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The Sleeping Warrior Lodge
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    Reviewed April 12, 2013

    Lake Elementita is placed right between Naivash and Nakuru (Rift Valley, Kenya) and when the water are not that high it is all pink of Flamingos. on its South, on an extraordinary volcanic crater area, a small and unknown reserve where this lodge is located.
    It is not easy making a place safe and convenient for man without driving the wildlife away. It seems like this place is where it was done big time. If you want to walk from the restaurant to your room at night (impossible without 2 Massai warriors company!) the chance that you meet a Buffalo on your way is very high..
    The rooms are perfectly designed and highly convenient. I recommend opening all blinds and let some of the wilderness penetrate your dreams.
    For one who live and work in Kenya for the last 4 years, The notion of how few restaurants can be expected to surprise you with a real good steak keeps one's expectations low... here the surprise was beyond and above! it was Excellent!

    Sleeping warrior is not moderate when it comes to price. Yet it certainly gives good value for that cost.

    • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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    Thank Joseph_Livne
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    Reviewed March 1, 2013

    The lodge is a bit hard to reach as it's in the middle of a small conservative, exclusive, so you will not be bothered with so many safari seekers, but you have to have 4x4 car if you want to drive yourself. We spent two nights there, one of them was the New Year’s Eve and it was lovely. It is a family run place so you will feel special. The owners come and greet you every meal and they have a table just beside you. Little number of lodges, fully furnished, and with plenty of hot water and security all around so it's comfortable and safe. The view from the lodges is great as it oversees an old volcano. We had a trip around with our car and we saw a lot of zebras, gazelles, and some buffaloes. We had a Masai celebration for the New Year and it was very nice. The place is so family oriented and privacy is the key here... It was a lovely trip and we will go back with family members...

    Room Tip: All lodges are good and have super view... They are far from each others so you have good privacy...
    • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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    Thank EgyptianJudge
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    Reviewed February 17, 2013

    Amazing view of the crater and the sleeping warrior 'mountain' and other unique Rift Valley landscape features, Lake Elementaita can also be seen in the distance. We walked around to see the grounds and the pool was gorgeous, with another great view.
    We had lunch at the lodge which was a set menu, the service was quick and friendly. The food was pretty average resort food, but considering the price it was really the amazing location and the cost of logistics we were paying for- we calculated 8 km from the main gate plus the distance from the Nakuru-Nairobi highway, so it is quite a distance.

    • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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    Thank ehmjae
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    Reviewed January 27, 2013

    This place was perfect to be just off the beaten path. The private reserve was nice so that we could do evening game drives. And dinner by the fireplace was very romantic. The staff was great and really enjoyed playing with our young son.

    • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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    1  Thank bdj108
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    Reviewed January 6, 2013

    We stayed two nights at Sleeping Warrior Lodge as a family of four and found it to be an excellent hideaway with top quality accommodations and food. It's ideal for a weekend getaway from Nairobi or for travelers coming from much farther away. One could easily do a week at the lodge, including drives to Lake Elmentaita, Lake Bogoria and Lake Nakuru National Park, and a hike up Sleeping Warrior itself. The volcanic landscape of the place is otherworldly, and it's an ideal spot for birding and some game drives as well. The safari guide named John knows his stuff and clearly likes his work. The staff work well as a team, and the owner makes an effort to meet all of the guests.

    • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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    Thank Ross V
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