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Macushla House

Nairobi, Kenya

Silver price level

Mango Opinion

We love Macushla House for its charm, great cuisine and location in the leafy subrubs of the Karen neighborhood. It offers great value for an overnight in Nairobi and is walking distance from the Giraffe Manor.

Just a twenty minute drive from central Nairobi, with the Nairobi National Park on its doorstep and the home of Karen Blixen close by, Macushla is a welcome respite to consider, providing the amenities of a hotel yet the warmth and character of a private home.

The accommodations are spacious with en-suite bathrooms for a maximum of 10 guests. Open beamed ceilings, natural woodwork, log fires in the lounges and views over one of the last pockets of indigenous forest, complement the serenity and style of Macushla. The food at Macushla will leave you in no doubt that you are in a private home and not a hotel. Meals are prepared with the freshest of ingredients with particular care given to presentation and simple but wholesome cooking. The terrace and swimming pool are regular venues for guests to relax. Choose a tasty dish from the daily menu offered throughout the day and evening.

The gardens are left to natural growth with indigenous flora and native birds flitting about. The Giraffe Center is within easy walking distance and a short drive will take you to Kazuri Beads Workshop, Utamuduni Crafts for Conservation and Daphne Sheldricks Elephant Orphanage, home to numerous orphaned elephant and rhino babies, and the Karen Blixen Museum. Karen Blixen's adventures have been famously featured in the movie Out of Africa.