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Ngong House

Ngong House

Imagine spending your African nights in a luxury treehouse, fifteen feet above the ground, with panoramic views of the surrounding hills. Ngong House offers an intimate safari lodge experience that is like no other. The lodge’s proximity to the Karen/Langata area of Nairobi makes the area a convenient stop on a Kenyan safari itinerary.

Unique and comfortable accommodations cater to guests’ every need. Six deluxe treehouse suites are ascended by a spectacular winding staircases. Many feature two levels, with the lower as the living area and the upper as the bedroom. Other features include en-suite bathrooms with shower and hand-crafted “canoe” bathtub. Other accommodation options include a private cottage facing the swimming pool, a log cabin perfect for families traveling together, and a suite in the main house suitable for elderly or disabled guests.

Professional, chef-trained staff prepare a delicious variety of food, from fresh Molo lamb to local vegetables to seafood caught in the nearby Indian Ocean. Appetizers and drinks are enjoyed around the campfire, and dinner is served in an open thatched rondavel that features a grand fireplace. Guests can also choose to enjoy their meal in a more intimate setting such as their private treehouse.

Exciting excursions abound at Ngong House. Guest can walk or drive to the Giraffe Centre, a sanctuary where visitors can feed endangered Rothschild giraffes. For an “Out of Africa” experience, take a trip to the Karen Blixen Museum (author of the book Out of Africa under her pseudonym Isak Denisen). Visits to the elephant and rhino orphanage, Nairobi National Park, National Museum, and Snake Park can also be arranged through the house’s helpful staff.

Nairobi National Park, even though it is small compared to other African parks, boasts a surprisingly diverse wildlife population. The open grass plains scattered with acacia bushes provide the ideal habitat for African buffalo, baboon, black rhinoceros, Burchell's zebra, cheetah, Coke's hartebeest, Grant's gazelle, leopard, lion, Thomson's gazelle, eland, impala, Maasai giraffe, ostrich, vulture, and waterbuck. Zebra and wildebeest migrate through the park at certain times of the year but remain there during the dry season due to the park’s water resources.

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