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Reviewed 12 January 2017

My two days spent at Elias Springs, was certainly the highlight of our adventure in the Turkana area. Comfortable, fantastic food, very friendly staff, cold beers, great conversations, special locally brewed liquors, boat rides on the lake, swimming one the shores of the lake at sunrise, lolling about in the natural waterhole pool surrounded by palms. I will be not...

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Eliye Springs R, Guest Relations Manager at Eliye Springs Resort, responded to this review

Dear Impitracker, Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We are working hard to improve and to remain the best "Home away from Home" in Turkana area. We look forward to host you again and many more! Welcome again and thanks. Happy New year! Winnie.

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 24 December 2016

After a long drive through the desert in a 4x4 from Lodwar airport, you arrive at the resort and for a second you think you are in Zanzibar. Peaceful beach, palm trees, cool water of the Turkana. I stayed for only a weekend, but wish I had more time. There are several options for accommodations (rooms, tents), but the best...

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Eliye Springs R, Guest Relations Manager at Eliye Springs Resort, responded to this review

Dear Marlow, Thank you very much for your positive review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are sorry that you did not get the Turkana Culture....we are working on that with the community because it reached a point they raised up the costs of there performance which was very high for our guests...i hope next...

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Rolf and his crew do a great job here in a beautiful location and really provide an amazing service to anyone interested in visiting Lake Turkana. Honestly, I don't think I could have visited without them, and I am glad I did. It's pretty impossible to try to organize any visit to the parks on your own. Let Eliye Springs...

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Eliye Springs R, Guest Relations Manager at Eliye Springs Resort, responded to this review

Dear PJ, Happy New Year! It was nice hosting you and am glad that you enjoyed your visit to Lake Turkana. We are sorry about our prices, its actually the high costs of everything here in Lodwar. The trip to Sibiloi NP is less cheaper also when you have somebody to share with unlike when you were alone, and our...

Nairobi
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Eliye Springs Resort is on a fantastic beach of fine white sand and jade coloured water - not the Indian Ocean, but Lake Turkana. It's water is so soft that swimming there is like a skin rejuvenation. The resort, managed by Swiss Rolf, is doing a great job pampering its guests. Winnie the guest relations manager organised a superb trip...

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Eliye Springs R, Guest Relations Manager at Eliye Springs Resort, responded to this review

Dear Wissenbach, Happy New Year to you! Thank you very much for you positive review. We are happy that you had a memorable and best trip in Kenya when you visited us. We are trying our best to make sure that whoever visits us has the best experience of Turkana and always feels at home. We hope that the oil...

Siaya, Nyanza, Kenya
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Having prepared myself mentally for the journey across the sun-scorched desert i packed my bag and set off to Lake Turkana. This is a journey that is not for the weaker souls. Having spent my previous night in Kitale brought me much closer to the beginning of the journey to the Jade sea. However, the reality didn't strike me until...

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Eliye Springs R, Guest Relations Manager at Eliye Springs Resort, responded to this review

Dear Ouma, We are glad that you had a fantastic stay in Eliye springs and enjoyed star watching. Our goal is to make sure that you feel "home away from home" and we are happy that you had such are experience. You are welcome back again. Best regards, Winnie.

Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic beach and great spot to explore central island. We had a food time with the owner and other guests, survived a disco night and enjoyed the bandas. Accomodation is rustic but tasteful and the staff was very pleasant. People complaining on the lack of internet or cold beer should stay home between the couch and the fridge.

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I booked our one week stay with my clients on a trip north for a photography trip and stayed at Eliye springs resort. Was simply amazed of how the resort managed a top notch international class in the middle of nowhere. Cold beers for us, classic boma accommodation, great staff, great owner Mr Rolp ,and the amazing beach. Initially I...

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Nairobi
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

So I will be the first to say I do not enjoy rustic which is why I bailed from staying in the Manyatta and took the dorm-ish like room unlike my colleague. I just prefer to not have to walk out to the loo or to shower. That being said, all the facilities are clean and impeccable so whichever your...

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Falun, Sweden
Reviewed 6 July 2016

We went to Eliye Springs in the end of April and unfortunately started traveling from Kakuma at the day of huge floods - several rivers were unpassable and the Lodwar river was "closed" for almost 2 days - it was claimed to be one of the worst flooding of that river. However, the owner of the resort came to pick...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 April 2016

I enjoyed my stay in the bomas. This place is very far off the beaten track so don't expect wifi or usual resort-like conditions. The service is great and they do everything they can to make your stay more enjoyable. There's a nice restaurant and the bar is well stocked and reasonably priced. It's proximity to the lake is fantastic....

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Pool
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  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Eliye Springs Resort, is on the sandy beach on the western side of lake Turkana about 64Km from Lodwar. Beside of the lodge with luxurious and unique Bomas and standard rooms, it has a spacious campsite within the romantic sand dunes! Our activities includes: Boats trips to Central Island National Park, Sibiloi NP and Koobi Fora National Museum, Sports fishing and village visit among others. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Eliye Springs Resort

Address: Lake Turkana, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Turkana District
Price Range: $112 - $163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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