I stayed with my husband at the end of Feb2011. We were in Nairobi for work and wanted to get away for the weekend and we really had a great time. The lodge is beautiful and there is plenty of buck roaming free in the property, so this makes for a very special setting. The rooms are very good size and we had a beautiful view of the hotel grounds and the buck and giraffes. The hotel and rooms are very well maintained and the decoration very 'game parkie'. The only down side was the food. It was average so I give the restaurant only 3 stars.
We spent time hiking at Hell's Gate NP and chilling at the hotel and had a really good time.
We drove there, and it was a very scary experience. Car rentals are very expensive and poor quality. Drivers have no fear there and do not respect any rules. So try booking a driver as weel if you can.
If you are looking for a more 5 stars african chic or if you are expecting to see big game, then it is not for you. But it is a great place for a weekend away or to start your road trip in Kenya. Hell's Gate has fantastic hiking and MTB!
- Also Known As:
- Lake Naivasha Simba Hotel Naivasha