|Rondo Retreat Center|
Kakamega Rain Forest welcomes you to make it your home for a few memorable days, pursuing your hobbies as a butterfly collector, beetle specialist, frog fancier, spider hunter, tourist or bird watcher.
The tranquil Retreat Centre in the |
The retreat is not a hotel and they are not licensed to serve alcohol, but it is a hospitable homestead. The homestead consists of the main house of clapboard and colonial era corrugated iron, and five cottages in the same old style, whose proximity to the forest makes for delightful accommodation. There are fifteen en-suite double rooms, plus three more double rooms that share the large original bathroom in the main house. No two rooms are the same.
Hiking along nature trails guests start with the rolling lawns and flowerbeds of Rondo's upper garden, already alive with animals and birds, and then descend in the dappled light to the fish pond and paths of the lower garden with dancing butterflies before and behind. Left alone in intriguing silence never knowing what one might see around the next corner. This is one of Rondo's very own trails that run right down to and along the Yala River.
Out in the sunshine again, you can climb Lirhanda Hill (Smiling Bald Peter we call him) that rises above the forest canopy with stunning vistas of the forest and surrounding countryside.