Welcome to PumzikaTu - your home for your stay in lovely Shimba Hills. This is a place of great beauty, tranquility and comfort with spectacular views over an unspoilt Game Reserve. It is your home and your staff who are well trained, discreet and friendly. You have a housekeeper, a gardener, a driver and two watchmen.
Also a Master Chef who will cook your favourite dishes. Located on a 1200’ high ridge just half an hour from the famous beaches of the Indian Ocean and the international resort of Diani Beach with its supermarkets, night-clubs and beach hotels. PumzikaTu is the perfect place to chill out with high-speed Internet, comfortable bedrooms, barbecue and swimming pool.
"I may not be the number one movie star, or my films might not be doing too good. I am grateful for what life has offered me. I have got a great family, parents are together, have a great sister, I get to holiday. All these things make me grateful towards life, for everything. I always say - have an attitude of gratitude."
Three front-facing double bedrooms all with balconies, fans and mosquito nets. The master room has a seating space and a bathroom with double wash-basins, shower and bath; the second bedroom shares a bathroom with the third, joined by a dressing room with a small child cot. All the rooms have desks and Internet.
There is a large internal sitting area with a dining table for six, a fireplace and an upright piano and a triple, a double sofa and an arm-chair. There is good internet throughout and it is free. The is a private bar with a small bar-fridge and a small basin.
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"Some people think that going on a caravan holiday is a slightly more upscale version of camping. Let me assure you, it is much better than that. You know that you will have your creature comforts wherever you are. I never have to pack light, and I can put the kettle on in any location."
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"For me, I think everybody with half a heart tries to do their best to do their part of good during the holiday season."
We absolutely loved our stay. We had booked a few days stay after a weeklong safari in Masai Mara to rest and recharge. What a beautiful, beautiful place. Lynn was amazing in helping get everything set up and suggesting fun things to do in Kwale and also in Mombasa. However, the house is just so stunning, and the cook Chef is world class, so we ended up resting and recharging. The house overlooks the nature reserve and we were able to see elephants, we were also visited by monkeys and bush babies. The pool was lovely as well, we mostly just sat in the patio and enjoyed the amazing panoramic views. What an experience! We were treated as family, everything was taken care of and true to its name, we were able to "just rest" - "pumzika-tu". Overall, it was an absolutely wonderful experience and we can not wait to go back.
Lynn and her husband were very welcoming. Lynn picked us up from the airport and took us to the shops to buy groceries before taking us to the house, offering us a welcome drink and showing us round. The view from the house is breathtaking and the house has been beautifully done up. The staff are excellent, particularly the cook. It would be a great location for a family holiday with older kids, but you would need to keep constant watch over little ones (pool, cliffs).
We had a wonderful stay and would highly recommend coming to stay at Pumzika Tu. We will be back! The views are exceptional and it was perfect for a relaxing few days. We wished we could have stayed longer. Lynn really did a super job at making us feel at home and making sure we had everything we needed and more. A big shout out to the fabulous Mr Chief, who ensured we ate like kings. It was all brilliant, thank you!
Pumzika tu was exactly what the name suggests - relax only. Absolutely beautiful house and view, elephants roaming below, chef cooking fantastic meals, kids swimming in the pool. An amazing getaway. Bring a set of binoculars (there are some at the house, but more is helpful for elephant watching), and a light jacket - it can get cool at night even close to the coast. Dinner on the porch watching the sunset over Kilimanjaro is delightful.Read More Reviews
I'd love to do a safari holiday somewhere in Africa - maybe Kenya or Tanzania. I have never been, and we've deliberately waited until the children are older so that they could appreciate it, learn something and come back with stories.
The living area has a large seating area and a balcony to read and enjoy the changing clouds and shadows of our wrap around view, and occasionally herds of elephants are seen in the valley below the balcony where there is a hammock to laze in, and a dining table which seats 8 and can be extended to seat 12.
There is a shower and a bath and a double basin. Toiletries, shower gel, Dove soap, Argen oil based shampoo, conditioner and body lotion are provided. The bedrooms have square mosquito netting. They also have fans, and wifi. We provide bedside lights. torches, tissues and bottled water.
It is a place of beauty, privacy and tranquility and comfort. The staff are friendly and discreet and we lend you our Master Chef. It is perfect for a honeymoon, families, people running their businesses on the internet, musical groups, writing groups, painting groups and even for groups who just want to party, or for Company bonding or think-tanking.
MES is an example of ecotourism, as well as community-based-conservation efforts, both of which are very recent trends in conservation management. In this community-based program, the local people have leased their privately owned property to a community-based trust. The trust manages the sanctuary for the conservation and preservation of the elephants.
We are happy to answer all your open questions in a personal conversation. Call us at: (+254) 705 366 169 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org