Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge knows very well that in a marriage proposal, the where and when is very important. The location has to be special, a hide away in a special setting. It is no surprise that he found Rutundu Log Cabins worth that special honour. Located higher up the slopes of Mt Kenya (10,000 feets above sea level), Rutundu Log Cabins enjoy a romantic location, a fairy-tales setting for happily ever after….The Rutundu log cabins are park of the famous Laikipia Tourism Circuit which comprises of private ranches, eco lodges and tented camps of Laikipia Kenya
Rutundu log cabins also called Rutundu lodge enjoy a beautiful location overlooking Lake Rutundu in Mt Kenya National Park, surrounded by alpine country. It is a private, memorable hideaway, a paradise for lovers away from public scrutiny. Like Adam and Eve, in the Garden of Eden, it you, your partner and nature. Activities include trout fishing, fly fishing, horse riding, nature walks, Arial tours on Helicopters, hikes to nearby lake Alice.
The Rutundu Log Cabins comprise of two separate log cabins overlooking Lake Rutundu. Each features en-suite bathroom with open log fires. The bigger or main cabin has a sitting and dining room, a verandah (which is perfect for breakfasts), and a kitchen. The other cabin has a bedroom and bathroom. All bedding, towels, crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils are provided. For comfort only a group of 4 people should use the cabins. Four extra beds can be fitted in to make a total of eight when privacy is not a big issue. Just like the Alaskan log cabins, they are made of large cedar log with moss filling in the cracks to keep them warm. Floors are wooden.
Rates/ Prices of Stay at Rutundu Log Cabins . USD 548.00 for exclusive use of 4 pax of less on self catering basis. An extra USD 110 per person per day is charged for full board accommodation. That means USD 768 for two persons per day or USD 988.00 for 4 persons per day on full board basis. Please seek clarification as prices are subject to change.
Getting to Rutundu Log Cabins
You can fly from Nairobi Wilson to Rutundu Airstrip. The airstrip is 1.5 km from the cabins. The helipad is 100 meters from the cabins. Scheduled flights are available from Nairobi Wilson Airport to Nanyuki. From Nanyuki you drive for 3 hrs to the Cabins. Whether you drive from Nairobi or Nanyuki, your final destination is Kazita Gorge, 15-20 minutes walk to the cabins. The cabin staff will meet and assist you with luggage. To book your Helicopter flight to Rutundu contact Gorilla Safaris Rwanda , Tel +254 723 684 974 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Also contact the same for Helicopter Safaris within Mt Kenya and Laikipia. Alternative you can horse ride from nearby Lewa Wildlife Conservancy or Borana Ranch.
Helicopter tours are very popular with the rich and famous who frequent this destination. A helicopter trip will cost you on average USD 2700 per hour. The rate is subject to confirmation. You can arrange for pick up from your lodge. Trips up the mountain are subject to weather conditions.
Lake Rutundu & Lake Alice Fly Fishing Trout
Fly fishing is superb at Rutundu and Lake Alice (12, 5000 feet above sea level) only 2000 feet above Lake Rutundu. Lake Rutundu is small, deep and the waters are not clear thus making it more difficult to catch trout. However fishing at the lake is superb with trout averages over 2 lbs being caught regularly. Some over 3 lbs have been caught. The lake also has punt to paddle around and fishing platforms.
In contrast Lake Alice has crystal clear blue waters. The scenery around is beautiful with three peaks of Lenana, Batian and Nelion casting a dramatic backdrop. The presence exotic vegetation of senecio and giant lobelia around the lake gives the location a surreal atmosphere. Hiking from Rutundu Log Cabins to Lake Alice will take you from 45 minutes to 75 minutes of hard hiking. However the dramatic appearance of the blue waters of the lake will melt away any tiredness. Take your time to enjoy the outstanding beauty of the country side and an occasional sighting of various animals. Lake Alice is named after.
Getting to Rutundu Log Cabins.
From Nairobi you can fly into Nanyuki Airstrip and we drive you from Nanyuki to Rutundu. You can also drive from Nairobi to Rutundu. You need to leave early. Alternatively you can drive from Nairobi to Meru and drive further to Rutundu.
Another alternative is a helicopter ride to the the log Cabins. What means you use, you will finally have to cross Kathita Gorge and walk to the cabins. At Kathita Gorge is a cable car specifically for luggage.
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