Outside view of The Castle on Champagne RidgeChilling out
Views, Wildlife and Sunsets at The Castle
Views, Wildlife and Sunsets at The Castle
6 guests
5 bedrooms
6 beds
1 bath
6 guests
5 bedrooms
6 beds
1 bath
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The Castle on Champagne Ridge is the perfect getaway for those who want peace and tranquillity. Sit on the balcony and soak in the incredible views while antelope graze on the sweet grass in front of this self sufficient eco friendly home.

The Castle is located only 18kms from Kiserian town on an all weather dirt road in the heart of Masai land away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is not unusual to have to give way to herds of cows and goats while herdsman welcome you to the area

The space

Please Note: The map showing our location is incorrect, this is due to G Maps not recognising our location! We are located on Champagne Ridge which is off Magadi Road near the far end of the Ngong Hills not the Ngong Town end; which also explains why we have such amazing views and wildlife!

The Castle on Champagne Ridge runs on solar and wind power and we harvest our own water; so very eco friendly.

The house is an open plan design maximising the stunning outlook and outdoor living areas. The living area boasts the most comfortable Italian leather sofa guaranteed to induce an afternoon nap, the open plan kitchen offers the best views of any kitchen in Africa and the large mahogany dining table is perfect to enjoy meals with family and friends.

The balcony is kitted with an outdoor dining table with comfortable safari style chairs while the BBQ grill tempts anyone to grill dinner! There are a couple of lazy chairs which are perfect for chilling while reading a great book or staring at the view or for that sneaky cat nap.

The Castle on Champagne Ridge also has a library filled with a range of books for you to enjoy while staying and some games like monopoly, cards and dominoes.

Other useful items include a TV and DVD player with a range of movies on DVD as well as an ipod docking station so you can listen to your favourite music.

We have also included a water filter so you don't have to bring bottled water with you (better for the environment!) and there is tea, coffee and sugar as well as salt and pepper and a few other spices in the kitchen.

There are 5 sleeping areas, 2 bedrooms downstairs and 3 sleeping areas on the mezzanine floor separated with a unique indoor canvas tent! The mezzanine has an indoor balcony and living area with stunning views of the Rift Valley.

The area is very safe to go walking on top of the cliff or if you are up for more energetic exercise then you can hike in and out of the valley, we have a few regulars who bring their mountain bikes or motor bikes to explore the area.

Hiking in our area is fantastic, we have a natural spring and traditional Masai caves which can be visited (Masai caves subject to not being used by the Elders or young Masai warriors); there is also a huge old twisted yellow acacia tree which will have you wondering how it got its shape! The views are incredible and if we are lucky we will spot dik dik, rock hyrax, vervet monkeys and eland!!

We are located only 10 minutes from Champagne 4x4 Park an up and coming 4x4 off road and rally event centre. 30 minutes from Kiserian and 45 minutes from Ngong Town.

Guest access

Guests have access to the entire holiday home and 10 acres of our property including the dam. Much of the area is not fenced so you are free to go for long walks either on top of the cliff or down into the valley.

Champagne Ridge is famous for stunning views and brilliant hiking and biking. It is a very safe area only 1 hour from Karen, 30 minutes from Kiserian or 45 minutes from Ngong Town.

Interaction with guests

We live next door to the holiday home on Champagne Ridge and are available if guests need anything.

We keep a small stock of supplies like beer, wine, charcoal, soft drinks, meat and bread available for purchase if you run out of supplies.

We also run a Solar Power project in our local community called Napenda Solar Community. Guests are more than welcome to participate in the project or have a chat to us about what we are doing.

We have 2 dogs, Sally and Turbo, who would love to take you for walks around the area and show you their favourite areas like the dam!

Other things to note

The house is 1 hour from Nairobi, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Wilson Airport in a safe rural location. Transfers to and from Nairobi or airports are available upon request.


Amenities
Smoking allowed
Kitchen

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed
Bedroom 5
1 single bed

House Rules
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

Wherever possible conserve water as we are totally self sufficient
Children 8 and above are welcome, the house does not really cater for young children
Infants who are yet at exploring stage are welcome

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house

Cancellations

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Keval User Profile
October 2017
Amazing place, amazing host. We had such a great stay at the castle with no issues at all. We shall definitely be back.

Aleyo User Profile
September 2017
The Castle is a wonderful place for a quiet getaway! Great hosts and fantastic views. Plus 3 wonderful dogs :) Shall definitely be returning. Thanks Debs!

Trena User Profile
September 2017
A wonderful place to relax away from the hussle of the city. We were looking for a place to chill after our honeymoon before returning to real life. It was perfect for that! The views are amazing and the house is unique! It is much further out than we were expecting, but the directions are (URL HIDDEN) just felt like a very long drive, especially the first time out. But 100% worth it! The hosts are INCREDIBLE....not just great hosts, but generally wonderful people who are doing great things for their community. They are very knowledgable and talented people who are very interesting to talk to, yet give plenty of privacy as well.

Aleya User Profile
September 2017
The Castle is as beautiful as the pictures show and the view from the balcony is simply breathtaking. Check in was super easy and we were delighted by how thoughtfully the kitchen had been stocked with basic items for cooking. Just a note to carry something warm because the evenings do get chilly. We look forward to visiting again.
Deborah User Profile
Response from Deborah:
Thanks Aleya, we really enjoyed hosting your parents and their friends.
September 2017

James User Profile
August 2017
Perfect getaway from Nairobi, amazing views and peaceful location. House is really well set up and Deborah is a wonderful host. Very highly recommend.
Deborah User Profile
Response from Deborah:
As always it was a pleasure to host you guys.
August 2017

Jennifer User Profile
July 2017
If you're looking for a scenic, peaceful and relaxing view, not too far from Nairobi(but feels like another world) this is your spot. Debz was an amazing host. Beautiful home...just perfect.
Deborah User Profile
Response from Deborah:
We are really happy you enjoyed your stay with us and hope Charity had a birthday to remember! You are all welcome again and again.
July 2017

Gideon User Profile
June 2017
Peaceful, private and with an amazing view. Secure both day and night. Must carry my dirt bike next time. To explore the vast dirt roads.
Deborah User Profile
Response from Deborah:
Glad you enjoyed our place. And yes it is the ideal location for exploring on a dirt bike.
June 2017

Kajiado County, KenyaJoined in August 2013
Deborah User Profile
Originally from Adelaide, Australia I have lived on the African continent since 2003 working in tourism as well as running our own community solar power project Napenda Solar Community. I have spent the better part of my working life outside of Australia working and living all o…
Languages: Deutsch, English
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Response time: within an hour

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