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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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Interesting and informative stop

The scope of this museum is somewhat limited, but if you're interested in Karen Blixens work and life it's worth the stop. Our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable, explaining... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I stopped here on my trip to Nairobi because I'm a literature buff. Definitely a trip worth doing. I was spoiled by a great guide, Margaret. She was a very smart and engaging young woman and she gave a top notch tour of the grounds. I was traveling alone, and I usually dislike being catered to by people like guides... More 

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Cedar Grove, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I remember the movie, Out of Africa, and the history is here. The Robert Redford character in indeed buried in the hills in view of the house.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You need less than an hour for this tour and it is great to see the real home. Remember to take enough currency as they do not take cards at entrance.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The scope of this museum is somewhat limited, but if you're interested in Karen Blixens work and life it's worth the stop. Our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable, explaining the various aspects of Karen Blixens complex life. The grounds are well kept and a nice place to relax

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After reading uncountable reviews about Karen Blixen museum, my husband and I decided to visit the place. Only I had watched the movie and I was very interested in visiting the place. There is absolutely nothing special about it. The tour is guided and the guide was very nice, even trying to extend the stories told since there is really... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For international tourist, expensive for what it is but lovers of the Movie 'Out of Africa' and the writer Issac Densson a must. Sadly no photography allowed inside the house with original furnishings of Karen Blixen and a guided tour but interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a lovely place where you can wander through the house and gardens accompanied by knowledgeable and friendly young guides. It is not normally too busy so you can go at your own pace and ask questions. Perhaps a bit expensive for non-residents, but fascinating all the same.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is an amazing place with the most beautiful craft exhibits. The coffee / cafe shop does the most beautiful meals & drink in amazing well kept gardens. Well worth a visit & highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful property. Guides are very knowledgeable. Walk through at your own pace. Step back in time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Karen Blixen House/Museum is well preserved and of interest to followers of her and the movie, "Out of Africa" with Robert Redford and Meryl Streep. The best part of the visit was the guide who with full energy and love brought her history to life. His explanations and lively commentary made the visit exceptional. Worth a visit.

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