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Great Rift Valley Activities

Loldia House is situated on a private farm of some 6,500 acres on the shores of Lake Naivasha. Here guests are free to explore the farm with one of our guides, to enjoy the interaction of farming activities and the wild animals which live alongside, and to explore the lakes and mountains of the Great Rift Valley. We have desinged a range of activities to help you make the most of your time at Loldia House.

 

Eburu Forest

We have begun exploring the Eburu Forest ecosystem, which borders Loldia Ranch as a place to take our guests for a day trip. Eburu is a large area of prime indigenous forest and is home to the critically endangered Mountain Bongo, conservation efforts are underway to support the last of this species.

Day & Night Game Drives

We can arrange day and night game drives on Loldia Ranch. Night game drives normally depart at 7 pm (before dinner). The drive lasts for one hour and you explore the ranch at night. Animals normally seen on night game drives include bat eared foxes, aardvarks, leopard, long tailed mongooses, spring hares, nightjars and eagle owls as well as hippos leaving the lake to graze.

Trips to Lake Bogoria

Lake Bogoria is a Rift Valley Soda Lake famed for its fabulous reflections of the Laikipia escarpment. Throughout most of the year there are a large number of greater and lesser Flamingos. There are also good chances of seeing a herd of the elusive but majestic kudu.

Community Tourism

We can organise a visit to the Loldia School. The manager of Loldia House and longstanding guests have together formed the Loldia School Fund, a UK registered charitable trust, which has worked hard to improve the school for the children of the area. To date the school has been completely rebuilt, making it one of the best schools in the region. Scholarships have been offered to primary school leavers to attend secondary school, and some of the brighter students have gone on to Universities in Kenya and South Africa.

Climb Mount Longonot

For those clients wishing to climb Mt. Longonot we can arrange a picnic lunch, notice of this needs to be given to us the evening before. The park entrance fee is payable direct and our manager will be happy to advise you of the current rates. Please note Mt Longonot is a strenuous climb and clients must be in good health and fit to take on the climb.

Golf at Great Rift Valley Lodge

We can arrange for guests to go to play golf at the nearby Great Rift Valley Lodge. The golf course has 18 holes and is located above Loldia and there are lovely views out over Lake Naivasha, Mount Longonot and across to the Abedare Mountains. There is also swimming pool. There is plenty of birdlife on the course and guests can sometimes see zebra wandering across the fairways.  Guest need to pay entrance fee, green fees, hire of golf clubs and caddie fees. The manager of Loldia House can advise on these fees.