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“A Nice Diversion”

Karen Blixen Museum
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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.
Reviewed 12 June 2014

If you are in the area you should stop by here for about an hour. Nice tour guides will walk you through Karen Blixen's house and gardens. The experience offers an interesting glimpse in to Kenya's colonial lifestyle. Wonderful views of the Ngong Hills. A great escape from the hustle and bustle of the streets. You can easily combine with with a trip to the Giraffe Sanctuary. Also a few minutes from a pottery and bead factory and shop run by single mothers.

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Reviewed 11 June 2014

With only 15 mins to spare this had to be a quick whizz around...we had a fabulous young lady guide us around Karen Blixen's home and she was informative and engaging and genuinely interested in her subject. It was a wonderful experience to be transported back to that era and could literally see her writing at her desk and enjoying her last drink of the evening outside on her 'stoep'

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Reviewed 6 June 2014

If you a friend of that movie about Karen you must stop here.The house ,Garden and the terrasse are looking like inside the movie. There is a big Garden you can walk and look to the flowers.

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Reviewed 6 June 2014

Nice, there are some Giraffe inside und you are able to feed them. You came very close to them.
It will take you not so much time inside, because its smal

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

I enjoyed the movie, "Out of Africa," but the book bored me to tears. I'm not particularly literary, but my wife is. I thought this part of our tour would be one to endure. I ended up enjoying it much more than anticipated.

The home and gardens are very nice and I learned quite a bit about Karen Blixen I did not know about. I was particularly impressed with all the good she has done for the locals in terms of education.

Worth spending the time to visit.

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