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“Intressting and good guides” 4 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.
Orebro, Sweden
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36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Intressting and good guides”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We have been at Karen Blixen museum twice and we got good guides the both times. The muesum is small but very nice to walk through. We took our children there, 3 and 5 years old, and it was no problem for children to visit. A nice park is on the side where you can eat your pic-nic.

Visited March 2014
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calif
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Historically interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Part of the "usual" package of places you visit when in Nairobi. Beautiful grounds and an interesting house/history. A little ways out of town.

Visited February 2014
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Malaga, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“"I had a farm in Africa…"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

What a lovely way to spend an afternoon when in Nairobi, and well worth the battle with the city's traffic! The grounds are immaculate, the house is beautiful and the guide informative and relaxed. Having bought your ticket you are escorted by your guide to seats in the vast gardens where he will tell you the story of Karen Blixen. It is at this point that you really become aware that Karen Blixen is a real person and not just another fantastic Meryl Streep character. Having put the house and grounds into context you are then shown the interiors, which are simply stunning. A real must for enthusiasts of architecture and interiors. Granted, the house has been refurbished and most of the furniture is from the movie set, but that does not lessen the experience. The gift shop is well stocked with quality merchandise at very good prices, and the washrooms are clean. If you have the time, go.

Visited March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Fascinating to see the real thing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

If you have read the book or seen the movie it is time to see the real thing. The well informed and kind guides will take you on a tour of the house and explain the history of this remarkable woman. To understand the setting of this not too imposing house (the grounds are magnificent as is the scenery with the Ngong Hills as a back drop knowledge of the story is important.

Visited March 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“an experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

If you saw the movie "out of Africa" the museum is a must. It is exactly as it appears in the movie. Knowledgeable staff and very enjoyable stop

Visited February 2014
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