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Karen Blixen Museum

The house was once owned by the Danish author, Karen Blixen, who together with her Swedish husband, Baron Bror von Blixen, ran a farm at the foot of the Ngong Hills. The house, located 10 km from Nairobi city centre, was the centre piece of the farm and after Karen’s return to Denmark in 1931, it passed through many owners before being bought by the Danish government and presented to the Kenya government in 1964, as an independence gift. In 1985, the movie ‘Out of Africa’, an autobiographical movie about the life of Karen Blixen, was being filmed in Kenya, and the Museums of Kenya acquired the house and opened a Museum in 1986.

Excursions in Karen Blixen Museum