Lions Bluff Lodge. Situated in the Lumo Community Wildlife Sanctuary (bordering Tsavo West) amidst peace and quiet, yet easily accessible from Mombasa and Nairobi, Lions Bluff’s 14 traditionally-built en-suite cottages from whose verandas you can see miles and miles of Africa with Mount Kilimanjaro as your backdrop. The Sanctuary preserves a unique eco system rich with wildlife, encompassing one of Africa’s most ancient elephant migratory corridors and an important breeding site for lions. As a small, exclusive lodge we are able to tailor-make a program, using our wide range of activities, to make your safari an exciting experience.
Why do We Love Lions Bluff ?
We LOVE Lions Bluff for millions of reasons. It’s awesome. The lodge is rustic and attractive with a very comfortable atmosphere and there are tonnes of amazing activities to do close and far, from walks to little drives to bush meals nearby to amazing excursions to Lake Jipe & Mzima Springs (excellent for kids!). Definitely come for 3 days and do lots! NB. Not great for toddling toddlers because the cottages have quite a steep drop from them.
Lions Bluff Lodge Facts
Lions Bluff Lodge. The View With A Lodge. A 14-bedroom traditional, rustic and characterful lodge clinging to the edge of a bluff overlooking miles and miles of Tsavo West with Mt. Kilimanjaro in the distance. Lumo Community Wildlife Sanctuary, bordering Tsavo West on the new Voi – Taveta tarmac road. Secluded and exclusive, Lions Bluff features just 14 traditionally built en suite rooms on wooden decks, whose verandahs are raised over one of Kenya’s most stunning panoramas where you can watch wildlife undisturbed.
Fauna & Flora:
The area features over 1,000 plant species and a mixed habitat of bush, grasslands and acacia woodlands dotted with baobab, tamarind and fig trees. Wildlife includes lion, leopard, cheetah, serval cat, civet, bat eared fox, buffalo, giraffe, elephant, baboon, waterbuck, Coke’s hartebeest, eland, gazelle, zebra, mongoose, hyrax, dik dik, porcupine, and oryx, the unusual aardwolf, and both striped and spotted hyena. The prolific bird life features 300 recorded species.
Seasons & Weather:
Lions Bluff Lodge is open all year round. The area has a typical savannah climate; warm days and cool nights. Daytime temperatures are 24-28°C. A camp fire is lit in the evenings to sit around and warm clothing recommended. The rains come twice a year, in October /November (short rains) and late March to end of May (long rains), which are short heavy rain storms, followed by clear days.
Communication & Electricity:
The lodge is run on solar power with a generator backup on cloudy days. Flashlights are provided in the rooms for your walk to and from dinner. Charging sockets are available in the office.
Airtel & Safaricom mobile phone service is available.
Wifi is available in the reception area for limited hours.
Suitable for …
families and small groups, yet special and private for romantic honeymooners. Anyone who appreciates Africa in intimate, comfortable surroundings, at the same time as experiencing the rugged wild.
Children are welcome and our trained rangers enjoy showing them the bush.
Accommodation for children under 4 is free of charge.
Aged 4-12 years is 50% adult fare.
Swimming Pool: No.
All Activities included for The Travel Club members:
Board games, safari books, advice from local ranger
All Activities offered at a 15% discount for The Travel Club members:
· Morning walks and a bush breakfast.
· Walks around the lodge.
· Day & night game drives.
· Ornithological Walks.
· Community & cultural experience.
· Battlefield Tours – We are surrounded by historic 1st World War sites from the Ice Cream War (because the troops melted in the sun). A war between German and British East Africa that took place between 1914 and 1918.
· They can also assist to organize visits to …
An untouched rainforest with rare birds and butterflies;
Lake Jipe and Tsavo West National Park – Recent Volcanoes, lava flows and caves with potential for geological and cave exploration and hiking.
Mzima Springs & underwater hippo and fish watching,
Boat trips on Lake Jipe to view its incredible birdlife.
Tsavo East National Park is one of the oldest and largest parks in Kenya.
The Taita Hills, dubbed ‘Little Switzerland’ by delighted Europeans, these hills are surprisingly cool and lush with panoramic views and steep winding roads.
Lake Chala, the emerald-green waters of the 4sq km – said to be bottomless- crater lake.
Flying – Self-fly to Taita hills airstrip. Longitude 38.14/east. Latitude 03.30/south degrees.
Driving – 6-7 hours drive from Nairobi / 4 hours from Mombasa
4 hours drive from Mombasa.
3 hours drive from Arusha.
The Train – watch this space!
Important Clauses When Booking Lions Bluff with The Travel Club:
To obtain the 50% rate for children up to 12, they must share a room with their parents.
If they would like their own room, there will be a supplement of Kshs2,000.
Terms, Conditions & Extras for travelling to Lions Bluff Lodge, LUMO, Tsavo West:
Your membership will include
a. Full board accommodation (lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast)
b. Drinks include tea, coffee, juice for breakfast.
c. Board games & safari books
d. Advice from local ranger
These rates will be valid all year apart from Christmas, New Year & Easter. If you wish to travel over Christmas, New Year or the Easter weekend, there will be a supplement of Kshs5,000 per adult per night or Kshs2,500 per child per night.
You will receive 15% Discount, as a Club Member for the following activities
a. Morning walks and a bush breakfast.
b. Ornithological Walks & Walks around the lodge.
c. Day & night game drives.
e. Community & cultural experience.
f. World War 1 (WW1) Battlefield Tours – We are surrounded by 1st World War sites from the Ice Cream War (the troops melted in the sun). A war between German and British East Africa, between 1914 & 1918.
We can also arrange the following excursions for our Club Members
a. Lake Jipe and Tsavo West National Park – Recent Volcanoes, lava flows and caves with potential for geological and cave exploration and hiking.
b. Mzima Springs & underwater hippo and fish watching,
c. Boat trips on Lake Jipe to view its incredible birdlife.
d. Tsavo East National Park is one of the oldest and largest parks in Kenya.
e. The Taita Hills, dubbed ‘Little Switzerland’ by delighted Europeans, these hills are surprisingly cool and lush with panoramic views and steep winding roads.
f. Lake Chala, the emerald-green waters of the 4sq km – said to be bottomless- crater lake.
a. The Travel Club Clients must check-in with the accommodations confirmation voucher.
b. The Travel Club Clients must check-in with The Travel Club Photo ID.
- In the event of any cancellation or reduction in numbers made, the following applies:
- Release of rooms/beds over 90 days prior to date of arrival, there will be no charges.
- Release of rooms/beds 60 – 90 days prior to date of arrival, 15% of the total cost will be charged.
- Release of rooms/beds 35 – 59 days prior to date of arrival, 20% of the total cost will be charged.
- Release of rooms/beds 20 – 34 days prior to date of arrival, 50% of the total cost will be charged.
- Release of rooms/beds 19 days and under prior to date of arrival, 100% of the total cost will be charged.