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“"Out of Africa" Home” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Karen Blixen Museum

Karen Blixen Museum
Karen Rd | Langata, Nairobi, Kenya
020- 8002139
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Ranked #10 of 79 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.
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“"Out of Africa" Home”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

First off, if you are coming to the Karen Blixen museum, watch the academy award best picture "Out of Africa" before arriving in Kenya. It did a great job of telling her story and will greating enhance your visit. The home is lovely and the guides are knowledgeble. They explain to you the lasting impact Karen had on her workers. The tour takes about an hour. Have lunch near by at another historical home on her estate that has been turned in to a lovely restaurant, Tamambo Karen Blixen restaurant.

Visited January 2013
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“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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“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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“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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