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KAREN BLIXEN MUSEUM

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KAREN BLIXEN MUSEUM TOUR EXPERIENCE IN NAIROBI WITH AFRICANMECCA

Karen Blixen, author of “Out of Africa,” arrived in Nairobi from her homeland of Denmark in 1914 and settled in what is now the suburb of Karen. She purchased 6000 acres of forested land, using only 600 acres for her coffee farm and preserving most of the native habitat. Karen left Kenya in 1931, and her famous novel was published in 1937. The residents that lived nearby maintained her home until Kenya’s independence when the Danish government donated the home and surrounding lands, and later restored the house that was used for the film “Out of Africa”. In 1986, the Karen Blixen Museum opened the historic house to the public. The home is situated 10 miles from the Nairobi city center at the foot of the Ngong Hills. Although the property is historically breathtaking, the most memorable part of visiting the museum is the house. Built in 1910, the bungalow-style home features a red tile roof, wood paneling and the original furniture and kitchen. Efforts are currently underway to restore the coffee factory and remaining machinery, which will complete the experience of living as a settler in Kenya in the early 1900s. The museum is open every day for guided tours and special events may be held at the site. Visit the gift shop to find many of Karen’s works, as well as souvenirs, and then you can enjoy a delightful cup of coffee or tea at Tamambo before your leisurely walk through the property’s tranquil gardens and bird sanctuary. Discerning AfricanMecca guests wanting their own “Out of Africa” experience can also the stay at their nearby Karen Blixen Cottages.
WHERE TO STAY IN NAIROBI
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WHERE TO STAY IN NAIROBI

Hemingways, House of Waine & Giraffe Manor offer boutique, suburban experiences while deluxe hotels like Norfolk and Serena serve as city lodgings. Palacina allows you to stay away from the urban bustle.

OVERVIEW ON NAIROBI
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OVERVIEW ON NAIROBI

Within a relatively short period of time, what was once swampland was reborn into the city of Nairobi, the thriving prime capital of Kenya. The transformation began when the railroad arrived in 1899.

BEST TIME TO VISIT NAIROBI
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BEST TIME TO VISIT NAIROBI

Because Nairobi is at an elevation, year-round temperatures tend to be quite mild. The best time to plan your tour activities is during the dry months of July to October and also January and February.

NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK
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NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK

Covering miles of grasslands, forests, rocky valleys, forests and wetlands is Nairobi National Park, Kenya's oldest national park and the only one in the world that is situated amidst a capital city.

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  • Loretta and I had a great time on our honeymoon. Simiton, your safari guide in Kenya was awesome! He was very professional, very accommodating and very knowledgeable. We are already talking about our next trip to Africa!
    Loretta and Danny Haag - California, United States
  • AfricanMecca Safaris created a remarkable honeymoon tailored to our interests and desires. The quality of service and delivery of experience was unsurpassed. I highly recommend AfricanMecca Safaris to honeymooners, families, or any traveler.
    Noorin & Jason Nelson - Maryland, United States
  • First off, we had the most amazing time ever and wanted to thank you very much. Kenya proved without a doubt to meet all of our expectations. Every detail was thought of on our trip by AfricanMecca and were are all flawless.
    Marcy Burton & Ryan Kerr - Ontario, Canada
  • I booked my safari holiday through AfricanMecca. They were the most helpful company I have ever dealt with and I work within the travel industry. I had the most amazing time. The holiday went as clockwork with no hitches anywhere.
    Shelley Roberts - Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
  • We have returned from our African adventure and would like to thank you very much for your part in making this such a wonderful experience. We were lucky enough to time the Great Migration from the Serengeti, which was amazing.
    Denise Paterson - Belmont, Australia
  • Jambo Raza, It was a wonderful experience in Kenya. Rogers, our guide was superb; knowledgeable, helpful and very friendly. We were treated very well by all your ground team and everything ran smoothly. I enjoyed it all.
    Alan Winner, Minnesota, United States
  • AfricanMecca's professionalism and care understands that what distinguishes Africa is its authenticity, the land, people and wildlife who do not share our world of fashion and fanfare that distinguish so many travel companies today.
    Cyril Christo & Marie Wilkinson, Conservation Photographers, Authors & Wildlife Documentary Producers - USA

EAST AFRICA SAFARI TRIP IDEA FOR NAIROBI IN CENTRAL KENYA

When visiting Nairobi, we recommend experiencing some of the surrounding Nairobi attractions and cultural activities before heading out on your Kenya safari to Amboseli, Masai Mara and Laikipia - Lewa ending with a beach vacation and Swahili cultural tour in the exotic spice island of Zanzibar, or even Mombasa.

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