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
Meet our specialists
Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Macushla House or take a look at our itineraries to Nairobi and Central Kenya
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.
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 center also horseback riding through Karen Riding School followed by champagne garden brunch or sundowner.
Location & Directions
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.
When to go
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 Fall, from March through June. April sees upwards of 8 inches of rain on average. Cloudy, rainy days are common in the Fall. 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.