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Background

The camp is built on the shores of green volcanic like in the bottom of an old volcanic crater.The crater is 87 hectares in extent and the lake takes up to 14 hectares of this area.Over the last four years,the camp has been awarded a total of four awards by the Kenya travel Magazine “Travel News and Lifestyle” including Best tented camp in Kenya and Best Weekend getaway.It has also gained the reputation of being the most romantic camp in Kenya.The camp is open for 24 hours.

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Restaurant and Bar

Restaurant and Bar

The main Restaurant and dining area consists of a high thatch roof, with an African rustic verandah which gives a breath taking view of the Crater Lake.

Drinks and snacks are available in our restaurant throughout the day. After a long eventful day, what better way to unwind than to take a few drinks by our ‘bone fire’.

Meals can be enjoyed either in the main dinning room, at the verandah or by the fireplace overlooking the beautiful Crater Lake.

Our chefs take great pride in the food served.  All our meals are made with the outmost expertise of the chef making it nothing but mouth watering.  We cater for a wide range of tastes including vegetarian specialties.

Frequently Asked Questions

1) Size of the Crater Lake Camp Naivasha?
Crater lake camp is 10,000-acre game sanctuary.

2) Altitude of Crater Lake?
1800m -2000m above sea level.

3) Location of Crater Lake
38km From Naivasha town along the Moi South Lake road off Mahi Mahiu Nairobi Highway.
It’s a mere one and half hours drive from the nation’s capital on 1138kilometers of a good road. Contiguous with Hells Gate National Park.

4) Photography possibilities at Crater Lake?
The Crater lake is a photographer’s paradise – using Nature walk, Boat ride, or Game drive vehicles.

5) Are Walking Safaris possible in Crater Lake?
Yes, experienced Naturalist guides conduct walking safaris in the surrounding all through to Game sanctuary.

6) Are Bird Walks allowed in Crater Lake?
Bird Nature Walks conducted by a well-known resident naturalist / ornithologist.

7) What kinds of animals are there in Crater Lake Camp?
Apart from the flamingoes and various other exotic birds, giraffes, Antelope family we also have all the big five except the elephant, Rhino and  Lion.

8) Does Crater Lake Camp accept credit cards?
Yes from foreign currency to Kenyan only

9) What types of rooms do you have at Crater Lake and how many?
Luxury Tents and 1 Honeymoon Suite which has a double Jacuzzi.

10) Is Crater Lake Camp a malaria prone area?
No.

11) Do you have Internet facilities at Crater Lake?
No, e-mail only.

12) Are there conference facilities at Crater lake and how big are they?
Yes, 1 well equipped conference room with capacities of 15 U-shaped & 25 Theatre style.

13) Do you have Camping facilities at Crater Lake camp?
Yes.

14) How is the road from the main gate at Crater Lake Camp?
It is a murram road (all weather).

About Us

Tucked away in a hidden corner of Kenya’s Great Rift Valley, Crater Lake offers a stirring encounter with wild Africa, just ninety minute’s drive from downtown Nairobi. This magical lakeside lodge is the perfect stopover en route to the Nakuru and the Maasai Mara game parks, as well as a romantic getaway by itself!

History is everywhere at Crater Lake. The 10,000-acre game sanctuary houses the famous hilltop grave where Happy Valley’s tragic heroine, Lady Diana Delamere, is buried with her last two husbands, Gilbert Colvile and Thomas Delamere. For the truly intrepid, there are the mysterious ‘Caves of God’ in the golden wheatfields of Ndabibi, reputed to be an inspiration for H. Rider Haggard’s Allan Quartermain.

At Crater Lake, the wild world of Africa meets the refined elegance of the colonial era in an utterly enchanting location. Here, you can sip chilled champagne and dine on the finest cordon bleu cuisine under the watchful gaze of genet cats and Colobus monkeys. After dinner, the expert trackers will transport you to another world among the hippos, giraffes and leopards that call the Camp’s private game sanctuary home. 

Crater Lake Naivasha
The camp is built on the shores of green volcanic like in the bottom of an old volcanic crater. The crater is 87 hectares in extent and the lake takes up to 14 hectares of this area. Over the last four years,the camp has been awarded a total of four awards by the Kenya travel Magazine “Travel News and Lifestyle” including Best tented camp in Kenya and Best Weekend getaway. It has also gained the reputation of being the most romantic camp in Kenya. The camp is open for 24 hours.

Accomodation
The camp comprises of eight double rooms and two permanent family bandas, all which are ensuite with hot and cold showers. Honeymoon suite which has a large bush pole bed and double Jacuzzi. All rooms look out over the lake.
There is a fully stocked bar, dining room, verandah and a conference room and the camp is popularly known for its full meals and snacks.

Facilities
Activities at the camp are centred round nature and wildlife. There are guided nature walks in the crater and the Sanctuary.The bird list is over 400 species,of which it is easy to spot more than 100 species in a day. There  are 30 species of wildlife in the sanctuary. At night the Hippo come out of the main Naivasha lake to graze,and it is possible to see the Aardvark and spring hares on night game drives. There is a colony of over 70 Colombus monkeys living here. In addition for the most of the year are Flamingoes covering almost the entire lake, numbers of which can go upto 3-4000.

Accommodation Rates

High Season Rack Rates – April 1st to June 30th, 2010/2011

RESIDENT BB HB FB
Single Room 4,560 5,510 6,460
Double Room 7,700 9,600 11,500
Honeymoon Suite 9,950 11,850 13,750
Third Adult Sharing 2,335 3,285 4,235
Children 2 – 12 yrs 2,240 2,715 3,190
Reservation Toll Free: 1-888-790-5264
NON RESIDENT BB US$ HB US$ FB US$
Single Room 151 169 187
Double Room 208 244 280
Honeymoon Suite 264 300 336
Third Adult Sharing 88 160 124
Children 2 – 12 yrs 59 68 77

 

Reservation Toll Free: 1-888-790-5264


Low Season Rack Rates – July 1st to March 31st, 2010/2011

RESIDENT BB HB FB
Single Room 3,591 4,541 5,491
Double Room 5,975 7,875 9,775
Honeymoon Suite 7,888 9,788 11,688
Third Adult Sharing 1,700 2,650 3,600
Children 2 – 12 yrs 1,761 2,236 2,711
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Reservation Toll Free: 1-888-790-5264
NON RESIDENT BB US$ HB US$ FB US$
Single Room 123 141 159
Double Room 166 202 238
Honeymoon Suite 213 249 285
Third Adult Sharing 69 87 105
Children 2 – 12 yrs 47 56 65

 

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Reservation Toll Free: 1-888-790-5264

 

SPECIAL CONFERENCE PACKAGE KSHS. CAMPING KSHS.
Single Room
Double room
Third Person Sharing

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Tea/Coffee/Snacks

6,000
10,800
3,900

500
950
950
250

Adult
Children
500 per night
250 per night
Breakfast  USD 10.00                     Lunch USD 16.00                      Dinner: USD 18.00
These Rates are inclusive of all Government Taxes.

Accommodations

This is the heart of what the Kenyan settlers called “Happy Valley”, that lush oasis where the early European farmers forged their first links with the African soil. Today, the fine living of that elegant era has been recreated in this luxurious tented camp on the shores of Crater Lake.

The spacious eleven tents sit in secluded clearings in the lakeside forest with sweeping views over the flamingo-lined waters. Each tent is furnished with a giant four-poster bed, the finest furniture and an ensuite bathroom with piping hot shower. The new ‘honeymoon tent’ or the “Clouds”offers a sumptuous bedroom and a deep sunken double jaccuzzi overlooking the lake through a giant stained-glass window.

Crater Lake Fact Sheet

Climate
The weather is moderately hot most of the year

Altitude of Crater Lake
1800m -2000m above sea level

Location of Crater Lake
38km From Naivasha town along the Moi South Lake road off Mahi Mahiu Nairobi Highway. It’s a mere one and half hours drive from the nation’s capital on 1138kilometers of a good road. Contiguous with Hells Gate National Park.

Temperature
The average temperatures are 27°C during the day and 18°C during the night

Recommended Attire
The camp site is informal. Comfortable clothes are recommended, e.g. casual wear, hats and sweaters for the evening.  Trainers are the most ideal footwear.

Recommended Equipment
Cameras, extra films, binoculars, Hats, Suncreams,

Important Information

  • Number of tents: 11
  • Number of honeymoon Suites with Jacuzzi: 1
  • Number of family Banda: 1
  • Bed types available: Single / Double / Twin / Triple
  • Children: Child friendly environment
  • Mosquito nets: Yes
  • Private flush toilet: Yes
  • Private shower: Yes
  • Hot Water: 24 hours
  • Security: All tents lockable
  • Safe: At main reception
  • Personal bars: On request
  • Telephone: At main reception
  • Mobile phones: Network very good
  • Room Service: 24 hours
  • Check in: 10am
  • Check out: 11am
  • Power: Electricity
  • Invertors for charging cell phones: Available at reception
  • First aid kit: Available at reception
  • Excursions: Drinks and Food available on sale

Camping Rates

Own TentCrater Lake

  • Adults Kshs 500 per night or $6
  • Children Kshs 250 per night or $3

Tent Hire(from the Camp & inclusive of bedding)

  • Kshs 1,500 per person
  • Kshs  2,500 two people sharing
  • Kshs 3,000 three people sharing

Camping with Meals

Equipment/ Items Hire

  • Sufuria-Kshs 100
  • Jiko-Kshs 100
  • Charcoal per Debe- Kshs 250
  • Blanket Kshs 100
  • Mattress Kshs 150
  • Bed sheets Kshs 100
  • Pillow & case Kshs 50
  • Chef per meal-Kshs 1,000

N.B. The camping rates are commissionable at 10% to tour operators