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“Karen Blixen Museum Nairobi Kenya” 5 of 5 stars
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Karen Blixen Museum
Karen Rd | Langata, Nairobi, Kenya
020- 8002139
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Ranked #8 of 38 Attractions 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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“Karen Blixen Museum Nairobi Kenya”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Although the museum was closed we were allowed to get in. A very well informed young man toke us around and gave us the background of the house, Karen Blixen and the life during that period in Nairobi.
We have visited the museum some years ago and still it is a fascinating place to visit. It has really atmosphere.
The museum opens again for visitors mid April

Visited March 2013
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“Worth a visit.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Our Friendly Planet tour included a trip to the Karen Blixen Museum and Giraffe centre. This provides an opportunity to get close to and hand-feed the Rothschild giraffe from a feeding platform. There were also wart hogs and tortoises there.
Karen Blixen was the author of "Out of Africa" which was also a movie in the 80's. Her home has been restored and furnished in period antiques with beautiful gardens. A nice introduction to the country and quite interesting.

Visited February 2013
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“Great place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Visited on a day excursion on a stop-over in Nairobi - well worth the visit! The tour guide was great and the story she spun was fascinating.... although, had I not recently watched 'Out of Africa', some of the romantic draw of the place would have been lost. Watch the movie, read the books, visit the museum. Amazing lady, that Karen Blixen.

Visited February 2013
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“Back to Out of Africa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

This was our second visit to Karen Blixen's Museam, the first being twenty years ago. The guided tour of the house was excellent. In addition the opportunity to wander around and sit in the grounds allows you to slip back in time and to feel that you are experiencing something of that era. The views of the Ngong hills gives atmosphere as you remember the contribution made by this extraordinary women.

Visited February 2013
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“The movie :" Out of Africa"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

At first i thought the movie was a tale after visiting the place i got the real picture of it, the magnificent building at the venue actually gave an impression that the movie was actually a master piece. the venue is cool and all the guards can give you a detailed information about the place.Kenya is actually a country where one would never miss to visit its truly a beautiful country.
A walk through the former coffee plantations increased our quest to have more, the machines used fro grinding the coffee where still in place after centuries of being in use. By the end of the trip still wanted to have more. Kenya is truly a beautiful country

Visited August 2012
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