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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

Just around the bend from Hotel One Forty Eight the Blixen museum and plantation is a do not miss destination including the tour. Karen Blixen's life story included details of her life that are inspirational.

Thank 426spencerm
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I think everybody should visit this place and watch the movie ‘Out of Africa’ again. It really will give you an idea of colonial Kenya and the story of Karen Blixen. Recommandabel!

1  Thank EelcoBrouw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came because it is listed in every tour book, appearing to be the can't-miss house tour. You are assigned a tour guide, and you realize that all the people sitting under the trees were not just relaxing but were sitting through the first part...More

Thank MD_T0urist
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here with friends who had visited previously. We thoroughly enjoyed the visit but our friends said it had improved because we had a guide who was just with us. This gave us an in depth understanding of the life of Karen Blixen and...More

Thank Pauline989
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For the $12 fee they charge on foreigners, I told myself I could have skipped this once I entered the house and saw there wasn't much to see in there. You get to see a few rooms, some original old copies of Karen's books… that's...More

Thank Heidi M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gives good insight into live of K Blixen but I would suggest only to go if you have a real interest in either the movie or her life.

Thank moramar81
Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon arrival you are personally escorted by staff members to pay your entry fee and then provide you with a personal tour of the house and grounds. It started with a short overview briefing on the front lawn under shade trees explaining the life of...More

1  Thank waynebY9920YT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Karen Blixen is well known to those who have read her book "Out of Africa". A visit to this museum provides some insights into her life and personal challenges.We had a knowledgeable and helpful guide (member of the museum staff) for our visit. Our visit...More

1  Thank petesl3434
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mercy, our guide, did a wonderful job of explaining the impact that Karen had on the area and the way of life in colonial times. Really interesting tour!

Thank Missmarymacc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a historical gem right at the heart of Karen. (Did you know the whole of Karen area was named after Karen Blixen) Visit the Museum for an enlightening tour. I made an impromptu decision to visit the place while riding around Karen....More

2  Thank Rachel K
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April 6, 2017|
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Response from smwelu | Property representative |
Yes it is.
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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