About Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages

The Historic Swedo House at the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages, Ltd. was the original hunting lodge/farm house which was built around 1906 to 1908. It is located approximately a half mile from the Karen Blixen (Bogani House) museum, and is 15 minutes from downtown Nairobi. When the house was built, it was surrounded by indigenous forest (bush and grasslands), most which was cleared for use as agriculture, particularly coffee in the first quarter of the 20th century.

The old historic house has been renovated as a lounge where you can come enjoy breakfast or lunch, afternoon tea and cocktails and candlelight dinner or after dinner cocktails. Enjoy the historic, copper plated fire place and music playing on the old Gramophone while you listen to talks by “safari guides of golden days in Africa” and internationally known wildlife experts. Formal group “Out of Africa” dinners or receptions can be arranged by reservation.

The cottages have also been designed after the historic Swedo House. All elegantly appointed cottages have hi-beam ceilings with fireplaces, wood and mazeras stone floors. Each bedroom has a large bathroom with its own shower and bath and also contain robes, slippers and hairdryers. Satellite television, internet connections and telephones are available in all rooms.


Accommodation is in 13 en-suite cottages and can host as many as 30 guests. 6 one bedroom cottages, 3 family cottages and 1 honeymoon cottage. They can be configured into a single, double or twin. A baby cot can be provided on request.

The three family units have two bedrooms with a common large sitting room. The honeymoon cottage has a large bedroom and sitting room with a fireplace. All the well appointed cottages have mini bars, satellite TVs and internet connections have also been installed. Room service is also available.

Each bedroom has a large bathroom with its own shower and bath. Internet connections and phones are available in all rooms. Three cottages have two private suites with a separate dressing room. All cottages have a verandah for relaxing while enjoying the birds, butterflies and flowers of the garden.


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01-Jan-23 31-Dec-23 176 USD 67 USD
01-Jan-24 31-Dec-24 185 USD 70 USD
01-Jan-23 31-Dec-23 122 USD 41 USD
01-Jan-24 31-Dec-24 128 USD 45 USD

Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and may change.

Honeymoon supplement US$ 40 per room per night.

Child policy: Children between 2 and 12 years old will be charged half the rate of the single room rate if sharing with an adult. Children above 12 years will be charged the full rate, this applies to day room as well. There will be no charge for children below 2 years if sharing a double room with adults.

Arrival & departure: normal check-in is from 12h00 and normal check-out is 11h00.

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Any of our own Gamewatchers team of Safari Advisors based in the USA, Canada, the UK, India and Australia will be glad to be of service in arranging your safari, helping you plan your trip, confirming prices, answering your questions and booking your choice of safari camps and lodges for you.

Our Safari Advisors have helped many hundreds of our guests to plan their trips and will be delighted to assist you and to help you plan your ideal safari.

For contact details of all our overseas based Safari Advisors in UK, USA, Canada, Australia, India and South America click here, or call us using the numbers below.

USA & Canada USA & Canada   Tel: +1-877-710-3014 (Julie Roggow) or +1-519-686-4776 (Rick McIntyre)

UK & EU UK & EU   Tel: +44 (0)7986-978985 (Wayne Hammond)

Kenya Kenya   Tel: +254 (0)774-136523

Australia Australia Tel: +61 419 175 672 (Kristy Thomson)

India India Tel / WhatsApp +91 8017885256 (Pranay Chandra)

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