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Karen Blixen Museum

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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are a fan of the author and have $12 to spare you can have a guided tour of the house and a portion of the grounds. The house is modest but charming and some of the original furniture and paintings are on display...More

Thank jsthouston
Reviewed yesterday

I read the book before my visit. When you arrive you are given a guide to take you through the house. It is enjoyable to learn about her life and her time in Nairobi. Photos allowed outside only.

1  Thank EHStravels
Reviewed yesterday

I watched the movie out of Africa and I loved it but the Karen Blixen museum was just there I enjoyed the coffee shop

Thank janetwelsh222
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a great piece of history and story! If you've seen out if Africa you'll love this even more! Great tour guides give you he entire story and then show you the home

Thank Arthur C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Small house in suburb of Nairobi. Information about Karen Blixen life, life style, relationships, etc. Not much to do. Nice garden.

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

While I was not a big fan of the movie, and I have never read the book, I was traveling East Africa with a HUGE fan of Karen Blixen. We saved seeing her house/museum until our last day, and it was a dream come true...More

1  Thank Howardrpets
Reviewed 2 days ago

A worthwhile visit if you are in Nairobi, a personal tour guide takes you round and tells you the history of the house and Karen. Our guide was charming, friendly and very knowledgable.

Thank Debbie R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Really nice grounds and home. They have tried to make it a museum and place of historical significance. While it is a significant place for local history, the museum style falls a bit short. That being said, you get an appreciation for her role in...More

1  Thank Miles F
Reviewed 5 days ago

Anyone who is a fan of the "Out of Africa" story must visit this museum. The grounds are stunning and the house is so well kept. My guide, Nelly, was awesome and very knowledgeable about Karen Blixen and the museum. Thanks for the great tour...More

1  Thank Lauren Z
Reviewed 6 days ago

Read the book and see the movie before your visit and it will enhance the tour. Docent took us thru the house and did a great job answering all questions. Small gift shop on the premises.

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suejeffery2018
1 May 2018|
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Response from somanyfoods | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you contact the museum for specific hours of operation
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daisyznite
6 April 2017|
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Response from smwelu | Property representative |
Yes it is.
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Deb W
21 July 2016|
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Response from smwelu | Property representative |
No you don't need tickets in advance. Enjoy your visit
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