White thorn cottages : White thorn cottages is a 3 star mid- range accommodation found in Gilgil, 10 minutes’ drive from Gilgil stadium, 1 minute drive from Kariandusi museum and approximately 46 minutes’ drive from Elementaita sanctuary and 52 minutes away from Lake Nakuru national park Kenya region. The lodge is situated approximately 2-3 hours’ drive from Nairobi city center and 50 minutes flight to the close private airstrip. The lodge is convenient for a kenyan safari adventure especially birding since its famous with a lot flamingoes and relaxation perfect base for gateways, romantic dinners to tourists and travellers who want to explore and discover the area with its stunning views, plenty of animals and surrounding areas.

White thorn cottages  is comprised of 15 spacious and comfortable cottages overlooking the beautiful views of the lake Elementaita built in African traditional safari styling with high level of comfort. Each cottages is  well  furnished  and elevated to meet guest’s personal fondness with  mosquito nets ,  bathroom with  hot and cold showers , flushing toilets,  free toiletries , chairs and wooden tables ,  complementary bottled water, slippers in the rooms and many more  . Each room has large sitting areas and veranda that give a panoramic view of the lake, gardens and surrounding areas.  The rooms have excellent and comfortable beddings with king sized bed. There is a fireplace where fire glows, guests relax as they share stories/ experiences about the safari, it also provides warmth during cold periods. The lodge offers Singles beds for individuals and  double beds/ twins for sharing  and family/group rooms  with different costs ranging from  250$ and above per night per person, during peak season it goes slightly high than in low season

White  thorn cottages offers different facilities and services which include;

White thorn cottages
White thorn cottages

A restaurant overlooking the beautiful views of the surrounding areas serving different margical meal that meet visitors choice both local and international cuisine (ala carte menu). They offer breakfasts, Picnic lunch and dinner served by well trained and organized staff. They offer bush breakfast while enjoying the morning sunrises across the lake and bush diners overlooking the stars in the sky.

A  well -stocked bar with both hard and soft drinks that includes; beers, wines  ,sodas etc,  you sip  any drink of your choice while enjoying the stunning view of  the wilderness and surrounding areas

A swimming pool that cools off the hot afternoon, You relax in the pool overlooking the surrounding areas.

Services;  Laundry and house- keeping  services available at the camp, Ample parking space offered  pickups and drop-offs ,solar energy available, Excellent and comfortable clean beddings.

 WIFI internet hotspot available at the lodge that will keep you connected, it also enables guests to keep in touch with their families and friends

Activities  do while at the lodge;  Birding /bird-watching that gives you a chance to see different species of birds  especially flamingoes  ,boat cruise at lake Elementaita , birding / bird watching , Game viewing  ,visiting local villages around the park  and many more .

Lake  Elementaita is kenya’s alkaline lake located in the Great Rift valley, about 120km from North west of Nairobi between Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru In Kenya Region .The lake is shallow and surrounded by wooden and busy grass land . The park is small covering the total area of 18 kilo meters squared. The sanctuary offers a  variety  number of animals like; Impalas, antelopes, Buffaloes, wathrogs, waterbucks, white rhinos, Giraffes, Leopard, enlands, baboon,  lions ,Zebra, Wild dogs etc  and over 450 different bird species like;  Flamingos , starling birds, White pelican etc.  The sanctuary is famous for huge number of attracting flamingos and being the soda lake. There are several accommodations in lake Elementaita budget, mid-range and luxury accommodation which are all friendly and convenient to guests’ visiting lake Elementaita sanctuary. There are different activities to do while in Lake Elementaita ; Game viewing, you spot various animals in the park, boat cruise at lake Elementaita , bird watching/birding since the park  contains more bird species,  nature walks in the park, flying safaris, Tree planting ,  and many more activities.  Jan, Feb, March – July, September, October and December and the best month to visit Lake Elementaita.

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