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Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages

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Address: 336 Karen Road, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: 254-20-88 21 38
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"Out of Africa" farm.

A dream of mine, to go here, but was disappointed to see only the homestead and surrounding garden from the film. Only the external shots were done here, as the rooms were too... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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DORRIGO
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

A dream of mine, to go here, but was disappointed to see only the homestead and surrounding garden from the film. Only the external shots were done here, as the rooms were too small. The film makers and family have donated many pieces on loan to the trust.Of course the 6,000 acre farm has been broken up over the years,... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

If you know the movie it is pretty interesting. The history of this place is just stunning. We had a great guide and a good time. Try the little hiking trail, definitely worth it. We had fun and will come back to show family and friends around.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This was put on our itinerary to fill in our time. We had a private guide to take us through the house. We weren't all that familiar with the story except that we had seen Out of Africa.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Nice food and nice choices. The only negative was overpriced drinks. The waitress charged different prices for the same drinks to members of our party. The experience and beauty outweighed the $5 bottle of water.

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Beaverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The grounds are simply marvelous. The perfect walking tour. House and ground are well kept, staff are quite helpful and it's a short drive from Nairobi.

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Mumias
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Great place to enjoy a quiet Sunday afternoon with the family in the leafy Karen suburbs. Adequate parking and good food

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

As many had recommended, we watched the film and read the book first. The house and grounds were brought to life by an informative tour. The experience really made the film come alive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Had a delicious cheeseburger with home fries. I eat maybe 2 burgers a year and it will be hard to top this one. My friend and I split a sinful, chocolate dessert.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We had lunch, good food, good value for money. Nice garden. Perfect place in combination with visit to the Karen Blixen House.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

The Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages should not be listed as an attraction since it is already listed as Tamambo Karen Blixen in the restaurant category. This same place being managed by the Tamarind Group and added Tamambo in front of Karen Blixen Coffee Garden Restaurant. Therefore I shall give my review in the Tamambo Karen Blixen Restaurant category.

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