Top 10 Places in Lake Naivasha Ideal for Holiday Gateway

Are you heading to Naivasha for the Easter weekend? You most definitely need a chilled place away from the usual city noise and work stress; a place where you can “shut the world out” and enjoy some me-time.

A turquoise pool at Lahai house.

Nomad has sampled a few places for you to consider

Lahai House

Lahai House is located on a 25-acre piece of land, surrounded by exquisite and well-manicured gardens.

The House has 2 cottages with a total of 3 rooms; 2 doubles en suite and one quad-room en suite with 4 single beds.

Its elevation allows panoramic view of the Great Rift Valley, with vistas stretching from the jagged volcanic crater of Mount Longonot, to Lake Naivasha and the sloping shoulders of the Aberdare Mountains.

Dafina Cottage

Perched in a quiet corner off the 17th fairway, Dafina offers breath-taking views of the Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha, Longonot Hills, the Aberdare ranges and Eburu Hills.

Get some quiet time, enjoy bonding session with friends and family or just chill and watch birds fly.

Kongoni Lodge ARR

Kongoni Lodge is set in a private park now known as the ARR Reserve, and offers an idea escape from the bustle of city life.

The lodge can house 10 guests in five differently themed twin/double bedrooms, all with brand new en-suite facilities. One other room is available with a bathroom down the hall.

The lodge also has its own sitting room, kitchen and dining room.

Naivasha Kongoni Lodge

Naivasha Kongoni Lodge comprises of three unique luxury executive suites which feature a cosy living room area, en-suite bathroom with marble basin top, jacuzzi and magnificent four poster king size bed.

It also has a delightful veranda deck where you can enjoy the stunning view of Lake Oloiden.

Bilashaka Lodge

Bilashaka Lodge is located at Lake Naivasha (North Lake road), two-hour drive from Kenya’s capital Nairobi.

For groups, Bilashaka Lodge can be rented on a self-catering basis and can accommodate a maximum of 12 guests in 5 rooms.

The lodge has a swimming pool and a big veranda from where you can see zebras, hippos and buffaloes.

Olerai House

Located on the north shore of Lake Naivasha is an enchanting flower-covered farmhouse, shaded under tall yellow acacias and watched over in the far distance by an extinct blue volcano – Mount Longonot.

Here, you can spend your days in exotic new surroundings of beauty and peace with all the luxuries of home.


Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge

Set in 150 acres of grassland studded with Acacia bushes and trees, the resort is not only home to resident giraffe, waterbuck and both Vervet and Colobus monkeys, but also a night stop for the hippos.

The resort has 21 cottages built in a crescent shape, each with four rooms – two on the ground floor and two at the top, which totals to 84.

It also has two swimming pools with a children’s section and a pool complex with its bar, snack kitchen, pizzeria and health spa.

There is also a tennis court, two conference halls with their four differently sized meeting areas, and stables.

Malu Lodge

Malu Lodge is located on the Rift Valley escarpment to the east of Lake Naivasha, 11km from the main Nairobi-Nakuru road and 14kms from Naivasha town.

Malu is a stunning getaway destination as well as a perfect base for excursions to Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Naivasha, Crescent Island, Hell’s Gate National Park and Kigio Game Reserve.

The lodge has four romantic cottages and two large family villas, each with a sitting room and two en suite double bedrooms, situated at the main lodge area in the centre of the Malu reserve.

The rooms have views over Lake Naivasha and the Rift Valley.

Shwari Cottages

Shwari Cottages are situated in the Great Rift Valley between Mt. Longonot and Lake Naivasha.

Shwari’s four cottages border one of the largest ranches in Kenya called Kedong Ranch giving the area a great, open and peaceful feel.

Each cottage consists of three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The master bedroom has a king-size bed; first guest room has a queen size bed and the second guest room has twin beds. The master room has an en-suite bathroom, while the other two rooms share a common bathroom.

The kitchen is open plan leading to the large living room with fireplace while the dining table seats six people. All houses have spectacular views of the lake as well as Mt Longonot.

Mimosa Cottages

Located in Naivasha, just outside the town centre inside Great Rift Valley Golf Club, this luxurious, spacious and fully furnished cottage overlooks the magnificent Lake Naivasha from a distance.

The cottage has four spacious bedrooms with two single beds in each with en suite bathroom and toilet and balcony upstairs.

Mimosa has a large sitting room with a romantic fireplace, and large dining table that can sit eight people. There are terraces forming a conducive spot for BBQ.


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