Kika Lodge: An Escape Into The Wilderness

We cannot emphasize enough the importance of affordable and serene retreats. Especially those that give you a free dose of nature therapy. Kika Lodge is one of these esteemed destinations and we would highly recommend it to you. Here is a short overview of this jewel in the wilderness.


Kika Lodge is in Gilgil town, just a short distance from the Nakuru Nairobi highway. It is approximately I hour and 50 minutes away from Nairobi, and a little less than 30 minutes from Nakuru. It is surrounded by the hills of Gilgil with a breath taking view of Lake Elementaita, Mount Longonot and a beautiful part of the Rift Valley.


The Kika Lodge has four main types of canvas cottages that are tailored to fit a wide variety of people. There are single cottages, which are suitable for solo travellers and group travellers. The family cottages are best suited for family adventurers, with kid friendly facilities available. The honeymoon cottages are reserved for couples who would love to celebrate their love through travel and relaxation. Finally, luxury cottages, which can be adjusted to fit a range of preferences.


The Kika Lodge has a special chef that prepares both local and international dishes for the guests. The food is locally sourced and prepared on order, so you can be sure of its freshness. The lodge has both indoor and outdoor eating areas. The restaurant indoor is spacious and warm, with a strong rustic accent. The outside terrace on the other hand, gives you a feel of the cool Gilgil breeze, as you enjoy your meals coupled with great mountainous scenery. You can also have bush breakfasts and dinners on order.

Other Facilities

Apart from food and accommodation, the Kika Lodge offers its guests space for adventure, games, bonfires, picnics and exploration. The lodge offers guided trips to and from the Lake Nakuru National Park where you can go for a game drive or bird watching among other things. The lodge also offers guided nature walks around the vicinity, and visits to Longonot and Lake Naivasha can also be arranged.

Kika Lodge can be easily accessed via the Nakuru-Nairobi highway by both private and public means of transport. For more information, please call 0791399282 or 0792000837.