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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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  • You can just turn up and it isnt that busy compared to the other attractions. The entrance fee (less than £10 each) includes a guide which we had dedicated to just the 2 of us. Its well paced and... 
    You can just turn up and it isnt that busy compared to the other attractions. The entrance fee (less than £10 each) includes a guide which we had dedicated to just the 2 of us. Its well paced and...  more »
  • We were unsure if we needed a pre-booked tour, but we Uber’d there and just showed up. The staff was very welcoming and offered a guided tour right away. We usually don’t enjoy guided tours, but it... 
    We were unsure if we needed a pre-booked tour, but we Uber’d there and just showed up. The staff was very welcoming and offered a guided tour right away. We usually don’t enjoy guided tours, but it...  more »
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  • One if the best museums to visit in Nairobi. The entry price is inexpensive for tourists and locals. This is also made better by the personal tour guide every group/person receives. My tour guide, Faith did exceptionally well in providing all the information as well as answering my questions. The nature trail is also a must after your tour ends. Would recommend to everyone, whether you do or don’t know anything about Karen Blixen before coming
  • Karen Blixen is a legend. A surprisingly beautiful visit to a museum. Karen's spirit is very much alive in her legacies. Her house is oriental and enticing, well preserved. The staff are efficient and nice. Don't fail to take the Nature trail!

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