In 2010, the World Travel Awards voted The Great Rift Valley Lodge as the Leading Golf Resort in Kenya.
The lodge is built around an 18-hole golf course which is both challenging and exciting. With wild animals who occasionally take residence on the lush fairways, the wildlife have right of way to golfers, and all around you there is much to see. Many species of exotic birds sun themselves nearby and the narrow fairways, free-form greens and uneven terrain make the golf course extremely challenging.The 18th hole is 598 metres long which makes it the longest in Kenya.
There are many accommodation options here – stay in the lodge, rent out a luxury villa or rent a cottage right next to the golf course.
The rooms in the lodge are spacious with a lounge, fireplace and private balconies overlooking the Aberdares mountainous terrain. Twin beds or double beds are available.
There are also 40 beautifully spacious villas, each one being a three-tier three-bedroomed house. Designed with every modern amenity, the villas each have a living room, dining room and kitchen together with the master bedroom at the top of the villa offering magnificent views of the lake or mountain. Two extra bedrooms are on the ground floor opening onto the garden all of which offer amazing views and clear fresh air.
The villas offer a home atmosphere making them ideal for families and friends whether they want to self cater or prefer eating at the lodge’s restaurants.
Another option for accommodation is to stay in one of the cottages. These are all uniquely decorated and vary in design with varying sizes and designs.
As well as the superb 18 hole golf course, this beautiful golf-resort also offers a range of sports facilities including tennis, swimming pool, cycle hire and a young adventurers club to keep children occupied.
Named after one of the greatest natural structures on earth which is visible from outer space, the Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort looks over this magnificent landscape and offers the vivid panoramas of the Great Rift Valley that Kenya is famous for.
Eburru’s peak is one of the few to give you a panorama of the three Great Rift Valley lakes so famous for their flocks of pretty pink flamingoes – Lake Nakuru, Lake Elementaita and Lake Naivasha.
Horse riding is possible and an early morning ride to the plains is just exhilarating experience where you will perhaps see the plains game close up such as giraffe, zebra, warthog, impala, gazelle and even hippo if you’re lucky. Enjoy a picnic breakfast in this magnificent landscape, before riding back to the lodge. Even for inexperienced riders, you can enjoy a ride on the wild side.Guides are happy to lead your horse so you can relax and enjoy.
With over 215 recorded species – this land of Eden gives you a chance to see fast fliers like the Pallid harrier to the elegant goshawks; from the colourful sunbirds to superb eagles scanning the vistas for a prey. It’s probably a good idea to keep your binoculars handy!
A naturalist is based at the lodge who is highly skilled in natural history. So if you discover a secret moth cocoons, need someone to identify a trees, shrub or flowers, he/she will no doubt be able to help you out.
The Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort belongs to Heritage Hotels, together with:
- Mara Intrepids (Masai Mara)
- Mara Explorer (Masai Mara)
- Voyager Beach Resort (Mombasa)
- Voyager Ziwani (Tsavo West)
- Samburu Intrepids (Samburu)
- Kipungani Explorer (Lamu)
Address: West side of Naivasha