1h 24 min by car from Wilson airport .
The park lies in Central Kenya, 140km north-west of Nairobi, in Nakuru district of the Rift Valley Province. The ecosystem comprises of the lake, surrounded by mainly wooded and bushy grasslands. The park supports a wide ecological diversity with Flamingos (Greater and Lesser) and other water birds being the major attractions of the area. The ecosystem provides for about 56 different species of mammals including the white rhino and buffaloes and a variety of terrestrial birds numbering nearly 450 species.
- Flamingo (Greater and Lesser) and other water birds including a variety of terrestrial birds numbering about 450 species in total.
- Mammals: 56 different species including white rhinos,waterbuck etc.
- View-points: Lion hill, Baboon cliff and Out of Africa
- Hills: Enasoit, Honeymoon, Lion hill ridge etc
- Waterfalls: Makalia.
- Unique vegetation: About 550 different plant species including the unique and biggest euphorbia forest in Africa, Picturesque landscape and yellow acacia woodlands.
- Participate in the cycle with rhino event every september yearly
Sarova Lion hill Game Lodge
Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is nestled along the Lion Hill overlooking the spectacular flamingo pink rimmed Lake Nakuru. Its location affords panoramic views of the lake and the picturesque Lake Nakuru National Park. A short two-hour drive from Nairobi, Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is a favourite with residents and visitors to Kenya.
Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is cleverly laid out in such a way that most rooms and sitting areas afford stunning views of the lake and the park. The Lodge incorporates natural landscaping with tall acacia trees, winding walkways and greens dotted with bird feeds. The Lodge is a natural haven for bird life and attracts over 50 species of birds amongst the 400 species that inhabit the Park.
Positive reviews on this Lodge :
We were fortunate to enjoy our first Safari experience here in July. Centrally located within the park, it gave us the perfect base for our daily adventures. From the time we arrived until departure, we were treated to excellent food and 5 star service.
We only stayed here for one night, but enjoyed every minute of it. From the hot towel and juice on arrival to allowing us to pack a breakfast box for our early departure to the Mara, the hotel met every expectation and exceeded some as well. The staff were accommodating, friendly and fun, the food was excellent, and the park has such different terrain to the Mara – we were so pleased we decided to do both parks.
I would stay here again in a heartbeat and was sorry we had such a short time here.
Our third visit to the Lion Hill Game Lodge was the best yet. Renovations made in the last several years have improved facilities greatly. As usual the food was magnificent, and plentiful. Restful, relaxing, and beautiful are adjectives that describe both the facilities and the area. Animals cited in the Park included among many others: lions, giraffes, the rare black rhino, and waterbucks. A great conclusion to a week of safaris.
An excellent location with warm and friendly staff. Game viewing excellent although the high level of the lake and the decreased salinity of the water has meant that most of the flamingos for which this lake was once world-famous have migrated.
The food was excellent and the rooms comfortable, clean and fairly close to the restaurant and bar.
Negative reviews on this Lodge :
We have taken visiting family to Lake Nakuru several times. We have consistently had serious issues with our game drives. Specifically, they are late or have not been scheduled at all. Twice they have been over an hour late. As park entry is time specific, and driving back to Nairobi after dark not optimum, scheduling is crucial. In each instance the staff at Lion Hill have been very unresponsive. The costs are not inconsiderable. Why make reservations at all if they will not be honored? We can not recommend Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge.