Every now and then, it is good to treat yourself and loved ones to a new environment that allows you to enjoy and bond. Retreats, unlike hotels, are more private and only hold a set number of people. Retreats also offer guests more communal and individual activity varieties such as boat rides, bird watching and more. In Limuru, there are three breathtaking retreats that offer the best worth for your money. By the time your stay ends, you will be refreshed and ready to take on the lurking New Year. Here is a brief insight into the places.
The Lake House Tigoni
Yes, you guessed it right! This retreat has an actual privately owned lake. Located approximately 30 minutes from Nairobi, the Lake House Tigoni is a 4 bedroomed house sitting on an 8-acre property. It holds up to 8 people per stay, exclusive of the staff and chef. The 8-acre grounds are made of plush green that simply soothes your soul. The perfectly manicured lawns are great for meditation, sun-basking and picnicking any time. There is a pontoon by the lake that allows you to set up a meal any time of the day. The present but unnoticeable staff do their best to make your stay memorable and enjoyable. The chef, on the other hand, prepares meals that will leave you fantasizing about the next meal. It is a great place to spend time with a large family or group of friends. The renting charges start at $300 per weekday and $500 per weekend and holiday. Visit their facebook page for more details.
ACK St. Julian’s Retreat
The St. Julian’s was once a privately owned retreat before management shifted to Anglican sisters around the 1980’s. Since then, the retreat has seen thousands of guests come and leave their gates annually. It is the perfect place for a single traveller or a group of people who like to experience life together. The retreat has different kinds of accommodation ranging from as low as $55 for bed and breakfast per person. You can choose full and half board packages during your stay. Available activities during this time include bike riding, bird watching and tea farm walks. Check out their website and make your booking!
Still, in Limuru, this wonderful centre sits on a whopping 100-acre property surrounded by beautiful Muna trees! Brackenhurst is run by Baptists and thus does not allow smoking or drinking within the premises. Instead, you can enjoy meeting people of different backgrounds and cultures who congregate here for religious and recreational purposes. The accommodation options are tailored to fit different budget needs. From cottages, family rooms, single rooms and shared dormitories. What better way to spend your holidays than with family and other likeminded people? Visit the Brackenhurst website to know more.