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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 2 days ago

If you have seen "out of Africa", this is a must see site to visit. The most important part was being entertained by the guide with all the details about the property and Karen Blixen's story. The site is set in one of the safer...More

Thank GinnyKelowna
Reviewed 3 days ago

nice to tour this "out of Africa" home of Karen Blixen to learn the history of her work and the grounds around the home. We had a very good maasai interpretor. Make sure you tip them.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our tour guide did a great job of giving us the background of the property and the life of Karen Blixen. This is definitely worth a stop while in Nairobi.

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 4 days ago

Having watched Out of Africa more than once, I really looked forward to seeing the house, just as it was in the movie, and hearing the real story, sitting in the place where it happened was wonderful. I am not a museum person but this...More

Thank JillOrgan
Reviewed 5 days ago

The tour stated with a presentation by the guide of the history behind the House and Karen Blixen's time in Kenya. The tour lasted about an hour. The property also has a gift shop.

Thank SteveBressi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Blixen house somehow holds the sorrows she endured - failure of her coffee plantation, death of her lover. Yet she became a world renowned author. The tour is scholarly and complete. I came away feeling sad. It's a lovely place and it echoes the...More

Thank Marty P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience led by local tour guides, with time to explore on your own. Beautiful kept grounds and house allow one to truly step back in time. Really enjoyable!

Thank Todd L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had to read "Out of Africa" for English in high school and didn't think too much of it then. I read it again before coming to Kenya and thought a little better of it this time around... Although the story never gripped me in...More

Thank Bakoyma
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful opportunity to learn and see more of the life of a very special person. Personal guide gave me so many details of Karen Blixen's life and time in Kenya.

Thank Jewelia2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazingly contemporary structure that could with some work still look passable in most neighborhoods today considering it's a 100yrs old. Don't miss the backyard and the walk to the coffee processor. We saw some interesting birds, especially an owl 14' above the...More

Thank yogiacomo
Karen B, public relations officer at Karen Blixen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

thank you for visiting

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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