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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
+254 20 8002139
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We came here as we had some spare time in our day, you have the option to either have a guide show you around, or go it alone. We went for the guide, they were very informative about the house and the life of Karen...More

Thank Hannah W
Karen B, marketing officer at Karen Blixen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much ...we welcome you again

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our tour group drove onto the grounds to just look and never entered the museum. Then they wouldn’t let us leave until we all purchased a $12 ticket. Absolutely absurd!!

Thank Cindy P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you have read Karen Blixen’s book entitled: “Out of Africa,” and/ or have seen the Robert Redford/Meryl Streep movie with the same name, and like a bit of history, this would be a good stop for you. Experienced guides take you around the museum...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I live in Karen (the suburb), so this museum is on my door step. It's a lovely location, wide open spaces, clean fresh air, warm and welcoming. The house is, well, the house. Nothing mind-blowing, but authentic in its simplicity and nicely presented. The staff...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Even the Karen Blixen Museum is on the list of all travel guides for Nairobi - there is simply not much to see. No great exhibition but therefore high entrance fees. I would recommend to save the time and the money for it....

Thank Matthias d
Reviewed 1 week ago

Since we had just come off a safari, we were not too keen to see more giraffes and elephants so we chose three attractions in Nairobi to fill up our waiting time for our late night flight home. We chose the National Museum, Kazuri Bead...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Out of Africa comes to life here. They recovered some of Karen's furniture and they have several props from the movie. The back porch where she treated the kids. The typewriter she used to write letters, what a special visit

Thank HI_Nokaoi
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose to skip the museum but had a most wonderful lunch under the trees at the museum area -- great food and attentive management!

Thank veropepper
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful Museum to visit. Our guide john took us through this historic museum ( The House where Karen) used to live and gave us the story. Its amazing to see how much of the items she used are still preserved many years later. This is...More

Thank jowierajesh
Reviewed 1 week ago

This by far is one of my favorite locations to visit in Nairobi. This is Karen Blixen's (Isak Dinesen) actual home & coffee plantation while she was in Kenya for 13 years in early 20th century. "I had a farm in Africa, at the foot...More

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7 October 2018|
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Response from Karen B | 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
6 April 2017|
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Response from smwelu | Property representative |
Yes it is.