At Mukima, you can unpack your bags and spend your time with us relaxing in the luxury and privacy of your own magnificent home, visiting the many local parks and amenities as and when you please.
Deep in the heart of Laikipia, one of Kenya’s most spectacular game viewing areas, stands the perfectly restored, colonial era Mukima House, with its twin gables, cedar framed windows and large, sweeping verandahs overlooking the rolling lawns towards the house’s private dam, and in the distance, the snow capped peaks of Africa’s second highest mountain.
Set within 360 private acres of African bush and on velvet lawns dotted with lavender beds and embellished with a shaded tennis court and an oval swimming pool, this timber and stone mansion could as easily stand in the home counties of England as it could in Kenya’s heart….. except that in front of it rise the jagged peaks of Africa’s only Equatorial volcano, Mount Kenya, or that should you take you take an evening drive to one of the several neighbouring conservancies, you can be surrounded by elephants within thirty minutes.
Serene, lovingly restored, impeccably maintained and beautifully presented as your own home for your stay; the ‘Mukima experience’ is perfection. The double story house, set in vivid tropical flowerbeds with expansive lawns, has 5 en-suite double bedrooms and 3 en-suite twin rooms, a games room, house office with a broad-band 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 the mountain and the African dusk. Just as stunning on the clear mornings is the sunrise, which silhouettes the mountain on soft pink and blue. The front of the house has a large, wrap-around veranda, used for daytime dining.
The rooms are comfortably furnished with local, Lamu and imported Indonesian pieces, which all combine well and compliment the formal aspect of the house.
Our staff will discreetly ensure that your every requirement is met. The generous farmhouse food is fresh and wholesome, with local and homegrown fruit and vegetables.
A dam in front of the house, fed by ground water from Mount Kenya, provides safe haven to many bird species, including egrets, ibis, storks, pelicans, various ducks and two breeding pairs of crested crane. A small herd of impala and bushbuck are breeding on the farm, while tree hyrax provide the appropriate night noises and the guinea fowl wander on the lawn. Mukima has a resident peacock, leopard and caracal, with visiting hyenas.
The house also has a 4×14 metre oval swimming pool, a children’s pool, a pool house with covered eating area, bar, sauna, exercise room with massage area and a tennis court.
The perfect location for a special event such as a wedding or a family celebration, Mukima House can cater for up to 150 guests and make all arrangements for additional tentage, marquees, catering, flowers and music. Easily adaptable for conference layout with plentiful parking, high speed internet, a back up generator and easy access to Nairobi and Nanyuki, it offers a uniquely different venue for both corporate and private events.