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our story

once upon a dream...

In the ancient land of Deighton Downs, at a time of great hardship, adventure & isolation, a young African found himself at the foothills of the Aberdare Ranges overlooking the Laikipia plains. As he grew up here, enveloped in a harsh wilderness, unto him came an immortal dream.

That dream now stands as The Tafaria Castle, Established 2012AD


So, would you like to
visit this place?


Explore the castle

Beyond venturing to the park and game drives, Archery is one of the activities you must undertake (you are surely visiting a castle!),
Horse back rides is also not to be missed (you may choose to do it on a chariot too).
If you need a free-air workout, an outdoor gym, take a walk, a run or a hike around the village - we call it goFit.
Plunge into our swimming pool as your kids hangout at the kids kingdom and indoor games in the evening.
If you are an art lover, we recommend an art tour around the Castle.


STAY inside or around the castle,
the choice is yours

The thing about Tafaria is that you can visit up to 10 times and stay in a different type of room. We have 72 rooms in various residential quarters. The Castle houses the Lord’s room which is ideal for honey-mooners or those looking for extra luxury. It also has the Lord’s Court which has 7 rooms. The Lord‘s Room & Court overlooks the Castle‘s 4 residential quarters, perfect if you would like that extra space or the Vikings‘ Quartersif you fancy being tented.

If you have a family or prefer even more space, the Lost Knights‘ Quarters, the Old House which is a 3-bedroomed cottage or the Damsels‘ Plus which are bigger rooms with connecting doors will provide you with that spacious accomodation. In most days of the year, the price starts from Ksh 8,400 per person sharing a room.

And with that you get all meals of the day. However, we recommend that you call us so that we can make a special package for you, particularly if you are coming with friends or family.

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have your big "i do" here!

We highly encourage you to, as it might turn out to be a fairy tale dream wedding, This is because the Castle is an exclusive location in the countryside which will give your special day a unique backdrop of the splendid Castle. You will be chauffeured around our extensive grounds in our horse drawn chariot and spend the night in the Lord’s room. We recommend an extended photo session at the scenic Aberdare park next door – its for the chosen few.

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INSpired by the team spirit of
the Those who built it

Just as the fundis who built the Castle got together each day in unity of purpose, we invite you to this venue to share that feeling as you enhance your team creativity and cohesion.

We call it TEAM-OUT.

What most like about Tafaria for team building is its tranquility, away from distractions, not to mention the large open spaces plus indoor & outdoor meeting areas.


get creative, engage with
communities and transform

Tafaria creative hub (cHub) invite applications throughout the year to our 1-2 months artists in residence program.

We reach out to the creative community including architects, culinary artists, creative writers, designers, virtual and performing artists etc.

If interested write to the programme Director, Dr Havi Murungi on and get a chance to co-create for and with the local community.

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