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Ngong House

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Ngong House is a private, serene and luxurious home stay situated in Karen / Langata area of Nairobi. The lodge overlooks the Ngong Hills, only a few minutes away from what used to be Karen Blixen's coffee farm.

Secluded in 10 acres of private land, it is close to Nairobi National Park, 30 to 40 minutes from Nairobi International Airport, 15 minutes from Wilson airport (where all fly safaris depart from) and 20 minutes from the city center.

Your host Paul Verleysen, a Belgian, moved to Africa in 1970. He has worked in Congo, Rwanda, Ivory Coast and finally Kenya where he opted to leave the diplomatic service, then bought a hunter's home and transformed it into Ngong House



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Overview



Ngong House is a unique experience, a private home stay situated in the Karen neighborhood in Nairobi, near the Ngong Hills, just a few minutes away from the house where Karen Blixen once had her coffee farm.

Although you will be staying in tree houses you will enjoy a very high degree of luxury.

Staying at Ngong House is like staying at an intimate luxury wildlife lodge in Nairobi. A unique boutique hotel famous for its tree houses on stilts with stunning views of the Ngong Hills.

Conveniently located in the suburbs of Karen 15 minutes drive from the Wilson airport where most safari air charters depart from it is a place where your safari gets an early start.

The Nairobi Giraffe Center, Elephant Sanctuary, Kazuri Beads and Karen Blixen Museum are all places worth a visit close to the hotel.

Breakfast and lunch are served in the garden under a canopy of acacia trees. Dinner is served in a half open, majestic, thatched rondavel wIth a grand fireplace, or in another secluded area of the lodge. Every night casual pre dinner drinks and "bitings" are served around the camp fire. A chance to meet other guests and to chat with your host Paul Verleysen.

Ngong House is a private, serene and luxurious home stay situated in Karen / Langata area of Nairobi. The lodge overlooks the Ngong Hills, only a few minutes away from what used to be Karen Blixen's coffee farm.

Excursions
  • Walk or drive to the Giraffe Centre, sanctuary to the endangered Rothschild giraffe where you can enjoy feeding them in pleasant surroundings.
  • Drive to Karen Blixen Museum and step back into the time of 'Out of Africa'.
  • Drive to Elephant and Rhino Orphanage set up by the world famous Daphine Sheldrick.
  • Shopping Excursions can be arranged to various locations.
  • Visit to Nairobi National Park.
  • National Museum and Snake Park.

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