Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages


Whether you plan a stay with us at the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and cottages or pop by at the Hattons lounge for a scrumptious meal or drink, the fun never ends there. There’s an array of tours and excursions within Nairobi that you can enjoy during your stay at Karen Blixen Coffee Gardens and Cottages just to mention but a few.

Giraffe Centre

Located in Karen approximately 4 kilometres from Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages, The Giraffe Centre is a great destination stop. The sanctuary was established in order to protect the endangered Rothschild giraffe found only in the grasslands of East Africa.

You will definitely enjoy feeding giraffes food pellets made of corn, wheat, grass and molasses as you get an up-close view of the giraffes. To get even closer, you can go up to the feeding platform but don’t forget to leave without getting a kiss from the adorable and friendly giraffes!

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Located approximately 30 minutes from Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a Kenyan wildlife conservation charity founded in 1977 in memory of David Sheldrick by his widow the Late Daphne Sheldrick. They are best known for their work to protect elephants and operate the most successful orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world. Get to see and touch the amazing baby elephants as you watch them being fed Formula Milk. One also learns the process of adopting an Elephant at a cost of USD 50 per year upon prior booking.

Karen Blixen Museum

The Karen Blixen Museum is located half a kilometer from Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages. It was the former African home of the Danish author Karen Blixen, famous for her book ‘Out of Africa’ which chronicles life at the estate. Visitors have the opportunity to take part in continuously offered guided tours of the house, which features rooms designed in both the original decor and with props from the 1985 film. The grounds, which feature original equipment from the coffee farm, are also available for touring.

Nairobi National Park

Last but not least, the Nairobi National Park is one destination you’d want to visit if you just want to get away from the urban rat race without leaving the city altogether and yet have a wild experience. Nairobi National Park is one of Kenya’s most popular attractions and for a good reason – not only is it full of wildlife but it’s the only National Park next to a capital city in the world. With some of the best views in the world, photos look like they are straight out of a magazine. Your short wildlife safari is in the comfort of a private 4×4 jeep with a pop-up roof. Arriving in this special park, you’ll quickly notice how unique this special park is. With a backdrop of the city’s skyline, you can spot lions, rhinos, buffaloes, hyenas, cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, impalas and much more. Even though downtown Nairobi is a few miles away, this is no city zoo or theme park. Despite this being the oldest (1946) and one of its smallest parks in Kenya, sightings of lions and hyenas are regular.

Now you know where to go. Talk to us today about your hotel accommodation and we will work with you to deliver the right fit for your travel needs. 

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