In the heart of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by scenic landscapes and natural wonders, lies a luxurious hotel that was once the private residence of a British couple Joe and Minnie MacHale, from Hampshire England. The luxury hotel is known as Lengishu House in Borana Conservancy in Kenya.
This magnificent mansion, which has been transformed into a high-end hotel, boasts breathtaking views and top-notch amenities that attract wealthy tourists from around the world.
The story of this hotel begins with the couple from the United Kingdom who fell in love with Kenya’s natural beauty and decided to make it their home. They purchased a large piece of land and built a beautiful mansion overlooking the stunning Rift Valley.
The mansion was their private residence for many years, but as they grew older, they began to think about the legacy they wanted to leave behind.
“Our family’s love of Kenya began over 40 years ago during Minnie’s life-changing four-year stay in Nairobi, from which we gained a number of deep and lasting friendships, together with an appreciation of the beauty of this country and the friendliness of its people. As a result, we embarked on our first family safari holiday in Kenya some 20 years ago,” Joe noted on the hotel’s website.
The couple decided to transform their mansion into a luxury hotel, hoping to share their love for Kenya and its natural wonders with the world.
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The hotel was designed to offer guests the ultimate in comfort and luxury, with every detail carefully crafted to provide an unforgettable experience.
The hotel’s rooms are decorated with beautiful African-inspired artwork and furniture, and each room has its own balcony with breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.
The hotel’s luxurious amenities include a beautiful infinity pool, a spa, a gym, and several outdoor activities such as hiking, bird watching, and hot air balloon rides.
The hotel’s restaurant offers a range of delicious international and Kenyan dishes, with many of the ingredients sourced from the hotel’s own organic farm.
The hotel’s luxurious offerings, coupled with its stunning location, have made it a popular destination for wealthy tourists from around the world. Guests pay up to Sh. 1.3 million per night to stay in the hotel’s most exclusive suite, which boasts a private pool, a Jacuzzi, and a personal butler. The hotel’s other rooms are also priced at a premium, with rates ranging from Sh. 100,000 to Sh. 500,000 per night.
The hotel has become a favorite destination for high-profile individuals, including Kenya’s former President, Uhuru Kenyatta, who once spent a night in the hotel’s exclusive suite.
The former president was reportedly impressed by the hotel’s luxurious amenities and stunning location, praising the owners for their commitment to showcasing Kenya’s natural beauty to the world.
The hotel’s success has not only brought economic benefits to the owners but also to the local community. The hotel employs a large number of locals, and many of the hotel’s supplies and services are sourced from nearby businesses.
The owners have also set up a foundation to support local conservation efforts and promote sustainable tourism in the area.
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