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.
Tours to Karen Blixen Museum
$60 BOOK WITH VIATOR Day Tour at Nairobi National Park elephant orphanage, giraffe cent karen museum
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
$25 BOOK WITH VIATOR Nairobi Half-Day Tour in a Museum, Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center
Duration: 6 hours
Karen Blixen Museum reviews
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and fun. We have a dry humor and he was able to understand all of our jokes. He was able to tell us all about Karen‘s life and explain all the pieces of... more »
What a beautiful, peaceful place. The museum is a testament to all the wonderful good Karen Blixen did in Kenya. The entire area of Nairobi is actually called the Karen neighborhood - with schools..... more »
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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