Perfect for both active and leisure travelers, Lake Naivasha Country Club offers an abundance of activities to please all visitors to Nairobi, Kenya. The resort dates back to the 1930s and has since been transformed into a sprawling 55-acre property with a variety of accommodations and guest facilities, including cottages, a swimming pool, and sumptuous gourmet dining. For adventurers, the nearby Crescent Island is a haven for zebras, wildebeest, gazelles, and giraffes.
Lake Naivasha Country Club became famous in the 1930's as a staging post for Imperial Airways', flying boat service from Durban to London. The Old Colonial architecture is solid and comfortable with accommodation in rooms and cottage set in 12 hectares of green lawns shaded by mature acacias and spreading fever trees. The guest rooms are elegant and cool. The residents lounge has large bay windows. The bar is cosy and adjoins an immaculately equipped snooker room.
There's more to Naivasha than meets the eye and it's well worth more than one night's stay. At Lake Naivasha Country club there's never a shortage of things to see and do.
36 twin rooms,8 cottage rooms, 3 garden chalets, 1 executive Lake Cottage and 2 superior triplets.
Room dcor: The old comfortable architecture is solid and comfortable with a variety of accommodation in rooms and cottages facing the rolling lawns and the lake.
Room amenities: En-suite facilities with mosquito nets.
Special feature: The Crescent Island, a private game sanctuary, 15 minutes by boat from the hotel, one of the few places in the world where one can wander on foot amongst zebra, wildebeest, gazelle, vervet monkeys, hares, genet cats, waterbuck and giraffe.
Lake Naivasha is also an ornithological Paradise
Dining Room capacity 100, attractive timber ceiling is on two levels and is situated in the main building overlooking the garden. Windows on three sides give guests an excellent view of the gardens leading down to the lake.
Other bars and restaurants:Flamingo Bar - Lake Lawns - Chairs and tables are arranged under the enormous shady yellow fever acacia trees. Here guests may order drinks or coffee whilst watching the numerous birds.
Pool Bar - Open between 9.00am and 6.00pm, serves snacks (not in lieu of lunch from the main restaurant)
Children are welcome at Lake Naivasha Country Club. Many bedrooms are easily large enough to accommodate an extra bed. Childrens menu and early supper available. Baby sitting serves available. Activities for children include a special play area and childrens pool. Accommodation for nanny available.
- Communication - 24-hour telephone and fax services and now e-mails.
- Two gift shop.
- Bureau de Change - major credit cards accepted
The fully equipped conference room is set away from the main buildings in the gardens adjacent to the swimming pool. The room opens out into a verandah and beyond, the gardens create a perfect setting for a coffee break or cocktail party for up to 100 people. Boardroom capacity of 45, 30 theatre style and 30 classroom style.
Swimming Pool enclosed, with its own garden and childrens pool.
Verandah - stretching to the bar in the main building overlooks the gardens, has leather and limed wood chairs and marble-topped tables, exudes an elegant and fashionable air.
Snooker Room - Adjoins the Flamingo Bar and houses a full sized snooker table.
Residents Lounge - large comfortable room with an enormous fireplace, tasteful furniture and warm colours gives the feeling of being in a family living room, open to watch TV or video, o has a card table and backgammon for guest use. Board games available from the reception.
Boating - Boats rented out on an exclusive basis per hour for bird watching, fishing trips and expeditions to Crescent Island. An 18-seater flat-decked cruiser sails every evening for a romantic sundowner cruise that combines a sumptuous sunset with exotic drinks. Ideal for groups and small incentive parties, a full bar can be accommodated on board and cocktails and canaps served.
Bird watching - Naivasha has the highest concentration of Fish Eagle in the world and over 300 species of birds have been sighted on and around the lake. The guides have a wide knowledge of the birds and their habits.
Crescent Island - By boat
Day trips - Trips can be arranged to areas of interest in the Naivasha area including Elsamere, Hells Gate and Mt. Longonot