Tours, Meals & Events

Tours, Lunches & Sundowner Dinners

Tours of African Heritage House:

Tours of African Heritage commence with coffee or tea at the private train stop overlooking the Nairobi National Park with a view of the Ngong Hills in the distance.

(Note:  the train is presently not available for guests except for large events when arrangements can be made to rent the train for transport to African Heritage House and return to Nairobi.)

Guests are then taken around the pool and grounds, including the famous “Wedding Tree” where couples get married.  The tour includes the sculpture garden at the poolside and then continues through the four floors of African Heritage House , ending on the rooftop lookout with a breathtaking overview of the Nairobi National Park and its surroundings.


There is a minimum charge of KES 4,000 for up to 4 persons, and each person thereafter is KES 1,000. Total time allowed is 2 hours.

Lunch & Tour

The famous African Heritage House Pan African menus for up to 28 persons, including guided tours of African Heritage House in the afternoons and free use of the pool, overlooking the Nairobi National Park.


KES 4,000 per person. Wine, beer & gratuities extra. No credit cards.

Sundowner dinner & tour

…starts with a guided tour of African Heritage House at 4.30pm followed by  drinks and dinner on one of the verandahs just in time to enjoy a glorious sunset  overlooking the Nairobi National Park. Maximum 28 persons.


KES 4,000 per person.  Beer and wine & gratuities extra. No credit cards.

Renting of grounds:

There is a minimum charge for renting the grounds, including the pool and pool house, of KES 50,000.00 for up to 100 persons and each person thereafter is an additional charge of KES 500.00 per person (excluding drivers, service personnel and children).

For tours of the house, please add KES 500 per person.

All loud music and sound must be muted by 8pm and totally quiet after 11pm.

Please Note

Tours, meals and home stays must be booked in advance.

Please Note

Sorry, no credit cards!

Photo/Video Shoots  and small events:

Smaller events like photo shoots, etc, may be arranged by contacting  Alan Donovan on 0721 518389 or Tom Otieno on 0722 734897 or email

African Heritage House provided the backdrop to this video, called LETIGO by Kenyan artists Nameless and Nyashinski:

The African Heritage Days to Save the Lions of Nairobi National Park

In 2004, after 11 lions from the Nairobi National Park were cruelly slaughtered by livestock owners near the park whose livestock had been eaten by lions, African Heritage House organized fund raisers to compensate the livestock owners for their losses.

This program had been operating well in the past but the money had run out.  African Heritage House organized a total of 4 such African Heritage Days for this purpose, with several hundred donors and well wishers coming to the house on the old steam train.

The top donors for the African Heritage Lion Endowment Program held at African Heritage House are commemorated in a permanent billboard at the entry to the Nairobi National Park.

See also (links open in a new window):

AFRICAN HERITAGE EXPERIENCE!!!Come and enjoy our tranquil setting with magnificent views overlooking the Nairobi National Park

For visitors coming to Kenya for the first time, enjoy a tranquil setting with magnificent views overlooking the Nairobi National Park only 15 minutes from JKIA airport without the traffic jams that can take up to 3 hours to or from  any hotel in the city of Nairobi. 

We recommend the first night in Kenya for your orientation into the art and culture of Africa at African Heritage House with its collections made over the past half century by the American owner Alan Donovan.   Then spend the  last day or evening  of your safari at African Heritage House  relaxing by the pool or lounging on one of the many terraces while the sun slips behind the Ngong Hills where Karen Blixen of Out of Africa fame had her coffee farm.

COME!  RELAX and ENJOY the magical AFRICAN HERITAGE EXPERIENCE!  Let our staff pamper you with home cooked Pan African menus and enjoy wandering through the whole of Africa in the African Heritage House.   KARIBU!!

Buy the book now!

The book comes in two editions, one with a soft cover and the other a hand-bound edition covered in handmade royal Buganda barkcloth, with brass and bone decorations from the African Heritage Jewelry Workshops on the cover and spine (pictured).

Soft Cover Edition:
US$ 60.00

Hand-bound Edition:
US$ 100.00

(please inquire for postage and handling charges)