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Karen Blixen coffee garden and Cottages

336 Karen Road, Nairobi, Kenya
254-20-88 21 38
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Ranked #7 of 42 Attractions in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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san jose del cabo
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Anyone who saw the movie would enjoy walking the grounds and visiting the house. The tour guides made an effort to provide as much information about Karen Blixen as possible. Definately fascinating how she landed in this part of the world, some of her painting are displayed. Its a peaceful site.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

...guide will show you around the cottage while giving you an indepth talk about Karen Blixen life. Haven't seen the film 'Out of Africa' but enjoyed the hour I was there.

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Perth Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We went to the coffee garden after visiting the Karen Blixen Museum just down the road and it was a very pleasant place to enjoy an evening drink and snack while sitting on the verandah looking out over the lovely lawn and garden. The waiters were also extremely attentive and eager to please so it was a most enjoyable and... More

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The Villages, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This was a most interesting visit to see the home of the author of Out of Africa and to learn a little about her life.

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Manila, Philippines
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85 reviews 85 reviews
28 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Before visiting Karen Blixen museum on a private tour, our driver brought us to this place for lunch. We sat on a table under a large flowering tree to have a wonderful buffet meal ( since it was a Sunday) and a bottle of Tusker beer. Very beautiful and relaxing place, and prices were reasonable for the good quality of... More

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Our guide took us to Karen Blixen for lunch. Delicious food set up on an outside table where my hyaband and I could view the beautiful grounds. Loved the artwork displayed (and for sale) A touch of the past mixed with the present. Romantic setting and a memorable first-day introduction to Kenya.

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Fort Smith, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Great place for lunch. There is a painter there selling his wares. Paintings of African life and scenery. Great prices too.

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Stavanger, Norway
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Recommend to visit Karen Blixen coffee farm when in Nairobi. Friendly and experienced guides tell about the house and daily life. And of course the movie Out of Africa with Robert Redford and Maril Streep. The house is beautiful and exciting and we will come in and go through the living room and bedrooms. The guides tell about the life... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We visited Lake Magadi (where I was born) and on return in August 2014 , we were taken to Karen Blixen Garden Restaurant for lunch. There were many tourist there and we were taken to our table. After ordering a tusker beer, we started with soup, followed by rice and chicken pasta, followed by chocolate desert. The food was good... More

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Okotoks, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

A wonderful restoration of Karen Blixen's African home and grounds. Excellent photographs on display.

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