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This is the home of Alan Donovan, which he built to display his collection of African tribal arts... read more

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David B
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Very impressive African experience

This visit exceeded my expectation. It was a great house and we were honoured to be there! Food was... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Yeung P
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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank Yeung P
Reviewed 15 August 2018

An amazing tour by the caretaker of Alan Donovan's house. The house and its contents are African art at its finest.

Thank SudhirKadkade
Reviewed 7 August 2018

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

Thank CSRam
Reviewed 31 July 2018

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

Thank mpdc326
Reviewed 30 June 2018

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

Thank Connoisseur-of-Life
Reviewed 22 June 2018

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.

Thank Iain M
Reviewed 3 May 2018

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

Thank mamelina2
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Michaelloose
Reviewed 19 March 2018

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

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Chris O
26 January 2016|
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Response from Brenda O | Reviewed this property |
Not certain about the entrance fee. Chris
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alwildflower3
17 December 2015|
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Response from Brenda O | Reviewed this property |
Hi I don't have the logistics about staying there I know it's Alan Donovan's house. I just went sight seeing nothing major. But I believe he can arrange something for you and your daughter.
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