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Hippo Point & Dodo’s Tower

Lake Naivasha | Kenyan Rift Valley, Naivasha, Kenya
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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The manor House at Hippo Point was the fourth stop of our three week safari. We were greeted to this wonderful spot with the warm reception and a beautifully set table in the garden where we had our first sample of Chef Paul's specialties. It was immediately clear that entire staff was there to assure that we were going to... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

The views are simply spectacular. The food fresh, tasty and organic. The people cordial and pleasant. It's nestled between Lake Oloiden, Lake Naivasha and Crescent lake. This place should be experienced more than once. I loved every minute of my stay. There's so much to do make sure you book for at least 2 nights. Go to the top of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

If you want to wake up to zebras grazing outside your bedroom window, walk through lush greenery at 6am to spot the most exotic feathery friends, have a private meal overlooking the pink flamingoes of naivasha lake or just relax by the stunning azure pool with giraffes for company, you will find it here at Hippo Point. My husband and... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

perfect serene and beautiful scenery!suitable for holidays,meetings party great hospitality and beautiful rooms and a perfect view of lake naivasha boat rides and fishing expeditions and camp fires available

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Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Hippo Point is not only a beautiful, idyllic spot with gorgeous sunsets, rolling green lawns, and loads of giraffe, zebras, monkeys, impalas, warthogs and more strolling through the property, it is a beautiful, comfortable stately house staffed by attentive and warm staff that feels more like you're staying in a friend's home than a lodge or hotel. From the freshly... More 

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Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The place is situated outside the usual tourist areas and due to this the peace and privacy we experienced has been unique. The elegance of the Mansion and the Tower are impressive and the privacy you are given makes you regenerate. The lunch was in the garden in front of the lake with a private table only for us and... More 

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3 Thank Roberto M
Nairobi Region, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

It's a beautiful private sanctuary dotted with Hippos,Buffaloes,Zebras,Monkeys, majestic walking Giraffes, haven of birds among many more sorts of flora & fauna.Here you have option of doing night game drive where you can see nocturnal animals.Cuisine is sumptuous Chefs delicacies accompanied with personalized service.What a special way when clients are provided with a surprise sundowner on the shores of Lake... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Dodo's Tower is an extraordinary 20th century folly! It is deeply and truly comfortable, evokes a bygone (or is it?) era, and is set in an exquisite location between two lakes and under the acacia trees. The hippos, giraffes, baboons, monkeys, mongoose, antelope, gazelle and birdlife are a bonus. Go! When the time comes again that travellers don't fear Kenya... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Impalas, Hippos, Birds from out of this world, Buffalos, Giraffes, Zebras. All in one place, on a tiny half Island just 2hrs outside Nairobi. A beautifully maintained resort with friendly staff excellent food and adventure at your leisure. I suggest bringing a pair of binoculars. I've never been a bird lover, but the specimens you can see here surpassed my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

On our second trip to Kenya, we took our two young kids (4 and 7). We have seen 12 different lodges overall, but Hippo Point turns out to be a league of its own. It feels like it's fallen out of time, grounds and house in pristine settings, pure serenity. You can basically walk by hippos and buffalos. Super helpful... More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on an isthmus between the western shore of Lake Naivasha and Lake Oloidien in the Great Rift Valley, and a stone's throw from Hell's Gate, Hippo Point is the stunning brainchild of Michael and Dodo Cunningham-Reid, a totally unique retreat in Kenya, one of the most unusual - and romantic - places to go wildlife-watching.Exclusivity, accommodation and setting all distinguish Hippo Point as spectacular. The combination of the amazing accommodation, service and the natural beauty of Hippo Point generates a sense of privilege about being able to stay here. The feeling is of wild simplicity and unspoiled elegance. Hosts are the Cunningham-Reid family, who have been in Kenya since 1948.Coming to Hippo Point is all about slow-safari and letting go in what we best describe as a hybrid of private wildlife sanctuary and a wild wellness health retreat.Once carried by the sounds of over 500 species of birds and 1,100 animals roaming the grounds you will hopefully let go of your busy life and go with the flow as nature intended.You can choose from any of the luxurious rooms between Hippo Point Manor and Dodo�s Tower � both safe and luxurious spaces for your mind, body & spirit. Here we want you to let go and have fun; catch up with yourself, enjoy family & friends and reboot in nature. Fall asleep under Russian linen sheets, smothered by the stars of Africa, soothed by the sounds of hyena and hippo calling in the night. Wake up early and breath in the cool spring air of altitude (6,200 feet), walk among the game and birdlife along the lake shore, do yoga at sunrise, swim, jog with the zebra, bike, meditate, read or simply enjoy breakfast in bed.Start your day with fresh organic juice and homemade muesli or a horse ride followed by fresh farm eggs � here, you can do what you like when you like � and if you are more than 6 � you get the whole place for yourselves.During the mid morning when the high altitude sun warms you still have a whole day ahead of you � you can be active or lazy, you can enjoy delightful treatments in our lakeside gazebo or in the open air with zebra, giraffe and colobus monkeys looking out with envy. You can read and write in the top of the Tower or ski on the lake with hippos judging your style � all good build up to a delicious poolside lunch of fresh organic greens, juices and the occasional homemade ginger ice cream if you are lucky! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hippo Point & Dodo’s Tower

Address: Lake Naivasha | Kenyan Rift Valley, Naivasha, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Naivasha
Hotel Class:5 star — Hippo Point & Dodo’s Tower 5*
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Hippo Point & Dodo’s Tower Naivasha, Kenya - Rift Valley
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