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Mutamaiyu House

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Mutamaiyu House is perched on a hilltop with panoramic views of the savannah. Described by a visitor as "Heaven on a Hill" this magnificent family-owned house is named after the ancient grove of twisting olive trees that grow around it.



Mutamaiyu House is on Mugie Ranch, a forty-nine thousand acre working ranch that rolls out across the Laikipia plains on the edge of the Great Rift Valley situated at the northern end of the Laikipia plateau. Mugie has a rich diversity of wildlife, including the ‘Big Five’.


Four beautifully appointed cottages ensure peace and privacy for visitors. Each cottage sleeps two and all have en-suite bathrooms. The dining room, sitting room and verandah are contained in the main house where collections of books, art and music are available for guests to enjoy. A short walk through the impeccable gardens takes you to a cliff-top swimming pool and bar with stunning views.

Mutamaiyu comfortably accommodates 12 guests.


  • Day and night game drives.
  • Tracking collared lion and black rhino.
  • Guests can be introduced to Pokot and Samburu traditional ways of life.
  • For bird lovers, 285 species have been recorded.
  • Visits to the weekly market day in Suguta Marmar.
  • Guests can join in with day to day ranching activities.
  • Endless opportunities for walking, followed by a picnic or sundowner.
  • Visit to the ranch school.

Optional extras: Champagne (but can be requested on booking), Painting and sketching, Visits to the cultural village, Use of Mugie's private golf course

Hosted by: Helena Mortensen


Private charter to the Mutamaiyu airstrip, by Air Kenya or Safari Link to Nanyuki followed by charter, or road transfer.

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