Everyday on our Naivasha hotels portal we receive numerous requests from clients looking to catch a quick citybreak. Naivasha is a beautiful town just 1 hr drive from Nairobi, but we have to agree that Naivasha is slowly becoming busy and when looking for a quite getaway, Naivasha might not be the go to place.
The good news is there are many hotels outside of Naivasha and just about 2- 3 hrs drive from Nairobi that one can drive to and catch some peace and serenity.
So the next time you feel the need for that quick getaway, here are some beautiful lodges and camps offer views that are second to none. Wake up to the sound of birds chirping outside you window. Relax and breath in the fresh air.
If you are searching for a serene place to rest and take in the spectacular views of a large water body, look no further, you have found it at the Sunbird Lodge. Take in the views of Kenya’s Lake Elmenteita as you dangle on your private hammock outside your room.
With spacious elegantly decorated rooms and comfortable outdoor surroundings this lodge is more than a hotel. Enjoy the views and the peace of your surroundings as the hospitable staff attend to your every need, with a smile.
Sunbird Lodge is just a few minutes drive past Gilgil town when driving from Nairobi. Gilgil town is a town in Nakuru County. The town is located between Naivasha and Nakuru and along the Nairobi – Nakuru highway.
Positioned along the coast of the sapphire blue Lake Elmenteita, the Serena Elmenteita luxury camp provides guests with a beautiful mixture of peace and tranquility like no other.
With only Luxury 24 Tents, Serena Elmenteita is the place to be for that romantic getaway. The five star camp combines luxury with adventure for a thrilling experience. Built with luxury in mind these tented rooms will leave you breathless.
The elegant rooms and rich furnishings are designed in such a spectacular fashion one is able to experience the trappings of luxury and the rugged outdoors which await just a step away from the camp. It is located within walking distance of Soysambu Conservancy to add more adventure to your vacation.
Serena Elmenteita is just a few minutes drive past Gilgil town when driving from Nairobi. It’s is located between Naivasha and Nakuru and along the Nairobi – Nakuru highway.
This lovely Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge is nestled high in the hills of Africa’s Great Rift Valley providing spectacular views of the breathtaking Lake Nakuru. You will have trouble deciding between the indoor or the outdoor lounge areas of this amazing lodge.
Overlooking the Lake Nakuru National Park this place is a paradise for wildlife lovers and bird watchers alike.
The acacia tree lined forests provide the perfect backdrop for optimal wildlife watching. The intimate villa like cottages offer the most luxurious resting spaces on the lake. Vaulted ceilings, luxurious rooms and lake views makes Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge a place that you wouldn’t want to leave.
Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge is located inside Lake Nakuru national park.
Nestled in the Great Rift Valley and located next to Lake Nakuru National Park, the Mbweha Camp is nothing short of spectacular.
The comfortable yet luxurious décor and feel of the hotel is inviting and refreshing for visitors. Luxurious and spacious cottages make this secluded getaway location one that you will remember forever.
The secluded 6400-acre property is at the Congreve Conservancy, which also borders Lake Nakuru National Park giving visitors the privacy and serenity they crave.
Visitors can enjoy Safari activities during the day and night as well as guided bush walks for wildlife gazing. Visit the Mbweha Camp for an experience of a lifetime.
Sarova Lion Hill is a beautiful game lodge is situated right at the heart of the Great Rift Valley offering residents and visitors to Kenya spectacular views and heart pounding adventures at every turn. Take in the priceless views of Lake Nakuru from the comfort of your own balcony.
With rooms that look like they should be inside a magazine and views that are unattainable anywhere else, this place is heaven.
The comfortable surroundings provide ample space for conversation and mingling with other guests. Enjoy their delectable dinners under the shade of the acacia tree or inside your room while the fireplace keeps you warm. Located within close distance to Lake Nakuru National Park this destination will help you create lovely memories.
Nestled in the lush foothills of Mount Kenya, and with a history as rich and evocative as the surrounding landscape, the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club offers a snapshot of Africa from a bygone era.
The guest rooms, suites and cottages reflect the original charm of the residence complete with modern day amenities in the property spread over 100 acres with manicured gardens and tranquil streams with spectacular views of Mount Kenya in the distance.
From golfing on the Equator to horse riding in the forest, an exciting array of outdoor adventures are yours to explore. Add that to the amazing slopes breakfast dining experience and you will see why Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club is the country’s most famous retreat.
Offering breathtaking views of the glorious Mount Kenya this luxurious club resort is your home away from home. Relax in the comfort of the 100-acre garden or hop on the jeep for a Safari adventure – this resort club has it all. Horseback riding, croquet, golf and swimming are just a few of the adventures that are offered at this lovely resort.
The Serena Sweetwaters Camp brings luxury to the market town of Nanyuki with sweeping views and direct access to Mt Kenya. This tented safari camp feels more like a luxurious New York hotel than a camp, with rich mahogany wood and elegant designs.
The best thing about this resort is the wildlife to area ratio, which is higher than any other place in Kenya. Your safari experience will be filled with wildlife and pristine calm surroundings. You will see elephants, lions, rhinos and buffalo in these adventurous environs.
Take in the view from your luxuriously decorated hotel room and you won’t want to leave the camp. Located inside Ol Pejeta Conservancy and close to Mt Kenya, there are plenty of options for adventure at this hotel. These luxury tents will leave you amazed. Visit the Ol Pejeta Conservancy and you will be astonished.
Located next to Aberdare National Park, the Aberdare Country Club is a lovely green pasture to golf, relax and explore. Capture wonderful views of the gardens and wildlife while seated at the serene grounds of the Aberdare Country Club.
Friendly and attentive staff and amazing food services are only a few things that the Aberdare Country Club has to offer. Modern furnishings and trappings give the feel of a luxurious hotel room coupled with spectacular views. Visit Nyeri for a rich history of the land.
The sweeping views coupled with the lush greenery make this the perfect place for both golf and leisure. Visitors can also enjoy horseback riding or relax at the luxurious spa and sauna. With so much to do there is not an opportunity to be bored at this fantastic location. Relax in large spacious rooms with rustic mahogany wood and stone accents.
Located within the famous Amboseli National Park this crowned jewel is a luxurious lodge with standalone chalet-style rooms.
Ol Tukia Lodge is nestled in the hills and offers the greatest view of Africa’s crowned jewel, Mount Kilimanjaro. The outdoor and indoor facilities are modern and warmly decorated with a rich collection of African art. Visitors can enjoy private dinners on the lush grounds of the Ol Tukai Lodge or inside the lovely dining areas amongst fellow dinners.
Offering delectable meals and refreshing smoothies, one will not be bored with the variety of options to chose from. The rustic exposed brick in the large rooms are accentuated by the large windows and balconies, which offer amazing views.
There is nothing like the ambience and view that Samatian Island’s Camp Baringo provides. The tropical island is covered with lush vegetation and tall acacia trees, which add to the island vibe. Dine by the lake and overlook the coast as you converse with other island guests.
This secluded resort boasts views of surrounding mountains, islands and coastlines that are literally priceless. The richly decorated rooms invite you to spend all of your time either relaxing or gazing out from the balcony.
Visit the beautiful and intriguing Lake Baringo and be sure to bring your camera. With views such as this you will never want to leave your luxurious rooms.