GUIDE ON OLERAI HOUSE IN KENYA
Olerai House is a mid-range, choice accommodation located on the western shore of Lake Naivasha. You find yourself surrounded by 400 acres of pristine central Kenyan bush that is designated as a wildlife sanctuary. Giraffes, monkeys, zebras, impalas, buffalos, gazelles and many other herbivores roam freely, giving you a small sample of an authentic East African rift valley safari. Choose from five individually themed guest rooms that reflect the heritage of Olerai House, as well as some of the owner’s favorite African animals. Bed frames constructed of vines, glass inlays, colorful wall décor, freshly cut flowers and local artwork are just some of the elements that make Olerai House a unique accommodation. The owners of the lodge welcome your children and pets so your entire family can enjoy a relaxing and enjoyable lake holiday in Kenya. The Twiga and Nodvu rooms are situated in a separate, private house, and both rooms offer unsurpassed views of hippos grazing in the evenings. Twiga is the Swahili word for “giraffe,” and this room is designed to celebrate the elegant beauty of this animal. The room feels light and airy and features a centered bed with netting, vaulted ceiling, ample windows and shower made of blue glass. Outside your room, resident giraffes nibble on the foliage that line the roof. Ndovu, Swahili for “elephant,” was once used as a writing room for the Douglas-Hamilton family, and the room still maintains the ambience of an author’s library, such as wood paneling, large double bed, curved sofa inset by its bay window and much more. Families traveling with AfricanMecca will be quite comfortable during their wondrous holiday vacation in Kenya when they opt for the large, two-bedroom crisp blue and white color palette Saba room that features a private veranda and a separate parent - child bathroom. Curious Colobus monkeys peer into the windows of the Dudu room on the upper level, and the wood boarded cottage across from the main house has lovely views of the gardens.
Cool, crisp air invigorates your senses, and freshly brewed tea or coffee awakens you to the glorious landscape that awaits you. Start your day with a morning boat tour of Lake Naivasha, home to more than 450 avian species. Have your camera ready as African fish eagles dive for a meal, black herons use their wings to cover their heads while feeding and pink-backed pelicans, saddle-billed storks and other fish eaters search for fish. The abundance of avi-fauna extends into the scrub brush, forests and highlands around the lake, and your guide expertly identifies each bird by sound, appearance, nest structure and behavior. Your growing hunger is satisfied with a garden breakfast of freshly baked scones, pancakes, fruit and much more. A late morning nature walk on the banks of the lake with an experienced ornithologist adds to your morning birdwatching trip to Lake Naivasha, or you may choose to lounge in the gardens or spend time relaxing some other way. After a delicious lunch, you have some free time before afternoon tea in the garden where you enjoy splendid views of Mount Longonot amidst the resident wildlife (read more on when is the best time to visit Lake Naivasha for a tour). For your afternoon activity, choose a boat trip to Crescent Island for a nature walk, horseback riding, community visits and much more. AfricanMecca can also arrange day trips and treks to the Mount Longonot crater, Hell’s Gate National Park, Lake Elementaita, game drive in Lake Nakuru with a picnic lunch and much more. Sundowners are served at the end of your twilight activity before a delectable three-course dinner at Olerai House.
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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 Olerai House 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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