Desert Rose
Pool area Bath with a view
Pool area
Bath with a view

Desert Rose

Desert Rose is a unique eco friendly lodge located at 5,500 feet on the verdant cedar forest slopes of Mt Nyiru which towers majestically above the Elbarta plains, between Karisia Mountains and Lake Turkana in North Kenya.




From the lodge there are breathtaking views over the Northern Frontier, the desert and distant Blue Mountains. Desert Rose is about the space, the views, the scenery and people. It is possible to explore all the craters, volcanoes and the incredible Lake Turkana by plane on wonderful ‘flying safaris’, returning to the cool green mountain in the afternoon.

There are so many wonderful unique experiences and activities to enjoy, from these flying safaris to visit various culturally important sites and spectacular locations, to nature walks around the mountain, camel walks and visiting the local tribal communities.

Need to Know

By road: From Nairobi to the lodge is about a 10hour drive.
By plane: You can take the Desert Rose plane up to the lodge which gives you
the freedom of doing the adventure flying up to the lake. Take any scheduled
flight to Nanyuki followed by the tropic Air charter to Desert Rose, or by private
charter from Nairobi.


Take a priavte plane or helicopter to visit some of the most mysterious locations in the region, such as Suguta Valley - African hottest and most inaccessible valley, Lake Turkana - the biggest desert lake in the world, Lava Desert - the kingdom of stones, thousands of square kilometers of lava, the Mars scenery, Koobi Fora - not more than 200 people a year reach this place, the real end of the world, completely off the beaten track, Chalbi Desert - the harshest place in Kenya and rock art caves. 

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Camel assisted walks, air safaris up to Lake Turkana & its environments, cultural
visits up at the Lake with El Molo and Turkana tribes, cultural visits with the local
Samburu peoples, walks in the forest, water sliding & bird watching. 


Guests can enjoy hot water baths and showers, a swimming pool with views across the valley. 
Solar power is also available. 

In the main lounge guests have at their disposal a fully stocked bar, a sitting room and a fireplace. If they wish, they can also make a bonfire outdoors in a specially prepared fire site.


Desert Rose consists of five unique houses fashioned out of stone and olive wood accommodating up to twelve people. Houses are entirely secluded, which guarantees comfort and intimacy.

Open air bathrooms with plenty of steaming hot water to have a luxurious long
start-lit soak!


Average StayAverage Stay

It is recommened guests stay a minium of 4 to 5 nights to fully experience what the region has t offer. 

Children PolicyChild Policy

Children are permitted to stay at the lodge. 

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at

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