Kenya & Beyond Safaris
Moi Avenue, CBD
P.O. Box 4623-00200, Nairobi - Kenya
The unique setting, the silent and the evocative sounds of Africa, make the Mukutan Retreat an exclusive hideaway for discriminate travellers, in simple yet extremely sophisticated comfort. Built in elegant African style, using local stone, native woods and papyrus thatch, each cottage is original in layout and d?®cor.The Mukutan Retreat featured in Architectural Digest, when just opened, May 1995.
Mukutan means "the meeting" and it is here that the fingers of surrounding hills meet. A staggering amount and variety of wildlife, including black rhino and over 470 species of birds make of this one of the most extraordinary destination for people seeking total exclusivity.The conservancy is run holistically and the spirit of the land is very powerful and healing.
Three traditional dwellings perched at the edge of the gorge, offer accommodation with double beds, a spacious bathroom, a fireplace and private verandahs. A central lounge and dining area has the atmosphere of a private home, furnished with rare antiques, sophisticated Africana, individually selected items.
A stunning resort for 12/14 people,Lodging is provided by three traditional dwellings, perched at the edge of the gorge and patterned after native African rondavels.. ROOM DCOR: Each is dressed with Swahili and Lamu furniture and built of local stone, papyrus and native woods.ROOM AMENITIES: Each hut offers luxurious accommodations with double beds, a fireplace and a private veranda overlooking the cliffs. The six enormous tents, three with two large queen beds each, and three withromantic four-poster beds, are sheltered by a sloping tent -like roof and erected on red cedar terraces.
SPECIAL FEATURE:Very recently Stone Age and Iron Age archaeological remains of immense potential value which have now been officially investigated by The National Museums of Kenya- have been discovered in Ol ari Nyiro. Makena's Hills and the Mukutan Retreat in Ol ari Nyiro have both been awarded a green tick by the Green Globe Award organization in recognition ofenvironmentally responsible activities and eco-tourism.
From fresh, organic ingredients all locally grown on the ranch, and fish from our lakes, guests will have a choice of famous Italian cuisine and Indian /Chinese spicy vegetarian and evocative food prepared by our trained chefs. All food is organically grown in the estate gardens.
A satellite telephone is available for guests at a charge of $6 per minute.
Power at the retreat is supplied by solar panels and batteries. Guests can recharge batteries for video equipment with a 220-240 volt transformer.
A private herd of 100 camels.-A central large reception area with two giant fireplaces, vast front terrace where a fire is lit every night for a stunning campfire effect, dining rooms and bar, a shop with a selection of rare local crafts, a panoramic swimming pool, and secluded viewpoints amongst clumps of trees for sundowners, meditation, yoga and relaxation are all part of the layout.
In 2002, Joash Were who has been instrumental in start up of many companies within Kenya and Beyond thought of it wisely that it was time to start up something tourism related. He had worked at great places. Bearing in mind that all the progressive people talk “WE” and not I, he has brought together a great team who are professional in their own rights.