Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages, Nairobi

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Walk in the footsteps of the famous colonial-era Danish writer at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages, built at the site of the original farmhouse and coffee plantation. Originally built from 1906-1908 on 2.2 hectares (5.5 acres) of some of the oldest formal gardens in Kenya, today the establishment includes accommodations for up to 30 guests. Enjoy a cup of coffee or a meal in the garden, where over 200 different types of flowering plants blossom year-round. The historic manor house was moved here in 2008, and stands amidst huge jacaranda, cacti, and bottlebrush trees. See Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages and all Nairobi has to offer by arranging your trip with our Nairobi trip website.
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  • Only stopped for lunch. My chicken was local chicken she said. Usually thats good! This chicken was so tuff it was impossible to eat let alone imagine how it could even be that way?? I said find...  more »
  • We loved having lunch here and we even bought a painting from a local artist. The food was good and the service exceptional. We will definitely be coming back. My wife loved the prawns.  more »
  • This place is worth a visit. Karen Blixen has marked her territory in Kenya and to find out more about her life you have to see her place. What an inspiring woman  more »
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  • Went to the spa here.. Loved it. Sarah is very friendly and professional.. She knows her thing. There is a pool when you feel like a dip. Place is very serene for some quiet time.
  • You can tell from it's name, it's sitting around the famous "Out of Africa's " lady once expansive plantation. Great meals with an option of sitting outdoors too. A talented painter has his skills on display, to offer that wondering eye some preoccupation until your meals alive. Peaceful and quiet locality.
  • Nice hangout for family n friends on easy sunny afternoons, some limited kids entertainment, live band on Saturday evening, good paintings by local artists on display & sale. The dishes could be better.. too much spice in the chicken curry, sausages not cooked through and chicken wings are on the oily side.
  • The Tamarind, Tamambo Karen Blixen Restaurant is awesome, though THEY SHOULD SUPER/IMPROVE THEIR GAME ESPECIALLY THE WAY THEY ATTEND TO DRIVER GUIDES. MY DRIVER GUIDES AREN'T THAT DEMANDING, BUT TO BE BRIEF I PERSONALLY HAVE GOT A FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE OF THIS. For the clients/guests the service is great, but then remember these guests don't bring themselves here. Thanks
  • The ambience is unmatched. If you want a quiet afternoon to get away, then this is the place for you

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