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“Movie set” 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 78 things to do in Nairobi
Type: Museums
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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.
Nairobi, Kenya
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“Movie set”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

If you are interested in seeing a movie set of a movie done in the early 80's and which, since then, has never been maintained.. then this is your place!
Besides the surroundings, nice gardens and all, the paying to see the actual museum is a hand robbery.

Visited September 2013
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“Karen Blixen House was fascinating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Just like in the film, in fact, the film set has been preserved. The guides are great and interested in their job.

Visited July 2014
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“my favorite stop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is something I just love to do when travelling....and I know this museum is small and not really a big, famous place. But if you loved the movie, you will enjoy stopping here. the tour guide was so knowledgeable and friendly. I learned so much more about Karen Blixen from her. She was able to answer all my questions. I wish I was allowed to take photos inside the house.

Visited July 2014
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“Exciting view of the romantic past of Kenya”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Grounds could have been better maintained, Supervisors a bit grumpy. THE ATMOSPHERE WAS GREAT THOUGH GENERALLY

Visited April 2014
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“Didn't love it”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I thought this was boring. Still not sure what Karen Blixen did for Nairobi. She killed lions, went bankrupt, married a man for his title, had an affair, got sick from an STD. OK, maybe I am missing something here. I know for a period of time she employed lots of people in her attempt to grow coffee and I guess she still is throught the museum. I do think Robert Redford is hot and they had a pair of his pants there. The tour guide was very nice. I will have to rewatch Out of Africa and see if my opinion changes.
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Visited August 2014
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