Places to Stay in Lake Naivasha, Kenya
Places to Stay in Lake Naivasha, Kenya

Places to Stay in Lake Naivasha.

So, I have been receiving numerous questions regards to places to stay in Lake Naivasha, what to do and the attractions surrounding. Not forgetting the best hotels in Lake Naivasha.

I took the time and visited a few places to stay in Lake Naivasha and I only have one word for Lake Naivasha, IMPECCABLE.

This destination brings the coastal and the sea breeze feeling just like you are at the Diani beach Mombasa. Lake Naivasha is 139 Kilometers Square though this largely depends on the amount of rainfall.

Lake Naivasha is the most ideal place for a mini-vacation by the lake. But where will you Stay in Lake Naivasha? How Expensive or affordable is this place? What are some of the attractions besides the lake itself?

I gat you, let us delve in and I think you should run with the smart ideas you are about to read in here. Without much ado, Let’s get in.

Places to Stay in Lake Naivasha/ Hotels in Lake Naivasha.

Well, when it comes to places to stay in Lake Naivasha or hotels in Lake Naivasha you can only think of one main road, Moi South Lake Road. This road is graced and decorated with all the best Hotels in Lake Naivasha. I visited some of the hotels just to be sure.

There are so many of them and I couldn`t visit all, however, I picked 2 Top luxury, 2 top Mid-Range and 3 Top Budget Hotels. Everybody regardless of the budget will have a place to stay..

Disclaimer: These are not the only best hotels in Lake Naivasha but the ones I have visited and experienced firsthand. I only recommend what I have used or experienced.

Budget Hotels in Lake Naivasha.

I visited 2 Top Budget or pocket-friendly hotels in Lake Naivasha and I liked their services. Their rates are wired in a way almost everyone can afford. Classy and affordable. Well, let’s see what we have in the Budget Category.

6.) Naivasha west Beach Camp.

Naivasha West Beach Camp
Naivasha West Beach Camp

This one is at the end of the Kongoni area on Moi`s Lake Road, around 33 Kilometers from Naivasha town.

Upon arrival, you will be welcomed with a fresh juice, swift book in and be escorted to your cosy room. This is one-stop kind of accommodation you will feel like you just conned the owner because the services not to mention the facilities the likes of the swimming pool will make you feel like swiping your card once more just to be at par with the services provided.

They have 20 Plus Room and one of the best places to stay in Lake Naivasha when on a budget. You will get more than you paid for.

The current rate Starts from Citizen Kes6300 Non-residents $93 Bed & Breakfast (Double room). Please Note rates may change without Prior Notice, for easy booking contact designated Tour Operator for quick, easy booking at no extra cost to you.

5.) Burch’s Resort.

"Burch Resort
Burch Resort

Burch Resort is modelled to echo the motif of a traditional Kenyan resort, Burch’s Resort blends locally and internationally with a sophisticated raw touch of African beauty.

Located just 5 Kilometers from Naivasha Town, it boasts of 45 rooms. Lavishly spacious with fast speed internet. Modern styled modular Cottages at beachfront.

Burch Hotel is ideal for family, friends and cooperates team building. Their swimming pool is neat and welcoming

The current rate Starts from Citizen Kes8,000 Nonresidents $100 Bed & Breakfast (Double room). Please Note rates may change without Prior Notice, for easy booking contact designated Tour Operator for quick, easy booking at no extra cost to you.

Mid Range Hotels in Lake Naivasha.

The Mid-Range hotels in Naivasha compared with Luxury Hotels is almost a tie. Some of the Mid-range hotels ironically are pricier than the Luxury hotels. However, there is no distinguished pattern to arrive on whether Hotel A or B IS BETTER. However, each hotel at this level wins in their own way. It could be the service, price or even décor. This leaves it to a rather personal choice. All the same, since I have been to all of them, let me give my personal opinion.

I am only giving two examples in each category.

4.) Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge.

Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge
Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge

From the entrance to being received this could easily tell, you are in an incredibly highly regarded hotel.

Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge is an enchanting setting where extant and incredible comfort blends stylishly with nature to offer an environment where guests can refresh their senses, rekindle their love of travel and reconnect with nature around. Waterbuck and zebras roam around freely giving you that wild feeling effortlessly.

Each room is blissfully private; you can sit on your balcony and watch the roaming wildlife from the comfort of your room, they have optional stylish outside hot showers, that give you the natural feeling and take you off the city daily life.

Do you love solar heated swimming pool? This is the place to do your thing. It is neat and incredibly welcoming. You will have a natural calling to soak yourself in this swimming pool.

The cuisine is world-class, you will not get enough of their food. Naivasha Simba Lodge is simply impeccable for lack of better words.

They also have other Properties in Masai Mara (Mara Simba Lodge) and Samburu (Samburu Simba Lodge)

The current rate Starts from Citizen Kes24,000 Nonresidents $290 Full Board (Double room). Please Note rates may change without Prior Notice, for easy booking contact designated Tour Operator for quick, easy booking at no extra charge to you.

3.) Lake Naivasha Country Club.

Lake Naivasha Country Club
Lake Naivasha Country Club

This hotel has been one of my top picks in places to stay in Naivasha. No doubt their services are top Notch. Their rooms are decently and stylishly decorated in a way that they will give you a direct African but modern touch.

The swimming Area is impeccable with a sound serenity and a cool breeze from the Lake Naivasha which is a stone throw.

Wild animals roam around in the afternoon. You can watch them from the comfort of your room, giving you that natural feeling. Interacting with Zebras and waterbucks all day is something I found incredible. You don`t get to see and experience this anywhere else apart from Lake Naivasha.

WaterBucks Roam Around Freely
WaterBucks Roam Around Freely

The current rate Starts from Citizen Kes19,500 Nonresidents $230 Full Board (Double room). Please Note rates may change without Prior Notice, for easy booking contact designated Tour Operator for quick, easy booking at no extra charge to you.

 Luxury Hotels in Lake Naivasha.

There are several luxury hotels in Naivasha but I have just picked 2 which I have experienced first-hand. We can give them 5 or 4 Stars.

These hotels have a way to find their way right inside your heart. They will charm you with their beauty and there are chances that, they will drug you with their enchanting, stylish and top-notch architectural designs. Not to mention their flawless services. Sometimes money is good, Huh!

Well, that said, let’s delve in and see my top two choices in Lake Naivasha places to stay.

2.) Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge.

Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge
Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge

Whenever someone mentions this hotel in Naivasha, nothing rings in my mind first like the Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge Swimming pool. This is an attraction on its own. No doubt, Naivasha Sopa Lodge leads in Naivasha when it comes to the swimming pool. It will not be a surprise if you spend the whole day in the pool.

Another thing I like about this Lodge, they were considerate about the environment, they did not have to clear trees to build those beautiful rooms but found a way to do the rooms artistically without interfering. This is the reason why the rooms and the swimming pool are a bit apart. But if it takes all that to save nature then this is more than worth the trek from your room to the pool.

Swimming pool at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lake
Swimming pool at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lake

Boasting of 84 rooms. Which Includes 6 interconnecting rooms on the ground floor & 2 wheelchair accessible rooms.

There are several activities, Boat rides, horse rides, biking, outdoor boma dining area, bird watching, nature walks, card & board games.

Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge is one of my best Places to Stay in Lake Naivasha.

The current rate Starts from Citizen Kes19,000 Nonresidents $230 Full Board (Double room). Please Note rates may change without Prior Notice, for easy booking contact designated Tour Operator for quick, easy booking at no extra charge to you.

1.) Enashipai Resort & Spa.

 Enashipai Resort & Spa.
Enashipai Resort & Spa.

This is award-winning, Kenya’s leading Spa Resort, culturally rich, endowed with nature, historically decadent. This is where Nature meets class & decency.

The first thing I saw when driving in was my all-time favourite tall giants, Giraffes. They gave a look like suggesting “Welcome guys” this was already breathtaking if not awe-inspiring since  they ice the cake by being friendly as well. You will find yourself stopping and staring at them as they gracefully graze their dinner.

The rooms are lovely with afro chic decor, the beds are stylishly made in a signature Maasai necklace at the headboards that are copyright to Enashipai.

The Signature of the Beds
The Signature of the Beds

Dance your worries away at the nightclub with screens of 25 55” TVs, the video DJ wall adds a touch of interest that you can only find at Enashipai.

There are several activities, Boat rides, golfing, biking, Maa Museum, bird watching, nature walks, swimming and Children Play Ground. Enashipai is definitely one of the Best Places to Stay in Lake Naivasha.

The current rate Starts from Citizen Kes19,500 Nonresidents $230 Full Board (Double room). Please Note rates may change without Prior Notice, for easy booking contact designated Tour Operator for quick, easy booking at no extra charge to you.

Places to visit in Naivasha.

Apart from the Places to Stay in Lake Naivasha. This engrossing destination is surrounded by several incredible attractions. You can take a day off from your hotel if you are staying for a long or short period. Though the most ideal is from Nairobi, to do some of the activities and spend a night or more in one of the hotels in Naivasha.

You can also visit these places and still manage to go back to Nairobi since it is a maximum of 1.5 to 2 hours’ drive.

These are some of the Destinations.

. Hell`s Gate National Park.

Spectacular scenery, scary name but worth your time. Hell`s Gate National Park is one of those remarkable Attractions in Naivasha. The water gouged gorges, stark rock towers, scrub clad volcanoes and belching plumes of geothermal steam make it one of the most atmospheric Parks in The World.

Charges

  • Citizen – Adult Kes250 Child Kes200
  • Non-Resident $20 Child $15

. Crescent Island.

There is just one “Crescent Island Game Sanctuary”. Located on Lake Naivasha, in the Great Rift Valley, Kenya. It is one of the most attractive parks in Kenya and is often called Naivasha’s if not Kenya`s best-kept secret. The Crescent is surrounded by water, it is currently only accessible by boat from the East or Westside.

Charges

  • Citizen – Adult Kes600 Child Kes300
  • Non-Resident $20 Child $15

. Crater Lake in Naivasha.

This incredibly beautiful volcanic crater lake is tasselled with acacia trees. The Crater lake is also known as Sonachi is one of a kind Saline Alkaline Lake, located west of Lake Naivasha in a large Volcanic Crater, it is privately owned and maintained as a Game Sanctuary as well. READ:- how to plan a perfect Day Trip to Crater Lake in Naivasha

. Kigio Wildlife Conservancy.

This sanctuary belongs to the local community which manage it. The wandering wildlife in the sanctuary includes the African buffaloes, leopards, hippos, hyenas and waterbucks. There are also more than 250 Bird species.

. Lake Oloiden.

This is the down looked lake in Naivasha. It used to be a salty lake but since the rise of the waters. It has since become a freshwater lake. Just 200 Meters away from the Lake Naivasha. Many people assume it is the same thing (Lake Naivasha) which is not the case.

Should the water levels go down it is said that it will turn back to being a Salty lake.

. Mount Longonot.

It seats and rises from the floor of the rift valley. This extinct volcano mountain has a thick forest within the crater which hub. The lions, leopards, Buffalos, The Elands, Giraffes, Waterbucks etc.

The volcanic rim provides impeccable scenery of the rift valley all the way to Lake Naivasha. Mount Longonot is one of the most visited Attractions in Naivasha

Charges

  • Citizen – Adult Kes600 Child Kes300
  • Non-Resident $20 Child $15

. Geothermal & Spa.

The warm healing water is an opaque bright turquoise which leaves you feeling cleansed and refreshed. Soak yourself in this rare kind of medicine and “cure” some of your unknown illnesses. Well, the known ones are Psoriasis, Fibromyalgia and Arthritis since the water is rich in minerals such as Sulphur and silica.

Charges

  • Citizen – Adult Kes350 Child Kes250
  • Non-Resident $30 Child $20.

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