We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Karen Blixen Museum

Karen Rd | Langata, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 8002139
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good41%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“meryl streep” (45 reviews)
“ngong hills” (86 reviews)
“finch hatton” (21 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 08:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
Karen Rd | Langata, Nairobi, Kenya
CONTACT
Website
+254 20 8002139
Ways to Experience Karen Blixen Museum
Write a ReviewReviews (1 681)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"meryl streep"
in 45 reviews
"ngong hills"
in 86 reviews
"finch hatton"
in 21 reviews
"original furniture"
in 16 reviews
"lovely house"
in 15 reviews
"coffee plantation"
in 18 reviews
"personal guide"
in 24 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 61 reviews
"guided tour"
in 34 reviews
"interesting visit"
in 18 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 29 reviews
"giraffe centre"
in 21 reviews
"film"
in 130 reviews
"history"
in 386 reviews
"africa"
in 606 reviews
"life"
in 228 reviews
"author"
in 41 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 1 407 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very interesting step back in time, it doesn't take long and they have various curios used in the filming of 'out of Africa'. Restaurants are nearby and i'd also recommend finding something else to do in the area since traffic to and from Karen back...More

Thank Exitroute
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Museum is very well maintained and well-run. It has a nice collection of authentic pieces from Karen's time.

1  Thank RandSand
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Its beautiful place with a little history on Kenya's politics. Well maintained with a great safari walk.

1  Thank DAROKA
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our personal guide gave us a lot of information not only on Karen's life, but also on what Kenya was like when she was there. Our guide was clear to point out which furnishings in the house were original (Karen's or to the time) and...More

1  Thank Atlantis_514
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 days ago

Admission is $12 and I think that is a bit much. You get a personal guide who takes you around and explains everything, and she had QUITE the life story, but the price seemed high coming straight from the Giraffe Center which was $10 and...More

1  Thank Robert H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Loved this place! A perfect reflection of Karen’s life. Done carefully & true to that period of time. Grounds are lovely & the guided tour very worth doing.

1  Thank JudMen
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had an amazing visit to the Karen Blixen museum yesterday. This is such an emotional place to visit and brought such a great film to life. We learned so much about Karen and the good work she did while she lived in Kenya. Samson...More

Thank Julia K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you are a fan of the movie “Out of Africa”, this is a must see! If not, still a good way to spend a few hours!

1  Thank 2MilesforaCookie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Can’t lie I’ve never seen the movie or read any of her books, so when I got there I was lost. But they send a guide with you to tell you the history.

1  Thank adrienne s
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So much to learn about the amazing Danish woman, Karen Blixen, the name behind the leafy suburbs KAREN.

1  Thank Nancy A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 189 hotels in Nairobi
House of Waine
279 reviews
1.10 km away
Hemingways Nairobi
637 reviews
1.31 km away
Acacia Tree Lodge
95 reviews
1.71 km away
Park Place Hotel
18 reviews
5.52 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Tamarind Restaurant
584 reviews
.77 km away
Tamambo Karen Blixen
1 038 reviews
.77 km away
Hemingway's Brasserie Nairobi
136 reviews
1.35 km away
Makutano Grill
36 reviews
.99 km away
Nearby Attractions
Giraffe Centre
3 571 reviews
4.58 km away
Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages
397 reviews
.73 km away
Ngong Hills
239 reviews
4.81 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
suejeffery2018
1 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from somanyfoods | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you contact the museum for specific hours of operation
1
Vote
daisyznite
6 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from smwelu | Property representative |
Yes it is.
0
Votes
Deb W
21 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from smwelu | Property representative |
No you don't need tickets in advance. Enjoy your visit
0
Votes