Macushla House

Macushla House: Our full report

6 bedrooms
Traveller's rating
Good (86%) From 29 reviews
All year

Macushla House is a converted home situated in the leafy, quiet Langata area of southwest Nairobi. This residential suburb is about 18km from downtown Nairobi and 30km from the international airport.

Macushla House is a delightful guest house which has been popular with our travellers over a number of years. It only has 6 rooms and because it is owner run, has a very personal and intimate feel to it.
Each of the rooms is individually furnished and has high wooden ceilings, rich curtains on the windows and mosquito nets on the four poster beds. The bright en-suite bathrooms all have a shower over the bath.

All the main areas of the house are ornately furnished - bright colours and patterns abound. A heavily African themed lounge with zebra print sofa, make for an interesting place to relax and read the small selection of books and magazines, or to have a game of chess. There is another small, cosy lounge with a fireplace and also a bar. The small restaurant has high backed, wrought iron chairs and serves excellent food.

Outside there is a large covered veranda, with wicker, cushioned chairs and sofas in vivid colours, large, comfy seats and benches – it's a lovely area to sit and enjoy the peace and quite having afternoon tea. There is also a descent sized swimming pool set in amongst the lush gardens.

Macushla House is also within easy reach of interesting excursions such as Karen Blixen Museum, the Giraffe Centre and Nairobi National Park.


Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Ideal length of stay: One or two nights

Directions: Transfer between Macushla House and the main Nairobi International Airport (Jomo Kenyatta) takes a minimum of one hour.

Accessible by: Fly-and-Transfer

Food & drink

Usual board basis: B&B

Dining locations: Indoor Dining


Power supply: Mains Electricity

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended: Yes

Dangerous animals: Low Risk


Disabled access: On Request

Laundry facilities: Avaialable, extra charge