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Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages

Address: 336 Karen Road, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: 254-20-88 21 38
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Ranked #7 of 43 Attractions in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Vancouver, BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful home and setting. Interesting history - staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. Worth a visit.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

For any "Out of Africa" fan Karen Blixen's farm is a must see. You are taken back to colonial Kenya when you step onto the property and into the pages of the movie and the book. The grit of Nairobi washes away, likely much like it did then, when you see the manicured lawns, and walk thru the house which... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We arrived her after visiting the Karen Blixen House which we thoroughly enjoyed. We had the buffet lunch that was on offer and it was one of the best. A must if you are in Nairobi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

It was my second visit and this time the gardens were all green and beautiful unlike the first time I visited the place

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Boston, MA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

What a perfect location for a welcome dinner for out of town guests prior to the wedding. Wonderful food, great ambience, fantastic service.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The place is peaceful and the service brilliant. The food is delicious and not over priced. You can imagine what it must have been like in the past to live here.

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Tybee Island, Georgia, USA
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17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We had lunch here following our visit to the Karen blixen museum. Loved place and enjoyed a delicious lunch. Tip- shop the gift shops here!!! Full of locally made items and an excellent price. Faith and Carolyn who work there are so helpful. We went back a second time to shop more because the selection was so good and the... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Well, we didn't actually see Karen, (as you know) but it was a good experience to visit the actual house where she lived and share in the life she had then. We were given a talk about the house and Karen, seated in chairs on the large lawn in front of the house and then wandered around the grounds and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

It's easy to think this would be a significant historical place relaed to the beloved Out of Africa movie, but it's not. However, the food is good. Just don't buy the over priced coffee in the shop, it's the same thing you would get at the grocery store.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We've lunched here on several occasions and have always found the service friendly and the food delicious. To eat outside is a pleasure and there is original artwork to peruse during and after the meal. It's always on our itinerary!

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