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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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  • Came here after reading Denisen's Out of Africa, the house is rich in history and had the most wonderful tour guide, Valene. Also, a good place to sit and meditate w/ a garden  more »
  • Maybe it’s because I have seen beautiful tea and coffee plantations in East Africa prior to visiting, but I am a huge fan of the Out of Africa movie and found the tour a bit overpriced and...  more »
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  • Very nice. Good guide. Most of the house is furnished with props from Out of Africa, but that adds to the experience, not detract. Cannot take any photos though. Don't know why.
  • Its small museum with only one theme, so you got to either love museum or have good company. No photos allowed inside the building but they have lovely grounds outside for photo taking. Its fun on Sundays.

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