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Loldia House

Lake Naivasha, Kenya

Loldia House is situated on the lush green shores of Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley. With just nine rooms, it is one of Kenya's oldest colonial farms and is a great base to explore the area or just relax in this beautiful setting.

At a Glance

  • On shores of Lake Naivasha with beautiful views over to Mount Longonot

  • Day trips to Lake Nakuru National Park

  • Boat excursions on Lake Naivasha.

  • Horse riding around Loldia House.

  • Guides walks around Loldia House

Adventure, Fishing, Eco/ethical tourism, Family

Insider's View

Watching the local hippos mowing the lawn in the middle of the night through my bedroom window is a sight I will never forget.

Louisa Ross-Taylor

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Loldia House or take a look at our itineraries to Great Rift Valley

Description

Loldia House is a traditional Kenyan homestead found nestling in the shade under acacia and wild fig trees on the western shores of Lake Naivasha. Each morning you are woken by the calls of the lake’s resident fish eagles, you will then be served breakfast on the lawn where hippos have grazed throughout the night. Guests can explore the farm’s 8,000 acres on foot or horseback amongst herds of wild antelope and zebra. A truly unique experience. Warm, sunny days are complemented by cozy evenings sat around the roaring log fire. At the end of the day, enjoy a hosted scrumptious alfresco dinner under the spreading fig trees or in the original dining room.

4 x 4 vehicles are available to take you on game drives around the surrounding area where you can see a wealth of wildlife including leopard, buffalo and hippo. Boat trips on the lake give you the opportunity to experience the huge numbers and variety of bird life. Loldia House provides an excellent base from which to explore Lake Nakuru National Park which is famous for its resident pink flamingos and healthy numbers of both the endangered black and white rhino. Guests can also climb Mount Longonot, which is opposite Loldia House on the other side of the lake. A nice treat is to take a picnic lunch on the picturesque Crescent Island. Or perhaps you can get involved in a local community project to leave your mark on the area? Whatever you decide to do, you will be sure to leave with a very unique and special experience from your time spent at Loldia House.

Accommodation

Loldia House has four rooms in the main house with two separate cottages in the gardens, one has three rooms and the other has two, making a total of nine twin or double rooms. All the accommodation is in the old colonial English style creating a homely and friendly atmosphere for guests.

Childcare

Whilst there are no specific facilities for children they are more than welcome to stay at Loldia House and babysitting can easily be arranged.

Facilities

Loldia has its own tennis court within the grounds for guests to enjoy. There is also a curio shop selling lots of local crafts and trinkets.

Loldia House prides itself on a very high standard of cuisine and personal service. Guests can eat alfresco under the spreading fig tree in the gardens or within the colonial-style dining room. All meals and most activities are included in your stay and can be tailored to suit guests own requirement.

Activities

At Loldia House there is plenty to keep you busy, horse riding on the ranch, game drives, bush walks, boat trips on Lake Naivasha, fishing, tennis and night drives. Activities can be tailored to suit each guest, other options include trips to visit Hell's Gate National Park with its spectacular canyon, hot springs and abundant wildlife, also boat trips to Crescent Island or a game of golf.

Location & Directions

Lake Naivasha, Kenya

Loldia House is an old farmhouse on the north western part of Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley, Kenya. The house is set in lawns, which are grazed at night by hippos from the lake, and ideally situated to visit the flamingo lakes of Nakuru, Elementaita and Bogoria, one of the great spectacles of Africa.

When to go

Kenya is a dry country, with regional variations in temperature and rainfall. On the coast, the weather is tropical with high humidity in April and May, and occasional monsoon winds. Inland (including the Central Highlands and Rift Valley) the climate is temperate. The long rains fall from March to May and the short rains fall from late October to December. The best time to visit is usually July to February, and the wildebeest migration usually occurs from mid-July to September.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Loldia House or take a look at our itineraries to Great Rift Valley

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