If you love Karen Blixen / Izak Dinesen, as I do, then this is a lovely visit. If not, I guess the attraction would be to see how the British colonialists lived and exploited Kenya in the first part of the 20th century. Well, at least to see how they lived.
Following a visit to and tour of the house, don't miss the Kazuri bead factory nearby. I don't even like beads, but was seduced by the tour of the "factory", the story of the women who earn their livelihood there, and the gorgeous, lush, fabulous necklaces they make. We ended up buying 4 necklaces and 2 ceramic plates. Totally worth it!
Then we had lunch at the Karen Blixen cafe. Expensive, but again an immersion into depraved, exploitive British colonialism.
How can I still love Karen Blixen? (a) she was Danish, and not as bad as most of the ex-pats at the time; and (b) her prose is exquisite. Now that's a real seduction.
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