Karen Blixen Museum

Karen Blixen Museum

Karen Blixen Museum Day Tour, Karen Blixen Museum Nairobi, Karen Blixen Museum House Tour in Kenya


Karen Blixen Museum Visit day tour is a short trip to one of the famous Kenyan museums in Nairobi. The Karen Blixen house is a popular museum as it depicts the life of early Kenya colonial settlers. The Karen Blixen Museum is located in the house of the former land owner and coffee farmer Karen Blixen who was a Danish lady that settled here with her husband. Karen Blixen day visit is a guided tour around the house which has all the colonial furniture and wildlife prizes owned by Karen Blixen. Karen Blixen Home is an old colonial house located in a leafy suburb within the former coffee estate near Ngong Hills.)

Karen Blixen Museum
Karen Blixen Museum

About Karen Blixen Museum

Karen Blixen Museum was once the centre piece of a farm at the foot of the Ngong Hills owned by Danish Author Karen and her Swedish Husband, Baron Bror von Blixen Fincke. Located 10km from the city centre, the Museum belongs to a different time period in the history of Kenya. The farm house gained international fame with the release of the movie ‘Out of Africa’ an Oscar winning film based on Karen’s an autobiography by the same title.

If you loved Out of Africa, you’ll love this museum in 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. Set in expansive gardens, the museum is an interesting place to wander around, but the movie was actually shot at a nearby location, so don’t be surprised if things don’t look entirely as you expect!

The Museum is open to the Public every day from 9:30 am to 6:00pm including weekends and public holidays.  Guided tours are available at all times.  A museum shop offers handicrafts, posters and postcards, the Movie ‘Out of Africa’, books and other Kenyan souvenirs.  The grounds may be rented for wedding receptions, corporate functions and other events.

Karen Blixen Museum House Tour Itinerary

Depart from the hotel and drive towards the former home of the famous Karen Blixen; author of “Out of Africa” and one of the most famous colonialists in east Africa.

The house built in 1910 has a red tile roof and mellow wood paneling in the rooms. When Karen Blixen bought the property, it had 6,000 acres of land but only 600 acres were developed for growing coffee; the rest was retained under natural forest.

Much of the original furniture is on display in the house. The original kitchen has been restored, and is now open for viewing. A Dove Stove similar to the one used by Karen Blixen is on display, as are the kitchen utensils. Reconstruction of the coffee factory, along with other old farm machinery is underway.

The aim here is to take an individual back in time, and provide a visual impression of each settler life in Kenya. Karen Blixen Museum has become a herb of various activities including private parties, research and visitation, from all over the world. The income so generated is used to refurbish and maintain Karen Blixen Museum and other regional museums.

Depart from the Museum and back to the hotel.

Inclusions

  • Transport
  • Karen Blixen Museum Entrance fees
  • Services of a professional driver guide
  • Pick up and drop off in your hotel
  • Bottled drinking water

Exclusions

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips to driver

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Giraffe Centre Tour

Nairobi City Tour

Booking & Reservations for Karen Blixen Museum

Booking Office Tel: Kenya Cinema Plaza, Moi Avenue,
4th Floor, Room C7,
Nairobi, Kenya

Mobile : +254790006650

Email: info[at]citysightseeing.co.ke

Price of Tour 1 Pax $60

All Inclusive

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