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Karen Blixen Museum

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Address: Karen Rd | Langata, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number:
+254 20 8002139
08:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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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Karen Blixen's House, Karen Nairobi

To actually see Karen Blixen's house after seeing the movie was just wonderful. I could see her there...hope they make required repairs soon as water is getting in through the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sue S
Melbourne, Australia
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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wonderful visit steeped in history and of course the story and film 'Out Of Africa'. The tour guides are very knowledgable and helpful. The house is a museum and has a small, reasonably priced gift shop. Lovely, restful place.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

To actually see Karen Blixen's house after seeing the movie was just wonderful. I could see her there...hope they make required repairs soon as water is getting in through the roof in paces. Well worth seeing.. Money well spent to keep it as a national treasure.

Thank Sue S
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a great house with a great story. The volunteers were amazing and we loved the nature trail plus of course the field and a bit of bird watching. However , they need to maintain the old tractors. It's possible to keep them in a better condition than they are now.

Thank Gibson M
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The viewing is just fine, not much to see. Was done in five minutes, a bit disappointing given the entry fee for tourists. We were asked for some money by a volunteer because they do not get paid. This was in poor form, unsuspecting visitors may feel obliged to leave some money. The gardens are very nice but overall not... More 

Thank No R
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was intrigued by a cabbie, who said this is a good pllace to visit, i decided i have to come, We paid 1200 Shillings per person, we got a tour guide, The whole connection to this house is a book and hollywood movie "Out of Africa". Because i havent read the book, It Would have been more interesting if... More 

Thank hmansoor
Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Karen's best kept secret. This is a serene and enchanting experience with a touch of bitter romance. If you are in Nairobi, this is where you start. The staff are very knowledgeable and interactive during the whole tour of the museum.

Thank Jackson M
Millsboro, Delaware
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The estate is beautiful and the house has been preserved and made into a museum with a lot of memorabilia from her time there. Our group of 12 had a personal tour with a guide that provided us with a lot of information about the house, the grounds, the coffee plantation and all the people that lived and worked there.... More 

St. Marys, Georgia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

i loved the house and will watch the movie again and read the book. i love that it is a true love story yet tragic and sad!

Thank sissypooh36
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you have time this is a fantastic place to visit. Very interesting glimpse of an interesting period of time.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Let's face it, this is just another house in Nairobi that's about 100 years old and has been restored to look like it did when this was a coffee plantation. I saw the movie years before, so had some vague recollection of how this house fit into Karen's life. After visiting the house I watched the movie again to refresh... More 

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