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“Karen Blixen museum a rip off- under renovation” 1 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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“Karen Blixen museum a rip off- under renovation”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

For anyone traveling to Nairobi in the next few months- SKIP THE KAREN BLIXEN MUSEUM! It is under renovation. They are charging 500 Kenya Shillings to walk through an empty house with a bored guide looking for a tip and take a 2 minute walk on the grounds. If you are staying in downtown Nairobi, the traffic to the museum is not worth it.

Visited April 2013
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“Blixen Museum closed for renovations but Giraffe center good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Really enjoyed feeding and petting giraffes. Ate at the Blixen Coffee Garden. Good food and service.

Visited April 2013
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“Karen Blixen Museum - insight into colonial life!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

The house was being renovated so the furniture and artefacts were under wraps but nevertheless the guide gave us a great insight into KB's life and experience. The gardens and views are excellent too!

Visited March 2013
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“Great day out...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We have wanted to visit this national park for some time now and we finally got there a few weeks ago, after a small issue at the main entrance we finally got into the park and I have to say we had a great day.
With the back drop from the city, it seems strange but there we loads of animals to see.
The place is large, so we bought a map at the entrance, shame it never had pictures of which animals where in the park so we could mark them off as we seen them like other places we have been to, so it was a reasonable price.
The orphanage was an added bonus as we got there as they were just feeding the animals at 3 PM, so go to see 4 of the big 5 getting fed.
In summary, a great place if you haven't got time to go further a field like Sweet Waters or Sambura.

Visited March 2013
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“Interesting piece of history”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

It was cool seeing the location of Out of Africa and hearing the stories about this woman who did so much. Well-maintained, informative guide, and worth the quick trip over.

Visited May 2012
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