Karen Blixen Coffee Garden Lodge

The Historic Swedo House at the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages, Ltd. was the original hunting lodge/farm house which was built around 1906 to 1908. It is located approximately a half mile from the Karen Blixen (Bogani House) museum, and is 15 minutes from downtown Nairobi.

The historic Grogan/MacMillan Manor House was moved brick by brick from downtown Nairobi to the Coffee Garden in 2008 to save it from destruction.

It is the site of the original farmhouse of the property, which now is near the Karen Blixen Museum (of “Out of Africa”) and about half a mile from the Karen Golf and Country Club where guest can enjoy golfing, tennis, squash as well as other activities. The Coffee Garden sits only 5 ½ acres of land with large hundred year old trees and a beautiful garden with hundreds of different varieties of blooming flowers, and a large population of birds.

Karen Blixen Coffee Garden Lodge Cottages

The cottages are located in Karen, a beautiful, peaceful suburb approximately 20 miles from downtown Nairobi, in the midst of one of the oldest formal gardens in Kenya which boasts huge jacaranda, candelabra, cactus, bottlebrush, and other trees. Over 200 types of flowers bloom throughout the year and numerous bird feeders attract hundreds of different species.

Cottage facilities house as many as 30 guests. Eight of the cottages have individual suites and three have two bedroom suites with a common large sitting room. The honeymoon cottage has a large bedroom and sitting room each with a fireplace. The cottages at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden Lodge have been designed after the historic Swedo House to give a sense of reliving history in elegant style. All well appointed cottages have hi-beam ceilings with fireplaces, wood and mazeras stone floors, private veranda, mini bars, 24 hour room service, satellite TVs and Wifi.

Each bedroom has a large bathroom with its own shower and tub. Internet connections and phones are available in all rooms. Three of the cottages feature private suites with a separate dressing room.

Activities at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden Lodge

Activities at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden Lodge include golfing at the Karen Country Club, horseback riding at Karen Riding School, table games available at reception, sight seeing tours in Karen and Nairobi and horse racing on Sundays.

Amenities at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden Lodge

Karen Blixen Coffee Garden Lodge offers a swimming pool to relax and sunbathe, a well equipped gym, a wonderful restaurant and bar that opens at 7 AM and remains open throughout the day serving a lighter lunch menu, providing room service and a full dinner menu.

Karen Blixen Lodge also features an on site spa offering manicures, pedicures, full body massages and facials as well as many other treatments.

Karen Blixen Coffee Garden Lodge


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