Malu's accommodation is, quite simply, beautiful. This, coupled with an innovative restaurant and great service, in the middle of natural leleshwa, makes it very high quality.
Bring your gumboots (a great investment at the local Bata store if your stay is during the rains), bring your book, curl up by the log fire after dinner, see the view of the Lake in the morning (not to mention the lights at night) and be guaranteed a wonderful stay.
For us a key high of our stay was the staff; the room steward who turned down our room and built our fire in the evenings, the Askari who cheerfully walked us back to our rooms after dark, the restaurant staff who handled everything, to the guys who expertly drove us out in the mud after the heavens opened upon Naivasha the day before. The constant impression was of professionalism and care.
The second was the restaurant. There is some innovative cooking and strong, fresh flavours which do much to recommend Malu.
The third was the canopy bed with parachute silk lining the ceiling. A romantic cottage with extra magic.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Malu!Nestled in an ancient forest with sweeping views over the Great Rift Valley, Malu is a stunning getaway and the perfect base for exploring the Rift Valley and many national parks ...a magical encounter with Africa - just 90 minutes from Nairobi.Malu is a small country hotel offering luxury accommodation, superb service & acclaimed cuisine. On Malu's 1800 acre private forest reserve you have the freedom to walk and ride through one of East Africa's original highland forests, where leopard, buffalo and zebra roam. Our horses & mountain bikes provide a unique close encounter with this untouched wilderness.Malu is a stunning getaway destination as well as a perfect base for excursions to Lake Nakura National Park, Lake Naivasha and Crescent Island, Hell's Gate National Park and Kigio Game Reserve.Malu is a stunning getaway destination as well as a perfect base for excursions to Lake Nakura National Park, Lake Naivasha and Crescent Island, Hell's Gate National Park and Kigio Game Reserve. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Malu Hotel Nairobi