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African Heritage House, Nairobi

4.3
Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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 Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • Nothing beats a mid-morning tour with the acclaimed Allan Donovan explaining each of the artefacts in his labor of love crib! It’s a rich display of African art and culture, each room specially...  more »
  • I am between flights and went to see this museum. Unfortunately they do not have a website (or I did not find it) nor thought of checking on Tripadvisor first. They asked for 4000 shillings, which...  more »
  • I have been to the African Heritage House at least 4 different times on visits to Nairobi. I wouldn’t miss it for the world! It is visiting a personal museum where you can touch, sit on, and question....  more »
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  • Guided tours. Knowledgeable staff. Curios on display. Worth dropping in on an afternoon after lunch. Best served by Mr. Donovan himself!
  • A must visit place. With a view to Nairobi national park and the SGR railway
  • 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!
  • Average place.. people who like African arts would love the place..
  • such a cool place to visit, out in the wild with chances of viewing animals, close to the airport, very arty house with a lot of Authentic African Art.

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