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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...more
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This is the home of Alan Donovan, which he built to display his collection of African tribal arts and crafts. The building is beautiful and interesting. You are led from room to room by a guide, who holds a tape recording of Alan explaining the...More
This visit exceeded my expectation. It was a great house and we were honoured to be there! Food was excellent and the collection of African art was very impressive. The view of the national park was mesmerising. Thank you Alan for the experience.
I was just taken for a drive which ended here, it was pleasant surprise, did not expect something like this off Mombasa road.It is on the boundary of Nairobi National Park. Beautifully built like the Mud mosque of Mali. The tour inside the museum(close to...More
This house is a weird, but interesting house to visit while you're in Nairobi. The tour is led by a guide that does not speak, but rather carries around a boom box with the voice of the founder telling you stories. Every once in a...More
This is a place to which words cannot adequately do justice. You have to see it to believe it! You will need to make reservations but the website is excellent especially insofar as the precise directions to the site. Mr. Donovan no longer does the...More
Tour by appointment only, and it's 4,000Ksh which is surprisingly hard information to come by in advance. Worthwhile though to see the artifacts from across the continent and hear the knowledgeable guide.
This is a truly unique space, magical and real at the same time, bringing home the diversity and richness of traditions of various African ethnicities. It is difficult to make all these diverse traditions coexist so harmoniously in one space, but the Heritage House manages...More
What a unique place in a wonderful setting at the edge of Nairobi National Park. Traveling through this prestigious collection of African artworks is such a amazing experience. Afterwards having a sundowner, enjoying the stunning views on the park and then getting served a delicious...More
Alan Donovan's African Heritage House was the highlight of my trip to Kenya. He designed this magnificent house to accommodate a lifetime's collection of African Art. One of his staff acted as tour guide and we started at the railway line which in the past...More