Mbweha Camp, Lake Nakuru
Roy Davies, Director of World Discovery
“The staff at Mbweha Camp are incredibly friendly and helpful and the food was of the very highest standard - delicious and innovative. It is great that there are always two vegetarian options for both lunch and dinner. ”
Tucked away in the spectacular vastness of The Great Rift Valley on the private 6,400 acre Congreve Conservancy (part of the larger Delamare Estate), Mbweha* Camp is nestled up against the southern border of Lake Nakuru National Park.
* Mbweha means 'jackal', which are frequently seen on the night drives in the Conservancy, as well as in Lake Nakuru National Park.
The camp consists of 10 cottages built of lava stone and thatched makuti roof, set amongst Candelabra Euphobia, yellow-barked Acacia and other indigenous trees that provide a relaxed atmosphere as you listen to the African night - the roar of a lion or the laughter of the hyena in the distance. As Mbweha Camp is located in a Conservancy rather than in the National Reserve proper, bush walks, night game drives, sundowners (below left) or cycling excursions can be arranged to enhance your stay in an authentic African setting. The camp has 24 hour security personnel on duty, and you are accompanied at night to and from your cottage by a member of the camp staff.
The central thatched lodge houses the reception (which doubles as a welcoming bar) and a large seating area where a roaring fire is set up in the afternoon and evening (below right).
In 2014 the camp opened a new swimming pool (bottom).