Rondo Retreat, which sits inside the forest, is run by the Trinity Fellowship, a Christian society committed to communication and conservation. One traveler calls it "Heaven in the midst of the rain forest."
Rondo offers hearty English breakfasts, midday lunches and candlelit dinners in front of a crackling fire in its cozy dining room, if the air is cool. Tea is served in the sitting room or on the main veranda. Rondo's main house is made of clapboard and corrugated iron from the colonial era. There are also five cottages in the same style, 15 en-suite double rooms and three more double rooms that share the large original bathroom in the main house. There are old and new antique prints and photographs scattered throughout the center along with local paintings, crafts and fabrics.
Rondo Retreat is a center for quiet prayer and contemplation for members of the Trinity fellowship. Hence, alcoholic drinks are not for sale, although they may be brought onto the premises. There is a chapel that sits on the edge of a garden above a big drop in the forest that offers solitude, a place for individual prayer and congregational services, meetings and seminars.
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The main access to the reserve is via the Buyangu Gate, located only 600 meters from the nearby main road. Visitors using public transport usually alight at the Kambiri junction and local boda boda cyclists ply between the junction and the park. The sign post is about 15 kilometers from Kakamega. Entry into this reserve is by cash and not by a smart card. Visitors can buy receipts from the Kenya Wildlife Head office in Nairobi or right at the reserve itself in Kisumu. Either way, visitors getting into the Kakamega National Reserve will need to prove their identification. While citizens will require a valid national identity card or a valid passport, residents will require re entry fees and a valid passport.
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