Lodging Type: Hotel
Dining: A la carte, Snack menus, Full board, Room service
Safari: Game Drives, Game Walks, Local Village Visits, 4WD Vehicles
Facilities: Art Gallery, Business / Conference Facilities, Child / Family Oriented, Internet - Wifi, Mini-bar, Swimming Pool, Tennis Courts, TV
Eco & Green: Community Development Projects
The Outspan Hotel opened in 1929. The elegant hotel is steeped in history, its guest list sprinkled with aristocracy. Paxtu Cottage, the final resting place of Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the Scouting Movement, is now a museum displaying an extraordinary collection of memorabilia. Set in manicured tropical gardens containing a massive 500-year-old Mugumo tree believed to be sacred by the Kikuyu people, the Outspan has spectacular views of Mt Kenya.
There are 45 en-suite rooms, made up of 8 stylish Chania rooms, 3 spacious Chania cottages and 34 standard rooms, 19 of which have fireplaces. Sherry Restaurant serves breakfast and lunch on the veranda overlooking the garden. Dinner is served inside or under the stars. Sherry Bar has an extensive drinks list, including wines and liqueurs, and Kirinyaga pub is an olde English tavern. The Sherbrooke-Walker Room seats 60 pax, the Kirinyaga Room seats 60 and the Chania Boardroom seats 10; all contain up-to-date conference facilities.
As well as game drives in the Aberdare National Park and Solio Ranch Rhino Sanctuary, the Outspan offers guided tours around the 70-year-old Kihuri Arabica Coffee Estate and full use of Nyeri Golf Club. Guests for Treetops check in and have lunch before departing for Treetops.
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