Best 10 Top Kenya Safari Lodges in Hells Gate National Park


Fish Eagle Inn is located on the southern shore of Lake Naivasha in the Rift Valley of southwest Kenya. It has manicured gardens and rooms with a rustic look yet affording the comforts of modern living.

This rather sprawling place caters for budget travelers, offering everything from tent pitches up to detached lakeside cottages. There is large swimming pool, gym, sauna, basketball and volley ball pitches as well as a pub and restaurant. The hotel is situated on the shores of Lake Naivasha and is approximately 90 km from Nairobi.

The 90 km Nairobi – Naivasha Road gives the visitor an unrivalled view of the majestic Great Rift Valley, through a series of lakes and forested uplands The Fish Eagle Inn also offers guests conference facilities, laundry services, a gym, DSTV, and mature grounds for picnics and weddings.

Camp Carnelley’s is a tranquil camp site situated on the banks of Lake Naivasha. Our camp does not only offer accommodation but guest can enjoy relaxing at the Lazy bone bar and restaurant. We offer a wide range of accommodation to suit all budgets. Accommodation is available in our Banda’s which can sleep up to six people and have en-suite bathrooms. Our camp site and dorm room are ideal for individual travelers or those who prefer to be close to nature.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner is available on request. The lazybones bar and restaurant are the ideal place to unwind and enjoy a lovely meal and make a few new friends. There is also a great selection of music and a place to lie down, relax and read. The games room is equipped with satellite TV, a dart board and a pool table. From here you can enjoy views of the camp.

Elsamere is the former home of the Adamsons at the shores of Lake Naivasha in Kenya. It is a nature lovers’ paradise with a great variety of bird life, wildlife and splendid flora.

Elsamere Conservation was established by the Elsa Trust of the ‘Born Free’ fame. Its aim is to raise funds to support conservation through its field study centre.

The Adamson’s devoted their lives to wildlife conservation and Elsamere carries on their work. Many of Joy’s paintings adorn the walls of the main house and the small museum displays a range of interesting memorabilia.

The Land rover in which George was shot as he drove from his camp in Kora National Park to rescue a guest, who had been captured by Somali bandits, is on view in the garden.

Visitors to Elsamere are accommodated in four cottages, all having verandas with a lake view and en-suite facilities. Accommodation at Elsamere ensures that you have a truly serene environment ideal for relaxing outside on the lawns or within the confines of your cottage, or just enjoying a good read.

Each cottage has an en-suite bathroom, spacious and warm interior, with a veranda providing you with views of Lake Naivasha. Day visitors are also welcome and can browse the museum and shop as well as enjoying an alfresco lunch and what many regard as the best afternoon tea in the whole of Kenya.

Meals are prepared by expert and experienced chefs and served on the veranda of the main house. Where possible, local produce is used by our chefs and aim to cater for any dietary needs of our guests.

Elsamere prides itself on its resident black and white colobus monkeys, hippo, zebra, and eland which frequent the centre. Guided nature walks are available around the compound to see birds and wildlife.

Elsamere also serves as a central point from which you can visit local attractions like Nakuru National Park, Hells Gate National Park, or hike to Mount Longonot. Crater Lake is also close by.

Crayfish Camp is located along Moi South Lake Road 18km from Naivasha town, set in natural Acacia woodland within one of the largest flower farms.

It is popular with both domestic and overseas tourists and offers a wide range of activities such as mountain biking, boating, horse riding, nature walks, indoor games and picnicking. Accommodation comprises of self-contained cottages, modern tents of different sizes, vehicles and boat sleeping rooms as well as camping facilities using your own tents.

The camp is renowned for its excellent cuisine especially fresh Crayfish from Lake Naivasha, our specialty, or choose from the extensive a-la-carte menu as an alternative. From our well-stocked modern bars, restaurant and the open beer gardens, one can have a spectacular view of the Aberdare’s to the east and Eburu Hills to the North West.

Kiangazi meaning ‘hot and dry season’ is a beautiful country house situated on a hill set among delightful lush gardens and rolling lawns with unsurpassed scenery of Lake Naivasha and the Great Rift Valley.

Kiangazi House lies in the wildlife corridor adjacent to the private 20,000-acre Oserengoni Wildlife Sanctuary complete with a fascinating diversity of wildlife including leopard, cheetah, buffalo, giraffe, Grevy zebra, oryx and many species of antelope.

Built in the old traditional-style of local stone and timber, Kiangazi House has double or twin bedrooms, all en-suite. Luxurious features like four-poster beds, romantic turn downs and freshly cut roses, all enhance the personal touch.

Within the house, the private lounges, bar or library, all with fireplaces, are the perfect places to curl up on a couch with a glass of exquisite wine. With so much space and privacy, time here moves slowly and one can be immersed in the African bush without disturbance.

Alternatively, you can partake in a multitude of activities such as day and night game drives, guided bush walks along the lake shore, tennis, horse riding or boat trips on the hippo filled lake. In addition, there is the opportunity to visit the Oserian Flower farm nearby.

Kongoni Lodge is located in a private park, open to all people who want to experience the real Africa, away from the hustle and bustle of Kenya safari tours. It is a special place, remaining on the side-lines of beaten paths overrun by hordes of tourists rushing to photograph yet another representative of the African savannah.

Here, there is no need to rush anywhere, because the animals themselves come onto the ranch to graze. The main building houses six large, elegant bedrooms, with a further two private cottages hidden among the Euforbia trees.

The kitchen serves excellent international cuisine, including Italian and local dishes. They are served in the dining room, on the veranda or by the pool.

The farm is situated on a volcanic shelf, elevated high above the Naivasha Lake, which results in the garden being a natural viewing terrace. Its views will take your breath away.

Ol-Joto/Ole Itiko Cottages is a beautiful venue, situated in Kongoni, past Oserian flower farms on the South Lake Road of Naivasha. A sheltered oasis, clustered around a waterhole and set in the pristine calm of the fresh and lush Naivasha County, Ol-Joto/Ole Itiko Cottages offers a charming blend of luxury Kenya Safaris holidays.

The camp features cottages, each with its own private veranda overlooking the waterhole and built in the style of a game-viewing hide and offers unrivalled wildlife-watching. It’s a grand destination for refuge, peaceful relaxation of the mind, and a place to bond with nature as you enjoy the abundant wildlife and sweeping gardens.

Ol-Joto/Ole Itiko Cottages currently offers four cottages, two six-sleeper cottages and two four-sleeper cottages. Each cottage is unique and offers guests something different and akin to an urban, traditional African concept. The charming cottages are situated on Ol Olien Lake, which used to connect with Lake Naivasha is a very quiet part of Naivasha and offers lovely walks down to the lake filled with abundant wildlife and bird life; especially flamingos that make it their stop-off point at some times during the year. The sheer beauty of the location, peaceful, serene environment plus high level of service, attracts both local and foreign tourists to this area.

Chui Lodge is situated just above the shores of Lake Naivasha within the Great Rift Valley, one of the true ‘Natural Wonders of the World’, set in the privately owned 20,000-acre Oserengoni Wildlife Sanctuary overlooking a waterhole with the dramatic Mau Escarpment as a backdrop.

The Oserengoni Wildlife Sanctuary plays host to a diverse number of mammalian and avian species including leopard, buffalo, giraffe, cheetah, Grevy zebra, Oryx and a large number of plains game. There are eight individual well-spaced, luxurious cottages, each with an en-suite bathroom and delightful veranda.

The dining room, lounge and bar area is simply unique, featuring pillars and murals with intricate African carvings, African antiques and ochre – coloured walls, creating the feel of an artist’s gallery.

Naivasha Kongoni Lodge offers a luxurious stay to guests visiting this picturesque part of Kenya. Comfortable accommodation and state-of-the-art conference facilities makes this an ideal option for leisure and corporate travelers. This beautiful lodge has 26 spacious suites spread over 13 cottages.

Each suite has a double bed and an en-suite bathroom. Two suites share a living area in each cottage. Guests can relax on the private balcony while appreciating uninterrupted views of the surrounding area.

The lodge also has three luxurious suites ideal for couples. Each suite has a king-size bed and a private bathroom. Guests can relax in the open living space, or in the indoor Jacuzzi. These suites also have large outdoor plunge pools and wide verandas offering views of Lake Oloiden.

Sams Gateaway Tucked away in the quiet and rural plains of Gatamaiyu, this spacious Country House lies on three acres of greenery, and offers accommodation for twelve guests in six double bedrooms.

This home will give you all the comfort and trappings of a hotel while giving you privacy. Structures are artistic and vintage with lots of greenery and open places for outdoor activities and parties. There is an outdoor braai area too.

The house is separated into two spacious wings, of which both have a lounge, three en-suite bedrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. A cleaner is at hand to do all the cleaning, leaving guests with more time to explore and enjoy the many attractions that Naivasha has to offer.


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