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Karen Blixen Museum

Open Now: 08:30 - 18:00
Open today: 08:30 - 18:00
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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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Karen Rd | Langata, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 8002139
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Interesting historical and cultural reflection on times in Kenya's past. The homestead is set in wonderful grounds and the museum staff provide a very knowledgeable and personal account of the life of Karen led, with all its turmoils and luxuries. Seeing the film 'Out of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LuciaLegno
Reviewed 2 days ago

We chose to visit without a guide, not having seen the film 'Out of Africa' (yes there are a few of us around ....). A beautiful house that we could appreciate for its own sake set in verdant and extensive grounds. And then, the next...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alsacienne
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

See the film with Karen Blixen "out of africa" and see what she has been dooing for the local Kenyanian and what she was fighting against back in 1920.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 937allank
Reviewed 3 days ago

So, at last I'm here. But let's start from the beginning. It never ever crossed my mind that I wanted to see the movie "Out of Africa". But the thing is that, this film was on sale on Blu-ray, and it was super cheap (around...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are a fan of Out of Africa, this is a must to visit. This beautiful homestead set in park-like grounds in Karen, which was once the plantation of Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen) in the 1020's. It is evocative of early Kenyan colonial style...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank yanyan065
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a short tour of the former home of Karen Blixen and is an glimpse into the colonial period in Kenya’s past. It is of greater interest to those who read the book or saw the movie “out of Africa”.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank albertaannie_9
Reviewed 4 days ago

We really injoyed our visit. The house is very beautiful and the gardens are well kept and nice. Very interesting historical site.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KMAndresdottir
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I should have done some research prior to going here. The grounds are lovely and the house is well maintained to reflect how Karen Bixen lived and wrote. The young lady gave our group a short lecture but it was difficult to here and understand....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank patriciad378
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My only connection to this place was seeing the movie Out of Africa with Redford and Streep. Otherwise there is nothing to see,the house is ordinary and our young female guide was nearly unintelligible as she spoke softly and periodically spoke too fast. I would...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Robert L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This old coffee farm has beautiful grounds and gardens surrounding the main house with Mountain View’s. The house has original layout and furniture and is the location for the famous movie out of Africa which was based on her autobiography. They tell you she was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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1 December 2018|
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Response from Barba B | Reviewed this property |
No one was painting on the porch the day we visited. Have you contacted the museum and asked for the information you want? I’m sure they would know who is painting there.
7 October 2018|
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Response from karenblixenmuseum | Property representative |
Yes you can pay with euro,dollar or pond ...in a addition to the Kenyan shilling
1 May 2018|
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Response from somanyfoods | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you contact the museum for specific hours of operation