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Accommodation

The Cliff

“A bit of indulgent luxury with magnificent views over Lake Nakuru”

Price from $270 USD
Country
Kenya
When to Go
All year
Property Type
Camp Permanent
Kids Min Age
12

Perched at the top of a 100-metre high rock face sits Lake Nakuru’s newest and smartest addition – The Cliff – a 10 room luxury camp opened in June 2018. While ‘luxury camp’ is the simplest description, in reality The Cliff located inside the park defies conventional labels, being a combination of safari lodge, tented camp and boutique hotel, constructed and furnished in a contemporary European style.

This is Kenya’s Lake Nakuru, a soda lake nestled into the ancient Rift Valley and a feeding ground for thousands of flamingos. Only two and a half hours from Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, the lake is protected by the surrounding national park, a mix of woodlands, bush, savannah and volcanic cliffs that make it a perfect habitat for four of Africa’s Big Five. Lake Nakuru National Park attracts bird watchers, and those looking for wilderness not too far from Nairobi.

The Cliff brings you not only the comforts of home but adds to it authentic style and décor. You can enjoy fine spirits and wines, read a book, or enjoy a large selection of coffee made by the onsite barista. Enjoy meals in the restaurant as the Chef teases your palette with a variety of flavors in your starters, mains and desserts. Food lover’s heaven!

The Cliff was designed to allow Nature in, so you can feel like you are outside – all areas are open, and not a single tree was felled during its construction – The Cliff was designed around the space that was already existing. Each of the accommodation suites provide you with a sweeping view that you can enjoy throughout the day – whether it is in the morning as you watch the sun rise from beyond the hills spreading its light across the expanse of the Lake, or during the day, as you watch the Lake morphing into a mystery of unusual shadows creating a sense of suspense, or in the evening, as you bathe with a glass of wine in your hand, unwinding and letting go.

Each tent is built on solid foundations at the edge of the cliff, and faces the lake, allowing guests 180-degree views of the panoramic paradise, yet maintaining privacy. Not wanting to waste the view, the tent is spacious and the freestanding bath looks outwards. While the exterior environment at The Cliff is pure Africa, the room interiors combine organic chic with international design to create the understated style of a modern boutique hotel.
Each tent is 100 square meters – the largest for any deluxe tented camp, with details in the décor that transport a guest to a time in Europe, but in the wilderness of Africa. This elegant style, combined with the canvas feel, the acacia surroundings, and the Lake’s magnificence, make The Cliff the most unique retreat in Lake Nakuru National Park.

It would be easy for a guest at The Cliff to spend the day gazing at the view from the comfort of the elegant tent, but there’s more to do around Lake Nakuru. Get up early and go on a game drive in the open-sided Land Cruisers, and perhaps see a leopard, lion, buffalo, rhino or a rare Rothschild’s giraffe. Hippo can also be sighted around the lake, and for birdwatchers, Lake Nakuru National Park is paradise with its incredible bird variety including the famous pink flamingos.

If guests prefer their game drive as the sun goes down they might like to visit the gym before breakfast, relax by the infinity pool with a cold drink just before lunch and have a soothing massage in the spa before heading out at 4 pm. While the day is busy, the pace itself is tranquil, the only disturbance (if you can call it that) being the calls from the nearby fauna.

Why we like it

  • Views, views and views, one just can’t get enough of it!
  • The largest tented rooms anywhere!
  • Stylish understated décor.
  • Great food, coffee and wine with large selection of freshly baked pastries!
  • Fantastic service and very friendly staff going the extra mile.

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