Karen Blixen Museum
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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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.
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.
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.
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.