Malewa Wildlife Lodge Nairobi is relatively unknown but should be more widely appreciated.
It is not far off a main road but wonderfully unspoilt.
Perhaps an hour and a half from Nairobi, its riverside location is great for bird and animal life but its height means that there are no serious mosquitos.
We have had the most amazing stay at Malewa River Lodge. The staff made us feel incredibly welcome and relaxed.
The guide who took us on both of our River walks was incredibly informative and enthusiastic, and went out of his way to make sure we saw all that the Kigio conservancy has to offer.
The food is delicious, and plentiful! Staying at Malewa, you really feel like you have found a little piece of Africa that is undisturbed and away from all the crowds that you may find in other parks.
Don't expect big cats round every corner or great herds of anything; it's not that sort of place, but you can get up close to giraffe and hippos.
When we stayed (six of us in three thatched bungalows) we were the only people there so we had wonderful service.
The food was great in the evening and after our meal we sat round a roaring fire, wrapped in Maasai shukas, provided by the Lodge.
We had a free guided walk by the river with a hugely informative guide.
The staff were so friendly and welcoming particularly the host.
It is the most beautiful setting, wonderful food, an opportunity to get up close with the animals and a thoroughly enjoyable holiday.
We had the privilege of being at Malewa over New Year and following a magnificent dinner we joined the host for a New Years Eve we will never forget.
It started at the local country club and ended with a huge party in a field not far from the lodge.
What an adventure! Memorable and so much fun! Thank you so much. We will recommend Malewa to all our clients and friends
Malewa Wildlife Lodge is a small and exclusive 12 bed eco-friendly lodge, nestled in the shade of huge Acacia trees on the banks of the Malewa River, adjoining a magnificent game sanctuary in Kenya's Great Rift Valley.
The mess area is a beautiful double-storey structure made up of a massive thatched roof covering games and relaxation areas on the upper deck and a lovely sitting area with a fireplace, dining room and bar on the ground level.
Accommodation is in five individual and traditional styled buildings and three tree houses, all offering spacious bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms and peaceful surroundings with thriving birdlife.
Electricity is generated using solar power, waste is recycled, water is filtered using natural methods, hot water is supplied by efficient kuni boilers, cooking is done using gas and eco-bricks from sustainable sources, much of the food is sourced from local farmers and local community is involved in the running of the lodge and conservancy.
Activities that are possible here include nature walks, game drives, fishing, biking, bush breakfasts or lunches.
Malewa Lodge is situated in the heart of Kenya's Great Rift Valley and about 100 km from Nairobi, on the Nairobi to Nakuru road.
Malewa Lodge has four single-storey cottages and one double-storey cottage with two bedrooms.
All cottages are ensuite and can have twin or king size double beds. Each room has a shower, flush loo, 24 hour solar power and a battery charging socket.
Game and bird walks