Malu Lodge Lake Naivasha, Safari Lodges Accomodation.Safari Lodges Accomodation  in  Lake Naivasha

Malu Lodge Lake Naivasha overview

Only one and half hours away from Nairobi, this 1800acre private, forest reserve, offers a relaxing getaway to soak up the fresh clean air and natural surroundings. A variety of outdoor activities are offered, or if you prefer the quiet life, simply chill out on your cottage veranda and enjoy the peace and quiet of the surroundings.

Malu Lodge Rooms:

There’s a selection of individual thatched cottages each having a large veranda overlooking wide, open bush all around. They all have electricity and running water, flush toilets and superb four-poster beds made from beautiful indigenous African hardwood.

- 4 romantic cottages having a large ensuite double room with enough room for a small sitting area.

- 2 large family villas- each having a lounge with 2 ensuite bathrooms.

- 2 Mahindu Cottages each having a a lounge, dining room, kitchen and ensuite bedroom

- A tree House, (basically a large house on a high platform). This very comfortably accommodates 6-8 people with 2 large ensuite, double bedrooms, a children’s annex, a huge downstairs living room with kitchen and a veranda great views overlooking indigenous forest and a river running below.

All the accommodation is tastefully furnished. Great care and attention has obviously been made to provide a comfortable place to stay where guests can relax and enjoy the natural surroundings.

Malu Lodge Restaurants & Bars:

Depending on the accommodation, guests can either opt to self cater or come to the guest house for relaxed meals overlooking the green lawns and rolling hills in the background. It’s possible to visit Malu for lunch, and the food provided is delicious and generally follows an Italian theme . Four course meals are prepared by the Italian trained chef which use fresh local produce including locally-grown farm vegetables and herbs, jersey milk from the Malu cows and free range eggs. The menu includes delicious focacia bread (baked on the premises), home made pasta dishes, salads, and roasted, marinated meat dishes, which go down very well with the guests. Vegetarian meals are extremely well catered but advanced notice is requested.

Malu Lodge Facilities:

There are plenty of gentle walks (or challenging ones if you prefer) which you can do unaccompanied within the reserve, down to the river and spring-fed plunge pool or through the bush. Horseriding is available on beautiful ex-racehorses, birdwatching, and for children there is a variety of things to do and farm animals for them to see; baby rabbits, a baby goat, milking the cow, donkey cart rides, stroking a calf; it really is a great place for children to interact with nature in a gentle, safe environment. (see user comments)

The density of the forest means that game is not always easily seen. There are a range of animals found within the reserve; however, including black and white colobus & sykes (Blue) monkeys, many leopard, as well as serval cats, bushpigs, bushbuck, dikdik, warthogs, buffalo, aardvark, porcupine, mongoose, spring & african hares, hyena & zebra. Malu used to be well known for it's famous male zebra called Bob. He adopted the horses at Malu, who became part of “his” herd! Sadly Bob passed away last year.

Malu has its own 4x4 Land cruisers and are happy to arrange transfers and pick-ups for guests. They also have their own runway for light aircraft.


What’s special about Naivasha?

Only an hours drive from Nairobi, Naivasha conjures up images of the 1940’s Happy Valley set where the colonial upper classes were famous for living decadent lives, wife swapping, hunting and throwing wild parties.

Today, Naivasha still has quite a large white Kenyan community, and because of its close proximity to Nairobi (only about an hour away), is a popular destination for ex-pats and tourists who come here for weekends away. The yellow fever trees line the shoreline and this attractive part of Kenya is a good place to be close to nature.

Flower Farms

The freshwater lake is home to a large number of hippos and birdlife. It’s also a centre for many large flower farms who use water from the lake for irrigation. This has been controversial over resent years due to low levels of water in the lake which ahs been blamed on the flower farms in the locality.

Things to do, in and around Naivasha

There are various outings and things to do here, including a visit to Crescent Island where you can walk in safety among wild but non dangerous animals, visit Elementaita weavers, climb Mount Longanot, visit the geothermal Project In Hells Gate National Park, visit the Elsamere conservation centre or take a boat ride on the lake.

The range of accommodation in and around Naivasha ranges from swanky 5 star hotels to self catering cottages or even a private ranch with it’s own airstrip.

Hells Gate National Park

For those with an interest in geological formations, this is a wonderful place to visit. Soaring red cliffs, volcanic landforms, grasslands with game and a deep gorge where visitors can walk and climb. Many people camp here as a cheaper alternative to staying in a hotel.
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Malu Lodge Lake Naivasha, Summary

Safari Type Accomodation
Sub-Type Safari Lodges
County Garissa
Location Lake Naivasha
Road Lake Naivasha
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Malu Lodge Lake Naivasha  in  Lake Naivasha