It was amazing to see this place, because I loved the film. It might not be of interest to you if you haven't seen "Out of Africa".
Very interesting- well presented by the guide. We also visited the bead factory- that was also brilliant. Only problem with the museum is that it would not accept our dollars( they were too new)- luckily our taxi driver lent us the money and we repaid at the airport
Not easy to get to. Far from the centre. But especially for those who enjoyed Out of Africa, and who are interested in the colonial period, it's well presented and genuinely interesting. You need time, maybe an hour, to get through the traffic to the Museum, and don't expect too much on show, although there are recordings which are fun..... More
It was nice to visit the house of Karen Bixen (it is the original house) with some of furniture from the time (but not all). We had a guided visit which was very informative. It is however probably too expensive compared to other attractions in Nairobi, like the Giraffe centre or the elephant orphanage, which are much more worthwile.
If you are a fan of the movie, as I am, you will enjoy seeing this beautiful home and the surrounding property, the price won't matter. The guide was very knowledgable and very friendly. I was sad that I could not take photos of the interior - it forces you to buy postcards or the book at the gift shop.... More
While I consider Karen Blixen an over rated writer, the way the museum is preserved and maintained is to be appreciated. The guides are of very high quality and are willing to explain the minutest of the details without any difficulty. The paintings by Karen Blixen are very well maintained. So are the farm equipment used decades back. The kitchen... More
We were filling time in Nairobi so decided to visit having seen and loved the film Out of Africa. The house and gardens are beautifully kept and our guide was very knowledgable but there was not much to see inside the house and to be honest we were a bit bored as we knew as much about Karen Blixen as... More
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