Just lucky to be here over Christmas and the host laid on a splendid meal of ham and turkey (along with fresh cranberry sauce - YUM!). But the best was when the Xmas Hippo came up out of the lake to wish us Merry Christmas (from a safe distance). Sanctuary Farm is a wonderful working farm and game conservation area, so one side has the cows, and the other wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, gazelles & monkeys plus a guest lodge with horse riding safaris, or a boat rides out on Lake Naivasha, We are here because of easy access to Hell's Gate National Park (interesting hike down the Gorge, followed by a dip in the new geo-thermally heated swimming pool), and to hike Mt Longonot (the almost extinct volcano next door). Sanctuary Farm is very pleasant & quiet - The guest rooms are comfortable and set in a refurbished stable (how appropriate for Xmas), 100 yards away is the old Polo Clubhouse with spectacular views of the grounds and lake, and excellent food. Very laid back & relaxing, not presumptuous. A great place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We have converted a stable yard into ten beautifully and originally designed contemporary rooms. Two small twin rooms with an interconnecting door, three small double bed rooms, three large triple rooms each with a kingsize bed and a single bed, two triple rooms each with two queen size beds and a single bed. All of our rooms 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 ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sanctuary Farm Naivasha, Kenya - Rift Valley