Kajiado County is one of the biggest counties in Kenya covering an approximated area of 21,900.9 square kilometres. It has beautiful plains, volcanic hills and valleys that one cant mind visiting. There are many more other places you might want to visit in this county.
Here is a list of the best places for a weekend getaway in Kajiado’s champagne ridge, many which have an entire house accommodation which can comfortably accommodate you and your group of friends especially during weekend getaways at a reasonable shared price.
The champagne ridge is all about enjoying glorious views of the Great Rift Valley with a sundowner and relaxing with friends and all those we love.
Have a look.
1. Raha Mstarehe
This is one of the best getaways from Nairobi. Raha Mstarehe is Set on a 43-acre piece of land and located on the Great Rift Valley escarpment, between 60 and 90 minutes (34 km) south-west of Karen. It is an oasis which offers extraordinary views, rich plant and birdlife and a variety of wildlife and picturesque sunsets.
The entire house can accommodate 12 guests for $200-$273 per night for the entire house.
2. The Cave
The Cave is a romantic secluded holiday home on Champagne Ridge exclusively for lovebirds. Tucked away, nestled against the natural rock, The Cave offers the ultimate feel in warmth and coziness with beautiful uninterrupted views across the vast Great Rift Valley. This is just the perfect place for couples.
The Cave is one of the three holiday homes in the African bush which stretches for 10 acres.
It accommodates 2 guests for $85 per night.
3. Oltalet Cottages
The Ol Talet Cottages are located about 40 km from Nairobi, via Magadi Rd. The location, being next to the famous Ole Polos, is already a big plus. However, contemporary styling and ambience will quickly calm your senses as you soak in the spectacular surroundings. The general landscape of this area is quite hilly. It has a capacity of 6 people, a fully equipped kitchen, panoramic living room and a plunge pool to cool off from the blazing Kisames heat.
A full house sleeps a maximum of 6 people and rates are from $190 per night for the full house.
4. Olohoro Onyore
Escape Nairobi and enjoy peace, tranquillity and magnificent views at this stunning and spacious new Rift Valley retreat. Sleek and stylish Olhoro Onyore sets new standards for Champagne Ridge houses and makes for a really memorable getaway.
It can accommodate 6 people for $295 per night for the entire house.
5. Oloika Cottage
Oloika Cottage is located 40 km from Nairobi and a short distance from Ole-Polos Country Club. The development overlooks Lake Naivasha with Mt. Longonot majestic in the background, and distantly the Kikuyu Escarpment. one can enjoy wonderful views of the Mau Escarpment and Aberdare Range, especially during sunrise and sunset. It offers more than just breathtaking views, unsurpassed tranquillity and astonishing accommodation. Oloika offers you a place to restore yourself.
Oloika Cottage is a beautifully designed self-catering getaway, conveniently nestled at the side of a magnificent hill, surrounded by rolling landscapes of the Great Rift Valley.
The cottage can accommodate 6 people for $190 per night.
6. Enkaji Osiwo
Enkaji Osiwo House is just 1.5 hours away from Nairobi. It accommodates 4 people in a master double bedroom and a twin room and also has a cosy living room and fireplace, basic kitchen and a huge veranda, perfect for sundowners and days overlooking the majestic view.
While your up at Enkaji Osiwo, take advantage of the spectacular views, the peace and tranquillity and the large acreage of land, ideal for walking and cycling, or, just lounge with a cold beer or glass of wine and watch the majesty of Africa go by.
It Accommodates 4 people for $195 per night for the whole house.
7. The Castle
The Castle on Champagne Ridge is the perfect getaway from Nairobi located only 18kms from Kiserian town. It is one of the three-holiday homes in the African bush which stretches for 10 acres.
While on this development, you can sit on the balcony and enjoy the incredible views while antelope graze in front of this home. The Castle sleeps 6 from $83 per night to $160.
8. Olohoro Ndogo
Olohoro Ndogo is a self-contained ‘little sister’ to Olohoro Onyore House and the perfect retreat for a couple or small family. This smart and soothing new holiday home is quick and easy to get to from Nairobi and enjoys wonderful, far-reaching views across the Rift Valley.
It accommodates 2-4 guests at a standard rate of $195 per night for the whole house.
9. Sidai House
Sidai House is a charming country home set on beautiful Champagne Ridge, approximately only 1.5 hour’s drive from Karen. With a striking location on the escarpment, Sidai House offers sweeping views overlooking the Great Rift Valley, as well as an inviting deck from which to enjoy nightly sunset.
It can accommodate 8 guests for $220 per night for the whole house.10. Fawlty Tower
Fawlty Tower is a beautiful two-storey cottage next to The Castle on Champagne Ridge and just an hours drive from Karen. This quaint, quirky and just a little eccentric cottage is perfect for a couple looking for a getaway destination that is stunning yet affordable.
One gets to enjoy breathtaking views of the Great Rift Valley while gently swinging on the suspended day/night bed upstairs, soak in views of the Ngong Hills.
2 guests share a bed here for $62 per night.