“We have so enjoyed our short stay at Rondo Retreat – wonderful service, peaceful surroundings and marvellous birdwatching in the Kakamega Forest.”
By Duncan Butchart, a nature writer from South Africa.
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The tranquil Retreat Centre in the 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.

Among the vast array of birds the Kakamega Rain Forest is home to the flamboyant Great Blue Turaco, gemlike Emerald Cuckoo and the cacophonous Black-and-white casqued Hornbill. From the monkey family we have the blue Sykes, the red tailed, the common Black and White Colobus, and the rare deBrazza’s.

The Forest is also home to 40% of the total butterfly population of Kenya.Perhaps you are a “people person” and would like to catch a glimpse of the local culture. Or it is just rest and relaxation in a special spot you are looking for. Excellent food and accommodation. Wonderful walks and views. Affordable rates.

Dining Room
Bedroom
Bedroom
Main House: Sitting room
Main House: Sitting Room

Hornbill
Hornbill