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Sunbird Lodge

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

Highlights

- Small eco lodge
- Beautiful Lake Views
- Swimming Pool
- Warm personal service

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Overview

Sunbird Lodge is a rare gem in this part of Kenya, a small intimate lodge with great service yet with reasonable rates. The lodge is ideally located between Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha in private ground on the shores of Lake Elementaita.

The lodge has spectacular views over Lake Elementaita and is renowned for its amazing sunsets. Each cottage has its own verandah in addition to the large restaurant verandah where fire-pits are lit at night. There is a bar and lounge with open fireplace adding to the ambience. Within the grounds there is a swimming pool with sun loungers.

There are 10 large comfortable thatched cottages, each has a verandah, ensuite bathroom and a king sized double bed and can fit an additional two children on request.

For Families: Sunbird Lodge is a small lodge, children are welcome as long as they are kept under supervision (due to the open nature of the lodge).

Nearby Alternatives

Loldia House

Rift Valley

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Beautiful setting
- Working ranch
- Original colonial farmhouse
- Views over Lake Naivasha

Our rating

5/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

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- Roaming wildlife
- Spacious rooms
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Suggested Itineraries for Sunbird Lodge

Our itineraries are carefully designed by our experienced travel designers based on years of experience and customer feedback. For a custom itinerary tailored to you, please enquire giving as much detail as possible on your brief.

Combine our popular Family Maasai Adventure with a relaxing week at the Coast in Zanzibar.

Tailor-made Classic 13 days

Families from $2,473 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $1,600 per person economy class from London

Our most popular family safari in Kenya, 1 week active Cultural and Wildlife Safari through the Rift Valley & Mara specifically for families.

Tailor-made Adventure 1 week

Families from $2,216 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $960 per person economy class from London

Extended safari in Kenya including the wetland habitat of the Great Rift Valley, the open plains of the Masai Mara & wilderness bush of the Laikipia Plateau. Superb camps throughout.

Tailor-made Luxury 9 days

Adults from $5,562 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $960 per person economy class from London

Combine climbing Mount Kenya with a 6 day safari to Masai Mara including Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha and Masai Mara parks.

Tailor-made Adventure 11 days

Adults from $4,068 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Classic six day Kenyan overland safari with a strong community focus. Includes game drives in Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha

Tailor-made Classic 6 days

Adults from $2,730 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 612 reviews

(4.94/5)

  • The holiday was amazing! Everything we wanted it to be! The safari was so we'll organized and our guide was very good. All the accommodation was superb. At the Masaai village we stayed in a mud hut which was different to the tent described in the itinerary, but so much better.

    Pinewoods resort was lovely especially the staff who couldn't have looked after us any better. The food was exceptional.

    Missingpauline hasted reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 21 October 2015

  • Accommodation and food at Karen Rock House were good. It was very quiet there as we were the only guests. Our transport, guide (Elijah) and driver (Oliver) were excellent. Elijah was very informative and patiently answered our questions about everything we saw. Our first day was very full, a long drive to Hell’s Gate, bike ride and gorge walk. Elijah suggested that we postpone the boat trip on Lake Navaisha to the morning we left Nakuru rather doing it on the way and this worked well. On the bike ride, our youngest struggled with an adult sized bike with bald tyres. Fine for us and our eldest though. The gorge walk was great as was the boat trip on Lake Navaisha.

    Lake Nakuru Lodge accommodation, food and setting was excellent - as were the game drives with Oliver and Elijah. We saw a lot more here and close up than we did in Ol Kinyei and the Masai Mara.

    Maji Moto Camp was an interesting experience. Again, we were the only visitors and the facilities & food were good. We visited the school before travelling to the Mara Adventure Camp but could have spent longer as there was a lot to see and our children enjoyed playing football etc with the school children.

    The Adventure Camp was brilliant. We had a packed schedule of game drives (up at 5.30 every morning) and George and Wilson (guide and driver) were a lot of fun. They played football with us and were very entertaining on bush walks and game drives. We felt all the staff at the Adventure Camp worked really hard to make the experience an enjoyable one - from preparing the food, supplying endless hot water and tea and making sure we got to see what we wanted. The Ol Kinyei conservancy is beautiful (although we saw more at Lake Nakuru).

    Our itinerary was good - it was busy and varied which suited us very well. We felt a bit rushed on Day 1 - in hindsight, it really was too much for one day. The day we travelled to the Masai Adventure Camp was also time pressured and we had a to cut short our visit to the school.

    Overall, 5/5 - an unforgettable experience.

    MissingTim Sheppard reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 11 November 2014

  • If you’re looking for a more personal experience of Kenya, something a little different from the standard safari and beach package holidays, then you should definitely speak to Tourdust!

    We decided to have a family holiday with our two teenage boys in Kenya in 2014, a decision that turned out to be far from straight-forward as the FCO extended their no-essential travel guidance area by area in the months leading up to our holiday. After researching the travel companies specialising in Kenya , we chose Tourdust to organise our holiday, partly based on their highly informative website but mainly based on a conversation with Ben, who within a matter of minutes clearly understood what we were looking for.

    Ben’s recommendation of the Laikipia Wilderness Camp, followed by the Sosian Ranch and then the Msambweni Beach House was absolutely perfect for us. Everywhere we went the experience was personalised, the service was outstanding and the quality of facilities was second to none. Yes, we did safari drives to see the fantastic range of wildlife in the area, but we also swam in the rivers, rode camels, went on game walks and ate delicious meals cooked on an open camp fire before sleeping out under the endless African skies listening to the lions roaring! Then a flight down to the coast and we relaxed in the luxury of the a villa overlooking the Indian Ocean, with massages on the beach, personal staff on hand and nothing too much trouble.

    We knew that we didn’t want a standard package safari and beach holiday but what we got was beyond all our expectations – a truly personal, family experience of Kenya that we will remember forever!

    MissingJoanna Heard reviewing Best of Kenya Family Safari on 07 October 2014

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