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Mount Kenya Wildlife Estate

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
August 14, 2017
Moos Burgers
November 28, 2017

It's bad manners to keep a vacation waiting...

 
 
 

Who doesn't like a home away from home?

I sure do. I love vacationing at places that make me feel comfortable, cosy, and most importantly welcome... places that give me a sense of "home" for a few days. The house was well furnished... adding to the nice homely feel. All 65 houses on the property have the same look and feel. The houses are nicely tucked into bushy corners so that each house is surrounded by bush and everyone enjoys privacy. The houses are strategically placed so that guests can enjoy the beauty that is Mount Kenya on one side of the house, and the lovely Aberdares Ranges on the other side of the house. The house has 2 balconies (with lovely outdoor furniture) on the top floor. One balcony faces Mount Kenya, while the other faces the Aberdare Ranges....
 
 
Our house had 5 rooms. 3 doubles, and 2 rooms with twin beds; that meant that the house could comfortably handle 10 people. All the rooms have a shower and toilet, so that makes it more comfortable sharing the big house with many people. The house and rooms are big enough to handle big sizes without feeling cramped or squeezed. However, the estate has houses that can sleep fewer people, hence, are smaller and cheaper.
 
 
The Kitchen & Dining Area of the house is probably where we spent a lot of time. We hired a chef (who works in the area) for the duration of our stay. Let's be honest... the whole point of getting away is to be as lazy as possible. If cooking is part of the agenda on a vacation, then please count me out (YES!... I take my vacations very seriously). So you can only imagine how excited I was to indulge in amazing food done by Chef Steve ...

The Kitchen was fully furnished... It had a dishwasher (Some of us don't even have a dishwasher at home lol), fridge with a freezer, blender/Juicer, coffee maker, cooking pots, plates and cutlery, and even cookbooks.

Side Note: We actually had to buy the vegetables and foodstuff that the chef needed to cook. This was actually a bright idea because it made things cheaper for us.

 
 
One of my favourite movies is called Toast. It is a biography of one of the worlds most famous chefs called Nigel Slater. I got so excited when I saw this cookbook in the Kitchen... instantly I knew these people know what the good life is all about 😆
 
 
The Sitting Room is another place where we spent quite a bit of time. Our sitting room was packed with so many fun activities for us to do. There were lots of DVDs, they had DSTV, they had board games, books, cards, and the most comfortable chairs. It was the perfect set up for chilling in the afternoon... especially when it rained.
 
 
 
 

The sunrise, of course, doesn't care if we watch it or not. It will keep on being beautiful, even if no one bothers to look at it.
- Gene Amole

 
 
Mother nature really did me a solid on this particular weekend. She made sure that I got to feast my eyes on the most amazing sunrises as I enjoyed the magnificent view of Mount Kenya. I made sure that I woke up early every morning so that I could take in the beauty of the morning skies. The environment at the estate has lots of bush and shrub, and animals running around (though they are harmless...)... they also have enough birds (a bird watcher would definitely love it here)... The place was simply beautiful, wild, and green.
 
 
Our hosts ensured we were well entertained; with all the books, games, and movies that their sitting room was stocked with, we found more than enough games to keep us busy on one rainy afternoon. The estate also has a small clubhouse. The clubhouse has a lovely pool and more than enough poolside sitting. It also has an inside sitting area, with a bar and a lounge.
 
 
 
 

All good things are wild and free...

 
 
The BEST part of my trip was the Sunday morning game drive we took on the Ol Pejeta Conservancy . The most thrilling experience is to watch animals in the wild; no cages. There is just something amazing about being in the same space with wild animals... It makes me feel like I am #LivingDangerously (lol don't judge me). The conservancy has a variety of animals to see... They also have various information centres; so you get a game drive and an education while you are at it (how is that for a two for one deal).

That said, PLEASE check out some amazing pictures from our Sunday Monday game drive at the conservancy by clicking -> HERE.
 

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16 Comments

  1. The house is beautiful. Who was the architect?

  2. Stella Kimani says:

    Wow!!!!!!!! That place looks gorgeous Lenny!

  3. Stella says:

    Makes me want to pack up and leave town right now.

  4. Ivy says:

    Beautiful photos I have to say!! I’m going down there in 2 weeks so I’m excited to see the beauty of it and a second perspective.

    The article is beautifully written 🙂

    • Lenana says:

      Thank you for the kind words; I appreciate positive vibes. As for you going, I think you will really enjoy yourself… I must say… I am a little jealous

  5. Rose Thogo says:

    Many thanks for the lovely accolades for this house 7 at Mt Kenya Wildlife Estate. It was our pleasure to host you. Ryden International.

  6. Nathan says:

    Lenana,
    We were delighted to see your article, and most pleased to read your kind words about our Estate.
    It made us happy to know you felt at home with us. We too enjoyed hosting you at Mount Kenya Wildlife Estate.
    Thank you so much for your kind comments.

    Regards,
    Nathan [Mount Kenya Wildlife Estate]

  7. Elodie Sampere says:

    Dear Lenny:
    I work for Mount Kenya Wildlife Estate and was wondering if I can post this blog on our Facebook page?
    Thanks for letting me know.
    Elodie

  8. Wilson says:

    Amazing.

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