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Amazing Kenya Retreat

Maanzoni Estate | P.O. Box 2539, Machakos 90100 MKS, Kenya
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Amazing Kenya Retreat
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Izegem, Belgium
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Finally I had the opportunity to visit this place. I was very impressed. The place is certainly worth the 'long'' distance from the main road. I must say I was lucky i think that i had downloaded the direction map on their website, otherwise i might have missed a turn for I was very busy looking at the wildlife !... More

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Oslo
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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We may have caught the lodge staff on an off day, as all the other reviews are so positive. On arrival the lady who met us assumed that we were not guests, and so the juice and towels laid out carefully for the two guests they were expecting were whisked back into the kitchen. After a bit of a look... More

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janreeuwijk, Owner at Amazing Kenya Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are really sorry that you had such a negative experience during your stay at Amazing Kenya Retreat. Regarding the welcoming, the management takes full responsibility for the confusion. It was caused by the fact that we had instructed our staff to expect a mother with a young child so we gave them the wrong information. When you... More

Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Perfect getaway for those looking for a quiet, private and scenic wilderness experience just a few minutes away from Nairobi. We were excited that our welcoming committee into the area as we drove to the lodge was herds of zebra, hartebeest, eland and giraffe! The food was excellent, not the usual lodge meals and one could tell the chef had... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We stayed at Amazing Kenya Retreat for 3 nights at Easter. This is a lovely, quiet place which makes it a perfect getaway for a long weekend outside of Nairobi madness just half an hour from JKIA. If you are looking for the big five then this place is not for you. But if you enjoy taking a stroll in... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

After a nice tour of Machakos town with KICHAKANI SUNSET we decided to check out this place for a nice hearty meal on a Lazy Sunday afternoon. This Place is a GREAT RETREAT that offers you so much more than you will get from a usual lodge. The service is great, ambiance AMAZING, wildlife roaming freely, serenity and peace you... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

What a nice first Safari experience for us, a Dutch adoption couple and our Kenyan son. After 5 weeks in the centre of Nairobi city this is a real retreat. Only 1 hours from our appartment lies this oasis of peacefulness. The staff is most friendly en really take care of you. The owners are very friendly and took us... More

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Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Take a rest, and look at the beautiful birds in the garden. Take a walk around, and meet a giraffe on the way. It is incredible. Thank you Jan and Ditte and all staff for an amazing stay in an amazing place!

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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

If you want to get away from the city life of Nairobi, this is the place to go to. It's not far from the city (1 hour, of course traffic can be bad), and perfectly situated in a quiet area that is easily reachable by car from Mombasa road. You will sleep well, eat well and go home rested. You... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We booked a long weekend in AMazing Kenya retreat to get away from the hustle and bustle. They had a special offer for the season festivities. We went mountain biking, we wlked between the giraffes, zebra's and wildebesst : Amazing ! Also we had a shiatsu massage, given by a blind man, I felt re-born. The food is simply splendid... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We enjoyed Amazing Kenya so much! A beautiful piece of Kenya and so close to Nairobi. The arrival is already superb: the minute you get off the highway to Machakos, you’ll immediately become part of nature. Within 2 minutes, we saw the first giraffes! A great dirt road through the area with stunning views will bring you to Amazing Kenya.... More

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Address: Maanzoni Estate | P.O. Box 2539, Machakos 90100 MKS, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Eastern Province > Machakos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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At Amazing Kenya Retreat you can enjoy full board luxury accommodation in an eco friendly Kenyan setting. A real bush experience in African Savannah grassland with wonderful wildlife, only 40 minutes away from Nairobi, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Nairobi National Park. The food is excellent and all plate service. Choice of vegetarian, fish or meat. Very private Lodge, perfect for weekend getaway's. We are a small scale, eco-friendly luxury resort with 5 private guesthouses. It combines the real savannah bush experience with comfortable private housing, surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens. The African style guesthouses are strategically located to assure stunning views and optimal privacy. You can sit back and relax on your own private verandah overlooking Maanzoni while enjoying your favourite drink. The dining room and lounge area are tastefully decorated and two fireplaces offer coziness and warmth for the cool evenings. This Lodge is located in the middle of Maanzoni, which is a beautiful Savannah Grassland estate in the hearth of Lukenya. Sitting on your verandah, you can enjoy the spectacular view offered by the Savanna plains and when the sky is clear you can see Mount Kenya, 150 kilometers to the North. The big variety and large number of animals in Maanzoni range from Giraffe, Zebra's, Elands and Antelopes to many different East African Bird species. The 5 guesthouses are traditional African style Rondavels. Carefully situated, creating a lot of privacy, each Rondavel offers a double bedroom and a fully equipped bathroom. The large windows and double glass doors create a spectacular view from the bedrooms, overlooking the slopes of Maanzoni. On the horizon you will see Mount Lukenya in the west, Mount Kenya in the north and to the east you can see the hills where the local Akamba people live. The private veranda with safari chairs allows you to enjoy your stay at Amazing Kenya Retreat even more. The Rondavels have been constructed in such a way that it looks like they are emerging from the ground. This effect has been created by tilting the roof At Amazing Kenya Retreat you can enjoy full board luxury accommodation in an eco friendly Kenyan setting. A real bush experience in African Savannah grassland with wonderful wildlife, only 40 minutes away from Nairobi, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Nairobi National Park. You will feel home away from home. Excellent food and fully stocked bar. Private guesthouses with verandah. Amazing Kenya Retreat is a small scale, eco-friendly luxury resort with 5 private guesthouses. It combines the real savannah bush experience with comfortable private housing, surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens. The African style guesthouses are strategically located to assure stunning views and optimal privacy. You can sit back and relax on your own private verandah overlooking Maanzoni while enjoying your favorite drink. The dining room and lounge area are tastefully decorated and two fireplaces offer coziness and warmth for the cool evenings. We are located in the middle of Maanzoni, which is a beautiful Savannah Grassland estate in the hearth of Lukenya. Sitting on your verandah, you can enjoy the spectacular view offered by the Savanna plains and when the sky is clear you can see Mount Kenya, 150 kilometers to the North. The big variety and large number of animals in Maanzoni range from Giraffe, Zebra's, Elands and Antelopes to many different East African Bird species. You don't have to pay park fees and can enjoy walking or biking between many non predators like Giraffe, Zebra, Antelopes, Wildebeest and and many other animals and birds. The 5 guesthouses are traditional African style Rondavels. Carefully situated, creating a lot of privacy, each Rondavel offers a double bedroom and a fully equipped bathroom. The large windows and double glass doors create a spectacular view from the bedrooms, overlooking the slopes of Maanzoni. On the horizon you will see Mount Lukenya in the west, Mount Kenya in the north and to the east you can see the hills where the local Akamba ... more   less 
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