• Author: Florian Keller
  • Posted In: Africa

Remember the opening line to the movie classic Out of Africa? “I had a farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills…” Well, Enchanting Travels has a truly unique offering for guests on Kenya tours.

Doubling as Danish author Karen Blixen’s home in the 1984 film that highlighted her romantic history in colonial Kenya, we’re delighted to share Ngong Dairy with you, which, we should add, no other travel company has access to!


Whilst Ngong Dairy was not the house of the actual Karen Blixen – for this was being used for other purposes as the time of production – it is just a few minutes down the road.

Ngong Dairy had belonged to the widow of  Jomo Kenyatta, the first and former prime minister of Kenya.

Until recently Florian Keller, Managing Director of Enchanting Travels lived in the property that was made famous by Out of Africa.

Florian shares his highlights of living on this charming, timeless property, with plenty of reason to add it to your itinerary during your Kenya tours.

“Living in the Ngong Dairy was a dream come true for me.”

“I had many wonderful moments sitting in front of the large fireplace with a warming fire going and watching the movie Out of Africa with the scene in which Meryl Streep tells stories to Robert Redford at the exact same spot in front of the fireplace!”


“It always made me feel like I was embarking on a journey through time and that I was, in some way, part of the movie.”

“The other fantastic part of the house is the huge garden with spectacular views of the Ngong Hills. There is no better place for a garden breakfast, a picnic or afternoon tea.”

“Some of the visitors at the Ngong Dairy fell so much in love with its beauty and romantic ambiance, that they chose this magical place as the venue of their wedding.”

“We also had regular garden parties at the Ngong Dairy. We always turned the garden into a soccer pitch and later in the evening into a dance floor under the stars.”

Now a private home, Enchanting Travels offers guests the exclusive opportunity to visit this house during your private safari in East Africa.

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