The lush and leafy suburb of Karen is located just 30 minutes outside of Nairobi, and is surrounded by Ngong’ Hills and Ngong’ Forest. Its winding roads run through forested areas, streams, ridges and open plains, lending this suburb an air of tranquility and natural beauty. Cutting through Ngong’ Forest and running along the boundary of Karen is the Southern Bypass which offers Karen residents easy and fast access to the city and to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Karen boasts a selection of high-end retail stores; shopping malls as well as several dining options, and the largest concentration of international schools in Nairobi. Its heritage is steeped in the legacy of Karen Blixen, the Danish author and humanitarian, who lived in this part of Nairobi, fell in love with its environs and people, and left a mark and memory that permeates the very essence of Karen and showcases the beauty of Kenya, to this very day. To live in Karen is to embrace a lifestyle that is beautiful, expansive, elegant, tranquil and luxurious. Karen is a destination for those who dare to dream.
Amara Ridge, an exclusive private gated community in Karen, is close to everything in Karen yet tucked away from it all. Conveniently located with easy access to Lang’ata Road and Ngong’ Road, residents have an array of amenities to enjoy, and events to keep their calendars buzzing with activity all year round.
Driving through the Karen suburb will take you through forests, streams, ridges and open plains- this unique diversity in its geography offers a glimpse of Kenya’s beautiful landscape. For your visiting guests, entertaining is a breeze with easy access to the Nairobi National Park, the Giraffe Manor and Daphne Sheldrick’s Elephant orphanage which offer truly memorable safari encounters. All this, just minutes from your doorstep.