NAIROBI LOCAL CULTURE & HISTORY

Delve into Kenya’s cultural and natural history with a visit to one of Nairobi’s informative museums.

KAREN BLIXEN MUSEUM

Step back in time at the Karen Blixen Museum, which offers a glimpse into Kenya’s history. Once the farmhouse of Baroness Karen Blixen and her Swedish Husband, Baron Bror von Blixen Fincke, the house gained international fame through the Oscar-winning film ‘Out of Africa’ which is based on her autobiography of the same name. The museum provides guided tours of the house and beautifully serene grounds and gives you a sense of the style of Karen Blixen’s home with a number of original pieces of furniture still in place. There is a small gift shop and stunning views over the Ngong Hills. This visit is short, but worth it if you have an interest in Kenya’s past.

BOMAS OF KENYA

Bomas of Kenya offers a small-scale glimpse of the entire country and emphasises the wonderful diversity of culture, lifestyles, crafts, music and dancing found across the many tribes throughout the nation. There are model villages showcasing different styles of traditional African homes, as well as cultural artefacts and information about the way of life of different tribes. An enchanting traditional dance and acrobatic show takes place here from 02:30 pm to 04:00 pm every weekday and from 03:30 pm to 05:15 pm on weekends and public holidays. Bomas of Kenya is ideally located for a stop off at some of the local shops such as Utamaduni and Langata Link, either on the way there or on the way back.