Overview of Tafaria Castle & Country Lodge

Tafaria Castle and Country Lodge endeavours to be every guest’s dream come true. It was founded by George Tafaria in 2012 as a way to transform his rural community where he grew up and to provide alternative accommodation in Nyahururu and near Nyeri.

The castle is built in rural Kenya on a hill, next to the scenic Aberdare ranges overlooking the Laikipia plains and Mt Kenya. It is only a 3-hour drive from Nairobi and about an hour from either Nyeri or Nyahururu towns. Tafaria Castle was built to start two different paradigm shifts; adventure, brought about by the castle’s unique location overlooking Mount Kenya, and imagination, elicited by the medieval style of the castle and its surrounding buildings.

These are the two viewpoints that are the foundation of the Castle. It provides for those visitors looking for a unique, picturesque getaway and is a perfect place to go for anything; from weddings to business meetings.


Just below the Castle, which has 50 rooms in total, is the Lord’s court which has 7 rooms. The Lord’s room and Court overlooks the Castle’s four residential quarters: The Damsels’ Quarters are optimally sized, the Knights’ Quarters at the Castle are perfect if you would like that extra space and the Vikings’ Quarters if you fancy being tented.

These rooms are ideal for couples as it is one of the most romantic destinations in Kenya, and is also perfect for those looking to rekindle the flame in a luxurious setting.

Family Getaways

Families love this Castle and its one of the best places to be during the festive season or even for a weekend getaway. If you have an intention to get away to Tafaria Castle with family and would like to be in a spacious room, the go for the Lost Knights’ Quarters, the old house which is a 3-bedroom cottage or the Damsel-Plus which are bigger rooms with connecting doors will provide you with that spacious accommodation.

Foods & Drinks at Tafaria Castle

Meals at Tafaria Castle are provided on a full board basis. The lodge also has one Main restaurant where meals are served. There is one main bar where drinks and snacks are served at an extra cost.

Activities for guests at Tafaria Castle

Tafaria Castle is a fun place to be with loads of activities to keep you and your family happy and engaged during your stay. Here are a few of them that can be organized while here. You should, however, note that some of the activities come at a fee.

  • Swimming
  • Picnic to Aberdare park
  • Horse chariot ridding
  • Bird Watching
  • Outdoor Yoga
  • Horse riding
  • Game Drives
  • Jogging
  • Archery
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Cinema
  • Art Tour

Extra Services Offered at the Tafaria Castle and Country Lodge



Tafaria Castle has expansive gardens and the perfect backdrop for the most important day of your Life; the splendid Castle overlooking Mt Kenya and Aberdare ranges. The bride and the groom are chauffeured around Tafaria’s extensive grounds in a horse-drawn chariot. The first night for the couple is and spent in the luxurious Lord’s room.

The Tafaria Castle’s ballroom is available for the evening party. No need for your guests to leave in a hurry! So if you’re looking for the best wedding venues in Nyeri or Nyahururu, this is the place to be.


Tafaria Castle offers some of the best venues for conferencing in Central Kenya. The serene and calm surroundings always spark creativity. Tafaria Castle is the unique destination for companies that require something out of the ordinary.

Contact us to book your team building, conferences or wedding at Tafaria Castle and Country Lodge – at the best rates available.


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