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Nairobi National Park, Karen Blixen Museum and Giraffe Center

Mageso Chember, Nairobi 00200, Kenya (Nairobi Central Business District)
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Ranked #2 of 43 Attractions in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks
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Marshall, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

After almost twenty years working in Africa, I finally saw cats in the wild at the Nairobi National Park. The Karen Blixen Museum is worth the trip if for no other reason gives some insight into life during colonial Kenya. Fans of Isak Dineson will especially enjoy this glimpse into her life. Finally, the Giraffe Centre is great for getting... More

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Malindi, Kenya
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

nice place, a park within a city, that's amazing.very convenient as all kinds of services are accessible from around the park, airport, shopping malls, hospitals, police station, games center.

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Lagos, Nigeria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Kids loved it. Unfortunately, the big cats chose not to be visible or hunt the morning we went so hubby took them to the "zoo" where they had some.

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Lagos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed the safari walk... Took awesome photos. I felt sad tho' seeing the lion in the cage...it looked sad. I had a fun time feeding the giraffes at the giraffe center. I even "mouth fed" one. Enjoyed Karen Blixen museum. It was amazing to see the 100+ year old tulip tree...I imagined her sitting under it and having tea...... More

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New Delhi,India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The Giraffe centre is very informative and interesting . There is a useful lecture there for all and one gets to feed the giraffes . nearby there is the Giraffe manor. One can stay there and have the Giraffe peep in at the window to partake of some breakfast. The Manor is extremely expensive though . The Karen Blixen Museum... More

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Petworth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

It's just a little house and garden; my title says it all. BTW, I don't know why they lump the Giraffe Center with the Blixen House ... they are separate entities, with separate charges .

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Washington, D.C.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Having an opportunity to spend time with giraffes up close-- literally 10" away if you feed them-- is an experience that is hard to forget. The informative talk was very interesting.

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louisville,colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Nice gift shop offered with lots of great items for sale. The viewing platform to see the giraffes was fantastic!

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Haselbury Plucknett,
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

An interesting insight into Karen Blixen and her life- can be combined with a trip to the Elephant orphanage and the giraffe centre.

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The giraffe centre and Blixen Museum can be covered in a day along with the elephant orphanage. They are almost on the same road towards Karen. The Giraffe are very cute, their you can feed them as it is allowed to do so. You can stand on a platform and get to the Giraffes and touch them. It is a... More

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