About Karen Blixen Museum

Located at the base of the Ngong Hills, the farmhouse turned museum was built in 1912 by Swedish Engineer Ake Sjogren. Karen and her husband bought the Museum house in 1917 and it became the farmhouse for their farm, of which 600 acres was used for coffee farming. After their marriage had ended, Karen ran the farm and the farmhouse by herself. The farmhouse stands out with its unique European bungalow architectural style and has been featured in Oscar-winning film, Out of Africa, Karen's biopic.

Must See

History of coffee cultivation in Kenya, Amazing views of Ngong Hills. 

How to reach

The museum is located 10 Km away from the city center. By taking a Line 24 Bus starting from Kenya Polytechnic Bus Stop, one can reach the Museum in 1 hour 8 minutes. A taxi will take 19 Mins from City Center. 


  • Guides are included in the admission fee, but they do expect a tip.
  • Enjoy the calm and quiet of the museum's garden.
  • Feast your eyes on one of the most exquisite views of the 'knuckles of the Ngong Hills', visible from the museum.

Visit Time

Sunday: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Monday: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Entrance Fee


Adults: Citizen Kenya  200Ksh, Residents 600Ksh, Non‐Residents 1,200 Ksh

Below 16 years: Citizen 100Ksh, Residents 400Ksh, Non‐Residents 600Ksh

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Time you can spend

1 hour


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