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A family owned, colonial style property, Loldia House sits on the shores of Lake Naivasha surrounded by abundant gardens. Belonging to the Governors’ Camp Collection, the house is charming with exceptionally warm hospitality and access to a range of great activities. Perfect for travellers looking for a homely stay in pretty grounds.


Plan your journey

Location

Loldia House is on the Northwest side of Lake Nakuru National Park and sits on the shores of Lake Naivasha in the heart of the Rift Valley. The property is situated on a 2,630 hectare ranch and boasts extensive gardens containing acacia and wild fig trees, indigenous plants and flowers and a host of birdlife.

Rooms

Guests can choose from four rooms in the family house, furnished in traditional settler style or in separate cottages spread over the grounds. The original garden cottage is surrounded by lush foliage, a newly-built cottage sits on the lakeshore with views across the lake and up on the hill is the Loldia cottage with panoramic views, an open log fire and three double rooms.

Communal Areas

Built by Italian prisoners of war in the early 1940’s, the house retains a traditional farmhouse style with a comfortable lounge, dining area and pretty porch. Guests can dine outdoors on a long communal table, wander the grounds or relax in the sun loungers in the verdant gardens.

Activities

Guests are free to roam the grounds of Loldia with the likelihood of spotting waterbuck, impala and other plains game. Guides are also available to take you around the farm to visit the farm’s cattle and ostriches. Off-site activities include game drives, day trips to Lake Nakura, bird-watching at Lake Naivasha and an opportunity to explore Eburu forest, home to the endangered Mountain Bongo. Visit the cliffs of Hells Gate National Park, picnic on the picturesque Crescent island or get a taste of the community by visiting Loldia school.

Fully inclusive

Accommodation
Breakfast, lunch and evening meal
Game drive at Lake Nakuru National Park

When to go

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DRY SEASON

This is usually the driest time of the year, you can expect sunny skies (with perhaps the occasional shower) and pleasant temperatures. Animals tend to congregate around the lakes and waterholes, so game viewing should be excellent. The vegetation will also be quite thin, improving visibility at sightings. Overall an excellent time of year to visit.

Migratory birds will be there in good numbers and in their full breeding colours.

Its location so close to the equator means that Lake Nakuru & the Southern Rift Valley Lakes have very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,755 to 2,053m or 5,758 to 6,736ft) moderate these to a surprisingly cool average midday high of 25°C/77°F throughout the year. The mornings can be quite chilly, so be sure to bring a fleece.

Unlike most of Kenya where there are two wet seasons, around Nakuru & the Southern Rift Valley rain is possible throughout the year, but much more likely and with more intensity from March to May. Overall rainfall amounts are relatively low, so it is possible to have great safari experiences throughout the year.

DRY SEASON

This is usually the driest time of the year, you can expect sunny skies (with perhaps the occasional shower) and pleasant temperatures. Animals tend to congregate around the lakes and waterholes, so game viewing should be excellent. The vegetation will also be quite thin, improving visibility at sightings. Overall an excellent time of year to visit.

Migratory birds will be there in good numbers and in their full breeding colours.

Its location so close to the equator means that Lake Nakuru & the Southern Rift Valley Lakes have very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,755 to 2,053m or 5,758 to 6,736ft) moderate these to a surprisingly cool average midday high of 25°C/77°F throughout the year. The mornings can be quite chilly, so be sure to bring a fleece.

Unlike most of Kenya where there are two wet seasons, around Nakuru & the Southern Rift Valley rain is possible throughout the year, but much more likely and with more intensity from March to May. Overall rainfall amounts are relatively low, so it is possible to have great safari experiences throughout the year.

WET SEASON

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year. This wet season is also often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain. As a consequence of the rainfall roads can be hard to navigate and wildlife a little harder to spot. On the plus side rates are at their cheapest and visitor are low, offering a more private safari experience for those who don’t mind taking their chances.

Its location so close to the equator means that Lake Nakuru & the Southern Rift Valley Lakes have very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,755 to 2,053m or 5,758 to 6,736ft) moderate these to a surprisingly cool average midday high of 25°C/77°F throughout the year. The mornings can be quite chilly, so be sure to bring a fleece.

Unlike most of Kenya where there are two wet seasons, around Nakuru & the Southern Rift Valley rain is possible throughout the year, but much more likely and with more intensity from March to May. Overall rainfall amounts are relatively low, so it is possible to have great safari experiences throughout the year.

WET SEASON

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year. This wet season is also often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain. As a consequence of the rainfall roads can be hard to navigate and wildlife a little harder to spot. On the plus side rates are at their cheapest and visitor are low, offering a more private safari experience for those who don’t mind taking their chances.

Its location so close to the equator means that Lake Nakuru & the Southern Rift Valley Lakes have very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,755 to 2,053m or 5,758 to 6,736ft) moderate these to a surprisingly cool average midday high of 25°C/77°F throughout the year. The mornings can be quite chilly, so be sure to bring a fleece.

Unlike most of Kenya where there are two wet seasons, around Nakuru & the Southern Rift Valley rain is possible throughout the year, but much more likely and with more intensity from March to May. Overall rainfall amounts are relatively low, so it is possible to have great safari experiences throughout the year.

WET SEASON

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year. This wet season is also often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain. As a consequence of the rainfall roads can be hard to navigate and wildlife a little harder to spot. On the plus side rates are at their cheapest and visitor are low, offering a more private safari experience for those who don’t mind taking their chances.

Its location so close to the equator means that Lake Nakuru & the Southern Rift Valley Lakes have very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,755 to 2,053m or 5,758 to 6,736ft) moderate these to a surprisingly cool average midday high of 25°C/77°F throughout the year. The mornings can be quite chilly, so be sure to bring a fleece.

Unlike most of Kenya where there are two wet seasons, around Nakuru & the Southern Rift Valley rain is possible throughout the year, but much more likely and with more intensity from March to May. Overall rainfall amounts are relatively low, so it is possible to have great safari experiences throughout the year.

DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies. Also, one of the cooler periods, which makes midday temperatures a little more pleasant. The rains earlier in the year should also have cleared a lot of dust in the sky, making the long distant views outstanding.

As the land begins to dry up the wildlife will become more concentrated around remaining water sources, making it that bit easier to spot.

Its location so close to the equator means that Lake Nakuru & the Southern Rift Valley Lakes have very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,755 to 2,053m or 5,758 to 6,736ft) moderate these to a surprisingly cool average midday high of 25°C/77°F throughout the year. The mornings can be quite chilly, so be sure to bring a fleece.

Unlike most of Kenya where there are two wet seasons, around Nakuru & the Southern Rift Valley rain is possible throughout the year, but much more likely and with more intensity from March to May. Overall rainfall amounts are relatively low, so it is possible to have great safari experiences throughout the year.

DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies. Also, one of the cooler periods, which makes midday temperatures a little more pleasant. The rains earlier in the year should also have cleared a lot of dust in the sky, making the long distant views outstanding.

As the land begins to dry up the wildlife will become more concentrated around remaining water sources, making it that bit easier to spot.

Its location so close to the equator means that Lake Nakuru & the Southern Rift Valley Lakes have very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,755 to 2,053m or 5,758 to 6,736ft) moderate these to a surprisingly cool average midday high of 25°C/77°F throughout the year. The mornings can be quite chilly, so be sure to bring a fleece.

Unlike most of Kenya where there are two wet seasons, around Nakuru & the Southern Rift Valley rain is possible throughout the year, but much more likely and with more intensity from March to May. Overall rainfall amounts are relatively low, so it is possible to have great safari experiences throughout the year.

DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies.

As the land continues to dry the wildlife will become more concentrated around remaining water sources, significantly improving the odds of good sightings. Vegetation will also be much thinner towards the end of the dry season, which will again improve the odds of having some great sightings!

Its location so close to the equator means that Lake Nakuru & the Southern Rift Valley Lakes have very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,755 to 2,053m or 5,758 to 6,736ft) moderate these to a surprisingly cool average midday high of 25°C/77°F throughout the year. The mornings can be quite chilly, so be sure to bring a fleece.

Unlike most of Kenya where there are two wet seasons, around Nakuru & the Southern Rift Valley rain is possible throughout the year, but much more likely and with more intensity from March to May. Overall rainfall amounts are relatively low, so it is possible to have great safari experiences throughout the year.

DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies.

As the land continues to dry the wildlife will become more concentrated around remaining water sources, significantly improving the odds of good sightings. Vegetation will also be much thinner towards the end of the dry season, which will again improve the odds of having some great sightings!

Its location so close to the equator means that Lake Nakuru & the Southern Rift Valley Lakes have very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,755 to 2,053m or 5,758 to 6,736ft) moderate these to a surprisingly cool average midday high of 25°C/77°F throughout the year. The mornings can be quite chilly, so be sure to bring a fleece.

Unlike most of Kenya where there are two wet seasons, around Nakuru & the Southern Rift Valley rain is possible throughout the year, but much more likely and with more intensity from March to May. Overall rainfall amounts are relatively low, so it is possible to have great safari experiences throughout the year.

DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies.

As the land continues to dry the wildlife will become more concentrated around remaining water sources, significantly improving the odds of good sightings. Vegetation will also be much thinner towards the end of the dry season, which will again improve the odds of having some great sightings!

Its location so close to the equator means that Lake Nakuru & the Southern Rift Valley Lakes have very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,755 to 2,053m or 5,758 to 6,736ft) moderate these to a surprisingly cool average midday high of 25°C/77°F throughout the year. The mornings can be quite chilly, so be sure to bring a fleece.

Unlike most of Kenya where there are two wet seasons, around Nakuru & the Southern Rift Valley rain is possible throughout the year, but much more likely and with more intensity from March to May. Overall rainfall amounts are relatively low, so it is possible to have great safari experiences throughout the year.

DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies.

As the land continues to dry the wildlife will become more concentrated around remaining water sources, significantly improving the odds of good sightings. Vegetation will also be much thinner towards the end of the dry season, which will again improve the odds of having some great sightings!

Migratory birds will start arriving, offering potentially great bird watching opportunities.

Its location so close to the equator means that Lake Nakuru & the Southern Rift Valley Lakes have very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,755 to 2,053m or 5,758 to 6,736ft) moderate these to a surprisingly cool average midday high of 25°C/77°F throughout the year. The mornings can be quite chilly, so be sure to bring a fleece.

Unlike most of Kenya where there are two wet seasons, around Nakuru & the Southern Rift Valley rain is possible throughout the year, but much more likely and with more intensity from March to May. Overall rainfall amounts are relatively low, so it is possible to have great safari experiences throughout the year.

DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies.

As the land continues to dry the wildlife will become more concentrated around remaining water sources, significantly improving the odds of good sightings. Vegetation will also be much thinner towards the end of the dry season, which will again improve the odds of having some great sightings!

Migratory birds will start arriving, offering potentially great bird watching opportunities.

Its location so close to the equator means that Lake Nakuru & the Southern Rift Valley Lakes have very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,755 to 2,053m or 5,758 to 6,736ft) moderate these to a surprisingly cool average midday high of 25°C/77°F throughout the year. The mornings can be quite chilly, so be sure to bring a fleece.

Unlike most of Kenya where there are two wet seasons, around Nakuru & the Southern Rift Valley rain is possible throughout the year, but much more likely and with more intensity from March to May. Overall rainfall amounts are relatively low, so it is possible to have great safari experiences throughout the year.

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