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A former farmhouse belonging to the famous Out of Africa Blixen family, this accommodation is a short walk from the Karen Blixen Museum and an easy drive from the popular Daphne Sheldrick Elephant and Rhino Orphanage. Located in a quiet neighbourhood of Nairobi, it is also well-placed for Wilson Airport, which is used for all safari flights in Kenya.

Set on a large estate with giant trees and one of the oldest landscaped gardens in Kenya, the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages offers 16 en suite rooms and a large Honeymoon Suite. There are also three rooms with two en suite bedrooms each that are ideal for families and groups of friends travelling together. Facilities include a restaurant, swimming pool and bar, and guests staying at the cottages have access to the golf course, tennis courts and swimming pool at the nearby Karen Country & Golf Club.

There is an on-site spa and gym, and guests are within easy reach of upscale shops, restaurants and boutiques in Karen. If you want to start your safari right away, this accommodation lies close to Nairobi National Park where you can spot big game while on game drives, the city skyline in the background.


  • Quiet Nairobi setting on large private estate
  • Close to Nairobi’s attractions & Wilson Airport
  • Spa, gym, restaurant & Wi-Fi on site
  • Room service, private dining & honeymoon suite


  • Horse riding
  • Day tours


Standard Room

The cottages have been designed to relive history in elegant style: inside are high ceilings, wood and stone floors, and a fireplace. Beds are swathed in mosquito netting and furnishings reflect both old and new Africa. Modern conveniences include mini-bars, satellite television and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Each bedroom has a comfortable lounge as well as a large bathroom with a shower and bathtub; all cottages have a veranda where you can sit and watch the abundant birdlife in the manicured garden.

Other room types

Three cottages have been designed with families in mind: they have two en suite bedrooms and a common large sitting room each. Extra beds can be added for young children.

The more lavishly furnished Honeymoon Suite has a large bedroom and sitting room with a fireplace in each.


Guests have use of the swimming pool, a small gym and the health spa with a sauna and Jacuzzi. There is also a gift shop selling local crafts and artefacts. Complimentary access to the nearby Karen Country & Golf Club, where there is golf and tennis to enjoy, can be arranged.

Wi-Fi is available at the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages.


Breakfast is included and the on-site Tamambo restaurant is open from early morning. Lunch and dinner options are also available at the restaurant, which offers an eclectic menu of meat and seafood dishes as well as burgers and pizzas, complimented by a popular wine list. You can eat in the main restaurant or outdoor terrace, in a more intimate manor-house setting, or simply in the privacy of your room.

Try freshly brewed Kenyan coffee in the garden for a great afternoon pick-me-up.

General facilities

  • Bar
  • Gym
  • Room service
  • Secure parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Wi-fi available


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Dates Board Price
2022-01-01 — 2022-12-31 Bed & Breakfast $220

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

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