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Overview of Voi Wildlife Lodge
Voi Wildlife Lodge is nestled in the heart of elephant country, Voi Wildlife Lodge is located in the Savannah grasslands of Tsavo East, Kenya, just 5km off the main highway connecting the capital Nairobi to Mombasa. Officially opened in 2003, the lodge is situated on a 25-acre site on the boundary of Tsavo East National
Officially opened in 2003, the lodge is situated on a 25-acre site on the boundary of Tsavo East National Park, one of Kenya’s largest game parks with spectacular views of nearby volcanic outcrops, such as the Kasigau, Sagalla, and Mwakingali Hills. Designed to blend unassumingly into the surrounding environment, the lodge boasts a natural waterhole often attracting big game, including elephant, lion, cheetah, buffalo as well as a rich variety of birdlife.
Easy to reach by road, the lodge is only 6 hours drive from Nairobi and a 2-hour drive from Mombasa, Located 5 km off the main highway. Tsavo East airstrip is located only a 5-minute drive from Voi Wildlife Lodge, where charters are available to destinations throughout Kenya. The SGR takes 4 and a half hours from Nairobi to Voi. And 2 and a half hours from Mombasa to Voi, and a 15-minute drive from the station.
The lodge is ideally placed for visitors wishing to combine a ‘bush’ and ‘beach’ safari holiday in Kenya with its accessibility to Tsavo National Park and its close proximity to the coast. With temperatures in the day average 25 degrees Celsius and cooler nights, Tsavo East offers an ideal climate in which to relax, indulge in the many facilities on offer at the lodge, and enjoy one of the world’s leading biodiversity strongholds.
Accommodating up to 300 guests, all rooms have spacious en-suite bathrooms and are furnished in African decor that is replicated throughout the lodge. The luxury rooms comprise two four-poster beds and views of the Savannah, which one can enjoy from the comfort of one’s balcony or terrace.
Baobab Wing 88 large and spacious rooms designed for families
88 fully furnished en-suite rooms with stunning views of Tsavo East National Park comprising of 48 superior rooms, 24 luxury rooms, and 16 standard rooms which include rooms designed to cater for the disabled guests close to the reception and wheelchair-friendly walkaways.
Standard Rooms: (designed for couples ) – The rooms are en-suite, spacious, and fully furnished with locally made furniture. It comes with 1 king-size double bed, en-suite shower bathroom facilities. The rooms are well ventilated and have large windows to allow good views of the park and surrounding scenery. All the rooms have park views of Tsavo East and one can enjoy the game which often passes through the area from the safety and comfort of their room.
Superior Rooms: (ideal for families) – The rooms are spacious with 2 double beds and 1 single bed also known as the family room. They are well ventilated and come with a ceiling fan. All rooms are en-suite and furnished in African décor that is replicated throughout the lodge. The rooms face the main watering hole and the park, allowing one to enjoy the views from the comfort of their room. There are sliding doors that open up for ventilation, the en-suits bathrooms are with showers and no bathtubs.
Luxury Rooms: (ideal for families and couples) – Luxury rooms comprise two four-poster Luxury Lamu beds, the rooms have great views of the savannah which one can enjoy from the comfort of their own balcony. These rooms have a fridge which can be stocked upon request. They are ideal for small families and couples. These rooms are to the left of the main reception near the children’s playground, main pool with baby pool, and conference facilities. These rooms also have 4 ground-floor wheelchair-friendly facilities. The en-suite bathrooms have showers and no bathtub.
Acacia Wing 87 rooms with 3 presidential suites
Designed to blend into the surrounding environment, Acacia Wing boasts an uninterrupted view of the Tsavo plains over the water hole often attracting the big game including elephants, lions, cheetah, buffalo as well as a rich variety of bird-life.
Acacia Rooms: (ideal for couples and small families) – Each room is large and spacious consisting of a 4 poster king-size bed and all rooms have stunning uninterrupted views of the surrounding national park and the views of saga la hills. All the rooms are en-suite well laid out, spacious and modern in design, well ventilated with lots of natural light, and fully furnished with locally made furniture. There are 73 acacia Superior rooms which have 1 double bed, 11 acacia superior rooms which have 1 double bed and 1 single bed (Family Room), and 3 exclusive presidential suites which include 2 en-suite bedrooms, a separate living room, dining room, and kitchen areas. Only the presidential suites have bathtubs in the master bedrooms, the normal acacia superior rooms have showers en-suite with the normal bathrooms amenities.
RESTAURANT & BARS
The Tembo Restaurant
Constructed using local ‘makuti’ thatch, the Tembo Restaurant offers a unique dining experience with views across the plains of Tsavo East and the nearby waterhole. The restaurant caters for up to 350 persons and offers a wide selection of international and vegetarian cuisine. Bush breakfasts and packed lunches can be also arranged. The lodge offers lunch for visitors not staying at the lodge.
Safari Spa Bar
The Safari Spa Bar and lounge offer a spectacular game-viewing platform both night and day. Designed on stilts overlooking the waterhole, the bar extends into the park allowing one to get as close as possible to the sights and sounds of the African bush.
Adjacent to the Tembo Restaurant, the Mandhari Bar provides an alternative setting in which to view games and enjoy a ‘sun downer’ before dinner.
Bush Breakfast Safari Spa
Relax and rejuvenate in the Safari Spa with its steam bath, sauna, jacuzzi, cold bath, and five treatment rooms, all designed to cater for one’s health and beauty needs; Spa treatments include massage, reflexology, and aromatherapy. Spa packages including private consultations can be arranged prior to arrival.
The Health Club comprises a fully-equipped gymnasium, complete with the latest fitness/training apparatus with an adjacent room designed for aerobics and yoga classes. Qualified Instructors are on-call to assist with equipment and fitness sessions. The club also has a boutique shop with a range of sports and leisurewear.
Located adjacent to the conference hall, the business center is equipped with a wide range of facilities designed to satisfy one’s business requirements whilst staying at the lodge. The Game Observation Terrace and Sundowner Bar are well-placed to hold corporate and private outdoor receptions.
The lodge offers a variety of activities for families, including a children’s outdoor recreation area, swimming pool and jacuzzi, two badminton courts, a volleyball court as well as table tennis, and a pool table. There is also a Discovery Area complete with a mini-library, TV and DVD facilities.
At just over 21,000km sq. Tsavo is the largest National Park in Kenya, and one of the largest in the world. Because of its size, the park was split into two, Tsavo West & Tsavo East.
Tsavo East boasts many interesting aspects including the spine of the Yatta Plateau, one of the world’s longest lava flows. An additional attraction is the Athi River flanked by stately doum palms which near the Manyani gate forms the Lugard Falls, a long stretch of rippling white water cataracts, and a favorite haunt for sunbathing crocodiles. The falls gush through a small fissure, before dropping to Crocodile Point below, where the river changes its name to the Galana. Droughts are much more common in Tsavo East than West, and Aruba Dam built-in 1952 has dried up completely at times although it covers an area of 85.4 hectares.