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African Heritage House, Nairobi

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See a mix of African tribal artifacts at African Heritage House, an architectural landmark representing a combination of mud architecture styles. Designed by an American gallery owner, this private house overlooks a national park and features an eclectic collection of sculptures, costumes, textiles, masks, jewelry, handmade furniture, arts and crafts, books, and photographs. You'll need to arrange your visit and tour in advance; overnight stays and transport by rail or helicopter are negotiable. Plan my Nairobi trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • African Heritage is one of the richest places with african art collection. Having been built at the edge of Nairobi National Park, It has a magnificent view of Nairobi National Park wildlife  more »
  • Collection of art 2000 per person African arts nice views its a house of a man named Alan Donovan who has collected many art pieces From all over Africa.. if u are into art u will like ialso provides ...  more »
  • Visited AHH during a trip to Kenya and spent the night at the house. Alan Donovan was great. He took us round the place, explaining the history of each piece and at down for dinner with us in the even...  more »
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  • Great arty place... Awesome view of the Nairobi national park.. If you lucky can catch a glance of wild animals passing through.. Awesome food.. Traditional African art all over the house!! I enjoyed myself!
  • The museum is absolutely wonderful. Ian Donovan has great collection there!
  • African heritage museum, at its best. Gorgeous architectural design, ample space for events, best hotel rooms in Nairobi.
  • Based on mud architecture from mosques of Mali at Djenne, the house is an architecture masterpiece designed by American former diplomat, arriving in Africa over 50 years ago, Alan Donovan dedicated his life to the preservation and promotion of African Heritage. The house houses a rare collection of African art, most of which have disappeared completely. The house offers Bed and breakfast, meals and day Tours. The staff members makes you feel at home and Alan Donovan is a fine gentleman. The house features a pool house and is overlooking Nairobi National Park.
  • How much does a tour cost here? Do they charge for kids below 12 years? any other amenities to enjoy here?
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