If You Loved ‘Out Of Africa,’ Spend A Day In Karen, Nairobi
Spend a day in Karen, Nairobi
A trip to Nairobi wouldn’t be complete without time spent in Karen, an affluent neighborhood of Kenya’s capital. The area has an English country feel. Houses are arranged on five-acre lots with stone walls and wrought iron gates. Many have stables, and horses graze in fields. It’s still debated whether Karen is named for the author of the book, “Out of Africa.” One thing is clear. Danish author and longtime Kenyan resident Karen Blixen is remembered here. The centerpiece of the neighborhood is her former home, now a museum. Much of the action in the 1985 movie starring Meryl Streep took place here.
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