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Karen Blixen Museum

Open Now: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Karen Blixen Museum Admission Ticket
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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 2 days ago via mobile

Karen Blixen’s home in Nairobi Kenya. The primary location for the movie “Out of Africa”. The guides are well versed in the history of the home and do a good job with what they have to show. It worth seeing, but more of the time...More

1  Thank WayneBrowder
Reviewed 2 days ago

The main house was turned into a museum. Very nice garden with a lot of colourful trees and plants. Tranquil place away from crazy traffic.

1  Thank Vlado Z
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very well presented, lots of history of the early days in Nairobi and Karen Blixen's involvement in developing the area now known as Karen on the outskirts of Nairobi.

1  Thank Pat_C316
Reviewed 4 days ago

The home and grounds. There are guides that give a very informative talk about Karen Blixen, her life and history of the home. We enjoyed the visit very much and recommend visiting and listening to the guide and not just wondering around the grounds on...More

1  Thank Barba B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The main house was turned into a museum that encapsulated the time period. I was imagining living at that time in that house. The place is serene and beautiful.

1  Thank GM C
Reviewed 1 week ago

You have read the book Out of Africa and watched the movie. The this is the place to visit when in Nairobi. Amazing staff, professional guides and the authenticity of the house is just Amazing. Will bring more and more tours to such an amazing...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful journey though Karen Blixen's house. Interesting insight into her life and how things were in the past.

Thank Philip_Cheruiyot
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this museum on a Day tour. I did take a guide to tell about the background. In the garden she told about the background and what it has meant for Kenya. The house is great to visit, especially if you have seen the...More

1  Thank JacomijnSHT
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’ve read Out of Africa, you will probably enjoy this tour. If you don’t know who Karen is, it probably isn’t worth your time. It is interesting to see how people lived during the time and how much the people loved her.

Thank Alaskachick907
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting slice of the past and worth a visit if you are in the area. The farm implements that are proudly displayed have seen better days and could either do with some restoration or removal!

Thank AnnHerts
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October 7, 2018|
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Response from karenblixenmuseum | Property representative |
Yes you can pay with euro,dollar or pond ...in a addition to the Kenyan shilling
April 30, 2018|
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Response from somanyfoods | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you contact the museum for specific hours of operation
April 6, 2017|
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Response from smwelu | Property representative |
Yes it is.