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Karen Blixen Museum

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Address: Karen Rd | Langata, Nairobi, Kenya
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+254 20 8002139
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08:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 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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A good place with a great history

This is a good place to visit any day of the week. It holds the history of the first coffee farmers in The area. You get to learn more of the lady behind Out of Africa Book and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a good place to visit any day of the week. It holds the history of the first coffee farmers in The area. You get to learn more of the lady behind Out of Africa Book and movie.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are a fan of the Danish author, Isak Dinesen, visiting the Karen Blixen Museum is a must. We spent about 90 minutes at the museum and had a great tour with our guide, Efraim.

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Diani Beach, Kenya
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are a fan of the movie Out of Africa it is a must to visit the original set. It is a lovely house in a nice garden.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not very big so dont expect to spend hours there but great glimpse of the past. The good thing is the lovely coffee and retaurant gardens are right there, and so you can combine a visit with lunch (or tea).

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is, always worth to visit. Any day, any month, any time. Why? Because it has a special aura. Yes. Aura. You come here again and again to see the house, pictures, people... And meet Karen Blixen herself. She is around. Welcoms us in different ways. Her furniture and dishes say us welcome too. Please read Karen Blixen's novel... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit if a fan of Out of Africa or any of the books from that group of colonists. Probably not very interesting if not a fan

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A tour of Karen Blixen's house, now a museum, is fascinating. The guides do a great job of recreating the history and describing Blixen's life in Africa. The house has been kept exactly as it was when she lived there. It also has beautiful gardens.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the house of Karen Blixen of 'Out Of Africa' fame, the book and the movie. Some of the movie was shot on location here, although not the house interiors we were told. The grounds and garden are pretty dry in January. The interior is quite interesting if you've read the book or seen the movie. Some of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a delightful experience and bit of a history tour to experience the home of author Karen Blixen in Nairobi. We had a personal guide that was previously employed by the museum so the trip was not only beautiful but educational as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All the visits are guided tours which give a lot of information about Karen Blixen and the Kenya of her times. We were unexpectedly impressed by the completeness of the tour and the importance of the information given. Definitely worthwhile... takes about an hour.

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