Sunbird Lodge is a small and exclusive but affordable lodge; the property is located between Gilgil and Nakuru in the Great Rift Valley and set in 55 acres of grounds on the shores of Lake Elementaita.

Sunbird Lodge is named after one of the more than 400 species of birds in this area. The lodge has spectacular views over Lake Elementaita and guests can experience the amazing sunsets from the verandahs of the cottages.


Being a small and exclusive lodge holding not more than 25 guests at a time, Sunbird Lodge offers 10 large and comfortable cottages built from natural materials and thatched roofs. Each cottage has its own veranda, king size bed, additional single bed, en-suite bathroom, mosquito nets, safe and telephone.

The restaurant has a fantastic view and serves a buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner is a la carte style. In the evening two fire places keep you warm and create a romantic atmosphere. Or enjoy a pleasant outdoor dining experience under the stars overlooking Lake Elementaita.

The bar and lounge with an open fireplace is well stocked with both local and imported beverages. The friendly barman will prepare you an exotic cocktail while you relax and take in the wonderful views.


The Lodge is within 20 minutes drive from the Lake Nakuru National Park.

In the day relax and pamper yourself to a massage or take a dip in the swimming pool, or go for a game drive in Nakuru National Park, or experience a balloon safari followed by a unique champagne bush breakfast. Or watch the sunset over the lake while you take a sundowner.

Sunbird lodge is located 127kms north west of Nairobi, approximately 2 hours drive.

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