The Mukutan Retreat
The retreat is a unique refuge overlooking the spectacular Mukutan Gorge on the western edge of the Laikipia region. It is situated on the extreme west of the region of Laikipia the gem of the East African Highlands on the ranch of Ol Ari Nyiro.
Ol Ari Nyiro - The place of Dark Waters in Masai language - is a 100,000 acre ranch where conservationist and author Kuki Gallmanns haunting autobiography 'I Dreamed of Africa' is based. A haven of breathtaking beauty where wildlife dwells undisturbed, Ol Ari Nyiro is renowned for the variety of landscapes, from open savannah to steep gorges, endless vistas of hills covered in wild sage and thorn trees; for its herds of elephants, buffalo, antelope and its many lions.
The retreat is perched on the cliffs overlooking the gorge, its waterfalls, palm trees and extraordinary thermal Hot Springs. The unique setting, the silence and the evocative sounds of Africa, make the Mukutan Retreat an exclusive hideaway for discriminate travellers who wish to find a total communion with nature in simple yet sophisticated comfort.

 

Accommodation
Three separate cottages, with a spacious central building provide private, luxurious and romantic accommodation for up to six people. All rooms have a double fireplace with open private verandas, spacious bathrooms and double beds. Throughout the retreat, Swahili and Lamu furniture features prominently, supported by pieces hand hewn by local craftsmen.

Activities
The retreat offers a wide variety of activities;
Walking through the hills with our local knowledgeable guides.
Game drives.
Game viewing on horseback or camel rides along on of our magnificent trails.
Alfresco picnics for breakfasts and lunches.
Swimming in one of the waterfall pools.
Fishing for Tilapia Nilotica, black bass and fresh water crayfish in one of our dams or streams.
Bird watching some of our 400 identified species.
Or you may simply just relax in the luxury of our own sensational mineral rich thermal hot springs.