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“Wilderness and great views”
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Mukutan Retreat
Ranked #19 of 236 Speciality Lodging in Nairobi
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Breathtaking views, nature walks in the wilderness, close encounters with wildlife and walks/climbing in the amazing gorge. Best kept secret of Kenya? The rooms are comfortable and all have a great view, good food and excellent staff.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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Thank Harm D
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Reviewed 8 January 2015

Beautiful Natural Landscaping, peaceful environment which seemed very spiritual in many ways that generated a feeling of real calmness. Great food, ambience , beautifully decorated tents and ever so friendly staff. Stunning sun downer! A must go back!

  • Stayed: December 2014
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Thank Litred9
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Reviewed 8 January 2015

We have stayed for the Christmas holiday with my wife and a daughter.
Also a friend from Japan.
The house is located in a very quiet environment. Waking up with beautiful twitter for the small birds. The interior is made of natural material, it's a nice feeling. I hear the roar of leopard at night.
It was an amazing night. I cannot forget for ever.

Room Tip: All rooms have a nice view and a fireplace.
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  • Stayed: December 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

Outrageously spoiling, incredibly relaxing, with a view to die for - the Mukutan will steal your soul, and give it back to you enriched with the beauty of this place. We spent our days fishing on the dam - elephant and buffalo drinking from the shore, stunning walking safaris, picnics, then back in the evening to a hot bath in front of a roaring fire, the perfect gin and tonic, the moon rising over the gorge. Delicious suppers. Impeccable service. Unbeatable location. This place is heaven.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank TheDukeDog
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

We spent 2 nights at Makena's Hills followed by 1 at the Mukutan Retreat, with Sveva Gallmann, the owner's daughter.

The two lodges make an excellent pair. Makena has a majestic view over the bush and the Rift Valley; Mukutan is more intimate, nestled at the end of a steep and heavily wooded valley.

The quality of the food and service was outstanding. The menu is based on Italian cuisine, to match Kuki Gallmann's background.

The accommodation is beautiful: large, separate huts each with an open fire that crackles as you go to sleep.

There is no pool (although there is a plan for plunge pools for each room) but there is a natural hot spring in the valley below. It takes around 15 minutes via an amazing jungle walk.

Room Tip: As others have written, it is best to book for several nights and to combine staying here with a sta...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Address: PO Box 63704 / Laikipia Plateau, Nairobi 00619, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nairobi > Nairobi Central Business District
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Ranked #19 of 236 Speciality Lodging in Nairobi
Number of rooms: 17

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