With long views over the Eburu and Mau Escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, Mbweha Camp stands on a 6,400 acre private game conservancy, which is adjacent to the southern boundaries of Lake Nakuru National Park. Offering a central dining room, sunken bar, charming lawns and its own small waterhole, the camp features just ten rustic but comfortable cottages.
Mbweha means ‘jackal’ in Swahili, and reflects the fact that this private reserve offers sanctuary to the side-striped jackal, the silver-backed jackal and the golden jackal. The reserve also offers: 300 species of birds, elands, warthogs, zebras, leopards, grants gazelles, waterbucks, impalas, hyenas, dik-dik, buffalo, giraffes, aardvark and baboons.
Lake Nakuru is 160 kms north of Nairobi and lies at the heart of the Great Rift Valley. Nearby are the lakes of Elmenteita, Naivasha and Bogoria.
There are just 10 cottages, built from local volcanic stone and traditionally thatched. Each has its own ensuite bathroom and is charmingly presented.
Dining and bars
The camp offers a central dining room and a sunken bar with open fireplace.
Children are welcome.
What to see and do
• Open vehicle day and night game drives on the conservation area.
• Game drives at Lake Nakuru National Park.
• Educational bush and nature walks.
• Bike rides
• Bush dinners
• Bush sundowners
• Hot Air Balloon Rides
Within easy (half an hour) reach of Nakuru town, with its many restaurants, bars and nightlife, the lodge serves as an excellent base for visits to the town and to the surrounding sights, such as Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site, and the Menengai Crater. Gift shop, laundry, medical services and forex facilities provided. Horse-back riding can also be arranged.