Affluent suburb of Nairobi known for its green spaces and cultural sites.

1,800 m

About Karen

Karen, located on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya, is a leafy, affluent suburb named after Karen Blixen, the Danish author famous for her book "Out of Africa" which chronicled her life on a nearby coffee plantation. This serene neighborhood is characterized by its large properties, beautiful gardens, and a significant expatriate community. Karen of...

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
Karen is considered a safe area for visitors, with standard travel precautions recommended. Vaccinations for Hepatitis A, Typhoid, and Yellow Fever, along with malaria prophylaxis, are advised for travelers to Kenya.
For more information regarding vaccinations and health notices, view the CDC’s page :
CDC Travelers' Health
CDC Travel health notices and vaccination recommendations
Getting There
Situated near Nairobi, Karen is reachable by road, with various transport options available, including private vehicles, taxis, and ride-hailing services.
Getting Around
The best way to explore Karen and its attractions is by car, with rental options available for those who prefer self-guided tours.
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