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Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages

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Address: 336 Karen Road, Nairobi, Kenya
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+254 20 882138
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$80.00*
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David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Full-Day Tour from Nairobi
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$85.00*
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Nairobi National Park, David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Center and...

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Baby elephant orphanage is outstanding!

A visit here is both heartwarming and touching - such a worthy cause. We adopted babies and were able to visit both in the morning and again in the afternoon for bedtime. Highly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Belleair, Florida
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Belleair, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A visit here is both heartwarming and touching - such a worthy cause. We adopted babies and were able to visit both in the morning and again in the afternoon for bedtime. Highly recommend!!

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautiful place with nice food; unfortunalty they are only white people... since it remains a highly tourisitic spot. But it is worth your time and it is delicious.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had lunch there with my wife today. Good food, terrific service staff in a wonderful setting. I am a frequent visitor to Nairobi and this place has never let me down.also a nice bar for sundowner.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On the way to the Blixen Museum i suggest you have lunch at the Coffee House. You sit outside in the beautiful garden and are being served great food by friendly staff.

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Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the Karen Blixen home and plantation. We had a lovely personal tour guide who was very knowledgable about the history of both Karen and the plantation.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're in Karen to visit the elephant orphanage I recommend going, but don't get your hopes up. The house is well maintained and the grounds are nice, but there just isn't too much there. Particularly if you haven't read the book or watched the movie.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The grounds are calm and quiet and you can enjoy the gardens while you eat. Food was ok and service was good but not outstanding. After a busy day at the national museum, elephant orphanage and giraffe center, it was nice to enjoy a cold beer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Such lovely grounds, the whole experience was impeccable from start to finish. We had a large party that came here for dinner and were seated in the dining room near the fireplace. The food was delicious, we had several people who had dietary restrictions and were still able to find something to eat. The staff was accommodating and attentive. Some... More 

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Buckeye, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Charming restaurant and grounds. Feels like you stepped right into the movie "Out of Africa". Beautiful courtyard. Nice grounds. Charming atmosphere. Unfortunately, my food was very undercooked, but the rest of the experience was wonderful.

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch after morning visits to the giraffe and David Sheldrick elephants and before the Karen Blixen Museum visit. We dined alfresco in the garden on a sunny calm day. The gardens and artwork are stunning. The food was good not exceptional but the service was.

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