We recently spent two nights at Crater Lake lodge in Naivasha. The drive out to the lodge is a nice drive (about 45 minutes off the main road) and there are animals all along the way – we saw zebras, giraffes and many others. Walking down the steps, the camp area opens to a beautiful small lake filled with pink flamingos. Upon arrival, we lunched at the floating restaurant on the lake.
The lodge is under new management, and, while I have not been to the lodge before, we could see that many things are new at the lodge. Others have mentioned poor bathroom facilities and we did not find that to be the case anywhere on the grounds. The linens were new and of good quality and we could see some new cabins under construction. The tents were quite large with plenty of room to move around and a nice front porch with great chairs to watch the flamingos.
We took a night game drive which was fun and great to see so many animals grazing. It wasn’t great for pictures but we would still recommend it. We took a walking safari one morning which was amazing. To be standing just a few feet from giraffes and zebras was an incredible experience. I would HIGHLY recommend it.
The food at the lodge was good and there was plenty of it. The service, too, was good and friendly. We were told they had WIFI but we could never get it to connect. It did seem that the problem might have been outside of the lodge but I wouldn’t count on WIFI. The additional touch of a hot water bottle in the bed each night was much appreciated.
If you are looking for a quaint and quiet location you should consider this lodge. The upside is that it allows you to do things that you can’t do in the big parks – namely the night safari and walking safari. Both are well worth a stay at the Crater Lake lodge.
- Also Known As:
- Crater Lake Hotel Naivasha