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African Heritage House

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Alan Donovan's home MUST be visited. It is inspiring, uplifting and so very educational. His nearly half century of immersion in Africa's rich cultural heritage is all here for us to feast on and learn from, in so many forms and dimensions.

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Citta di Castello, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to the African Heritage House is a must for enthusiasts of African culture. The house itself is a work of art - an architectural masterpiece - and it contains an unparalleled private collection of African paintings, sculpture and precious artifacts. The collection was assembled by owner Alan Donovan during his extensive travels on the continent that spanned four... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

I went with my mother for a tour with lunch. The collection is amazing and Alan and his staff were very friendly and welcoming. We will be back again, for an overnight stay next time in one of the beautiful suites.

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Thank Helen A
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

I recently visited the African Heritage House for the second time. The architecture of the home is breathtaking and Alan Donovan will tell guests about the source of all of the materials used to build it. The collection of African art that Alan has assembled is second to none. He is a font of knowledge and eager to share it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

I did not know what I was in for when I was visiting this place. Alan Donovan has collected some beautiful and out of this world African art pieces. From Mali to Ghana to Kenya, You name it. The serenity and ambience is also breath-taking. Very intimate place . The decor is to die for. Everything works well together. They... More 

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Thank Liz Nicole L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

I spent only one night unfortunately, in coming from the airport and back to the airport the day after, but I must say that I was very pleased. The place finely decorated, rooms are big and comfortable, with a lot of African art around. It was a great surprise.

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johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

After reading reviews of this unusual place, five of us decided to spend a day and night at Heritage House. The owner and collector, Alan Donovan, was prompt in emailing me on details. To our relief, a staff member was waiting for us along a service road on Mombasa Rosd to direct us to the house Alan constructed over twenty... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is a hidden retreat, one of those hideaways you somehow would like to keep to yourself. But here goes. This is a wonderful, charming place with a beautiful scenery, and a “house” with brings you in a feeling of some sort of “Alice in wonderland” in an African context. The hospitality is great and it seems like the servants... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

While I had been to Nairobi 2x I had not heard of AHH and now I want everyone to go! Alan Donovan led our tour in the most amiable personal manner possible. His collection is amazing and his passion for retaining African culture inspirational. If you chance to be in Nairobi and environs, do reserve a spot on this tour,... More 

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Kajang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

A group of 8 of us made a 3 hrs tour of this Heritage House. Alan Donavan, co-founder and world renowned artist, led us in a tour of his collections of arts and historical artifacts. We can feel his passion and love for his life-long collections. However, the African Heritage House is being threatened by the proposed construction of a... More 

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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Free Breakfast
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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 

Additional Information about African Heritage House

Address: Mombasa Road | Box 17871, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: $132 - $265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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