The fundamental principle for these camps is to place the guests right in the centre of all of the action. Do not worry if you have the impression that you will eventually become lion bate, no no, Governors place their rooms where you can glimpse all the action from either the comfort of your own rooms, or the main areas but don’t worry, you won’t be used as lion bate this time!
Both Il Moran and Loldia House have undergone a huge and incredibly stunning make over using the surrounding landscape and wildlife to inspire the new interior design. Work started at Il Moran at the beginning of October 2018 and the finish piece is now picture perfect to enjoy the equally picture-perfect surrounding scenes. The new mess area is of vast and spacious quality. Being perched right on the edge of the Mara River it has a perfect birds eye view of the goings on of game action below. Raised high on wooden decking, the new space has been moulded to include romantic lighting throughout, large over-sized, cosy sofas as well as large and warming fire pit sunk into the deck now nestles within the main mess area. Colours taken from the surrounding bush and plains of deep reds and rich royal blues blend in alongside cowhides, Indian brass with bold and contrasting patterns. The piece de resistance being the brightly beaded chandelier within the middle emanating safari chic luxury.
Earlier within 2018 the guests canvas tents were re-vamped with soft furnishings, Swahili fabrics, floors remastered with a contemporary micro-topping finish with built in large lounge seats on each verandah so you can enjoy the comings and goings of the local wildlife.
This is still a wonderfully small and intimate camp making it one of the perfect places to stay for couples that want to escape and honeymooners.
Loldia House within the Great Rift Valley has had a similar revamp to Il Moran: A new dining room has sprung up with stunning high ceilings within a warm and very inviting space that you can enjoy a candle lit dinner within. What was once the dining room has now been turned in to a bar area embracing warm matt mahogany colours and blue leather bar stools. Like Il Moran, all of the rooms have received a soft refurb that still maintains Loldia’s classic elegant look and feel. The bathrooms all have a clean and fresh look with all-white terrazzo finishes with splashes of colour from Kitengela’s recycled glass.
The original managers house has now been converted into a new cottage with two large en-suite double rooms both with verandahs looking out onto the lake. There is also a brand-new infinity pool which has been positioned on a rocky outcrop elevated too, between two ancient fig trees – what a dreamy spot!
Guests can become fully involved in lion tracking activities on Soysambu Conservancy, walk through the Eburu Forest and learn about the endangered Mountain Bongo and the conservation work with Rhino Ark. Take in the view of thousands of Flamingos on Lake Nakuru or Lake Elmenteita. Visit the Raptor Rehabilitation Centre and learn about falconry and then if that isn’t enough, take a boat ride on Lake Naivasha spotting birds and wildlife.