Lodging Type: Other
Dining: Self-catering, Accommodation only
Safari: Game Walks
Adventure activites: Horse Riding, Mountain Climbing
Water sports: Fishing
Eco & Green: Eco-friendly
These atmospheric log cabins on the edge of Lake Rutundu became suddenly famous in 2010 when Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton here. At an altitude of 3060m, the cabins face the northeastern crags of Mt Kenya.
The 2 self-catering log cabins have open fires and scenic mountain views. The main cabin has a sitting and dining area, an en-suite bedroom, a kitchen with gas oven and outdoor fridge and a veranda. The smaller cabin has an en-suite bedroom. The cabins sleep 4 comfortably, but 4 more beds can be added if required. All bed linen, towels and kitchen equipment are provided. Lighting is by hurricane lamps. The resident cook and guide are available to assist guests.
The moorland around Lake Alice, with giant groundsel and heather forests, and the cedar and podo forests below, provide numerous diverse walks. Birdlife is extensive, and includes the scarlet-tufted malachite sunbird seen most mornings from the breakfast table.
For those interested in fishing, both Lake Rutundu and Lake Alice are stocked with rainbow trout, and the crystal clear waters of the Kizita River Gorge have small brown trout. From the turning off the Nanyuki-Isiolo road, 4WD vehicles are required. Guests park at Kizita Gorge where staff meet them for the final 15-minute walk across the gorge.
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