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Karen Blixen Museum

Closes in 2 min: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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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 yesterday

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 yesterday 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 yesterday

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.

1  Thank Debbie R
Reviewed 3 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 4 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 5 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.

1  Thank robann52
Reviewed 6 days ago

In a beautiful setting it is no surprise that Karen Blixen settled here. Peter our guide was very well informed and portrayed the respect and fondness that the locals had and still have for her. Loved it.

1  Thank Doug W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The guide was excellent and enthusiastic with great knowledge The house itself was a mix d creation of original pieces and those utilized in the movie Out of Africa Without the profile of the movie Out of Africa not sure what makes this colonial home...More

1  Thank Ken M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited museum in August while in Niarobi Beautiful grounds and house. Learned a lot of information We choose a guided tour and I enjoyed seeing the locals share their admiration for Karen Blitzen

1  Thank susanjredmond
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn’t realise we were going to have our own guide who took us around the whole estate and to be honest it was great that we did not least there was a very special ministerial wedding going on which made the visit even more...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