Mukima House was built on a grand scale in the 1940s – and has been recently rescued, rebuilt and refurbished to the highest standards. Owned and managed by the same dedicated team as Lamu’s acclaimed Kizingoni Beach, Mukima enjoys the same exceptional standards of service and hospitality.
You can spend your stay at Mukima relaxing in the comfort and privacy of this splendid and traditional house, exploring the many activities and attractions of the estate, and visiting the local game parks and conservancies as and when you please.
Sitting at the heart of a 360-acre private conservancy, with wonderful views of Mount Kenya and the surrounding countryside and bush, Mukima comfortably accommodates 16 guests in 8 ensuite first floor bedrooms.
“Mukima house is simply amazing – spectacular views, grounds, facilities, great chef and very attentive staff. We had an absolutely wonderful time there – the house is beautifully appointed, wonderfully built and taken care of. The staff are extremely well-trained and tender to your needs in the most non-obtrusive manner. There are loads of options for games and activities and the view of Mt. Kenya when she decides to show herself is phenomenal. A wonderful place to stay…”
Downstairs accommodation includes an imposing entrance hall, central courtyard, comfortable drawing room and dining room with log fires, wrap-around verandas for outside dining and reclining, study/library with broadband internet, satellite television, dvd and games room. A first floor terrace facing the mountain is the perfect setting for scenic sundowners.
Mukima’s attentive staff will discreetly ensure that your every requirement is met. Meals are a delicious combination of international dishes and local farmhouse food – fresh and wholesome, they make the most of local and home-grown organic produce – and beers, wines and spirits are included as part of the generous full-board package.
The Mukima team are also experienced at organising and catering for weddings, garden parties, conferences and corporate events, and can arrange visits and excursions to the area’s many attractions.
“I have stayed at this beautiful property a few times and it is one of my most favourite places in the whole world. The house itself is beautiful. The views from the verandas and balcony are absolutely stunning. To see Mt. Kenya at dawn has to be one of THE experiences. The staff are delightful. The food is simple but delicious. Nothing is ever too much trouble.”
In the grounds of the house there is a 4×14 metre oval swimming pool, a children’s pool, pool house with covered eating area, bar, sauna and exercise room with massage area. The clay tennis court sits to the rear of the house and has a shady pergola for spectators.
Croquet and badminton are played on the expansive lawns in front of the house. Walking and nature trails lead through the estate and down to the lake where there is boating and trout fishing. Inside the house there is a table-tennis and games room for children.
Mukima is also a paradise for ornithologists and attracts over 200 species of bird. The large dam in front of the house, fed by ground water from Mount Kenya, is a haven for egrets, ibis, storks, pelicans, various ducks and two breeding pairs of crested crane. Small herds of impala, reedbuck, steinbuck and bushbuck are breeding on the farm, with zebra and warthogs due to arrive soon.