We stayed for one night at the Sarova Lionhill, driving from Nairobi where we live. We had a great weekend away—felt like we had been away much longer as we had a very good two day/one night stay at the Sarova. The grounds are all very nice including the swimming pool, with views over the lake. We found the buffet to be of very varied and fresh standard for a lodge buffet (breakfast, lunch and dinner)—one of the best I have had in similar Kenyan safari places. One of our highlights was definitely the breakfast mango smoothie! The rooms are spacious and good value for money. They are situated quite close to each other along a walk way, and the verandas quite small, but the rooms themselves relatively large and practical. As we came as a family, we got two rooms joined by a door inside—this worked very well for us and recommended for families. The staff was all very friendly and helpful. The spa and a massage, available up to 11 pm, very recommended!
The Nakuru park is currently undergoing flooding from the lake which makes some of the parts of the park inaccessible but so far this is not a problem as there are many places to go in the park. We saw a lot of wildlife, and compared to other parks, I would recommend Nakuru for families with small children as you can see a lot in 1-2 hours game drive. Six lions waited for us at a hill right next to the road just as we were about to return from our morning game drive. We do hope that the park management succeeds in managing the floods now with the coming rainy season so that mire of the roads and park (including the acacia trees) do not get further affected.
This was a very good option for a short weekend away as it is close to Nairobi—very recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated at the heart of the Rift Valley, the Lake Nakuru national park is home to one of the most amazing ornithological spectacles in the world - the flight of the flamingos! Aside from the flamingos, the park has over 450 species of birds - a heaven for any avid bird watchers. The park is also a sanctuary to the highly-endangered black Rhino and abounds with other game such as buffalos, lions and the elusive leopard. Just two hour's drive from Nairobi; Sarova Lion Hill is one of only two lodges situated within the premises of the park. Each of the 67 recently refurbished chalets are equipped with modern conveniences and have an astounding view of the pink rimmed lake and the silhouetted hills beyond. Guests can enjoy country-style dining at the flamingo restaurant or if you like, the chef can set up something special under one of the beautiful acacia trees where one can enjoy lunch with an unobstructed view of the lake. The rift valley bar is just the right spot for that magical sundowner. Cultural dancers delight visitors with their enchanting dancing every night. An inviting swimming pool & sauna facilities are available. Guests can also enjoy outdoor massage treatments with the calming sounds of chirping birds. Outside catering facilities complement the "meals served in the bush", provided as premium add-ons, including cocktails at Baboon Cliff. The Lodge also offers conferencing facilities. The Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is one of the most sought after Rift Valley Lodges in Kenya, best known for offering finest quality services. A fabulous outdoor swimming pool to a business conference room, the hotel has almost everything that's required to make your stay a memorable one. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sarova Lion Hill Game Hotel Lake Nakuru National Park
- Sarova Lion Hill Hotel
- Hotel Sarova Lion Hill