The Retreat is a unique refuge overlooking the spectacular Mukutan Gorge on the edge of the Great Rift Valley of Kenya. It is situated on the extreme west of the region of Laikipia, the gem of the East African Highlands, on the ranch of Ol Ari Nyiro.
Ol Ari Nyiro - The place of Dark Waters in Maasai language - is a 100,000 acre ranch where conservationist and author Kuki Gallmann's haunting autobiography, 'I Dreamed of Africa' is based.
Mukutan means 'The Meeting' and it is here that the fingers of the surrounding hills meet.
Mukutan Retreat is situated on the extreme west of Laikipia on the 100,000 acre Laikipia Nature Conservancy, home to conservationist and author Kuki Gallmann.
Laikipia is 50 minutes flight from Nairobi Wilson Aiport.
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.
Each hut offers luxurious accommodations with double beds, a fireplace and a private veranda overlooking the cliffs.
The 6 enormous tents, 3 with two large queen beds each, and three with romantic four-poster beds, are sheltered by a sloping tent -like roof and erected on red cedar terraces. Each is dressed with Swahili and Lamu furniture and built of local stone, papyrus and native woods.
:: A satellite telephone is available for guests at an extra charge.
:: Power at the retreat is supplied by solar panels and batteries. Guests can recharge batteries for video equipment with a 220-240 volt transformer.
:: Lounge and Dining area
:: Swimming pool
:: Fishing in one of the dams or streams for black bass and fresh water crayfish
:: Relax in the natural mineral rich hot spring, or enjoy a massage
:: Swimming in the rock-carved pool or one of the waterfall pools
:: Walking in the hills and valleys with a trained local guide
:: Optional Extras: Day trips by helicopter or private plane
:: Day Games drives and Night Game Drives to spot lion
:: Cultural visits to Pokot, Turkana and Samburu tribes
:: Visit the newly discovered archaeological remains
:: Bird watching - 400 identified species in the area
:: Game viewing on horseback or camel rides
:: Night under the stars in the ‘moonlit cottage’
:: Picnic breakfast and lunch
LODGES IN LAIKIPIA CONSERVACIES
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:: Borana Lodge - High End
:: Il N'gwesi Lodge - High End
:: Lewa Lodge - High End
:: Lewa Safari Camp - High End
:: Loisaba Lodge - High End
:: Mukutan Retreat - High End
:: Mutamaiyu House - High End
:: Ol Malo Lodge - High End
:: Sabuk Lodge - High End