From our guest book

Wow- What can we say Marleen & Robby! We have had the most wonderful time staying here. It is fair to say this has been the highlight of our holiday.

You are both such amazing hosts and wonderful people. It is your kindness and friendly personalities that make this beautiful place an extraordinary experience.

We loved dining under the stars with the other guests, eating the fabulous meal that you prepared. We loved the bonfire & marshmallows and chatting around the warming fire. We have made lovely friends here and the children all having adventures together on & around the lake are just the things that make a holiday special. It was a true delight staying in the cottage. We especially loved the African themes and Robby`s gorgeous photographs on the walls.

We feel so lucky to have found you both and truly magical memories created at Kimaro this summer. We have all decided that coming back here is an absolute must – So we hope to be back next year.

Thank you and our kindest wishes to you both, Simone, Nick and Harry

Robby and Marleen,

Once again the most fabulous end to our holiday! You are the most generous hosts and the fact that we keep coming back is testament to that. Thank you so much for creating this beautiful place for us to enjoy. We really treasure our visits to Kimaro.

With much love, Emma, Andrew, Charlie and Fin

Words and photos cannot describe how AMAZING this cottage is! It is now my favorite! Momella house is absolutely adorable, Robby and Marleen have thought of everything to ensure a perfect, cozy, relaxing stay. Robby went above and beyond to welcome us and even had a fire going when we arrived. The countryside setting is breathtaking, we will definitely be back!


Dear Robby and Marleen,

Kimaro is not only a lovely and peaceful place. It is also both of you who are making it such and unforgettable experience. We will keep it in our mind your smiles and your outstanding capacity to welcome us and make our stay so comfortable, both in terms of accommodation but most importantly for our mind. Thank you so much for such kindness and peacefulness. We hope to see you again, here or somewhere else in the world as `citoyens du monde`.

All the best, Nicolas, Hyad and baby Nael

We were actually upgraded to this bigger cottage Momella and it was just amazing. It was the perfect mix of style, uniqueness, space and comfort. The South African touches were so well thought out and made it special. Our children loved the garden and space. The beds were so comfortable and the kitchen was fully equipped for self catering. Marleen and Robby were so warm, friendly and welcoming. Their grounds are beautiful and we enjoyed wandering around. Our children loved being able to feed the chickens and guinea fowls and collecting eggs too!


Marleen and Robby,

Thank you for such a fantastic holiday! Stunning tranquility and a home from our (Kenyan) home. It was wonderful to stay here on our `honeymoon` and it was honestly one of the best holidays we`ve ever had. A warm welcome, beautiful local food and wine, rustling leaves in the autumn forest, peaceful evenings and stunning countryside. We couldn`t want for more and will be recommending it highly to everyone!

Thank you, Love Rachel, Matt and Phoebe

Dear Marleen and Robby,

Thanks for your lovely hospitality!

Love the tents, love the place, love the food! We`re going home very relaxed!

Love Hannah, Geoff, Jacob and Ruth

Kimaro is an absolute delight. Perfect accommodation. Very peaceful surroundings. Everything we hoped and wished for. The hosts are what make this place even extra special! A fantastic 10/10!!


We so enjoyed celebrating our Wedding anniversary at Kimaro Farmhouse, staying at Twiga house. As ever your hospitality was second to none. We feel very blessed to have found our relaxing hide-away with you – lucky the Easter bunny found us though!

We enjoyed every moment staying with you. Thanks so much …

Big hugs, Simone, Nick and Harry

Such a lovely weekend at your Momella house. A warm and comfy place in a wonderful area.

Thanks for your welcome and advices about what to do here. We`ll tell our friends about this place for sure and most of all we`ll be back for another peaceful weekend here. So much to see and still some amazing wine to taste.

Mille mercis! Tomer, Lilach, Cyril and Florian

Dear Marleen and Robby,

Congratulations, what an excellent job you have done. It must have been a huge amount of work. Thanks for all this effort and hospitality. We had a great time here in Momella and enjoyed the cottage very much. The kids were playing in the garden and we were watching them with a glass of wine from the region. So everyone had a great time ☺

Once again, thank you very much. For sure, we will recommand this unique place to our friends.

Josephine, Johan, Julius, Johanna and Jürgen

Marleen and Robby,

Thanks so much for a wonderful three days. You have created a little piece of paradise in France. The tents are amazing and so comfortable. And the kids loved visiting the chickens to get eggs. They even managed to get an egg from the goose! We can`t wait to come back.

Love, Mark and Ruth

Thank you, Marleen and Robby, for the wonderful stay at your farm. The kids and I greatly enjoyed our vacation here.

Best regards, Vents

Marleen and Robby,

Thank you for a wonderful stay. You are marvelous people and have done an amazing job at Kimaro farm. A tiny bit of Tanzania in the French countryside. We loved staying here and enjoyed Momella House so very much. It was lovely to see you again and hongera (congratulations) for creating a beautiful life and sharing it with the world. We will be back!

Love, Magda and Annie from Tanzania

A perfect setting for a family weekend away from loud and busy city life. The tent is wonderfully set up and decorated, my toddler enjoyed her "tree-house" in the tent and shelf full of toys and books. We also love the surroundings, enjoy egg gathering and explore the nature. Will come back.


Dear Marleen and Robby,

We have had the most fantastic time in your beautiful African inspired farm. Luka loved the chickens and Nandi and hunting for eggs. Sienna loved boating in the lake and mum and dad loved the peace, tranquility and privacy. Will definitely be coming back for more.

Thank you for your kind hospitality and the delicious meal last night!

Bero, Loren, Sienna and Luka

Wow! What an amazing stay we`ve had. Momella house is such a wonderful blend of rustic, unusual, style and comfort. Just perfect! We loved all of the African touches and appreciated the toys and books. Fleur, Saskia and Fuan loved feeding the birds and Ian and I enjoyed taking up the views and the luxury. Will most definitely recommending.

Many thanks, Ian, Sarah, Saskia, Fleur and Fuan from Switserland

Dear Marleen and Robby,

What an amazing little paradise you have created at Kimaro! So much better and more than what I imangined from photos and stories. So glad I came! A fabulous place to rest and recover - food for the soul! And that´s just the place…. then there is the people….thanks so much for the lovely conversations and your friendship - more soul food and upliftment all week!

How wonderful! Leaving here revitalised, but also sad that I have to go. Hope to be back soon.

Christine, South-Africa

Dear Marleen and Robby,

Thank you so much for a fantastic week! We have loved our stay. Our safaritent was so confortable, and the decor was amazing. The kids loved the space to explore and the animals. And you have been superb hosts. We will be back one day.

Very best wishes, Nick, Rhoda, Micah and Shola

Dear Marleen and Robby,

Thank yo uso much for an incredible 5 nights at Kimaro Farmhouse.

We have loved the safari tent; the hot baths in our tent; the animals and all the eggs we collected; the wine; your beautiful garden and grounds and your hosting. We feel relaxed and very content. It is a short drive home to Switzerland (Basel) which means we definitely will be back! James is eager to collect Nandi´s goose egg!!

With love, Tania, Michael, Grace, Harry and James

Marleen & Robby,

We have enjoyed another very relaxed break in your little Serengeti. Everything was as we had remembered and Finley was looking forward to his stop at ´the Safari tents` from the start of our Europe Tour. Dinner on Saturday and Sunday breakfast were both delicious and you again attracted a bunch of like-minded travellers. And thank you for the canoe trip recommendation. Both boys loved it with Charlie being the motor in the boat.

We will be back soonest, Andrew, …. Charlie and Finley UK

Marleen & Robby,

Thank you for your hospitality and for introducing us to such a beautiful part of France. Thank you for being an excellent source of local knowledge and for your excellent Dutch humour. We Aussies like that very much. Your farm is gorgeous. It was such a delight to be nestled in this quiet rural area. Sitting out front with wine, cheese and bread was exactly what we wanted. It was worth the long flight to visit Kimaro Farmhouse. The fresh eggs were a special treat!

Centaine, Aaron, Candice and Richard from Australia

To Robby and Marleen,

We have had a wonderful, relaxing week at Kimaro…. We loved the Farmhouse, the breakfast, meal together. The kids loved collecting fresh eggs. Lots of happy times with the other kids on the lake. Perfect! We´ve had days of non-stop sunshine and the swimming at local lakes, including Etang du Merle, was wonderful. A real highpoint for your four Welsh visitors! Thanks for all the chats/ sharing of local delights/ making our week really special.

Rachel, Paul, Ifan and Luned

Dear Marleen and Robby,

We had a very enjoyable Easter weekend, Beautiful ´chateaux´, rolling countryside and friendly people! We recommend visiting Ratilly and it´s chateau, as well as Vézelay, and a guaranteed warm welcome at ´Bistro à Malices´. Special thanks to Marleen for the recommandation. We will certainly be recommending staying here to our friends and family!

Best regards, Stephan, Phoebe, Sophie and Eduard, Switzerland

Dear Marleen and Robby,

Thank you for a wonderful stay. We had such fun, and especially liked visiting with your animals. Such a beautiful place!!!

Kind regards, Sue, Rob, Meredith, Katie and Josephine

Dear Robby and Marleen,

With great sadness I have to say goodbye. The stay was far too short. The two of you have given so many reasons to come back and that is a promise…

Marcello, special "Jack" friend

Robby and Marleen,

You´ve truly made a small paradise here, located in the hilly landscape of rural France. We´ve enjoyed it here very much and next time I´ll take the plane to visit you guys. See you in the sky!

Dear Marleen, dear Robby,

Thank you so much for a wonderful time at Kimaro Farmhouse. You are the perfect hosts and we all felt most welcome.

Best wishes, Lars, Hilda, Peer and Charlotte

Dear Marleen and Robby,

Thank you for the most fantastic and relaxing stay. We were blown away by the accommodation and the setting – simply stunning. The tents are superb – one of the nicest places we have ever stayed – a great introduction to the way Glamping should be done! It was such a comfortable stay with every detail looked at. Thank you also for the fabulous meal – the food was delicious and we had a great evening. We loved exploring the area – even in the 40°C heat.

Thanks again – we think you may be seeing us again, and plenty more Brits.

Alice and Tim, UK

Me and my wife have just enjoyed 6 wonderful nights at Kimaro farmhouse (birthday treat!)..Should I mention how good it is?...Don't want too many people to go!
The safari tents are literally brand new, super comfy beds...wonderfully appointed and huge! Marleen and Robby have done a wonderful job creating a little slice of the Serengeti in deepest France! We collected free eggs every morning and the hosts held a super welcome meal on our first night which was ideal after a long drive.
Overall, can't say a bad word....superb! Thank you.

Mark, UK

To the lovely Robby and Marleen,

Where to start?! We have had the most fantastic time in your little Eden. We probably looked at 100 properties but Kimaro Farmhouse stood out from all the others and has definitely not disappointed! The cottage is exactly what it says on the website! Beautiful, rustic and with its own soul. The attention to detail you have both put in here and all around the farm has not gone unnoticed. You have put both heart and soul into all that you have done here and it shows!

You have both been great hosts, knowing exactly when to be here when we have needed help and when to give us privacy. This is a skill and not many people would be able to get the balance right.

Kimaro farmhouse and yourselves have been a great inspiration to our family in the past week and has given us plenty food for thought! As a first family holiday we couldn´t have asked for more and would love to come back as we cannot wait to see all the other special plans you both have coming up in the future. Best of luck with everything, but to be honest, luck doesn´t really have anything to do with the success of Kimaro. That´s all your doing.

Lots of love, Katy, Philipp and Gabriel, UK

Dear Marleen and Robby,

What an amazing little paradise you have created at Kimaro! So much better and more than what I imagined from photos and stories. So glad I came! A fabulous place to rest and recover- food for the soul! And that´s just the place….. then there is the people…Thanks so much for the lovely conversations and your friendship – more soul food and upliftment all week! How wonderful! Leaving here revitalized, but also sad that I have to go. Hope to be back soon.

Christine, South Africa

Dear Robby and Marleen,

Thank you for a magical stay in your little slice of Africa in the French wilderness. Trevor, the kids and I have had a wonderful, relaxing stay here. The safari tents are heavenly and a credit to you both and the hard work you have obviously put in to them.

We would definitely give your accommodation a *****rating and would recommend Kimaro to all our friends.

Claire, Trevor, Harley and Miya, UK

Thank you for all the wonderful suggestions for places to visit in the area. However, I think the greatest compliment has to be that coming back at the end of a magical day felt like coming back home. This place is very special, not only because of its location and the love and attention that you both give it, but also because it is a place you automatically relax and can feel at peace. We have all had a wonderful time and would love to come back.

Xxx Elenor, UK

It has been so much fun, especially when the rabbits escaped!!

Charlie (9 years)

It has been a really nice place to stay and a new experience. I would love to come again!

Molly (13 years)

Have had a blast, this place is a gem 😌

Michael, UK

Marleen is utterly adorable, her enthusiasm and love for their farm is infectious. The safari tents are luxurious, especially the large tented double bed and the rather glamorous bath (for two). Marleen is a fabulous cook, our meal was memorable and my children were tempted to lick the remaining drops of courgette soup from their bowls. She hosts dinners in the barn for anyone who is interested at one big, communal table when the weather is fine.

Nicky, Canopy & Stars, UK

Marleen and Robby are a wonderful, warm and super hosts! From first communication to arrival, and sadly enough upon leaving, it was a wonderful experience. Especially as a host myself, I really appreciate how much effort, love and passion is behind this dream place. Marleen was great in making us feel welcome and wanted as guests, with a tea and cookies by the lake. She is a perceptive and warm host and a great cook - I hope to experience her outdoor kitchen in the summer, some day. The place is a ++ from concept to comfort, and wonderful little details overall. They really have taken the time and effort to think of what makes guests feel good - thank you. We came to recoup for a few days and we really did. The surroundings are just perfect, the beautiful stars at night backed up by a concert from the nightingale, what a dream. It is hard to sum everything up in this space, so I would recommend that you go see this yourself, you will only be more impressed and feel even better, thanks to you Marleen and Robby. I would give these two hosts 6 stars if I could.

Maj Britt, Germany

Dear Marleen and Robby,

You have something very special here and we feel very lucky to have found Kimaro for the last 3 nights of our holiday! Your tents are luxury camping at its very best and you have been such welcoming and generous hosts. Arriving to a delicious 3-course meal and an equally delicious breakfast the next morning has made our stay that extra bit special. We were just sorry we weren´t staying long enough to enjoy more of your wonderful hospitality. We hope to be back again!

With love, Andrew, Emma, Charlie en Finley , Buckingham, UK

Marleen and Robby were wonderful and warm hosts. The cottage and the property are wonderful. Being there and feeling the atmosphere of this charming and lovely place is beyond words. We would definitely come again!

Monique, Germany

The perfect hosts and a lovely couple - couldn't have done more for us and I even came home with some hens eggs!! The gîte is great and the location is pure tranquillity - next time we'll be booking one of their safari tents!

Chris, UK

Marleen and Robby managed to create a magical place in the beautiful countryside of Burgundy. The house is large and comfortable and is beautifully restored. The terrace in front of the house has sun all day long and is great from both breakfast to late evening wines. The estate is huge and includes a field with chickens and a lake. Marleen and Robby are warm people and true hosts. They know how to make people feel welcome and comfortable. We would love to come back!

Paul, The Netherlands

Robby and Marleen,

Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality and creating such an amazingly peaceful corner of France! Can´t wait to be back for some Glamping.

Best Chris, Meghan and Evie, UK

We´ve found a place where we would like to return again – and wish you many lovely guests who also appreciate your energy. You two people make the place perfect! Thank you for a wonderful, relaxing and luxury time in your beautiful home. We hope to visit you again.

Klaus and Maj Britt, Germany

Dear Marleen, Robby and Dorian,

Did you know that eating big desserts is good for you? It clearly is, as it led us directly to this wonderful place, which is so peaceful and quiet, yet full of life. You have created something unique and very special here and we look forward to seeing it evolve and mature in the future. Thank you for your suggestions of places to visit. We thoroughly enjoyed Vézelay, Nevers (St. Bernadette) Sancerre (winery cave) and Chateau de Guédelon.

The meals have been fantastic - those cooked by you, Marleen, and others at Le Grand Monarch in Donzy and at Le Bistrot in Champlemy.

Our five days here have gone far too quickly, but we will take away many happy memories of the places, meals, the campfire and smiling faces. I know we will keep in touch and hope to see you all again in the future.

With love from David and Sharon, USA

Dear Marleen and Robby,

Thank you so very much for your hospitality and for sharing your beautiful piece of paradise with us. You´ve made our time in Burgundy all the more lovely.

Sincerely, Colin and Sam, USA

Dear Marleen and Robby,

Thank you for a wonderful stay. We loved your tents and really, really loved the bath. Your are doing an amazing job here.

Love Mark, Sally and the baby xxxx, UK

Dear Marleen and Robby,

You have made something truly wonderful here. We have had such a great time and the girls have been enchanted by your home and your other lovely guests. Thank you for your kindness and guidance and your lovely cooking. We will miss Kimaro very much and hope to return one day. We will tell our friends in the UK how great it is so you will always be busy.

See you soon, lots of love, Shan, Tamzin, Beatrice, Colette, Aurelie, UK

Dear Marleen and Robby,

We have had a wonderful time playing in the lake and getting eggs from the hens. PS: The rabbit is truly enormous!

Love Beatrice (11 years)

Marleen and Robby,

Thank you so much for your hospitality! Esther, myself and the boys had an amazing time in your little slice of paradise!!!! Such a beautiful, magical place you have. We finally had the time and space to relax and couldn´t have wished for better surroundings. You made our stay a happy and blissful one. We are very excited about our next visit here.

Esther, Philip, Aaron and Zach, The Netherlands

Marleen and Robby,

Thank you so much for a wonderful experience at Kimaro Farmhouse! We´ve never done Glamping before and it will be hard to ever beat this! Our tent was incredible, the weather was sensational and your welcome and hospitality was warm and very friendly. There couldn´t be a better way to end our French adventure!!!!

Merci beaucoup! Gordon and Claire, UK

Thank you for an amazing holiday and a truly fantastic experience!!! You both have made us so welcome and have been great hosts – the courgette soup and the Remy Martin (not together of course) helped.

The kids have had a wonderful learning adventure from staying in the wonderful tents, exploring the woods, collecting eggs, rowing in the lake….the list goes on. To quote our boys: ´This is the BEST campsite ever!` Wishing you both the very best of luck in your ongoing project. We hope to be back very soon.

Mark, Liz and the kids, Switzerland

Marleen and Robby,

Thank you for our first tast of Glamping. We´ve had the best fun! You are wonderful hosts and your dreams and passions shine in all that you offer at Kimaro Farmhouse. From the tents, the hosted dinners, the lake, the dinghy, the laying hen and guineafowls. Just perfect! See you soon.

If this is Glamping, then I´m sold.

Anthony (40)

What a lush tent and setting. The bath is divine.

Rachel (37)

Can we do this every year? I love it!

Sofia (8), Switzerland

Very special location. Spacious, luxury safari tents in peaceful Burgundy. Set up by Dutch/Belgian couple who met each other in Africa. Now they are offering luxury and peace of mind in French nature. The tents have a kitchen, a bath overlooking the fields, master bed, bunk beds - and beds in a little built-in house, a space on the ground floor to play for toddlers, and the top floor to sleep. Their own original design. Breakfast and dinner upon request served at the tent, recommended!

Sophie, The Netherlands

We had the most fantastic stay here. The tents are stunning – luxury in the most peaceful of locations. If you need to unwind then this is the place to go to. Everything has been thought of – from the roll top bath to the well equipped kitchen. The owners are lovely and very helpful. We would definitely recommend a stay here and hope to return ourselves. Suitable for couples and families.

Alice, UK

We've just had a fabulous 4 day stay at Kimaro Farmhouse. Marleen & Robby couldn't have made us feel more welcome and our boys just loved being given free reign to go and check on the chickens for fresh eggs, rowing on the lake and just running round the fields around the tents. The tents themselves are incredible and have everything you need - we took a lot of our own food too, but Marleen cooked us a couple of amazing dinners, and their breakfast hamper and Sunday brunch are both excellent too.

The location is so peaceful but there is plenty to do within about a 30 - 40min drive or so. We visited Sancerre, Cyclorail, Guédelon castle and did tree climbing at Bois de la Folie (worth doing on same day as Guédelon as both are on the same road) all of which are worth a visit.

Liz, UK

Dear Marleen and Robby,

What a fabulous place and such passionate hosts. We have loved it! Hope to see you again soon.

Love, Richard, Georgia and Rupert, UK

To Marleen and Robby,

Thank you for a wonderful stay!

The safari tent is stunning, it is such a relaxing place. We have loved staying here and will be back, hopefully to stay longer. We will be telling all our friends and family to visit. Thank you for being great hosts.

Love Amy and Dan, UK

Sometimes Airbnb is a convenient and affordable alternative to a hotel, other times it opens entirely new doors that maybe unique and almost magical experiences (that are also affordable!). Such is the case with Kimaro Farmhouse. To be able to be in an amazingly quiet and beautiful spot in Burgundy, with such lovely hosts, is something that has made Airbnb special.

The farm cottage is everything you would hope for. A great fireplace in the living room, fully equipped kitchen, lovely shower, and a comfortable bed. The grounds are lovely and lush. We saw deer in the neighborhood almost every night. And the location is ideal for some low-key tasting of Loire valley wines, exploring quaint villages, and enjoying traditional Burgundy cuisine. Marleen and Robby are the consummate hosts. More than that, they are interesting people and we thoroughly enjoyed spending time with them (Robby is an excellent photographer and Marleen worked in Tanzania in a Safari Lodge before moving to Burgundy) and they offered knowledgeable advice about local excursions. We are very thankful for our time in Colméry!”

Chris and Karen, USA

Dear Marleen & Robby,

We have really enjoyed our stay, this is an amazing place and the two of you are lovely hosts, radiating with positive energy. We will definitely recommend this place and do our best to come back! Thanks for everything!

Teo, Vanja and Matias, France

Thank you very much Marleen and Robby. You have a fantastic place! We had a great time relaxing and enjoying the beautiful Burgundy countryside. Thank you for making it such a pleasant stay with all of your helpful suggestions and generous hospitality! Hope to be back sometime!

Marleen and Robby were fantastic hosts. My friends and I had a great time staying at their farmhouse in Burgundy. They have an incredible property in the middle of very beautiful Burgundy countryside. The farmhouse is very nice! The kitchen is very well appointed - we cooked almost every meal during our four night stay. Everything is very neat and well put together, and looks just as it does in the photos. They have thought of every detail, which made our stay very comfortable. We also liked that they'd put together a huge book of pamphlets for nearby attractions (of which there are many) that goes along with a colour-coded map. Marleen and Robby were incredibly welcoming and helpful hosts.

If you are looking for a place to stay in the Burgundy countryside, this is it! Check out their listings for their custom safari tents which are located on their property too. We got to see one before we left and it was awesome - another great and comfortable way to experience the countryside!

Nathan, USA

Matias, France

Dear Marleen and Robby,

Thank you for your warm welcome to your wonderful farmhouse in Burgundy. We enjoyed our stay a lot. The house is beautiful and the contact with nature is absolute and impressive. The region has many interesting activities to offer and you' ve given us every details about it! We hope to come back soon with our children again! Many thanks!

Anna, Italy

A really lovely and special place in the quiet French countryside. You can tell that lot of care has gone into making the cottage a real gem - all the little details were perfect and it was full of its own unique character. Marleen and Robby were both incredibly friendly, helpful and kind. Some beautiful towns to visit in the area and countryside to explore - we had a peaceful and relaxing time so thank you.

The place was decorated so well with a lot of character.

Having a fire was the most special of all things so thank you for letting us use it during our stay.

Simon, UK

Dear Robby and Marleen,

With great sadness I have to say goodbye. The stay was far too short. The two of you have given so many reasons to come back and that is a promise.

Marcello, The Netherlands

Dear Robby and Marleen,

We had a very enjoyable Easter weekend. Beautiful ´chateaux`, rolling countryside and friendly people! We recommend visiting Ratilly and its chateau, as well as Vézelay, and a guaranteed warm welcome at ´Le bistro à Malices´. Special thanks to Marleen for the recommendation.

We will certainly be recommending staying here to our friends and family.

Best regards, Phoebe, Sophie and Eduard, Switzerland