GUIDE ON HIPPO POINT & DODO'S TOWER IN KENYA
Hippo Point and Dodo’s Tower at Lake Naivasha is a captivating, luxury accommodation set on the shores of one of Kenya’s most beautiful Great Rift Valley lakes. The private wildlife sanctuary is home to more than 450 species of birds that mingle with over varied herbivores and predators. Spending time on the shores of Lake Naivasha during your relaxed East African rift valley safari gives you the time you need to rejuvenate with a “slow safari” experience. The friendly and professional hospitality of the hosts and staff make you feel like you are visiting a long-time friend while exemplifying the charm of gracious, up-scale living in a Tudor manor. 14 colonial boutique rooms are situated in the manor and the whimsical, fairy tale-like Dodo’s tower. Built in the 1930’s, the Manor House features Elizabethan architecture and English gardens. You may choose from eight double bedrooms and one single bedroom in the Manor House, and two sections of the house are perfect for families who desire children-friendly Kenyan travel accommodations. Dodo’s Tower is an eight-story structure that is used as the owners’ second home and is only available to a restricted number of guests. Rated as one of the top wilderness lodgings in the world, the tower features a spiral wooden staircase, rich wood paneling and built-in bookshelves, leather furniture and many other exquisite, yesteryear decorative elements. You may choose from four double rooms and one single room on the ground floor. The tower sleeps a maximum of nine people, and families and small AfricanMecca groups can reserve the entire tower for the most exclusive Lake Naivasha premier holiday possible. From the tower, you see the bay of Lake Oloidien and resident wildlife grazing at the base of the structure. The only word that describes the experience is “magical paradise.”
The magnificence of the Great Rift Valley and Lake Naivasha invite you to explore the pristine bush of the sanctuary. Freshly brewed tea or coffee and the aroma of sweet biscuits ease you out of a peaceful sleep at Hippo Point and Dodo’s Tower. Freshen up with a splash of water on your face, and then join your guide for a boating tour of Lake Naivasha combined with a walk on Crescent Island. Morning light is very photogenic for capturing wonderful images of cormorants, white-fronted bee-eaters, pied kingfishers, great white egrets and many other avian species. Breakfast is served in the manor dining room or under the acacias, and the heavenly fare includes fresh farm eggs, homemade cereal, fruits, juice, home jams and much more. Work off some calories with a guided morning walk, yoga or return to your room for a refreshing hot shower. Weather permitting, lunch is served poolside, and you have time for boating safari in Lake Naivasha or horse riding after afternoon tea on the verandah of Dodo’s Tower. A night game drive or sunset walk before dinner reveals the hidden world of nocturnal animals that emerge at twilight, and sunset should be enjoyed with a delicious cocktail. For an even more adventure-filled vacation in Kenya, AfricanMecca can arrange day trips to Lake Nakuru for a full day game drive or a walk on the shores of the bright green crater lake Sonachi in Crater Lake Game Sanctuary, Hell’s Gate National Park, as well as community visits to Loldia School, tours of Elsamere and much more.
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Loldia House was beautiful and Peter as you know, is a wonderful host. Lake Nakuru is absolutely stunning and exceeded my expectations. All in all a wonderful experience yet again.
Simon Woodlock, Chief Financial Officer, Synovate - United Kingdom
Raza, it was the vacation of a lifetime, again, thanks so much. From the flamingo of Lake Nakuru and the foot hills of Masai Mara, we saw the best of what Kenya safari has to offer.
Jamie Davis & Liudmila Kondakova - San Francisco, California, United States
Dear Altaf, We would like to thank your team for such a well planned and wonderful holiday. Kenya is such an amazing country, and we felt that the itinerary you helped us set up was perfect...
Wee Siang Neo & John Lau - Singapore
Jambo Raza, The Lake Nakuru outing was great! We saw lots of pelicans, some flamingos, both black and white rhino... We've already recommended a Kenya safari to friends and relatives. Thanks again
Scott Aaronson - Associate Professor, M.I.T - Boston, United States
Thank you so, so much for all of your help in planning our amazing safari to Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, and Nairobi. Everything went so smoothly. Our tour guides were the best!!
Joanne Wright - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - United States
Jambo Altaf and Raza! We are back on earth now after our fabulous honeymoon. This is to say THANK YOU so much for organising a week in Kenya that we will never forget.....!
Dr Krina Zondervan, Oxford University - United Kingdom
We were extremely pleased with our itinerary. All those elephants and giraffes just posing and asking to have their pictures taken. Thank you for planning one of the best trips I have ever taken.
Professor Donald S. Kisiel - Biology Department Suffolk County Community College - New York, United States
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When staying at Hippo Point & Dodo's Tower in Kenya, we recommend combining your safari with a visit to Amboseli and Masai Mara. You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas of Tsavo, Samburu or Lewa - Laikipia ending with a beach vacation and Swahili cultural tour in the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.READ MORE
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