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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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  • We were part of a tour and the visit here to Karen Blixen Museum was a nice part of that tour. Our guide at the museum was a college student walked us through the house and grounds. Most interesting....  more
    We were part of a tour and the visit here to Karen Blixen Museum was a nice part of that tour. Our guide at the museum was a college student walked us through the house and grounds. Most interesting....  more »
  • This was an unexpected interesting visit. We had an informative guide (Leah) who took us through the museum. Karen Blixen was a fascinating women, and it was interesting to spend an hour hearing and.....  more
    This was an unexpected interesting visit. We had an informative guide (Leah) who took us through the museum. Karen Blixen was a fascinating women, and it was interesting to spend an hour hearing and.....  more »
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  • Very informative staff regarding the life of Karen Blixen and the estate management. Shame there was no reference to their impact on the local people or the environment. Concerning that she didn't employ local staff, finding others 'more loyal'. A more in depth detail of her impact on this country would be more balanced.
  • Fun place, the guides explain the history of the house quite well... No photos allowed inside the house, you can't touch anything inside, it would have made for nice photos being able to pause for pics inside. But the area surrounding the house is beautiful as well.

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