"If I have ever seen magic, it has been in Africa..."
- John Hemingway
From 5 star luxury lodges to the boutique Ranch House Bistro, an 18,000 acre wildlife sanctuary and prime real estate, Oserian Two Lakes has it all...
The Zwager family has created a tourism venture consisting of a luxury safari lodge, Chui Lodge & a boutique lake side restaurant, Ranch House Bistro. These provide the opportunity for people to stay and explore the Oserengoni Wildlife Sanctuary and experience for themselves conservation in practice. Funds raised through tourism are reinvested into the Oserian Two Lakes conservation programs.
Around an hour and a half drive from Nairobi, Oserengoni Wildlife Sanctuary is a privately owned, 18,000 acre, flora and fauna paradise. It is home to a diversity of wildlife that includes: Leopard, Grevy’s Zebra, Masai Giraffe, Bat-eared fox, Buffalo, Hyena, Aardvark and many other plains game. The wildlife sanctuary and surrounding lakeshore is host to over 400 bird species such as, African Fish Eagle, Narina Trogon, Grey-crested Helmet-shrike, Rufous-crowned Roller, Spotted Eagle-Owl and Somali Ostrich. By staying at either Chui Lodge or Kiangazi House, you can enjoy all of this diverse and unique wildlife from one of our open or closed safari 4X4 land cruisers. With the expert knowledge of our friendly and professional guides, you will find hours will pass by like minutes.
Chui Lodge, situated in the heart of the Oserengoni Wildlife Sanctuary, comprises of 8 luxurious cottages set in a beautifully manicured garden. Enjoy international standard cusine under the shade of our acacia trees whilst you watch the wildlife drinking from the nearby waterhole.
Oserengoni Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the central part of the Great Rift Valley in Kenya, west of the Aberdare ranges and north east of the Mau escarpment. It borders both Lake Naivasha and Lake Oloidien - the highest lakes along the floor of the rift Valley. The topography of the land comprises the elevated Maiella ridge that raises 7,748 ft. above sea level to the lower plains on the East that stretch to the shores of the Lakes Oloidien and Naivasha at 6,200fts above sea level.
The Great Rift Valley is a vast geographical and geological feature, approximately 6,000 kilometers (3,700 miles) in length, which runs from northern Syria to central Mozambique. The rift valley varies in width from thirty to one hundred kilometers, and in depth from a few hundred to several thousand meters.
This massive geological split runs through the heart of East Africa and the Kenyan section of the Rift Valley is home to eight lakes. Lakes Turkana, Logipi, Bogoria, Nakuru, Elementaita and Magadi are all alkaline lakes and are famous for the large flocks of Flamingos that feed on crustaceans. The only freshwater lakes are Baringo and Naivasha.
The wildlife sanctuary surrounding Chui Lodge was created in the mid 1990’s with the sole purpose of giving the resident wildlife a place of safety and refuge. Over 18, 000 acres is surrounded by an electrified fence, as much to keep illegal cattle grazers out as it is to keep the wildlife from straying into the nearby farmlands.
This is a Farm shop that stocks and sells organic produce from our own vegetable and dairy farm.
Great effort is made to source fresh produce from local suppliers. The shop has a great range of other groceries, toiletries and household goods.
Locally made jams and chutneys to fresh frozen seafood straight from the Kenyan coast to indulgent Lindt chocolates imposed from overseas.
The shop itself is in an old converted dairy, which still has the old milking bays and milk containers.