By Alfrique Mwana
A Symphony of Luxury and Leisure
Nestled amidst the vibrant sugarcane plantations and the lush greenery of the Londiani-Muhoroni road, Koru Country Club stands at the apogee of serenity and leisure. It’s a place where the cacophony of city life is replaced by the harmonious sounds of vehicles zooming by, a symphony of nature, and the gentle rustling of leaves in the breeze. The air here is cool, clean, and infused with a refreshing vitality, inviting you to discover the enchanting Koru Country Club (KCC), a haven that seamlessly blends leisure, luxury, and business.
Tucked away beneath the majestic Koru hills, within the heart of sugarcane country, Koru Country Club has awakened the once-sleepy villages of Koru Township. This glamorous retreat haven has become a national treasure and a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Located strategically amidst sugarcane plantations, it attracts residents from Kisumu, Nandi, Nakuru, and Kericho counties, all seeking respite, relaxation, and rejuvenation.
“Escape for the perfect getaway at our resort. Enjoy affordable prices on meals, drinks, accommodation, conferences, team building, and special event planning,” proclaims the KCC Management.
At Koru Country Club, there’s a diverse range of rooms and cottages designed to cater to your unique needs, all offered at pocket-friendly rates. From standard rooms to deluxe rooms, presidential suites, and cosycottages, each abode promises an experience of unparalleled comfort. These accommodations come fully equipped with modern amenities such as Wi-Fi, cable TV, plush towels, and quality linen. Each room boasts a king-size bed, ensuring a restful night’s sleep. The attention to detail is impeccable, with top-notch wall finishing, spacious wardrobes, and a comfortable workspace for those who wish to work from the comfort of their rooms. The standard rooms, the most affordable option, are a haven of simplicity and neatness. While scantly furnished, these rooms are well-lit and spacious, offering a serene ambiance. With rates ranging from 6,500 to 8,500 Kenyan shillings, they provide a cosy retreat with a sizeable balcony. In comparison, the deluxe rooms offer more space and comfort, with rates between 8,000 and 10,000 Kenyan shillings per person per night.
Deluxe rooms feature generous bathrooms and balconies overlooking the picturesque Koru hills. These rooms also offer adjustable lighting, allowing you to set the mood with colors ranging from calming blue to vibrant red and orange. The king-sized bed, set against a tasteful greyish headboard, invites you to unwind. With spacious wardrobes, well-illuminated interiors, and a large couch at the end of the bed, your comfort is paramount. The bathrooms are a sight to behold, equipped with modern fixtures, whitewashed tiles glistening under the soft white lighting. Here, you can indulge in a soothing soak in the bathtub, accompanied by sweet calming music or a good read.
For those seeking the pinnacle of luxury, the presidential suite beckons. This expansive two-bedroom unit boasts a spacious living room and a host of exclusive features. Posh and elegant, it is the epitome of opulence, with rates ranging from 19,500 to 25,000 Kenyan shillings per night. The presidential suite includes an en suite bedroom for the head of state or any guest who can afford and another for the security detail or personal assistant(s). Lavish linens, towels, and bathrooms with soaking tubs ensure that every moment spent here is one of indulgence. Deluxe pillows and mattresses promise blissful sleep, while fine dining ware and breathtaking views in every direction complete the experience. The presidential balcony offers panoramic vistas of the Koru hills and the lush green landscape below, where sugarcane, trees, and maize plantations stretch as far as the eye can see.
Adjacent to the main building, you’ll find charming cottages that accommodate families or groups of four. Each cottage features an en suite bedroom and a spacious living room, with an additional queen-sized bed tucked away for the children. A night in these cottages costs between 10,500 and 12,500 Kenyan shillings. As you wander around the cottages, the air is filled with the sweet scent of flowers, and the soft, well-manicured grass beneath your feet offers the perfect outdoor relaxation spot. Koru is an ancient town with historical ties to the origin of humanity. While it may be shrouded in mystery, it is known for its limestone deposits. Amidst your vacation at the Koru Country Club, you can embark on excursions to explore the natural beauty of the region and visit the Homa-lime limestone company, which boasts approximately 85 million tonnes of limestone reserves.
For bird enthusiasts, the area is a paradise, boasting various mammals and nearly 272 species of birds. Natural and man-made forests provide a stunning backdrop for these feathered creatures to display their vibrant plumage and melodious songs. The landscape is adorned with thousands of tree species, including the towering Eucalyptus trees spread over 280 hectares, serving as a valuable source of wood fuel for the lime factory. Additionally, 100 hectares of indigenous woodland have been designated as a national monument, dedicated to the preservation of these natural wonders. Nature treks through the forests and sugarcane plantations offer a refreshing experience. The air is tantalizing, carrying the scents of cow dung, sugarcane, and jaggery, creating a symphony of aromas. You can take a leisurely stroll to the waterfall for a refreshing paddle or a revitalizing swim under the sun’s warm embrace.
During your explorations, consider a visit to the Homa lime company to gain insights into the mining, crushing, and transformation of limestone into various agricultural products, including fertilizers. You can also visit thecompany’s farm to learn more about animal husbandry and crop farming, enjoy a horse ride, and contribute to the region’s forest cover by planting a tree. A short trip to neighbouring Kericho County, known as the home of Kenyan tea, offers opportunities for sightseeing and cultural experiences. A visit to the Fort Ternan Museum brings you close to the historical remains of Kenyapithecus, complete with stone tools and artifacts discovered in 1962 by Dr. Richard Leakey. You can even strike a pose with the photo-loving monkeys at the Tagabi Monkey Sanctuary, where these playful primates eagerly welcome tourists.
As night descends upon this tranquil enclave, the pace of life slows. Residents retreat to their homes, and the neighborhood settles into peaceful serenity. The setting sun bathes the horizon in a warm, golden glow, casting its gentle rays upon your skin as if bidding you a fond farewell. As darkness envelops the landscape, only the homesteads connected to the grid or the moon’s radiant presence provide illumination. Amidst the sugarcane and tree plantations, the darkness deepens, punctuated only by the soothing sounds of crickets and the occasional flight of bats.
Yet, in this tapestry of darkness, the Koru Country Club stands as a beacon of light, much like the city on a hill in biblical parables. Outdoor night lighting throughout the club has been meticulously orchestrated, illuminating the entire path from the main highway to the club’s entrance. The compound and alleyways are bathed in romantic, soft lighting, creating a perfect ambiance for lovers to savor precious moments together outside their rooms.
And so, as the alarm clock buzzes to life at 6:37 am, the bright, golden sun rays filter through your window, gently rousing you from slumber. The club awakens with a buzz of activity as dedicated cooks and waiters prepare the restaurant for breakfast, filling the air with tantalizing aromas of delicious food. Soon, a sumptuous buffet breakfast is laid out, offering an array of culinary delights, both continental and traditional. Soothing music sets the background tone, and the cool morning breeze from the hills flows through the restaurant’s expansive windows.
In Koru, where daytime temperatures can soar, this moment is perfect for a refreshing dip in the Olympic-size swimming pool, allowing you to while away the hours in pure relaxation. Under the cover of darkness the club light up the swimming pool with snake lights coiled on the walls of the pool. The snake lights change colour from cerulean to ruby, cascade a spectrum of moods as you soak in the pool. Koru Country Club isn’t just a vacation destination; it’s an ideal spot for weekend getaways, family outings, and gatherings with friends. Children frolic in the pool, music wafts through the air by the poolside, and adults engage in lively conversations over bottles of beer, refreshing juice, or fine wine, all while savoring delectable meals.
The club also takes pride in hosting organized conferences and meetings, ensuring that they are conducted with the utmost privacy and confidentiality. The conference rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and soundproofing to facilitate effective communication. Lighting and temperature control are meticulously managed to guarantee attendees’ comfort during discussions and presentations. As the saying goes, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” and the club offers an open ground for participants to stretch, play, or simply relax, reinvigorating themselves between sessions. This open space is equally suitable for team-building activities, fostering motivation, and building collaborative spirit among team members. In this idyllic haven where nature’s beauty converges with modern comfort, every moment is a celebration of life’s finest pleasures. Whether you seek relaxation, adventure, or a productive work environment, Koru Country Club offers an unparalleled experience, inviting you to embark on a journey of discovery and rejuvenation in the heart of Kenya’s sugarcane country. Koru Country Club is an apogee of business Leisure Luxury.
The writer is a Communication Expert
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