The Karen Blixen Museum was originally the home of Karen Blixen, who came to Kenya from Denmark in the early part of the 19th century; the present museum site is at the heart of the larger coffee plantation run by Blixen between 1914 and 1931. The house and surrounding land was donated by the Danish government to Kenya at independence; the house was restored by the Danish government and was used during the filming of Out of Africa, which immortalized Karen Blixen’s book by the same name.
Much of the original furniture is on display in the house, and combined with the beautifully landscaped gardens and encompassing view of the Ngong Hills, the Museum has continued to be very popular destination for international and local visitors.
The original kitchen has been restored and is now open for viewing. A Dove Stove similar to the one used by Blixen is on display, as are other period kitchen utensils.
An afternoon orientation drive that will take you through Kenya’s modern, high- capital to the area of Karen Blixen’s Farm at the foot of the Ngong hills. Visit the fascinating Museum dedicated to the Author of “Out of Africa.” Have time to feed the gentle Rothchild’s Giraffe at the Giraffe Centre. Afterwards admire authentic African Art and Craft at Utamaduni and drive back to your town Hotel.