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Inside Naomi Campbell's Stunning Kenya Oceanside Home
Kenya’s Ministry of Tourism recently named British supermodel Naomi Campbell the country’s tourism ambassador to promote Kenya as “an ideal tourism destination.” But after her latest video showing off her home, she might be promoted to ‘why you should relocate to Kenya’ ambassador.
In a recent interview with Architectural Digest, Campbell revealed that when she needs to unplug from the world, she heads to her luxurious villa in Malindi, located on the Indian Ocean coast, which she has owned for more than 20 years
The villa features an airy, open-ended design and at the top is a Makuti roof – a thatching technique made from the sun-dried leaves of the coconut palm. It is widely used across East Africa and can withstand sun, rain, wind, and other harsh environments.
She has a total of four swimming pools, including a saltwater pool that extends outdoors from the center of the living room.
“It’s a very calming place,” she told Architectural Digest. “You don’t really want to be on the phone. You’re not trying to find a television. You just want to read and be with yourself. It’s nice to just have the silence and the crickets.”
Everywhere in the home is stunning. She says that most of the furniture in the home is workmanship done right in Kenya. Other decorative pieces have come from her travels throughout Africa.
Upstairs in the villa is a chill space and gaming area that she says can fit a lot of people and great for hosting people. She adds that there’s a space for everyone upstairs to do their own thing if they choose.
One of the most fascinating components of her home is that no matter where you are, it’s open and decorated by the natural light with beautiful coconut palms surrounding it.
“Kenya is just a natural gem. It has the safari, the bush, the coast, the dunes, it has all the elements and people don’t realize that,” said Campbell.
Don’t take our word for how beautiful the space is. Take a look for yourself.