Olerai House is one of Kenya’s best-kept secrets, a charming and relaxing getaway on the shores of Lake Naivasha, where you can immerse yourself in luxury and comfort in a beautiful farmhouse on a private wildlife sanctuary just two hours by road from Nairobi. Nature was left to take charge of this former cattle farm in 2001, and today, the farmhouse is shrouded in bougainvillea and the scent of wildflowers fills the warm air. Wild animals graze beneath soaring acacias, while down by the lake fish eagles swoop in for a kill or cry their haunting call as hippos harrumph close by.

It is one of those secret little gems where people in the know go for a romantic weekend, for a break with the family from the stresses of the city, or to iron out hours of travel fatigue. Come to stay with us, pamper yourself and your loved ones, and feel yourself breathe deeper and slower as you reconnect with a simpler rhythm. We will do everything we can to make you feel at home.

Every door at Olerai opens onto the gardens that lead to an expansive plain dotted with wild animals. You can walk out of your room and straight onto soft lawns where zebras graze next to your exquisitely laid lunch table. Walks in the Sanctuary bring you close to all of the other animals that call Olerai home. Before you know it, this gentle immersion in nature will be soothing away the stresses and strains of daily life.

Our main building houses six charming individually designed en-suite bedrooms, either twins, doubles or family rooms, accommodating up to 14 people. Extra beds can be added for children under 16. The interior design is from all natural fibres and materials, with bright or warm colours that instantly invite you to relax. All rooms open out onto the gardens and the views beyond, and the sitting room with its log fire, the television room and the dining room are there for your comfort and ultimate relaxation.

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