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Eliye Springs Resort

Jumia TravelUSD 115*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lake Turkana is very unique in type of landscape, atmosphere, light and night sky. The area feels completely remote and detached from anything urban. Eliye Springs is probably the best base to enjoy the lake and explore the area.The resort arranges airport transfers form Lodwar airport which makes it easy to reach. Once your there, you can swim in the...

Thank Andreas O
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A range of accommodations; ours was a "Boma", a traditional Turkana round hut but with a complete bathroom. The Boma was right on the beach. It's very very hot in Turkana and there was no breeze ... so the temperatures in the Boma were around 35 degrees at night. This is comfortable but very rustic accommodation. We did an excursion...

Thank Adventures_travel123
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed for two nights in the resort and it was really nice. It is located right on the beach of lake turkana, so you could wake up with a nice swim (and jump in to cool down a couple of times per day because it was really hot out there). We slept in a manyatta, which was basic and...

Thank Lisa B
Eliye Springs R, Public Relations Manager at Eliye Springs Resort, responded to this review

Dear Lisa, Thank you very much for your positive review. We were grateful to host you and that you enjoyed your stay despite the hungry mosquitoes....... Concerning the mosquito nets, we will check on them and assure that all are fitting the beds. By the way we are also surprised to have soo many mosquitoes during this dry period. So...

Jervis Bay, Australia
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This place, run by a friendly European, is difficult to describe, it is fascinating and unusual. One of the best places in Kenya. The flight to Lodwar was relatively inexpensive, Lodwar is worth a look around before heading out to the Lake. The drive is an adventure in itself, dry dusty and sandy, passing many small villages (where the locals...

1Thank Glen B
Eliye Springs R, Public Relations Manager at Eliye Springs Resort, responded to this review

Dear Glen, Thank you very much for your positive feedback! We were happy to host you and glad that you had a memorable stay. We are really sorry that the mosquitoes disturbed your night.We usually spray the nets every evening and its a pity that our housekeepers didnt do that. We will check on that mr. Glen. Central Island NP...

Reviewed 12 January 2017

My two days spent at Elias Springs, was certainly the highlight of our adventure in the Turkana area. Comfortable, fantastic food, very friendly staff, cold beers, great conversations, special locally brewed liquors, boat rides on the lake, swimming one the shores of the lake at sunrise, lolling about in the natural waterhole pool surrounded by palms. I will be not...

Thank impitracker
Eliye Springs R, Guest Relations Manager at Eliye Springs Resort, responded to this review

Dear Impitracker, Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We are working hard to improve and to remain the best "Home away from Home" in Turkana area. We look forward to host you again and many more! Welcome again and thanks. Happy New year! Winnie.

Juba, South Sudan
Reviewed 24 December 2016

After a long drive through the desert in a 4x4 from Lodwar airport, you arrive at the resort and for a second you think you are in Zanzibar. Peaceful beach, palm trees, cool water of the Turkana. I stayed for only a weekend, but wish I had more time. There are several options for accommodations (rooms, tents), but the best...

Thank Marlow_01
Eliye Springs R, Guest Relations Manager at Eliye Springs Resort, responded to this review

Dear Marlow, Thank you very much for your positive review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are sorry that you did not get the Turkana Culture....we are working on that with the community because it reached a point they raised up the costs of there performance which was very high for our guests...i hope next...

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Rolf and his crew do a great job here in a beautiful location and really provide an amazing service to anyone interested in visiting Lake Turkana. Honestly, I don't think I could have visited without them, and I am glad I did. It's pretty impossible to try to organize any visit to the parks on your own. Let Eliye Springs...

Thank PJ H
Eliye Springs R, Guest Relations Manager at Eliye Springs Resort, responded to this review

Dear PJ, Happy New Year! It was nice hosting you and am glad that you enjoyed your visit to Lake Turkana. We are sorry about our prices, its actually the high costs of everything here in Lodwar. The trip to Sibiloi NP is less cheaper also when you have somebody to share with unlike when you were alone, and our...

Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Eliye Springs Resort is on a fantastic beach of fine white sand and jade coloured water - not the Indian Ocean, but Lake Turkana. It's water is so soft that swimming there is like a skin rejuvenation. The resort, managed by Swiss Rolf, is doing a great job pampering its guests. Winnie the guest relations manager organised a superb trip...

1Thank Uwe W
Eliye Springs R, Guest Relations Manager at Eliye Springs Resort, responded to this review

Dear Wissenbach, Happy New Year to you! Thank you very much for you positive review. We are happy that you had a memorable and best trip in Kenya when you visited us. We are trying our best to make sure that whoever visits us has the best experience of Turkana and always feels at home. We hope that the oil...

Siaya, Nyanza, Kenya
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Having prepared myself mentally for the journey across the sun-scorched desert i packed my bag and set off to Lake Turkana. This is a journey that is not for the weaker souls. Having spent my previous night in Kitale brought me much closer to the beginning of the journey to the Jade sea. However, the reality didn't strike me until...

1Thank Ouma Oluoko J
Eliye Springs R, Guest Relations Manager at Eliye Springs Resort, responded to this review

Dear Ouma, We are glad that you had a fantastic stay in Eliye springs and enjoyed star watching. Our goal is to make sure that you feel "home away from home" and we are happy that you had such are experience. You are welcome back again. Best regards, Winnie.

Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic beach and great spot to explore central island. We had a food time with the owner and other guests, survived a disco night and enjoyed the bandas. Accomodation is rustic but tasteful and the staff was very pleasant. People complaining on the lack of internet or cold beer should stay home between the couch and the fridge.

1Thank Gilles G

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Eliye Springs Resort, is on the sandy beach on the western side of lake Turkana about 64Km from Lodwar. Beside of the lodge with luxurious and unique Bomas and standard rooms, it has a spacious campsite within the romantic sand dunes! Our activities includes: Boats trips to Central Island National Park, Sibiloi NP and Koobi Fora National Museum, Sports fishing and village visit among others. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Eliye Springs Resort

Address: Lake Turkana, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Turkana District
Price Range: $142 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“We were ripped off getting to the resort from Lodwar, so it's best to contact the manager, and arrange transport with him.”
762glenb, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Try the bomas! Tho a bit pricey, the experience and the views are amazing!”
Marlow_01, 23 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Choose the bomas and wake up to the sunset!”
PJH302, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Boma number 6 and 7 for the great views”
  • With comfortable interior
oumaj, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Only rent a Boma, the other rooms are too hot etc.”
Larry4Africa, 18 Oct 2015 | Read review
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