Macushla House is a very friendly guest house, set in the heart of Langata, just 20 minutes from the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. Originally two semi-detached cottages and now one, it overlooks one of the last pockets of indigenous forest in the area.
Accommodation & Facilities
A maximum of ten guests can be accommodated at any one time in what the owners describe as a 'home from home'. There is a swimming pool, bar, dining room and two bedroom wings.
Macushla is also within easy reach of a number of local attractions, including Nairobi National Park, local craft workshops, and the Giraffe Centre and bird walk.
Erica and Jill - LONDON, UK
TRAVEL DATE: AUG 2014 POSTED: SEP 2014
It seemed fine until we thought about it at the end of the holiday. I think having been spoilt later on, we thought it looked tired. The swimming pool was green. Jill still swam in it! The wardrobe hangers... Read More
It seemed fine until we thought about it at the end of the holiday. I think having been spoilt later on, we thought it looked tired. The swimming pool was green. Jill still swam in it! The wardrobe hangers were very high up so we hardly unpacked! Pleasant staff, red snapper meal was good and breakfast too. Less
Graham and Denise - WILTSHIRE, UK
TRAVEL DATE: FEB 2014 POSTED: FEB 2014
Really convenient for an overnight stop or day room waiting for flights. Nice surroundings set conveniently for a number of local attractions and of course shopping. Pleasant gardens and a pool area. Very friendly attentive staf... Read More
Really convenient for an overnight stop or day room waiting for flights. Nice surroundings set conveniently for a number of local attractions and of course shopping. Pleasant gardens and a pool area. Very friendly attentive staff, nothing too much trouble. If we were to suggest anything it would be for an upgrade to their shower appliances, although everything works perfectly well. Less
Barbara - CALIFORNIA, USA
TRAVEL DATE: 2011 POSTED: OCT 2013
Talk about a soft landing after hard travel! Macushla was wonderful, the epitome of comfort and relaxation with the kindest staff. It was the perfect start to our Kenyan safari.
John Spence - CALIFORNIA, USA
TRAVEL DATE: 2012 POSTED: OCT 2013
Macushla House is an okay bed and breakfast—perfect for a one nighter. The rooms are clean, the pool’s decent, and it’s in a nice area of the city.
When is the best time
to go on a safari holiday in Kenya?
There are advantages throughout the year, depending on what you’d like to do and see and the climate varies in different regions of Kenya. At higher elevations such as the Laikipia Plateau, the Samburu region and the Masai Mara, you can count on cooler early mornings and evenings, even in the summer, so bringing a jacket or warm pullover for morning and evening game drives is always a good idea. The Kenyan coast tends to be warmer and more humid year round.
January to March
Great months to escape the northern hemisphere’s winter, this is a dry period in Kenya, with sunny hot days on safari, and hotter temperatures, with the possibility of some humidity, on the coast. These months are among the best for snorkelling and diving.
April and May
Fewer visitors holiday in Kenya during April and May as these months are when the long rains traditionally fall, making animals scarcer. Some safari camps do take the chance for an annual closure, but visitors who travel during these months will enjoy quiet safari areas, low visitor numbers, and equally low prices.
June to October
Although these are Kenya’s winter months, days are still hot once the sun has risen, and the cool nights mean sleep is comfortable. Wildlife viewing is excellent as leaves come off trees, shrubs and grass dies back, and animals are increasingly drawn to water.
The herds of the wildebeest migration typically move into the Masai Mara in July, and remain until October.
Temperatures rise in November and there is the chance of rain in short sharp showers. Lower visitor numbers are also reflected in the prices of safari camps and lodges, and wildlife viewing can be excellent with so few other people around.
The climate in Kenya in December is similar to January and February, with sunny hot days and very good wildlife viewing. The higher temperatures on the coast are perfect for lounging on a beach holiday, and Christmas and New Year are fantastic for a safari and beach holiday in Kenya.
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