My husband and I arrived at Hogmead, along with 4 friends who were traveling with us, and we were very impressed with the ambiance of this lovely manor house. We were greeted warmly, and after a welcome drink, we were shown to our spacious and very attractive room on the second floor. We had been traveling for two days and had a good night's sleep in our comfortable bed.
The next morning, we awakened to see the warthogs in the back yard and a few giraffes walking nearby......a charming and delightful way to begin our day. Breakfast was nicely presented and very good with plenty of choices. We had arranged for a drivier to pick us up and off we went to revisit the sites in the area around Hogmead......we had been to Nairobi before and stayed downtown at a large hotel, so being in a new location was fun; to be honest, it also felt safer. Rather closeby is the Karen Blixen home and Giraffe Manor, and not far away was the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. We visited all three and highly recommend them as a "don't miss" experience.
Dinner that evening was lovely and staff couldn't have been nicer. We were all pleased to stay at Hogmead and would definitely return if we ever travel to Nairobi again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hogmead is a boutique 'home from home' in Nairobi, situated in the peaceful outskirts of the city, with easy access from both the International and Domestic airports. Hosted by Jay Macleod and Richard Muhehe, this is a highly personalized retreat from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi. Come and enjoy Nairobi the way it is meant to be: with lovely views of the Ngongs, peaceful surroundings and great hosting. ... more less