Karen Gables is a characterful Cape Dutch style private home that sits peacefully off the road in its own verdant gardens. A true home from home, there are numerous private spots to sit and unwind.

Karen Gables is conveniently located just 30 minutes drive from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and 15 minutes from Wilson Airport.

The leafy and affluent suburb of Karen sits to the South West of Nairobi towards the foot of the Ngong Hills. Karen still remains largely unspoilt by over-development or traffic jams and is an attractive and peaceful place to stay away from the city centre which is easily accessed via ever-improving ring roads and bypasses.

After a long journey, take a refreshing dip in the pool or wander through the calm oasis of the beautifully landscaped gardens to sit by the river. Airport transfers, game drives and excursions can also easily be arranged.

The cosy home, built initially as the private residence of the owner, is fully furnished with WiFi, back up generator guaranteeing 24/7 electricity supply, a solar heated swimming pool and fresh borehole water. Delicious freshly prepared breakfast, lunch and evening meals are available to all guests.

  • Cape Dutch-style private house with beautiful gardens: a true home from home
  • The perfect place for an overnight stay in Nairobi before heading off on your safari proper
  • Easy access to Nairobi’s two airports, and to city activities
Four double rooms with private verandas overlooking those gardens
All en-suite with hot, strong showers, his-and-hers sinks and flush toilets
Both communal and private tables are available in the dining room or out on the main veranda
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Families, single travellers or small groups



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