Lake Naivasha, Kenya
Exquisitely positioned on the banks of Lake Naivasha, Chui Lodge offers a serene getaway from the world. The animals of Oserian Wildlife Sanctuary roam freely through the grounds and there’s a permanent sense of exclusivity. Between Nairobi and Nakuru, this lodge providing a very relaxing immersion in nature, one that neatly complements Kenya’s more famous destinations.
The accommodation is sublime and each of the cottages is built elegantly using natural materials. Tree trunks curl into the roof and it’s all laid out to maximise the bounty of the Great Rift Valley. You’ll hear the hippos emerging at dusk and see a wide variety of grazers throughout the day. Buffalo and Grevy’s zebra are amongst our favourites here, especially when they greet each other at the water.
All stays include day and nighttime game drives in the private wildlife sanctuary, which must be one of the most tranquil ways to discover Kenya’s wildlife; giraffe, oryx, gazelle, impala, and then the astonishing sight of a white rhino. Hippos fill the lake and you’ll see far more than you could possibly count; it’s great watching them from the lodge’s swimming pool.
That being said, Chui Lodge isn’t a typical safari destination. It’s more focused on providing a place to unwind amidst luxury. You’ll love the opulence of the accommodation and the privacy that’s afforded by the lodge and the surrounding conservancy. We think it’s ideal for a one or two-night interlude during a longer safari holiday.
- Five superior cottages plus three deluxe cottages; all are exceptionally appointed
- Full board food and drink (Soft drinks, bottled water, local beers and house wines)
- Game drives in a 4x4 purpose built safari vehicle in the exclusive Oserian Wildlife Sanctuary
- Night drives in the exclusive Oserian Wildlife Sanctuary
- Boat trips on Lake Navaisha and game drives in Hells Gate National Park
Open all year round, children of all ages welcome.
This lodge can be booked as a single safari or as part of a tailor-made holiday with or without flights. Per person per night prices from £315 / $385 / €335