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Reviewed 12 November 2015

This is a hidden retreat, one of those hideaways you somehow would like to keep to yourself. But here goes. This is a wonderful, charming place with a beautiful scenery, and a “house” with brings you in a feeling of some sort of “Alice in wonderland” in an African context. The hospitality is great and it seems like the servants...

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Reviewed 10 September 2015

While I had been to Nairobi 2x I had not heard of AHH and now I want everyone to go! Alan Donovan led our tour in the most amiable personal manner possible. His collection is amazing and his passion for retaining African culture inspirational. If you chance to be in Nairobi and environs, do reserve a spot on this tour,...

Thank Craig W
Kajang, Malaysia
Reviewed 2 August 2015

A group of 8 of us made a 3 hrs tour of this Heritage House. Alan Donavan, co-founder and world renowned artist, led us in a tour of his collections of arts and historical artifacts. We can feel his passion and love for his life-long collections. However, the African Heritage House is being threatened by the proposed construction of a...

1Thank SimonKajang
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Alan Donovan has made Africa his home for more than 40 years. The African Heritage House is the culmination of his amazing experiences throughout the great continent and a tribute to his vast knowledge and talents. I will never forget my first impression upon arriving at the property. Here was this incredibly beautiful exotic structure with the Nairobi National Park...

2Thank a1956r
Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 8 July 2015

We visited the the House with some friends on a Sunday afternoon.quite a jewel in the middle of Nairobi...i was really impressed by the collection of artifacts and the historical artifacts Mr Donavan has collected over the years.The Food was fantastic and really enjoyed the tour of the house.Highly recommended!

1Thank AAN824
Reviewed 26 May 2015

I spent one night at African Heritage House and it was an amazing experience and very inspiring to have a look into the culture of african history. Excellent food and a really nice place to get away from the citylife.

1Thank Mirja C
Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 30 April 2015

For authentic Kenyan hospitality and art, coupled with a unique lodging experience, you don't need to travel further than the African Heritage House in its setting on Nairobi National Park, while only 25 kilometers south--but a world away--from the hub-bub of downtown Nairobi and close to the Kenyatta and Wilson airports. To recognize this special place, the Kenyan government in...

4Thank Linda K
Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 25 March 2015

I spent one night at Allans place and could have stayed forever. It is the most amazing house I have ever seen and Allan took good care of us. I recommend that all visiting Kenya should visit Allans place.

2Thank souf100
Syracuse, New York, United States
Reviewed 13 January 2015

An interesting personality, and even more impressive collection of African Art, housed in a Gatsby-esque treasure. This is the amazing story of Alan Donavan, which would be hard to find anywhere but Africa, and is recountered by the principle protagonist himself, offered freely with a self- depricating wit, and obvious genius, who has attemped much. A more incredible B&B experience...

2Thank Sam H
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 3 December 2014

I had the unique experience of spending two days with the world renowned artist Alan Donavan who is the creator and owner of the African Heritage House and Museum. I must ofer 5 stars and diamonds to my stay. There you will find one of the most magnificent and impressive collection of African Artifacts. Alan is the ultimate host lending...

2Thank PhD7360

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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 

Additional Information about African Heritage House

Address: Mombasa Road | Box 17871, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: $185 - $371 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“All the rooms are beautifully appointed and have fabulous views.”
 of 5 bubbles a1956r, 28 Jul 2015 | Read review
“One cannot go wrong with any of the rooms, they all are special. The ones upstairs have better views though.”
 of 5 bubbles rezand, 14 Nov 2014 | Read review
“every room is priceless”
 of 5 bubbles Madi_Paul, 4 Nov 2014 | Read review
“each room is unique and beautiful; personally, I prefer the large three bed room on the top floor”
 of 5 bubbles Slow2Melt, 2 Sep 2014 | Read review
“We stayed in a second floor room with a large patio facing the national park. Amazing. But then we took an hour tour with Alan (included) and decided each room is as good as the next.”
 of 5 bubbles BruceM147, 4 Aug 2014 | Read review
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