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“Good story” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Karen Blixen Museum

Karen Blixen Museum
Karen Rd | Langata, Nairobi, Kenya
020- 8002139
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Ranked #9 of 86 things to do in Nairobi
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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.
Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Good story”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

A group of traveler went to the museum, a farm owned by Danish Author Karen and her Swedish husband, Baron Bror von Blixen Fincke. Nice and well preserved farm house not too far from Nairobi. In my opinion is not a must see but noy to many attractions in the city are avilable.

Visited February 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Tour of Karen Blixen House”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

We had our own personal guide take us through the Karen Blixen Museum who was extremely informative. We had seen the movie Out of Africa and it was very interesting to go through the house where Karen Blixen lived.
Lunch at the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden was lovely also.

Visited January 2013
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ottawa
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“nothing much there rip off”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

just a house really and gounds nothing realluy worth seeing other places worth seeing and frankly it is expensive;

Visited January 2013
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“"I had a farm at the foot of the Ngong hills..."”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

If you're familiar with the opening lines of this famous movie from the 80s, this museum is a must. You learn a lot from the free guides (tips appreciated) about the life and times of Karen Blixen, played by Meryl Streep in Out of Africa. Some authentic pieces of furniture is mixed with replicas which provide a taste of what life would have been like early last century in Nairobi. Lots of quirky facts about Karen are thrown in for good measure (like why Karen wore two hats when working in the sun and what the red and green lights outside her porch signified to her lover.)

Visited December 2012
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“An unusually interesting area and House”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

It had been a long time since i had watched the film "Out of Africa" but all the scenes were brought back to my memory when touring the house. I am glad they preserved a lot of the original art work and movie props. The guides were well trained in history and they had a good system for not overflowing the museum.

Visited January 2013
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