White Quarz Luxury
Shompole Lodge is a luxury eco-lodge situated on the edge of the Nguruman Escarpment overlooking the Great Rift Valley in Kenya. It is 120 miles south of Nairobi near Lake Natron on a large conservancy surrounded by a ranch that provides a dispersal area for wildlife. The variety of landscapes available suggest many different activities, including morning and afternoon game drives, picnics, sundowner visits to Lake Natron to see the flamingos, night drives, and guided mountain biking.
The lodge consists of six stylishly furnished minimalist rooms appealing to anyone looking for remote luxury. All of the rooms are looking out over the valley and Lake Natron in the distance and incorporate elements of nature such as white quartz stone, thatch, fig wood and flowing water. The use of smooth white shapes and water blend effortlessly with the natural surroundings and create a fresh and unusual approach to the bush. Each of the en-suite rooms has its own uniquely shaped “cool pool” and informal seating area with roll up canvas windows on all sides with spectacular views of the local scenery to make the most of both the incredible view and the cool breeze. The food is prepared from the finest fresh ingredients, and you can enjoy your dinner either in the main thatched dining room built under a high thatch roof overlooking Mount Shompole, or in the privacy of your own room under the stars.
The only way in is by private charter. From Nairobi it is a 35 minute flight —a spectacular one as you fly over the Ngong Hills and down the escarpment into the Great Rift Valley. As you might imagine, this does increase the costs associated with Shompole, but for the additional costs for the flights, you’ll be rewarded by one of the most private and unusual locations in the world.