A Different Way of Living

Meet the Team

This peaceful retreat is operated by a small team committed to welcoming travellers to a relaxing environment. Each of us has a unique story, touch and skills. After years of working together, we call ourselves a family, aiming at touching the hearts of those who come to stay with us. Karibuni! 
- Barbara Schachenmann

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The Chef

One of my favourite things to do is gathering seasonal local ingredients, experimenting with flavours and seeing the expressions of the people that eat the food I prepare.


The Handyman

Whenever I am needed, I am there. A pipe breaks, I’ll fix it. Or do you wish to see a bush baby? I’ll show it to you. I love singing and I am a member of a choir; would you like to listen to my songs? I’ll sing them to you.



The Gardener

The lettuce you eat is the lettuce I grew.  I love gardening, as I learned to understand how much food is connected with our well-being and health.


The Allrounder

From housekeeping to assisting with cooking and at times, collecting the wild spinach with Flora. I was born in the Pare Mountains, the home of the Oysternut, an indigenous climber. So I know best how to integrate it into traditional foods.