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Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages

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336 Karen Road, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 728 787607
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is not only for the fans of the movie Out of Africa or The Babette's Feast. Everybody can learn a little of the history of this great woman and her life, as well as the history of the place. Be sure to have...More

Thank Joanna P
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you've seen the movie, it's nice to see the house. However, Karen Blixen failed because she tried to grow coffee at an altitude that did not support it. A nice side trip.

Thank Questdoc
Reviewed 4 days ago

Watch the movie and read the book before visiting this museum and you will enjoy the experience even more. You tour the actual house with the original furnishings. Small gift shop on premises

Thank robann52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was invited here to dinner by a friend who lived in the neighborhood and everyone knew her. I had the duck, which was excellent.

Thank John C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An unexpected experience and the best steak I have ever had. A lovely setting with indoor or outdoor dining. The food was superb and the staff were lovely, attentive and caring. The grounds are well kept and peaceful where local artists show their paintings which...More

Thank cougies
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful main and dessert dishes. We have loved to visit this restaurant over the past 6 years, as a family of 7, it has a wonderful fishpond and grounds for children and adults to enjoy.

Thank Archer_rafiki
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we spent one full day in Nairobi and this was one of our few stops. The property and the house are beautifully maintained and garden area around the cottage is done well both in design and execution - the tour is informative and competent

Thank Walter f
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You also get to learn some history. Nice cosy rooms. A nice place to relax and unwind with friends and also kids will enjoy the garden

Thank Esther n
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the worst property I have ever stayed in. Our journey began by booking a 2 bedroom cottage for three people. Upon checking in we realized one room didn’t have hot water and for four nights were forced to use one bathroom to shower...More

Thank simrinj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Early 20th century house with an interesting past. The story of Karen's work is interesting along with the house and furniture. The tour guide was a bit mechanical and the time for questions was limited.

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Response from rtrjane | Reviewed this property |
SWEDO house, built in 1912, was the original farm office and is the current site of the Karen Blixen Coffee gardens. Bogani house, occupied by Karen Blixen from 1917 to 1931 is about half a mile down the road, towards the... More