Karen Blixen Museum Tour

You are picked up from your Nairobi Hotel and start this wonderful excursion visiting this expansive farmhouse and grounds.

Here Karen Blixen established a coffee plantation and spent time with her lover, the English hunter, Denys Finch-Hatton.

Karen Blixen Museum is located 10km from the Nairobi City Centre at the foot of the Ngong hills. The house was built in 1912.

Made famous by the hit movie “Out of Africa” starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, this plantation homestead is where that story began. Out of Africa is an Oscar winning film based on Karen’s autobiography.

Karen Blixen Museum Tour
Karen Blixen Museum Tour

Karen Blixen and her husband Baron Bror von Blixen bought the land surrounding it in 1917 to set up a coffee plantation. They separated in 1921.

Karen continued to stay on the property and ran the plantation until she left Kenya.

The house changed hands several times before it was bought by the Danish government and presented to the Kenya government in 1964, as an independence gift.

In 1985, the Museums of Kenya acquired the house and opened a museum in 1986.

Karen’s literary works are displayed here. There are also on display relics from her life as well as props from the legendary movie and details of Kenya’s colonial history.