One of the most important things that you should consider when planning a safari to the Lake Nakuru National Park. When choosing an accommodation facility there are mainly two things that you should put into consideration and these are your budget and where the accommodation facility is located that is either outside or inside the National Park.
Accommodation facilities are classified into three groups that is basic/budget, mid-range and luxury accommodation facilities. We are here to help you get that facility that will suit your needs without causing a dent in your pocket. Lake Nakuru National park is a frequently visited Park in Kenya throughout the year and below are some of the accommodation facilities that you can check out while on a safari to the National Park.
Mid-range and Budget accommodation facilities
If you are travelling on a budget to Lake Nakuru National Park we advise that you look for accommodation that is located outside the National Park. The budget-friendly accommodation around Lake Nakuru National Park includes the following:
Jumuia Guest Hotel Nakuru
Jumuia hotel is just a five minutes’ drive to the National Park and operates in a Christina environment with some of the best staff offering all-around customer care to the guests. The hotel has deluxe rooms, Executive suites and king-sized rooms each having a private bathroom with all the necessary supplies. The rooms are also furnished with a television set, coffee/tea making facilities, a desk, a net because of the many mosquitoes and also a shower. There is 24/7 room service, Wi-Fi, private parking, showers in the rooms, playground for the children, a garden where fresh vegetables are picked, restaurant services and game boards for those that need them. The hotel also offers a game drive to the National Park where you get to see all the wildlife around the Park. If possible and you have time, you can as well check out the Hell’s Gate National Park which is just an hour away from the Jumuia Guest Hotel.
Nakuru Milimani Guest House
The rooms at the Guest house are spacious with en-suite bathrooms and shower heads, a wardrobe, DVD players, television sets, DSTV, a dining area and a patio from where you can get to see the different views around the National Park. The Guesthouse also has free Wi-Fi, a conference room where tourists can still work without interruption while on a safari and there are also self-catering services where you get to eat whatever you want. It is an accommodation that will easily fit in your budget and is strategically located with easy access to both the Hell’s gate National Park and the Menengai Crater. It has well-tended tree houses and beautiful gardens surrounding the hotel with good views of Lake Nakuru National Park and Nakuru city.
Merica hotel has 89 standard rooms that are uniquely decorated with each room having its colour theme. Among the 89 rooms, there is an executive room and 4 junior suites. Some of the facilities that you can enjoy while here include a sauna, massage at the spa, a conference room that can accommodate 300 people, Jacuzzi, the hotel gym, private parking, car hire services, and a stroll through the garden surrounding the hotel where fresh greens are picked. The rooms have a private bathroom, television set, Wi-Fi, toiletries and a table. Food is served in the dining area throughout your stay and both African and international cuisines are served.
Midland Hotel Nakuru
Midland Hotel is located 9 kilometers away from the National but is still considered one of the best Lake Nakuru national Park hotels. Sitting on two acres, it was constructed in the year 1906 and at one point was visited by the Queen Mother and Queen Elizabeth. The hotel has two conference halls that have an LCD projector, Wi-Fi and a PA system for the guests to use while on their safari. The catering services offered at Midland are to die for with both local and international dishes that are served in the dining and if you are a vegetarian, you are also catered for because the chefs are professionals and can prepare anything from scratch for as long as you request for the food on time.
Legacy Hotel and Suites
Legacy has 56 rooms including Twin rooms, Deluxe and standard rooms and all these rooms are spacious with a private bathroom and toiletries, a flat-screen and have been designed in a contemporary way. They have a conference room which comes with lunch, dinner, snacks, 2 cups of coffee or tea and a soft drink. Services include Wi-Fi, catering services, a restaurant and bar, 24/7 front desk services, private parking and a fitness Center.
Luxury accommodation facilities
These are ranked as the best lodges offering some of the best and high-end services to their guests. They are usually constructed to match the international level and some of the luxury accommodations at Lake Nakuru National Park include the Botana hotel, Ole-ken hotel, Eagle palace Hotel and the Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge.
Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge
This is a luxurious hotel that has been rated 4.5 on trip advisor and is found inside the National Park. Sitting on a large expanse of land, the lodge is just 6 kilometers away from Nakuru town and has about 67 villas. The villas are separated into 3 suites which are Faru, Ziwa and Chui and 64 standard rooms which offer the best comfort while on your safari.
We give you a chance to review the facility in terms of food, laundry services, room service and the location of the lodge. The lodge is surrounded by beautiful scenery which can be seen from the comfort of your room’s balcony and you might as well get a chance to see some animals like zebras moving around the Park.
Professional Chefs prepare all your meals from scratch with fresh vegetables picked from the garden and the meals include both international and local dishes. Food is served in the dining area except when you request early enough to be served from the comfort of your room. They also have a conference room, Wi-Fi, satellite televisions and projectors from which you can have meetings. The rooms have a mini-bar, en-suite bathrooms and a shower, a patio and tea plus coffee-making machines.
Eagle Palace Hotel
This is located in Nakuru town and is just 9 kilometers away from the Lake Nakuru National park. The rooms are well built with en-suite bathrooms and toilets, 24/7 room service throughout your stay and balconies from where you can easily view the several bird species within the National Park. Some of the services that are offered at the hotel include laundry services, a conference room that can house about 300 people, 24/7 room service, valet services, car hires, housekeeping and catering services throughout your stay.
Flamingo Hill Tented camp
This is a luxury accommodation facility that is found inside the National Park. It has 25 fully furnished tents that are decorated with calm colors, natural wood and wrought iron that will give you the comfort you need while resting after the day’s activities. Services offered at the flamingo tented camp include a private dining area, a shop, massage parlour, 24/7 hour room service, laundry services, a bar and lounge and conference facilities.
The cliff camp
Cliff camp is roughly two hours away from Nairobi city and is a newly constructed luxury facility in Lake Nakuru National Park. The cliff camp which has 10 luxury camps was constructed at the edge of a cliff giving the guests a 180 degrees view of the National Park and Lake Nakuru. The rooms are constructed in European style and the rooms are categorized into single, double and triple rooms. The cliff camp comprises of tented camps, a boutique hotel and safari lodges.
Lake Nakuru Sopa lodge
Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge is found on top of the hills in Nakuru having a good view of the National Park and the surrounding areas. The lodge has 60 rooms which are divided into different sections that is 2 rooms can easily be accessed by wheelchairs, 56 standard rooms and 2 interconnecting rooms. The rooms have en-suite bathrooms, curved glass windows and queen beds in each, services offered at the sopa lodge include board games, babysitting services, Wi-Fi, outdoor dining, hair dryers in each room, wheelchair services, private showers and bathrooms, a swimming pool, catering services, restaurant and bar and personal mini-bars. They also offer guided nature walks to their guests which are done either in the morning or late afternoon hours.
Mbweha safari lodge
The Mbweha safari camp is found within the Rift valley and in the conservation area known as the Congreve conservancy. It is found at the southern border of the Lake Nakuru National Park consisting of 10 lava stone and makuti thatched cottages. The rooms are spacious with wide windows that offer a great view of the surrounding landscapes, they also have a 240v charging system, meals are both served at the dining area and on request privately in your room and the meals prepared are from all over the world. Activities offered at the lodge include guided walks, game drives, sundowners, horse riding, cycling, picnics, bike rides and a trip to the Kariandusi prehistoric site.
Lake Nakuru lodge
There are over 95 rooms at the Nakuru lodge with the oldest known as Zebra having been constructed over 100 years ago. The lodge is found right in the centre of the National park with clear views of Lake Nakuru and the ever-present flamingos along its banks. The rooms at the Lake Nakuru lodge are single, triple, twin and family rooms. The rooms are comfortable with a table and chair, free Wi-Fi, hair dryer, en-suite bathroom, a satellite television and a private balcony from where you can relax especially during the evening hours. The lodge has 2 suites with private verandas, a garden where fresh vegetables are picked and great views of the National park. Services offered include a swimming pool, bush breakfast, spa services, gift shop and birding activities carried out around the lodge.