We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Tavaita road, LUMO Community Wildlife Sanctuary Tsavo West National Park, Tsavo National Park West Kenya
Lock in the lowest price from these sites
Prices are provided by our partners for one room, with variable occupancy rules as provided by the property, and reflect nightly room rates, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveller (494)
Room & Suite (153)
Dining (26)
Payments made by partners impact the order of prices displayed. Room types may vary.


#2 of 14 Speciality lodging in Tsavo National Park West
Travellers' Choice
Lions Bluff Lodge is a very special eco lodge within Lumo Community Wildlife Sanctuary. The lodge has stunning 360 views across miles and miles of Kenyan parkland including views of Kilimanjaro and the Taita Hills.
Read more
Full view
Property amenities
Free parking
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Gift shop
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Mosquito net
Ironing service
Show more
Room features
Seating area
Clothes rack
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Show more
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Hidden Gem
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, German


Full view
Tavaita road, LUMO Community Wildlife Sanctuary Tsavo West National Park, Tsavo National Park West Kenya
Getting there
Kilimanjaro Airport79 miSee all flights
See all nearby hotels
460Reviews7Q+A100Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 369
  • 70
  • 15
  • 5
  • 1
Time of year
Traveller type
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Dennis V wrote a review Mar 2020
Veenendaal, The Netherlands100 contributions17 helpful votes
After a bumpy road we reached lions bluff and we were surprised by how remote it is. When you’re there you are a guest in Tsavo, by which I mean: animals have access to the surroundings. During the day you can mind your own business and at night you are guided by Masai who escort you to your lodge: great service. Because of steps, stairs and an uneven pavement, the staff carries your suitcase to the lodge: please pack light ;) Diner was great, the friendly staff tries to make everybody smile! Safari’s were great as well, great sightseeing with experienced guides. Oh, at night they put a hot water flask in your bed (September is what locals call winter hehe)... 10/10 and I recommend!!
Read more
Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from irlkenya, Owner at Lions Bluff Lodge
Responded 22 Mar 2020
Such a kind review, thank you. While the awful virus continues the lodge is open for those that wish a few peaceful days. We hope for a return to normality in a few months and Karibu to our piece of paradise agin!
Read more
Ala Z wrote a review Feb 2020
Europe717 contributions68 helpful votes
To get there we drive up and up as Lions Bluff Lodge is situated high on a ridge. It is a small Lodge with XXL extra spectacular view across Lumo Community Wildlife Sanctuary to Mt Kilimanjaro. At noon as we get there my thermometre shows 33.5 C. Our cottage or rather our nest because it clings to the hill as many nests do, is No 1 and you must conquer 55 steps down to get there. The room is relatively big with a king size bed with a mosquito net, a desk and a luggage rack. The bathroom is primitive and not too clean, shower, washbasin and toilet are all cramped together. Electricity is on nonstop, wi-fi at the reception only. Public toilet near the reception is terrible. The food served at the Lodge is at best mediocre lacking variety and rather surprisingly also fruits. After dinner we are escorted to our room where mosquito net is rolled down and the mosquito repellent was used there too. We sit out on our balcony with the outstanding view and watch lights of the vehicles doing night game drives. The morning view is fantastic too because we wake up above the clouds, yes they are below us. Despite all its shortcomings we agree Lions Buff is an extraordinary place well worth staying at.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from irlkenya, Owner at Lions Bluff Lodge
Responded 27 Feb 2020
The perceived shortfalls are noted, thank you. We are also very pleased that The Bluff lived up to expectations on the amazing vista and landscape.
Read more
Bouke v wrote a review Jan 2020
Nairobi, Kenya111 contributions15 helpful votes
Recently i went with my mum, I absolutely loved Lions bluff (which is technically not in Tsavo West, but in Lumo conservancy). It has the most amazing views to Tsavo W and the grand Lady it self (mt Kilimanjaro). We did a self drive with local guides, which was a bliss with them. The camp is not overly luxury but has a good mix of attention: decent tents, warm water bottle in bed, good food and did i mention the views? 🙂 After that we went to Severin. If you come from Lions Bluff through Maktau Gate, please check with the KWS rangers if the Severin Bridge is accessible as it washed away last rains in Oct/Nov. If that has not been repaired yet (i would not be surprised...) make sure you know where Rhodesia Bridge is (only 5 km to the east of severin bridge) and what route to follow as it is a bit of a detour, but drivable. The other option is to go Voi, use Mombasa Road (🤮) to Mtito Andei Gate and the main roue to all the camps.
Read more
Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from irlkenya, Owner at Lions Bluff Lodge
Responded 22 Jan 2020
So pleased that you enjoyed The Bluff and its views! KWS severin bridge has been down more often than not over the last few years so definately plan to use the Rhodesia bridge.
Read more
KPNBO wrote a review Jan 2020
Nairobi, Kenya67 contributions20 helpful votes
Great stay! It met ... no, it exceeded …. expectations. Fabulous ride up to the lodge and views were outstanding. The rooms in this eco lodge are fine - all you need, made more than 5* by the fact you look out over a stunning escarpment. Food was fine, though limited on the veggie side (as others have said). But just keep in mind, you are in the middle of nowhere, you're in an awesome setting - best focus on what's wonderful about this gem of a place. Looking forward to a return visit.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2020
Sleep Quality
Response from irlkenya, Owner at Lions Bluff Lodge
Responded 15 Jan 2020
It is fantastic the the view with a lodge ticked your boxes. Welcome back again soon.
Read more
The_discerning_rita wrote a review Jan 2020
london20 contributions18 helpful votes
The main reason to stay in Lion's Bluff is the incredible setting on a rocky outcrop in the the Lumo conservancy - from your room or the bar or breakfast you can look at the plains and often see animals. It is really good value for money for full board and a great option in the dry season if you are going to Tsavo West ( it is 1.5 hrs away from Tsavo East). The food is fine but not very exciting if you are a vegetarian and the rooms definitely need a bit more light as they get dark and are not very user friendly at night. But the staff are lovely, bathrooms are nice and there are some lovely touches, like hot water bottles in the beds at night - which are definitely needed as it gets cold!  Great - budget safari option. 
Read more
Date of stay: November 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from irlkenya, Owner at Lions Bluff Lodge
Responded 2 Jan 2020
We will have to look into the lighting at night! If the chefs know a vegetarian, vegan or any allergies is staying they have a wide variety of dishes available. We look forward to your return soon.
Read more
US$256 - US$290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
lions bluff hotel tsavo national park west
KenyaCoast ProvinceTsavo National Park West
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Lions Bluff Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Lions Bluff Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary (3.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lions Bluff Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Lions Bluff Lodge?
Top room amenities include a desk, a mosquito net, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Lions Bluff Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Lions Bluff Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lions Bluff Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.