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“Tranquil paradise”
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Ziwa Bush Lodge
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

I was in Kenya for work and hadn't thought that I would get the chance to rest and relax until I left the country. What a pleasant surprise when I got to Ziwa. Peaceful and surrounded by sights and sounds of nature, it was exactly what I needed. With a great kitchen that provided me with delicious but simple meals and internet connectivity, I did not need to step outside of the lodge for the duration of my stay and missed the outside world not once.
My beautiful bungalow and its amazing decor really played up the safari theme in a modern and yet classic way.
The staff were attentive and friendly and made me feel like I was a world away from the work that I had come to the country for. I rarely feel sadness at checking out of my accommodation as I have done when I checked out of Ziwa.
Looking for a romantic private get away? Time alone? Time away from the hustle and bustle of modern life? It doesn't get much better than Ziwa - would definitely go back to Nakuru just for Ziwa Lodge...

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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Ben S, Owner at Ziwa Bush Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2014

Hi
Thank you so much for taking your time to leave us a brilliant review.
We are happy that Ziwa Bush Lodge provided you with a chance to rest after a busy time of work.
We are proud to say that our staff will always do their level best to ensure our guests feel at home and forget the hussle and bussle of their busy everyday lives.
We welcome you back to stay with us once again.

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Reviewed 28 April 2014

Ziwa bush lodge was simply magical just returned 27th April 2014 .Rooms are clean well kept showers nice and hotel. The peace is very peaceful and relaxing. Food was on point. If you want to get away from it all Ziwa is the place to go.
Will be back soon.
Andrew Nderu

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Ben S, Owner at Ziwa Bush Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2014

Hi
Thank you so much for taking your time to leave us a review.
We are happy to hear that you really enjoyed your time with us. We continue to maintain our high standards in our rooms, cleanliness and are continuously improving our already delicious food.
We welcome you back once again and hope to see you soon.

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Reviewed 8 April 2014

Have just returned from a trip to Africa and can't recommend Ziwa Bush Lodge highly enough!
Beautifully designed lodge rooms with stunning natural bathrooms, hot showers and wonderfully comfortable beds and pillows (all too rare while travelling through Africa!).
The personalised service was fantastic, with no stone left unturned and the knowledge that the staff would go above and beyond regular service to help their guests.
Staff at the lodge restaurant/bar were fantastic, and we were very pleased to see the owner/operators of the lodge joining their guests for a chat and ensuring that nothing was amiss.
From a logisitics point of view, Ziwa was perfect for us. Far enough out o Nakuru that no street lights could impede the night sky (gorgeous in Kenya), yet close enough that a short drive will take you into the very heart of the town.

For us, a perfect stay in Kenya!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ben S, Owner at Ziwa Bush Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2014

Hi
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a great review.
We are so happy that you thoroughly enjoyed your time with us at Ziwa Bush Lodge and we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 27 March 2014

Ziwa bush lodge is amazing! The rooms are modern, with a comfortable bed, hot showers and incredible personalised service. The staff are amazing and so friendly. The bar and restaurant are one of a kind and so peaceful, the perfect place to relax.

Room Tip: Executive suites are with the extra money!!
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ben S, Owner at Ziwa Bush Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2014

Hi
Thank you so much for your great review. We are so pleased to hear that you really enjoyed your stay with us.
Here at Ziwa we work hard to ensure that all of our guests are given a personalised experience which is why we remain as a boutique hotel and we are pleased that you appreciated this.
We welcome you back again.

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Reviewed 24 March 2014

Very African,Nice staffs Faith,Sam and Eric.We had a nice experience everything was just wow talk of food,everyone is just friendly from Ben the director,how about the rooms they are all beauty,awesome,clean, bed with warmers well equipped i just loved the place and hoping to come back again and again you don't know what you are missing if you haven't gotten to the lodge.Thanks to the management.

Room Tip: All Rooms are okay my friends and i spent in the Executive room next to the fish pond and i loved ev...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Ben S, Owner at Ziwa Bush Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2014

Hi
Thank you so much for taking your time to review Ziwa Bush Lodge.
We are so pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your time with us here. We are happy that you enjoyed our rooms, food and staff which we take pride in ensuring we have the best and are proud of our maintenance in all of these areas.
We welcome you back as soon as possible.

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Reviewed 24 March 2014

I f you have been looking or search for a place where you can relax, ZIWA BUSH LODGE IS THE PLACE TO BE

Serene environment, Good service for the staff, beautiful rooms with comfortable bed , hot showers has anything you would wish n love to find in Hotel,

To the team builders Ziwa Bush Lodge has the Fields for that.

To the honeymooners this is the place you have been looking for.

BEN, FAITH, SAM, AND THE PIANO, GITAR GUY THANK YOU FOR THE GOOD WORK,

God bless you.

Room Tip: All room location a quieter, cool and comfortable, Free WIFI in all location within the hotel compou...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Ben S, Owner at Ziwa Bush Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2014

Hi
Thank you so much for taking your time to give us a great review.
We are so happy that you had such a peaceful time at Ziwa Bush Lodge, we too agree that it is a perfect peaceful getaway.
We too invite all team builders and honeymooners to spend their time with us.
Thank you for your appreciation of all of our staff who do their level best to make all guests feel at home and for our piano and guitar player who gives our evenings a special atmosphere.
Thanks again and we welcome you back very soon

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Reviewed 18 March 2014

We had a wonderful time at the Ziwa Bush Lodge! The rooms were very cosy, the shower was great, and the food was excellent and the staff very very nice. It was a lovely environment to spent some time and of course visiting the orphanage and meeting the children has been an unforgettable experience as well. I think a lot about all those children and all the efforts that the owners put into it over the years.
Thank you for everything and good luck! We hope to visit you again!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Ben S, Owner at Ziwa Bush Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2014

Hi,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are very happy that you thoroughly enjoyed your time with us. We are happy you also had the opportunity to meet our children at the orphanage as they thoroughly enjoy all the extra attention.
Ziwa Bush Lodge welcomes you back once again and I'm sure the children would love for you to return.
Thanks again

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Additional Information about Ziwa Bush Lodge

Address: PO Box 15416, Nakuru 20100, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Nakuru
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 36 Speciality Lodging in Nakuru
Price Range: £86 - £209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ziwa Bush Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Brand new, Ziwa Bush Lodge only has 9 en-suite units available, offering a boutique experience to its guests. Each individual room is made from local stone, canvas and makuti roofing (folded palm leaves) with its beautifully and uniquely handcrafted cedar furniture made on site by Kenyans living in and around Nakuru town. ... more   less 
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