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“must visit for out of africa fans” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Karen Blixen Museum

Karen Blixen Museum
Karen Rd | Langata, Nairobi, Kenya
020- 8002139
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Owner description: This is the beautiful farmhouse where Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa, lived between 1914 and 1931, until she left Kenya after a series of personal tragedies.
abu dhabi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“must visit for out of africa fans”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Growing up seeing out of africa a million times...fans like me would love this place...It's so awesome to live and walk in a movie feeling ;-) well actually nothing much to see..just a few rooms and some original belongings and some movie props left behind by robert redford and meryl streep. The garden is huge and lovely...and well maintained..i think it is $10 for tourist but for me it was part of thepackage i took so didn't bother to find out...but yes a must visit it just takes 15mts for the full tour...if your thinking of doing a rest stop while passing thru nairobi this is a nice place to do a stop and see a famous house. ...

Visited October 2012
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Kansas City, Missouri
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“Pleasant surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

The museum was a very pleasant surprise. I was afraid that it was overhyped, but it was really very interesting. Our guide did a very nice job. Photos of Karen Blixen proved what a fine characterization Meryl Streep did in Out of Africa. The gift shop is small but has quality Kenyan merchandise.

Visited November 2012
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“Enthusiastic Guides in Lovely Garden”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

The museum is small and the $10 fee international tourists pay is steep for the few rooms you see. The guides are excellent though and the gardens lovely. Out of Africa fans will love it.

Visited November 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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“The Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

This is part of the property and is a well preserved home with most of its original furnishings, fittings, and lots of stories surrounding its history. The well informed guide will give you the details.

Visited November 2012
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“Karen Blixen's Contribution to Kenya”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

This is a most interesting site and story about a woman who came to Nairobi, married, divorced, took a lover, built a business, lost it and then built up another means of support for herself. Her home is now a museum and a guide will walk you through it sharing the interesting history of this property.

Visited November 2012
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