Voi Safari Lodge

Voi Safari Lodge

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#1 of 8 lodges in Tsavo National Park East
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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Voi Safari Lodge is a strategically situated safari lodge, in one of the world’s largest game parks – the Tsavo National Park – Voi Safari Lodge stands high above the town of Voi overlooking a vast expanse of the African bush. It is 160km from Mombasa city. You can simply watch the herds of wild animals roam beneath you or you can get closer by a network of access roads reaching into many corners of this 11,666 square kilometre park. From the Lodge, you can look out onto the three water holes and see the ever-changing panorama of Africa unfold right before your eyes and at the same time enjoy the luxury of waiters’ service. There is a special ‘HIDE’ for the camera enthusiasts affording close-up and candid pictures of the wild animals which do not suspect any human presence. This is an ideal spot from which to go out in search of the ‘BIG FIVE’ – Elephant, Lion, Buffalo, Leopard and Rhino. From Voi you have speedy and easy access to either the Tsavo East or Tsavo West portions of this park.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Internet
Pool
Pool with view
Free breakfast
Mosquito net
Sun terrace
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
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Mountain View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English

Location

Tsavo National Park East Kenya
Getting there
Kilaguni Airport
Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport
290.1 km
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1 Restaurant
within 10 kilometers
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willgo79 wrote a review Jan 2021
Exeter, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
A 5 star location with views over the plains and two waterholes (although when we were there the elephants preferred the further away waterholes). The food was also good enough, although breakfast choice was quite limited and the bar was a nice place to relax with a beer. I wish we had time to use the pool, but we only stayed one night and didn't have the time.

As others have said, the rooms are dated. Nothing in our bathroom worked as it should. The tap handle came off when we tried to use the sink, the toilet flush did the same and both the hot and cold taps on the shower delivered scalding hot water.

Despite this, I would stay again, just for the view and to use that pool.
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Date of stay: December 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All rooms should have good views
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Response from KSLHOTELS LTD, Marketing at Voi Safari Lodge
Responded 11 Feb 2021
Dear Willdo79, Thank you for taking your time to leave us this amazing review. We are committed to continuous improvements, your feedback is well received, very appreciated and has been forwarded to management for action. We thank you for mentioning that you would visit again and we look forward to it. We will keep you posted on new developments and special rates throughout 2021. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us on sales@kenya-safari.co.ke or call 0784340400
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divyakumar92 wrote a review Apr 2024
Nairobi, Kenya
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely lodge with an amazing view of Tsavo East National Park and beautiful sunrises. Rooms are okay, a bit small but good enough for 2 people. It would be good if the staff could open the nets before the night starts and ensure there's no bugs. A few improvements are needed such as upgrading the nets, ensuring that there's shower gel, shampoo and lotion in every room. Ours only had 2 bottles of Shampoo.
The food wasn't too bad, I think for an Easter weekend or any festive holiday season, there should be a new menu everyday with a good variety and also a few vegetarian options need to be added.
We requested the Chefs to make some vegetarian food and they definitely did a great job. I also would like to thank Chef Nancy for baking a delicious chocolate cake for a birthday celebration we had.
The staff at the restaurant were good - they ensured drinks were brought to the table without having to wait. The only issue we had was when we ordered for some drinks at the swimming pool and one of them said that they couldn't bring it because it was raining - That's not something the waiter should decide and besides there was a small bar near the pool. Overall my stay was okay - if a few things can be taken care of well and improved, I would consider a lot more trips back.
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Date of stay: March 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Voi Safari Lodge, Marketing at Voi Safari Lodge
Responded 07 Apr 2024
Dear Client, Thank you for your feedback, and for staying with us. We will strive to make improvements on the areas you have mentioned and are looking forward to hosting you again. Warm Regards.
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slofty wrote a review Apr 2022
Mombasa, Kenya
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed again at Voi Safari Lodge, I love the spot for it’s amazing views, the wildlife at the waterhole and the pole shove the waterhole… we’re in the world do you have it??? As the lodge was build in 70‘s and it has a very open style, it is very light to hear your neighbor… if you need more privacy, don’t bother to come here.
As there were very few guests, they offered us a la card food, which was served on the table. I think this is a better option to serve food then with a buffet.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Beatrice Muriithi, Owner at Voi Safari Lodge
Responded 20 May 2022
Hello, Thank you for your generous review and compliments. We are glad that you enjoyed yourself, that is our pride and joy. Rest assured that your feedback has been taken into consideration for our action. We look forward to hosting you agian. To book, please call 0794 671609 / 0784 340400 or email info@kenya-safari.go.ke
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jcc03_12 wrote a review Jun 2022
Berlin, Germany
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Chose to stay because of the views and the location, in particular the proximity to the Sheldrick Stockade in Voi. The open style of the hotel is helpful for ventilation in these times (covid). Food when we stayed was just okay. Service in all areas was excellent. Lunch boxes were ready very early and there were never delays waiting for them. Room was dated, space was a little tight & shower temperature tricky but it was clean and the view from the room was incredible. Very convenient base for exploring Tsavo East.
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Date of stay: July 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Beatrice Muriithi, Owner at Voi Safari Lodge
Responded 27 Jul 2022
Hello, Thank you for taking your time to leave this amazing review, our guest feedback is very important to us. We are grateful and humbled. We look forward to hosting you again. Incase of inquiry/booking, please call +254 794671609 or email info@kenya-safari.go.ke
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Stanislava N wrote a review Aug 2023
Sofia, Bulgaria
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Voi Safari Lodge has the most excellent view over Tsavo East and it is very conveniently located less than 10 km from the entrance of the park. The hotel is constructed on the side of a hill overlooking the wilderness and a few water holes to which scores of elephants come to drink water day and night. The hotel has a nice open-air plan of the reception, the restaurant and the bar, it features a beautiful terraced garden with a very tame hyrax couple roaming freely. It must be one of the best places for people who like to observe elephants. There is even an observation hideout just in front of the biggest waterhole. The rooms have huge windows overlooking Tsavo and while lying on the bed one feels like floating over the park. With just a little bit of renovation this hotel could easily classify as a most luxurious type of property. The food is delicious and the staff is very kind and hospitable.
Just a note on the booking process: since this hotel is not being offered on the big accommodation platforms, I had some difficulties to find their own website and contacts. Once I managed to get in touch with the reservations department, the booking process went smoothly and the reservation officers replied promptly and punctually. From my perspective as a client, I would recommend that this interesting and beautiful hotel is more widely advertised.
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Beatrice Muriithi, Owner at Voi Safari Lodge
Responded 11 Sept 2023
Thank you for taking the time to rate us and leave us a review, we appreciate your feedback. It is our sincere hope that we will get to host you again. For future inquiries, please contact us on email; info@kenya-safari.go.ke.
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Carlos B wrote a review Jul 2023
Karen, Kenya
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The place could be very good due to the location, but the service provided by most of the employees is absolutely terrible. Be ready to fight for eating your food at the restaurant, or even to borrow a broken ping-pon raquet... Save yourself a headache and stay somehere else... I would not recommend this place at all, not even for 1 night.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Kenya Safari, Sales at Voi Safari Lodge
Responded 03 Aug 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking your time to give us your response, the issues you have raised will be looked into and shared with management. Best Regards.
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jenniferstodt wrote a review Feb 2024
Vancouver, British Columbia
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a 2 star hotel at best. It is under construction so beware afternoon chill time after early morning gamer drives are non existent. The food is average and you have to eat dinner in the dark as there are so many insects at sundown. Huge cockroaches in the rooms and the staff wear what looks like pork ranger uniforms, you feel like you've checked into a zoo. This is a backpacker paradise. that's it.
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Date of stay: February 2024
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Beatrice Muriithi, Owner at Voi Safari Lodge
Responded 07 Feb 2024
Hello. Thank you for your feedback. It is possible that you were in a different lodge? There is no construction ongoing at Voi Safari Lodge due to high occupancy levels. Kindly reconfirm and amend your review. Thank you.
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JamboHouse wrote a review Jan 2022
Lamu Island, Kenya
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I spent there two nights end of September and I loved my stay. Friendly staff, rooms are good with great views. Food was ok but the best is the animal hideout. When I was there in September they didn't have a car to do game drives. The office connected me to a driver and after some bargaining we agreed. A good and well known lodge inside a National Park should have a car to do game drives for clients!
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Beatrice Muriithi, Owner at Voi Safari Lodge
Responded 18 Jan 2022
Dear Jambo House, Thank you for taking your time to leave this amazing review and for the 5 star rating. We are grateful and humbled. We look forward to hosting you again. Incase of inquiry/booking, please call +254 794671609 or email info@kenya-safari.co.ke
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Franciszek Medora wrote a review Apr 2021
Warsaw, Poland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Situated at the southern end of Tsavo East National Park. It is only 5 miles from the main Mombasa / Nairobi trunk road but seems like its in the middle of nowhere.

Food is much better than most safari lodges. ( These lodges are primarily used for overnight stays as part of a package safari bought in resorts in Mombasa.)

Excellent panoramic views of Tsavo East..plus a great waterhole for animal viewing... I counted 62 elephants at one time on my stay. Good pool as well.

Accomodation is adequate without being luxurious...No Air Con but rooms are equipped with electric fans..
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sales and Marketing Team, Marketing at Voi Safari Lodge
Responded 27 May 2021
Dear Franciszek We appreciate your great feedback. Indeed the view of our most frequented waterholes is undebatedly one of the best being frequented by the Big Five at any time of day and nigh. Truly amazing. Looking forward to your next visit given the opportunity to be of service to you.^JG
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Nashipae O wrote a review Mar 2021
Lavington, Kenya
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The lodge has one of the best views in Tsavo East with a watering hole that attracts wildlife. We were lucky enough to see a pride of lions, herds of elephants, over a thousand buffalos - all from the comfort of the hotel. The staff is super friendly - shout out to Roman and Duncan - they ensured we felt at home during the entire stay and were kind enough to call us from the room when were late for meals. We enjoyed the pool whistle taking in spectacular views. A must stay for locals and international guests.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Sales and Marketing Team, Marketing at Voi Safari Lodge
Responded 27 May 2021
Dear Nashipae0 Thank you very much for taking the time to review and share your wonderful experience about your last stay with us, we are pleased to hear that it was a pleasant one. We are truly honored and delighted to hear that you found our property exceptional in all ways. We are pleased to note that you enjoyed the wonderful views of our lodge , the undoubtful guarantee of spotting the big Five as well as excellent service from Roman and Duncan. I will be sure to let them all know how much of an impact they made on your experience. Thank you once again for sharing your wonderful experience and we look forward to your next visit ^JG
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Hans-Juergen G asked a question Mar 2024
Diani Beach, Kenya41 contributions15 helpful votes
Kontakt für Reservierungen bitte!
Answer from Becky V
Exeter, United Kingdom24 contributions4 helpful votes
Sorry for delay in response - only just seen the notification. It was 'ok' for a short dip
Answer from elephant022
38 contributions74 helpful votes
To the best of my knowledge none of the rooms have a bath and even if they did, there is no hot water. We were not able to have one hot shower during our recent stay. The rooms are hot and tiny. The beds are like sleeping on rocks. The food is appalling. The staff are lazy and surly. There is no wifi. The only good things are the proximity to The David Sheldrick Trust Voi Stockades and the view. The rest of this hell hole is disgusting. I hope I have answered your questions!
Ernie240 asked a question Apr 2017
Los Angeles, California79 contributions15 helpful votes
Can you sit on the balcony of your room ? I read that the baboons are aggressive.
Answer from Ivan R
Bangkok, Thailand37 contributions27 helpful votes
Hi Ernie, the rooms here do not have balconies. Large windows overlooking the best views in Tsavo. Outside, there is plenty of seating to view the plains and the waterhole also. Baboons are viscous but are generally kept at bay. They are present in most hotels/lodges/camping sites in Kenya due to the food but I am yet to see one attack or get too close.
Nairobi, Kenya
Dear Ernie, Its great reading from you i wish to assure you that their is a great change on all the mentioned areas.
coolass wrote a tip Jun 2024
York, United Kingdom104 contributions22 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Find the viewing area it's down some steps."
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Purnima C wrote a tip Mar 2024
Berlin, Germany3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose another hotel"
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Ekaterina D wrote a tip Feb 2024
2 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't come"
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Linda H wrote a tip Jan 2024
4 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bugs everywhere and on everything! Unless you like having bugs all over you, don’t go to this place!"
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Debby wrote a tip Nov 2023
8 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"All Drinks included water you must pay. Also during breakfast/lunch/diner"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Voi Safari Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Voi Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Voi Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Voi Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Voi Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Voi Safari Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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