Team Building

Why hold your conference in Naivasha


Naivasha, a town rich in flora and fauna with a wide array of lodges, hotels and resorts, is a must-go-to tourist destination for both the eco-tourist and the business tourist. What makes this destination unique is its ability to tap into the conferencing niche, despite the fact that most Naivasha conference venues are located away from the hustle and bustle of the co-operate world. Let’s delve deeper to find out why.

  1. Its location gives it an edge

Just 90 kilometres from Nairobi,a short distance from Kenya’s capital, the business elite frequent this town to escape the busy routine of the city, and it offers them tranquility and serenity. A place very rich in tourist attraction sites like Hells Gate National Park, Lake Naivasha, Crescent Island, Mount Longonot, Lake Elementaita and Ol Karia just to name a few. Most hotels in the area are located close to Lake Naivasha to achieve a calming surrounding for their guests. This enables outdoor team building exercises that can be custom made to blend in with nature. Its proximity to the capital gives Naivasha a competitive edge for hosting conferences.

  1. Favourable climatic conditions

Naivasha was not considered a preferred tourist destination as the coastal region was, but it is quickly gaining popularity as business travel booms worldwide. In all fairness, the weather in Naivasha gets as warm as the coast during the day, and is closer to Nairobi. A perfect getaway to brainstorm. Conference facilities in Naivasha offers unique meeting options by the lake or in tents, or even on the green panoramic gardens, all depending on the client’s specifications. What more can you ask for?

  1. Capacity

Hotels in Naivasha have proved capable of having the capacity to hold world class conferences in their facilities. For example, Enashipei Resort and Spa has a conference room that can hold over 500 people- Entumo conference centre. Which is indeed one of East Africa’s largest conferencing facilities.  Right in the heart of Naivasha. Many hotels in Naivasha have a number of conference rooms within their facilities, making them capable of hosting large seminars.

  1. Variety of hotels

You are spoilt for choice when trying to select a hotel, resort or a lodge for your upcoming meeting but consider one of Naivasha’s very best when settling for a venue. When planning a conference in Naivasha, on a budget, the majestic Astorian Grand Hotel should be one to consider. Designed to cater for different types of meetings, we have conference rooms with the capacity of 100 pax at affordable prices. All the rooms feature the latest technology, not forgetting a business center, this is ideal for holding professional meetings. We offer pocket friendly packages and has a total of 12 conference rooms for meetings, conventions, team building and seminars. Other hotels in Naivasha with conference facilities are and not limited to:

  • Enashipai Resort & Spa
  • Panorama Park Hotel
  • Sawela Lodges
  • Burch’s Resort Naivasha
  • Lake Naivasha Resort
  • Naivasha West Beach Camp
  • Sopa Lodges

When you think conference facilities on lush green landscapes, outdoor conferencing, team building locations with the state of the art equipment with a personalized service, choose Naivasha, the hidden gem waiting to be explored.


Tips For Planning A Successful Company Conference



Planning a company conference can enhance you career and visibility. It strengthens the companies vision and missions depending on its objectives. A well planned company conference is tailored to offer a smooth run through out the event. It all begins from the design and conception stage to the detailed execution and finally the employee’s awareness of the event. Hotels are known to provide expert and knowledgeable services when it comes to planning for a conference. They offer a variety of services that guarantees a memorable and successful event.

Outlined are some of the tips to follow for a successful company event/conference;



  1.    Having a clear purpose of the conference

For a company conference meeting to be successful, it must have a specific and defined purpose outlined. For instance, what do you seek to accomplish? Is it for the purpose of motivating a sales force?  Or are you looking to arrive at a decision of a particular matter?  Therefore setting up meetings with vogue purposes will ensure you have an effective corporation session.


  1.   Create a budget

Once you have a clear purpose for the company conference, you need to create a budget. In it, safeguard all the categories needed.  If you are planning to hold a full board conference event then a venue with budget accommodation can save you the day.

Some other that should be put into consideration is the facilitation fee, you have to decide whether you do the facilitation on your own find out if the venue providers offer facilitation & at what fee. If yes.

How many members will you have for the conference? This ensures you select on the appropriate size of the conference room among others. This factors enables you know everything needed as well as a rough estimation of the total cost. Having all that will now enable you search for hotels/venues that suits your budget.


  1.   Choose an appropriate hotel that matches your wish list and budget

After knowing your budget, it is only accurate to pick on a hotel that matches your wish list with its budget. A wish list may include factors such as, how far should the hotel be from the company? For example if  you are planning to hold a conference in Naivasha then your company will have to be located in the outskirts of Naivasha. Do you want plenary sessions where everyone gathers to listen to a speaker?  Choose a venue that will accommodate the number of people and type of meeting that you want. Select a hotel that offers flexible meeting packages and that is well equipped to handle your needs.  Apart from the wish list, the hotel of your choice should also concur with your budget since different hotels will list out different prices.




  1.    Research on available dates 

 The planning period of a conference needs to be done at least three months prior or even more.  This is because meetings have a multitude of logistics. You need a venue, facilitators all available on a particular date. If you don’t plan in advance either of the elements may be limited making the meeting ineffective.  Therefore ensure you choose on a day that the venue is free, through making early bookings and choose on a date that is suitable for all members, a day that at least all members can avail themselves.  Once you have those dates then you can finally decide on the meeting dates.


  1.   Book the venue

Most Hotels will require you to make a deposit to in order to book you a venue.  Now that you clearly have a purpose, a budget, a venue and the meeting date, set up commitments for the place where the conference will be held. If the venue or rather the hotel will be responsible for preparing and serving meeting meals, set up commitments for those as well.  .Your venue is now ready and well secured!


  1.   Develop an Agenda

You may a good sense of what the agenda is from the initial first step but at this point it may be necessary to sit down and develop the agenda point by point. This factor will ensure the meeting runs smooth and effective leaving your employees feeling keyed up and enthusiastic about their work.


  1. Publicize the meeting

Publicizing the meeting will stimulate the workforces and let them know what the meeting is all about. This factor should outline reasons for attendance, venue of the meeting, the dates, surrounding attractions to allow early preparations. It should also be done in a formal way including via mails, company’s newsletters or even via flyers and brochures.