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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 3 days ago

Interesting place, but not sure what the big attraction is. She may have been an inspiring person (?) but uninspiring house and tour guide. Best thing is her artwork - portraits of local people

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Karen bkuxrn is home to two tamarind brands. Tamambo and the tamarind restaurant for fine dining. The food is fantastic the service excellent. Great for family, friends and events.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a former home of Karen Blizen and for few years her husband and then after her lover. You will see furniture and memorabilia from that time, pictures and some of her paintings.

Thank Grazyna W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My colleagues and I want there for team building....in short we a group of 14 had a great time,the ambience was just right,if you are one with nature and need a break from the city then this is a place for you,had enough parking and...More

Thank Geraldine S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Interesting if you know about her. If you've never read one of her books, it might not be of interest to you.

Thank Zanywarrior
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this museum and not only learned about Karen Blixen's life in Kenya, but about Kenya and its history. My wife and I really enjoyed the tour and our guide. The guide was very patient with me and my many questions and she was...More

Thank jim954
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came from the airport to this place and so was very tired and didn't really know much about Karen Blixen except that she wrote out of Africa. Well I know a bit more now she wrote lots of books. The grounds were pretty, and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful home and grounds. Many of her sold items have been donated back to the museum. Some if it looks different than the movie on the inside, but beautiful woodwork. Quick visit is do-able, or enjoy more time walking the grounds. Guide was very informative.

Thank Kathleen B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful little house in a serene environment. The setting of the movie 'out of Africa', this was my first time at Karen's former home, and when i entered, it was like reliving the movie and the book, beautifully appointed, rustic and cozy, with so...More

Thank Hussein A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my second time at Karen Blixen, having been here many years ago (but in the rain). This time the weather was glorious enabling me to walk around the grounds and along the nature walk. The house, of course, is the main feature. The...More

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Is it open on Sunday or weekends?
April 6, 2017|
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Response from smwelu | Property representative |
Yes it is.
Deb W
Do we need tickets in advance. Don't want anything but museum. Have other plans for the day. Thanks
July 21, 2016|
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Response from smwelu | Property representative |
No you don't need tickets in advance. Enjoy your visit
Hi, what is the best way to get there (and back) from Nairobi city centre? Thanks
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