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Since the 1985 Oscar sweep, crowds have doubled at the Blixen manor, now restored as a national museum. The celebrity has led to Karen car-washes, coffee houses, schools and shopping centers. Even the pricey neighborhood of five-acre plots bears her name: Karen Estates. A band of eucalyptus woodland, the Ngong Road Forest, still separates the cool, upland suburb from downtown Nairobi, at 5,500 feet. The house and grounds were presented to Kenya as an Uhuru (Independence) gift by the Danish government.

A manicured walkway circles from Karen Road to the veranda where Blixen spun stories at sundown for guests, most especially Finch-Hatton. Blixen's square corner bedroom, its white wooden bed swaged with mosquito netting, is at the end of a narrow hall. A pair of leather riding boots stands near a chair. Visitors peer in and sign.Spend 2 hours at Karen Blixen Museum then proceed to the Kazuri Beads for another 2 hours. Finally, visit the Giraffe Centre before returning to your hotel. Read details about Kazuri Beads and Giraffe Centre in SUPLA 07 and SUPLA 08 respectively.