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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 2 weeks ago

The KBM was a very interesting museum, which provided a vivid trip through the history of Kenya and the dramatic and poignant story of Karen Blixen. Although her personal story has many peaks and valleys, she was loved by the local people and renown for...More

Thank Joe_Syracuse
Karen B, PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER at Karen Blixen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting the Karen Blixen museum. Welcome back again and again

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decent historical view of the "old days" in Kenya. Tours of grounds are guided. Should read up on Blixen to fully appreciate.

Thank xsoccer1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're a fan of Karen Blixen or her books (written under penname Isak Dinesen), you'd probably enjoy this a lot more than we did. The grounds are pretty, the guides are knowledgeable, though they do sound like they're just reciting canned lines. "Here we...More

Thank LuvLife90210
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We knew about Karen Blixen. We heard about the book "out of Africa". My brother told us to read it before reaching Kenya, but had not got chance of reading it, before coming to Kenya. So thought about spending some time over there at her...More

Thank Somnathk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting visit to the museum. We had a local guide assigned to us as soon as we paid the entrance fee. We got a brief history about Karen Blixen and was given a tour in the house. It was quite interesting especially after watching the...More

Thank ejlai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a beautiful spot with a well informed guide. If you haven't seen the movie, Out of Africa, it is recommended viewing before coming to the Blixen Museum. The grounds are beautifully maintained and the house is interesting.

Thank Jocelyn K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went for the reason to have seen the home of Karen Blixen. Its a real quite place were its easy to find some peace of mind. Not that much to see, just the house, its interiors and the garden. Nice guided tour with some...More

Thank Mari H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If u ve seen out of Africa and remember the story the guide will repeat what u already know There is nothing really interesting nor remarkable aside from the trees planted 100 years ago. Price ridiculously high for what is to be seen. Disappointing

Thank Pascale R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant house, very informative tour, nice area to rest and soak up the atmosphere. It has a good shop too for some books and the CD. Expensive but worth it

Thank thecampbellclan1967
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a huge Out of Africa fan so it was on my bucketlist for a long time too, to come and visit Karen's house. It was a Monday so the museum was not full at all and we had the chance to walk around...More

1  Thank Ildiko I
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April 6, 2017|
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Response from smwelu | Property representative |
Yes it is.
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July 21, 2016|
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Response from smwelu | Property representative |
No you don't need tickets in advance. Enjoy your visit
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