Crescent Island Giraffe House (and The Bee Hut)

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Entire vacation home hosted by Karen

  1. 8 guests
  2. 4 bedrooms
  3. 7 beds
  4. 3 baths
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Welcome Crescent Island Giraffe House (and The Bee Hut).
This gorgeous lakeside home is brimming with color and character. The house is perfect for large groups and it is set on a hill with sweeping views of the Lake and the surrounding game reserve. Relax on the patio, take long walks to see the game & bird life on the island or cruise the lake shore on a boat. This house is perfect for your next getaway where you can enjoy a true safari experience with the all comforts of home.

The space
A two-hour drive (and a short boat ride!) from Nairobi, Crescent Island Giraffe House and Bee Hut is a vacation rental property on Crescent Island Game Reserve. Located on Lake Naivasha it is one of the most beautiful and game reserves in Kenya and is often called Naivasha’s best-kept secret. All conservancy fees for this stunning area are included in the price when you book the house.

The recommended amount of people for this house is 8, although we can fit up to 10 pax on request.

The property consists of The Main House and 1 small separate cottage called The Bee Hut.

Inside The Main House, there are three bedrooms:

Room 1: x1 queen bed and x1 single bed with ensuite bathroom.
Room 2: x1 queen bed and x1 single bed, bathroom shared with room 3.
Room 3: X2 single beds, bathroom shared with room 2.
There is also a kitchen, dining area and a comfortable living area, a cozy wood-burning fireplace. Outside, guests will appreciate the expansive deck with lake views and inviting chill out areas.

Inside The Bee Hut there is one double bed and one bathroom.


The house is totally self catering so guests bring all their own food and we have a cook included in the price to assist you with preparing meals thorough your stay.

We also have two other properties available on Airbnb; Hippo House and Fish Eagle Cottage.

Where you'll sleep

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What this place offers

Lake view
Valley view
Waterfront
Kitchen
Dedicated workspace
Pets allowed
Bathtub
Private patio or balcony
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Where you’ll be

Naivasha, Nakuru County, Kenya

Located only 100 km away from Nairobi and a popular spot for a day trip, Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake in Nakuru county. It is part of the Great Rift Valley and owes its name to the Maasai word “naiposha”, meaning “rough water” due to the storms that can suddenly arise here. Acacia woodlands swamps fringed by papyrus, forest and spectacular geological features surround Lake Naivasha.

Lake Naivasha is also included in the “List of Wetlands of International Importance” (Ramsar sites) and boasts over 400 species of birds, like fish eagles, ospreys, lily-trotters, black crakes and herons.

Crescent Island is a private Wildlife Sanctuary on the eastern side of Lake Naivasha. The Island features more animals per acre than any other park in Kenya. Here you can enjoy a fantastic and easy walks surrounded by various animals including giraffe, zebra, Thompson’s and Grant’s gazelles, waterbuck, buffalo and many bird species. It’s also common to spot hippos bathing or basking in the sun close to the island’s shores. The Island is not fenced and the animals are free to roam to and from the mainland when water levels allow.

Hosted by Karen

  1. Joined in July 2015
  • 564 Reviews
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Hi I'm Karen =). I live in Nairobi with my baby and partner. I was born in Botswana before my parents moved back to Kenya when I was 2. Since then I have lived in Ireland, New Zealand, India, Uganda and Mozambique. I am delighted to be back home now in the country I love the most, Kenya!
Hi I'm Karen =). I live in Nairobi with my baby and partner. I was born in Botswana before my parents moved back to Kenya when I was 2. Since then I have lived in Ireland, New Zeal…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Self check-in with building staff
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
May encounter potentially dangerous animal

Cancellation policy