We were so fortunate to be booked into this guest house since it is convenient to Tambo Airport. The term 'guest house' doesn't begin to describe the museum that Alan Donovan has made his home into! Original sculpture, tribal art and costumes, jewelry, musical instruments and furniture abound in each room of the incredible home on a beautiful setting overlooking national parkland. Your eye literally does not know where to begin or stop.
His staff are attentive, and prepare excellent local cuisine. Alan will regale you with tales of his personal story, his acquisitions, and his current projects. He loves to conduct a 90-minute tour of the house and grounds -- including your room and bathroom! He know the local guides and will arrange for you to be picked up and returned to the house. In our case, we arrived late one evening, had dinner, spent the next day touring, and returned to the house for dinner and to freshen up before a late night departure. All pre-arranged, of course.
- 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