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Roberts Camp - Lake Baringo, Kenya

Lake Baringo - the Great Rift Valley, Kenya

Roberts Camp began life as a simple campsite located next to the family home of the Roberts family. Later, a few chalets were built, communal kitchens and lounge areas, Nowadays it offers its own pub, restaurant and luxury cottages. Beautifully located on the shores of Lake Baringo immediately adjacent to the Lake Baringo Club, the camp has something for everyone: campsite, kitchens, bathrooms, shop, bar, restaurant, simple chalets and luxury cottages.

Location
Lake Baringo is 20 km north of Marigat and 30 km north of Nakuru.

Kenya hotels and accommodation
Amongst the wide range of Kenya hotels, some make the ideal Kenya safari destination. Choose a safari lodge, safari hotel, bush camp, luxury lodge, safari camp, tented camp or bush lodge. National park accommodation usually takes the form of a traditional safari lodge or tented camp, but numerous other options exist on the park boundaries. Luxury lodges and luxury camp options are also offered in the private wildlife conservancies.

The Background
Lake Baringo is a peaceful and beautiful freshwater lake covering about 168 sq km at an altitude of 1000m. It is a shallow lake (maximum depth is 12m) and, like Lake Naivasha, appears to have no outlet. The lake features small wooded creeks, little islands and white pebble beaches and is framed by mountains to the east and west. The Njemps fishermen can be seen on the lake, to which the Laikipia Escarpment creates a magnificent backdrop. The lake contains large schools of hippo and crocodile. There are several islands, Ol Kokwe being the largest. The lake's greatest attraction is the variety of birds of which there are said to be 450 species. Mammals include Grant's gazelle, waterbuck, mongoose and dik dik.

Accommodation
We have four double thatched bandas. Towels, mosquito nets and linen are provided. Each Banda has an electrical socket.

Weaver, Spoonbill and Stork Bandas are situated together in a quiet shady corner of the camp.There is a shared kitchen with a gas cooker, fridge and freezer, all utensils, and a shared bathroom with a shower, set Also an outside barbeque/eating area. 2 single beds in each.

Coots Banda is slightly larger, with a double bed and a single bed & is situated adjacent to Coots Cottage. However Coots does not have access to the kitchen, although it has its own adjacent toilet and shower. Most guests who book Coots banda use the bar for meals, unless they are overflow guests from Coots Cottage or people who are in a camping group, who don't want to sleep in a tent but cook with the others in the campsite.

Heron House
A large cottage right on the waters edge suitable for families or groups of friends.
• 1 double room, 2 twin rooms, 1 triple room
• Sleeps a total of 9 people
• One bathroom with shower
• One bathroom with bath
• A fully equipped kitchen and large veranda
• Sheets, towels, nets provided
• Kitchen with cooker (gas), fridge and freezer, all utensils
• Guests must note that access to bathrooms is through the 2 main master bedrooms.

Hammerkop's Roost is a secluded lakeside house of great charm with a beautiful view of Lake Baringo.
• Sleeps 4 + 2 extra beds available.
• Mosquito nets, towels, linen and fans provided
• Housekeeper

Downstairs
• Master Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom
• Sitting Room
• Kitchen with cooker (gas), fridge and freezer, all utensils
• Veranda and sundowners deck with view of Lake

Upstairs
• Large double bed overlooking lake
• Bath, loo and sink
• Two extra beds

Little Egret is a charming lake front thatched cottage with 2 double bedrooms, and 1 bathroom with shower and large deck. 1 sitting room.
• Fine view of Lake Baringo Sleeps 4 (2 extra beds can be added if necessary)
• Mosquito nets, towels & lillen provided
• Kitchen with cooker (gas), fridge and freezer, all utensils
• Housekeeper

Downstairs
• Master Bedroom with two single beds
• Bathroom with shower
• Kitchen with cooker (gas), fridge and freezer, all utensils
• Sitting Room with two sofa beds
• Shady Veranda with view of lake
• Private garden

Upstairs
• Large double bed overlooking lake
• Large wooden deck with table and chairs

Coots Cottage is a spacious bungalow set in a peaceful garden - Sleeps 6
• Mosquito nets, towels, linen and room safe provided
• Three bedrooms, comprising one double and two twins
• One bathroom with shower
• Comfortable fully equipped kitchen and sitting room
• Sitting Room
• Shady verandah and private garden
• Guest banda adjoins it and can be hired at Banda rates
• Housekeeper

Dining and bars
The Thirsty Goat Pub and Restaurant prides itself on an astonishing range of ice cold beers, wines, spirits and exotic cocktails, as well as an exciting menu of meat and vegetarian dishes. The Thirsty Goat is a bar and a la carte restaurant available to all our guests including those choosing a self catering option.Our staff will be happy to help with packed lunches, pre arranged barbeques for large groups, in fact, anything to do with food and drink. You only need to ask.

Child-friendly
The camp welcomes children.

What to see and do
Bird Walks, nature walks, boat rides, picnic lunches & breakfasts, cultural visits,day excursions to islands, Lake Bogoria & Tugen Hills are among the activities that can be undertaken from Roberts Camp. We are happy to arrange any of the activities listed here, or just offer you suggestions should you wish to explore the area yourself. For those who would like to truly relax we have a resident masseur on site.

Other attractions
Baringo is also home to an unparalleled variety of birds, and some unusual wild creatures. While you may not encounter all of Baringo's 450 bird species, you're likely to spot Verreaux's Eagle Owls, Hammerkops, Storks, Hornbills, and Fish Eagles around the lake, while in the camp itself, you can spend many enjoyable hours identifying the colourful array of Weavers, Starlings, and Sunbirds. We have a number of well trained guides and bookings can be made through the reception for the wide variety of activities on offer.At night you can experience the thrill of seeing or hearing hippos, sometimes with young, grazing on the lawns and returning to the water by day. Meanwhile on the lakeshore, those logs floating by are often slumbering crocodiles!


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