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Karen Blixen Museum

Closed Now: 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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Really beautiful and pleasant grounds and house...would be enjoyable to anyone...not just Karen Blixen fans...see my review of the Cafe...I saw these together and enjoyed a nice lunch

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kevleeann
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I only find the old furniture interesting to look at. I never watched the film and do not understand the appeal. The guide was good and informative but Entry fee is expensive for tourists!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nonochin81
Reviewed 5 days ago

Is a good place to visit, but the problem is because is too much expensive. It is not a big place and the visit is short.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank SilviaDelatorre
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have read the book or seen the movie the Karen Blixen House is a must see. It’s a lovely spot and makes for an enjoyable few hours visit. Check out the restaurant down the road for an even more compete experience.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Dan0001
Reviewed 1 week ago

The entrance fee (about 10-12$ pp) includes a guided individual tour. It was interesting to learn about Karen Blixen's life.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cathy K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think unless you're a huge fan of Out of Africa this is a bit lack-luster. The home is beautiful, and the guides are very knowledgeable.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cspence9586
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful house, gorgeous garden and amazing historical insight. It's surely a must for anyone who has seen/read Out of Africa (I don't think it will be so nice for those who don't know the story). The guide is included in the ticket price, which was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank RebecaHeringer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I suppose this would not be a story if it did not start with a hint of drama.. Exterior. Day. Enter four souls searching for a fantastic weekend away from work and city hustles. Thematic drums in the background. Come into view the haven in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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karenblixenmuseum, Public Relations Manager at Karen Blixen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting the Karen Blixen Museum. We are glad you enjoyed the tour and our premises. Thank you so much once again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my wife, and found the museum interesting, mainly due to the knowledgeable guide (Charles). The garden is very nice and well stocked. Precede or follow with a visit to the Karen Blixen coffee house (Tamarinds) for lunch.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank andyallan67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped with a big group to view the house from afar. We did not enter the building and then discussion started on how much money we need to pay for entering the garden. Security closed the gates so we could not leave. After arguing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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2 December 2018|
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Response from Barba B | Reviewed this property |
No one was painting on the porch the day we visited. Have you contacted the museum and asked for the information you want? I’m sure they would know who is painting there.
8 October 2018|
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Response from karenblixenmuseum | Property representative |
Yes you can pay with euro,dollar or pond ...in a addition to the Kenyan shilling
1 May 2018|
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Response from somanyfoods | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you contact the museum for specific hours of operation