Lions Bluff is truly exceptional. A 360 degree view. The bush, the mountains, Kilimanjaro, the animals almost at your doorstep.
The lodge is located only 6 km from one of the gates to The Tsavo West national park but you may enjoy equally great game viewing experience within boundaries of the local conservancy. The weird looking, red elephants are abundant, you can see them everyday without even leaving the lodge. Seeing big cats - lion, cheetah and leopard - requires a great deal of luck but that is not different from other parks. Buffalos and antelopes are less numerous than in Masai Mara, Serengeti or Ngorongoro, however, in return you will also see much less tourists and cars.
The lodge as such is nicely designed with great dining area at the top of the hill. Self contained rooms, which in fact are something in between tents and bungalows are spacious, offer a stunning view on the plains and Kilimanjaro.
The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. We had some problems with our Landie and arrived late at night - they sent someone to guide us to the lodge. Next morning - all problems with our vehicle were fixed by 9 am so we didn't miss a thing. One of us came with gastric problems and required special diet - no problem, everything was cooked fresh and according to our instructions.
The food for the regular guests was good, perhaps not exceptional but good enough given the fact that the place is really remote and getting the stuff there is a real challenge.
We spent two nights and one full day in the lodge and promised ourselves to be back very soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Lions Bluff Hotel Tsavo National Park West
- Lions Bluff Lodge Kenya/Tsavo National Park West