Lake Naivasha

Loldia House

Overview

Rift Valley retreat

Set in its own conservancy on the north-western shores of Lake Naivasha, Loldia House is a peaceful farmhouse retreat with a rich heritage.

Seven comfortable rooms are split between three cottages and the main house – where you’ll also find the dining and sitting rooms – all with incredible views across the lake to the extinct Mount Longonot volcano. The three-bedroom Top Cottage offers more privacy for family groups.

Outside find a scenic swimming pool and mature gardens that are grazed by resident hippos, impala, waterbuck and giraffes. There are plenty of activities on offer to explore the conservancy and Rift Valley, from game drives and walking safaris to hikes up volcanoes and boat trips.

Facts

At a glance

  • Seven rooms

  • Three-bedroom cottage

  • Dining room and lounge

  • Swimming pool and spa room

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Experiences

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    Day trip to Lake Nakuru National Park

    One of the highlights whilst staying at Loldia House is a day trip to the picturesque Lake Nakuru National Park, which is world famous for its thousands of colourful flamingoes and abundant rhino.

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    Boating Crescent Island

    Accessed by a boat launched from Loldia House, take a boat ride over to the picturesque Crescent Island. The shores host abundant birdlife including pelicans, cormorants and fish-eagles as well as zebra, wildebeest and giraffe.

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    Day and night drives on Loldia Conservancy

    Head out on a drive to see the conservancy’s abundant plains game. Animals normally seen on night game drives include bat-eared foxes, aardvarks, leopard, long-tailed mongooses, spring hares, nightjars and eagle owls as well as hippos leaving the lake to graze.

Community & Culture

The manager of Loldia House and longstanding guests have together formed the Loldia School Fund, a UK registered charitable trust, which has worked hard to improve the school for the children of the area. To date the school has been completely rebuilt, making it one of the best schools in the region. Scholarships have been offered to primary school leavers to attend secondary school, and some of the brighter students have gone on to Universities in Kenya and South Africa. The school also serves the wider community offering evening adult literacy classes and a kindergarten. The Governors’ Camp Collection supports the work of the Loldia School Fund which is helping provide a standard of education that enables the children attending to better their circumstances and find a way out of the poverty that exists in this area of Kenya.

Conservation

Loldia House has teamed up the Rhino Ark and the Bongo Surveillance Program to support their conservation activities of the Eburru Forest and restoring the population of mountain bongo. Experts Donna Shepherd, Colin or Tony Church can also be invited to speak about their ongoing surveillance work, and the future plans to reintroduce mountain bongo to where they once freely roamed.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

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In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

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