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Loldia House

Rift Valley & the Lakes

Rating: Mid-range    

Loldia House overview

Loldia House is on a 2,630 hectare ranch near Lake Naivasha. The original farm was settled some 100 years ago the property is owned by the same family today. The current house, built during the second world war, is set on lawns which lead down to Lake Naivasha. The extensive gardens contain acacia and wild fig trees and numerous indigenous plants and flowers, and abundant birdlife. There is an inviting infinity pool and sun loungers in the garden, ideal for relaxing.

Bedrooms, all en-suite, are arranged in separate cottages in the gardens, including Top Cottage which, with its three bedrooms and sitting room makes perfect family accommodation. There is also one bedroom in the main farmhouse. The farmhouse is the main social area with comfortable lounge and dining areas and a veranda.

During your stay you are free to walk around the grounds where you may spot impala, waterbuck and other plains game as well as the farm's cattle and ostriches, and guides are available to show you round the farm. There are lots of activities on offer, such as day trips to Lake Nakuru, wildlife watching at Lake Naivasha, game drives, guided walks, boat trips and picnic lunches.


Open: Loldia House is open all year.

Location: The farmhouse is on a ranch near Lake Naivasha, about a 25 minute flight or a two hour drive from Nairobi.

Rooms: There are ten guest rooms in total. One is in the original farmhouse, six are located in three cottages in the gardens, and three are in Top Cottage which has its own sitting room and is perfect for families and groups of friends. All bedrooms are en-suite with a bath, shower, basin, flush toilet and toiletries. Room service is offered on request.

Activities: Take a guided tour of the working farm, go bird watching at Lake Naivasha, accompany a guide on a halfday walk around Crater Lake, take day and night game drives near the ranch, visit a nearby flower farm, watch flamingos at Lake Bogoria, enjoy a day trip to neighbouring Eburu Forest, spend a day at Lake Nakuru, explore Hell’s Gate National Park. Staff can arrange a walk and picnic lunch on Crescent Island, visits to Loldia school which is supported by Loldia House and a trip to the Joy Adamson Museum. More adventurous and suitably fit guests can climb Mount Longonot, bookable in advance. Golfers can play a round at Great Rift Valley Lodge. Some of these activities incur an extra charge.

Facilities: There is a sitting room with an open fire and deck, and a dining room in the main farmhouse. Outdoors there's an infinity swimming pool. The lodge has a gift shop. The property extends to 2,630 hectares. There is a free laundry service.

Dining: Meals are eaten in the dining room and outside in the gardens.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome.

Health: This is a malarial area.

Communication: There is mobile phone coverage and Wi-Fi internet access in communal areas.

Eco: Loldia House’s manager formed the Loldia School Fund, a UK registered charity dedicated to improving conditions and facilities at the local school.

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Loldia House founded the Loldia School Fund, a registered charity that raises funds to support the local school. since its inception the charity has helped rebuild the school, and some of the pupils have received scholarships to attend secondary school, and others have gone on to university in Kenya and South Africa.  



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