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Kongoni Lodge on the ARR Reserve

Kongoni Lodge & Game Valley | Moi South Lake Road | (Before Kongoni Road Side Village), Naivasha 20117, Kenya
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
39 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here with three female friends. First the good: The lodge is beautiful and all the public rooms are delightful. We loved the lounge, tv room, pool and the views. The new owner, whose name escapes me, was extremely kind and chatty. His wife was away & we suspected she was normally in charge! He took us for a fantastic... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Make sure u go kongoni naivasha lodge..not naivasha longoni lodge..amazing welcome wid unbelievable activities lined up for us.boat ride, a tour in da aar ranch, going to the aminal orphanage was really super. Feeding the girrafe n zebras. Lovely evening lounge wer u can hav dina n watch zebras grazing. Hippos com to graze.. Its really a complete family package.... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Now just like with everything else, personal recommendation is the most valuable. I have to say that I tried very hard to find something I could fault about staying at Kongoni Lodge, I didn't manage to. It's an absolutely surreal experience. You are staying in five star surrounding and Lanky - the resident giraffe pup who has been rescued by... More

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Paris, France
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We're recent arrivals to Kenya and wanted a place not too far from Nairobi to show our guest from France a taste of Kenyan lodge life / wildlife. We found ourselves at the Kongoni Lodge on the ARR Reserve - the authentic Kongoni Lodge and not to be confused with the misnamed Naivasha Kongoni Lodge. Our 4 days there couldn't... More

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Munich, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My highlight of this Kenya trip. The old and meticulously kept house is located in 2000ha pristine nature reserve land with animals roaming freely around. While not directly on Lake Naivasha itself, one has distant views and boat rides and games drives on property near the lake are organised. The staff is very friendly, competent and attentive. The food was... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We arrived at Kongoni late in the afternoon. Were received warmly and shown into our rooms. We actually choose which room we wanted as we were only 2 families booked for the weekend. Once we were settled down, we just relaxed with a cup of tea at the patio overlooking the lush and green gardens with a scenic view of... More

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Doune, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Don't go to the wrong one by mistake because the Animal Rights Reserve is a special place. We were quite stressed on arrival because we'd had a long drive along the bumpy north lake road due to a flare up strike on the Moi south lake side. However Richard and Helen were welcoming and attentive, and immediately offered an evening... More

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Portstewart, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I normally am a great talker but when I arrived at the Kongoni Lodge I ran out of adjectives. It is quite simply the most beautiful, characterful, welcoming and wonderful place I have visited. The organisation, food, service, staff, friendliness and overall ambience is unequalled. If you are stressed out when you arrive you will leave feeling refreshed, relaxed and... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I can't recommend Kongoni highly enough. I have been 5 times and have enjoyed every time. Everything is perfect; staff, accommodation, setting, animals, views.... I went there with my family - 9 in total including small children. We were hosted with such grace and courtesy by the staff who also took very good care of the children. Everyone in the... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

About 30 people from our office stayed at Kongoni Lodge and their camp site over the long Jamhuri (independence) day weekend in 2013. Throughout the planning stages of the trip, I was in constant contact with the team from Kongoni Lodge and they were superb! Very accommodating and not afraid to think outside the box when it came to accommodation... More

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Kongoni L, Manager at Kongoni Lodge on the ARR Reserve, responded to this review

This is a review of 'Naivasha Kongoni Lodge', not the original and well known Kongoni Lodge & Game Valley on the ARR Reserve. Thank you though. More

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Address: Kongoni Lodge & Game Valley | Moi South Lake Road | (Before Kongoni Road Side Village), Naivasha 20117, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Naivasha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Also Known As:
Kongoni Lodge On The ARR Reserve Naivasha, Kenya - Rift Valley

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Location & Transport: Kongoni Lodge is located on a 2,000-acre estate run by the Animal Rights Reserved Foundation (ARR), populated with vast wildlife, ranging from leopards, hyenas and migratory lions to buffalo and giraffe. It sits in the rift valley, overlooking the shores of Lake Oloiden, adjacent to Lake Naivasha. The lakes are surrounded by Acacia trees and are home to a large hippo population, as well as over 400 bird species, including Lesser Flamingoes. Due to the high altitude of 1884m/6180ft above sea level, mosquitos are very rare and malaria is virtually nonexistent. In peak season, daily Safarilink flights operate to and from Wilson airport in Nairobi, which only take 15 minutes, and flights to and from the Masai Mara are approximately 40 minutes. Alternatively, guests are welcome to book helicopter transport straight from our doorstep to any desired location. Car transport is possible, with Nairobi and Nakuru being two and three hours away, respectively. Accommodation & Communication: With over a century of history behind it, Kongoni is now a private house that opens up for guests offering privacy and exclusivity in a tradition colonial setting. The main house offers five en-suite bedrooms, all off a central courtyard designed to accommodate the late countess. All rooms feature newly renovated bathrooms with 24hr solar hot water. The Lodge is equipped with wireless internet, DVD library, satellite television and 24hr electricity. Further to the main house, just across the gardens, is the Pili Pili & Chui guest cottages both with 3 en-suite bedrooms, a private living room, dining room, kitchen and veranda. The cottages are available as extra guest bedrooms or to rent as a whole for a self-catered experience. We can offer a chef and nannies for families at an extra cost. The Kitchen: Our cuisine has developed as a blend of various cultures. Our house chef Samuel Ngige & Purity Nyaruai Wanjau (formerly of Hogmead, Nairobi) both come from families with a passion for cooking and have over 40 years between them in Mediterranean, European, North African, Indian, Swahili and many other cuisines. We cook healthy, locally sourced dishes that everyone can enjoy.We use locally farmed organic produce. Fruit and vegetables, free range eggs, yogurt and fresh cream come from local dairy farms. Fresh fish and seafood is bought in from the coast or Lake Victoria, and spices from Zanzibar provide the perfect seasoning. The veranda, gardens & pool: A major feature of the house design is the long veranda that overlooks the front lawns and gardens. The view is populated with Acacia trees all the way down to the Lake and towards the distant volcanic peaks. The overall impression is one of privacy, quiet and nature's abundance. The gardens are open to wildlife; one can sit peacefully on the veranda and watch zebra, warthog and giraffe that are frequent visitors and come remarkably close. Another attraction is the pool that provides a way to cool down, particularly in the hot and dry season. Wildlife conservancy & Animal Rights Reserved Foundation (ARR): Kongoni Lodge is situated within a wildlife conservancy named ARR Reserve. Guests have the option to go on a game drive where they can see our resident leopards, elands, giraffes, buffalos, warthogs, hyenas, impalas, jackals and many more. You can drive through the hills of Kongoni Estate and enjoy a sundowner around a bonfire or alternatively choose Mundui Estate where flat plains allow you to see Thomson's gazelles and bat eared foxes in their natural habitat. Animal Rights Reserved Foundation's aim is to aid wildlife and support local communities in order to create conservation awareness. From the base, which is located a 5 minute walk from the main house, they operate a mobile vet unit and veterinary centre and rescue animals from all around Kenya. A percentage of every guest bill will be donated on your behalf to ARR. ... more   less 
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