Kiangazi meaning ‘hot and dry season’ is a beautiful country house situated on a hill set amongst delightful lush gardens and rolling lawns with unsurpassed scenery of Lake Naivasha and the Great Rift Valley. Kiangazi House lies in the Wildlife corridor adjacent to the private 20,000 acre Oserian Wildlife Sanctuary complete with a fascinating diversity of wildlife including White Rhino, Leopard, Cheetah, Buffalo, Giraffe, Grevy Zebra, Oryx and many species of antelope.
Naivasha and the colonial homesteads around the lake were made famous in the decadent 1920’s by Lord Errol and his bohemian friends. The fabled Djinn Palace on the lake shore is a historical reminder of this era and is now the home of the Zwager family, owners of the Oserian Group of which Kiangazi House is a part. Breathtaking views from the verandah have changed little from those bygone days and with inviting waterholes below the main house it’s possible to view a procession of thirsty big game at close quarters.
Built in the old traditional style of local stone & timber, Kiangazi House has three double bedrooms within the main house and two additional double bedrooms just beyond the swimming pool, all en-suite. Luxurious features like four-poster beds, romantic turndowns and freshly cut roses, all enhance the personal touch. Within the house, private lounges, a bar and library all with fireplaces are the perfect places to curl up on a couch with a glass of exquisite wine.
The restaurant offers the highest standards of services and of course delicious international cuisine. Spectacular sundowners across the Rift escarpments can be organized and early morning bush breakfasts in the lakeside forests often give guests the chance to view the ubiquitous wildlife that abounds in this dramatic area.
With so much space and privacy, time here moves slowly and one can immerse oneself in the African bush without disturbance. However, you can also partake in a multitude of activities such as day & night game drives, guided bush walks along the lakeshore, tennis, horse riding, or boat trips on the hippo filled Lake. Alternatively and very close to the House it’s possible to visit the Oserian Flower farm, where roses and carnations to name but a few, are exported in their millions to international markets.