Loldia House (Lake Naivasha)
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
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
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
Accommodation Rates:- From $385 per person per night sharing. Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary