Highlights of Loldia House
- Experience the easy pace of life of a Kenya country estate
- Boating on Lake Naivasha
- Beautiful views of Mount Longonot
- Explore the sights of the Great Rift Valley
Loldia House lies on the western shores of Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley area. Here you can experience the Kenya of a bygone era with its gentle pace of life: drive, walk or ride the herds of plains game which live alongside farm animals.
Loldia is family-owned by the descendents of a settler who arrived by ox-wagon after the Boer War. He was a renowned horseman who chose this beautiful corner of Kenya to enjoy its riding terrain.
This stone-built farmhouse nestles under acacia and wild fig trees and takes 18 guests. Built around a courtyard, its main archway frames a stunning view of the dormant volcano Mount Longonot, whilst at night the lawns are grazed by hippos from the lake.
Activities at Loldia House
On the farm’s own 6,500 acres, you can walk, alone or guided, or horse-ride through herds of dairy and beef cattle and a flock of farmed ostriches, interspersed with impala, waterbuck and other plains game. Boat trips are also arranged on Lake Naivasha for fishing and bird watching, and visits can be made to Hell’s Gate with its spectacular canyon, hot springs and abundant wildlife. Loldia House is also ideally situated to visit the flamingo lakes of Nakuru, Elementaita or Bogoria.
Activities are tailored to each guest at Loldia House. You can walk to Mount Longonot, Hells Gate and Crater Lake. You can visit an adjacent flower farm or Loldia School or perhaps enjoy a sundowner drive to a viewpoint overlooking Lake Naivasha. Or why not dine out for lunch with a picnic lunch on the pretty Crescent Island (parks fee payable direct)?
Country Life magazine even described Peter Njoroge, Loldia’s House Manager as “probably the best butler in the world”.
Loldia House is only a two hour drive from Nairobi so it’s the perfect place to begin your Kenya safari. There are now also daily flights on direct from Loldia House to the Masai Mara. All in all Loldia House is an ideal spot to relax, taste the pleasures of Kenyan country life and explore the Great Rift Valley.
Cottages - Price per person from: € 223Loldia House offers a choice of accommodation either in the old family house or in cottages in the grounds. In the main house, four en-suite double rooms are furnished in the original settler style. Close by is an original guest cottage surrounded by lush flowers, with a further two en-suite rooms. A newly-built cottage on the lakeshore, which is ideal for honeymooners, has two independent en-suite double rooms with breathtaking views across the lake to the extinct volcano, Mount Longonot. Up on the hill is the specially built Loldia cottage, which has its own sitting room with open log fire and panoramic views across the lake, and three double rooms, making it ideal for families or groups of friends.