Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages, Nairobi

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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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  • I've been to Nairobi twice, and both times have visited with our group of 14 for our farewell dinner at the restaurant at the end of the trip. The staff was extra attentive and made both visits the pe...  more »
  • We have lunch here several times during our stay. We sat outside under a tree surrounded by beautiful garden. The food and the service were excellent. My favorite restaurant in the Nairobi.  more »
  • This is where she wrote "Out of Africa" Shadows in The Grass" and got inspiration to so many successful books like Seven Gothic Tales" etc. Its a must to see the House where she met the love of her li...  more »
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  • Beautiful place, great service and amazing shisha corner! Good food at reasonable prices
  • Order took over an hour. Both our orders were not what we ordered. Water came quickly though.
  • Was here for a wedding. Lovely grounds
  • This is an amazing place. It has a lot of really well crafted sculptures to browse (and purchase if you desire) and it serves one of the best lunches I've had in Nairobi. I had a chicken crepe and it was amazing. It came with a cabbage salad and some sort of grain salad. Worth returning to.
  • The gardens are just perfect. The food! Fantastic... And the staff were very friendly and helpful. Definitely a recommendation. But line your pockets first before you decide to pay a visit here

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