Having been born and brought up in Kenya, but not having returned for many years, this was an epic trip covering many parts of the country and now returning with my own family. Lake Naivasha was a place I use to spend many childhood weekends so this area was on the list to visit. After many hours of researching, Chui Lodge was by far receiving some of the best reviews and we were definitely not disappointed. I dare anyone not to feel completely refreshed after visiting Chui Lodge, no matter how stressful their life! This place is magical, from the abundant wildlife to the conservation, from the staff to the cuisine, from the accommodation to the quietly attentive service. Not that we were looking, but we could not find one tiny negative about this place and we have travelled to many parts of the world and stayed in wonderful places. Do come here, you will not regret one single second. Chris our guide was outstanding and an extremely nice and knowledgeable man. The morning bush walk along the shores of the lake, with giraffe and zebra ambling by, dik dik scampering off, antelopes at play, warthogs always looking so busy and hippos languishing in the shallows of the lake basking in the morning sun was glorious. Before the evening sundowner drive, Chris found us leopard and white rhino, buffalo and so much else. Our daughters of 18 and 20 (usually a hard age to please!) were completely captivated by everyone and everything. We can't wait to go back. One word of warning...do not expect to lose any weight whilst there.....the food is outstandingly good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- There are 8 en suite individual and well-spaced luxurious cottages each with its own veranda and views of the Rift Valley escarpment and the Sanctuary. The bedrooms have magnificent four poster king size olive wood beds, roaring log fires, artistically decorated artwork and hand crafted furniture made in our onsite workshop. The dining room, lounge and bar area feature pillars and mural with intricate African carvings, African antiques and ochre colored walls creating the feel of an artist's gallery. A short walk from the main building and cottages is a heated swimming pool with views across the waterhole and the conservancy beyond. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Chui Hotel Naivasha
- Chui Lodge Naivasha, Kenya - Rift Valley