I spent three says at Rondo and can't say enough good things about it. It is the perfect getaway for any nature lover, as Kakamega Forest is chock full of fascinating flora and fauna. Rondo is right in the middle of the forest, and you can spend days exploring the forest just steps from your room--no car required. The lodge can arrange for guides to take you on nature walks, which is so worth it. I highly recommend reserving a walk with Winston, if you can get him. I've never met a more knowledgeable guide; he knows every species of bird found in the forest by call, appearance, flight pattern and behavior and was able to help us see 83 different bird species in just three days. Not to mention he's the nicest guy ever.
Rondo isn't luxurious, but instead feels like you're staying at your grandmother's vacation home, complete with hearty meals, afternoons napping by the fireplace, and tea and cake every afternoon on the veranda. I was a little worried the Christian bent might be a little much, but as a non-Christian I felt perfectly at ease there. I can't wait to go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rondo Retreat Centre Hotel Kakamega