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Rondo Retreat Centre

Kakamega 50100 Kenya
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The tranquil Rondo Retreat Centre in the Kakamega Rainforest welcomes you to make it your home for some memorable days, pursuing your hobbies as a butterfly collector, beetle specialist, frog fancier, spider hunter, tourist or bird watcher.
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Free parking
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Non-smoking rooms
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Rondo Retreat Centre is an amazingly beautiful and serene place in the middle of the Kakamega rainforest. Everybody working there seems friendly and kind. The carefully maintained resort area with beautiful lawns, trees, flowers and colonial style buildings make for a most restful atmosphere. My favourite activity was to lie on a padded bench on the balcony, listen to the birds, watch life and movement in the forest and read a classic novel. Interrupted by tasty breakfast, lunch, teatime and supper, spending the days like this was just perfect. On the other hand, I guess that chilling on the balcony was even more perfect when it followed a few hours of hiking through the rainforest and the interesting stories the guide had to tell.
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Response from Rondo R, Guest Relations Manager at Rondo Retreat Centre
Responded Sep 1, 2019
Thank you, Wolfgang, for your kind words and wonderful review. We are always so pleased to hear that our guests so enjoy their stay with us - for that is of course our desire and for which we work so hard! Truly, Rondo provides such a peaceful and restful environment along with fascinating forays into Kenya's only rain forest. It is a one of a kind place offering a one of a kind delightful experience! So glad that you enjoyed it to the full. Karibu tena!
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What a lovely relaxing place. The cabins are so comfortable and the service is excellent. Great food, amazing gardens, lovely walks and the birdlife of the forest (and even just the gardens) is truly spectacular. A perfect place to chill out and enjoy some very special time with nature!
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Response from Rondo R, Guest Relations Manager at Rondo Retreat Centre
Responded Sep 1, 2019
Thank you indeed for your very kind words. So very glad that you so enjoyed your stay with us at Rondo to the full. The ambiance of the forest is absolutely unique, as is Rondo. Karibu tena.
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The staff is delightful but not intrusive. The food is delicious. I have been going to Rondo since the early 1990's, the quality has stayed excellent. Each house has beautiful decoration, comfortable beds and its own bathroom. I am a bird watcher and love being out in the forest with excellent guides. It is possible to see birds, animals, and lots of varied fauna on the property also. It is by far my favorite place to stay in Kenya.
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Response from Rondo R, Guest Relations Manager at Rondo Retreat Centre
Responded Jul 15, 2019
Thank you so much Carladean! So glad to hear that you so enjoy Rondo Retreat and the Kakamega Forest. That it is your favourite place to stay in Kenya is a high commendation! Indeed the forest is full of fabulous flora and fauna and is a great challenge for birders. There are always more birds to discover. We look forward to your next return. We love the fact that we have made good friends out of our visitors over the years. Thanks again.
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Our experiences over the years at Rondo have been so universally positive, I felt compelled to write something. As missionaries needing a time for rest, renewal and time away, Rondo has been a massive blessing. For my wife's interest in bird watching, you can't compete with world class birds, guides and accommodations. We have been there often enough that the staff feel like family. Anyone who prefers a walk in a rain forest to the tyranny of the urgent should come to Rondo. Just my two cents worth.
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Response from Rondo R, Guest Relations Manager at Rondo Retreat Centre
Responded Jul 14, 2019
Thanks so much for your very kind words. We are always thrilled to share a bit of the wonder of this wonderful forest and its inhabitants with our guests, and are delighted to have good friends become one of the 'Rondo Family'! Karibu tena!
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This place is so nice! The location is great and the environment is beautiful. We stayed in the colobus cottage which was really charming and comfortable inside and of course the colobus monkeys were visiting us and checking out who’s staying there! Everything was clean inside and also outside the whole compound looks like it’s been really taken care of nicely. Lunch was good and in the afternoon we’ve been served tea at the cottage. Staff is friendly. Bathrooms inside the cottage are good and showers are hot. Dinner was also good and afterwards you’ll be served tea again at the lounge next to the dining room. The night was very quiet and comfortable. Breakfast the next day was good. Afterwards we went on a guided walk trough the kakamega forest with Wyclef who’s a good guide. He explained a lot about vegetation, plants and some animals. We climbed a hill and got a 360 degree view over the whole rainforest.
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Response from Rondo R, Guest Relations Manager at Rondo Retreat Centre
Responded Jul 14, 2019
Thank you Ruben for your kind words. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience of staying at Rondo with all it has to offer, and your exploration of the forest. Truly it is a unique place - being Kenya's only rain forest - with its own unique flora and fauna. Yes, there is lots to learn...and we are still learning!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rondo Retreat Centre
Which popular attractions are close to Rondo Retreat Centre?
Nearby attractions include Kakamega Forest (2.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rondo Retreat Centre?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Rondo Retreat Centre?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Rondo Retreat Centre?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Rondo Retreat Centre have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Rondo Retreat Centre offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Rondo Retreat Centre offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.