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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 3 days ago

We visitied the museum as part of a package tour. Our guide was very well informed of the history of Karen Blixen and it was a nice way to spent an hour of two. The area of Karen is lovely so it definitely worth a...More

Thank carolforde
Reviewed 3 days ago

There is something quaint and old fashioned and magical about visiting Karen Blixen's home at the foot of the Ngong Hills. It's simple, not a huge tour, but you get the feeling of how her life would have been so long ago in the house...More

Thank Thomas R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were delighted to find that this expectedly busy/crowded attraction was in fact the perfect way to spend a quiet and peaceful afternoon. You're provided with a guide, who sits with you in the grassy yard and explains more about Karen Blixen's life, then takes...More

1  Thank Cate W
Reviewed 6 days ago

The museum tour takes about an hour, but you can walk around the park afterwards, in one corner hidden is an entrance to a path that will bring you to the old coffee factory machines, and continues around the property after that. I would say...More

1  Thank swhnld
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small museum that provides a tiny bit of insight into Karen Blixen, a noted figure in Kenyan history. Not really a museum, more of a tour of the house she built with commentary by a local guide. Something that takes less than an hour and...More

1  Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our driver took us here and we were glad we came. Our guide was great at telling us the history and showing us the various rooms. We enjoyed seeing the grounds as well. It wasn't a "must-see," but it was an interesting look back at...More

1  Thank C S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In anticipation of our visit to Nairobit/Kenya, we rewatched Out of Africa recently, so when we went to the Karen Blixen museum it was fresh in our minds which made the visit to the museum so much more valuable. The tour took about 45 minutes...More

1  Thank ShannonE848
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My parents loved the movie "Out Of Africa", so when I knew I'd be in Kenya, I watched it. Having prior knowledge of the author/story made the tour quite interesting. Plus it's a beautiful location and the local guide was very thorough.

1  Thank Kate B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having watched the film just before we travelled it was lovely to see it for real. The guide who showed us around was very knowledgable. Very interesting.

1  Thank Julie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visit gave interesting insight in this remarkable woman. The visit includes a personal museum guide who provides a sit-down detailed breakdown of the history of Karen and then accompany you on the museum tour. I happened to have young Stephen who really impressed me....More

1  Thank MartinKobie
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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