“I had a farm at the foot of the Ngong Hills”
There is also a grave right inside the Ngong Hills where Karen Blixen buried her lover, Denys Finch Hatton….
Denys Finch Hatton GRAVE SITE
It is less than 10mins walk from the Kikwata Picnic Site. After a guided tour of the Karen Blixen Museum, drive out to the grave. Wamucii will fascinate you with Denys and Karen’s story and many others of the settler scene in the early twentieth century. Follow this up with a visit to her home and picnic site for coffee/tea and homemade scones, where you may look around her home and small farm. This gives a glimpse into rural life in Kenya. Further storytelling of Kenyan traditional stories with or without music are on offer. Alternatively – come to her home for tea and coffee first, and she will treat you to a musical version of the Denys and Karen story. Conclude with a visit to the grave.
“ It was great visiting Kikwata Picnic Site and farm; so close to Nairobi, but completely rural: 21 species of birds in one morning, just sitting at the campsite! Susan has a wonderful personality and an amazing wealth of knowledge, which she imparts so easily. Her gift for storytelling is also quite stunning: this was a new experience for me. We will definitely be back.”
“ Susan's place has a lovely garden with adequate facilities for camping. It is also conveniently located near a scenic trail with access to Ngong Hills. Great spot for hiking and getting away from the city.”
David and Sharon Jones
“ Serene and inviting, the Kikwata Campsite allows one to commune with nature without losing the feeling of home. I have had the pleasure of camping with family and enjoying a day activity too, and I def recommend this getaway. And if you can pair it with Susan's engaging storytelling, the experience is simply amazing!”