
Lions Bluff Lodge Kenya/Tsavo National Park West

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Lions Bluff Lodge is a very special eco lodge within Lumo Community Wildlife Sanctuary. The lodge has stunning views across miles and miles of Kenyan parkland including views of Kilimanjaro and the Taita Hills. ... more   less 
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