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Karen Blixen Museum

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Address: Karen Rd | Langata, Nairobi, Kenya
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+254 20 8002139
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This is the beautiful farmhouse where Karen Blixen, author of Out of...

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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It was a delightful experience and bit of a history tour to experience the home of author Karen Blixen in Nairobi. We had a personal guide that was previously employed by the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This museum is, always worth to visit. Any day, any month, any time. Why? Because it has a special aura. Yes. Aura. You come here again and again to see the house, pictures, people... And meet Karen Blixen herself. She is around. Welcoms us in different ways. Her furniture and dishes say us welcome too. Please read Karen Blixen's novel... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to visit if a fan of Out of Africa or any of the books from that group of colonists. Probably not very interesting if not a fan

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A tour of Karen Blixen's house, now a museum, is fascinating. The guides do a great job of recreating the history and describing Blixen's life in Africa. The house has been kept exactly as it was when she lived there. It also has beautiful gardens.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the house of Karen Blixen of 'Out Of Africa' fame, the book and the movie. Some of the movie was shot on location here, although not the house interiors we were told. The grounds and garden are pretty dry in January. The interior is quite interesting if you've read the book or seen the movie. Some of the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was a delightful experience and bit of a history tour to experience the home of author Karen Blixen in Nairobi. We had a personal guide that was previously employed by the museum so the trip was not only beautiful but educational as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

All the visits are guided tours which give a lot of information about Karen Blixen and the Kenya of her times. We were unexpectedly impressed by the completeness of the tour and the importance of the information given. Definitely worthwhile... takes about an hour.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With a guide on hand, this is a great story of a powerful woman in Kenya who helped the community and juggled her fair share of problems over her lifetime. It's a step back into the simpler times and this museum has its fair share of stories to tell in every room you walk through. Having a guide on hand... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For Out of Africa fan this is Mecca. A must. Beautifully preserved and well kept. A national treasure.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having lived in this house,Karen Blixen became a very successful novelist with a number of her works becoming movies. The rather expensive tour with a guide retraces the period when she lived there before returning to Europe in 1931. Before the place became a Museum,it had been vacant for a while and many of the artifacts on display are copies... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The trip wouldn't have worked if hadn't had a guide who gave a potted history of KB. Without the background and anecdotes there wouldn't have been a whole lot to see. With them it gave a great insight into the early days of colonisation.

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