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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 must visit for people who have read or seen "Out Of Africa"

The Karen Blixen Museum is the house where the famous Danish author, Karen Blixen, lived close to a century ago. It shows the class and aristocracy with which the expats lived in... read more

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

I'm not a big fan of museums on a good day, but this place was absolutely lovely. The tour guide (Leonard) was well versed on the history and significant facts behind Karen Blixen, her life and her history in Kenya. The grounds are beautiful and very well kept and the gift shop is well stocked and they're not pushy at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Karen Blixen Museum is the house where the famous Danish author, Karen Blixen, lived close to a century ago. It shows the class and aristocracy with which the expats lived in Nairobi during that period. Visitors can get to see the beautiful period furniture, and the sprawling lawns outside. The original house was featured in the 1985 Oscar winning... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The musuem is interesting. It was made enjoyable by an excellent guide. If you saw the movie out of Africa you will have a better appreciation. Combine with a visit to the giraffe Center. Allot 1 hour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a very peasant lunch in a wonderful garden setting. The service of the staff was good. The menu was excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a lovely trip with friends. Not recommended for small children. It was lovely grounds and a historic glimpse into Karen Blixens life. No photos may be taken of the interior. We enjoyed our visit !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was reading the book 'Out of Africa' while on my holiday and that is why to see the context of the writer and imagine her metaphors was exciting.

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A good activity to bridge between the elephants and giraffes. The museum it self was pretty nice, though no too special. The guide we had was very knowledgeable and helpful. Overall a nice thing to do to bridge some time, but I wouldn't do this as a destination attraction.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For those of you that don't know, Karen Blixon wrote the book "Out Of Africa" and this was her home. She was an amazing woman that did so much for the people of Kenya hence the town, school, hospital and who knows what else were named for her. You will learn all of this on the tour and it gives... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went inside the house. It was nice seeing older house built so many years ago had such nice lay out and furniture and items from Karen Blixen. My favorite part was the kitchen.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location. Truly how the other half lived in the pre-bug spray days of pith helmets and minority rule. A great story with more than it's fair share of bad decision making. We did not see Meryl or Robert.

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