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Karen Blixen Museum

Karen Rd | Langata, Nairobi, Kenya
020- 8002139
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Type: Museums
Traveler Description: Karen Blixen Museum     Danish author Karen Blixen, best known for penning the book Out of Africa, lived in this house on the outskirts of Nairobi... more »
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Visiting this site brought the Out of Africa movie to life. We toured the inside of Karen's home while a guide explained about her life in Kenya. You can also tour the gardens on your own. It was fun to see one of the costumes that Meryl Street wore and items that Robert Redford wore as well. The site is... More

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Murrieta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Beautiful home and museum belonging to Karen Blixen, authoress of "Out of Africa". The home was built by a Swede for she and her husband in 1912

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Londoner
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

I knew very little about Karen Blixen prior to visiting this small museum and I hadn't even seen Out of Africa. The house and gardens are very well laid out and maintained and the guided tours are worth it - you'll miss lots of detail if you decide to wander around by yourself. Thoroughly enjoyable couple of hours that will... More

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This place left me in awe.I have been in and out of Nairobi but once i decided to try this place out i felt so good being in such a cozzy place.Karen Blixen Museum is really a nice place to be while in Nairobi

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Perth Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It was very interesting to visit this house and learn more about the life of Karen Blixen as a guide actually accompanies you and provides information about the history of the property and various items in the house as well as details about Karen, her husband and her lover. It was most informative. The grounds are also quite large and... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Took a taxi here from Nairobi in 2012 to see the very house that Karen Blixen lived in. The historical tour was brief but informative. There were the boots that Robert Redford wore and some things of Meryl Street from the film. I was not disappointed by the house from where it was filmed and the grounds were beautiful with... More

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Andorra la Vella, Andorra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Yes, she lived here. Yes, that was her living room. Yes, that was the view of the Ngong mountains she enjoyed from her garden. Yes, Out of Africa was was shot right here. For husbands and boyfriends alike, make them happy is worth their glow :)

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Really interesting story, and having seen the film was pleased to discover it stuck really closely to the book! Just great to see where it all happened, guide we had was excellent, even our driver joined the tour….

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Nairobi, Kenya
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I was really looking forward to visiting this museum as I had read and watched the book many times in my youth. However, I was a little disappointed. they have made renovations and changes to the house that changed the authenticity. I also felt like the tour guide was rushing through and he could have given a bit more history.... More

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Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The house is surprisingly small [only 3 bedrooms] and now in the Nairobi suburbs. the guides have all the information and are charming. Inside it is beautifully preserved.

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