In 1914, a farm began in the green hills of Tigoni. A place infamously known as “nothing but mist,” Tigoni was overlooked as a sanctuary for vibrant wildlife and dazzling forests. Progressing from a farm, wartime getaway, golf-course, and hotel into an environmentally-aware conference centre, Brackenhurst has spent over a hundred years reconnecting with the tremendous beauty of its natural surroundings.
Known as “Three Trees Farm” due to the three large muna trees left standing on the property, Brackenhurst began with the intention of creating a coffee farm. However, with the start of World War One, the owners of the farm soon found themselves providing holidays for battle-weary British soldiers. This marked the beginning of Brackenhurst’s heritage as a centre for hospitality.
Surviving several decades, an earthquake, and a well-concealed leopard, Brackenhurst Hotel was bought by the Baptist Mission of Kenya in 1964. It began to use its beautiful grounds for team-building, conferencing, and adventuring. In 2001, Brackenhurst developed a strong relationship with Plants For Life, an NGO focusing on environmental conservation. As a result, a vast indigenous forest grew on Brackenhurst soil for the first time since 1914. The forest provides a habitat for the restoration of some of the natural wildlife that once abounded in Tigoni.
Now under the management of Muna Tree Holdings, Brackenhurst is proud of its rich history and direct connection to the land around it. We invite you to develop your own story while staying here, a place where muna trees rise out of mist.