This magical place is perched on a hill just opposite the Nairobi National Park.It has residential rooms to stay where one can feel like living & dining in a museum or like me book a table for dinner! Its owner Alan Donavon is a fascinating American who traveled all over Africa & collected with loving care & taste a treasure trove of sculptures,antiques & other art pieces.
The garden, the pool & the sorrounding lush areas are all dotted with beautiful intricate artifacts.Sitting on top of the terracce with a glass of Rum & Coke in hand, one can watch the animals of the National park roaming around with the beautiful sunset over the Athi plains & the Nagong Hills in the back ground!
I was over whelmed with the feeling of being lucky to be sitting like this in this architectural gem with great food on the plate! It rounded off my fabulous first day of my trip to East Africa! Worth the visit!
- 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