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“Simply perfect!” 5 of 5 stars
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Ranked #17 of 183 Specialty Lodging in Nairobi
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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“Simply perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011

Sitting down to write this review, I am honestly at a loss for words. We have had the most amazing stay at Malewa River Lodge. The staff made us feel incredibly welcome and relaxed. The guide who took us on both of our River walks was incredibly informative and enthusiastic, and went out of his way to make sure we saw all that the Kigio conservancy has to offer. The food is delicious, and plentiful! Staying at Malewa, you really feel like you have found a little piece of Africa that is undisturbed and away from all the crowds that you may find in other parks. We would recommend Malewa to our closest friends and family, and hope to make a return visit ourselves one day...... Thank you guys, for such a wonderful stay!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

Malewa River Lodge is relatively unknown but shoule be more widely appreciated. It is not far off a main road but wonderfully unspoilt. Perhaps an hour and a half from Nairobi, its riverside location is great for bird and animal life but its height means that there are no serious mosquitos. Don't expect big cats round every corner or great herds of anything, it's not that sort of place, but you can get up close to giraffe and hippos. When we stayed (six of us in three thatched bungalows) we were the only people there so we had wonderful service. The food was great in the evening and after our meal we sat round a roaring fire, wrapped in Maasai shukas, provided by the Lodge. We had a free guided walk by the river with a hugely informative guide. If they hae any economic sense they'll charge a few shillings for this and keep the project solvent. The lodge and the rest of the project is both eco-friendly and sensitive to the local community, which, if I'm right, has a share in the project itself.

In the ratings below, only an idiot would want a swimming poolm or a spa here and kids who need 'activities' should be left at home. Kids who appreciate nature close up and, I think, a few board games in the evening would be fine.

Wheelchair access would be difficult but perhaps not impossible. Worth checking this beforehand.

On the all important breakfast test, 'How close does it come to an Ulster fry?' Pretty close indeed, if they ever discover the delights of soda farls and fadge, they'll be perfect.

Room Tip: All rooms overlook the river
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  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: Malewa Wildlife Lodge
Address: Nakuru-Naivasha Road, Nairobi 00606, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
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Ranked #17 of 183 Specialty Lodging in Nairobi
Hotel Class:4 star — Malewa Wildlife Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5

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