Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Club

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The Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort is the access point to the best geographical sceneries in the world. Situated a short distance from Lake Naivasha, and with a clear blue sky over the floor of this expansive valley, you can spot distant attractions such as Mt. Longonot and the Aberdare Ranges.

Book your holiday in this hotel for an exceptional experience that combines relaxation with daily adventures and excellent catering services. It is the best choice for you because of the hotel’s strategic location from the capital city and other towns in the country. Naivasha, where this lodge is located, is about one and a half hours away from Nairobi. The private airstrip connects this hotel to Samburu and Maasai Mara, which are major tourism destinations in the country.

Stay in luxurious twin or double rooms with a scenic view of the area. Housed in storey buildings perched a few meters apart, these en-suite rooms have a private deck. You also have the option of self-catering spacious villas enough rooms for families and groups. Alternatively, boost your comfort by staying in the private cabins.

The Great Rift Valley Lodge is an award-winning hotel for its excellence in hospitality services, and its modern facilities and amenities. Such awards have come from TripAdvisor and the World Travel Awards that feted this hotel as the best golf course in the country.

Spend your day in the 18-hole course perfecting your golfing skills. If you feel lucky and up to the challenge, tee off with friends and see who walks away with the winning club. The course is lush green all year round to ensure guests enjoy golfing activities from January to December.

This family friendly cottage hotel also caters for corporate events and meetings. The conference halls accommodate large and small groups. Expect modern conferencing facilities for your event and if you want an outdoor setting, you can request for a tent or a gazebo.

Highlights of your stay at the Great Rift Valley Lodge

  • Excellent accommodation with utmost privacy
  • Exquisite golfing safaris
  • Serene environment and comfort
  • Lengthy excursions of Lake Naivasha

What to to in Naivasha

A holiday needs adventure in order for it to be memorable, exciting and worth the time and resources. The Great Rift Valley Lodge understands this element, and ensures you get an unforgettable vacation whether it is a short or long stay. In most cases, this lodge is popular with corporate organisations that require a venue to hold events and meetings, couples planning a destination wedding and golfers who want to experience the joy of golfing while watching the scenic view of the valley.

Nonetheless, it is also an ideal vacation spot for families because the Great Rift Valley hotel offers luxurious accommodation with spacious rooms that can house large families. The lodge has experienced and professional guides. Overall, activities to enjoy here are

  • Game viewing
  • Bird watching walks
  • Golfing
  • Bush dining
  • Horse Riding
  • Biking safaris
  • Boating
  • Astronomy
  • Tennis

Luxurious Cottages with Modern Facilities

Adjacent to the over 500 metres golf course is a cluster of elegant chalets. The Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Club is a scenic holiday spot with Lake Naivasha about a thousand feet below and the sprawling Aberdare Ranges forming the backdrop of the valley’s floor.

The cabins form a distant perimeter around the golf course with the dark coloured lumber and natural stones complementing the lush green grass. These structures adopt different designs and storeys.

21 Twin Suites and 9 Bouble Suites

Stay in spacious and clean units with a panorama of the gorge that you can enjoy from the private deck. The clear blue or cloudy sky meets with the expansive gorge in the horizon. Perches of thick bushes turn the area into a pristine and breathtaking view. These suites are in storey buildings made of lumber and natural stone. The poster beds sit on a raised deck that lets you view the landscape right from the moment you wake up. The rooms contain handmade furniture that is rustic but modern and appealing in every way. Some rooms have connecting doors to cater for families and groups.

40 three Bedrooms Chalets

These suites offer posh vacation accommodation in three bedroom units. Known as Longonot villas, they are the perfect rooms for guests who want every bit of comfort they would get back home. In essence, these suites have facilities and amenities just like you would get in your home with spacious bedrooms, living and dining rooms along with a fully furnished kitchen. Longonot villas have a unique tier layout with a garden leading to the ground floor, which houses two bedrooms. You cook, dine and relax on the first floor while the main bedroom takes the top floor. These rooms adopt the name Longonot villas because they have an unrivalled view of Mount Longonot from any floor of the house. You can also spot Lake Naivasha.

Private Luxury Cottages

They have flexible number of bedrooms offering an option between two and four sleeping rooms.  They have excellent en-suite facilities just like other accommodation options at Great Rift Valley Lodge.  All suites and chalets in this hotel offer privacy and a serene environment so that guests have no worry about pesky neighbours; instead, guests focus on adventure and enjoying the holiday.

How to Get to this Lodge

The Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Club in Naivasha is 12km off the Nairobi to Nakuru highway. On the maps and directions, Naivasha town is less than 8km from this luxury resort. It occupies a scenic location at 7000 feet with Lake Naivasha a thousand feet below on the floor of the gorge and Mount Longonot visible on the other side.

This hotel is popular with guests who plan to visit other famous attractions in the country such as Samburu or the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, which is home to the great wildebeest migration. This destination offers the true safari experience because it is close to other attractions you must visit in the rift valley.Some of the neighbouring attractions you visit while staying here are Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Baringo and Lake Naivasha.

You can get to this lodge by road or by air. It is about one and a half hours by road from the capital city Nairobi. Get maps and directions if you intend to use a private car for this trip. This is advisable if you want to stop along the way to enjoy the scenery. One interesting location is the Great Rift Valley viewpoint as you head into the rift valley from central Kenya. View the expansive gorge with Mount Longonot further beyond the great trench. Clouds blanket the green escarpment and the green vegetation portrays the rich and spotless state of this valley. Some cultivated lands form a unique pattern on the side of the trench.

It takes about 30 minutes by air from Nairobi. The aircraft lands at the private airstrip within the lodge. When planning this trip, remember

  • You are heading to the land of adventure so carry safari clothes and accessories such as binoculars, a hat and cameras
  • Excess luggage can limit your chances of taking a flight

Fine Dining in Naivasha

The Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Club boasts of the best location because this area offers excellent weather, numerous attractions and the right set of adventures. Apart from luxurious accommodation, this resort treats you to exquisite dining in just the right spot whether you wish to dine indoors, overlooking the gorge and the golf course or in your chalet.

Guests in the 30 double or twin suites and in the villas enjoy d’hote dining in any of the restaurants on site.  View the landscape as you dig into African or international cuisine served in a relaxing atmosphere.  Prepare your taste buds for spicy main courses to delightful and sugar rich deserts such as chocolate mousse and tarts.

This hotel prepares salads from fresh produce harvested from its garden. Sample a wide variety of fruits and vegetables grown in the rich soil of the rift valley. The meals include a range of tender and tasty meat.

The other option is outdoor dining to enjoy lunch with the expansive gorge offering an eye-catching backdrop. The two restaurants have modern comfortable furniture arranged beautifully in the cosy room. The hotel also has a spacious bar where you can head for drinks as you talk about the day’s golf game. Trade tips and tricks with friends and acquaintances you meet in this 18-hole golf course club and lodge.

In the bar, ask for Eburru sunset, which is a cocktail that you can only find in this lodge. It truly depicts the serenity and uniqueness of the Great Rift Valley. Sit on the handmade lounge chairs with the embers of the fireplace adding a warm ambience to the room.

Guests staying in the chalet have an option between self-catering and eating from the restaurant. The chalets have a spacious fully furnished kitchen with all modern facilities fitted to a kitchen cabinet. Dine on the counter with long stools next to the kitchen area or in the elegant dining table in the dining room. Whichever place you choice, the view is spectacular. Large windows light up the room and bring along the scenic escarpment and the gorge.

The Leading Business Hotel

The Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Club is the ultimate location for conferences and business meetings. Corporate functions require an environment that matches the seriousness of the discussions, and in an area with little to no interruptions. This is also the case for family events such as weddings and birthday celebrations.

Why should you hold your function at the Great Rift Valley Lodge? Located in a quiet and relaxing area away from the cities and towns, this hotel is preferred by many companies and individuals because of its

  • Facilities and amenities
  • Location
  • Adventures
  • Sufficient accommodation facilities
  • Experienced and qualified personnel

The Great Rift Valley Lodge has three conference rooms that hold different number of participants. The capacities are between 30 and 180 participants. These conference rooms offer a breathtaking view of the gorge and the large windows offer sufficient light throughout. Your meeting will enjoy modern audio and visual facilities to enhance communication during the session. If you have a small team, stay in the boardroom.

For weddings or other functions that require an outdoor setting, this hotel offers tents. Hold your event on the lush green lawns breathing in the fresh air from the Aberdare Ranges and Mount Longonot. The conference area has a restaurant so that participants can dine easily and save time.

The Great Rift Valley Lodge sits on Eburru Mountain, which occupies an escarpment on one side of the gorge with Lake Naivasha at its feet.

This hotel is easily accessible from Nairobi and other towns in Kenya. It takes about one and a half hours from the capital city, and since this resort has a private airstrip, your team can arrive by air.

Engage your team in various activities such as golf, horse riding, game viewing and nature walks. Whenever the team has a break, participants can relax in the lounge area or explore attractions in this region such as Hell’s Gate National Park, Lake Nakuru and Lake Baringo among others.

This resort offers a wide range of rooms and suites each giving a different touch of comfort. If you wish to get private cabins with self-catering services, this lodge has several luxurious chalets perched along the fairway of the golf course. It also has 40 luxury villas, and 30 double and twin suites.

The Great Rift Valley Lodge has a team of qualified staff that propelled this luxury resort to a world-class status as the best golf club in the country. Apart from investing in development of the 18-hole golf course, this hotel also brought the best from the catering and hospitality industry so that guests enjoy unrivalled services. The chefs prepare tasty, finger-licking cuisines, the reception ushers guests in courteously and answers any queries while the professional guides provide the best outdoor adventures. This is what your conference needs.

Why Choose this Hotel?

The Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Club is a luxury resort a few kilometres from Naivasha town. Situated on Eburru Mountain, this hotel offers a panorama view of Lake Naivasha, Mount Longonot, the Aberdare Ranges and other attractions in and around the expansive valley.

This hotel is accessible from all parts of Kenya. From Nairobi, the road trip takes about one and a half hours. It is the best golfing destination for enthusiast from all over the world. The 18-hole course features neat lush green grass that contrasts the clear blue sky of this area. The picturesque site borders rustic chalets in stoney buildings perched in different parts of the expansive area.

The chalets and villas boast of intricate architectural designs with wood and natural stone. This hotel ensures golfers and other guests have the time of their lives through luxurious and comfortable accommodation. Stay in spacious two or three bedroom rooms or opt for the self-catering villas

Accommodation

The Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Club offers a variety of accommodation suites that vary in the type and facilities included therein. It has 9 double and 21 twin suites, 40 spacious two or three bedroom villas and a number of chalets with two to four bedroom units. These accommodation units have a private veranda that gives you a scenic view of the valley, the hills, vegetation, the lake and the golf course. You can spend the whole day just staring into the horizon amazed at the sheer beauty of the area.

Look forward to a vacation with every bit of comfort that makes you feel at home in this vast valley. The hotel equips each suite with modern facilities in the bathroom, the dining room, kitchen and the bedroom. You walk into spacious room with handmade furniture and an elegant choice of interior decor. Simple but effective pieces of interior decorations add life to the unit. For instance, you get bed lamps, a vase with fresh flowers on the table, wall hangings and lighting as well as colourful mats.

Facilities and Amenities

Feted as one of the best destinations by various travel organisations, the Great Rift Valley Lodge has

  • En-suite accommodation rooms
  • 3 conference rooms
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar with a comfortable lounge area
  • 18-hole golf course
  • Gift shop
  • Private airstrip
  • Swimming pool and a children’s pool
  • Tennis courts
  • Laundry service
  • Valet service
  • Bug repellents
  • Nurse on call
  • Fax, telephone, internet and photocopier
  • Free Wi-Fi  in the whole lodge
  • Currency exchange

Activities

For an excellent holiday, this hotel lets you enjoy your stay in Naivasha with a thorough exploration of Lake Naivasha. Embark on boat safaris over this lake or settle for a bird watching excursion in Eburru Forest. For a game viewing experience, visit Lake Nakuru National Park or Hell’s Gate.

You cannot ignore the urge to play golf with the immaculate course a footstep away from your room. Grab your clubs and head to this lush course. Whether it is your first attempt or you have an array of golfing trophies in your living room back home, you will find the experience exciting and relaxing. The fresh air, scenic view and the company of other holidaymakers makes the game electrifying.

Other activities you should try out are horse riding, bush dining and biking safaris.