Karen Blixen | Giraffe Centre | Nairobi City Tour Excursion

The Giraffe Centre located in Langata, where the endangered Rothschild giraffe are being raised. You will have the opportunity to hand feed these gentle creatures, as well as get fantastic close up shots.

Giraffe Centre

Visit the Giraffe Centre located in Langata, where the endangered Rothschild giraffe are being raised. You will have the opportunity to hand feed these gentle creatures, as well as get fantastic close up shots. Feeding the giraffes is facilitated by a well built, raised platform from where visitors can feed these tall animals with ease.

Karen Blixen Museum

The house was once owned by the Danish author, Karen Blixen, who together with her Swedish husband, Baron Bror von Blixen, ran a farm at the foot of the Ngong Hills. The house, located 10 kms from Nairobi city centre, was the centre piece of the farm and after Karen's return to Denmark in 1931, it passed through many owners before being bought by the Danish government and presented to the Kenyan government in 1964, as an independance gift. In 1985, the movie 'Out of Africa' , an autobiographical movie about the life of Karen Blixen, was being filmed in Kenya, and the Museums of Kenya acquired the house and opened a Museum there in 1986.

The house gained international fame after the release of the movie, and opens the door to different time period in the history of Kenya. It was restored to the period of Karen's occupation of the house, and you will be able to see some of the original furniture that Karen used. You will also be able to see the Ngong Hills,so beloved to Karen. There is a museum shop onsite, selling handicrafts, posters, postcards, the movie 'Out of Africa' and other souvenirs.