Nairobi: 10 Things to Do

3. Karen Blixen Museum

Nairobi, Kenya, Karen Blixen Museum Sergio Pitamitz / Corbis
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The farm that the Danish author of the famed memoir Out of Africa lived on from 1917 to 1931 is now a museum, tel: (254-20) 882 779. Much of the 1985 Oscar-winning movie adaptation was 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 ill-fated lover, English hunter Denys Finch Hatton, know she was home, and his monogrammed books still line the shelves.

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