An impromptu night in Nanyuki

Posted by Laura Murray | July 15, 2017

We were due to stay in Samburu for the weekend, however, sitting in the office on Thursday I couldn’t wait any longer to get out of the city…

One call to Soames at 4pm and an hour later we were on the road. Although traffic was unusually heavy; we arrived by 8pm (I would advise leaving earlier so as not to drive that road in the dark if possible!).

I had never stayed at Soames before but had heard great reviews from people stopping for lunch. On arrival, despite the late arrive time and last minute booking, everything was ready for us. While my husband was shown to the room to drop our bags, the kids and I were shown to the restaurant.

Simple and elegant, contemporary décor and a friendly welcome, little else you can ask for. Service was quick and soon the kids were tucking into their fish and chips. I highly recommend the steak, they cook it to perfection and it is quite simply delicious! The menu was very reasonably priced also, especially in comparison to the prices you would pay for a meal of equal standard in Nairobi.

The rooms are simple, clean and everything you need for an overnight stay. Despite the late notice, extra beds had been made up for the kids and we all had a great night’s sleep.

I think the best is waking up in the morning and the feeling that you are already on safari! It is so peaceful with sound of water trickling into the pond close to the room and birds waking up.

Breakfast is served to the same standard as dinner. Various options were available from poached eggs to a full fry up using all the best and freshest ingredients.

After breakfast, we continued on our (now much shorter) drive to Samburu.

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