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Kongoni Lodge on the ARR Reserve

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England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The loveliest holidays ever,wonderful game drives at night and in the early morning to see lots of wildlife,delicious food and such nice staff.So interesting to see good projects to protect such a magical country.

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Kopavogur, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

thanks to all the faboulus staff of the Kongony logde, what a great surprize in every way. stayed there for six days and it was a great pleasure and personal service all the way, I can reccomend all they have to offer, its sensational, its like stepping into different world, I will be back one day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

A really wonderful experience from the moment of arrival until departure. The setting is so relaxing. The owners and staff were so attentive, friendly and helpful. The game drivers were so patient and provide information as required. A highlight was breakfast by the lake and the boat ride.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Our time here was utterly wonderful! The staff are superb. Wesley is outstanding, and Francis (the in house guide) is phenomenal and supremely knowledgeable. I am vegetarian and the food was marvellous, the most delicious and thought-through, inventive food I have had in the continent - thank you Clara (who is the most smiley person I think I have met!)... More 

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1111NairobiKenya, General Manager at Kongoni Lodge on the ARR Reserve, responded to this review

Many thanks for this wonderful review. I am so glad you enjoyed your time here with the Kongoni staff. Hope to see you again very soon More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

We just had a wonderful stay at Kongoni Lodge. The entire experience was so welcoming and we felt very much at home. The lodge is so charming and comfortable and Wesley and the entire staff made our stay perfect. From sundowners at Margaret's Kopje, to the game drive to the utterly fabulous lakeside breakfast we loved it all. The staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

With a competitive price for Naivasha and very kind staff and management, Kongoni Lodge in ARR is a joy to visit. My girlfriend and I spent a very romantic and relaxing day and a half here. Everything from the animals to food (bush breakfast!!!) is simply stunning, and the rooms are incredibly big and meticulously clean and furnished. I can't... More 

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1111NairobiKenya, General Manager at Kongoni Lodge on the ARR Reserve, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review ! It means a lot to us all. We hope you will return. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

After almost a year of non stop working Kongoni was recommended by friends as a place close to Nairobi for a getaway. When I arrived I was immediately struck by the beauty and elegant simplicity of the house. For 4 days we enjoyed game drives , sundowners, boat rides and delicious food. The staff were friendly and very knowledgeable about... More 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed my time there, food was very good (thank you Clara) and the service (Martin and Wesley). Had a very relaxing massage which really helps after a long work day. And as always the perfect location to see animals and relaxing. Enjoyed it a lot and I will be back hopefully soon.

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Kongoni L, Manager at Kongoni Lodge on the ARR Reserve, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

This lodge has all the potential of being a great weekend getaway place but alas, it is not there yet. Pros - beautiful landscapes -fantastic spot for the bush breakfast -wonderful view for the sundowners -they allow dogs! -friendly staff Cons -We received very little information about the lodge upon arrival. I finally asked on the last day and learned... More 

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Kongoni L, Manager at Kongoni Lodge on the ARR Reserve, responded to this review

We are extremely disappointed on the very few occasions when a guest has complaints about the Lodge. All of us who work so hard here to make sure that your stay is an enjoyable one will think carefully about your comments. However I wish to respond to some of the accusations. We pride ourselves on a relaxed and homely atmosphere... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Kongoni over the weekend with family and loved every minute of it. The views are breath taking, the first stop when you get there is the verandah. Sit for five minutes and take it in. This is a guaranteed therapeutic experience. The kids always run to the pool area. Food is fresh and tasty, the beds comfortable... More 

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Kongoni L, General Manager at Kongoni Lodge on the ARR Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We ,who work hard here at Kongoni Game valley,appreciate it . We look forward to welcoming you again More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Location & Transport: Kongoni Lodge is located on a 2,000-acre estate run by the Animal Rights Reserved Foundation (ARR), populated with vast wildlife, ranging from leopards, hyenas and migratory lions to buffalo and giraffe. It sits in the rift valley, overlooking the shores of Lake Oloiden, adjacent to Lake Naivasha. The lakes are surrounded by Acacia trees and are home to a large hippo population, as well as over 400 bird species, including Lesser Flamingoes. Due to the high altitude of 1884m/6180ft above sea level, mosquitos are very rare and malaria is virtually nonexistent. In peak season, daily Safarilink flights operate to and from Wilson airport in Nairobi, which only take 15 minutes, and flights to and from the Masai Mara are approximately 40 minutes. Alternatively, guests are welcome to book helicopter transport straight from our doorstep to any desired location. Car transport is possible, with Nairobi and Nakuru being two and three hours away, respectively. Accommodation & Communication: With over a century of history behind it, Kongoni is now a private house that opens up for guests offering privacy and exclusivity in a tradition colonial setting. The main house offers five en-suite bedrooms, all off a central courtyard designed to accommodate the late countess. All rooms feature newly renovated bathrooms with 24hr solar hot water. The Lodge is equipped with wireless internet, DVD library, satellite television and 24hr electricity. Further to the main house, just across the gardens, is the Pili Pili & Chui guest cottages both with 3 en-suite bedrooms, a private living room, dining room, kitchen and veranda. The cottages are available as extra guest bedrooms or to rent as a whole for a self-catered experience. We can offer a chef and nannies for families at an extra cost. The Kitchen: Our cuisine has developed as a blend of various cultures. Our house chef Samuel Ngige & Purity Nyaruai Wanjau (formerly of Hogmead, Nairobi) both come from families with a passion for cooking and have over 40 years between them in Mediterranean, European, North African, Indian, Swahili and many other cuisines. We cook healthy, locally sourced dishes that everyone can enjoy.We use locally farmed organic produce. Fruit and vegetables, free range eggs, yogurt and fresh cream come from local dairy farms. Fresh fish and seafood is bought in from the coast or Lake Victoria, and spices from Zanzibar provide the perfect seasoning. The veranda, gardens & pool: A major feature of the house design is the long veranda that overlooks the front lawns and gardens. The view is populated with Acacia trees all the way down to the Lake and towards the distant volcanic peaks. The overall impression is one of privacy, quiet and nature's abundance. The gardens are open to wildlife; one can sit peacefully on the veranda and watch zebra, warthog and giraffe that are frequent visitors and come remarkably close. Another attraction is the pool that provides a way to cool down, particularly in the hot and dry season. Wildlife conservancy & Animal Rights Reserved Foundation (ARR): Kongoni Lodge is situated within a wildlife conservancy named ARR Reserve. Guests have the option to go on a game drive where they can see our resident leopards, elands, giraffes, buffalos, warthogs, hyenas, impalas, jackals and many more. You can drive through the hills of Kongoni Estate and enjoy a sundowner around a bonfire or alternatively choose Mundui Estate where flat plains allow you to see Thomson's gazelles and bat eared foxes in their natural habitat. Animal Rights Reserved Foundation's aim is to aid wildlife and support local communities in order to create conservation awareness. From the base, which is located a 5 minute walk from the main house, they operate a mobile vet unit and veterinary centre and rescue animals from all around Kenya. A percentage of every guest bill will be donated on your behalf to ARR. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kongoni Lodge on the ARR Reserve

Address: Kongoni Lodge & Game Valley | Moi South Lake Road | (Before Kongoni Road Side Village), Naivasha 20117, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Naivasha
Price Range: $295 - $400 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Kongoni Lodge On The ARR Reserve Naivasha, Kenya - Rift Valley
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