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Reviewed October 27, 2014

This lodge is situated up on a rock. Literally - to access the lodge you must drive over big boulders and then it feels as if you are on top of the world. The villas are large, spacious and wonderful. Food great, guides knowledgeable. Although there are not herds of animals, we were able to see a lot of action. Because there aren't as many animals around, more local predators are hunting. We saw several leopards, cheetah and lions. The only problem about any of the lodges, camps or hotels located on any national reserve is that there are multiple jeeps viewing at the same time that you are. The local tribes need to enforce some sort of limit on jeeps looking at animals. We were told that 4 jeeps at a time was the limit but at almost every time we saw animals, soon after, about 10 - 15 jeeps arrived. Our lodge does not communicate with the other drivers but they look where other jeeps are stopped and come to see what you are looking at. They then call all of the other drivers to come and see. I feel this sort of behavior disturbs the natural habitat of the animals. One lioness was actually about to run towards another animal but a jeep drove right in front to block the animals' view. Private reserves allow only 2 jeeps to view an animal at a time. Great camp but too many other jeeps in the area.

Room Tip: The website advertised free wifi but it was quite sparse and almost never worked. All of the rooms had fabulous views and were large and spacious. Need to remember that even though the rooms are clean, there are still insects, lizards and mice that can easily access rooms.
  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Nancy L
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Reviewed July 4, 2014

Very comfortable hotel with all the modcons and a view of the savannah to boot. Good base for exploring the reserve and sited where you can see some from your room balcony and even the bar and dinning room (if they wander by). The water hole below the bar almost guarantees you'll see something. We saw elephants, an elusive jennet cat and a Nile croc while enjoying cold beers. But even absent the animals, the landscape views are sublime.

Room Tip: Rooms are grouped in separate lodges: 4 to a floor on two floors. Unless you have trouble with one standard flight of stairs, ask for one on an upper floor for the best views. Staff can carry your bags.
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank tjw007
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

This hotel allows for amazing animal viewing. Staff were friendly, food was decent and overall was a great safari experience. Monkeys are jumping around the gardens and over the fence there were crocodiles in the river - thrilling!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank polarbear1992
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

This lodge is really great. The people at the lodge were wonderful. The buffet food was maybe a 7 (on a scale of 1 to 10) - OK but not outstanding. Game viewing was amazing, The pool has great views of game.
The only downside was the warmth of the rooms. They have big open sliding doors, with no screens (maybe for fear of animals getting in.) so they had to be kept closed to keep out insects In any case, the ventilation was pretty poor, so our room was around 81 to 82F day and night. Even with the ceiling fan on high, and just a sheet over us, sleeping was pretty sweaty. The other places we stayed out were much more comfortable for sleeping.

Room Tip: Ask about rooms with good ventilation - we did not, so that may have been our issue.
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank edward19
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

If you want to really feel at one with nature this is the place to stay. Our first night we heard all the sounds of the bush including a lion killing. We visited the local Samburu tribe and had great safaris with Peter. The lodge was virtually empty - probably because the web site said it was closed (which it was after the flood of 2010!!)
Having stayed at other lodges the Lodge was very laid back but this was probably most of its charm.
It was very interesting to meet John who is being sponsored by the Serena group on his research into giraffes - if you go there and see a lone diner invite him to join you as he has lots of fascinating information on the Park. I am not sure why the Lodge don't serenade their sponsorship but it was nice to hear about.
Food was repetitive but I can imagine its remoteness was part of the cause.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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