Tafaria Castle and Country Lodge
Tafaria Castle and Country Lodge endeavors to be guests’ dream come true. George Tafaria founded the castle to transform his rural community where he grew up.
Tafaria Castle is a unique hotel located in the Aberdare Mountains in central Kenya. The castle is set on a 29-acre estate that features beautiful gardens, a lake, and stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
The hotel is designed to look like a medieval castle, with turrets, towers, and stone walls. It has 33 rooms, each uniquely decorated and named after a different medieval castle. The rooms are spacious and feature modern amenities such as en-suite bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi.
The hotel offers a range of activities for guests, including hiking, horse riding, and bird watching. There is also a spa, a swimming pool, and a restaurant that serves a mix of local and international cuisine.
Sitting on a hill overlooking the Aberdare Range, Laikipia Plains and Mount Kenya, Tafaria Castle is just 3 hrs away from Nairobi and 30- 45 mins from either or Nyeri Town Nyahururu town.
The Tafaria Castle and Country Lodge has 50 rooms in total. The Castle houses, which is the main building house the much sought after Lord’s Room. This room is Ideal for couples on honeymoon or those looking to rekindle the flame in a luxurious setting.
Just below the Castle is the Lords court which has 7 rooms. The Lord’s room and Court overlooks the Castle’s four residential quarters: The Damsels’ Quarters are optimally sized, the Knights’ Quarters at Tafaria Castle are perfect if you would like that extra space and the Vikings’ Quarters if you fancy being tented.
Tafaria Castle is a popular destination for weddings and other special events, as it offers a unique and memorable setting. The hotel is about a three-hour drive from Nairobi, and transfers can be arranged for guests who don't have their own transportation.
Families love this Castle and its one of the best places to be during the festive season or even for a weekend getaway. If you have an intention to getaway to Tafaria Castle with family and would like to be in a spacious room, the go for the Lost Knights’ Quarters, the old house which is a 3-bedroom cottage or the Damsel-Plus which are bigger rooms with connecting doors will provide you with that spacious accommodation.
This place is not only popular with families looking for a quick family getaway, it is also an awesome place for a destination weddings and team building activities.
Tafaria Castle Location
Tafaria Castle is located in the Ndaragwa Area facing the Aberdare Ranges, in the county of Nyandarua, central Kenya.
- From Nyahururu town: 49 min (43.5 km) via Nyeri-Nyahururu Road
- From Nyeri town: 1 hr 12 min (69.7 km) via Nyeri-Nyahururu Rd/B5
The castle is about a three-hour drive from Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, and transfers can be arranged for guests who don't have their own transportation. The location offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape and provides a peaceful and serene environment for guests to relax and enjoy nature.
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- Easily accessible by road or air.
- Picturesque serene location.
- The perfect experience for adventurers!
- Great Dining options local cuisine and international cuisine.
- Explore enjoy outdoor activities and sightseeing.
- 5* Hospitality
What are the 2023 Prices for Tafaria Castle and Country Lodge?
Here are Tafaria Castle and Country Lodge Resident Rates:
What Does PPS Mean? PPS (Per Person Sharing) means cost Per Adult when sharing the Room with another. Example KES 10,000/- PPS means, 2 Adults in 1 Room pay KES 20,000/-
Tafaria Castle and Country Lodge Rates
|Rooms||General Lodge Area
(outside the Castle):
|Inside the Castle/Block:
Rate: Per Room
(2 Sharing or
||Lords Court||Lords Room|
|10th Feb 2023 – 6th Apr 2023||KES 9,800/- PPS||KES 13,720/- PP||KES 24,500/-||KES 29,400/-|
|7th Apr 2023 – 10th Apr 2023
Min: 2 Nights
|KES 9,800/- PPS||KES 13,720/- PP||KES 24,500/-||KES 29,400/-|
|11th Apr 2023 – 23rd Dec 2022||KES 9,800/- PPS||KES 13,720/- PP||KES 24,500/-||KES 29,400/-|
|24th Dec 2022 – 26th Dec 2022
Min: 2 Nights
|KES 13,800/- PPS||KES 17,720/- PP||KES 32,500/-||KES 37,400/-|
|27th Dec 2022 – 30th Dec 2022||KES 9,800/- PPS||KES 13,720/- PP||KES 24,500/-||KES 29,400/-|
|31st Dec 2022||KES 13,220/- PPS||KES 16,480/- PP||KES 32,500/-||KES 37,400/-|
Tafaria Castle Charges/Rates are in KES, Per Person Sharing (Full Board), Per Night
Rates Exclude: Drinks and other Extras
Tafaria Castle Child Rates/Policy:
Up to 3.9 years, Sharing with Adults: FREE
4 yrs – 11yrs, Sharing with Adults: 50% of PPS
Children in own Room: 80% of Adult Rate, Per Night
12 years and above: Adult Rates apply
Extra Bed: KES 1,000/- Per Night
Which Rooms Types are in Tafaria Castle and Country Lodge?
Tafari Castle Rooms
Tafaria Castle has 72 rooms in various residential quarters.
At the center of Tafaria Castle and Country Lodge is the main Castle. In the castle is the coveted Lord’s room which is ideal for honey-mooners or those looking for extra luxury. It has some of the best views and you don’t have to walk far to access the amenities at Tafaria Castle.
Main Castle at Tafaria Castle also houses Lord’s Court which has 7 rooms. The Lord‘s Room & Court overlooks the Castle‘s 4 residential quarters, perfect if you would like that extra space.
Tafaria Castle and Country Lodge offers the option of tented accommodation. The Luxurious Vikings‘ Quarters are great if you fancy being tented in or just want some extra adventure.
If you have a family or prefer even more space, the Lost Knights‘ Quarters, the Old House which is a 3-bedroomed cottage or the Damsels‘ Plus which are bigger rooms with connecting doors will provide you with that spacious accommodation at Tafaria Castle and Country Lodge.
The Lords Room
The suite is inside the castle, has two rooms inside a sitting room and a bedroom, spacious ensuite bathroom with a bathtub, ideal for honeymooners, DSTV and a balcony overlooking Mt Kenya, the Castle and Aberdares, complementary tea and coffee. Staying in this room makes you the Castle’s Lord of the day and comes with a bottle of house wine, Fruit Basket, a horse ride and free room service.
The Lords Court
Spacious superior rooms inside the Castle, accommodates upto 4 beds, DSTV and Balcony overlooking the swimming pool, Mt Kenya, the Dream Garden or the Aberdares, complementary tea and coffee.
This private suite is inside the Castle and is a large and cozy room with a sitting area, study and bath tab. Ideal for honeymooners.
Optimally sized standard rooms, two rooms facing each other and ideal for those who want to stay in close proximity to each other, ensuite bathroom, complementary tea and coffee, DSTV and patio overlooking the scenic Aberdares.
Standard stand-alone rooms which accommodates upto 3 single beds, ensuite bathroom, complementary tea and coffee, DSTV and patio overlooking the scenic Aberdares.
Damsel Plus Quarters
Large rooms with a capacity of upto 4 single beds with interconnecting doors, ideal for families, ensuite bathroom, fire place, complementary tea and coffee.
Large rooms with a capacity of upto 4 single beds with interconnecting doors, Each set has four rooms facing each other and ideal for families, ensuite bathroom, DSTV complementary tea and coffee.
Two interconnected rooms and ideal for a family, ensuite bathroom, DSTV, complementary tea and coffee.
Luxury tents for those looking for countryside minimalism. Wagon beds with an indoor sitting area overlooking knights quarters and the Aberdares. Fits a spare bed and ideal for a couple with a small kid. Ensuite bathroom, complementary tea and coffee.
Spacious deluxe cottages with a sitting area, fits upto 3 single beds, a fireplace, DSTV and patio overlooking Mt Kenya, the Castle and Aberdares, complementary tea and coffee.
A 3-bedroomed family suite with a common sitting room, a fire place, DSTV, private compound, balcony overlooking Mt Kenya, the Castle and Aberdares, ensuite bathrooms, private compound and parking, complimentary tea and coffee.
What are the Foods & Drinks options at Tafaria Castle and Country Lodge?
Tafaria Castle offers a mix of local and international cuisine, using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible. The on-site restaurant, The Great Rift Valley, serves a range of dishes including grilled meats, salads, soups, and vegetarian options. The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating areas, and guests can enjoy stunning views of the Aberdare Mountains while they dine.
The hotel also has a bar, The Round Table Bar, which serves a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, including local and imported wines, beers, and spirits. The bar has a cozy atmosphere with a fireplace, making it a perfect spot to relax and unwind.
For guests who prefer to dine in the privacy of their rooms, the hotel offers room service, and guests can order from a menu of snacks and light meals.
Tafaria Castle offers a range of dining options to suit different tastes and preferences, and the chefs are happy to accommodate any dietary restrictions or preferences guests may have.
Which Hotel Facities are available for guests at Tafaria Castle and Country Lodge?
Tafaria Castle offers a range of facilities to make guests' stays comfortable and enjoyable. Some of the facilities include:
- Accommodation: The hotel has 33 rooms, each uniquely decorated and named after a different medieval castle. The rooms are spacious and feature modern amenities such as en-suite bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi.
- Restaurant and Bar: The hotel has an on-site restaurant, The Great Rift Valley, which serves a mix of local and international cuisine. The hotel also has a bar, The Round Table Bar, which serves a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
- Outdoor Swimming Pool: The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool that guests can use to relax and cool off.
- Spa: The hotel has a spa, where guests can enjoy a range of treatments including massages, facials, and body treatments.
- Gardens: Tafaria Castle is surrounded by beautiful gardens, which guests can explore and enjoy.
- Conference Facilities: The hotel has conference facilities that can accommodate up to 100 people, making it a perfect location for business meetings and events.
- Art Gallery: Tafaria Castle has a collection of contemporary African art, and guests can take a tour of the hotel's art gallery and learn about the artists and their work.
- Outdoor Cinema: The hotel has an outdoor cinema, where guests can watch movies under the stars.
- Wi-Fi: The hotel offers free Wi-Fi throughout the property, making it easy for guests to stay connected.
Which Hotel Activities are available for guests at Tafaria Castle and Country Lodge?
Tafaria Castle is a fun place to be with loads of activities to keep you and your family happy and engaged during your stay. Here are a few of them that can be organized while at Tafaria Castle. Some of the activities come at at fee.
- Swimming: The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool that guests can use to cool off and relax.
- Picnic to Aberdare Park: The hotel can arrange a picnic to the nearby Aberdare National Park, where guests can enjoy the natural beauty of the park while having a picnic lunch.
- Horse Chariot Riding: Guests can take a ride in a horse-drawn chariot, enjoying the scenic views of the surrounding countryside.
- Bird Watching: The hotel is surrounded by beautiful gardens and natural landscapes, making it a perfect spot for bird watching.
- Outdoor Yoga: Guests can take part in outdoor yoga classes, which take place in the hotel's gardens or other scenic locations on the estate.
- Horse Riding: Guests can go horse riding, either around the estate or on longer trails through the surrounding countryside.
- Game Drives: The hotel can arrange game drives to nearby wildlife reserves and national parks, where guests can see a variety of animals including elephants, giraffes, and lions.
- Jogging: The hotel has jogging trails around the estate for guests who want to keep fit while enjoying the outdoors.
- Archery: The hotel has an archery range, where guests can try their hand at this traditional sport.
- Cycling: Guests can go cycling around the estate or on nearby trails, enjoying the scenic views and fresh air.
- Hiking: The Aberdare Mountains offer a range of hiking trails, and the hotel can arrange guided hikes for guests of all levels.
- Cinema: The hotel has an outdoor cinema, where guests can watch movies under the stars.
- Art Tour: Tafaria Castle has a collection of contemporary African art, and guests can take a tour of the hotel's art gallery and learn about the artists and their work.
Weddings and Conferencing at Tafaria Castle and Country Lodge
Tafaria Castle has expansive gardens and the perfect backdrop for most important day of your Life; the splendid Castle overlooking Mt Kenya and Aberdare ranges. The bride and the groom are chauffeured around Tafaria’s extensive grounds in a horse drawn chariot. The first night for the couple is and spent in the luxurious Lord’s room. Weddings at Tafaria Castle are special.
The Tafaria Castle’s ballroom is available for your evening party. No need for your guests to leave in a hurry!
Tafaria Castle offers some of the best venues for conferencing in Central Kenya. The serene and calm surroundings always spark creativity. Tafaria Castle is the unique destination for companies that require something out of the ordinary.
Tafaria Castle will offer you a choice of different venues – indoors and our doors for your meetings and team building activities.