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“Take the Tour AND Stay Overnight” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of African Heritage House

African Heritage House
Ranked #19 of 115 things to do in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Thomasville, Georgia
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565 reviews
232 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 407 helpful votes
“Take the Tour AND Stay Overnight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

This place is a treasure and not to be missed. If you can, stay overnight here on a b and b basis, and the tour will be included. Alan Donovan, the owner, is a charming, gracious and knowledgeable host. You won't regret your visit!

Visited July 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Unique, once in a lifetime experience, not to be missed.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 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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5 Thank Cyndy W
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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Simply Magnificent, Simply Africa!”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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2 Thank Africa-magic
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