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It took some hardy and dedicated English anglers to get Trout into the dams and rivers around Mount Kenya in the early 1900’s. But how well it worked.When fishing there, with the snow- capped mountain looming over 5000m above, you have to keep reminding yourself you’re virtually on the equator.Now, a small group of equally hardy local fly anglers have built a stunning log cabin in the Ragati Conservancy available to guests for rent. It’s tucked into beautiful Montaigne forest inhabited by amazing birdlife as well as both Elephant and Buffalo. Accordingly, a guide is always on hand. Unique to this place is the Ragati Red, a Rainbow Trout which has an unusually large head and very bright red colouring. The streams, one of which burbles right past the cabin, are rich with fish and can be a bit technical due to thick riverine vegetation. But there is the option of a larger easier to fish still water. The “cabin” sleeps 8 comfortably and if you prefer, catering is available. It’s a really cool spot.

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