Karichota - The Traveller’s Paradise

Purchased in 1993 by Keith Pearson, Karichota lies on a 10 acre plot of indigenous cedar and olive forest next to the Burguret River, on the slopes of Mt. Kenya. It takes its name from the stream that runs through the land. There is a four-bedroomed house, the Supitwa dance and yoga studio, a gallery, a covered verandah with a fireplace and solar power which provides the lighting and hot water. We also have mains power for running the fridge and charging phones and there is 4G Wifi. Karichota sleeps 8 comfortably.


How to get there

  Karichota is approximately 170 km north of Nairobi. Matatus ca be found at Tea Room. Take the main Thika road from Nairobi to Karatina (which is a distance of 120 kilometres). Twelve kilometres after Karatina, turn right onto the road to Nanyuki.  After another 34 kilometres you will reach the small town of Naro Moru. Six kilometres past the town of Naro Moru, you will pass a small petrol station, and then you will see a shiny green shop on your right. Take this turning, follow the track for one kilometre and turn left at the Karichota sign. This road has recently been graded and is in reasonable condition. In case of heavy rains, please check with Jane in advance. Her number is 0714 002 114.

Our Google Map Location is: -0.120137,37.043504


What do we do when we get there?

  Karichota is an ideal place to just sit and relax, enjoy the stunning views of the peaks of Mt. Kenya or work on your latest masterpiece. Wild animals regularly visit the house and the verandah is an ideal place from which to view the abundant bird life. (A checklist is available.) If you are in a more active frame of mind, you can walk through the forest, looking out for the myriad birds, animals and plants on the way. We will be happy to take you into the forest and show you around. Karichota is particularly rich in indigenous, medicinal plants; a pamphlet on the plants is available for keen botanists.

Whilst walking, you may catch a glimpse of some elephants at one of the two salt licks or you might try your hand at catching some of the tasty trout found in the Burguret - remember to check your fishing licence is up to date! (These can be obtained from the Trout Tree Restaurant.)

For the more adventurous, a two-hour walk will take you to the Mau-Mau Caves, or you might care to try mountain biking. Bicycles can be hired from Mountain Rock Hotel where horse-riding is also available.



You can book using Air bob, or privately through +254 722 815 112. Please allow at least a month so you can reserve the dates of your choice.


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