Karen Blixen Cottages

Nairobi, Kenya

This peaceful haven, well away from the hubbub of Nairobi, is in Karen, a leafy suburban neighborhood named for author Karen Blixen, who once lived nearby. It’s the perfect place to rest up after a long flight. The cottages are spacious and charming, surrounded by lovely gardens full of exotic birds. The restaurant is excellent, and locals and guests alike gather at the lively hotel bar.