Karen Blixen's House & Museum

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Karen Blixen's House & Museum information

Location
Nairobi , Kenya
Address
Karen Rd
More information
www.museums.or.ke
Prices
adult/child KSh1200/600
Opening hours
9.30am-6pm
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If you loved Out of Africa , you'll love this place. This museum is the farmhouse where author Karen Blixen lived between 1914 and 1931. She left after a series of personal tragedies, but the lovely colonial house has been preserved as a museum. The museum is set in expansive gardens, and is an interesting place to wander around. That said, the movie was actually shot at a nearby location, so don’t be surprised if things don’t look entirely right!

Guides (non-mandatory, but useful) are included in the admission fee, but they do expect a tip.

The museum is about 2km from Langata Rd. The easiest way to get here by public transport is by matatu 24 via Kenyatta Ave, which passes right by the entrance. A taxi should cost between KSh1500 and KSh2000 from the city centre.