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“Unique, once in a lifetime experience, not to be missed.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of African Heritage House

African Heritage House
Mombasa Road, Nairobi, Kenya
254 721 518389
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Ranked #7 of 43 Attractions in Nairobi
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Owner description: The African Heritage House overlooking the Nairobi National Park is described by the Architectural Digest as "an architecture arising from the sere Kenyan plain like an outcropping of earth, a vision of usefulness informed by the African genius for decoration" .Inside one journeys through a spectrum of African textiles, masks, art, artifacts, crafts, books and photographs. Designed by American Alan Donovan, co-founder of the African Heritage, Africa's first Pan African Gallery, the house is a combination of the mud architecture from across Africa. Tours cost a minimum of K. Sh. 3000.00 (about $40) for up to 5 persons and thereafter K. Sh. 500 for each additional person.
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“Unique, once in a lifetime experience, not to be missed.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

African Heritage House is a rare treasure and experience one will never forget. I cant believe I lived in Nairobi for years without knowing about it. Now every visitor/volunteer I have must visit Alan Donovan and his fabulous home and museum of art and treasures from all around Africa. Each visit is different and personal. You need to contact Alan and book in advance and his personal staff will fix you a delicious African stye meal. Alan, who has live and traveled Africa for many years, share a relaxed meal with you and his stories bring Africa to life in a new way. Every room in the house is filled with remarkable pieces you will be allowed to photograph and ask questions about. A visit with Alan at African Heritage add richness, quality and history to your time in Kenya. Don't miss it! The cost of about $30 for the tour and dinner is one of the best values in Nairobi.

Visited March 2013
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“Simply Magnificent, Simply Africa!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

This house simply hosts the beauty of Africa! It’s an attraction for those who love Africa. The owner is a great guide. More time should be spent in each room to fully appreciate its beauty.

Visited December 2012
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