We were recommended this lovely place by friends who had stayed there previously, and were certainly not disappointed! We have been to Kenya several times, and stayed in all the so called 'in places' but this beats them all! It is a chance in a life time to stay with a 4th generation young Kenya couple on a glorious working farm, and experience the 'true Africa'. There are an abundance of giraffe, zebra, bush buck, and unusual beautiful African birds everywhere you look, and of course hippos in lake.
We stayed in one of the newly converted stable en suite rooms, which was very simply, but beautifully furnished - all the furniture is hand made from Acacia wood from the farm. The rooms all have their own verandas with lovely comfortable chairs and barbeques, and there is nothing more one could ask for than to sit with a drink at dusk watching and listening to the animals from our veranda.
Julie and Guy are the most wonderful and interesting hosts, and Julie provides delicious home cooked meals which we chose to take with the family (I think they are building a restaurant) and other guests. They will suggest local places of interest to visit, and even accompany you if that is what you prefer. The whole experience is very laid back, and relaxing, and we loved it!
We don't ride, but there is horse riding available on the farm.All meals and wine are included in the very reasonable cost, and they are very generous hosts!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We have converted a stable yard into fifteen beautifully and originally designed contemporary rooms. Four small twin rooms, two with an interconnecting door, four small double bed rooms, six larger rooms each would accommodate families of 4 or 5 and one Deluxe room . All have their own private bathroom and verandah set in a forest of acacia trees with abundant game everywhere. Zebras literally visit guests on their verandahs for early morning tea. Some rooms even have views of the lake. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sanctuary Farm Naivasha, Kenya - Rift Valley