We picked this house in which to stay because of its location (near the airport) and because it looked interesting, and because we needed somewhere to stay before and after our safari. From the time that Gideon (a private taxi operator, but one that Alan Donovan uses and recommends) met us at the airport to the time we left nearly 3 weeks later, we were fascinated. Alan is a knowledgeable and thoughtful host, and the staff, Murtusia, Zac and Zadoc are the same. We would recommend staying here for anyone who wants to immerse themselves in African culture (our bed, for instance was 200 years old!). Moreover, you can purchase genuine African artifacts at the House whereas at the markets, you never can tell. When we come back to Nairobi, this is where we are going to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The African Heritage House overlooking the Nairobi National Parkis described by the prestigious Architectural Digest as " a vision of usefulness informed by the African genius for decoration" Designed by American Alan Donovan, the house is a combination of architectural styles from across the continent. Tours of the house interior reveal the beauty of Africa's art and crafts. ... more less