Our History

Built in the 1930s, Izaak Walton Inn is one of the first Motels built in the Mount Kenya region by the British and later it was sold to the Mugo family immediately after independence. The hotel is situated in a unique relaxation point on the slopes of Mount Kenya with high probability of interacting with monkeys from the nearby Njukiri Forest.

The Inn which was first constructed in traditional rondels and was named after Izaak Walton, an English writer best known as the author of The Compleat Angler which is one of the most reprinted books to date. Although the Inn was built in 1930s, it did not accept its first paying customer until 1924.

Inside the inn, history reveals itself within every picture hung in the simple lounge throuh the caption “in the beginning was Izaak Walton”. 69 years later, the Mungo family has invested and developed the hotel to what it is today.

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