The Penguins of Madagascar Haven in Nanyuki

Located 300 metres from the Meru-Nanyuki highway, adjacent the Hampton School; Penguin House is an ideal guest house for visitors looking for peace and tranquility in a comfortable homely environment.

Upon arrival at Penguin House, we had the impression that the facility was like any other ordinary guest house in Nanyuki. Our hosts ushered us into a spacious tastefully lounge where the owner narrated the history and origin of Penguin House as we indulged in a cold and soothing mango juice.

The fireplace at the lounge had two penguins wall paintings that depict the character of the house with two penguins standing; on the right was a TV with DSTV that allows guests to catch up on their favorite sport or match.

The owner explained that the house was originally built to be their family home; however they decided to open it up and convert it into a guest house. The lounge has an in-house bar that offers wines, hard and soft drinks to guests. In case you decide to bring your own drinks, please note that corkage fees apply.

The penguin’s house lawns offers grounds to relax, a bench to talk and bond and also have drinks or a board-game with friends. At night, the solar-powered garden lights guide you and add a homely feel as you walk from your room to the lounge, bar or dining area and engage in your preferred evening activities.

Adjacent the lounge is the dining area that is intimate and allows you to interact with other guests. The dining table and chairs are tastefully finished with large windows that add a rhetoric character to the area. Penguin house has experienced chefs who offer tasty and exquisite meals ranging from African, English and Continental cuisines and offers personalized service to guests.

The house offers nine tastefully furnished en-suite rooms that offer comfort and some home appliances and custom made extension furniture that make the rooms ideal for families with children. You can also make coffee or tea in the room in the evening, in case you need to catchup on a read or finish up on some business project in the morning before breakfast.

Inspired by the Penguins of Madagascar, Penguin House offers cozy rooms; Inside the main house, you can choose to send the night in the largest room, Madagascar that has a queen size double bed and twin beds that is ideal for a family. Depending on your favorite Penguin of Madagascar character, you can choose to stay at; Julien, Rico, Kowalaski, Maurice, or Skipper Room.

Next time you are in Nanyuki and you are looking for an ideal guest house, book your stay at Penguin House with us, by contacting us via or call +254 (0)717110803.