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Tandala, Maparasha Hills, Il'Bisil

Pool and BBQ area by night
1 of 18Pool and BBQ area by night
Villa -
5 Bedrooms , 4 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10
Amboseli Eco-system, Rift Valley Province
Tandala, Kudu in Swahili is where guests experience the remote atmosphere and mystique of real Africa.

Located in secluded hills in the Northern district of Amboseli at an altitude of 5070ft, overlooking a waterhole with amazing views across the Maasai plains toward the Pelewa hills.

The house offers tranquil luxury and is an ideal haven for those guests who desire peace and privacy.
Exposed timber beams, shining dark wooden floors, log fires, shady verandahs, and lily covered ponds create an oasis of calm luxury.

Every comfort is provided. Tandala staff will discreetly ensure that your every requirement is met. Should guests require the catered option our chef will prepare fresh and wholesome food, with homegrown fruit and vegetables.

Accommodation: (Tandala sleeps 10 guests comfortably, 8 Adults and 2 Children)
Two double bed...
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Listing #HL458416
About the Owner
Stewart and Sandie R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:75%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:May 2013
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a really happy family weekend at Tandala - the house is beautifully furnished and set in a very peaceful spot in the bush with wonderful views. We found the house very clean and well-maintained and the staff very willing and enthusiastic. We loved...More

Thank Trail89022
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Where to start?! Tandala was more than we expected. Our party got lost (the turning is easy to miss) and stuck in the mud yet darkness was setting in. The staff rallied to our rescue regardless of the fact that it was raining & we...More

Thank Maseline K
Management response:Responded 11 August 2016

Thank you so much for writing such a wonderful review on Tandala. I know the weather was not great when you visited so I had wondered whether it affected your experience. I am thrilled to hear that it didn't. Your review is so encouraging. Thank...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2016

I don't even know where to start...I was in awe of the place. What struck me the most was how each room had its own personality....a room on the same level of the pool so you may take pictures of friends while in the water,...More

1  Thank Cliftonne
Management response:Responded 16 June 2016

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We feel so happy when our guests appreciate our home as much as we do. We hope to see you again soon.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Children's Pool
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (3)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Microwave
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Staffed Property
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking allowed
    1 Full bath
    3 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Crib
    3 Fulls
    4 Twins
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Please contact the manager for complete rate information.
  • Damage Deposit: AU$367 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Non-Resident Rates
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
Cost includes all staff and a chef.

NB: Prices may be subject to change at the owner's discretion.
We require a 50% deposit to secure a booking and the balance must be paid 30 days before arrival.

Tandala also offers:
- Catered option, which also includes soft drinks and local beers.
- Beauty Therapist
- Sundowner Maasaii Dance.
Please inquire from the owner for the extra costs for the above.

Our rates include cleaning and clean linen/towels.
There are local shops in il'Bisil that provide basic food stuffs and large supermarkets in Kitengela Town (a 1hrs. drive away).
Our neighbour's farm sells fresh local seasonal produce.

There is no smoking inside the property but plenty of outside areas where smokers can relax and enjoy a cigarette.

As much as we love them, no pets are allowed – we try to encourage wildlife and pets may cause a disturbance or be eaten by a leopard!

A security deposit will be...
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About the neighbourhood
Tandala, is located in hills in the northern district of Amboseli, situated 105km South of Nairobi, Kenya's capital city where Jomo Kenyatta International Airport has daily flights to destinations across Europe.

The nearest village is Il'Bisil. The Tanzania border at Namanga is 3/4hrs drive from Tandala.

For those interested in colonial history there is a WW1 gun emplacement which can be viewed on the property and Il'Bisil was a base for British troops. Il'Bisil gets its name from Somali prisoners of war and loosely translated means 'Place of Nourishment'

For the short time we are here on this earth we feel it is of prime importance to try and protect this small piece of Africa. We frequently patrol the area for snares and do our utmost to pr...
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Nairobi: 105.0 km
A driver and car can be arranged (please request daily charges from the owner) to collect guests from the Airport and taken to a shopping centre (if guests have taken the self-catered option) and then on to Tandala.
Once at Tandala a driver and car can also be arranged to drive guests to Amboseli National Park (please request daily charges from the owner). A 4x4 vehicle would be required.

If guests hire their own car please request a map from the owner.

By private charter flight to Neylan's Farm, 20 minutes from Nairobi Wilson Airport.
Co-ordinates: South: 02° 09' 443” East: 036° 49' 508”
By helicopter – landing Helli. Pad at he House. Co-ordinates: South: 02° 09' 443” East: 036° 49' 508”
By road, 1 3/4hrs. drive from Nairobi. (Via Athi River)
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