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Sunbird Lodge

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Off Nairobi - Nakuru Highway | Nakuru, Lake Elementaita 20100, Kenya
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Chennai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have travelled a lot but never written, or bothered to write a commentary. But cant resist doing it this time. Thats how beautiful sunbird lodge experience was. We were 3, put in a cottage called nightingale. Its two storeyed, got bed rooms, two bath, kitchen, a large balcony (with all kind of furnitures) with a great view. Note all... More 

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The stay here was amazing. The view is so beautiful, I enjoyed getting up early so I could see all the birds, you will also see a few antelope and hyrax running around. The service was great too, staff went out of their way for myself and the rest of my group. Make sure you ask for a room 'at... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Sunbird Lodge is located about 130 km north-west of Nairobi on good roads of Nairobi-Nakuru highway (i.e., it takes still more than three hours to drive). The lodge overlooks the beautiful Lake Elementaita in the heart of Kenya's Great Rift Valley. The individual bungalows are very spacious with comfortable furniture and most of them benefit from the stunning views to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The Sunbird Lodge has quite some nice features, a really beautiful location at the Elementaita cliffs, nice scenery with an amazing variety of birds; but the overall concept didn't impress me. The heavy traffic from the nearby Nakuru-Naivasha road especially at night affected my sleep. The rooms are spacey, offer the design of the late fifties; but there are better... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The hotel has a wonderful setting on the eastern cliff above Lake Elementaita, with wonderful views to the Sleeping Warrior hills and beyond. You hang out in very nice individual cabin style accommodation with comfortable furniture and the same wonderful views. Great service, the staff were really friendly and helpful. Decent breakfast and restaurant (common to many remote lodges, there... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Sunbird Lodge ia a piece of paradise on earth. Beautiful scenery, fresh air, good food and very friendly staff. And lots of singing colorful birds. The nationalpark Lake Nakuru is nearby and offers a day full of wild animals, this is where we saw the wite rhino and the leopard. A car and a guide is useful for this adventure.... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A stunning well maintained place. The gorgious view on Lake Elementaita is worth the trip from Nairobi. The bungalow are very spacious, confortable and most of them benefit from the stunning view. The food and the service are really excellent. The staff is very friendly and effective. And the lodge is eco-friendly! I therefore will definetively come back there.

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nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We stayed at the lodge last month and I was amazed at its beauty and beautiful environment. The gorgeous view of the lake for from the some of the best hotel rooms I have ever stayed was quite fascinating. This eco friendly lodge is in a class of its own and would not hesitate to stay there again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Our family of 4 stayed at Sunbird Lodge for a couple of nights in September, between safaris in Amboseli and Masai Mara. We came to see Lake Nakuru and the flamingoes as well as Nakuru Memorial Hospital where I was born a long time ago! Sunbird Lodge was an unexpected bonus - a breath of fresh air with beautiful lush... More 

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

A truly beautiful place and very well maintained. The food is fresh and tasteful but the quantity is small! Couldn't explore much because it rained but it is a very scenic place with a breathtaking view of lake Elementaita.

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