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Hippo Point & Dodo’s Tower

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a fantastic place to unwind and enjoy the closeness to nature, but with a touch of luxury. The attention to detail, both in the design of the place and the service cannot be emphasized enough. Hippo Point is a Kenya's answer to the Garden of Eden. I can't wait to return!

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Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Frankly it does not get any better than this anywhere else in Kenya. Fabulous, but bring plenty of $$$. On a night game drive my wife spotted 3 leopards. Food and personal service world class. Also take a private boat trip on the lake from Carnellys. Teaming with hippoes, more than 100 species of birds, and give the boatman $5...

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Thank Lyall D
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Cannot say enough good things about Hippo Point! Nested between Lake Naivasha and Lake Olodien, it is not rare to look out your window in the morning and see 100 water buffalo strolling by. All of the vegetables are grown in gardens on the property – every meal is a dining experience. The table is always beautifully set with napkins...

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Thank Mary R
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Hippo Point was one of those places you will never forget. Squeezed between two lakes in one of the nicest parts of Kenya you're not only guaranteed great views, but also bound to see plenty of Hippos and all sorts of other wildlife. For example, don't be surprised if a family of giraffe walk past as you're having breakfast! The...

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Thank David8867
Long Beach, California
Reviewed 13 July 2016

The manor House at Hippo Point was the fourth stop of our three week safari. We were greeted to this wonderful spot with the warm reception and a beautifully set table in the garden where we had our first sample of Chef Paul's specialties. It was immediately clear that entire staff was there to assure that we were going to...

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Thank frankg111456
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

The views are simply spectacular. The food fresh, tasty and organic. The people cordial and pleasant. It's nestled between Lake Oloiden, Lake Naivasha and Crescent lake. This place should be experienced more than once. I loved every minute of my stay. There's so much to do make sure you book for at least 2 nights. Go to the top of...

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Thank SerahMwihaki
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 January 2016

If you want to wake up to zebras grazing outside your bedroom window, walk through lush greenery at 6am to spot the most exotic feathery friends, have a private meal overlooking the pink flamingoes of naivasha lake or just relax by the stunning azure pool with giraffes for company, you will find it here at Hippo Point. My husband and...

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1Thank Anannya S
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 18 November 2015

perfect serene and beautiful scenery!suitable for holidays,meetings party great hospitality and beautiful rooms and a perfect view of lake naivasha boat rides and fishing expeditions and camp fires available

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Thank njoxjan
Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Hippo Point is not only a beautiful, idyllic spot with gorgeous sunsets, rolling green lawns, and loads of giraffe, zebras, monkeys, impalas, warthogs and more strolling through the property, it is a beautiful, comfortable stately house staffed by attentive and warm staff that feels more like you're staying in a friend's home than a lodge or hotel. From the freshly...

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2Thank Erik F
Kenya
Reviewed 22 June 2015

The place is situated outside the usual tourist areas and due to this the peace and privacy we experienced has been unique. The elegance of the Mansion and the Tower are impressive and the privacy you are given makes you regenerate. The lunch was in the garden in front of the lake with a private table only for us and...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on an isthmus between the western shore of Lake Naivasha and Lake Oloidien in the Great Rift Valley, and a stone's throw from Hell's Gate, Hippo Point is the stunning brainchild of Michael and Dodo Cunningham-Reid, a totally unique retreat in Kenya, one of the most unusual - and romantic - places to go wildlife-watching.Exclusivity, accommodation and setting all distinguish Hippo Point as spectacular. The combination of the amazing accommodation, service and the natural beauty of Hippo Point generates a sense of privilege about being able to stay here. The feeling is of wild simplicity and unspoiled elegance. Hosts are the Cunningham-Reid family, who have been in Kenya since 1948.Coming to Hippo Point is all about slow-safari and letting go in what we best describe as a hybrid of private wildlife sanctuary and a wild wellness health retreat.Once carried by the sounds of over 500 species of birds and 1,100 animals roaming the grounds you will hopefully let go of your busy life and go with the flow as nature intended.You can choose from any of the luxurious rooms between Hippo Point Manor and Dodo�s Tower � both safe and luxurious spaces for your mind, body & spirit. Here we want you to let go and have fun; catch up with yourself, enjoy family & friends and reboot in nature. Fall asleep under Russian linen sheets, smothered by the stars of Africa, soothed by the sounds of hyena and hippo calling in the night. Wake up early and breath in the cool spring air of altitude (6,200 feet), walk among the game and birdlife along the lake shore, do yoga at sunrise, swim, jog with the zebra, bike, meditate, read or simply enjoy breakfast in bed.Start your day with fresh organic juice and homemade muesli or a horse ride followed by fresh farm eggs � here, you can do what you like when you like � and if you are more than 6 � you get the whole place for yourselves.During the mid morning when the high altitude sun warms you still have a whole day ahead of you � you can be active or lazy, you can enjoy delightful treatments in our lakeside gazebo or in the open air with zebra, giraffe and colobus monkeys looking out with envy. You can read and write in the top of the Tower or ski on the lake with hippos judging your style � all good build up to a delicious poolside lunch of fresh organic greens, juices and the occasional homemade ginger ice cream if you are lucky! ... more   less 

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Address: Lake Naivasha | Kenyan Rift Valley, Naivasha, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Naivasha
Hotel Class:5 star — Hippo Point & Dodo’s Tower 5*
Number of rooms: 14
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“A room in Dodo's tower will give you the ultimate closeness to the animals in the evening as you can view them from the balcony”
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