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Karen Blixen Cottages

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The Historic house was the original hunting lodge and farm house which was built around 1906 to 1908. It is located approximately a half mile from the Karen Blixen museum, and is 15 minutes from Nairobi town. When the house was

built, it was surrounded by indigenous forest, bush and grass lands, most which was cleared for use as agriculture, particularly coffee in the first quarter of the 20th century.

The old historic house has been renovated as a lounge where you can come enjoy breakfast or lunch, afternoon tea and cocktails and candlelight dinner or after dinner cocktails. Enjoy the historic, copper plated fire place and music playing on the old Gramophone while you listen to talks by safari guides of golden days in Africa and internationally known wildlife experts. Formal group "Out of Africa" dinners or receptions can be arranged by reservation.

The Karen Blixen Cottage facilities have now been completed to house as many as 30 guests. The cottages have also been designed after the historic Swedo House. All elegantly appointed cottages have hi-beam ceilings with fireplaces, wood and mazeras stone floors. Each bedroom has a large bathroom with its own shower and bath and also contains robes, slippers and hairdryers. Satellite television, internet connections and telephones are available in all rooms.

All cottages have a verandah for relaxing while enjoying the birds, butterflies and flowers of the garden. We provide feeders to attract a wide variety of birds.

Karen Blixen Cottages can house as many as 30 guests. Eight of the cottages have individual suites and three have two bedroom suites with a common large sitting room

The honeymoon cottage has a large bedroom and sitting room each with a fireplace. All well appointed cottages have hi-beam ceilings with fireplaces, wood and mazeras stone floors. Mini bars, satellite TVs and internet connections have also been installed.

Each bedroom has a large bathroom with its own shower and bath. Internet connections and phones are available in all rooms. Three cottages have two private suites with a separate dressing room.

 

 

Karen Blixen Cottages

 

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Gill Bradford Jones


Louis I had meant to get back with you as well. This was the trip of a lifetime! We had such an incredible experience. Cape Town was wonderful--perfect weather. Mala Mala was undoubtedly our favorite. Saw so much game and the guides now feel like extended family members. Vic Falls was beautiful but we weren't too crazy about the Zimbabwe experience. We didn't read enough of the fine print here--we might have been better off on the Zambia side. Seba Camp was the perfect ending to a memorable trip. I have 2000 photos and 3+ hours of video. It will be months of editing before I have something anyone will want to sit through! Thanks for all your help. We have some friends that will likely be contacting you to duplicate our trip!

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