Jambo! A superb way to start a most amazing experience. A wonderful welcome from George & his lovely smile at the airport & a drive starting with the hustle & bustle of Nairobi followed by awe inspiring scenery of the Rift Valley & then the absolute serenity of Loldia House. It is like going back in time to colonial Kenya. The house & rooms were simple but full of character. The gardens were beautiful with the view of Lake Naivasha. Having hippos, buffalo, impala, baboons etc within a stones throw is a thrilling experience & you felt very safe with the subtle but present security. Not to mention the variety of birdlife. All the staff were amazing. The service was wonderful & they were always willing to chat with a smile. The manager, Heather, was superb. She was very hands on & down to earth. She made you feel at home straight away. The food was very good & a lot of it. Our guide, Evans, was friendly & knowledgeable & we had a brilliant time on the trips. Lake Nakuru National Park is a great introduction to the wildlife & the boat trip with the thousands of flamingos was out of this world. We stayed two nights & absolutely loved it. Definitely could have stayed longer as there was more to see. There is honestly nothing we didn't like. It is a special place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Loldia House you’ll experience the life of Kenya’s early settlers. Loldia House is an ideal spot to relax, taste the pleasures of Kenyan country life and explore the Great Rift Valley. There are beautiful views of the dormant volcano, Mount Longonot. Wild animals roam free on the farm and in the evenings hippo munch quietly by the waterside. Loldia House is only a two hour drive from Nairobi and within easy reach of Nairobi’s International Airport. It is a perfect place from which to begin your exciting safari holiday around Kenya. It is also conveniently located for day trips to the famous Lake Nakuru National Park. There are now also daily flights on Governors Aviation direct from Loldia House to the Masai Mara. Governors has been pioneering immersive and transformational safaris in the Mara since 1972. We were the first operators to be permanently based inside the Mara, our site was chosen for its prime location and was the designated “getaway” for the Governors of Kenya. Unfenced and right in the heart of the action. Our camps are Located in some of the best and most precious Wildlife Locations in the world. We are a family with a colourful cast of characters that embodies the spirit of safari, while placing the care of the environment, community and conservation at the heart of everything we do. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Loldia House Hotel Naivasha
- Loldia House Naivasha, Kenya - Rift Valley