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“Good but expensive” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Karen Blixen Museum

Karen Blixen Museum
Karen Rd | Langata, Nairobi, Kenya
020- 8002139
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Owner description: 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.
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Good but expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

This is a very expensive museum, and it should be noted that most of the things in here are actually props from the movie Out of Africa, not items that belonged to Karen Blixen - those are in the museum in Copenhagen. Having said that, if you want to see her house and see some of the things used in the movie, it is a good place to go - albeit still expensive!

Visited December 2012
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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
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“Out of Africa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Great place to see the location of the filming of Out of Africa! Just a great feeling to be on location in person!

Visited March 2013
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Nairobi
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

because it offers a chance for one karens historical house and also one is able to have a gud view of tha Ngong Hills where Karen"s boyfriend Denies Finch Hutton was burried

Visited March 2013
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London
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“Karen Blixen Museum Nairobi Kenya”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Although the museum was closed we were allowed to get in. A very well informed young man toke us around and gave us the background of the house, Karen Blixen and the life during that period in Nairobi.
We have visited the museum some years ago and still it is a fascinating place to visit. It has really atmosphere.
The museum opens again for visitors mid April

Visited March 2013
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waterloo, ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Worth a visit.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Our Friendly Planet tour included a trip to the Karen Blixen Museum and Giraffe centre. This provides an opportunity to get close to and hand-feed the Rothschild giraffe from a feeding platform. There were also wart hogs and tortoises there.
Karen Blixen was the author of "Out of Africa" which was also a movie in the 80's. Her home has been restored and furnished in period antiques with beautiful gardens. A nice introduction to the country and quite interesting.

Visited February 2013
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