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“"Out of Africa"-ish” 2 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.
Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“"Out of Africa"-ish”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

As a Dane visiting Kenya I'm kind of obliged to visit the world famous Danish author Karen Blixen's home a little outside Nairobi. Only to learn that half of the content of the house comes the movie "Out of Africa" (Merryl Streep, Robert Redford). And only to realize that I know more about Ms. Blixen's life than the young guides showing us around. The house and the garden are very charming seen from the outside, but inside it's a big disappointment. Even to a Dane.

Visited December 2012
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New York City, New York
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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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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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“Good but expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

This is a very expensive museum, and it should be noted that most of the things in here are actually props from the movie Out of Africa, not items that belonged to Karen Blixen - those are in the museum in Copenhagen. Having said that, if you want to see her house and see some of the things used in the movie, it is a good place to go - albeit still expensive!

Visited December 2012
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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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“Out of Africa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Great place to see the location of the filming of Out of Africa! Just a great feeling to be on location in person!

Visited March 2013
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Nairobi
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

because it offers a chance for one karens historical house and also one is able to have a gud view of tha Ngong Hills where Karen"s boyfriend Denies Finch Hutton was burried

Visited March 2013
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