Kongoni Lodge Naivasha | Shores of
Lake Naivasha | Kenya
Lodge Naivasha is situated in the rift valley on the
shores of Lake Naivasha in a private park called Kongoni
Valley Ranch about 120 kilometers northwest of Nairobi.
Driving time from Nairobi is 2 hours drive from Nairobi
and 3 hours from Masai Mara. You can also fly from Wilson
Airport to Naivasha Air Strip)
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Naivasha is located in a private park
called Kongoni Ranch. The name "Kongoni" comes
from a species of antelope present in the area. The
ranch is located in the central part of Kenya, some
120 km northwest of Nairobi.
Ranch includes about 1000 acres of savannah, a beautiful
garden, stables, and a holding, whose focal point is
a century old farm, once belonging to Margaret Countess
De Perigny and her beloved husband, Roger. Their tombs,
made of white stones and placed in the central part
of the garden, are today a visible reminder of the former
farm is situated on a volcanic shelf, elevated high
above the Naivasha Lake, which results in its garden
being a natural viewing terrace. Its view takes your
breath away. A wide belt of African acacia, beyond which
gleams the flat surface of the lake, provides the basis
for a panorama of extinct volcanic cones.
Naivasha is a bungalow, built
in colonial style, with spacious verandas overlooking
the Lake Naivasha Valley. A small park featuring characteristic
Euforbi trees, which resemble seaweed in shape, surrounds
Guests can enjoy several
spacious bedrooms with en suite modern bathrooms. They
can also make use of the spacious veranda, living room
with a fireplace and the pool. The chef serves Italian
as well as local dishes.
Ranch estate is located on the
migration route of animals and thus the garden gate
is left open to allow free movement of the animals.
In the evenings the garden is visited by zebras, antelopes,
giraffes, hippos and warthogs.
Naivasha can accommodate 12 guests and has a guest cottage
that can accommodate families.
Lodge Naivasha Accommodation
Residents & Non Residents Residents Accommodation
Large En-Suite Room
aged 7 to 12 Years Pay 50% of the adult rate
Children age 0 to 6.99 Years stay for free/ complimentary
Lodge Naivasha Rates
Unlimited tea, coffee and water (bar drinks at extra
Unlimited use of Lodge facilities including cable TV,
WiFi and Pool area
Full Board accommodation includes 3 meals a Day &
One Sun Downer or Bush Breakfast, with game drive or
Boat trips on Lake Naivasha
Visit to Hells National Park (Transport and park fees)
Mountain bikes 6 US Dollars (500 Kenya Shillings ) per
Visit to Nakuru National Park (Transport, park fees
and a picnic)
* 2/ 3 hour game drive around the 2,000 acre ARR Reserve
25 US Dollars per person (2,100 Kenya Shillings)
* Visit to the ARR Animal Orphanage which includes taking
the animals out and participating at feeding times (Donation)
Naivasha is a private home that offers guests privacy
and exclusivity in a traditional colonial style home.
The house has five en-suite bedrooms with newly renovated
bedrooms are off a central courtyard originally designed
to accommodate the countess’ house guests of which
there were many and frequent visitors.
cuisine has developed as a blend of various cultures.
The house chef who has learnt, like many of Kenyans
best chefs, Mediterranean, European, North African,
Indian, Swahili and other cuisine from the multi racial
background that is Kenya.
aims to cook healthy, locally sourced dishes that everyone
can enjoy. The
lodge use locally farmed fruit and vegetables. Free
range organic eggs, yogurt and fresh cream from the
dairy farm down the road. Fresh fish and seafood is
bought in from the coast or Lake Victoria.
Naivasha veranda and gardens
A major feature of Kongoni
design is the long veranda that overlooks lawns and
gardens with Naivasha acacia trees towards the lake
and volcanic peaks that are so much a part of the rift
valley landscape. The overall impression is one of privacy,
quiet and natures abundance.
gardens are open to wildlife; one can sit peacefully
on the veranda and watch zebra, wart hog and giraffe
which are frequent visitors to the gardens. Another
attraction is the pool which provides a sense of coolness
particularly in the hot and dry season.
is situated on an extensive wildlife conservancy which
has a number of resident leopards, Eland, Giraffe, buffalo,
warthogs, hyenas and antelopes that roam through the
can take a game drive up into the hills behind the house.
Once up in the hills, one is rewarded with views over
the surrounding area and the lake, here guests are provided
with sundowners and appetizers around a large fire.
Kongoni House is equipped with wireless internet communication.
The library has a television with satellite channels.
around Lake Naivasha (excluded in the rates)
Boat trips on Lake Naivasha, where one can photograph
hippo and wide range of birds
Play a round of 18 holes of golf at Green Park, with
stunning views over Lake Naivasha
* Hiking, game drives and a mountain bike trek in Hells
Gate National Park is a favorite activity
* Visit Crater Lake, a vivid green lake that formed
some 30 million years ago in the caldera of a now extinct
volcano. This is a peaceful, remote spot with lovely
views and hiking possibilities
* Elsamere is the former home of Joy Adamson of “Born
Free” is now a residential conservation centre,
with a library, memorial room and gift shop. You can
enjoy traditional tea or lunch on the lawn under huge
old acacia trees, and are invited to watch the film
"The Joy Adamson Story”
* Just outside of Hell’s Gate National Park, Mount
Longonot is an impressive dormant volcano that last
erupted in the 1860s. A five-hour hike encircling the
crater is a possibility for the more active guests
& Reservations for Kongoni
Lodge Naivasha situated in the rift valley on the shores
of Lake Naivasha about 120 kilometers northwest of Nairobi
Office Tel: + 254 (0) 20 2437871
: 0721242711 (Safaricom) - Kenya
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