Sasa Travel: A bar named after a tree

One of the single rooms with a master bed.
One of the single rooms with a master bed.

The lure of new places is usually too strong to resist. So off I went to the newly opened Panari Resort in Nyahururu, Laikipia county.

Nestled on 20 acres in the serene East Marmanet forest, is the luxurious hideaway. A true gem! You really don't expect it to there only

two-and-a-half to three hours drive from Nairobi but it is. Its even a shorter drive if coming from Mount Kenya.

The fireplace in each of the 22 cottages of four rooms each is a welcome addition especially when the evening chill sets in. And if you feel an urge to splurge, upgrade to the

executive and presidential villas, you won't regret it.

Enjoy a memorable dining experience at the Brown Olive Restaurant overlooking the tranquil gorge of the Thompson Falls and the Ewaso Nyiro river. Grab a night cap at the Silky Oak Bar (named after some of the indigenous trees in the neighbouring forest).

Unwind at the fully-equipped gym and spa, or if exercise is not your thing, try out the steam and sauna or the relaxing waters of the indoor heated swimming pool.

Take advantage of the early birds opening rate (March 24 to May 31)

on full board for a standard room - Sh16,200 (single) and Sh23,400 for double rooms. cottages are Sh18,000 (single) and Sh26,000 for double. After official opening on June 1, the prices will go up.


Two specially set-up at the main building for physically challenged guests.

Four large conference rooms

upto 250pax