Welcome to Jacaranda Lake Elementaita Lodge

Built in 1916 by Lord Galbraith Cole a white settler, Jacaranda Lake Elementaita lodge sits on a vast piece of land with a panoramic view of Lake Elementaita. It still retains the features and atmosphere of an early colonial home.

The Lodge is approximately 120kms (one hour thirty minutes’ drive by road) from Nairobi and 29kms from Nakuru town. It neigbours the famous Kariandusi pre-historic museum at an altitude of 1670 meters or 4200ft above sea level.

With its proximity to Lake Elementaita which is internationally known for its rich bird life and the only breeding ground for the white pelicans, guests get to enjoy nature walks while watching the more than 4oo species of birds including the famous flamingos.


All our rooms are truly a home away from home. Each tastefully furnished with locally carved furniture and featuring a private balcony, standard amenities include:

  • Tea & Coffee maker

  • Cable/Satellite TV channels

  • Direct Dial Telephone

  • Air - Conditioning

  • 24 Hour Secure Parking

  • 24-hour Concierge Service

Anonymous's avatar

Everyone was really kind and did everything to make us feel at home. The food was great and so were our room which was right next to the beach ,the pools and beach. Big shout out to Josephine at the reception. Our flight was in the evening and after checking out in the morning she gave us a room to keep our luggage and change so that we could still enjoy the beach up to the last minute

Hillary's avatar

We loved the beach, and especially the tiny pool near our room...we would just go there and relax without needing to go to the main pool and when bored we would just stroll on the beach and take a dip in the ocean which was about 10 steps away...the staff as well were really helpful and fun to talk to

Franziska's avatar

Very friendly staff and excellent service. The location and the overall experience was more than we’d have expected. The rooms with beach view are like being in paradise.