Lake Elementaita Lodge, a 19th century colonial farmhouse and a 33 roomed lodge in the scenic Kikopey area overlooks Eburu Mountains, Sleeping warrior hill, and Lake Elementaita.

Lake Elementaita Lodge is not your regular lodge. In fact, it is a time machine that allows you to pause, erase everything you expected from a typical lodge and hop into a time machine and visualize how the place was a century ago and how it came to be what it is while unwinding and enjoying your stay.

Once A Colonial Farm House

The lodge dates back to about a century ago when it was built by one of Kenya’s first Colonial Lords called Galbraith Cole. Lord Galbraith was Lord Delamere’s Brother in law who had gone to fight in the South African Boers war of October 11, 1899, to May 31, 1902, between Great Britain and the two Boer (Afrikaner) republics. During the war, he got wounded and was confined into a wheelchair. His Sister; who was married to Lord Delamere begged Lord Delamere to have his brother to come to Kenya and live with them instead of going back home to Europe. Lord Delamere agreed and gave him about 30 hectares of land from his 100 ha in the Kikopey area. They agreed that Lord Cole will be given the land North of Lake Elementaita and they will retain the land south of Lake Elementaita extending all the way to Lake Nakuru. During the time of his stay in Kenya, Lord Cole put up a farm with lots of agronomic activities going on. He lived there with his wife, children and farm workers.

Fast forward to today, Jacaranda Hotels acquired the lodge and has preserved most of its original fixtures and fittings while adding a unique touch of hospitality to ensure maximum guest comfort and experience.

The Lord Cole

Lake Elementaita Lodge has a restaurant located in what was Lord Coles, living room, dining room, veranda and part of the raised section at the front of the farmhouse. Meals at the restaurant are not only tasty and fresh from the local market, but pairs well with the breathtaking bird’s view of all the key attractions of Elementaita area including Lake Elementaita. After a long day of exploring the area, unwind at our lounge which has an impressive range of drinks, play pool or grab your favorite drink while watching the sun go down the horizon.

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