Lodges get a face lift
Chui Lodge and Kiangazi House
Less than two hours’ drive from Nairobi, Oserengoni Conservancy is our privately owned, nineteen and a half thousand acre, flora and fauna paradise. It plays home to a diversity of wildlife that includes: Rhino, Leopard, Grevy’s Zebra, Giraffe, Kudu, Buffalos, Hyena, plains game as well as a bird list that boasts over four hundred species. The Conservancy hosts two properties, Chui Lodge and Kiangazi House where one can enjoy this unique and diverse wildlife conservation area.
Both Chui and Kiangazi have recently been refurbished in order to increase occupancy due to the ever growing demand of visitors. Kiangazi meaning ‘hot and dry season’ is a beautiful country house situated on a hill, set amongst lush gardens and rolling lawns with unsurpassed views of Lake Oloidien tinged pink with flamingos.
Kiangazi House lies within the Oserengoni Conservancy corridor. Breathtaking views from the verandah are enhanced by inviting waterholes below the main house where a variety of wildlife frequents. A stunning ranch style house, Kiangazi has three double bedrooms within the main house and 4 additional double bedrooms either with views of the waterhole or the beautiful gardens, all en suite. Luxurious features like fourposter beds, romantic turndowns and freshly cut roses, all enhance the personal touch. Within the house, private lounges, a bar and library all with fireplaces are the perfect places to curl up on a couch with a glass of wine. With so much space and privacy, time here moves slowly and one can immerse in the African bush with no distractions.
Chui Lodge, on the other hand, is situated just above the shores of Lake Naivasha within the Great Rift Valley (one of the true Natural Wonders of the World) set in the privately owned Conservancy overlooking a waterhole with the dramatic Mau Escarpment as a back drop. Chui Lodge was built in 1998 by Hans and June Zwager and is now still owned and cared for by the family. There are eight individual well-spaced luxurious cottages, each with an en-suite bathroom and verandah with views of the Conservancy, the waterhole and the escarpment stretching into the horizon. Magnificent fourposter, king-sized beds, roaring log fires, handcrafted furniture and textiles, ensure the essential touch of luxury. The dining room, lounge and bar area is simply unique and features pillars and murals with intricate African carvings, African antiques and ochre coloured earth walls, creating a cosy and relaxing atmosphere. All the furniture is made by our own workshop ensuring that only sustainable materials are used.
Meals can be enjoyed outside (weather permitting) within the grounds of the lodge and menus feature an array of international cuisine. The heated swimming pool with great views of the Escarpment and a variety of wildlife visiting the waterhole is a great place to unwind or catch up on forgotten books.
Both lodges boast a wealth of activities