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“An Enjoyable Historical Visit” 4 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.
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“An Enjoyable Historical Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Our second time visiting this museum, and very worthwhile. What made the visit really interesting to us was that the guide, a young lady who certainly knew her history, took us first, before we visited the house, to sit under the trees in the garden, where she gave us a history of Karen Blixen, her life in Kenya, her writing and her painting. This set the context and made the visit much more interesting.

The house itself is beautiful, well kept and is furnished with a mixture of authentic and non-authentic but contemporary pieces. A piece of old Kenya which remains, and which speaks to you.

To note - no photography is permitted inside the house.

Visited January 2014
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“Boring.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

Unless you are a fan of Out of Africa, or of Karen Blixen, this was a truly boring bit of our trip. The house is incomplete, and not entirely accessible. There is a small bit of interesting history here, but not worth all of the time the trip requires.

Visited December 2013
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“Out of Africa story”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Karen lived in this house and became museum. It will be interesting to visit if you have seen the movie or read the story book.

Visited December 2013
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“Nice place to see part of Kenya history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Have you seen the movie called "Out of Africa"? if so, this Karen Blixen Museum is the place hiroin Karen actually lived long time ago. The town named after her name. Many colonians lived Karen area before. These days many Kenyan (black) people live in the area.

Visited December 2013
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“A wonderful visit.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

In late November I completed my third visit to these wonderful locations. May I suggest you read Karen Blixon's book, "Out of Africa" and/or see the movie before you go, as I think either or both will enhance your visit to her home in Karen, Kenya. I particluarly enjoy the view of the Ngong Hills from her back-yard. The giraffe sanctuary gives you a VERY up close and sometimes personal look at giraffes and be sure to try to arrange a visit to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and hopefully "adopt" a baby elephant while there. The trust is leading the way to help preserve the African elephant in the wild, as poaching by organized crime groups from Asia is threatening them and rhinos with extinction in the wild.

Visited November 2013
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