Mukima Ridge, Nanyuki, Laikipia
A collection of luxurious colonial-style ranch houses, wonderfully situated in Kenya’s finest and most exclusive safari country. Each spacious and beautifully-designed home sits in its own 12-acre private wilderness with spectacular views of Mount Kenya.
Designed, built and managed by the same team - and to the same exceptional standards - as Lamu’s acclaimed Kizingoni Beach, Mukima Ridge offers the same winning combination of quality, style, authenticity and attention to detail. Peace, seclusion and exclusivity are also guaranteed – as is an existence far removed from the compromises of city life. Just three of the ten houses remain for sale – with prices from £395,000.
High-ceilinged and light-filled, the houses are encircled by broad, stone-flagged verandas, whose elegant French windows open onto expansive interiors. Each house offers a generous 500 square metres of living space – including drawing room with fireplace, dining room, three double ensuite bedrooms, kitchen, utility room, store rooms, cloakroom and double car port.
Each house also has a separate two-bedroom detached guest cottage with ensuite bathrooms, and staff quarters for three, including store and generator/inverter room.
The houses sit at 1500 metres above sea level - strung out along the west facing escarpment and enjoying glorious views of Mount Kenya, the Laikipia plains and the Aberdares mountain range. Each house is surrounded by several hectares of gently sloping bush land, and sits within the wider confines of a 360-acre private conservancy that was once a colonial-era cattle ranch.
Awe-inspiring landscapes, a superabundance of wildlife, some of Africa’s finest safari destinations, world-renowned game conservancies and a huge range of sports and activities – all of these are quite literally on one’s doorstep at Mukima Ridge.
The houses are just 20 minutes’ drive from the bustling market town of Nanyuki - which offers a wide range wide of services, shops and restaurants. There are several daily flights to and from Nairobi from Nanyuki Airport – the journey takes just over an hour. Alternatively one can drive the 200km to Nairobi in 3 hours along good roads and through wonderful scenery.
Other features of the houses include - generator and mains electricity, borehole and mains water, electrified and guard-patrolled perimeter fence and security gate, excellent mobile phone reception, Wi-Fi connectivity, DSTV cable television connection, 2 hot water boilers, septic tank, private all-weather driveway and parking area, all-weather access road.