Macushla House

Nairobi, Nairobi and Central Kenya, Kenya

At a Glance

  • Well located in the Karen district of Nairobi

  • Small home from home feel guesthouse

  • A very affordable option for an overnight stay in Nairobi

  • Visit the Karen Blixen Museum

  • Hand feed a tame giraffe at the nearby Giraffe Sanctuary

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Although Nairobi is situated in the middle of East Africa, its high altitude—about a mile above sea level—means that the city's climate is mild year-round. Summer months in Nairobi are December through March, Winter months, June through to September. The wettest months are in the Autumn, from March through June. April sees upwards of 8 inches of rain on average. Cloudy, rainy days are common in the Autumn. October through December is the region's second rainy season, where "short rains" bring about 5 inches of rain to the area in November. Otherwise rainfall is pretty scarce, about two inches a month. February sees the most sunshine in Nairobi, with about ten hours of daylight.

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Insider's View

Get up close and feed giraffe's at the sanctuary near by.

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Macushla House is an owner-managed guesthouse situated in lush gardens in the central Karen district in Nairobi. It has six bedrooms and is ideal for both couples or families spending the night in this bustling city.

Macushla House is an unique guesthouse which is very family friendly and is suitable for guests wanting to enjoy crackling log fires and home comforts whilst unwinding after safari or after a long flight. Guests also have the option of taking a day room at Macushla House, which is easily accessible to restaurants and the airports.

Guests can unwind in the warm, homely atmosphere and enjoy the outstanding hospitality whilst reclining on the verandah. Guests can also curl up by the open fire in the sitting room on a cool evening and read a book. There is also a swimming pool for guests to relax by. There is also a beautiful lookout point at the end of the garden to have sundowner drinks at.

The style and slightly quirky décor of the house are very much in keeping with the relaxed atmosphere with only six cosy and comfortable bedrooms. Macushla House is superbly located to escape into the serenity of Langata and is a stone’s throw from such attractions as the Karen Blixen Museum, the Daphne Sheldrik Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe Center.

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Macushla House has six comfortable en-suite bedrooms. The bedrooms are spacious and well appointed. During the colder nights you will often be pleasantly surprised to find a nice hot water bottle hiding underneath the cover.


There are no specific childcare facilities at Macushla House. However, children of all ages are very welcome. Meal times can be altered and food tailored to suit each child and babysitting can be arranged on request.


Macushla house has its own lovely swimming pool for guests to enjoy and relax around. There is also a lovely lookout point at the end of the garden to have sundowners at.


There are many activities to do during a stay at Macushla House such as trips to Daphne Sheldrick's Elephant Orphanage, shopping excursions, Nairobi National Park and Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe centre also horseback riding through Karen Riding School followed by champagne garden brunch or sundowner.


  • The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

    Founded in 1977 by Dame Daphne Sheldrick, The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi is one of the leading conservation organisations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa.

Location & directions

Nairobi, Nairobi and Central Kenya, Kenya

Macushla House is situated in the leafy, quite, residential suburb of Langata, Nairobi. Macushla House is about 15km from downtown Nairobi and 25km from the airport.

How to get there

It is an 8-hour 30-minute international flight from london to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta Airport. Transfers between Macushla House and the Nairobi International Airport take about 45 minutes each way and can be arranged on request.

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