Ngong House is a peaceful retreat, situated only half an hour from Nairobi airport, in the Langata area of Nairobi. This small boutique hotel has just eight rooms and a family cottage, each providing a perfect blend of fantasy, luxury and romance.
At a Glance
Fabulous treehouse style rooms
Relax by the swimming pool in the beautiful garden
Close to the Giraffe Sanctuary and Daphne Sheldrick elephant orphanage
Bath in a canoe
Log cabin which sleeps up to six - perfect for families
Sip cocktails on your terrace with the wonderful views of the Ngong Hills and pinch yourself that you are actually in Nairobi!Camilla Whitworth
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Ngong House is a small boutique style guesthouse situated in the Langata area of Nairobi, only a few minutes away from the house where Karen Blixen once had her coffee farm. Situated in 10 acres of private land with stunning bush views, out to the Ngong Hills.
Ngong House provides a unique experience where guests can stay in one of the six utterly luxurious wooden ’treehouses’. Made entirely of wood and grass, the tree-houses, built 15ft above the ground, are on two levels, with a separate bedroom and living area, and large terraces offering uninterrupted views of the Ngong Hills. The interiors are designed with extreme comfort in mind, and have a decidedly rustic feel, with the talents of regional artists adding many of the finishing touches. Original, stylish accommodation, exquisite, gourmet food, and warm hospitality ensure a fantastically memorable stay in Kenya’s capital city. Ngong House also has a suite in the main building, as well as a cottage in the garden close to the swimming Pool. There is also a three bedroom log cabin which is ideal for families.
The accommodation at Ngong House comprises six luxurious tree houses, one private cottage facing the swimming pool, a log cabin perfect for families (sleeps up to six people) and a suite in the main house, ideal for elderly and disabled people. With the lower floors raised 15ft from the ground, you are exposed to views of the Ngong Hills over unspoiled bush.
There are 6 tree houses which have double rooms with en-suite bathrooms. Each one is individual and designed with privacy in mind.
The cottage has two double rooms both have en-suite bathrooms.
The Log Cabin has three double rooms sleeping up to 6 people. Each of the rooms have en-suite bathrooms.
This suite is situated in the main house and is ideal for elderly or disabled guests. The bedroom has an en-suite bathroom.
Although there are no specific childcare facilities, children are very welcome at Ngong House where meal times can be adjusted to suit young guests. Babysitting can be arranged on request for those that need it. The Log Cabin in the gardens works particularly well for families.
There is a delightful swimming pool in the gardens of Ngong House for guest to use as they please. The owner of the House is Penny Winter who designs beautiful clothes which are for sale in the boutique. Dinner is served in a half open, majestic, thatched rondavel with a grand fireplace, or in another secluded area of the lodge. Every night casual pre dinner drinks and "bitings" are served around the camp fire. A chance to meet other guests and to chat with your host Paul Verleysen.
There are many activities to do during a stay at Ngong 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
Ngong House is a private, serene and luxurious home stay situated in Karen / Langata area of Nairobi. The lodge overlooks the Ngong Hills, only a few minutes away from what used to be Karen Blixen’s coffee farm. Ngong House Hotel is secluded in 10 acres of private land, close to Nairobi National Park.
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.