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Ngong House Hotel

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Ngong House Hotel - BedroomNgong House Hotel prides itself of offering Kenyan hospitality and services of the highest standard.
Located on land originally part of Karen Blixen's vast coffee estate, and named after the Ngong Hills, which she held so dearly, Ngong House is only a half hour drive from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Nairobi city center and yet, to those who visit, seems as if in the heart of the African bush. Paul Verleysen or his son, Christof, whose culinary masterpieces have become legendary, host guests at Ngong House.

Ngong House Hotel Accommodation

Ngong House - Execuitive BedroomWithin the ten acres are five tree houses and an apartment on ground level close to the pool. The main house is home to the Verleysen family where creature comforts blend easily with stylish furniture and African art.

Built entirely from wood the tree houses are on two levels with a bedroom area upstairs and a living area on the lower floor. They are raised 15 feet from the ground to gain an uninterrupted view of the Ngong Hills over unspoiled bush.
Covered with traditional African grass roofs, the rustic exteriors of these charming tree houses belie the elegant interiors.

Crafted by local artists - each house has its own unique style and each has been thoughtfully designed to incorporate comfort and convenience.
Large four-poster beds grace the bedroom area, with crisp cotton bed linen and overfilled feather pillows promising a luxurious night's sleep.

Ngong House Restaurant
Meals at Ngong House are a feast for the senses: delicious food served creatively and with grace, fairytale dinners by candlelight next to a roaring fire, and lunches in beautiful gardens surrounded by indigenous trees hosting Kenya's exotic birdlife.

Ngong House has a reputation of serving refined food prepared with local ingredients: game meat, fresh lake fish, seafood flown in from the Indian Ocean, all prepared with a large variety of fresh vegetables, in tasty yet healthy ways. For those who prefer, Ngong House offers a selection of vegetarian dishes.

Ngong House -  BathroomOnly the freshest Kenyan produce is served: fish fresh from Lake Victoria and the Kenya coast, trout from the Aberdare Mountains, succulent Molo lamb or Kenyan beef, and locally harvested vegetables.

Several visiting chefs from Belgium have specially trained Ngong House's Kenyan chefs including a pastry chef from Bruges (Belgium) spent a season relaying his techniques.

Lunch at Ngong House hotel is served in the garden under one of the many indigenous trees.
Dinner is served in a half open thatched rondavel w ith a huge fireplace and plenty of candles, creating a unique dining atmosphere found only at Ngong House.

Below is an example of a typical four course dinner:
  • Grilled shrimps, prepared with ginger and honey, presented in a pineapple shell, on a bed of tossed garden salad.
  • Asparagus rolled in a slither of tilapia fish fillet topped with museline sauce.
  • Fillet of game meat accompanied by a wide selection of vegetables all presented to please both the palate and the eye.
  • A delicate combination of chocolate cake and fruit mousse and topped with a mango coulis
  • Coffee, home made Petit fours.
  • And to finish, a delicious French or South African brandy is served. All wine served with the meal is from South Africa.
Ngong House Activities
  • The living areas of Ngong House makes available sumptuous sofas, a dining area, and spacious bathroom with a selection of sensual toiletries presented in locally crafted glassware; the kitchenette and well-stocked drinks' cabinet ensure total privacy for those seeking solitude.
  • A large verandah allows for memorable sundowners and private relaxation. For honeymooners and couples seeking romance, candlelit dinners and full English breakfasts can be served in the intimacy of their tree house.
  • For the more gregarious, the main house offers a focal point where guests can relax, leaf through the myriad of coffee table books, shoot a game of pool, or enjoy a pre-dinner drink next to the large log fire providing warmth on chilly evenings
Ngong House Hotel
 

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Colman and Chris Handy


I just wanted to say thanks and congratulate you on a trip very well organized. It all went without a hitch and it's great to see Africa is as good as ever. The only place I probably won't visit again is the Chobe Safari Lodge. I think the standards have dropped there even since I was there in 2000. I can't believe how much Kasane has grown - I was last there in 2004 and almost didn't recognize it. The Marina Lodge looks very posh. Also, the Victoria Falls Hotel is looking fantastic after its refurbished. Such a wonderful hotel. Thanks again and we are already saving for our return trip to Africa!

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