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Karen Blixen Museum

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Address: Karen Rd | Langata, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 20 8002139
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08:30 - 18:00
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This is the beautiful farmhouse where Karen Blixen, author of Out of...

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.

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History and "Out of Africa"

The Karen Blixen House/Museum is well preserved and of interest to followers of her and the movie, "Out of Africa" with Robert Redford and Meryl Streep. The best part of the visit... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Havant, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a lovely place where you can wander through the house and gardens accompanied by knowledgeable and friendly young guides. It is not normally too busy so you can go at your own pace and ask questions. Perhaps a bit expensive for non-residents, but fascinating all the same.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an amazing place with the most beautiful craft exhibits. The coffee / cafe shop does the most beautiful meals & drink in amazing well kept gardens. Well worth a visit & highly recommended.

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Belmont, WV
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful property. Guides are very knowledgeable. Walk through at your own pace. Step back in time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Karen Blixen House/Museum is well preserved and of interest to followers of her and the movie, "Out of Africa" with Robert Redford and Meryl Streep. The best part of the visit was the guide who with full energy and love brought her history to life. His explanations and lively commentary made the visit exceptional. Worth a visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful gardens & area, somewhat interesting house and the memorabilia. A guided tour is provided, with the highlights of Blixen´s life. I am interested in the subject, read the book, saw the film, visited the house in Denmark, read the Beryl Markhan, the life of Denys Finch Hatton, lots of africana. Even so, was not moved by the place. I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Never heard about Karen Blixen but her house was recommended as place to see in Nairobi. My guide narrative of her life story was a bit different from what I read on Wikipedia, but it doens't matter. A must see if interested in Africa colonization and its exploitation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The guides here make the visit come alive. This was so much better than we anticipated. The history of Karen Blixen in this region goes far beyond the movie Out of Africa, and her life and work are honored at this cool museum. Great care has been taken to restore the house and its contents to reflect her life. We... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So, I admit that I haven't read Out of Africa or seen the movie. Nevertheless, I was impressed by this well-preserved colonial estate house and historical site. I note that there were local guides on site that provide a personal tour and tell the story of Karen Blixen.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A small museum about the life of Karen Blixen. A very personnel tour through the museum made it a great experience. You shouldn't miss awalk through th epark

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The house itself is filled with enough history for a solid 45 minute tour, and the grounds surrounding it are also quite interesting. At the time of our tour, the grounds were holding a wedding, which the noise from that did drown the tour guide's voice, however, added to the atmosphere and offered quite a good time!

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