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Reviewed 10 December 2016

After 6 years spent in this beautiful country, we coudn't leave without visiting this well known and amazing house. We were not desappointed! The house and Alan's collection of african art is wonderful! Our guide was very knowlegeable and lunch on the terrace facing Nairobi National Park was very pleasant. As collectors and admirers of african art, we were delighted...

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Ada, Michigan
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We had such a fabulous experience including lunch and great conversation with Alan. You must call ahead and make plans for this private tour. Definitely a highlight not to be missed. The views and authentic artifacts he's collected are amazing. What a tasty lunch his staff made for us to share with him.

Thank Lori H
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Visiting the African Heritage House, meeting and having lunch with Alan Donovan had been one of the most memorable trips I ever had! He was not simply accommodating, he is a legend himself- very inspiring! The experience made me look back at my life, ask myself if I had followed my heart, and plan to make a difference moving forward,...

Thank veronestrella
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Alan Donovan's home MUST be visited. It is inspiring, uplifting and so very educational. His nearly half century of immersion in Africa's rich cultural heritage is all here for us to feast on and learn from, in so many forms and dimensions.

1Thank Michael E
Citta di Castello, Italy
Reviewed 14 July 2016

A visit to the African Heritage House is a must for enthusiasts of African culture. The house itself is a work of art - an architectural masterpiece - and it contains an unparalleled private collection of African paintings, sculpture and precious artifacts. The collection was assembled by owner Alan Donovan during his extensive travels on the continent that spanned four...

1Thank Anne M
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 15 May 2016

I went with my mother for a tour with lunch. The collection is amazing and Alan and his staff were very friendly and welcoming. We will be back again, for an overnight stay next time in one of the beautiful suites.

Thank Helen A
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 13 April 2016

I recently visited the African Heritage House for the second time. The architecture of the home is breathtaking and Alan Donovan will tell guests about the source of all of the materials used to build it. The collection of African art that Alan has assembled is second to none. He is a font of knowledge and eager to share it...

1Thank PhotoBugTraveler
Reviewed 5 April 2016

I did not know what I was in for when I was visiting this place. Alan Donovan has collected some beautiful and out of this world African art pieces. From Mali to Ghana to Kenya, You name it. The serenity and ambience is also breath-taking. Very intimate place . The decor is to die for. Everything works well together. They...

Thank Liz Nicole L
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

I spent only one night unfortunately, in coming from the airport and back to the airport the day after, but I must say that I was very pleased. The place finely decorated, rooms are big and comfortable, with a lot of African art around. It was a great surprise.

Thank Alejandro A
Reviewed 6 February 2016

After reading reviews of this unusual place, five of us decided to spend a day and night at Heritage House. The owner and collector, Alan Donovan, was prompt in emailing me on details. To our relief, a staff member was waiting for us along a service road on Mombasa Rosd to direct us to the house Alan constructed over twenty...

Thank stuggerm55

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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: RM588 - RM1,181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“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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