A stay at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages is a journey back to a romantic time. Situated in a peaceful, upscale suburb of Nairobi about 20 minutes from the city center and a half-hour from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, the property is ideally located for guests beginning or ending a Kenya safari. The 12 cottages are surrounded by one of the oldest formal gardens in Kenya and sit adjacent to historic Swedo House, the original Edwardian hunting lodge/farmhouse made famous in Blixen’s famous memoir Out of Africa.
The venerable old 1906 farmhouse that was Blixen's home has been renovated as a lounge where meals, tea and cocktails are served throughout the day. The property also features additional indoor and outdoor dining and lounge areas including a garden bar, a swimming pool, a small business center, and a gift shop. Cottages evoke the early 20th-century ambience of colonial Kenya, each with high beamed ceilings, a fireplace, en suite facilities with shower and bath, satellite television, and Internet and phone connections. Each has a private veranda for enjoying the birds, butterflies and blooming flowers. The estate gardens comprise 5-1/2 acres filled with century-old trees including huge jacaranda, candelabra, cactus and bottlebrush trees, a multitude of plants and more than 200 varieties of flowers. Numerous bird feeders situated throughout the gardens attract hundreds of different bird species. Guests enjoy convenient access to nearby attractions including the Karen Blixen Museum (featured in the movie Out of Africa), Nairobi National Park, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and elephant orphanage, and Langata Giraffe Sanctuary.
Nat Hab’s Private Mobile Camp–Mara Conservancy
Our luxury mobile tented camp is the perfect base for wilderness family adventures. Situated in a remote location on a private conservancy in the Maasai Mara adjacent to the national reserve, it offers outstanding proximity to prime wildlife viewing without the crowds. Each tent has a shaded veranda with table and comfortable chairs. Inside the heavy-duty canvas walls you'll find shelves, luggage racks and hanging caddies for your personal items. At night, sink into cotton linens, duvets and blankets to ward off the chill, with the added comfort of a hot water bottle provided each evening. En suite bathrooms have flush toilet, sink, warm water dispenser and safari-style hot showers. Solar-powered lighting is available around the clock in each tent, with charging facilities for all your electronic needs in the main lounge. After sunset, camp paths are illuminated by kerosene lanterns. Fine meals are served in the dining tent or outdoors under the shade of an acacia tree. A separate lounge tent offers comfortable furnishings so guests can sink back and share stories of the day. Once darkness falls, gather round the campfire and listen for the the roar of a lion while the Milky Way puts on a bedtime show.
Nat Hab’s Private Mobile Camp – Maasai Mara
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
The Maasai Mara National Reserve is the northern part of Tanzania’s vast Serengeti ecosystem, and there's no better way to experience it than from our deluxe mobile camp. To sleep beneath canvas in the bush, under a Milky Way so thick with stars that it looks like clouds, listening for the roar of lions in the distance…it's an iconic safari experience! We place the camp in the very best wildlife-viewing areas, where seclusion in nature prevails. Yet while a remote tented camp may evoke the ambience of old, it doesn’t mean you sacrifice modern-day comforts. Natural Habitat's Private Mobile Camp in the Maasai Mara National Reserve is a most refined way to experience the wilds of Africa. Inside the roomy canvas tents, you’ll find proper beds with high-quality linens and attached en suite bathroom. Your own veranda, shaded beneath a canvas awning, has classic director’s chairs for surveying the savanna. Kerosene lanterns lend an atmospheric glow at night. Evenings in camp are magical, with dinner served on a white tablecloth under the stars, and nighttime stories around a roaring campfire.
Our remote setting means we are far from tourist crowds based at large commercial lodges, and we follow animals on our wildlife drives, not other Land Rovers. The Mara's herds and predators are legendary, and rightly so: one of Africa’s most famous safari destinations, these vast plains in southwest Kenya are known for their large herds of hoofed game, abundant lions and the rich culture of the Maasai people, traditional pastoral herders who have grazed cattle here for centuries.
Ole Sereni Hotel
Ideally located between Nairobi's domestic Wilson Airport and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (the latter is less than 15 minutes' drive), Ole Sereni also offers a taste of wild Kenya, overlooking the bushlands of Nairobi National Park. Hotel guests frequently see giraffe, zebra, antelope and buffalo lounging near the nearby waterhole. This business-style hotel offers all the conveniences one might need upon arriving in Kenya or before flying home. Each en suite room is equipped with the most modern amenities, with complimentary Wi-Fi, well-lit desk, LCD flat screen TV and mini bar. The Big Five Restaurant offers a 300-foot-long veranda with a view onto Nairobi National Park. The Waterhole Snack Bar hosts the same vista, while Eagle's is a fine-dining steak house on the fourth floor. Relax with a drink at the Ngong Pool Bar after a swim in the infinity pool. The Duma Health and Fitness Club features a full gym, salon, steam room and sauna, as well as massage facilities.
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