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“Easy day trip from Nairobi” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages

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
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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“Easy day trip from Nairobi”
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 is set up much like it was 100 years ago. Much of the old way is long since gone, but this is a little piece of history where time stands still.

Visited September 2014
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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“Special Lunch”
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.

Visited January 2015
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“Second visit”
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

Visited December 2014
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“Pre-wedding dinner for guests..perfect location”
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.

Visited December 2014
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Love the food”
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.

Visited October 2014
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