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“Definitely worth a visit!” 5 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 #6 of 86 things to do in Nairobi
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Port Gentil, Gabon
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11 reviews
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“Definitely worth a visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Lovely day out for a coffee and a snack in a very beautiful garden with lots of arts to look at, that can be bought. The history is also very interesting and the house itself is worth a closer look.

Visited July 2015
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Omaha, Nebraska
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“A look at life in Kenya from an earlier time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

An interesting look at life in Kenya in the early twentieth century. If you go, pay in Kenyan schillings for a better rate. It would help if you were familiar with her books prior to your visit.

Visited June 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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“I HAD A FARM IN AFRICA!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Grate place to stop and have lunch, look around the gardens.
we where lucky to see the art that was for sale around the gardens, well worth the stop. make sure you check out the gift shop its very very reasonable and has some stuff that you don't normally see any where else (not the samey samey stuff)

Visited December 2014
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Solvang, California
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“Nostalgic colonial site”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Karen Blixen was well respected in this area, and her later reknown as a Danish author (Isak Dinesan) made some of her experiences in Africa familiar. Quite a lovely restaurant adjacent on the grounds.

Visited July 2015
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“More of a museum”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

More of a museum tracing the history of coffee in Kenya. However, the adjoining gardens are quite nice. They even charge a fee for taking pictures in the gardens outside.

Visited August 2014
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