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“"I had a farm in Africa..."” 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 #6 of 89 things to do in Nairobi
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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“"I had a farm in Africa..."”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

As soon as you arrive you get a "guide" to take you through the house and garden. Our guide's English was not great and we struggled to understand what he was saying. He did not take us to the coffee processing plant which was a short walk from the house. The house is interesting and worth a visit.

Visited August 2015
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Perfect for events”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Well, I've been to Karen Blixen for many events and it's a lovely place with a peaceful atmosphere. It is perfect for events such as weddings, family get together and I was even once there for a Christmas concert.
Peaceful, tranquil.

Visited December 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Wow.........”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Brilliant food, lovely atmosphere. There was a fantastic artist painting on the lawn. His artwork was all around and up for sale for a reasonable price.

Visited July 2015
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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“A good place to visit if you get fancied by history and literature and you are a Karen Blixen fan”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A good place to visit if you get fancied by history and literature and you are a Karen Blixen fan. It is located in karen-one of the most upmarket and beautiful estate of Nairobi. A guided tour of the compound is offered where you get to know a lot about Karen Blixen's life . Other famous tourist spots located nearby are Ngong hills, Nairobi National park, Giraffe Center and Mamba Village .

Visited March 2015
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“Real Out of Africa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A humble name but great place to eat at and enjoy the beautiful surroundings both inside and out. Even I would say nicer than the Museum. However a bit pricey to spend the night.

Visited February 2015
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