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Whereas cities like Mombasa and Malindi already existed for centuries, Nairobi only started existing as the consequence of a railway depot ofr the Ugandan Railway (1896). The Nairobi National Park is on the borders of town and "Karen" is a suburb. Here you will find the house of Karen Blixen, the Danish writer of the famous book "Out of Afrcia" upon which the film with Meryl Streep and Robert Redford was based. The house is on the foot of the Ngong hills full of coffee plants.