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“Interesting, but overpriced.”

Karen Blixen Museum
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Ranked #6 of 125 things to do in Nairobi
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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.
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Interesting, but overpriced.”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

Just an ok visit. The title sums up my opinion. I found it difficult to understand the guide, and he was a little brash. The history appealed.

Visited August 2013
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Stabekk
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Danish, colonial place.”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

Nice guide And beautiful place. Most of the things where from real time.a sort of must see place. Been there, seen it, dine it.

Visited August 2013
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knoxville
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“Nice museum”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

Karen Blixen is a much beloved historical figure in Nairobi. This museum tour gives you a perspective of how she influenced the community in her day though commerce, jobs and offering medical care to those who worked for her.

Visited August 2013
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New Bern, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Interesting look at history”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

I've been through the museum twice and learned something each time. The house is very well maintained and the gardens are beautiful. It is easy to imagine 'Out of Africa' taking place. My grandson, who was 13 when we visited, was concerned about the animal skin rugs...hard to explain the culture back then.

Visited September 2012
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Geneva
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“Lovely outing”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

Beautiful grounds, and fun museum to visit. It is easy to make it part of the trip to Animal Orphanage, Giraffe Manor and even Nairobi Park

Visited June 2013
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