The Great Rift Valley is a highlight of any trip to Kenya, where breathtaking natural scenery combines with some of Africa’s most memorable wildlife.
A huge geological fault-line, the Great Rift Valley stretches round one-sixth of the Earth’s circumference. Along its lengths are volcanoes, most now dormant. One of the rarest animals found here is the rhino, living alongside it are millions of flamingos - the world’s greatest concentration being around Lake Nakuru.
Loldia House is an original Kenyan home set on an old farm on the shores of Lake Naivasha, offering a choice of accommodation either in the original family house or in cottages in the grounds. Idyllically situated on the quiet north-western end of the lake, this is the perfect base from which to explore the wonders of Kenya’s Great Rift Valley.
Lake Naivasha, at over 6,000 feet, is the highest lake in the Rift Valley and one of its most beautiful. Fringed by papyrus and with the extinct Mount Longonot as a backdrop, this is a wonderful place to watch and photograph birds. Over 400 species of birds have been seen in the Rift Valley, and Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru and...
The views across Lake Elementeita to the Sleeping Warrior Mountain are spectacular. The light here is beautiful and there are countless waterbirds from Flamingoes to Pelicans and more.
Hell’s Gate National Park is known for its interesting geology and the steam geysers that are found in some areas. The cliffs in the park provide ideal nesting and vantage points for many birds of prey. A trip to Hells Gate and a walk down the gorge makes a lovely day trip from Loldia House.
One of the highlights whilst staying at Loldia House is a day trip to the picturesque Lake Nakuru National Park, which is world famous for it’s millions of colourful flamingoes and abundant rhino.
The Eburu Forest ecosystem, which borders Loldia Ranch is a large area of prime indigenous forest. The forest is part of the greater Mau forest complex which is one of the five main water towers of Kenya. The forest is a hotspot of biodiversity and is home to the critically endangered Mountain Bongo as well as countless other bird and...