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Rutundu Log Cabins

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Rutundu is an adventurous getaway on Mount Kenya for those who enjoy rough luxe style. Completely off the beaten track, these cosy log cabins provide a true escape in an area of pure wilderness. It is after all where Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton. The area surrounding Rutundu is a hiker’s paradise – with Giant Groundsel and Heather forests, moorland terrain and Cedar and Podo forest.

Overview

Location

Located on the edge of Lake Rutundu, overlooking the north-eastern face of Mount Kenya, these rustic yet comfortable cabins are the perfect mid-safari break or escape from the bustle of Nairobi. The elevation (10,200ft) results in vegetation and wildlife entirely unique to the area.

Accommodation

Rutundu has two log cabins each with open log fires and en-suite bathrooms. One room is attached to the sitting room and dining room area as well as the breakfast veranda and kitchen. The other is detached from the main building and has a bedroom and bathroom. Rutundu can accommodate four people comfortably in two double bedrooms.

Rutundu is normally taken on a self- catering basis. The chef will help you in the kitchen and do some of the cooking for you if you wish.

There is a catered option for an additional $100 per person per day.

Activities

  • Walking: a beautiful walk around Lake Alice through giant groundsel and heather forests.
  • Fishing: Lake Rutundu and Lake Alice, a 2-hour walk further up the mountain, are stocked with rainbow trout and provide excellent opportunities for fishing.
  • Bird watching: Rutundu’s unique location allows for ample opportunities for birdwatchers,
  • Horse riding: There is an option of riding to Rutundu from the neighbouring Kisima Farm, across the moorland and all the way up to Rutundu.

Access

By Road: From the turning off the main Nanyuki-Isiolo road up to the log cabins a 4x4 vehicle is needed, and the drive should take around one and a half hours. The road ends at the Kizita Gorge where you leave your vehicle. From here the cabins are a challenging fifteen minutes walk through the gorge. The staff will meet you where the road ends and carry your luggage up to the log cabins.

By Air: There is an airstrip about 1.5kms from the cabins and helicopter landing site about 100m from the cabins.

Hosted by: Guide, Peter Kandie - Chef, Jackson Sirma - Room Attendant, James Chepkonga

 
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Contact details

The Safari & Conservation Company Ltd

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Tel: +254 (0) 20 211 5453 | Cell: +254 (0) 712 579 999 | + 254 (0) 735 579 999

Website: www.rutundu.com

 
 

 

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