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Sarova Woodlands is a tranquil retreat for travelers on business or leisure. It offers the ideal placeto break journey for those passing through Nakuru and an unmatched option for guests visiting thetown for a holiday, work or a business event.
Sarova Woodlands is located just off the main Nairobi-Nakuru highway just before the main Nakuru town en route from Nairobi, on a wooded avenue in the upscale Milimani area close to the State House.View Fact Sheet
Sarova woodlands ACCOMMODATION
All the 145 twin and double rooms at Sarova Woodlands are en suite and feature contemporary guest facilities and services to ensure a tranquil, comfortable and pleasant stay.
The Woodlands Suite
The Woodlands Suite is the state suite at the hotel with two ensuite bedrooms adjoining a spacious sitting room.
The 7 Jacaranda junior suites offer a larger space in addition to all the facilities in the Acacia Rooms. Guests staying in the Jacaranda Suites can also enjoy the services of the ---Lounge.
The 14 Newtonia executive suites feature a separate sitting room in addition to a spacious bedroom. Fully appointed, these rooms offer a luxurious stay with a number of additional guest facilities such as concierge services and specially crafted amenities.
125 rooms in doubles and twins, these are Sarova Woodlands' standard rooms that are well appointed with all guest conveniences and amenities for a comfortable stay. Fully air-conditioned, Acacia Rooms feature a safe deposit box, wireless internet connectivity, private bath with shower,hair dryer (voltage of 240 volts, separate razor outlets), direct dial telephone with voice mail, interactive satellite TV and mini bar with tea/coffee making facilities.
Sarova woodlands RESTAURANTS
The main restaurant at Sarova Woodlands, Cinnamon offers a wide selection of cuisines including Continental, Pan-African, pan-Asian and Indian in a buffet setting. It serves an extensive buffet spread for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a select a la carte menu for dinner and a table d'hote business lunch option. The food combines a fusion of international flavours with an element of live cooking using the freshest ingredients.
The Courtyard Cafe
The Courtyard Cafe is an al-fresco place to relax, conduct meetings, have a drink or a bite while enjoying the outdoors. It services all day cafe cuisine, fresh from the oven pies and gourmet cakes, eclectic teas and freshly brewed speciality coffees freshly squeezed juices and healthy smoothies. The Cafe will also serve High Tea in the evening, soft serve gelatos and a deli for take away cakes and bakes. During the Baker's Hour from 6-8pm guests get all bakery and patisserie items at a special discount.
The Mahogany Bar
A place to enjoy your favourite single malt or cognac, the Mahogany Bar is a place to relax and unwind in quiet company with friends or have an exclusive business chat. Wood and leather create a luxurious ambience at the bar which serves a wide selection of spirits, wines and cocktails.
Tangawisi / Masala Jiko
Pool side restaurant and bar opening in phase 2.
CONFERENCing & EVENTS
Sarova Woodlands offers the ideal venue for meetings and events in Nakuru with conference facilities spread over the second and third floors of the hotel. All the conference and meeting rooms are fully equipped with seamless
The Menengai is the largest room that can seat over 200 persons in a theatre style set-up and over 250 people for a cocktail party.
Baobab, Marula & Cassia
The Baobab, Marula and Cassia are the three smaller conference rooms with a capacity for 60 persons in theatre style and abour 30 persons in a meeting style table set-up.
The Board Room
Ideal for small meetings, The Board Room has a single table that can seat up to 10 people.
The Business Center
Located off the Reception, the Business Centre offers secretarial services, printing and --- business facilities to guests
Health Club & SPa
Moringa Health Club
Located in the Spa wing, the Moringa health club offers a range of state-of-the-art exercise equipment including cross trainers, exercise cycles, free weights, multi gym, rowing machines and treadmills as well as steam and sauna facilities. There is also an instructor on duty at all times to assist.
The Tulia Spa
Housed in a separate wing across the swimming pool, The Tulia Spa promises complete rejuvenation of the body, mind and spirit in beautifully tranquil surroundings. Tulia Spa offers Ayurvedic, Western and Oriental therapies, manicures and pedicures, facials and ear candling.
Excursions & Activities
Explore the Hyrax Prehistoric Site
The archaeological site contains a museum and the remains of three settlements excavated between 1937 and the late 1980s, the oldest being possibly 3000 years old and the most recent being 200 to 300 years old. Established in 1943, the museum was named after hyraxes which live in cracks within the hill. It depicts the lifestyle of prehistoric people from at least 3,000 years ago. The Neolithic site has an impressive collection of Iron Age artifacts made from the glass-like Obsidian rock.
Visit Menengai Crater
The Menengai Crater was formed from a volcano that erupted about 200,000 years ago and is the single largest surviving volcanic crater in the world. Its caldera is considered to be one of the bestpreserved Krakatau-style calderas. Although the volcano is extinct, some volcanic activity continues and is used for geothermal power generation. A trip to the crater is rewarded with striking views of Lake Nakuru, Lake Bogoria and the crater itself.
Game Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park is among Kenya's finest national parks spread around picturesque Lake Nakuru. Flanked by rocky escarpments, pockets of forest and at least one waterfall, the park is home to the white rhino, flamingos and rare tree-climbing lions. In a two hour game drive, guests can explore the main parts of this natural paradise.
Full Day Excursions:
Nakuru is within driving distance of a number of exciting places of natural wonder and beauty andthe hotel arranges day trips to these complete with trained guide and picnic lunch.
A 2 ½ hour drive away, Lake Baringo is an internationally recognized Ramsar wetlands site, rich in birdlife with over 430 recorded species and a captivating character entirely its own. The waters are heavily silted with the red topsoil of the region, and they run through a whole range of colours every day from yellow to coral to purple, according to the sun's position and the state of the sky.
A 2 hour drive away, Lake Bogoria is a long and narrow soda lake dominated by the sheer face of the Siracho escarpment and the notheastern parts of the Aberdares on the eastern shore. On the western shore there are hot springs and geysers with boiling water that vapors into the air enshrouding the place in steam. It is also an important nesting ground for flamingos that make mud nests in the shallow waters of the lake. It is a Ramsar protected wetland and the Kesubo Swamp just North of the lake is haven for bird-watchers with a record in Kenya for the largest number of species seen in one hour.
A shallow, alkaline lake, Lake Nakuru is best known for the lesser and greater flamingos that feed on the algae which thrive in the warm water. The lake is rich in birdlife with over 400 resident species on the lake and in the surrounding park. Thousands of little grebes and white-winged black terns are frequently seen, as are black- winged stilts, pelicans, cormorants, avocets, ducks and in the European winter, many migrant waders. It is also known for the black and white rhinos that thrive in the park in addition to zebras, buffaloes and Rothschild's giraffes. A day excursion to Lake Nakuru includes lunch at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge.
The gift shop stocks high quality Kenyan artefacts and accessories sourced directly from artisans and craftspeople across the country.