Hippo Point House Hotel in Naivasha

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Hippo Point House originally belonged to an Irish magistrate; this magnificent 1930's Elizabethan house remains a relic of colonial Africa.

Built in 1933 and lovingly restored in 1998 to the highest standards,

Hippo Point has survived to reflect fully the English colonial romantic character.

Hippo Point is set surrounded on two sides by water on a private ranch on the western shores of Lake Naivasha.

Other Hotels and Holiday Lodges in Naivasha

Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge› | Elsemere House› | La Belle Inn › | Loldia House Naivasha › | Longonot Ranch House › | Malu Hotel Lake Naivasha › | Mundui Estate › | Olerai House › |

It hosts abundant wildlife including hippo, giraffe, buffalo, leopard and over 600 bird species and offers luxurious accommodation in a large English country house originally built in 1933, and a nine-storey tower with stunning views over Oloidien Bay from which guests can follow the movements of the hippos as they graze.

Guests can choose to stay at the 'main house' or 'Dodo's tower' which a view of the lake.

With its rose scented garden and lush lawns contrasting with the yellowish dusty tree trunks of the surrounding acacias, the house is a relic of colonial Africa with a romantic ambience typical of that era.

Guests can enjoy guided walks and drives, massages, yoga sessions, water skiing or simply relaxing by the estates 22m pool and experience Africa from a private home in total comfort and style.


Hippo Point is at Naivasha, 80 miles (150km) from Nairobi on recently paved roads. Guests should allow at least 2 hours for road transit, or consider a private plane charter, taking only 25 minutes from Nairobi.


Hippo Point has 8 double bedrooms, a secluded swimming pool, an open gazebo for invigorating body treatments.

Hippo Point House: 6 double/twin bedrooms, maximum twelve guests. The Tower: three double/twin bedrooms, maximum six guests.

General facilities:

Activity booking service


Swimming Pool



Laundry service

Hippo Point House Hotel in Naivasha Area Kenya

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