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Karen Blixen Museum: Tours & Tickets

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This is the beautiful farmhouse where Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa, lived between 1914 and 1931, until she left Kenya after a series of personal tragedies.
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Karen Rd | Langata, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 8002139
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To actually be in this legends house was truly a amazing feeling .. the house it self is exactly how she left it the day she was murdered as they say .. you were not allowed to take pics inside the house I did so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ladysatti
Reviewed 2 days ago

Karen Blixen's former farm house and is a nice way to round out the tourist trifecta that also includes the Giraffe Sanctuary and Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. She led a very interesting life and part of Nairobi history, with great examples of her art in a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jean M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an extra day after completing our Kenya Safari and Africa Vacation Safaris planned a day trip in Nairobi. This is among the placed we had wanted to visit as my husband is a great admirer of Karen Blixen work. I was amazed to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Lisaeddins09
Reviewed 1 week ago

Of course there is the movie....but the house/museum is a must see if you like the colonial era. The inside is worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Henri L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good museum and lovely grounds. Had no idea she was a talented artist. Could be much improved . The information elicited from our guide through cross-examination should really be standard fare. Information about the times, why Blixen came to Kenya, clarity around her family circumstances...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank WideWhirl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was fun to see, although there is not that much. I believe you need to have seen the movie or read the book about the farm in Africa, in order to understand much of the meaning.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank silleschnoor
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was an interesting museum and pleasant grounds. A local guide brought the museum to life (I had not seen the film). A leisurely place to visit

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide took us around the grounds and the museum and answered all of our questions. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour even though we were not all that familiar with Karen or Out of Africa.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank PandaElli
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a beautiful building and great tour given by Helen. A special woman to undertake such a brave journey in life and to dedicate it to the local people

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kim T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were introduced to our guide David who took us round the grounds and house which is the museum, he told us the story of her life and how she has been remembered there and in her home country since her death. We thoroughly enjoyed...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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8 July 2019|
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Response from lawmany | Reviewed this property |
I think it is relative to the guide you got. when you say "their", you refer to all but I guess it was only one guide who took you round. It could depend on number of months or experiences the intern may have had with them... More
10 March 2019|
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Response from smwelu | Property representative |
No you don't need to buy ticket
2 December 2018|
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Response from Barba B | Reviewed this property |
No one was painting on the porch the day we visited. Have you contacted the museum and asked for the information you want? I’m sure they would know who is painting there.