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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'll learn a lot when you go to the Blixen museum. If you have read "Out Of Africa" or even seen the movie this is where it took place - the center of the story. Excellent expenditure of time. 
    You'll learn a lot when you go to the Blixen museum. If you have read "Out Of Africa" or even seen the movie this is where it took place - the center of the story. Excellent expenditure of time.  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
    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 »
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  • The guide Alan did a fantastic job in telling the history and story of Karen. The home has been kept in very good condition. Great place to come with young children ad the grounds has enough space to run around. Coffee shop is being opened soon, although we didn't know if it's by private company or the museum it self.
  • Our tour guide was excellent. Karen's history is inspiring. The grounds were beautiful and the local vendors had incredible sculptures.

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