The drive from the property’s main entrance gate to the reception car park takes you through Acacia shrub land where you will often see giraffe or waterbuck. The massive entrance portico is high roofed and oval in shape, and the steps down to the cozy, circular reception area are divided by an attractive water feature.
Lobby & Lounge
This enormous, split-level area is roughly circular in shape with an open to sky garden at its centre, and a wooden paneled 1950’s style bar at its far end. The high ceiling has decorated skylights and supports more chandeliers as well as the chimneys for the ornately worked copper fireplaces, while the fabric and leather upholstered furniture, wooden tables and a piano curve around the room whose huge picture windows offer sublime views over the surrounding landscapes.
The flat area between the resort’s main buildings and the lake shore is covered with lush grass that is regularly manicured by hippos when they leave the lake to feed at night, and is bordered on all three sides by mature Acacia trees. To the right of the lounge is a small forest of tall Euphorbia – a type of cactus – whose upper limits are conveniently trimmed by our resident giraffe, and through which leads the access path to our guest cottages. The dining room to the left of the lounge has a shaded patio, and beyond this are the conference halls and the swimming pool. These are all fronted by cultivated gardens which follow through to line the access path at the rear of the guest cottages and, wherever you go on the estate, you will almost always be certain to come across giraffes and waterbuck, solemn Colobus monkeys, and the more mischievous and frivolous Vervet monkeys.
A section of the circular lounge roof gently curves away to shelter the dining room with its huge chandeliers and a large, centrally located fireplace. The buffet area is located to one side of this in a large annex with a spectacular, red granito-topped live cooking area, and the excellent food ranges between Continental, Swahili (Kenya Coast), and Mediterranean cuisines, often with a deliciously subtle fusion of all three disciplines. These are accompanied by a selection of home baked breads, and garden fresh fruits and vegetables.
The dining room also has a large, outdoor patio with umbrella-shaded tables for those who wish to enjoy an open air meal during the day, or during our often warm and balmy evenings.
The swimming pool is always a favourite spot for kids because of its open sided snack restaurant which fills them up with pizzas, burgers, hot dogs, toasted sandwiches and, of course, French fries. However we also have an a la carte menu here, and we use this area for private dinner parties.
The lounge area in the main public area building is split into upper and lower levels and the main bar is located between these. With its entire dark timber panel finish, cozy ambience, romantically subtle concealed lighting and high, upholstered bar stools, it would have once been the perfect setting for a scene from one of Dirk Bogarde’s movies.
By way of a total contrast, the pool bar is located in the roofed but open sided area between the swimming pool and the tennis court.
|✓ Adjoining Rooms||✓ Conferences||✓ Swimming Pool|
|✓ Baby Sitting||✓ Gift Shop||✓ Telephones|
|✓ Bedroom Kettles||✓ Hairdryers||✓ Traditional Dances|
|✓ Bedroom TV's||✓ Laundry||✓ Turndown Service|
|✓ Bird Watching||✓ Nature Walks||✓ Weddings|
|✓ Board games||✓ Outdoor Dining||✓ WiFi|
|✓ Children’s Menu||✓ Special Diets||✓ Wheelchair Accessible Rooms|
|✓ Children’s Pool||✓ Sundowners|