Lake Elementaita Lodge
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 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.
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 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.
Birdwatching – Explore the more than 400 species of birds (including the famous flamingoes) with our expert guides
- 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 Lake Elementaita
- Excursion to Lake Nakuru National Park
- Visit Gambles Cave
- Visit the Sleeping Warrior
- Tour the Lord Delamare residences
We take hospitality back to its essence, back to the nomadic days when weary travelers were greeted with sincerity, invited to feast and exchange stories, and rest in the comforts of home... a very comfortable home.