A two-and-a-half-hour drive from Nairobi, the area is best known for its proximity to Lake Nakuru, where flamingos in their thousands flock here to feed on the algae in the lake. The lake forms part of the Lake Nakuru National Park which is home to many species of animals including white rhino and the rare tree-climbing lions, making the Nakuru region a highlight on Kenya’s safari circuits.
Other attractions in the area include the Menengai Crater – the largest volcanic crater in the world formed by a volcano that erupted approximately 200 000 years ago – and the Hyrax Prehistoric Site, where remains of three settlements ranging between 200 and 3 000 years old can be viewed.
Nakuru is also a key hub for manufacturing and agricultural trade and is among Africa’s fastest growing cities. Sarova Woodlands is conveniently located in this cosmopolitan city and is ideal for both leisure and business travellers.
Arranged around a courtyard across four floors, the hotel has modern, spacious rooms and suites, stylishly appointed with premium fittings, all with black-out curtains, air-conditioning, satellite TV, tea- and coffee-making facilities and an en suite bathroom with bath or shower.
Guests have three dining venues to choose from – Cinnamon, the main restaurant serving fresh, buffet-style Continental, Pan-African, Pan-Asian and Indian cuisine for breakfast lunch and dinner; the outdoor Courtyard Café for relaxed all-day cuisine; and the poolside restaurant for light meals and a quiet drink. The Leather Bar serves a wide selection of spirits, wines and cocktails and is the perfect place to unwind after a busy day of meetings or taking in the natural wonders of the Nakuru region.
For guests who are in Kenya and the area for business, Sarova Woodlands has excellent conference facilities spread across the second and third floors of the hotel. The Woodlands Ballroom can seat up to 200 guests theatre style, three meeting rooms each have a capacity of up to 60 guests theatre style, and the boardroom can seat up to 10 delegates. There is complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel.
The Adia Shop stocks high quality Kenyan artefacts and accessories, sourced directly from artisans and craftsmen across the country.
The spa wing of the hotel faces the pool and offers a fully equipped health and fitness club with a full-time fitness instructor on duty, as well as Sarova’s signature Tulia Spa where guests can enjoy a range of Ayurvedic, Western and Oriental therapies in a tranquil setting.