Deloraine House is located on the western edge of the Great Rift Valley on a 3,500 acre farm. Built in 1920 by Lord Francis Scott, this charming colonial home is surrounded by matured gardens and horse stables that house approximately 80 horses.

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Built in 1920 by early settler Lord Francis Scott, Deloraine House is a private bush home offering unprecedented access to the Great Rift Valley. Today, Deloraine House is the personal home of Tristan and Cindy Vorspruy, who are known throughout Kenya for their unique horseback riding safaris. The estate—located on the western edge of the Rift Valley—is reminiscent of a Scottish Highlands manor, freckled with croquet lawns, polo grounds, tennis courts, and 5,000 acres of undulating countryside. The main house of Deloraine House consists of just five elegant bedrooms, while an adjacent cottage offers an additional three en-suite rooms. The main house has a drawing room and large dining room with two spacious verandahs that overlook the beautiful gardens. Guests are welcome to take their meals any of these areas, either in the comfort of the lodge atmosphere or the beauty fo the surrounding nature.

Deloraine House is a true taste of Kenya’s ‘society’ life in the highlands, yet it is close enough to Lake Nakuru National Park and Lake Bogoria to provide a beautiful wildlife experience. Guests are encouraged to embark on day trips into the park to see the famous droves of pink flamingos and white pelicans covering the water’s surface, as well as the lake’s resident black and white rhino, greater kudu, and leopard populations. Horseback riding safaris are especially popular at Deloraine House. The property’s stables boast upwards of 80 horses, the majority of which were home bred from ex-polo mares to provide guests with and appropriate horse for every riding skill level. A ride on the farm and in the nearby mountains offers incredible views across the Rift Valley, while rides into the nearby forest reap the wildlife rewards of the resident black and white colobus monkeys. Birding is also spectacular in the region, as are half- and full-day safaris to the nearby lakes—the perfect picnic spots for any stay at Deloraine House.

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