Jobs fill your pockets, adventures fill your soul ~ Jaime Lyn
Happy New Month! 😀 Do you ever judge whether to visit a place based on ‘Things To Do’ and possible adventures? Then Mugie Conservancy is the place for you! 😀
If you just made it here, welcome to our #DestinationLaikipia Series! 😀 As promised on our last post, today we explore Fun Activities at Mugie Conservancy, plus a quick tour of Mutamaiyu House…
4 Ways To Experience Mugie Conservancy
Take A Morning Game Drive & Watch Lions Hunt
After our night at Ekorian’s Mugie Camp, we set out early the next day for a Morning Game Drive & to breakfast at their sister Lodge: Mutamaiyu House.
Our Game Drive promptly turned into a ‘movie’ when our guide, George, spotted a lioness on the hunt.
She was sneakily camouflaged in the grass, watching a herd of Beisa Oryxes who were munching on breakfast without a care in the world.
I was tempted to scream: ‘RUN!!’ but the guys: Kevin, Tim and Mwarv were thrilled by the prospect of witnessing a kill.
Patiently, she inched on calculatedly, closing the distance on her prey.
Suddenly, one of the dominant Oryxes got spooked. His sharp ears shot into the air, listening…
‘Aaah, maybe it will warn the others…’ we mused.
But nope. The guy took another bite of grass, oblivious of the growing danger.
The lioness waited, watching. So we waited.
Instantaneously, the lioness took off like the wind! Whoa!
By some miracle, the herd caught wind of danger & started to run off. And run they did- like mad!
It all happened so fast!
The lioness caught up… Well, almost.
But then she gave up the chase, stopping to watch her breakfast go.
Phew! The poor wildlings would live to die another day. 😀
The guys disappointed, and me relieved, we continued with our game drive. 🙂
We later came across these two notorious cheetah brothers. They stared lazily, un-bothered by our presence.
Apparently, one hurt his leg some time back… Now thick as thieves, his brother keeps him safe from predators & helps him go hunting.
While you may not catch lion’s hunting, a Game Drive through Mugie Conservancy promises some wild, unique experiences. 🙂
Catch Spectacular Views & Sumptuous Breakfast at Mutamaiyu House
Matimayu House is set on a hill, overlooking the beautiful landscapes of Mugie Conservancy.
Niki Han initially built Mutamaiyu House as a family home. He wanted an elevated spot with a good view of the mesmerizing landscapes.
We stood for some minutes entranced by the magnificent views… I remember thinking out loud- “I could live here”. 🙂
Breakfast with our hosts was lovely, spent swapping stories about our shared passions for travel. 🙂
Famished, neither of us remembered to take any shots of the food. 😀
The lodge has 6 rooms (Roundavels) with huge windows that offer the most remarkable sights.
I love that feeling of wide spaces, like you are outside, even though you aren’t… 🙂
I could imagine soaking in this bathtub…. Ulalala!
Their infinity pool makes for a good romantic rendezvous with your boo.
Mutamaiyu House is an excellent escape from the city’s shenanigans.
It is quiet, intimate & well-suited for people looking to connect with nature, each other or with themselves.
Try Golfing In a Conservancy!
Did You Know? Mugie’s is the only Golf Course in a Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya.
It doesn’t get any more unique right? 😀
Their golf course is labor of love, currently boasting 18 holes. They look forward to expanding.
Kevin and I were lucky enough to score some lessons from a very patient caddie… 🙂
You will enjoy unwinding here, breathing in the crisp air as you hit some balls.
Go Kayaking On a Dam With Elephants!
Imagine yourself kayaking to an island in the middle of the dam, while elephants take a dip in the water and drink their fill…
That’s the beauty of kayaking in a wildlife conservancy. Just about anything is possible! 😉
As you probably know by now… I can’t exactly swim.
Mwarv’s attempts to get me on a kayak by myself were utterly fruitless. *Sorry Mwarv! 😀
Thankfully, they have kayaks for two people… Finally working up some courage, I got into one with our guide George.
This would be ideal for non-swimmers like me, or for younger kids who don’t want to miss out on the fun. 🙂
Bonus: Kiss a Giraffe & Go Tracking With the Hounds
I won’t go into details of this, to keep you guessing so you’ll have something to discover at Mugie Conservancy on your own… 😉 Have fun!
Whether you choose Ekorian’s Mugie Camp or Mutamaiyu House, your stay at Mugie Conservancy is always an adventure waiting to happen. 😀
P.S. They will soon have camping options at Mugie, for camping enthusiasts.
Many thanks to our amazing hosts at Mugie for showing us a memorable time!
And Cheers to my travel companions, Mwarv, Kevin and Tim, always a fun time with you guys! 😀
Mwangi Kirubi (Mwarv)
Yay thank you for reading! 😀 Let’s Chat! Drop your comments, questions & feedback on the Comments’ Section down below! 😉
P.S. Look Out for new Laikipia adventures with Team 2 : Mutua Matheka (Truthslinger), Tj (the_mentalyst), Josh Kisamwa and Rachel (Safari 254) starting next week! 😉
<<Love and Light. Stay Inspired Always>>
Stella NguuMarch 19, 2018 at 7:21 pm
Feeling like I experienced that hunt too. I would have screamed RUN to the prey too. Kayaking I need to try. George better wait on me.
Scrapbook JourneysMarch 21, 2018 at 7:41 am
Hehe, I am glad you felt it too Stella! I am relieved to know that someone else would yell for the prey to RUN! 😀 I bet George would be more than happy to, go for it! 😀 😀
ChristineMarch 2, 2018 at 2:01 pm
Felt like I was watching a movie as I read about the hunt! Like I was there in that moment! Adrenaline and all..! Watching a hunt never gets old…
Would like to try kayaking one of these days… With 40 life jackets on me!
Scrapbook JourneysMarch 7, 2018 at 9:48 am
Niiice! I am glad to read that you enjoyed the hunt-part… 😀
Hahaha I know what you mean about 40 life jackets! 😀 And yes, Kayaking is so worth a try! You will love it!
Thank you for reading Christine! 😀
NeshMarch 2, 2018 at 12:32 am
Laikipia is a promised land Canaan on earth right ama? You have really made me want to visit it for sure. Loving this series and looking forward to more
Scrapbook JourneysMarch 2, 2018 at 10:07 am
Yaay! Glad you are inspired to visit! And Yes, Laikipia must be a Canaan of its own 😀 Haha.
Thank you for reading dear, I appreciate you! Always! Bless you! 😀
PatriciaMarch 1, 2018 at 7:08 pm
Beautiful Kenya we have God bless you for sharing
You mean that’s Laikipia? And the lake?
Scrapbook JourneysMarch 2, 2018 at 10:06 am
Hahaha Yes, it’s Laikipia Pat, all of it! I was also just as surprised at how rich the county is! So much to do, and something for everyone! Thank you for reading dear, I appreciate you and the great support! Bless you! 😀
MithaMarch 1, 2018 at 6:33 pm
Boy doesn’t this look like fun????? Laikipia for the win.
Scrapbook JourneysMarch 2, 2018 at 10:05 am
Haha, it sure was! Laikipia Wins for sure! 😀
Thank you for reading dear! Truly appreciate it! 😀 😀
JackieMarch 1, 2018 at 5:56 pm
Kayak! A must try for me, with someone of course ,can’t swim too..
Always nice to learn new things from your post.
Scrapbook JourneysMarch 2, 2018 at 10:04 am
Jackie!! This needs to be the year we tick ‘swimming’ off our list aki! And Yes, would love to see you do Kayaking! Good stuff! Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment! 😀
WanjikuMarch 1, 2018 at 4:06 pm
Laikipia is unfolding very interestingly and extremely breath taking.
Looking forward to the next series.
Keep on darl.
Scrapbook JourneysMarch 2, 2018 at 10:02 am
Hey! Thank you, so glad to read that you are enjoying the series! Thank you for reading!! I appreciate you! 😀
Stom al-MadusiMarch 1, 2018 at 3:05 pm
As always, nothing but new experiences here and knowledge. And to think sometimes I feel like there’s no other place to visit in Kenya.
That first giraffe pic 😀 It has that “Msscheeew!” look that ladies make when you’re not making sense. Now I’m out.
Thank you for always enlightening us with your journeys.
Scrapbook JourneysMarch 2, 2018 at 10:00 am
Hahahahaha Does it really? haha I actually had to go back and look at the Giraffe, and you might just be right! Lol 😀
Yes! Always my pleasure to share, Kenya is so rich, I can’t wait to discover more and more of our beautiful country! Thanks for reading Stom! I appreciate your support! 😀
MukuhiMarch 1, 2018 at 1:21 pm
Great read as always. The animal you refer to as wild buck is better know as the oryx. It is one of the creatures of the north, only found above the equator.
That said, i can not wait to explore Mugie.
Scrapbook JourneysMarch 1, 2018 at 1:57 pm
Thank you Mukuhi for the correction! 😀 Phew! I have updated it on the post, so I don’t end up misleading others, like I did myself. Woi. 😀
Also, thanks for that fun fact-good stuff! 😀 Thank you for reading!