Safari elegance from a bygone era...
Deloraine House was built in the 1920's by Lord Francis Scott, a prominent early settler. Deloraine has to be one of the grandest examples of colonial architecture in the country, and is a unique hosted property with half of Kenya’s history bottled up in it. The farm is set on the lower slopes of Londiani Mountain, which is a forest and bamboo shrouded extinct volcano, on the western edge of the Great Rift Valley. The house is run by the Voorspuy family who are well known for their Offbeat Riding Safaris. Deloraine is their home and base for their safaris.
LAKE NAKURU - Just 45 minutes from Lake Nakuru National Park, famous for its flamingo and rhino populations.
HISTORY- A grand example of colonial architecture and visited by many British Royalty.
RIDING & POLO - with over 60 horses based at Deloraine, mountain riding, cross country jumping and a full size polo pitch, this is an equestrian's heaven!
The beautiful main house has a large dining room, drawing room, hall and veranda. There are 3 large double rooms with their own bathrooms and 2 extra rooms for families with shared bathrooms. There are also 3 double rooms with their own bathrooms in the cottage adjacent to the house. All meals are taken in the dining room, on the veranda, or by the swimming pool, and guests become part of the family atmosphere.
Horse riding - hacking, cross country & polo
Day trips to Lake Nakuru, Lake Bogoria and/or Lake Baringo
Extensive mature gardens to relax in
Just 45 minutes away is Lake Nakuru National Park. The park supports a wide diversity of flora and fauna, with flamingos (greater and lesser) and many other water birds being the major attractions of the area. The ecosystem provides for about 56 different species of mammals including lion, leopard, white rhino and buffaloes, plus a variety of birds numbering nearly 450 species.
The Voorspuy Family
Cindy and her two grown up children, Archie & Imogen have lived at Deloraine since 1993. Three years prior to this the Voorspuys' set up Offbeat Riding Safaris and they have been operating this hugely successful business ever since....with Deloraine as the base for operations as well as being their family home.
Christine & Margaret
There is not much that these two do not know about looking after our guests at Deloraine! Christine, the head cook is a genius in the kitchen, producing mouthwatering menus, whilst Margaret is in charge of the house and bedrooms. With exceptionally high standards the house always looks immaculate, but still maintains its relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Peter - Head Syce (groom)
With over 60 horses at Deloraine, we have a team of 10 syces, led by our head man, Peter. Peter is a very skilled horseman as well as a farrier. Along with his team, he manages to keep the horses fit and healthy at all times. Not only do our horses go on safari but many also play polo and compete (show jumping, dressage & cross country) with Cindy, Archie & Imo, making for experienced, well schooled and well rounded horses.
Conservation & Community
The Voorspuy family have been based at Deloraine since 1995 and have been involved in many local community projects over that time. The Leldet Primary School and Deloraine Nursery School were originally set up on the farm by Pam Scott and the numbers of children have swelled over the last 20 years. During this time they have re-built the nursery school, provided new loos and built another two desperately needed classrooms for the primary school.
The Voorspuys also fund a forest protection security team for the Koibatek Forest adjacent to the farm. This is a much threatened cedar and olive forest with rare fauna such as Colobus monkeys, red duiker, crested guinea fowl, Ross’ turaco and many more finding refuge there. It is a government forest but lack of resources mean that it is threatened by charcoal burners and cedar post cutters, who commercialise their activities well beyond the forests sustainable capacity.
The ALL INCLUSIVE rates at Deloraine are year round with 50% child discounts
ONE Season (open all year round) $450 per adult per night, plus conservation fees
We also have a good selection of special offers - click here