Awesome Lodges in Kenya - Shompole Lodge

By Kark Heinz

Shompole Lodge is situated high on the Nguruman Escarpment near Lake Natron and the Tanzanian border and is surely the most stylish lodge in Kenya.

The fact that Shompole has been constructed with natural materials makes it a rare establishment since it creates an environment that is not only fresh but blends to its natural surroundings, the bush. It has an eye catching hall mark of white smooth walls and water. Shompole caters for every type of guest, hence it makes not only the luxury seekers but also the adventurous people feel at home.

Shompole has six rooms, each having a great view of the surrounding Great Rift Valley. All rooms are constructed with naturally occurring quartz stone and pale thatch that give it a great finish. The rooms are en-suite and were constructed with privacy, relaxation and comfort in mind. Each room consists of an informal sitting area, unique tent bedroom that has a high canopied roof and large windows and a bathroom.

The main lounge and dining area are built under a high thatch roof overlooking Mount Shompole, and are ideally positioned to make the most of both the incredible view and the cool breeze. The variety of landscape available at Shompole allows for a great range of activities from morning and afternoon game drives, Masai guided bush walks, picnics, sundowner visits to Lake Natron to see the flamingos, night drives, and guided mountain biking. Guests will also have ample time to relax and enjoy the facilities of the lodge itself including the services of a resident massage therapist offering a range of treatments.

Little Shompole Lodge is located overlooking the stunning expanse of the Great Rift Valley. It consists of only two vast private suites, situated within walking distance of Main Shompole Lodge, but positioned for the utmost consideration and privacy.? Each suite has its own separate lounge area, cool pool and sundeck. The rooms are en suite and have privately moulded his and hers basins as well as a cascade shower.

The bed is covered with romantic high-canopied netting which can be closed at night against insects. Both rooms share a private mess and stunning horizon pool that overlooks the Lake Natron basin and the volcanic slopes of Northern Tanzania. Guests can enjoy a dedicated team of staff, private guide for safaris as well as a butler service.

For guests who want to relax in serene settings then shompole is the place for you. However for those out to enjoy more energetic exciting activities like a trip down the river in inflatable canoes, mountain biking also get their needs satisfied at Shompole. Walks are also conducted at a nearby conservancy, where you learn about animal and plant life from a very learned guide. Trips to the local nearby village can also be organized.

Shompole is accessible by air-a 30 minute charted flight from Nairobi, or by road-120km of colorful scenery that takes your breath away. This journey starts from the heights of Nairobi, crossing the floor of the rift valley to Shompole in the Maasai Mara eco system near the Tanzania border.

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