Depart from the hotel and drive towards the former home of the famous Karen Blixen; author of “Out of Africa” and one of the most famous colonialists in East Africa.
The house built in 1910 has a red tile roof and mellow wood paneling in the rooms. When Karen Blixen bought the property, it had 6,000 acres of land but only 600 acres were developed for growing coffee; the rest was retained under natural forest.
Much of the original furniture is on display in the house. The original kitchen has been restored and is now open for viewing. A Dove Stove similar to the one used by Karen Blixen is on display, as are the kitchen utensils. Reconstruction of the coffee factory, along with other old farm machinery is underway.
The aim here is to take an individual back in time and provide a visual impression of each settler’s life in Kenya. Karen Blixen Museum has become a hub of various activities including private parties, research, and visitation, from all over the world. The income so generated is used to refurbish and maintain Karen Blixen Museum and other regional museums.
Enjoy a guided tour of the grounds and explore the nature trails through thick, lust forests with elaborate labels to identify the species and genus of the flora. The nature walk is heaven for bird lovers, too as you will sight dozen of bird species.
You can have lunch at the Tamarind Restaurant, a distinctive experience for food connoisseurs.
Depart from the Museum and back to the hotel/ airport.