Swara Acacia Lodge

3.5 star property
Family-friendly lodge in Athi River with 2 bars/lounges and safari

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Swara Acacia Lodge

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Front of property
Sun deck
1 bedroom, memory-foam beds, individually decorated
Breakfast, lunch served; local and international cuisine, pool views

Overview of Swara Acacia Lodge

8.6 out of 10 Fabulous
8.6/10 Fabulous

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
Mombasa Road, Athi River, Machakos County
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Free children's club
  • Free babysitting
  • Free supervised childcare
  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Spa services
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • 2 meeting rooms
Feel at home
  • Babysitting (free)
  • Playground on site
  • Children's club (free)
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Classic Cottage, Garden View

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Premium Cottage, Multiple Beds, Garden View, Garden Area

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Single Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • Nairobi National Park - 30 min drive
  • Kenyatta International Convention Centre - 30 min drive
  • The Sarit Centre - 31 min drive
  • Yaya Centre - 33 min drive
  • United Nations Office at Nairobi - 38 min drive
  • Thika Road Mall - 38 min drive
  • Village Market - 38 min drive

Getting around

  • Nairobi (NBO-Jomo Kenyatta Intl.) - 43 min drive
  • Nairobi (WIL-Wilson) - 51 min drive
  • Syokimau Station - 28 min drive
  • Nairobi Station - 31 min drive
  • Syokimau SGR Railway Station - 34 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Zizi Restaurant - 10 min drive
  • Ti Tot - 5 min drive
  • Park Walk - 6 min drive
  • Le Joint - 8 min drive
  • The Kitchen:-) :-) - 9 min drive

About this property

Swara Acacia Lodge

A great choice for a stay in Athi River, Swara Acacia Lodge features a free kids' club and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for KES 4000 per vehicle. Guests can indulge in Swedish massages and enjoy local and international cuisine at Swara Acacia, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other highlights include 2 bars/lounges, an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness centre.


English, Swahili

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 20 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 11:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Free babysitting
  • Free supervised childcare
  • Free children's club


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms (2-device limit)


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–9:30 AM
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Free children's club
  • Playground
  • Free supervised childcare/activities
  • Children's menu
  • Art supplies
  • Changing table

What to do

  • Archery
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Safari

Working away

  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Conference space (1141 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free bike hire


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Banquet hall


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Memory-foam mattress
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Furnished patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi (2-device limit)

Food and drink

  • High chair


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms and outdoor treatment areas. Services include Swedish massages and massages.


Swara Acacia – Overlooking the pool and garden, this restaurant specialises in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available.
Hop Inn – Overlooking the garden, this bar only serves light fare. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately KES 1500 for adults and KES 1000 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of KES 4000 per vehicle (one-way)


This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and window guards on site.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Swara Acacia Lodge Nairobi
Swara Acacia Nairobi
Swara Acacia Lodge Machakos
Swara Acacia Machakos
Lodge Swara Acacia Lodge Machakos
Machakos Swara Acacia Lodge Lodge
Lodge Swara Acacia Lodge
Swara Acacia
Swara Acacia Lodge Lodge
Swara Acacia Lodge Athi River
Swara Acacia Lodge Lodge Athi River

Frequently asked questions

Does Swara Acacia Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Swara Acacia Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Is there a pool at Swara Acacia Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Swara Acacia Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Swara Acacia Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Swara Acacia Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is KES 4000 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Swara Acacia Lodge?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
What is there to do at Swara Acacia Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as mountain biking, archery and hiking. Additional recreation on-site includes game viewing, a wildlife and game drive and a safari. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the lodge's other amenities, which include 2 bars and a 24-hour fitness centre. Swara Acacia Lodge also has spa services and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Swara Acacia Lodge?
Yes, Swara Acacia offers local and international cuisine and garden views.
Does Swara Acacia Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished patio.







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Property conditions & facilities


6/10 Good

Beautiful huts and well maintained lodge. Lunch buffet cost 1500 shilling and was not worth that amount at all! (Same for the dinner buffet that was even more expenzive) If you have booked the night game drive and dont have a car, be aware that they might not have any car ready for taking you on the game drive. One star if you go there with no kids - its like a kindergarten, very very kids-noicy! 3 stars if you go there with kids, hende dont care about the noice.
1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Antony, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It’s a great unique open space with interesting landscape (both natural and curated). They were doing quite a bit of landscape work while we were there which created some noise and a lot of staff moving about during the day, but it was very quiet and peaceful at night.
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