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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

 

Book Online Now!
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

Choosing an ideal snake pet

Snakes are awesome creatures and with proper handling, they become awesome pets. Be that as it may, snakes are clearly not meant for everybody. They have exceptional necessities and should only by those prepared to give them the special care they require. In the event that you are new to pet snakes, discover what you ought to consider before settling on one and what snake categories are the best snakes for novices.

Interesting points to note Before Choosing a Snake as a Pet

Snake pets are long time commitments because some of them could live to be 20 years.
You should be prepared to feed your snake live prey, although pre-killed and frozen prey are ideal choices. Also be ready to devote a section of your freezer to storing frozen food for your snake.
Snakes are renowned for escaping whenever they have the chance so secure their cages properly. Snakes are persistent when it comes to finding small gaps and squeezing through them.
As beautiful as they may seem, venomous and large snakes should not be kept as pets because of their safety concerns.
Obtain a captivity red snake from a respectable breeder if you can. Snakes gotten from the wild are more difficult to tame, prone to diseases and parasites and are more stressed.

General Pet Snake Information for Beginners

Feeding Snakes: Pre-Killed versus Live Prey – Ideally, feeding your snake pre-killed prey is advised since a live prey could injure the snake in self-defense, it is less stressful to keep a supply of dead prey in your freezer for your snake’s feeding.
How to Provide a Thermal Gradient – All snakes should have the capacity to manage their body temperature by moving hot and cool areas. Provide a gradient and ensure the warm area of the tank is sufficiently warm to suit your snake’s health and also help them digest their meals.
Signs a Snake is About to Shed – There are some genuinely basic signs that a snake will soon shed its skin and to an amateur, it may not be easily to notice. Learn to know what to look out for so you’re not caught off guard

How Can I Tell if My Snake is a Male or Female?

Do you research properly so you can easily identify a male snake and a female snake.

How to Find an Escaped Pet – If your snake happens to be an expert in escaping, there are several ways that you can track them down. Bear in mind that they will likely head to an enclosed and warm area.
Constricting Snakes – Pythons, boas and other large snakes are pretty strong so be sure you have enough information on handling them.
Irrespective of the breed you end up with, a new snake owner ought to be acquainted with their behavioral characteristics, feeding, proper care and the commitment required to keep the snake.

Selecting an ideal pig breed for your farm

Are you considering raising pigs on your farm and you want to find out if it would be a great idea? Are you also thinking about what breed to get? What breeds you can lay your hands on? What are the advantages and disadvantages of various pig breeds?

Commercial Pigs

“Processing plant” raised pigs, brought up in huge amounts on the super hog house, are intended for ideal meat production but are tasteless, bland and dry. They may not work out great on a residence or little homestead setting because you may need to provide adequate space for your pigs to roam. On the other hand, the industrial facility breeds may do not have a portion of the more conventional pig instincts and behaviors.

Heritage Pig Breeds

A heritage breed is a breed that was produced before the commercial aspect of raising pigs became prominent. These are old-time era pigs that were brought up in barns and backyards back in America and Europe, pigs that were chosen for their simplicity of raising, their preferences, and their solidness. Heritage breed hogs can forage and brush effortlessly, picking up the entirety of their nutrition from it.

Here are a few heritage breed pigs with a brief description of their identities and different qualities. Just as goats, there are several types of pig breeds, so this rundown is in no way comprehensive.

American Yorkshire Pigs

American Yorkshire pigs originated from England but later went on to become popular in the United States. They are especially useful for hams and bacons and are also great for their mothering ability and meat production.

Berkshire Pigs

Berkshires are known for their extremely delicious, darker meat. They are a famous specialty breed for small time farmers. They are one of the most seasoned breeds known. Berkshires are strong, dynamic foragers, and stretch around 600 pounds when fully mature. Personality-wise, they are friendly, curious and have a decent attitude.

Gloucestershire Old Spots Pigs

Gloucestershire Old Spots, likewise called GOS, are from England and were in the old days used for cleaning up orchards. There are not very many of them in the United States and you may need to be placed on a waitlist for you to get one. GOS’s are lighter cleaned and may require loads of shade in hotter, sunnier atmospheres. GOS’s can put up required market weight in just six months.

Hampshire Pigs

This is one of the most seasoned American breeds still in around. Hampshires have a white belt around the front of their body, including their front legs. These are phenomenal foraging pigs, extremely tough and deliver superb quality meat. Hampshires should be a decent pig for amateurs.

Hereford Pigs

Herefords are a lean meat hog. They’re considered “lovely,” and regularly utilized for showcasing at 4-H and FFA fairs. They are versatile so raising them on semi-confined spaces and on pasture is not a problem. Herefords are astounding at tiling and rooting. These pigs can easily be accessed, with a substantial rearing populace in the United States.

Large Black Pigs

Large Blacks are tough, thrifty, and simple to oversee. They are otherwise called the Cornwall, Devon, or Lop-eared Black and were first spotted in England. They have a long and profound body, as they were initially reared as a bacon-type pig. Large Blacks can fare very well on pasture and were initially raised in unpleasant conditions so became truly versatile. Their dull pigmented skin implies they are impervious to sunburn.

Tamworth Pigs

Tamworth pigs were first spotted in England and are smaller in size when compared to different breeds. They’re particularly great at delivering loads of tasty bacon.