Karen Gables


Homely Nairobi stay

Karen Gables is a warm and welcoming Cape Dutch style guest-house in the leafy Nairobi suburb of Karen.

Your suite in this home away from home is one of just seven, which also features communal lounges, a bar and dining area. Outside, find a refreshing pool and lush gardens.

The neighbourhood was named after Karen Blixen whose old farm, now a museum, can be found close by, as can the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust's elephant orphanage and Giraffe Centre.


At a glance

  • Seven suites

  • Swimming pool

  • Bar and dining area

  • Lounge areas

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  • Sheldrick Trust

    Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

    This orphaned elephant rescue and wildlife rehabilitation centre was founded by Dame Daphne Sheldrick in 1977 to honour her late husband David. Today it is a leader in elephant conservation and a visit here at feeding time is a wonderful experience.

  • Karen blixen museum

    Karen Blixen Museum

    Located in the same neighbourhood, this is the former home of Danish author Karen Blixen who was most known for her 1937 novel Out of Africa which looked at her life on the estate.

  • AFEW Giraffe Centre

    Giraffe Centre

    Spend time marveling at graceful Rothschild’s giraffes at this centre that does important conservation work and runs various educational programmes across the country.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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