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Karen Blixen Museum Tours

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Karen Blixen Museum
The Danish author of Out of Africa lived in a coffee plantation farmhouse at the edge of Kenya’s beautiful Ngong Hills, where a small museum now celebrates her life and work. Since much of the original furniture has been preserved, it’s a fascinating glimpse into a colonial-era home and an interesting stop even if you haven’t read Blixen’s books.
 
The Basics 
Tickets to the Karen Blixen Museum include a docent-led tour that lasts roughly 30 minutes, but it’s worth lingering for a walk around the scenic grounds. Since the Karen Blixen Museum is located near several top Nairobi attractions—including the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the Giraffe Centre, the Kazuri Beads Factory, and Bomas of Kenya—many tours combine two or more of the destinations to save time in transit.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Karen Blixen Museum is great for history buffs and book lovers.
  • Portions of the movie Out of Africa were filmed in the historic house.
  • To see more of Blixen’s former property, visit the nearby Karen Blixen Coffee Garden.
 
How to Get There
Located on Karen Road southwest of downtown Nairobi, the Karen Blixen Museum can be reached from the center by bus or taxi. To come by bus, take Matatu Route 24, which stops just outside the museum. If you’re hoping to visit more than one attraction in the area, guided tours can be a hassle-free alternative, and many provide round-trip transport from your accommodations.
 
When to Get There 
The Karen Blixen Museum is open daily from 9:30am to 6pm, with the last admission at 5:30pm. Since the grounds are a highlight for many visitors, it’s worth visiting on a clear day to make the most of the trip. Mornings at the museum tend to be quiet, so come early if you’d like to enjoy the grounds crowd-free.
 
Where Else Can You See Out of Africa Locations?
The Karen Blixen Museum wasn’t the only Out of Africa filming site; the movie featured some of Kenya’s most beautiful places. To check out more locations, head to Muthaiga Country Club in Nairobi, Mombasa’s beautiful beaches, Karen Blixen Camp in Masai Mara National Reserve, and Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Address: Karen Road, Nairobi, Kenya
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6.a.m - 5p.m;nairobi Park/elephant&giraffe Centre/blixen/bomas Of Kenya

6.a.m - 5p.m;nairobi Park/elephant&giraffe Centre/blixen/bomas Of Kenya

Optimize your time in the Kenyan capital on this full-day tour of Nairobi highlights. Start with a morning game drive through Nairobi National Park, the world’s only city reserve, then get up close with rescued animals at the Sheldrick Elephant & Rhino Orphanage and Giraffe Centre, before being immersed in Kenyan history and culture at the Karen Blixen Museum and Bomas of Kenya. Zip between the dispersed attractions seamlessly, with round-trip hotel transfer included in the price.
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  • 11 hours
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$95.00
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Day Tour at Nairobi National Park elephant orphanage, giraffe cent karen museum

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Day Tour at Nairobi National Park elephant orphanage, giraffe cent karen museum

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Nairobi is home to dozens of incredible sites and this full-day tour showcases some of the best of this East African city. Follow your expert guide and small group into the stunning landscapes of Nairobi National Park, where you have the chance to see some of the nation's most iconic animals in the wild. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant and then stop at the Karen Bixen Museum, to learn about the history, culture, and traditions of Kenya's diverse people. The tour ends with a visit to the Giraffe Center, where you have a chance to learn about the endangered Rothschild giraffe and see how major conservation efforts are being made to protect this graceful animal.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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$55.00
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Nairobi National Park, Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Center & Karen Blixen Museum

Nairobi National Park, Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Center & Karen Blixen Museum

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Spend a day exploring Kenya’s capital city and some of its most popular attractions. First, visit Nairobi National Park, a unique preserve where big game graze just beyond the downtown skyscrapers. Then visit elephant and giraffe centers to learn about local conservation efforts. After lunch, choose between visiting either the Karen Blixen Museum (the Out of Africa house) or Bomas of Kenya, a tourist village that celebrates traditional Kenyan culture.
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  • 8 hours
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$61.54
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Nairobi Half-Day Tour in a Museum, Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center

Nairobi Half-Day Tour in a Museum, Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center

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Experience three top Nairobi destinations on a half-day tour of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Giraffe Manor, and the Karen Blixen Museum that includes door-to-door transport from your hotel or the Nairobi airport. Making the most of limited time in the city, explore wildlife, conservation, and history: visit an elephant orphanage, feed giraffes, and enjoy views of the Ngong Hills from Blixen’s beautifully preserved home.
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  • 6 hours
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$25.00
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David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Full-Day Tour from Nairobi

David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Full-Day Tour from Nairobi

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Spend an afternoon with some of Africa's most iconic animals on this day tour from Nairobi that gives access to giant elephants and towering giraffes. Tour the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphaned Trust and learn about conservation efforts being made to protect these massive mammals. Then stop at the Giraffe Center, where you'll find Rothschild giraffes wandering the grounds. This memorable experience includes a tour of the Kazuri beads women factory
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$80.00
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Giraffe center And Karen blixen with free pick up and drop off

Giraffe center And Karen blixen with free pick up and drop off

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Combine three top Nairobi sites on a tour of the David Sheldrick Trust, Giraffe Centre, and the Karen Blixen Museum. From a baby elephant orphanage to Rothschild’s giraffes, you’ll learn about important conservation work taking place in Kenya. Next, get a glimpse of life on a beautiful, historic plantation owned by writer Karen Blixen; door-to-door transport makes it easy even if your time is limited.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$37.00
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Nairobi Karen Blixen Museum, Elephant Orphanage & Giraffe Center Guided DayTour

Nairobi Karen Blixen Museum, Elephant Orphanage & Giraffe Center Guided DayTour

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Visit rescued wildlife and a historic plantation without leaving Nairobi on a full-day tour to the Giraffe Centre, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the Karen Blixen Museum, and the Kazuri Beads Factory. Pre-booking transport from your Nairobi hotel ensures you’ll reach each spot worry-free and without the hassle of finding a series of cabs, while included entrance fees save you time upon arrival.
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  • 8 hours
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$99.00
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Karen Blixen Museum Admission Ticket

Karen Blixen Museum Admission Ticket

One is able to see and tour the Karen blixen where the antiques of the history of the farmhouse where the author of out of Africa lived between 1914 and 1931
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  • 3 hours
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Nairobi National Park, Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Center & Karen Blixen Museum

Nairobi National Park, Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Center & Karen Blixen Museum

On this guided tour, it’s possible to see top Nairobi attractions in just one day. Visiting Nairobi National Park, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the Giraffe Centre and Karen Blixen Museum. The trip includes all-inclusive transportation, all Park Entrance fees and an entertaining professional guide. At the end of the day, you’ll have a good sense of what sets Nairobi apart.
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  • 12 hours
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$195.00
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Half Day Karen Blixen museum, Baby Elephant and Giraffe Center

Half Day Karen Blixen museum, Baby Elephant and Giraffe Center

After pickup from your Nairobi lodging, head to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a special organization that rehabilitates young orphaned elephants. Learn the stories behind how the elephants got there and how they will be cared for and released. Then, continue to the Giraffe Centre, a nonprofit organization focused on environmental education. Learn about giraffes and see them in real life. Finally, we take you to karen blixen museum house.Located in what was then British East Africa, the bungalow-style house which is now the Karen Blixen Museum was built in 1912 by the Swedish engineer Åke Sjögren . The house and its attached property were bought in 1917 by Karen Blixen and her husband, Baron Bror von Blixen-Finecke with the intention of operating a coffee plantation. If you want to, you can ask your driver to drop you off at lunch or just get dropped off back at your Nairobi hotel.
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  • 6 hours
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Half Day Kazuri Beads Factory, Karen Blixen Museum and David Sheldrick Orphanage

Half Day Kazuri Beads Factory, Karen Blixen Museum and David Sheldrick Orphanage

Pick up from your Hotel and commence to Kazuri Beads Factory; enjoy a one hour tour inside the Factory showcasing the various techniques in the making & crafting their artwork. You’ll end the tour by 09h00 and embark to Karen Blixen Museum; in this tour you will walk into Karen Blixen home; famously known for her book ‘Out of Africa’ that she wrote of her day-to-day life. Thereafter, drive to David Sheldrick Orphanage a home for all babies lost in the Wild brought by the support of David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust; to bring them for rehabilitation on the loss of their mother due from animal poaching. Here you get to witness the feeding time as they also enjoy a mud bath. The feeding time ends at 12h00, this is when the tour ends and we transfer you back to your Hotel.
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  • 1 to 4 hours
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Half Day Kazuri Beads Factory, Karen Blixen Museum & Giraffe Centre

Half Day Kazuri Beads Factory, Karen Blixen Museum & Giraffe Centre

After breakfast in your Hotel, you will be warmly met by our Driver Guide and visit Kazuri Beads Factory. Here you will witness the artwork that is used in crafting beaded wears from necklaces, bracelets and earrings. The tour lasts for an hour and ends at their small shop that is open for purchase. Afterwards, proceed to Karen Blixen Museum; in this tour you will walk into Karen Blixen home; famously known for her book ‘Out of Africa’ that she wrote of her day-to-day life. Thereafter drive to Giraffe Centre home to the endangered Rothschild Giraffes. Here you get to meet the Giraffes and learn more about their aim to produce the Rothschild Giraffes and set them free in the Wild. This is the end of the Tour, our Driver Guide shall transfer you back to your Hotel and bid you farewell.
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  • 1 to 4 hours
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$88.27
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Nairobi National park Elephant Orpanage Giraffe center and karen Blixen

Nairobi National park Elephant Orpanage Giraffe center and karen Blixen

From free-roaming wildlife to a historic plantation, you’ll cover some of Nairobi’s top attractions on this full-day tour. By coordinating transport and tours, the excursion makes the most of the day, so this is a great option if your time is limited. Start with an included safari at Nairobi National Park, then head to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s elephant orphanage, the Giraffe Centre, and the Karen Blixen Museum.
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  • 9 hours
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$55.00
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Nairobi Park, Giraffe Centre,David Sheldrick Orphanage, Karen Blixen Museum Tour

Nairobi Park, Giraffe Centre,David Sheldrick Orphanage, Karen Blixen Museum Tour

Ideal for those short on time in Kenya, this budget-friendly, one day safari trip takes place in Nairobi. Begin your tour of Nairobi wildlife with pickup from your hotel. Go directly to Nairobi national park where you will have an amazing game drive. Next you will visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to learn about how the center rescues and rehabilitates orphaned elephants. Your guide helps you find the best viewpoint to see them play. Then, continue to the Giraffe Centre, a nonprofit organization that helps educate people about endangered animals and environmental protection. Learn about giraffes from guides and optionally feed them by hand under the supervision of trained staff. You will have an option to be dropped at Karen Water front or Tmambo restaurant for lunch You will conclude your tour by visiting Karen Blixen Museum Tour ends with drop-off at your Nairobi hotel.
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  • 5 to 9 hours
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Karen blixen museum,Giraffe center, David sheldrick and Bomas of Kenya tour.

Karen blixen museum,Giraffe center, David sheldrick and Bomas of Kenya tour.

Explore Nairobi City, see some of Kenya’s outstanding wildlife sanctuaries, a museum and a cultural melting point in one full day.Visit the Karen blixen museum, Giraffe Center,Baby Elephant orphanage and the Bomas of Kenya. - Travel back in history at the Karen blixen museum showcasing the life of “Isaak Diensen” as immortalized in a popular movie "Out of Africa" - Learn about endangered species at the Giraffe center, watch them closely from a raised platform assisted by a resident guide. -see rescued baby elephants and learn their unique stories about how they were rescued, got their names and the process involving their rehabilitation -Later you will be taken to the Bomas of Kenya where exciting and brilliant cultural songs and dances are performed on the floor of a big auditorium. This 5 hour excursion from your hotel or residence within the city, includes pick up and drop off and all the applicable entrance fees.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
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$120.00
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Guided Tour to Nairobi National Park, Giraffe Center & Karen Blixen Museum

Guided Tour to Nairobi National Park, Giraffe Center & Karen Blixen Museum

This is a Wonderful Full Day Experience and an opportunity see Wildlife up close and enjoy Kenya's History. This a close proximity to the many hotels in Nairobi.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$150.00
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Nairobi Cultural Experience Guided Day Tour

Nairobi Cultural Experience Guided Day Tour

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In just a day, get a solid introduction to Kenya’s culture and wildlife with this Nairobi sightseeing tour. Thanks to an efficient itinerary and private transportation, you make it to sights including the Giraffe Centre, Karen Blixen Museum, Bomas of Kenya, and more in just one day. This private tour is perfect for solo travelers or group so of up to six people.
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  • 9 hours
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$48.00
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1-Day Game Drive at Nairobi N Park & Baby Elephant Tour

1-Day Game Drive at Nairobi N Park & Baby Elephant Tour

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Nairobi National park tour is an excellent introduction to Africa Safari. You will get to experience the wildlife and have game drives without going out of your way. If you have a short stay in Nairobi and would like to spot lions, rhinos, zebra in their natural habitat , then this city tour is ideal for you.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
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$259.62
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Nairobi Full Day Tour

Nairobi Full Day Tour

This trip gives you a glimpse of not only Nairobi but Kenya in general. It features an early morning game drive in the only Wildlife Park in the world that is so close to the city – Nairobi National Park. Daphne Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant orphanage gives you a once in a lifetime chance to witness the feeding of the baby elephants and it’s a perfect opportunity to witness the jumbos at a closer range. Karen Blixen Museum Baroness Karen Blixen House - Danish author of the famed memoir Out of Africa lived on. Much of the 1985 Oscar-winning movie adaptation shot on the grounds. A tour of the house is an intimate experience — in one corner is a lantern that Blixen hung on her veranda to let her lover, Denys Finch Hatton, know was home, and his monogram books still line the shelves. Girraffe Centre This is a centre for conserving the Roth’s Child giraffe which is endangered in Kenya. Time allowing you can feed the giraffes and take a close selfie with them as well.
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  • 1 day
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Best of Nairobi Day Exploration

Best of Nairobi Day Exploration

Experience the grandest excursion of a lifetime! Visit Nairobi the Places will include Nairobi National Park, David Shedrick elephant Orphanage, The great carnivore restaurant for lunch, and finally visit the Giraffe Center for a fantastic memories that will last you a lifetime!
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  • 1 day
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Nairobi Highlights Day Tour

Nairobi Highlights Day Tour

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The tour is Unique as it covers the highlights of Nairobi should you have a free day in Nairobi and with limited time. Its however not limited toadjustments incase you have lesser time or would like to explore more. I am flexible to enjoy you get to utilise your time fully.
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  • 8 hours
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10 Days Luxury Kenya Group Safari

10 Days Luxury Kenya Group Safari

Our Kenya safaris and tours are chosen to inspire and inform you. We're your tailor-made travel specialists.Our custom safaris are tailored to individuals and group likes,we build your dream safari from day 1 to the end with you in mind.
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  • 10 days
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7 Days wild tour east Africa

7 Days wild tour east Africa

This tour will brings you to the one of most and valuable animal world that is Tanzania and you will never forget as it is suitable for all ages, it is home to the world heritage sites such as Mount Kilimanjaro, and the Famous Serengeti National Park. This seven days will bring you to the home of the big five animals such Lion, Elephant and many more, not only that but you will meet the love of Tanzania families that will capture your memories for life time.
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  • 8 days
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 Elephant Orphanage Giraffe Center, and Bomas of kenya

Elephant Orphanage Giraffe Center, and Bomas of kenya

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Ticking off Nairobi’s highlights can be tricky for visitors with limited time in the sprawling metropolis. Zip across the city with ease on a round-trip day tour, optimizing your time with hotel pickup and drop-off included. Transfer seamlessly between top attractions such as the Giraffe Centre, Bomas of Kenya, and the David Sheldrick Elephant & Rhino Orphanage, and explore with a professional guide for intimate insight into the capital’s culture.
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  • 9 hours
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$50.00
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Nairobi Laikipia Tour

Nairobi Laikipia Tour

The verdant riverine forest is the preferred habitat for Leopard and abundant birdlife including 2 local species. In all, there are more than 400 bird species - the Taita Falcon, Palm Nut Vulture, Great Egret and Yellow-billed Oxpecker to name a few, have been recorded here. Kamunyuk the Lioness is a famous resident of Samburu due to her adoption of an orphaned Oryx. Shaba is associated with Joy Adamson (author of Born Free), who spent her last years in the reserve returning a Leopard into the wild. The book Queen of Shaba is about this experience. Shaba has also been the site for a Survivor Africa programme. Umoja near Archer's Post (on the way to the Samburu Reserve), is the site of a ground-breaking Game viewing is the primary activity via game drives and walks, also birding and lodge activities. Cultural interaction with the fascinating Samburu people who are linked to the Maasai is also offered. Sometimes you can go river rafting in Samburu when the waters are high
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  • 5 days
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$3,309.10
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Karen Blixen Museum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 45 Karen Blixen Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Karen Blixen Museum costs USD 95.00. Guided Karen Blixen Museum tours start around USD 95.00 per person. See all 45 Karen Blixen Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
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