The Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort is one of Kenya’s most unique hospitality facilities. It is located on Moi North Lake Road in Naivasha. Specifically, it is located 24 km from Naivasha Town and 12 km off the Nairobi-Nakuru Highway. Perched on the Eburru Mountain, the lodge enjoys a vista that includes L. Naivasha and the vast floor of the Great Rift Valley. Further along, Mt. Longonot is clearly visible from the lodge and further still, the Aberdare Ranges complete the panoramic view offered at the lodge.
On top of all that, the Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort has an 18-hole championship golf course. In fact, in 2016, the resort won the Best Golf Hotel in Kenya as well as in Africa. It is the recipient of many local and international awards.
The lodge is suitable for both catered and self-catering guests. There are 21 twin rooms and 9 double rooms. All the rooms come with private balconies and splendid views of the surrounding physical features. Furthermore, the rooms are tastefully furnished with handmade wooden furniture and four-poster beds. Some of the rooms have interconnecting doors that can turn them into family suites.
40 Longonot Villas are three-bedroom maisonettes that come with a living room, a fully-equipped kitchen, and, obviously, three bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms are situated on the ground floor and the master bedroom in the top tier.
Overlooking the golf course are private chalets that come with either two, three or four bedrooms. The chalets all have modern amenities.
Activities and Amenities
Clearly, the golf course is a standout amenity at the Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort. However, there are plenty more amenities to make for a truly comfortable stay. Some of the amenities include:
- Gift shops or newsstand
- 24-hour front desk
- Currency exchange
- Dry cleaning service
- Gift shop or newsstand
- Security guard
- Security Alarm System (vacation rentals)
- Towels provided (vacation rentals)
- Children allowed
- Baby high chair
- Room service (24 hours)
Being located in Naivasha, there are plenty of activities to make for a memorable stay. Some of the activities within the lodge include:
- Golf Course
- Tennis Court
- Outdoor Swimming Pool
For more adventurous activities, one can go for safaris, nature walks in Eburru Forest, and excursions to Hell’s Gate National Park.
Meetings and Events
The Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort has three conference rooms that can seat 180, 80, and 30 people. All the conference rooms are equipped with modern visual and audio systems. There is also a board room that seats 20 people. There are expansive lawns and garden areas where tents can be put up for events such as weddings, etc.