21. June 2011
An earial view of Lake Rutundu on Mt. Kenya where Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton in October last year.( Photo: Vibe weekly)
A normal search for a romantic getaway or a honeymoon destination in East Africa is unlikely to yield Lake Rutundu on the Northern slopes of Mt. Kenya. A small crater lake high up on Mt. Kenya is where the engagement that led to the royal grand wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Lake Rutundu lodge on Mt.Kenya where Prince William and Kate Middleton stayed. ( Photo: African Impresive)
The Lake is better accessed by a helicopter although a strong Land Cruiser will make it up there in about two and a half hours of winding bush drive that is interspersed cold breezes. There are two traditional built lodges which conspicuously stand a few metres from the lake. The cabins are wooden structured with a highly contemporary floor finish. From the outside, the dullness of natural materials would easily pass the lodge off as a poor man’s attempt at putting up a house.
An outside view of Lake Rutundu ( Photo: Safari Kenya)
The beds are traditionally made, fixed on the ground with the bedding comfortably put on strong ropes and straps. The sitting room is immaculately arranged with pieces of African art donning it while the kitchen is well stocked with African ware. The master bed is positioned near the balcony and one can clearly see the breathtaking view of the lake and green hills on the mountain.
Lake Rutundu lodge on Mt.Kenya where Prince William spent a day when he proposed to Kate Middleton( Photo: Rutundu)
You also have an incredible view of the open tundra with some unique local flora and fauna. Bigger game like buffalo, leopard and zebra can also be seen. This place is also famous for trout fishing and you have to use a rowing boat to be able to fish.
Fishing from the boat Lake Rutundu ( Photo:Extreme safari)
Prince William is a grandson of Queen Elizabeth, the first son of Prince Charles and the late Diana, the Princess of Wales. A day off to trail just why the Prince chose this Part of the world to pose one of the men’s difficult and restrained questions discovered a haven that is likely to host a lot more celebrity lovebirds.
Lake Rutundu is an amazing place to visit and has beautiful scenes that will take your breath away.
Photo courtesy of African Impressive