Chui Lodge is situated just above the shores of Lake Naivasha within the Great Rift Valley –one of the true Natural Wonders of the World-, set in the privately owned 20.000 acre Oserian Wildlife Sanctuary overlooking a waterhole with the dramatic Mau Escarpment as a back drop. The Oserian Wildlife Sanctuary plays host to a diverse number of mammalian & avian species including White Rhino, Leopard, Buffalo, Giraffe, Cheetah, Grevy Zebra, Oryx and a large number of plains game.
Chui Lodge was built in 1998 by Hans and June Zwager and is now still owned and cared for by the family, who live at the stunning Djinn Palace nearby. History runs through this area from the days of the early settlers and from within the Moorish domes and castellations of the Palace came a family commited to supporting wildlife and conservation in the area.
There are eight individual well-spaced luxurious cottages, each with an en-suite bathroom and delightful verandah with views of the Sanctuary and the Rift escarpment stretching into the horizon. Magnificent four-poster olive wood king-sized beds, roaring log fires, artistically decorated windows and handcrafted furniture ensure the essential touch of luxury.
The dining room, lounge and bar area is simply unique and features pillars and murals with intricate African carvings, African antiques and ochre-coloured earth walls creating the feel of an artist’s gallery. Meals can be taken outside (weather permitting) within the grounds of the lodge and menus feature an array of international cuisine. Often bush breakfasts and sundowners are a Sanctuary or lake shore affair since the day’s timetable for guests is completely flexible.
A short walk from the main building is the delightful heated swimming pool with great views of a variety of wildlife visiting the waterhole and the Escarpment. Chui Lodge boasts a wealth of activities. Professional local guides will tailor the daily activities to guest’s wishes and interests to include day & night game drives, guided bush walks, boat trips on the Lake filled with hippo’s, horse riding or a visit to the Oserian Flower Farm, one of the largest growers and producers of ‘cut flowers’ in the world! Here nearly every colour, hue, scent and size of rose is carefully and environmentally nurtured for export to international markets.