Mutamaiyu House
Mugie Sitting Room Sundowners at Mugie
Mugie Sitting Room
Sundowners at Mugie

Mutamaiyu House

Mutamaiyu House was built as a private family home 19 years ago on the breathtaking Mugie Conservancy in Laikipia - Kenya's High Country. Since then, Mutamaiyu has been extended to enable her to accommodate guests who can also experience her charms. Abundant in wildlife, Mugie Conservancy boasts many endangered species & a host of activities including a golf course!




Mutamaiyu's spacious cottages allow for spectacular views over the plains below. Guests have 46,000 acres of pristine bush to enjoy at their leisure with a warm and welcoming team to ensure guests enjoy a rewarding & unique experience. Mugie Conservancy's vast organic garden ensures guests enjoy the freshest ingredients in delicious, home-cooked meals.

Need to Know

Power is supplied through a generator and solar power stored in inverter systems. Water is solar heated & piping hot. The generator is run every evening allowing guests to use the provided hair dryers if required, as well as charging the batteries.


Safaris are in safari-equipped Land Cruisers with roof hatches allowing 360 degree views. Guides are experts on both birds & wildlife and enjoy sharing their knowledge with guests.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

46,000 acres of pristine African bush, home to abundant wildlife including endangered Grevy's zebra, Jackson's hartebeeste and, at certain times of year, wild dog. Reticulated giraffe, buffalo, warthog, Thomson & Grant's gazelle, eland & dik diks are found in abundance. The big cats are also present. Some lion are collared for research by the Laikipia Predator Project & guests can enjoy the thrill of tracking these majestic beasts.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

In addition to game drives & bush walks, guests can also enjoy a range of activities during their stay at Mutamaiyu House:- Mugie School, although a government school, is sponsored by Mugie Conservancy and consistently receives the highest scores for the region and one of only a handful offering boarding facilities for special needs children. A visit to the school is an uplifting experience. Mugie has a team of bloodhounds assisting with community security & anti-poaching. Guests are able to visit the dogs and learn more about their training & abilities and even experience being tracked. A visit to the ranch headquarters offers an interesting insight into the day to day operations of a 46,000 acre ranch. The workforce includes carpenters, mechanics, herdsmen and even a nurse with a fully equipped clinic.


An infinity pool looks out over the plains below with a pool bar overlooking the waterhole and a changing room. The sitting room & dining room's huge windows also offer spectacular views of the water hole & beyond. All cottages, dining room, sitting room & verandah have log fires for chilly Laikipia evenings.


4 indulgently large cottages with ensuite bathrooms comprising full-size bathtub with a view, separate shower, double basins & WC. The sweeping views are enhanced by huge windows in both the bedrooms & bathrooms. There are 2 additional family rooms with shared verandah.


Year round

Average StayAverage Stay

3 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

USD 695

Children PolicyChild Policy

Children of all ages are welcome & special early suppers can be arranged as well as baby sitters who are very happy to sit in the room with younger children whilst their parents enjoy dinner.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at

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