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Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages

Out of Africa

Located within the former coffee farm, belonging to the famous Out of Africa Blixen family.

Nairobi Suburbs

Located in the leafy suburbs, this is the ideal location to explore Nairobi at the start or end of your safari.

Delightful Surroundings

Sits within 5 acres of beautiful gardens, century-old trees, pool, countless varieties of flowers and many bird species.

Luxury Cottages

The 13 en-suite cottages are suitable for groups, families, couples or single travellers.

Set in the former “Out of Africa” coffee farm

Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages is located within the former coffee farm, belonging to the famous Out of Africa Blixen family. The property sits on 5 acres of land with large hundred-year-old trees, beautiful gardens and pool, plus hundreds of different varieties of blooming flowers and a large population of birds. It is a short walk from the Karen Blixen Museum and an easy access to the popular David Sheldrick Elephant and Rhino Orphanage, Giraffe Centre and Nairobi National Park where you can spot big game while on game drives, the city skyline in the background. Located in a quiet neighbourhood of Nairobi, it is also close to Wilson Airport, which is used for all safari flights in Kenya and an easy transfer to/from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

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Guest Cottages

Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages features 13 en-suite cottages – 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.


Lounge & Dining

The Swedo House hosts the reception and a cosy briefing lounge as well as the relaxing terrace. The property boasts charming, spacious gardens with two restaurants and two bars. It features a small exclusive poolside bar & restaurant, surrounded by trees and lush gardens. It is ideal for light meals and also a perfect place to join friends for our famous Kenya “Sundowners”. Guests may request early breakfasts, take away meals or late check-in dinners. Room service is also available.

Ideal venue

Perfect venue to start or finish your African Safari

Most itineraries will start and finish from Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. Located in the leafy suburbs of Karen, and within close proximity to both Wilson (domestic) Airport and Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), these delightful cottages provide the perfect place to begin or conclude your African safari adventures.

Make yourself at home

Facilities at Karen Blixen Coffee Gardens & Cottages

Take a look at some of the guest facilities available at Karen Blixen Coffee Gardens & Cottages, that will allow you to indulge, relax and enjoy your stay.


There is nothing more refreshing than a dip in a heated pool. Surrounded by deck chairs, it is a perfect spot to take a few strokes then relax with a G&T.


Visit the charming Garden Restaurant, featuring cosy indoor sitting with an adjacent terrace, luscious gardens, a bar and lounge. A la carte fine dining or set menus available.

Explore Nairobi

There’s a whole host of things to see, do and experience in Kenya’s bustling capital that you might never imagine! From unique wildlife experiences such as Nairobo National Park, Sheldricks Elephant Sanctuary, Nairobi Safari Walk and The Giraffe Centre to urban eating, modern shopping, leafy forests and city tours. Whatever you enjoy doing, you’ll be almost guaranteed to find it in Nairobi.

Check out this post for 90+ places to visit in Nairobi.

Photos are supplied to us by Karen Blixen Group and may be credited to various sources.

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