Tafaria Castle and Centre for the Arts

Tafaria Castle and Centre for the Arts


Tafaria Castle is situated in rural Kenya atop a hill, adjacent to the breathtaking Aberdare ranges, with stunning vistas of the Laikipia plains and the iconic Mount Kenya. Positioned midway between Nyeri and Nyahururu, it offers a picturesque view of Mt. Kenya and the expansive Laikipia Plains.


Tafaria boasts 81 accommodations spread across its residential quarters, offering a variety of configurations to accommodate up to 160 guests. Within the Castle building, guests can find the prestigious Lord’s room, the Chamber, and seven additional rooms in the Lord’s Court. The remaining accommodations are situated in close proximity to the Castle, providing diverse lodging options for visitors.

RoomSingle Occupancy
(Per Night)
Per Person Sharing
(Per Night)
Suite (Lord’s room) – Inside the CastleKsh. 30,070Ksh. 15,035
Executive (The Chamber) – Inside the CastleKsh. 28,130Ksh. 14,065
Superior (Lord’s Court) – Inside the CastleKsh. 25,220Ksh. 12,610
Deluxe Rooms (Lost Knights, Damsels Enclave, Damsel Plus) – Outside the CastleKsh. 16,490Ksh. 11,155
Standard Rooms (Damsels, Knights, Vikings, Manor) – Outside the CastleKsh. 14,550Ksh. 10,185

Child Policy for Accommodation

  • Extra Adult in a room for over 12 years at Ksh 9,000 on Fullboard.
  • Extra bed for the child: Ksh. 1,000/-
  • 12 Years and Above pay the Adult rate
  • 2 Children in their room pay 80% of the adult double rate
  • Children above 12 years pay the adult rate
  • Children 4-11 years sharing with adults – Ksh. 6000
  • Children 3 years and below stay FREE

Art Getaway

Escape your everyday routine to a tranquil and inspiring setting. At Tafaria Castle & Centre for the Arts, indulge in relaxation while unleashing your creative potential. Embrace the opportunity to bring your artistic visions to life – whether it’s crafting a masterpiece, filming a project, experimenting with culinary delights, designing fashion, or composing music. Its full-board residency grants access to state-of-the-art facilities including recording studios for music and film, picturesque filming sites, visual arts workshops, beauty and fashion studios, culinary labs, exhibition spaces, a performance auditorium, and digital content platforms. Engage in leisure activities and unlock endless possibilities for exploration and creation.

Meetings and Conference Rooms

Their conference facilities include a spacious 200-person conference center for seminars, workshops, and conferences, complemented by ample indoor and outdoor breakout spaces. For smaller meetings, there is a dedicated boardroom. The venue features a 400-seat auditorium equipped with a sound system, ensuring impactful presentation. A high-speed internet is provided, scalable to meet your requirements, and also make use of writing materials and projectors for seamless presentations. Additionally, there are video conferencing facilities for remote collaboration. To unwind and foster team bonding, outdoor grounds offer various recreational activities such as a challenge course, mini golf, and an outdoor gym. Experienced team building facilitators are also available to enhance group dynamics and collaboration.

The Museum

Visitors have the opportunity to explore the fascinating world of human evolution through an engaging exhibition known as the Big Reunion. Charges at the museum vary according to packages.

Vikings PackageMuseum access onlyAdults – 1,000
Below 13 years – 700
Damsel PackageMuseum access
Tour of Tafaria Castle
Adults – 1,500
Below 13 years – 1200
Knights PackageMuseum access
Tour of Tafaria Castle
One leisure activity of choice
4k per person

Leisure Activities

  • Outdoor gym access is priced at Ksh 500 per person, complimentary for residents.
  • Mini Golf admission costs Ksh 1000 for adults and Ksh 500 for children.
  • Swimming rates are Ksh 1000 for adults, Ksh 500 for children, and free for residents.
  • Horseback riding offers trips around the castle at Ksh 1000 for adults and Ksh 500 for children.
  • Enjoy a charming chariot ride: Cinderella at Ksh 5,000 and Landau at Ksh 10,000 for two passengers around the castle.
  • Access the Sports Arena featuring medieval bowling, basketball, and Lawn Tennis for Ksh 500 per person per hour.
  • Engage in a game of pool with tokens priced at Ksh 500 for 5 rounds of play.
  • Game drives
  • Hiking
  • Kids park with slides, swings, seesaw and Vikings pillow


Tafaria Castle is the perfect venue for hosting your wedding, birthday parties, or any other special event.


By Phone: +254700151480

By E-mail: info@tafaria.com

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