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I had a farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills. The Equator runs across these highlands, a hundred miles to the north, and the farm lay at an altitude of over six thousand feet. In the day-time you felt that you had got high up; near to the sun, but the early mornings and evenings were limpid and restful, and the nights were cold

Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages is a continuation of story telling and building of history around Karen Blixen, the famous author of Out of Africa book

The main building housing Offices and Reception at the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages, Ltd. is the Historic Swedo House which was the original hunting lodge/farm house, built between 1906 and 1908. It is located approximately half a mile from the Karen Blixen Museum (Bogani House from the film “Out of Africa”), and is a 30-minute drive from downtown Nairobi.

The Luxury Hotel Cottages were built in 2001 to link and have visitors staying at the facility experience the Karen Blixen rich history.

The management of Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages will continue doing the same.

Download a full history of the Karen Blixen Coffee Gardens here.