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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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A great place to be and get a glimpse into the life of Karen and her struggle as a female author.The guides did a great job.Very inspiring place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A wonderful very simple tour, conducted by the book. But I found it very informative and could imagine what it was like all those years ago. It is a must do and see

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and i went for lunch time one late afternoon. It's like alittle hideaway off the road. We ate out in the courtyard area under the trees with a cool breeze to capture the beauty around you. We had a buffett style menu with a variety of foods from different cultures. Many people where there I believe we counted... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A great place to be and get a glimpse into the life of Karen and her struggle as a female author.The guides did a great job.Very inspiring place.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you haven't read the book or seen the movie this home will seen unimpressive in its historical simple state. Walking through the home you will find lovely furniture imported from Europe and experience the elegant simplicity of life. Porcelain wash bowls and all. An amazing business women and writer in the early 1900's Karen's coffee farms and clinic are... More 

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Adelaide Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago 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 2 days ago 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 6 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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