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Karen Blixen Museum
Karen Blixen Museum

Karen Blixen Museum

Karen Road, Nairobi , Kenya

The Basics

Tickets to the Karen Blixen Museum include a docent-led tour that lasts roughly 30 minutes, but it’s worth lingering for a walk around the scenic grounds. Since the Karen Blixen Museum is located near several top Nairobi attractions—including the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the Giraffe Centre, the Kazuri Beads Factory, and Bomas of Kenya—many tours combine two or more of the destinations to save time in transit.

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Nairobi National Park, Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Center & Karen Blixen Museum
Nairobi National Park, Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Center & Karen Blixen Museum
star-4.5
$52.54 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Plesant trip
Alex took a good drive and showed us many hidden places and interesting animals. A great adveture! Good informations.
Wanderer55622446562, Apr 2019

Recent reviews from experiences in Nairobi

star-5
Nice Day Trip
Irmgard_M, Sep 2021
Day Tour at Nairobi National Park elephant orphanage, giraffe cent karen museum
Nice day trip to the Nairobi National Park, the Giraffe Center and the Karen Blixen Museum. Saw quiet a view Animals, including, a Lioness, Rhinos, Serval and others. The Driver was great as well and very punctually
star-5
Not to me missed
Tessa, Nov 2020
Day Tour at Nairobi National Park elephant orphanage, giraffe cent karen museum
Wonderful, wonderful experience ! How fortunate was I to book this! In the centre of Nairobi , 100 km of land devoted to the preservation of wildlife ( I’m talking giraffes, zebras, lions etc) and I witnessed it all. I must say our guide went far beyond his services by assuring we were in close proximity to all these beautiful animals........ they were great guides too !
star-4
Great two hours
alisonhawkins, Feb 2020
Karen Blixen Nairobi Museum Tour
We were picked up promptly by a lovely guide called Rodgers who was helpful and informative. The guide at Karen Blixen's house was also delightful. We enjoyed our morning there.
star-5
very good
Sightseer40431148827, Jun 2019
Day Tour at Nairobi National Park elephant orphanage, giraffe cent karen museum
Alex was an excellent driver! we saw lots of animals, and he really knows where to find them! highly recommen, highly recommended!
star-5
Was very good, saw 8 lions, many giraffes and many other animals
Eka_C, Jan 2019
Day Tour at Nairobi National Park elephant orphanage, giraffe cent karen museum
Was very good, saw 8 lions, many giraffes and many other animals, In elephant orphanage little elephants was so fanny

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Karen Blixen Museum is great for history buffs and book lovers.

  • Portions of the movieOut of Africa were filmed in the historic house.

  • To see more of Blixen’s former property, visit the nearby Karen Blixen Coffee Garden.

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How to Get There

Located on Karen Road southwest of downtown Nairobi, the Karen Blixen Museum can be reached from the center by bus or taxi. To come by bus, take Matatu Route 24, which stops just outside the museum. If you’re hoping to visit more than one attraction in the area, guided tours can be a hassle-free alternative, and many provide round-trip transport from your accommodations.

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When to Get There

The Karen Blixen Museum is open daily from 9:30am to 6pm, with the last admission at 5:30pm. Since the grounds are a highlight for many visitors, it’s worth visiting on a clear day to make the most of the trip. Mornings at the museum tend to be quiet, so come early if you’d like to enjoy the grounds crowd-free.

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Where Else Can You See*Out of Africa* Locations?

The Karen Blixen Museum wasn’t the onlyOut of Africa filming site; the movie featured some of Kenya’s most beautiful places. To check out more locations, head to Muthaiga Country Club in Nairobi, Mombasa’s beautiful beaches, Karen Blixen Camp in Masai Mara National Reserve, and Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

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