Jacaranda Lake Elementaita Lodge

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

Jacaranda 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.

Unique Experiences

We define ourselves through individualized attention, genuine concern for the guests’ needs and a sense of pride in delivering solutions not just service.

Conferencing & events
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A little about us

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 hectares in the Kikopey area. They agreed that Lord Cole will be given the land North of Jacaranda Lake Elementaita and they will retain the land south of Jacaranda 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.

Hotel Facilities
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Lakeside Activities

Birdwatching – Explore the more than 400 species of birds (including the famous flamingoes) with our expert guides

Lakeside Activities
  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Bush Dining
  • Shoreline Nature walk
  • Swim at Kikopey Hot Springs
  • Sunsets over the lake
Things to do in Elementaita
  • Biking at Soysambu
  • Visit the Lemon Valley Farm Estate
  • Game Drives at Soysambu Conservancy
  • Quad biking
  • Hot air balloon over Jacaranda Lake Elementaita
  • Excursion to Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Visit Gambles Cave
  • Visit the Sleeping Warrior
  • Tour the Lord Delamare residences


Visiting back after 5 years and Jacaranda Elementaita still has its old charm. Beautiful mature gardens, quiet and peaceful. Rooms are spacious and well appointed and lovely food. The Jacaranda property extends to the Lake Elementaita and an easy 20 minutes hike will take you near the Lakeshore. Will not hesitate to recommend

James Mungai,

Thank you for having us on board at your Amazing hotel...what made it more comfortable was the staff service ...The food was very delicious...loved every bit of my stay with my family!!!Asante sana.

Suleman. A, Kenya

Best luxurious hotel to live in Kenya Jacaranda Lake Elementaita Lodge for family purpose and honeymoon couple. i like the place because this place is so silent and great views to see in morning and evening time.

Santosh. E, United States

The rooms are clean and spacious and the beds are very comfortable. It was so peaceful, I slept so well that I stayed an extra night. The staff are extra attentive and want to make sure you are having a nice time. The location is lovely, you can see wildlife from the terrace. It’s very reasonably priced.

Gillian, United Kingdom