Hand-made cedars floors, cedar windows and immense beams make Mukima House one of Kenya's most exceptional surviving examples of a past era. Here you can unpack your bags and spend your holiday relaxing in the luxury and privacy of your own spectacular home, go for walks on the estate or visit the many local national parks and amenities as and when you please.
The 360-acre property is located just a fifteen minute drive from Nanyuki and is set in colourful gardens, with beautiful views. There is a large swimming pool and also a sauna. Guests can even play a game of croquet on the expansive lawn in front of the house or a game of tennis, balls and rackets are even provided. The food is home grown, fresh and wholesome, carefully prepared and served by friendly staff.
The magnificent double storey house has seven spacious en-suite bedrooms, a games room, house office with a broadband satellite connection, large kitchen with store, laundry room, cloakroom, drawing room, dining room, a generous entrance hall and an upstairs gallery. There is a first floor open terrace; perfect for sundowners while watching the white egrets fly home to roost on the dam against the backdrop of Mount Kenya. Mukima House is taken on an exclusive basis.
Mukima House, set in vivid tropical flowerbeds with expansive lawns, has seven ensuite bedrooms (four double and three twin rooms). There is a first floor open terrace, perfect for sundowners while watching the white egrets fly home to roost on the dam against the backdrop of the mountain and the African dusk.
Children of all ages are most welcome at Mukima House. However, parents should be aware that there are no specific child care facilities. If you would like some time out, babysitting can be arranged.
Mukima House has its own swimming pool and tennis court. There is a TV with a DVD player and a massage & sauna is also on offer if you are in need of a bit of pampering. Mukima house has an office with a broad-band satellite connection. Helpful and friendly staff are on hand to make your stay perfect and memorable.
There is an array of activities you can partake in during your stay at Mukima House. You can take a leisurely stroll around the estate, bird watch, fish and play tennis or croquet. Visits to local private game reserves and national parks can also be arranged. As can fishing on Mount Kenya, hiking on Mount Kenya, horse ridding, helicopter trips and walking safaris can also be arranged. There are activities to suit all guests!
Mukima house has an office with a broad-band satellite connection. Helpful and friendly staff are on hand to make your stay perfect.
When to travel
The main season is in January and February, when the weather is hottest and driest. At this time, the animals in the wildlife parks tend to congregate more around the watercourses, making them easier to spot.
Northern and eastern Kenya temperatures vary from highs of up to 40°C during the day to less than 20°C at night. Rainfall in this area is sparse and, when it does occur, is often in the form of violent storms. July is usually the driest month, and November the wettest.
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Location and directions
Mukima House is a 15 minute drive from Nanyuki. Standing on a 350 acre triangle, which was once a cedar forest. There are clear views of Mount Kenya, the Aberdares and the Loldaiga Hills from all corners of the property.
How to get there
8 hours 30 minutes international flight to Nairobi. Mukima House is a four-hour drive from Nairobi. It is only a 15 minutes drive out of Nanyuki town, which has its own airport linked to Nairobi Wilson Airport (45 minute flight).