In addition to daily game drives through the scenic and game-rich Congreve Conservancy, Mbweha Camp in the Lake Nakuru area offers a variety of activities. This includes visits to hot springs at nearby Lake Elementaita, local prehistoric sites and the Menengai Crater as well as bicycle safaris and hot air ballooning over the majestic Great Rift Valley
- Well-situated in good game-viewing country and close to many local attractions
- Day trips to Lake Nakuru National Park with its wealth of birdlife
- Visits to Lake Elementaita hot springs
- Visits to Kariandusi prehistoric site
- Visits to Menengai Crater
- Game drives over vast areas
- Bicycle safaris
- Hot air ballooning
Set in one of the most scenic areas in Kenya, Mbweha Camp is close to Lake Nakuru and, in addition to offering you a wide variety and abundance of game watching, the area has many local attractions. It's also a birder's paradise.
There are 10 charming cottages made from lava stone, each en-suite with its own viewing veranda. The beds have mosquito nets and lighting is provided through a mix of solar and generator systems. One of the cottages has a king size bed, the others all have queen size twin beds.
Daily safari activities
The expert local safari guides will take you on open 4x4 safari vehicles which seat a maximum of six people for extra game viewing comfort. Game drives can be done by day or by night, as you prefer. You can also experience the details of your surrounds on a guided bush walk. Sundowners, breakfasts and picnic lunches in the open bush are easily arranged.
Many local attractions
Situated in Kenya's dramatic Great Rift Valley, Mbweha Camp is within easy reach of several interesting sites and offers a number of activities.
- A guided hike at 'Delamere's Nose', an oddly shaped hill
- Bike rides, guided or unescorted
- A visit to Kariandusi prehistoric site
- A visit to Menengai Crater and Hyrax Hill
- Hot air ballooning
Mbweha Camp operates off the grid. Electricity is powered by solar and generators. Every care is taken to conserve and enhance the environment on a sustainable basis. It also provides support to and employment for the local community.
By air - Charter flights are available to the nearby Congreve Airstrip.
By road - It's about a 2½-hour drive from Nairobi. Road transfers can be arranged.
Our take on Mbweha Camp
Mbweha Camp is a little gem of a safari camp. There's loads to do and the staff are tremendous. They're warm, friendly and inviting and will go out of their way to make sure you have a superb safari experience. Easy to recommend.
- Full board
- Local airstrip transfer
- 2 shared game drives
- Exclusive use of safari vehicle
- Extras such as bush breakfast, bush dinner, bush picnic lunch
- Park entry fees and flights
- Health insurance
- Premium branded drinks, laundry & gratuities
- Daily US$ supplement per person per day for soft drinks, house wines, mineral water and local beers
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