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Desert Rose Kenya

05/14/2017 05/15/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed February 15, 2017

A feat of local engineering - it took 7 years to build the road up to this lodge and it is one steep and bumpy trip! Spectacular views in a wonderfully remote part of Kenya. However, I was disappointed by the rooms - completely open to the elements and it is clearly a battle to keep them clean. Make sure...

Thank vanessah19
Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Why such a lodge here? That was the first question popping up after climbing what probably is the steepest road I have seen. Fantastic accomodation, great staff, unique surroundings should position this eco lodge on every discerning traveller's bucket list.

Thank Gilles G
Reviewed July 17, 2016

Astonishing place and deco. Beautifully located in the forest. We climbed Mount Nyiru for a breakfast at the top, an absolute must. What a view. Kind Joseph Chege, the manager was always available for us to make sure all was OK. Lunch at the waterfalls just next to the lodge is magic. A great romantic stop for a couple of...

Thank oskarslingerland
New York
Reviewed November 24, 2014

we felt quite welcome by the owner of this lodge. The place is quite isolated, and we reached it by landing our 9-seater airplane on a small landstrip, half-an-hour away. The site is quite enchanting, nested on high hills, with great views over the a large panorama. Dinner was good, wine flowed freely, a nice cricket game on the front...

1Thank Blirola
NewAfriTerr, Director of Sales at Desert Rose Kenya, responded to this review

Dear Blirola, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Desert Rose. We are so delighted you had such a great stay with Emma, and had the opportunity to go for a walk into the amazing forest that covers Mount Nyiro too - this is indeed a very special place! We hope...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed May 12, 2014

This review is long overdue as visited way back in 2010. It was a familiarization tour for me being the reservationist for Desert Rose Lodge. Departed Wilson Airport ex Alexis Peltier charter. The general experience was far beyond my expectation. Indeed one gets to see wonders of creation. It was a 3 days trip and got to fly over Lake...

Thank 569Ruth569
Reviewed November 10, 2013

A beautifully hand crafted lodge in an amazing location. Chef Maina is a creative genuis, food was delicious. The rooms have magnificent views, with hand made authentic furniture. The hikes in the surrounding hills have stunning scenery. Just needs a few tweaks in housekeeping, lighting in some rooms, better communication with the outside world to make this the "NIRVANA" of...

Thank pradip s
Warsaw, Poland and Aroud
Reviewed August 18, 2011

If you dream about "remote destination" or n need of "reset", i don't know better place in the world. 5 star lodge, excellent food, great great great views, hidden in northern kenya, in the middle od nowhere. Not easy to get in (unless helicopter or a private plane) but worth every effort, especially thet the road from maralat is great...

Thank Anafesto
Reviewed August 7, 2007

I would definitely recommend anyone who loves a beautiful enviroment to go to this lovingly built lodge, the photos that are posted on the website do not do justice to the strikingly porpotioned buildings. There is nothing to compare to sitting up in bed and looking out at the clouds sitting on the mountains out of the paneless window-except perhaps...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Desert Rose is a unique eco friendly lodge located at 5,500 feet asl on the verdant cedar forest slopes of Mt Nyiru which towers majestically above the Elbarta plains, between Karisia Mountains and Lake Turkana in North Kenya.It consists of five unique houses accommodating up to twelve people, two cottages with double beds, two twins and a family house. The houses are entirely secluded, which guarantees comfort and intimacy. All are hand-made and individually designed around various natural features. Each suite has its own private flush toilet and an open air en-suite bathroom with a bath. It also has its own patio.The main lounge and a pool area have been hand crafted to blend with the indigenous gardens, landscaped to enhance the dramatic views. In the main lounge guests have at their disposal a fully stocked bar, a sitting room and a fireplace. If they wish, they can also make a bonfire outdoors in a specially prepared fire site. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Desert Rose Kenya

Address: Maralal | Near South end of Lake Turkana, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Turkana District
Price Range: $735 - $1,253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“ask for the wooden room with distant view of the river and a bathtub on the deck”
Blirola, Nov 24, 2014 | Read review
“Jumba ya bao (the wooden house) overlooking the river”
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