Crater Lake Camp

Tucked away in a hidden corner of Kenya's Great Rift Valley, Crater Lake offers a stirring encounter with wild Africa, just ninety minute's drive from downtown Nairobi. This magical lakeside lodge is the perfect stopover en route to the Nakuru and the Maasai Mara game parks, as well as a romantic getaway by itself!

History is everywhere at Crater Lake. The 10,000-acre game sanctuary houses the famous hilltop grave where Happy Valley's tragic heroine, Lady Diana Delamere, is buried with her last two husbands, Gilbert Colvile and Thomas Delamere. For the truly intrepid, there are the mysterious ',Caves of God', in the golden wheatfields of Ndabibi, reputed to be an inspiration for H. Rider Haggard's Allan Quartermain.

The camp is built on the shores of green volcanic like in the bottom of an old volcanic crater.The crater is 87 hectares in extent and the lake takes up to 14 hectares of this area.Over the last four years,the camp has been awarded a total of four awards by the Kenya travel Magazine "Travel News and Lifestyle" including Best tented camp in Kenya and Best Weekend getaway.It has also gained the reputation of being the most romantic camp in Kenya.The camp is open for 24 hours.

Overview

The Rooms

23 beds in double bedded and twin bedded tents, including a honeymoon suite with a double jacuzzi bath.

Room Amenities: Each tent is furnished with a giant four-poster bed, the finest furniture and an ensuite bathroom with piping hot shower. The new ',honeymoon tent', offers a sumptuous bedroom and a deep sunken bath looking over the lake through a giant stained-glass window.

Food & Drink

General Facilities

  • Escorted game walks
  • Boating on the lake
  • Horse riding
  • Night drives
  • Bird walks
  • Stargazing
  • Crater rim sundowners
  • Candlelit "lake dinners"
  • Historical tours

Recreational Facilities

  • Game drives in Hell's Gate National Park
  • Climbing and hiking on Mount Longonot
  • Dinghy sailing on Lake Naivasha
  • Black Bass fishing on Lake Naivasha
  • Tea at the Edwardian manor of Lentolia
  • Fly camping on the crater floor
  • Visiting Lake Nakuru National Park and "the world's greatest bird spectacle"
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