We stayed here as the second stop on our Pollman's/Hayes and Jarvis safari, coming here from the Masai Mara.
This was definitely the best hotel we stayed at on the trip. The fact it's only a few miles from Nakuru probably helps, but just about everything here was superior and it actually felt like it stood up to international luxury hotel standards.
Starting with the room - it was a little smaller than some of the other places, but better appointed. Electricity and hot water were both 24hr which was a bonus, there was also free wifi which reached the rooms too!
Food was buffet style, but definitely a notch up from other places. When we arrived at lunchtime I was really impressed at the quality and tenderness of the roast lamb on it's own, nevermind compared to the previous place we had been.
Location was also excellent, right in the park and only a few minutes drive to excellent game viewing. We saw White and Black Rhinos, Lion, Hyena and plenty more whilst staying here. A leopard was seen too, but we got there too late to see it. There were usually a few other vehicles around but not too many.
I would really like to come back to see all the famous Flamingos when the water levels are lower and would definitely stay in this hotel again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is nestled along the Lion Hill overlooking the spectacular flamingo pink rimmed Lake Nakuru. Its location affords panoramic views of the Lake and the picturesque Lake Nakuru National Park. A short two hour drive from Nairobi, Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is a favourite with residents and visitors to Kenya.Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is cleverly laid out such that most rooms and sitting areas afford stunning views of the Lake and the Park. The Lodge incorporates natural landscaping with tall acacia trees, winding walkways and greens dotted with bird feeds. The Lodge is a natural haven for bird life and attracts over 50 species of birds amongst the 400 species that inhabit the Park.Lake Nakuru National Park was created in 1968 to protect the huge flocks of over a million the lesser flamingo that breed and nest at the edge of Lake Nakuru, giving it the characteristic pink rim. Lake Nakuru National Park located at an altitude of 4,000-5,767 feet above sea level, covers 188 square kilometers of land of great ecological diversity - from lake water, woodland, bush grassland, to rocky ridges. The park is home to not just the lesser flamingo but over 400 species of birds and one of the few places to see the endangered white rhino. Other wildlife at the park includes lions, leopards, zebra, gazelles, eland, giraffe and the hyrax. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sarova Lion Hill Game Hotel Lake Nakuru National Park
- Sarova Lion Hill Hotel
- Hotel Sarova Lion Hill