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Africa’s most photographed house

Published at: 17 September 2018

Owned by American designer and Architect, Alan Donovan, the African Heritage House in Kenya is hailed as the most photographed house in Africa. The remarkable pre-colonial architecture and design of the house was inspired by the Grand Mosque of Djenne in Mali, as well as some Swahili elements. Coupled with its artistically manicured interior, the house beckons you to love and embrace it as you would a rare object.

Located in a cul-de-sac at Mlolongo just outside Nairobi, the structure stands out as a projection from the ground like a termite hill, offering visitors a perfect view of the Nairobi National Park and the undulating Ngong Hills.

Visitors are welcomed by the smoky engine of a locomotive as it snakes toward or away from the city. If a large number of visitors are booked to visit the house, Donovan often organises train transportation from Nairobi, taking visitors back to a time when rail transport was extremely convenient.

Read about the African Heritage house in more detail here.

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