Deloraine House

Londiani, Kenya

Deloraine House

Deloraine House is one of Kenya's oldest, and most striking, colonial homes. It specialises in horse-riding safaris and also offers guests easy access to Lake Nakuru.

Deloraine House is a stunning 1920s home set in 1,500 hectares of farmland on the slopes of Mt Londiani. Formerly owned by Lord F. Scott, the house has a long and storied history, having been host to numerous British Royals over the course of its century-long life.

Deloraine has not been extensively renovated or developed with new buildings in the way that many similar colonial homes-turned-hotels in Kenya and elsewhere in Africa have. The lodge is managed by its current owners, and guests stay in the original household, sharing the living areas and dining room with their hosts. There are just five guest rooms.

The location is superb, with the main buildings perched on the slopes of Mt Londiani from where they enjoy impressive views of the Great Rift Valley. Deloraine House is within driving distance of Lake Nakuru National Park (1 hour).

Facilities include a tennis court, swimming pool, and croquet lawn.


Deloraine House provides five en-suite guest rooms; three on the upper floor and two on the ground floor. All of the rooms are beautifully furnished, and each in a unique style. The upper floor bedrooms have balconies overlooking the garden and lawn.


Horse-riding safaris are the highlight - Deloraine House has its own private stable with approximately 80 horses. Most guests will want to take a full-day safari to Lake Nakuru.

Child Policy

There are no age restrictions at Deloraine House, though the quiet atmosphere means it perhaps isn't ideal for families travelling with young children.