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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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  • 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 »
  • I would echo much of what has been said before. African Heritage House is an amazing collection of artifacts and tells a wonderful story of the owner’s lifetime of promoting African culture around the...  more »
  • Visited the place and to full tour. Amazing what the owner has gathered over the years. Sadly, the building is suffering for the elements and the interior - probably because of its old content - looks...  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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