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Thomson’s Falls Lodge

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Thomson’s Falls Lodge situated at 7,800 feet, is surrounded by 10 acres of lawns, shaded with African olive and cedar trees. Built in the early 1930’s by English settlers, the original cottages still stand. Thompson’s Falls Lodge is an ideal overnight stop for travellers moving between Samburu and the Great Rift Valley.



Thomson’s Falls Lodge is situated at the world famous Thomson’s Falls discovered in 1883 by Joseph Thomson, a Scottish geologist and naturalist. The Ewaso Narok River drops a sheer 243 feet over a ledge of volcanic rock, to create these magnificent falls. The Lodge is located in Nyahururu Town in the central part of Kenya, about 180 kilometers from Nairobi.


The lodge has 32 single, double and triple rooms, on bed and breakfast, half board or full board basis. All rooms have open log fire places and en-suite bathrooms. Some rooms also have private verandahs. A beautiful campsite, offers accommodation to overland travellers. The lodge has conference facilities.

A beautiful campsite, offers accommodation to overland travelers. Thomson Falls Lodge can welcome up to 55 people in their original brick cottages built by English settlers in the 1930's or in the Swiss-chalet style houses.


  • A nature walk to the base of Thomson Falls
  • Take a walk to Hippo point to look at the hippos up close
  • The Lodge is planning to reintroduce a Trout fishing project
  • A popular base for high altitude training, used by international athletes
  • Waterfalls attract colorful birds and provide good photographic opportunities
  • You can relax on the lawn chair of the Thomson Falls Lodge, while reading your book
  • Nature trail at the base of the falls and through the gorge, is a safe haven for the endangered colobus monkeys, baboons and small anima
  • Visit the hippo sanctuary.


By road from Nakuru to the west (one hour), or Nanyuki to the east (2 hours). The lodge is located 1 km off the main road.

Hosted by: The lodge has a full team of staff, and a hands-on general manager.

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Booking Office Tel: + 254 (0) 20 2437871

Mobile : + 254 (0) 721242711

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