Loldia House (Lake Naivasha) Kenya
At Loldia you’ll experience the life of Kenya’s early settlers, the pioneers who cleared the forests and first farmed the rich highlands. Loldia ranch was established by a family who trekked by ox-wagon from South Africa a century ago. Today they still own the land. The original farmhouse is managed for visitors by Governors’ Camps.
It’s an ideal spot to relax, taste the pleasures of
Kenyan country life and explore the Great Rift Valley.
Loldia House, built in the Second World War, nestles under
ancient Acacia trees. Lush lawns run down to the shores of
Lake Naivasha, the Great Rift Valley’s highest and purest
lake. Indigenous plants and flowers fill the gardens. There
are beautiful views of the dormant volcano, Mount Longonot.
Wild animals roam free on the farm. Small antelope wander through the gardens. In the evenings hippo munch quietly by the waterside. We’ve kept the original character of the house: comfy chairs surround a huge fireplace; paintings by an artist who lives on the farm hang on the walls; a deep and shady verandah to relax on and sunbeds in the garden.
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. Nestling under acacia and wild fig trees on the western shores of Lake Naivasha is Loldia House. Each morning you are woken by the calls of the lake’s resident fish eagles and breakfast is served on the lawn where hippos have grazed throughout the night. Guests can explore the farm’s 8,000 acres by foot or on horseback amongst herds of wild antelope and zebra. Warm sunny days are complemented by cozy evenings by the roaring log fire.
In the main house there’s a choice of four en-suite double rooms, with original furniture. And three more rooms in the specially-built Loldia cottage which has it’s own sitting-room, fire and panoramic lake-views.
Mouthwatering meals, with fish and shrimp from the lake, are served under the trees or in the old dining room. Britain’s Country Life Magazine even described Loldia’s manager as "probably the best butler in the world".
Game Viewing / Activities:
Four-wheel drive vehicles are available to take you on game drives around the surrounding area where you can see a whole 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 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 black and white rhino.
Accommodation Rates:- From $385 per person per night sharing. Please contact us for a quote and suggested itinerary