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Flights over 6 hrs

Flights over 6 hrs
8 hours to Nairobi

Suitable for children

Suitable for children

Baby sitters

Baby sitters
US$5 (approx £3)

Minimal jet lag

Minimal jet lag
+3 GMT

Winter sun

Winter sun


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Loldia House 

Kenya, Africa

Loldia House 

Kenya, Africa

Loldia House 

Kenya, Africa

Loldia House 

Kenya, Africa

Our rating: Lovely Rating explaination
Rooms: 11
Interleading rooms: Yes
Childrens facilities:No
Setting: Countryside
Style: Colonial
Kids club: No
Baby sitters: Yes
Nightly rates from:
Per Person: £300 pppn FB
2 adults & 2 children £903pn FB
Complimentary age sharing:
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Loldia House nestles under ancient acacia trees, with lawns running down to Lake Naivasha. This beautiful Colonial house is the ideal place to spend the few first nights of your family holiday before heading off onto safari. The house is set in lawns, which are grazed at night by hippos from the lake. You can savour the taste of early colonial lifestyle in Loldia's uniquely peaceful setting. The farm is ideally situated to visit the flamingo lakes of Nakuru, Elementaita and Bogoria, one of the great spectacles of Africa and one that amazes children. Lake Nakuru also offers excellent viewing of the Black Rhino and the more elusive White Rhino amongst an abundance of other bird and wildlife and is one of the best places in Kenya to see leopard. A quick note here is if your children want to see a rhino in the wild then this is the best place to do it. Lake Bogoria is one of the few places where the rare and beautiful Greater Kudu can be seen. On the farm's 6.500 acres, you can walk or ride through herds of dairy and beef cattle and a flock of farmed ostriches, interspersed with impala, waterbuck and other plains game. Boat trips are also arranged on Lake Naivasha for fishing and bird watching, and visits can be made to Hell's Gate with its spectacular canyon, hot springs and abundant wildlife. Activities can be tailor-made to suit your family. Loldia offers the highest standards of cuisine and personalised service and the House Manager, Peter Njoroge, has been described in Country Life magazine as "probably the world's best butler".


Total: 3 cottages (total of 7 rooms), Main House (total of 4 rooms)

  • Main House - four double en-suite rooms
  • Guest Cottage - two double en-suite rooms
  • Cottage on the lakeshore - two independant en-suite double rooms
  • Loldia Cottage - three double rooms with sitting room and open fire place

FAMILY ROOMS… Loldia cottage, which has its own sitting room with open log fire and panoramic views across the lake, and three double rooms, making it ideal for families.

Things to do

THINGS TO DO FOR PARENTS… Game viewing, horse riding boat rides on Lake Naivasha, fishing, walking on the farm and to nearby mountains (longonot, eburu) with picnics or visit to nearby flower farms, bird watching, golf, tennis, visit the nearby Loldia school, or visit a renowned artist and sculptor resident on the ranch.

I’M BORED (…& for children)… Game viewing, picnics and all of the above.

CHILDREN’S CLUB… No need for a children’s club with so much for them to do.

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    SUITABLE FOR…Children of all ages are welcome but as it is in a malaria area we don’t recommend it for very young children.

    ARE WE THERE YET?...Road: Drive from Nairobi (approx. 2 hours drive / 120 km tarred and gravel road) Flights: Safarilink has a daily scheduled flight from Nairobi directly to Loldia. The flight departs Nairobi Wilson Airport at 14:45, arriving at 15:05. This flight then departs Loldia for the Masai Mara. The flight departs Loldia at 15:10 and arrives in the Masai Mara at 15:50 Charter flight: Daily. Duration approx. 25 minutes from Nairobi.

    I’M HUNGRY…Children are allowed in all restaurants at all times. Children’s meals can be catered for.

    BABYSITTING & COST…Babysitters can be arranged at a cost of US$5 per hour (approx £3).

    COSTS FOR CHILDREN…Children aged 2-12yrs are accommodated at a discounted rate.

    PRICES FROM… US$430.00 per person per night (approx £277.00) including conservation fees on Full Board excluding drinks. Cost for 2 adults and 2 children US$1,400.00 (approx £903) per night including conservation fees.

    WHAT YOU DON’T NEED TO PACK…As it is for slightly older children there isn’t much they can’t supply.

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