Deloraine House is the home of Offbeat Safaris founders, Tristan and Cindy Voorspuy. It is full of Kenya's fascinating history and boasts a host of British Royal visitors over the years. Deloraine was built in 1920 by Lord Francis Scott, a prominent early settler who became a leading politician in Kenya. It is set in 3500 acres of farm and is one of the finest examples of colonial architecture in the country. Your time here will reflect the elegant lifestyle of a bygone era.
Deloraine is located on the western edge of the Great Rift Valley on the lower slopes of Mount Londiani (9872 ft.), an extinct volcano with a bamboo shrouded crater. It is within an easy drive (45 minutes) of Lake Nakuru National Park, famous for its flamingo's, rhino, and a host of other game. Lake Bogoria, another beautiful flamingo lake and home to Greater Kudu is also close by and well worth a visit
Tristan and Cindy Voorspuy have lived here since 1992 and their two children were raised here. Guests are encouraged to join in with the house party atmosphere and become part of the family. Upstairs there are 3 large bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms and a further 2 bedrooms en suite downstairs. There are large drawing and dining rooms and outside two spacious verandas which overlook Deloraine’s beautiful mature gardens. There is also a cottage adjacent to the house with 3 separate double en-suite rooms.
Deloraine is the headquarters of Offbeat Safaris' mobile riding safari operation. The yard and stables, with approximately 80 horses, boast a string of some of the finest polo ponies in Kenya. There is an active breeding programme and the majority of the horse are home bred from ex polo mares. Guests are encouraged to ride around the farm and the nearby mountain provides spectacular views across the whole Rift Valley. There is also a cross country course and full size polo ground. A stunning forest ride to search for elusive black and white Colobus monkey’s is a must for the novice rider as well as the old professional and there are horses to cater for every ability.
There is a lovely swimming pool, croquet lawn and tennis court. Birding can be spectacular and 2-4 day stays are the norm. Half and full day safari’s to the lakes with a picnic are a usual feature and simply relaxing by the pool in the stunning formal gardens is extremely rewarding.
Seasons - Deloraine is open throughout the year.
Rates – Start from $420 per person per night (child discounts apply)