Voi Safari Lodge is a 3-star mid-range accommodation facility located in the Voi rocky hills area in Tsavo East National Park. Tsavo East National Park is the largest game park in Kenya located about 160 kilometres from Mombasa and one of the best affordable lodges within the National Park. The lodge is 5 to 6 hours from Nairobi if you are driving and an hour and a half if you fly from Nairobi to the nearest airstrip where a safari vehicle will drive you to the lodge within 30 minutes. Voi lodge is the perfect African bush lodge convenient for both pleasure and business deals with herds of animals roaming beneath the African lodge. The lodge is surrounded by various tourist attractions some of which include Lugard’s Falls, Kanderi swamp, Yatta plateau and Mudanda rock.
Accommodation at Voi Safari Lodge
The lodge has rooms categorized into singles, doubles twin and triple rooms and the cost varies depending on the type of room and its size. A room roughly costs $200 per person per night although the rates keep on changing depending on the season and management reasons.
Voi safari lodge has a total of 53 comfortable en-suite rooms that were constructed using African natural raw materials with grass-thatched rooms, wood, and a view of the National Park. All 53 rooms are well-furnished with an en-suite bathroom fitted with a shower and bathtub (with cold and hot water), flushing toilet, fire extinguishers, complimentary bottled water, satellites, sitting areas, mosquito nets, private verandas, satellite TVs, chairs and private balconies.
The rooms are also well-equipped with wooden ceilings, king and queen-sized comfortable beds, full length windows, and a work desk and can accommodate a maximum of 125 guests. Voi is open to all ages including children and to get better deals, and we advise that you book in advance to get better deals.
Activities at Voi Safari Lodge, Tsavo East
Game drives: Two game drives are offered at the lodge per day around the National Park which enables you to see the different animal and bird species including lions, cheetahs, hippos, zebras, rhinos, giraffes, hyenas and over 500 recorded bird species including hornbills, weaver birds, and ostriches among others. The best time to go for game drives in Tsavo East is during the dry season (June to October) when the animals can easily be seen.
Horse riding: this comes at an extra cost and is one of the activities offered at the camp. Guests get closer to nature as they ride next to the animals within the Park. A professional guide will be available to guide you through the Park and we advise that you at least try to have prior experience with riding before you book one.
Bush dinners: These can easily be arranged by the camp by well-trained chefs with prior information to the restaurant. These can be made into different options including picnics, bush breakfasts and lunches.
Bird watching: Tsavo East has about 500 recorded bird species some of which are migratory birds present from November to April. Some of the bird species here include the golden-breasted starling, ostriches, vulturine guineafowl, African finfoot, Pangani longclaw, Shelley’s starling, Golden pit, lesser kestrel and martial eagles among others.
Hot air balloon rides: balloon rides are one of the other ways in which tourists get to explore the Tsavo East National Park offered at the lodge. Ride above the savannah plains where you have views of the animals below, costs $450 (tentatively) and you get to enjoy a bush breakfast and champagne afterwards.
Guided nature walks, visits to the Seronera River, enjoy camping safaris, cultural visits to the villages, Olduvai Gorge, farms and Moru Kopjes among others.
Facilities and services at Voi Safari Lodge
The bar: Voi lodge has three bars which include the main bar found at the terrace and is open every day from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, the Hydrax bar which is operational from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and opens every day of the week and is mainly used for private functions. The third bar is the pool bar which has breathtaking views of the swimming pool that is found nearby and the surrounding plains. The pool bar is open every day of the week from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
The conference hall: At the lodge, we value all our guests and the importance of all the activities that they need to attend and this includes meetings, training, and any other events. The conference room and the meeting hall are well-equipped to handle all kinds of meetings with a laptop, microphone, extension cables, WIFI, complimentary bottled water, PA system with cordless, LCD projector, writing materials (writing pads and pens, markers), flipchart boards and papers. Snacks are also provided and these include a lunch buffet served with a soft drink and a morning/ afternoon snack. Both rooms need prior booking but this all depends on the number of attendees and the availability of the conference room.
A photo hide: An underground photo hide is available to photographers. The best place for one to take photos of the wildlife both animal and bird species within the Tsavo East National Park. The photo hide is strategically located near the waterhole where animals can be seen easily.
The dining and restaurant: Voi has an extremely large dining area where meals are served. The meals are prepared by well-trained chefs and the food prepared is fresh from the gardens, and it includes both local and international dishes. If you have dietary requirements, communicate to the lodge in advance for better preparations.
Health and Fitness Centres: the fitness and health Centres at the lodge are well facilitated with modern and necessary equipment and these are available to all guests at the Voi. These include a spa, steam bath, massage and gym.
Other services that are available at the lodge include WIFI, a craft shop for personal shopping (the craft shop has items like safari necessities, shoes, jewellery, shoes), airport drop-offs and pickups, honeymoon packages, free parking for guests, a swimming pool with a pool deck where guests cool off during the dry season and laundry services. This lodge is the sister lodge to Ngulia Safari Lodge located at the Tsavo West National Park.