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Karen Blixen Museum, Nairobi

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Famed as the real-life setting of the classic memoir "Out of Africa," Karen Blixen Museum stands frozen in time, a monument to the life and times of the late author. Danish author Karen Blixen lived here from 1913 to 1931, running the property as a vast coffee plantation, from which she took inspiration for her writing upon returning to Denmark. Delve into Blixen's life and times with a guided tour of the house, where many of the rooms feature original decor and props from the book's 1985 movie adaptation. Plan your Karen Blixen Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Nairobi using our Nairobi attractions planner.
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  • If your vision of Karen Blixen was formed by the movie, you are in for a shock! Still, the house is beautifully maintained, the guides interesting and it's easy to feel Karen's ghost here, especially ...  more »
  • In a lovely setting and with a wonderful, but ultimately sad, story to relive from your experience here. Guides do an excellent job conveying background and history of life at the time it was a reside...  more »
  • Very interesting visit. Guide was Interesting and knowledgeable. Karen Blixen was an interesting and talented lady and the setting of the house is breath taking. The linkage to the movie Out of Africa...  more »
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  • Neat history of Kenya, it's people. .and a great chronology of the arrival of different visitors over a tremendous amount of time! Wonderful representation of the flora and fauna of this great East African country. .. . .and did I add the Art, Culture and.. And the dinosaur skeletons! You just have to visit!
  • Everything here is so well kept and maintained! The guides are so well-informed here. We learned so much and had every one of our random questions answered. It was very cool to see all the artifacts and items left over from her life. Also the grounds are stunningly beautiful.
  • An enjoyable excursion not so far outside of Nairobi. And a wonderful afternoon sitting in the garden having lunch and sipping Tusker Beer.
  • A must see if you have the time. Very interesting and I suggest watching "Out of Africa" with Streep & Redford before you get here....it will put it in better context for you. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฆ’๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ“
  • The museum is nice. The guides are well informed. However there isnt much else to do. There is the coffee gardens next door
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