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Karen Blixen Museum

Karen Rd | Langata, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 8002139
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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 Rd | Langata, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 8002139
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Reviewed yesterday

The history is interesting but unless you are a big "Out Of Africa" book or movie fan it didn't do a lot for me, but I have a short attention span.

Thank Robert Z
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

"Karen is a lovely area and the Blixen Museum is a "must." You don't necessarily have to have seen the film, "Out of Africa" to enjoy the estate, (house and grounds) but, it may bring everything full-circle if you have seen the film or read...More

Thank Katherine J. B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There were 4 persons in our group and we all thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Definitely request a guide. (They are volunteers who are paid by tips.)

Thank Patty M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you visit this place you have to put yourself in the shoes of a lone white woman and you’ll appreciate the history and what she’s done in Africa. Watch the movie Out of Africa or read the book prior to your visit and you’ll...More

Thank Catheryn L
Reviewed 1 week ago

if you have not, do not bother, you will not value it. Unless you intend to read the book, you will never value it high enough. I have been there twice and loved it. The look of Ngong Hills from Karen's terrace is wonderful and...More

Thank TrineH
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing exciting really....a stroll through the luscious gardens.no dustbins however... dissapointing

Thank cathy0072016
Reviewed 1 week ago

A good place to tick of your list. Other than that it has not much to offer besides the small-ish house and large garden which are beautifully maintained. Down the road is the Karen Blixen Coffeegarden where you can have drinks, lunch and/or dinner.

Thank Herb M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a couple of wonderful hours on a guided tour of the house. It is really well preserved and the story fascinating. The grounds are also beautiful and we watched a large Kenyan wedding in progress

Thank charles g
Reviewed 1 week ago

Karen Blixen was an interesting woman who married one hunter (a German aristocrat) who gave her syphilis among other gifts) and had a long-standing affair with another which ended when he was killed in a plane crash. Her husband was initially intending to establish a...More

Thank NZMDProf
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed my visit to this museum which gave an interesting glimpse of life during the colonial period of Kenya. The museum tour guide did a great job of highlighting the museum and answering questions. The building was well-preserved and there were farm equipment from...More

Thank Bill C
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April 6, 2017|
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Response from smwelu | Property representative |
Yes it is.
Deb W
July 21, 2016|
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Response from smwelu | Property representative |
No you don't need tickets in advance. Enjoy your visit
June 29, 2016|
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Response from Totte B | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you to via your hotel contact a driver that during the same day takes you to Karen Blixen, Kazuri, Giraffe Centre and Elephant Orphanage. All in the same area and it will be a nice full day experience. If you add... More