This review is long overdue as visited way back in 2010. It was a familiarization tour for me being the reservationist for Desert Rose Lodge. Departed Wilson Airport ex Alexis Peltier charter. The general experience was far beyond my expectation. Indeed one gets to see wonders of creation.
It was a 3 days trip and got to fly over Lake Logipi, the lowest point in the Rift Valley, South End of Lake Turkana, Suguta valley, sand dunes, volcanoes, lava flows, Lake Baringo, Lake Bogoria, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, the spectacular volcanoes of Suswa and Longonot.
Visited both the Samburu and Turkana communities. Had breakfast by the riverside, lunch at a fantastic sand lugga with lovely acacias trees, sundowner up the mountain, candle lit dinner at the dining deck. The means are just fingerlicking.
Loved it greatly. The experience is just undescribable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Desert Rose is a unique eco friendly lodge located at 5,500 feet asl on the verdant cedar forest slopes of Mt Nyiru which towers majestically above the Elbarta plains, between Karisia Mountains and Lake Turkana in North Kenya.It consists of five unique houses accommodating up to twelve people, two cottages with double beds, two twins and a family house. The houses are entirely secluded, which guarantees comfort and intimacy. All are hand-made and individually designed around various natural features. Each suite has its own private flush toilet and an open air en-suite bathroom with a bath. It also has its own patio.The main lounge and a pool area have been hand crafted to blend with the indigenous gardens, landscaped to enhance the dramatic views. In the main lounge guests have at their disposal a fully stocked bar, a sitting room and a fireplace. If they wish, they can also make a bonfire outdoors in a specially prepared fire site. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Desert Rose Kenya