I just stayed for 2 nights - it's super peaceful - quaint...
Colobus monkey on the lawns. Zebra grazing on the lawn at dusk, a creaky old dock on the water... felt like 1980. The rooms are spotless, clean and there's a hot shower. The rooms are dated like the house and museum, but it's supposed to feel tht way - like staying at a great-Aunt's house that you don't really know.
I really enjoyed the service - food (Esp. High Tea) - and experience. The best part was having a 2 month old fuzzy baby zebra graze about 2 feet away from me. Hearing the monkeys, birds and hippos by the lake was really special. Definitely would recommend.
Oh, and any net profit goes to the conservation center that allows Kenyans and the public to go to the museum for free, also helps with free field trips for Kenyan kiddos.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Elsamere is the former home of Joy and George Adamson, renowned for Elsa the Lioness who's story was told by Joy in her international bestseller "Born Free" and in the film of the same name.Today Elsamere is a friendly lodge run by the Elsa Trust offering twin bedded accommodation in individual cottages set in the beautiful grounds and offers a homely atmosphere, good food and a relaxing stay.The grounds and lake provide a peaceful environment which abounds with wildlife -notably over 300 bird species making it an ideal stay for all bird lovers. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Elsamere Field Study Centre Hotel Naivasha
- Elsamere Naivasha, Kenya - Rift Valley