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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

The house’s architecture is typical of late 19th century bungalow architecture,including the spacious rooms, horizontal layout verandas, tile roof and stone construction typical of scores of residences built throughout European suburbs of Nairobi in early decades. The Museum house still remains in a serene environment...More

Thank Dhanya_Dreaming
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is very weel preserved and worth a visit, so you can picture Karen in the natural setting of her book.

Thank Bibi1976_13
Reviewed 4 days ago

One should take a moment to reflect how life has been influenced by westerners. In the knowledge era it is a must visit to understand the perspective.

Thank Basudev17
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food was deli sh, the customer service was brilliant. the ambiance is very inviting, would definitely recommend

Thank Sharz P
Reviewed 6 days ago

We wondered the grounds after tour.. It was a great place to to relax and discuss what you had seen and learned. Beautiful gift shop with great books.

Thank Delores T
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a great visit to the Museum and a dream come true for this Out of Africa fan! Our tour started by sitting out on the lawn and hearing all about Karen Blixen's life and references to the film. We were then escorted through...More

Thank dunblane_andersons
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were very pleased of our visit. We had a lovely guide who knew very well the story of Karen Blixen and who was able to carry us back into the past. The house is well maintain and you can easily project yourself back in...More

Thank julieajdeco
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is in a lovely setting in Karen. It's a well-preserved piece of history , but definitely overpriced, despite including a guide in the cost. It's nice, but not that interesting unless you are a Kenyan history buff or into the books or movie....More

Thank AbbeyChic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you loved the movie, it is definitely a place to go. The house and the surroundings are nice. However, there is nothing very special or absolutely a must-see. So I wouldn’t recommend sacrificing safari time for this.

Thank ToniTijay
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish all museums were like this. The guide we had challenged us to come up with a question to stump him and we couldn't--and this is from a crowd who's read her books and seen the movies. The place is so very charming and...More

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1 May 2018|
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Response from somanyfoods | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you contact the museum for specific hours of operation
6 April 2017|
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Response from smwelu | Property representative |
Yes it is.
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21 July 2016|
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Response from smwelu | Property representative |
No you don't need tickets in advance. Enjoy your visit