A few Kilometers from Eldoret town hides a treasure that travelers, adventurous souls, and lovers of nature will be more than thrilled to call home for a few nights either while on transit or when exploring the wider North Rift area in Kenya.
As we drove into Greenwoods Resort and Campsite, we were not prepared for what lay ahead of us. The Late December/early January heat and dust had nothing on Greenwoods. Lush greenery, manicured edges, graveled driveways fresh air, a cool breeze and a warm reception marked the start of an unforgettable stay in this part of the Rift Valley.
Compared to the many campsites I have been to before, Greenwoods stood out for many reasons but most notably was its tight security,ample space, an array of accommodation options, exceptional standard of hygiene and most importantly an amiable,homely feel that can only befit an establishment that has been built with love.
There are two spacious campsites each with its unique target audiences. For an extroverted group of campers who love their music and perhaps a small party, there is a campsite located at the inner right side from the entrance.
The other camping site is located directly opposite the first one and has been separated by a live fence. All the campsites are properly leveled, have beautiful trees at their peripheries and nice garden benches.
On one end of the campsite is a hostel with a boys and girls section, each with a three bunk beds hence a capacity of six per side. They are fitted with high density mattresses and are properly ventilated and as you’d expect …spotless! For most camping travelers, having a nice clean soft bed after nights of camping out in the cold can be the best feeling. Sometimes you just want to walk upright and sleep straight..lol
There are six cottages in the property. Each with a capacity of one to three people depending on the clients preference. The cottages are located at a secluded corner of the property.
The cottages are self-contained with hot showers and a private veranda all dotted with beautiful potted ornamental plants
The Family House
This is where the Greenwoods Resort and Campsite dream began. According our hosts, who are also the owners, the idea behind the resort and campsite originated from friends of their family who always thought the home would make a nice resort and a stopover for travelers. So they moved out from that family house, did some makeover and expansion and opened its doors to guests from all over the world. Everyone who visits Greenwoods and gets to meet the hosts always leaves a new family behind.
The family house can be rented out as a unit or as individual rooms, or tailor-made to fit the desired capacity,again depending on the guest preference. It has a living room, fully equipped kitchen, en suite bedrooms, common bathrooms and other single bedrooms.
The front porch is capacious and gives the perfect view overlooking the botanical garden as you chill and enjoy the fresh Greenwoods air.
Spick and span washrooms
As I pointed out earlier, the level of cleanliness at Greenwoods is practically one of the major reasons I will be heading back there sooner than expected.
As I got busy taking photos from building to building, room to room,I only noticed I was in the washrooms when I spotted lots of water taps in a row right in the middle of the room I was busy taking shots of. So clean were the washrooms that I continued biting on what I was eating as I headed out.
Self Catering kitchen.
Campers and travelers who opt for self-catering are well sorted with two kitchens one in each campsite. The kitchens are well fitted with sockets, cooking gas, treated clean water and a raised rack for drying dishes. A few steps from each kitchen is a designated bonfire area. I guess the plan here is to keep warm after dinner before hitting the sack.
There is a restaurant at the resort that serves meals on prior request basis.I hope by the time I head back I will be having my breakfast in bed.
Greenwoods is a popular conference facility near Eldoret town for guests from within and also from far and wide. If you are planning a conference or office team building that will give value for money, with the much needed ambiance and relaxation then by now you know the place to head to!
As I earlier mentioned, by the end of your stay at Greenwoods,there is a part of you that will remain there and you’ll have another family just like that.
My Recommendation: Call +254 791 391 666 or +254 722 764 065 and book your stay today, or drop an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and speak to Greenwoods.
NB: If you intend to have your meals prepared at Greenwoods, Kindly tell them in advance to help them in planning.