Lake Naivasha, Kenya
One of Kenya’s oldest colonial homesteads, Loldia House immerses visitors in the atmosphere of yesteryear. Wooden beams, antique furniture, afternoon tea served on the lawn...there’s a glamour and grandeur to staying here, one that always has us wanting to return.
Nestled right on the edge of Lake Naivasha, Loldia house is the perfect place to ease yourself into your African safari before you head to the Mara. As part of the Governor’s collection with a direct daily flight to the Mara, it is the ideal place to start your trip before heading to Governors, Little Governors or Il Moran.
The house is set on a sprawling private farm, where wild animals live alongside livestock. Stay in the main house or one of the lovely cottages scattered throughout the gardens. Top Cottage is ideal for bigger groups, with three bedrooms, a lounge area and log fire, with fantastic views.
Don’t miss the opportunity for a night-time drive, which regularly encounters elusive predators like aardvarks and bat-eared foxes. You certainly won’t miss the hippos; their raucous antics will be a constant throughout your stay.
The new dining room transports you back in time to the explorer's era, where you can enjoy an idyllic candlelit dinner before retreating to the snug bar area for a relaxed tipple. During the day, take a dip in the infinity pool and look out onto the verdant gardens where you may discover small creatures soaking up the sun too.
A wide range of activities are possible in the surrounding area, most of them half-day trips to wildlife-filled parks or spectacular volcanic remains. As such, Loldia House also works well as a leisurely multi-day stop that blends nature with relaxing activities.
- All rooms have a double bed
- All meals
- Bush dining
- Guided walks
- Boat safaris (Lake Naivasha)
- Day trips to Lake Nakuru and Hell's Gate
Open all year round, children of all ages welcome.
This lodge can be booked as part of a tailor-made safari, with or without flights. Per person per night prices from £265 / €305 / $345