Karen Gables

Karen Gables, Nairobi

Karen Gables is a characterful Cape Dutch style private home that sits peacefully off the road in its own verdant gardens. A true home from home, there are numerous private spots to sit and unwind.

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Karen Gables is conveniently located just 30 minutes drive from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and 15 minutes from Wilson Airport.

The leafy and affluent suburb of Karen sits to the South West of Nairobi towards the foot of the Ngong Hills. Karen still remains largely unspoilt by over-development or traffic jams and is an attractive and peaceful place to stay away from the city centre which is easily accessed via ever-improving ring roads and bypasses.

After a long journey, take a refreshing dip in the pool or wander through the calm oasis of the beautifully landscaped gardens to sit by the river. Airport transfers, game drives and excursions can also easily be arranged.

The cosy home, built initially as the private residence of the owner, is fully furnished with WiFi, back up generator guaranteeing 24/7 electricity supply, a solar heated swimming pool and fresh borehole water. Delicious freshly prepared breakfast, lunch and evening meals are available to all guests.

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Junior Suite (Room 1)

A large, quirky and inviting suite with a fireplace and en suite shower room. Double doors open onto the lush gardens.

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Standard Single (Room 2)

A lovely cosy room with plenty of natural light, a double bed and en suite shower room.

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Standard Twin (Room 3)

A cosy and characterful room in the rafters, with a spacious en suite with bath and walk in shower.

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Standard Double (Room 4)

A homely and inviting double room with en suite shower room and views across the terraced gardens.

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Standard Double (Room 5)

A welcoming and comfortable double room with wonderful vaulted ceiling and an en suite shower room.

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Junior Suite (Room 6)

A spacious and luxurious suite with en suite shower and bath and a T.V. The suite has it's own office space, and double doors opening to overlook the terraced gardens.

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Master Suite (Room 7)

A light and spacious suite with en suite shower room and a private lounge with a fireplace and music system.

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Shopping & Dining

There are numerous retail and culinary attractions in Karen, major shopping centres include Karen Crossroads, Galleria and a huge new mall The Hub on Dagoretti Road. Boutique shopping centres for arts, crafts, clothes and souvenirs include Langata Link on Langata South Road, The Souk on Dagoretti Road and The Purdy Arms, Kazuri Beads, just a 10 minute walk away and Marula Studios on Marula Lane – all of which also house nice places to eat and drink. Favourite restaurants and bars in central Karen include The Talisman and J’s Fresh Bar on Ngong Road and Haru Sushi Bar on Karen Road. For recommendations please ask on arrival.

Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park covers an area of 117.21 square kilometres (28,963 acres) and is easily accessed from Karen via Magadi Road or Langata Road. The park hosts a wide and diverse wildlife population – it is common to see rhino, lion, and buffalo as well as large numbers of plains game, the park is home to up to 500 species of permanent and migratory birds.

David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s elephant orphanage is situated just inside Nairobi National Park. Watching the baby elephants receive their 11am feed is always very popular. Anyone who ‘adopts’ a baby elephant can also visit in the late afternoon to watch the orphans being given their supper and put to bed. The orphanage is off the Langata road and around a 20 minute drive from Karen Gables.

AFEW Giraffe Centre

The nearby AFEW Giraffe Centre offers the amazing opportunity to hand feed the beautiful resident Rothschild's giraffe. The Giraffe Centre has become world-famous as a Nature Education Centre, educating thousands of Kenyan school children every year as well as playing host to a huge number of international guests who delight in learning about these gentle giants at close quarters.

Karen Blixen House

The farm that the Danish author, of the famed memoir Out of Africa, lived on from 1917 to 1931 is now a fascinating and intimate museum. Much of the 1985 Oscar-winning movie adaptation was shot on the grounds. A tour of Bogani House (now owned by the National Museums of Kenya) is a moving experience, in one corner is a lantern that Blixen hung on her veranda to let her ill-fated lover, English hunter Denys Finch Hatton, know she was home, and his monogrammed books still line the shelves. Ndege Road was originally Denys Finch-Hatton's landing strip.

Contact Us

+254 (0) 725443753

bookings@karengables.com

Karen Gables
Mbagathi Ridge No 76D
PO Box 415-00502
Nairobi, Kenya