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Hippo Point & Dodo’s Tower

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Hippo Point on the weekend after Easter (for a beautiful birthday treat) to a very warm reception by the Hippo Point staff (who - by the way - are one of the best) Set between the two lakes, the experience of a game walk in the conservancy is like no other, almost brushing shoulders with the animals nearby....

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed with my family for a couple of days over Easter at the Hippo point. A place of immense beauty, overwhelming at times.The staff so professional and knowledgeable. Sun-downer in the evening is such a thoughtful moment.The walks both evening and morning are so fresh and the boat rides that one can never have enough of. The coexistence between man...

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Reviewed April 21, 2017

We stayed as a group of friends in Dodo's Tower over a long week-end. The place is stunning - inside and out and it is matched by an extremely high level of service - inside and out. The attention to detail, the care taken by the staff and the personal touches are amazing. Early morning walks with a guide, breakfast...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed March 26, 2017

Hippo Point is one of the most amazing places you'll ever set foot on!! From the moment you arrive, you will feel like you have come to a magical place. Surrounded by wildlife, looking out onto both lakes, smiling friendly helpful faces everywhere that will take care of whatever you might need, to the most amazing fresh food you can...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed March 15, 2017

Just a fantastic place to unwind and enjoy the closeness to nature, but with a touch of luxury. The attention to detail, both in the design of the place and the service cannot be emphasized enough. Hippo Point is a Kenya's answer to the Garden of Eden. I can't wait to return!

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Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Frankly it does not get any better than this anywhere else in Kenya. Fabulous, but bring plenty of $$$. On a night game drive my wife spotted 3 leopards. Food and personal service world class. Also take a private boat trip on the lake from Carnellys. Teaming with hippoes, more than 100 species of birds, and give the boatman $5...

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Reviewed September 4, 2016

Cannot say enough good things about Hippo Point! Nested between Lake Naivasha and Lake Olodien, it is not rare to look out your window in the morning and see 100 water buffalo strolling by. All of the vegetables are grown in gardens on the property – every meal is a dining experience. The table is always beautifully set with napkins...

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Thank Mary R
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Hippo Point was one of those places you will never forget. Squeezed between two lakes in one of the nicest parts of Kenya you're not only guaranteed great views, but also bound to see plenty of Hippos and all sorts of other wildlife. For example, don't be surprised if a family of giraffe walk past as you're having breakfast! The...

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Long Beach, California
Reviewed July 13, 2016

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...

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Nairobi, Kenya
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...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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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
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Hippo Point & Dodo’s Tower Naivasha, Kenya - Rift Valley
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“All rooms are individually and extremely tastefully designed - in the tower and in the Manor.”
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“A room in Dodo's tower will give you the ultimate closeness to the animals in the evening as you can view them from the balcony”
carlssonjonna, Mar 15, 2017 | Read review
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