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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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Good history lesson.

The entrance fee was a little steep. But it comes with a guide, so I guess it compensates a bit. The ground and place was well kept. Interesting little history lesson of KB and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A wonderful, illuminating and moving experience - this is a really beautiful house and garden. The museum told us so much more about Karen Blixen's life and writing.The organisation was excellent and we had a very informative, helpful guide

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nairobi has not much to see for a tourist, but a visit to the Karen Blixen Museum is a must. Including in the ticket price is a personal guide that shows you around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the museum, as there were a lot of moments about Karen's life and all the people that she loved. Beautiful grounds and nice private guide.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The entrance fee was a little steep. But it comes with a guide, so I guess it compensates a bit. The ground and place was well kept. Interesting little history lesson of KB and Kenya for that period. If you give it a miss, would not hurt.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The story of karen isn't that spread but at least I got to know ...but the service was 100%pathetic....some of the tour guide were lazy and bored to work. Esp the receptionists who was rude to my non residential partner. ..but the place is beautiful and breathe taking

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the museum as I was reading the Out of Africa book. Its great to see the events narrated in the book unfold in your own eyes. Many things mentioned in the book are still in the house. I was appointed a guide, as a solo traveler, which made the visit extremely pleasant.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Blixen museum would probably appeal most to fans of her books, or of the movie. It was okay, but not being a real fan I wasn't all that excited about visiting. Grounds were lovely and the photographs were nice

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So pleased we visited - even for those unfamiliar with the film or the book - and we are near word perfect in both - a pleasant way to pass an hour on the way back from adopting elephants!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Karen Blixen sold off all her possessions when she left Kenya (see Out Of Africa film), so the contents of the house are not original and does not present a very interesting picture of what life was like for Karen. Only worth a visit if you have the time and the money to spare.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where to start - what a place - just takes you back in time. I defy anyone to not take a breath when you walk into the dining room You can just feel Redford and Streep still there. Not gone over the top with mentions of the film - just about right. A definite must see if in Nairobi.

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