Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort

Excellent
Moi North Lake Road, Naivasha

Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort – Resident Rates

 Lodge/Villa Rooms (Ground Floor)  Per Person Sharing  Single Occupancy  Triple Occupancy
 1st Sept to 31st Oct 2022  Ksh 11,808/- PPS/Night  Ksh 17,712/- PP/Night  Ksh 11,020/- PPS/Night
 1st Nov to 22nd Dec 2022  Ksh 10,752/- PPS/Night  Ksh 16,128/- PP/Night  Ksh 10,035/- PPS/Night
 23rd Dec 2022 to 2nd Jan 2023  Ksh 14,592/- PPS/Night  Ksh 21,888/- PP/Night  Ksh 13,619/- PPS/Night

 

 Executive Rooms (Second Floor)  Per Person Sharing  Single Occupancy
1st Sept to 31st Oct 2022  Ksh 18,144/- PPS/Night  Ksh 27,216/- PP/Night
 1st Nov to 22nd Dec 2022  Ksh 17,088/- PPS/Night  Ksh 25,632/- PP/Night
 23rd Dec 2022 to 2nd Jan 2023  Ksh 23,300/- PPS/Night  Ksh 33,552/- PP/Night

Meal Plan = Full Board: breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the holiday price, but any drinks or snacks outside these meal times will cost you extra.
Child Policy:

  • Children from 0 to 2.9 years stay FREE
  • 2 adults +1 child(3 to 11 years) = Double rate + 50% of half double rate
  • 1 adult + 1 child(3 to 11 years) = Single rate
  • 1 adult + 2 children(3 to 11 years) = Double rate
  • 2 children(3 to 11 years) sharing their own room = 75% of double rate
  • 3 children(3 to 11 years) sharing their own room = Double rate
  • 1 child in own room(3 to 11 years) = Single rate

Room Summary

The Great Rift Valley Lodge offers 266 rooms in split-level villas, lodge rooms, and privately owned chalets with magnificent views of the sprawling Rift Valley

Lodge Rooms

  • They are located on the ground floor
  • They are wheelchair accessible
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • 1 large double bed or 2 single beds

Villa Rooms

  • They are located on the ground floor
  • Has a living room, dining room, and kitchen.
  • 1 large double bed or 2 single beds
  • Has a terrace

Executive Rooms

  • Are on the second floor
  • Has a living room, dining room, and kitchen.
  • 1 large double bed

Location Coordinates: GPS [S 0 37.787; E 36 17.257]

The Great Rift valley lodge & Golf Resort Description

The Great Rift Valley Lodge enjoys one of humankind’s oldest views over the sweeping floor of the world’s largest valley. An hour and a half drive or a 30-minute flight from Nairobi (24 kilometers from Naivasha town and 12 off the Nairobi-Nakuru highway), the Lodge is built on the Eburru, a mountain that the Maasai call Ol Donyo Opurru, meaning mountain of smoke. The lodge sits at about 7,000 feet, from which elevation it enjoys magnificent views to the west and east. The vistas stretch from the sparkling waters of Lake Naivasha to the jagged volcanic crater of Mount Longonot and, beyond, the sloping shoulders of the Aberdare Mountains – Kenya’s most important watershed.
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Why Great Rift Valley Lodge?

  • A short distance from Nairobi with easy connections to many parks and places of attraction
  • Own airstrip allowing for connection with either Samburu, Masai Mara, or Nairobi
  • Free Wi-Fi in all the lodge and Longonot Villa rooms
  • Abundant bird life for birders
  • 3 conference centers, a state-of-the-art business center, and a secluded location ideal for strategy meetings and corporate retreats
  • 18-hole championship golf course
  • Choice of accommodation facilities
  • Variety of activities for different age groups
  • The best kids clubs in the region for cultural and wildlife edutainment

Getting There
12 kilometers from the Nairobi – Nakuru highway (8kms from Delamere Petrol Station in Naivasha), the lodge is just a one-and-a-half hours drive from Nairobi – or a 30-minute flight to a nearby all-weather airstrip. Its location is midway between Samburu and the Maasai Mara makes this the perfect stopover between the country’s wildest game reserves – and an ideal alternative to a night in a city hotel.

For guests staying in the lodge rooms as well as the Longonot Villas, the board basis is usually full board, which includes three delicious meals and accommodation. For guests taking the chalets, the board is either on self-catering or in the lodge’s restaurant (meals charged per consumption). For both options, the use of the swimming pool, tennis courts, and the Adventurers’ club membership for the children (3-11-year-olds) or Young Rangers Club (12-17) are free.

Facilities

  • 2 restaurants serving homemade table d’hôte
  • cuisine and al fresco continental lunches
  • 3 fully equipped and professionally serviced
  • conference rooms that can seat 150, 80, or 30 people.
  • Board room for smaller groups of 20 people.
  • Luxurious lounge bar with sunset terrace
  • 18-hole championship golf course, driving
  • range, practice greens, and pro shop
  • Panoramic freeform swimming pool with
  • private sunbathing garden and kids’ pool
  • Two clay tennis courts
  • Gift shop with ‘safari essentials’
  • All-weather airstrip on site
  • Mains electricity with generator backup. SERVICES
  • Welcome drinks for all guests on arrival
  • Safety deposit boxes for guests’ valuables
  • Full daily laundry and valet services
  • Reliable telephone communications
  • E-mail/Internet, fax & photocopy services
  • Foreign currency exchange at reception
  • Mineral water and repellent in rooms
  • Resident nurse on 24-hour call.

Activities

  • Escorted game and bird walks in Eburru Forest
  • Boating and birdwatching on Lake Naivasha
  • Astronomy with the experienced resident naturalists
  • Guided horse riding and mountain bike safaris
  • Trips to the world-famous bird reserves on the shores of lakes Baringo, Bogoria, and Nakuru
  • Day trips to Hell’s Gate and Lake Nakuru parks
  • Child-oriented game walks, treasure hunts, and games with our famous Adventurers’ Club
  • Bush breakfasts and romantic sundowners with one of the grandest views on Earth.

Property Amenities: Bar/lounge and Gift shops or newsstands

Vacation rentals: Security Alarm System, Towels provided and Area 7000 Square feet

Parking: Parking (free)

Internet: Internet access – wireless

Children/Pets

  • Children allowed
  • Family/kid-friendly
  • Baby high chair

What you need to know

Airport departure tax and service charge.

Airport departure taxes are now included in the price of the international flight ticket for all three East African countries. It is also the policy of most travel agencies to quote domestic fares inclusive of airport taxes.

Climate

The equator divides Kenya: Seasons run as follows
Summer: September – April 34˚C/194˚F 20˚C/68˚F
Winter: May-August 25˚C/77˚F 11˚C/52˚F
Rainfall: April – May (long rains), November – Mid December(short rains).

What to wear
Cotton shirts, skirts, khaki shorts or pants, sandals, and open shoes. Additionally, one can pack sun hats, sun cream, sunglasses, insect repellants, and swimwear.

Electric Supply
It’s 220/240 v 50hz. Plugs are 3-point square. Those coming from North America with IIOv/60hz appliances should be sure to use an appropriate transformer. The national electricity grid services the lodge, with reliable back-up from generators, hence power is on 24 hours. It is possible to re-charge your electrical appliances, including video camera batteries, laptops, tablets, cell phones, etc in your room, as well as use appliances like hair dryers. Extra batteries, chargers, and camera memory cards can be bought at the hotel’s boutique.

Health

Vaccines commended for travelers to Africa include those against – check with the travel agent at the time of travel:

  • Tetanus
  • Covid-19
  • Diphtheria
  • Polio
  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Yellow fever*
  • Rabies
  • Meningitis

Certificates are required for entry into, or travel between, some African countries. Several of these vaccines require more than one dose or take time to become effective. Seek advice on immunization well in advance, best 6 weeks before departure. In Kenya, excellent medical facilities are available in Nairobi but at a fee. There is NO free health care provided. Our hotels have a camp doctor and nurse on duty but in case of specialized treatment, evacuation has to be arranged.

Malaria

This is a disease spread by the female anopheles mosquitoes that bite mainly at dusk and at night. It is advisable that every traveler to Africa consult with their doctor before arriving. We provide mosquito nets for night protection, as well as repellants for use during the day.

Liability and Insurance

Please check the validity of your insurance against personal injuries and any loss. Heritage Hotels will not accept liability against injury or loss.

Time Zone: Kenya is GMT + 0300 hours.

Official Language: The official languages of the Republic of Kenya are Kiswahili and English.

Banks

Most banks are open from 09:00 to 16.00 from Monday to Friday and half day on Saturdays except at the airport where the services are available 24 hrs. Banks with branches in major shopping malls open longer.

Currency
The official currency of the Republic of Kenya is the Kenya Shilling (Ksh). Major currencies like the US Dollar, British pounds and Euro are accepted (enquire at the hotel for daily exchange rates). However, US Dollar bills printed between 1996 and 1999 are generally not accepted in Kenya due to excessive forgery.

Credit Cards: Major credit cards are accepted in most hotels and restaurants in the city.

Communication: Landlines are available, with averagely good cell phone reception for GSM phones, which is good in most parts of the lodge. Enquire at the Reception for email or internet services

Accommodation

The Great Rift Valley Lodge offers 266 rooms in split-level villas, lodge rooms and privately owned chalets with magnificent views of the sprawling Rift Valley – from the towering Aberdare Ranges to the sparkling waters of Lake Naivasha on the floor of the valley – and the golf course

On a quick break out of Nairobi or en route from safari, the Great Rift Valley Lodge And Golf Resort rooms are spacious with a lounge and fireplace and private balconies overlooking the Aberdares, Kenya’s longest mountain massif stretching 160 kilometers, the Kinangop plateau lying a tier below the Aberdares and the plains of Eburru littered with black obsidian stone telling its volcanic past.

The Great Rift Valley Lodge offers 21 twin and 9 double rooms, all with private balconies overlooking the spectacular expanse of the Rift Valley. The rooms are located in spacious two- and three-story blocks and are beautifully furnished with large four-poster beds, handmade wooden furniture, and modern en suite bathrooms. Several of the rooms have interlinking doors that convert them into spacious family suites. Alternative accommodation is available in the Longonot Villas, 40 modern three-tier three-bedroomed houses – a home away from home, a designer’s delight complete with every modern amenity to make the traveler feel right at home.

The living room, dining room, and kitchen take up the entire floor with the master bedroom on the top tier. The ground floor with the two bedrooms opens to the garden with every floor giving an unforgettable view of the mountain and the lake. Lastly, there is a series of homely private chalets overlooking the golf course, with two, three, or four bedrooms, all modern amenities, and the same magnificent views throughout.

The Longonot Single Villa (Garden Facing)

Set on beautifully landscaped gardens of succulent plants and ponds, the Longonot Villas open out to the mighty mountain that is Longonot. The Twin Villa Room is located on the ground floor and covers an area of 28m² and is fitted with 2 twin beds 90×200. It boasts a balcony with spectacular views over the expanse of the Rift Valley. It is beautifully furnished with handmade wooden furniture and a modern en-suite bathroom.

The Lodge Single Room (Garden Facing)

The spacious Lodge Room has a size of 28m² and is fitted with a king-size bed 180×200 or 2 twin beds 90×200. It boasts a balcony with spectacular views over the expanse of the Rift Valley. It is beautifully furnished with handmade wooden furniture and a modern en-suite bathroom.

The Lodge Double Room (Garden Facing)

The spacious Lodge Room has a size of 28m² and is fitted with a king-size bed 180×200 or 2 twin beds 90×200. It boasts a balcony with spectacular views over the expanse of the Rift Valley.  It is beautifully furnished with handmade wooden furniture and a modern en-suite bathroom.

The Longonot Twin Villas (Garden Facing)

Set on beautifully landscaped gardens of succulent plants and ponds, the Longonot Villas open out to the mighty mountain that is Longonot. The Twin Villa Room is located on the ground floor and covers an area of 28m² and is fitted with 2 twin beds 90×200. It boasts a balcony with spectacular views over the expanse of the Rift Valley. It is beautifully furnished with handmade wooden furniture and a modern en-suite bathroom.

The Lodge Triple Room (Garden Facing)

The spacious Lodge Room has a size of 28m² and is fitted with a king-size bed 180×200 or 2 twin beds 90×200. It boasts a balcony with spectacular views over the expanse of the Rift Valley. It is beautifully furnished with handmade wooden furniture and a modern en-suite bathroom.

The Longonot Junior Suites (Garden Facing)

The Junior Suites are ideal for those wanting a home atmosphere, with its living room, dining room, and kitchen taking located on the second floor with the master bedroom occupying the third floor.
The room has a size of 28m² and is fitted with a king-size bed 180×200. It boasts a balcony with spectacular views over the expanse of the Rift Valley. It is beautifully furnished with handmade wooden furniture and a modern en-suite bathroom.

The Longonot Junior Suite Villas (Garden Facing)

The Junior Suites are ideal for those wanting a home atmosphere, with its living room, dining room, and kitchen taking located on the second floor with the master bedroom occupying the third floor.
The room has a size of 28m² and has been fitted with a king-size bed 180×200.
It boasts a balcony with spectacular views over the expanse of the Rift Valley. It has been beautifully furnished with handmade wooden furniture and a modern en-suite bathroom.

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