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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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Nairobi, Kenya
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The museum is a must for anyone who wishes to know how Karen was formed and a monument for The book and movie OUT OF AFRICA.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

A beautiful house, still maintained alomost as it was when in use of Karen Blixen. Guide explains the history and contributions of Karen over the years. The place has beautiful lawns to enjoy and relax.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This was our first visit to Nairobi and coming to the 'Karen' suburb to see Karen Blixen's house was definitely a highlight. We had a pre - visit briefing from a guide whilst sat in the garden and then toured the house. It does not take long but Karen's art work together with her history make it worthwhile.

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Abuja, Nigeria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Casual dining in a very beautiful setting. The food ordered was well prepared and the service was quick.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

If you are a fan of "Out Of Africa", you will enjoy this attraction. Otherwise, it is quite a way from downtown, with bad traffic to navigate.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The museum is in the suburb of Karen - about a twenty minute drive from the CBD. The museum works on African time - so be prepared to wait a little for them to open up! The guide was very informative and we got to look through the house and stroll around the outside for as long as we wished.... More

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I've never read Isak Dinesen or seen the movie Out of Africa. Consequently, I was ambivalent about visiting the Karen Blixen museum. I'm still ambivalent. The tour was cursory. The house was interesting in that it showed how Europeans lived in early 20th century Kenya.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Loved the history and beauty of the original home of Karen Blixen. The grounds still look like 100 yrs. ago. That is the good and bad about the museum in that I am concerned for care and longevity of much of the home and furnishings. Worth a visit.

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Gold Coast.Qld
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This museum is really just the house and land that Karen Blixen owned but it is really a history lesson into how they lived back in the twenties. For those "Out of Africa" fans ,you will be amaze at the likeness.

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NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

If you are interested in knowing more about the background of this novel,visiting Karen Blixen's museum is a definite must.

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