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Karen Blixen Museum

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Address: Karen Rd | Langata, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: +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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If you loved the film 'Out of Africa' or read her book, you must visit here

Such an amazing woman. You begin to realise this as you look at her books and paintings and piece together how hard her life must have been. A small, interesting museum, worth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Adelaide Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Such an amazing woman. You begin to realise this as you look at her books and paintings and piece together how hard her life must have been. A small, interesting museum, worth visiting.

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wow, what a trip in the past! Every group gets a private guide, even if you are alone... You must watch Out of Africa not long before your visit, or read the book, to get the most out of it. Memorable visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Anybody who has watched out of Africa the movie would be interested in the place. Tour is included in the admission ticket which is quite a good price. Every visitor gets a sit down with a guide for a brief history of Karen before the tours begins. Guides are friendly and quite knowledgeable. Bonus points if you visit the place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is serene, nice to just visit to view the house, or sit in the garden or walk about. My husband and I spent the time after lunch at Tamambo next door. Its a great place to visit. The home is very well kept. Old relics. Even the old hairbrush and baby cot!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a short guided tour around the house. It was very interesting and they had some of the original furniture and some movie props.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It is probably most interesting if you know Blixen's story , and or seen the movie Out of Africa. Nice tour. Nice gift shop.

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Thank Anne D
Powell, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful museum with lots of history. Don't be deceived by its size. Thoroughly enjoyed my visit. Staff was great. Knowledgeable tour guides.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting tour if you've read/seen Out of Africa and know a bit about Karen Blixen. The house is lovely, looks the way it would have when Karen lived there. Interesting to see her photos and letters. The grounds are beautiful - worth a walk around. Our guide was a lovely young woman who answered our questions and told interesting tidbits... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Karen Blixen was the famous author of Out of Africa, among a number of other famous books. Her stories have won hearts all over the world. This was her home while she lived in Kenya, and was also the set for the filming of the famous movie. A charming way to spend a couple of hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not the house that was used in any of the filming of Out of Africa (don't believe the guides) but it is spectacular and worth the trip. $12US so a little pricey but you get a free guide who will give you background on Karen and history of the place if you want it. Nice to just walk... More 

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