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Karen Blixen Museum

Karen Rd | Langata, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 8002139
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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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Hours Today: 08:30 - 18:00
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Karen Rd | Langata, Nairobi, Kenya
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+254 20 8002139
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We saw "Out of Africa" many years ago, and this was an interesting look into Africa's colonial past. The guide was informative, and the grounds were beautiful.

Thank Lucy E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Outstanding. Not to be missed.This a second visit after a 20 year gap and its come a long way. More exhibits and better guides.

1  Thank GraemeAnna
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It a beautiful place rich in history, the guides are friendly and they are ready to explain all. After you are done touring the museum you can take a rest at the vast open grounds.

1  Thank Kagacha
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you've watched the movie, read the book or interested in the Colonial past of Kenya...then you must visit the museum. You have your own tour guide once you enter the museum, nice and she is very well read. She explained everything, from the house...More

1  Thank irahgm
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum highlights the life of Karen Blixen who wrote as Isak Dinesen, and was portrayed by Meryl Streep in "Out of Africa". Managed by National Museums of Kenya, the museum includes the house and grounds, as well as Karen's coffee factory. I enjoyed this...More

1  Thank F V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Local college aged docents gave us a brief tour of this home. Lots of tourists and perhaps a little too crowded to enjoy fully. But, it was enlightening to see the contrast between the natives and the colonials. (in hindsight, somethings haven't changed.) I will...More

1  Thank KathleenKeller
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you read the book or watched the movie and are familiar with life of Karen Blixen, this is the place to come. Museum does not have many original pieces (they are mostly in Denmark) but the grounds and the house are original. The museum...More

1  Thank JaWestPalmBeach
Reviewed 1 week ago

Forget the animals for an hour, and spend time here. You get a personal guide and the building is enchanting and engaging.

1  Thank Daran71
Reviewed 1 week ago

Named after famous Danish author Karen Blixen this museum is a precedent of 1900's Africa. This museum is historically significant for its architecture also. An interesting place for those who are fond of history.

1  Thank deshpandes222
Reviewed 1 week ago

As you walk the property and the house, you begin to understand the life of Karen Blixen and the impact she has had in Kenya. Relive the movie and see clothes worn by Robert Redford and Meryl Streep. This should not be missed- it provides...More

1  Thank Becky B
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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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No you don't need tickets in advance. Enjoy your visit
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lord_phil5
29 June 2016|
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Response from Totte B | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you to via your hotel contact a driver that during the same day takes you to Karen Blixen, Kazuri, Giraffe Centre and Elephant Orphanage. All in the same area and it will be a nice full day experience. If you add... More
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