Lake Naivasha Country Club
The highest of the Rift Valley lakes, Naivasha lies at about 1880 m. The lake level varies quite considerably - in 1926 it was reported 6 m higher. Eons ago it was a great deal higher than that and its waters gushed through Njorowa gorge now high above the lake and the dramatic entrance to Hell's Gate National Park.
Number of rooms:
50 twin rooms
1 executive lake cottage
The old comfortable architecture is solid and comfortable with a variety of accommodation in rooms and cottages facing the rolling lawns and the lake
The 100-seat dining room with its 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.
A full range of spirits, juices and liqueurs are served at the bar as is red and white Naivasha wine from nearby vineyards. The bar is open from 11.00am to 12.00pm.
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.
Open between 9.00am and 6.00pm, this bar serves snacks from a small menu between meal times. Snacks can not be taken in lieu of lunch from the main restaurant.
The pool area is enclosed with its own garden and children's pool. Showers, toilets and a bar are also incorporated into this shaded area as are chairs, tables and sunbeds. Other facilities
The wide verandah running along the front of the bar in the main building overlooks the gardens. With leather and limed wood chairs and marble-topped tables, the verandah exudes an elegant and fashionable air.
This adjoins the Flamingo Bar and houses a full sized Snooker table.
This large comfortable room with its enormous fireplace, tasteful furniture and warm colours gives the feeling of being in a family living room. The lounge is open to watch TV or video and also has a card table and backgammon for guest use. Board games are also available from the reception.
Children are welcome at Lake Naivasha Country Club. Many bedrooms are easily large enough to accommodate an extra bed. A children's menu and early supper is available and babysitting can be arranged. Activities for children include a special play area and children's pool.
The business centre is open from 7.00am - 9.00pm and offers laser printing, photocopying, fax and Internet access/email.
Two shops are available for personal toiletries and souvenirs.
Bureau de Change
The cashier can exchange reasonable amounts of foreign currency.
All major credit cards are accepted.
Lake Naivasha Country Club opened in 1937 as a staging post for Imperial Airways' flying boat service from Durban to London. The 55-acre property boasts green lawns shaded by mature acacias and spreading fever trees, that stretch down to the lake's shore. The hotel offers a wonderful mix of tranquility in serene surroundings and a varied number of sporting activities for both the energetic and the more laid back. Lake Naivasha is the focus of activity but the abundant birdlife and several activities in the area mean there is never a shortage of things to do.
Lake Naivasha's main attraction is the prolific bird life. Many species including fish eating birds such as pelicans, herons, storks and kingfishers are resident throughout the year. However if there is one bird which characterises Lake Naivasha, it would have to be the African Fish Eagle.
You can see the lake in a different light on a romantic sundowner boat trip which combines a sumptuous sunset with exotic drinks. There's a swimming pool and conference facilities for up to 50 people.
Crescent Island is a private game sanctuary, which is home to zebra, wildebeest, gazelle, vervet monkeys, hares, genet cats, waterbuck and giraffe. The island is less than a 15 minute boat ride from the hotel. There are no fences and no predators and it is one of the few places in the world where one can wander on foot amongst wild animals.
Activities and Excursions
Lake Naivasha is the focus of activity. There's fishing, a hippo cruise, Crescent Island, a walking safari, sunset cruise, bird walks, air tour, day trips to Elsemere and Hells Gate National Park.
Boats are rented out on an exclusive basis per hour for bird watching, fishing trips and expeditions to Crescent Island.
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 and have a wide knowledge of the birds and their habits.
|Mr. Evans A. Salamu|
|P.O. Box 15 Naivasha|