Longonot Ranch House – Naivasha Kenya

Longonot Ranch House

Longonot Ranch House was built by Martha Gellhorn, wife of the legendary author Ernest Hemingway. lt was used by Hemingway during his East African hunting safaris immortalised in Green Hills of Africa.

Longonot Ranch House

Longonot Ranch House

The colonial style house is situated on the 82,000-acre Kedong Ranch, near Lake Naivasha. It is a hosted homestay retreat, suitable for families or groups of friends.

The ranch house has 3 en-suite double rooms and the Hemingway Suite, with 2 interconnecting double rooms, suitable for a family. The cottage has 2 en—suite double rooms and an open plan dining and sitting room.

The manyatta, a traditional round building, contains an en~suite double room. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the ranch house, and sundowners are provided on the veranda.

Activities, for a surcharge, include horse riding and boat trips on the  lake. Game drives and game walks on the ranch are also available. The area is home to prolific birdlife, as well as game including eland, giraffe, buffalo, zebra, impala, warthog, bat eared fox and spring hare.

Occasionally cheetah, leopard and aardvark have been seen. Safaris and excursions to Lake Naivasha, Hell’s Gate National Park, Mt Longonot, Lake Nakuru National Park and other destinations in Kenya can be arranged.