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Karen Blixen Museum, Nairobi

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#1 of 38 in Museums in Kenya
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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  • It really helps to see Out of Africa before going here. It is so easy to imagine what it was like during the time Karen lived here. Some of the trees were planted by Karen almost 100 years ago!  more »
  • Plenty to see here. The guides are excellent and it’s good to see the rooms exactly as they were used. You’re round the whole experience in an hour. Perfect.  more »
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  • What an amazing piece of history Nairobi has. Trully amazing to be able to visit this famous house and see & learn so much of one of the greatest stories. The guides & staff are great & well rounded. Definitely recommend it & a must while in Nairobi. Out of Africa. Now I have to visit her house in Copenhagen.
  • Best thing is you get your own knowledgeable guide. I'd just finished the audio version of the book and our guide covered everything and more. Items sold before she left were donated back as I was curious about the furnishings. Worth the visit
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