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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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  • I had read the book and watched the movie "Out of Africa". All that remained was a visit to the Karen Blixen Museum. We completed the visit with a walk through the bush ending at the coffee...  more »
  • A lovely house in a beautiful location but the story needs to be re told in a post colonial framework. We were very conscious that our guide was a local Kenyan telling us (2 white people)a story of...  more »
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  • Beautiful estate, great place to begin or end a safari. The cottages are quaint and there is a lovely pool with beautiful gardens surrounding. There is a restaurant on site and you can eat by the pool. I had a lovely pesto pasta dish, the best I have ever had. I would have liked to spend more time here. I highly recommend this accommodations.
  • Fantastic afternoon out exploring the museum and the grounds. Our guide, Charles(?) was extremely knowledgable and very passionate about the place. Very well read and took his time to share his knowledge with us. It was amazing to learn about the life of Karen Blixen. What a woman! Highly recommend it!
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