Team building at the castle
Lord Egerton Castle, located in Ngata Farm, 173km from Nairobi CBD and 26 minutes from Nakuru town, is a timeless structure that is of much admiration. A cab from Nakuru CBD costs 500/=. I went there for team building with my classmates. We took a bus. We turned of the main highway to a marram road. It took us 2 minutes to reach the entrance of the castle. It was on a Saturday and there we two other buses there a handful of personal vehicles. From the entrance you notice the splendid structure with its rustic look. A fee of 150/= was charged per head for entrance and the bus parked at a lot just outside the castle’s entrance. Alighting from the bus, I could hear music from a far. Later on I learned that there is a grand piano in the castle whose music can be heard from 2km away. The lawn was well manicured. I could see a group of about 15 people playing hop skip and jump. We proceed to the castle’s door where we were joined by John who was our guide. On entering, I noticed there we so many painting. At least 2 per wall. The chandelier was huge and the chairs were old but well maintained. It was a lot to take in. As we went from room to room in the 52 roomed house, John told us the story behind the castle. That is was build for Lord Egerton’s fiancée who later left him. It was a sad story. We got to see the grand piano and a dark room where he developed his photos. After the tour, we started on our group activities at the lawn. I also saw some couples sitting under the shades having picnics. The have kiosks outside the entrance to get snacks and souvenirs. I had a great time.