The Panari Resort Nyahururu

The Panari Resort Nyahururu
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  • By: Joseph Roberts

    “Escape to a luxury hideaway waiting for you in the heart of 20 acres of tranquil forest”

    The Resort is a short 2 ½ hour drive from Nairobi and an hour’s drive from Mount Kenya, off the popular Mount Kenya-Samburu safari circuit on the Nyeri-Nyahururu road. You can simply unwind in the comfort of the resort or use it as your base as you head out on safari to explore Lake Nakuru, Lake Baringo and/or Lake Bogaria.

    Whether you are coming for a short break or a longer retreat, The Panari Resort Nyahururu has all you need for a perfect stay.


    The Resort offers a choice of accommodation, all with views of the Thompson Falls gorge and the Marmanet Forest

    The Courtyard Rooms

    Hosted in the main building are family rooms that are all interconnected, offering spacious accommodation in twin and double occupancies. The rooms look into the children’s playing area allowing for peace of mind as you sit on the balcony, taking in the sounds of the Thompson Falls.

    Tastefully furnished with polished wood, these rooms are adorned with portraits of Joseph Thompson’s adventures and wildlife that once roamed free.

    Room amenities include tea and coffee making facilities, safe deposit box, plasma screen, direct dial telephone, and free wi-fi.

    The rooms are closely situated near the dining and bar area for your convenience.

    Two rooms for the physically challenged are also situated in the main building

    Cottage Rooms

    With views over the Ewaso Nyiro river and further onto the Marmanet Forest, the cottage rooms are aptly named after indigenous trees of the Laikipia, and are set in a quiet and serene area away from the main building. Access to the cottage rooms is via smart golf carts.

    Each spacious room has a stone fire place to offer warmth on the typically cold evenings and balconies to take in the breath-taking views from the privacy of your room.

    Accommodation is in both twin and doubles, sporting an open plan feature complete with an intimate sitting area.

    The walk-in showers offer a welcome respite after a day spent in high altitude and the accompanying amenities compliment your experience.

    Room amenities include tea and coffee making facilities, safe deposit box, plasma screen, direct dial telephone, and free wi-fi.

    Villa Rooms

    Set in the nook of the Resort are the Executive Villa and Presidential Suite. These tastefully furnished Villas are surrounded by plush gardens offering privacy and the peace and quiet reminiscent of the Joseph Thompson era.

    Each Villa is equipped with a hallway, kitchenette, living room area complete with fire place and balcony.

    Room amenities include tea and coffee making facilities, safe deposit box, plasma screen, direct dial telephone, and free wi-fi.

    Valet services are inclusive in the rate to further compliment your stay.

    Bars and Restaurants

    Enjoy great food with family and friends. The Panari Resort Nyahururu offers delightful variety of international cuisine, well roasted coffees, teas, light meals, smoothies, desserts and superb pastries under one roof of The Panari Resort Nyahururu.

    The Brown Olive Restaurant

    One can enjoy the legendary Brown Olive Restaurant – reputed to be our scenic point, capturing the Joseph Thompson Fall’s history to compliment the feel.

    The Panari Resort Nyahururu guests enjoy a choice of the indoor dining at this legendary restaurant that holds pride of place in the main building of the resort. The Brown Olive offers a fusion of cuisines with influences from Continental and pan-African cuisines. It also serves mouth-watering pizzas prepared in an authentic wood fired oven. The restaurant opens from 6.00am to 10.30pm.

    Pool Bar and Restaurant

    The ideal spot to enjoy fresh juices and light meals and the perfect complement to a day by the pool block, or simply to take a relaxed break.

    Dining Details

    Take advantage of the Happy Hour as a refreshing alternative to cool down. Mondays to Sundays, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, the Pool Bar offers 50% off on house spirits, house wine and beer bottles at the daily happy hours. Our weekend BBQ’s are sure to treat your appetite as you chill under the sun. Every Friday and Saturday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

    Silky Oak Bar

    The Silky Oak Bar is an elegantly decadent, plush lounge bar; home to the finest mixologists ready to serve exotic and tailored cocktails at any given time. The Silky Oak Bar serves up an international selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner items throughout the day. It’s the spot for the attentive service.

    The Silky Oak Bar stocks all major local and international newspapers and in keeping with its status there are screens mounted to keep you updated with the latest news and sports.

    Conference & Meeting Rooms

    The Resort has 4 conference rooms, complete with state-of-the-art audio visual, free wi-fi and air condition. The Panari Resort Nyahururu dedicated events team is on hand to tailor make your event.

    Taking a leaf from the history of Laikipia, the main conference room is named – The Joseph Thompson Banqueting Hall. With capacities of up-to 250 delegates, this vast room is suited to events such as meetings, weddings, ceremonial get-togethers and launches.

    For that high-end VIP event, the Resort offers the Golden Oak room. This room is tastefully furnished to suit your needs with a choice of banqueting menus to choose from.

    The Golden Oak, together with the Purple Orchid and Walnut tree rooms can accommodate up to 65 delegates each in cocktail set up.

    The conference room capacities are shown as below, and rates are available for daily delegate use, and room hire use.

    Wedding Venue

    Proposed wedding packages at the Panari Resort Nyahururu

    Premium Package

    • 1 night complimentary accommodation in a honeymoon cottage room.
    • Photo shoot on Panari Resort Grounds as well as at the Thompson Falls
    • Complimentary use of a golf cart for the photo shoot session
    • Non alcoholic cocktail for the bridal party Max 12 pax
    • One month gym membership to shape up for the wedding
    • Free bridal makeup (4 pax)
    • Use of Lounge for bridal drink
    • Complimentary bottle of Sparkling wine
    • Deluxe fruit basket
    • Flowers in the room
    • Free pressing service for couples evening wear
    • Late checkout at 4pm
    • Post wedding 1 hour stress reliever massage for couple
    • Complimentary room on HB for 1st anniversary. To include fruits, flowers and anniversary 1 KG cake
    • Four course lunch inclusive of a soft drink
    • Bridal table set up
    • Tents and chairs

    Standard Package

    • 1 night complimentary accommodation in a honeymoon cottage room.
    • Complimentary Photo shoot on Panari Grounds
    • Non alcoholic cocktail for the bridal party max 12 pax
    • Complimentary use of golf cart for the photo shoot session
    • Free bridal makeup (4 pax)
    • Complimentary bottle of red wine
    • Standard fruit basket
    • Flowers in the room
    • Late checkout 2pm
    • Room service breakfast
    • 50% on rate for 1st anniversary night offer inclusive of anniversary 1KG cake
    • Four course lunch inclusive of a soft drink
    • Bridal table set up
    • Tents and chairs

    Entertainment and Activities (inside the resort)

    Eucalyptus Spa

    The Panari Resort Nyahururu offer an indoor pool and well-trimmed lawn for sun bathing and a well-trained life guard around the clock during pool operating hours, with bar and restaurant offering the best of healthy options perfect for kids and adults .

    The Panari Resort Nyahururu gym carries the modern gym equipment’s to cater the desire of every individual that visits our facility we also offer personalized workout regimen to help every member meet there highest goals in fitness and lifestyle.

    We also have a well-trained instructor who is all rounded to offer zumba and yoga and aerobics.

    Steam and Sauna

    Enjoy healing chambers driven by the most healing essential oils provided in your visit at the Eucalyptus Spa we offer daily access.


    Enjoy the modern yoga therapy in our Eucalyptus Spa with our internationally qualified gym instructor for the in house guest and our health club members.


    Enjoy fully equipped salon offering the latest hair trends with our highly experienced hair guru.

    The Panari Resort Nyahururu offers a wide range of services ideal for walk ins, reservation and they also offer best wedding up dos.

    Lush Gardens

    The Panari Resort, Nyahururu has well-manicured lawns and flower gardens which makes it a beautiful location for wedding photo shoots, garden parties, engagement grounds, exhibitions and children’s outdoor activitie

    Kids Playing Area

    Play in their indoor and outdoor game area with lots of fun activities for children and adults alike.

    Swimming Pool

    Take a swim in our indoor swimming pool


    Recharge in the Gym

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