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Grogan's Castle Cottage, Taita Taveta

Taita Taveta, Up-Country
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Telephone:
0735 965636, 0722 360111, 0733 824608, 0713 600824
bookings@holidayhomeskenya.com
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http://www.holidayhomeskenya.com

Grogan’s Castle Cottage is situated next to Grogan’s Hotel, overlooking Tsavo West Game Park and Mount Kilimanjaro, only 20 minutes from Lake Jipe and 20kms from the Tanzanian Border (Taveta).

Sleeping a maximum of 6 people, the cottage features a master bedroom and 2 twin bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen and lovely living room. There is one shared bathroom and due to the remote nature of the property, there is electricity for only 5 hrs per day (but with additional power available at a fee).

Bursting with historical interest, Colonel Grogan originally built Grogan’s Castle in the 1930s, which has since been renovated and restored to its former glory. An incredible man of vision, Colonal Grogan left his legacy in the area of Taveta and beyond. In the 1930s he built kilometers of water canals, all fed by Njoro Kuba springs in Taveta. He propagated sisal, cotton, mangoes, coconut palms, avocados, maize and more in this region and towards Lake Jipe he set up a 45 acre fish farm, constructed to breed Tilapia. Innovatively the water was supplied to the farm by canal (from the springs in Taveta), due to the lake water being too alkaline for fish-breeding. Colonal Grogan also imported the first Rainbow Trout from Scotland and introduced them into the Mt. Kenya region, he constructed Kilindi Harbour in Mombasa and was responsible for starting commercial logging and the saw-milling industry in Kenya.

Local Activities:
Game drives (vehicle available at a fee), guided walk, Fishing, Sundowners, Scenic flights, Cultural activities (traditional dancers), Excursions to Tsavo West National Park and world war/ battlefields.

RATES:
Sleeps 6 pax
Kes 12,000 per night

    No offers available
    Beachfront
    En-suite rooms
    Fireplace
    Outdoor fire pit
    Pleasant views
    Swimming Pool
    Verandah
    • Game Drives (vehicle available for a fee)
    • Guided Walks
    • Fishing (Lake Chala)
    • Afternoon visits and Sundowners at Lake Jipe or Lake Chala
    • Excursions to Tsavo West National Park and Amboseli National Park and World War 1 battle fields
    • Cultural activities (traditional dancers)
    • Scenic Flights
    Check out: 10.30am Check in: 12.00 noon
    Local Airstrip Grogan’s Castle Airstrip (1,200 metres long), available for Private Charters. Other Transport By road (4 wheel drive) Driving directions 120kms from Voi

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