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Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages, Nairobi

  /  Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages, Nairobi

Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages offers a serene and luxurious start or end to your East African safari. Here’s what you can expect from your stay:


Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages is a luxury boutique hotel nestled in the historic and picturesque suburb of Karen, Nairobi. Set on a former coffee farm once owned by the Blixen family, the property is steeped in history and surrounded by natural beauty.

Historic Charm

Swedo House: The reception area is housed in the historic Swedo House, a hunting lodge/farmhouse built between 1906 and 1908. This historic building adds a unique charm and authenticity to your stay.
Proximity to Karen Blixen Museum: The hotel is located just half a mile from the Karen Blixen Museum, the former home of the famed author and the setting for the film “Out of Africa.”

Natural Beauty

Expansive Grounds: The hotel is situated on 5 acres of land featuring large, century-old trees, beautifully landscaped gardens, and a variety of blooming flowers.

  • Bird Watching: The gardens are home to hundreds of bird species, making it a paradise for bird watchers.
  • Swimming Pool: Enjoy a relaxing swim in the tranquil setting of the garden.

Convenient Location

Safari Access: The hotel is conveniently close to Wilson Airport, the departure point for many safari flights within Kenya. With the new Southern Bypass, it is just a 30-minute drive from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

  • Nearby Attractions: Easy access to popular Nairobi attractions including:
  • David Sheldrick Elephant and Rhino Orphanage: A short drive to see rescued elephants and rhinos.
  • Giraffe Centre: An opportunity to get up close and personal with giraffes.
  • Nairobi National Park: Enjoy game drives where you can spot big game against the backdrop of the city skyline.

 Luxury Accommodations

  • Cottages: The hotel offers luxurious cottages that provide a cozy and intimate retreat. Each cottage is tastefully decorated and equipped with modern amenities to ensure a comfortable stay.

Ideal Venue

Whether you are beginning or concluding your safari adventure, Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages offers a peaceful and luxurious haven. Its rich history, beautiful surroundings, and convenient location make it an ideal choice for travelers seeking both comfort and adventure.

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