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“karen blixen museum and coffee garden” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Nairobi National Park, Karen Blixen Museum and Giraffe Center

Nairobi National Park, Karen Blixen Museum and Giraffe Center
Mageso Chember, Nairobi 00200, Kenya (Nairobi Central Business District)
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Ranked #2 of 43 attractions in Nairobi
Type: National Parks
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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“karen blixen museum and coffee garden”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

the karen blixen museum (her house she actually lived in with her husband) and the coffee garden (near by on her former grounds) are worthwile a visit. we liked the authenticity of the house, you get the feel of how it was to live there. The garden serves good cappuccino, the food we did not taste yet, but we will be back wednesday since at wednesdays they have live jazz music from 7pm, there is a big restaurant and the food looked good last sunday with the BBQ and salads they serve each sunday for lunch. many people from northern europe (norway, denmark ecc) come here. we did not like the price, the cappuccino was almost twice as much as in nairobi town.

Visited October 2012
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“Could have skipped this one”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

The giraffe center was really nice but the Karen Blixen home was just so-so. Not a big "Out of Africa" fan, I admit.

Visited September 2012
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“KAREN BLIXEN MUSEUM”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

The Giraffe Center is wonderful, so up close, Warthogs too! It is wonderful to see the very young children visit the Center, eyes wide open!
The Karen Blixen Museum is a must. Extremely well run tours given by a most experienced staff.

Visited September 2012
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“Three hour drive and we saw Rhinos and a lion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Thirty minutes from our hotel door and only a short time in the park, we saw black and white Rhino, lion, zebra, giraffes, cape buffalo, wildebeest, etc. No elephants in this park, though. I'm very glad that we came here.

Visited October 2012
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“Karen Blixen Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

If you're a fan of the book and movie, "Out of Africa", you will love touring the Karen Blixen museum. The house remains pretty much the same as it was when Karen lived there. There are alot of items on display from the movie, and photographs of Karen and her family and friends. Interesting!

Visited September 2012
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