We really loved the gardens in this property and it's a great place to chill out at/stroll around if you're not after a more intensive hike. Rooms are simple and comfortable with fireplaces that they light up at night. Food was simple and tasty and they tried their best to match dietary needs. Kakamega forest can be accessed from within the property and there are a few other hikes within walking and driving distance from the property.
This place a real hidden gem in the middle of the amazing tropical Kakamega forest. As you enter the property we were awed by their amazing and well kept lawns. Their cottages are nice. Well decorated, simple yet comfortable. Their food is simple but tasty and they take care of your dietary requirements. Its essential to book in advance as they don't allow you into the property without a prior booking. The hikes into the forest are absolutely amazing. Its a beautiful forest - the only tropical forest in Kenya. I would definitely recommend the sunrise hike - on top a hill where you can see the forest and the sun rising. Worth getting up in the morning for.
We came for a short time but the place had a very positive effect on us. Surrounded by beautiful forests and kept visible with a sense of harmony. Friendly staff and professional management. Compliment. Kakagema forest is a place that should be visited by anyone who likes bird watching and use the services of Rondo is an added value to this experience.
We travelled to the Rondo Retreat with high expectations, and were not disappointed. The accommodation ( we stayed in Colobus cottage ) and gardens were wonderful and the forest trail ( we only walked the shorter one ) was incredible. Lots of bird life here,in spite of the unseasonable rain. The food was excellent, possibly the best of our 3 weeks in Kenya. Everybody was happy and friendly, including the amazing Hellam who served our wonderful meals each day. We really want to return here again before too long. Highly recommended.
Very great Serene. Front desk very helpful. Though we found the Manager quite arrogant. Despite that we enjoyed ourselves. Coffee and Cake was tasty, restaurant service was on top. I would highly recommend this place. I will be back soonest.