Set on the foot of Kilima Kiu Hill, (meaning 'that hill', sometimes 'black hill'), one and a half hours' drive from Nairobi, is this lovely boutique country home that belonged to a famous rancher, Sir Frank Joyce, who arrived in Kenya 1911.
The ranch grounds have lived since then and with every new owner a breath of fresh air and activity is infused. From ostrich rearing to cattle ranching and even dairy farming, this manor has been home to clotted cream, raspberry jam and warm scones.
Nestled in the serene Malili area, this exquisite boutique country home is only 80km from the capital city, Nairobi. Since its handover to the current owners, the Kilima Kiu Manor has undergone significant transformation from a regular ranch house to a fantastic getaway. We have taken time to develop exemplary hospitality standards in the hope that you will find your stay with us both relaxing and memorable
From bubbly champagne breakfasts to delicately customized dinners – we promise nothing but the best for that discerning traveler.
This boutique country home boasts exquisitely designed rooms; each with it’s own unique theme reflecting the history of the manor.The rooms are cosy with vintage decor, impeccably maintained to ensure the most relaxing environment for your recluse.
With just seven rooms, the hotel maintains a private and serene atmosphere with a personal touch. Each room accommodates a maximum of two on it’s luxurious king size bed and its interiors are well designed with your comfort in mind. Stewards are on hand to ensure that all your needs are catered to and the warm staff will make sure that your stay with us is one to remember.
Enjoy an exquisite home-made meal in our cosy dining room warmed by a rosy fire. Alternatively, enjoy a breakfast out in the crisp morning country side with a champagne breakfast on Kilima Kiu.
The meals are individually prepared by our experienced chef, with fresh ingredients from our own garden. The menus are specially prepared daily and we take extra consideration for those with special dietary needs.
There is a wide variety of activities to choose during your stay.
Champagne Breakfast: After an exhilarating early morning hike or horseback ride, watch the gorgeous sunrise as you enjoy a delicious champagne breakfast right atop the beautiful Kilima Kiu.
Bird – watching: Catch an eyeful of some of the areas beautiful and exotic birds.
Swimming: Take a refreshing swim in our infinity pool overlooking the beautiful savanna.
Nature walks/hiking: Immerse yourself in nature with on the vast grounds or in the neighbouring wilderness guided by a local inhabitant of the area.
Biking: Challenge yourself with a mountain bike ride over the wild terrain or up the famous Kilima Kiu Hill.
Wildlife: Take a visit to the neighbouring animal conservancy and experience some of the beautiful animals that grace the Kenyan countryside.