Rutundu is one of the most unique experiences one can have in a country which has a plethora of unique experiences on offer. It's no wonder Prince William chose this tiny outcropping of log cabins at 10,000+ on the northeastern slope of Mt. Kenya as the place to propose to the then Kate Middleton. Nestled just above and just below two of the finest trout lakes in the region, Rutundu offers complete solitude and spectacular views-assuming the weather cooperates.
Three hours in a 4Wheel drive vehicle on a rough dirt road brings you to the staging area perched on the edge of a small gorge. A zip line with basket is there for your luggage and supplies.
(Did I mention these are self-catering cabins? You bring in all your food and take out all your garbage!)
Guests on the other hand must climb down into the gorge and climb up the other side to get to the two
delightfully rustic log cabins. There is no electricity so make sure you arrive before dark. The staff is fantastic and will take care of everything. From building fires to cooking a delicious meal at altitude to drawing a piping hot bath to ensuring you have a cozy hot water bottle tucked into your bed at night, these guides are the best! They can also show you where the fish are biting and how to avoid the buffalo while you're getting there!
Managed by the folks who run Lewa Downs, Rutundu will not disappoint those with a keen sense of adventure and a willingness to "rough it" for a few days in order to depart with a lifetime of fond
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rutundu Log Cabins, the place where Prince William famously decided to propose to Kate Middleton, are set off the beaten track on the northern slopes of Mount Kenya in an area of pure wilderness and breathtaking beauty. These cosy cabins are the perfect destination for an adventurous rough-luxe getaway. Enjoy hiking in the incredibly fresh mountain air or try your hand at trout fishing in the well stocked nearby Lake Rutundu. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rutundu Log Cabins Kenya/Nanyuki Town