Karen Blixen Camp

Located in a valley overlooking the Mara River, Karen Blixen Camp owns an excellent location and promises fantastic game viewing experiences in the world famous Masai Mara. The camp takes its name from the author Karen Blixen, famous for writing the book 'Out of Africa'. She first came to Kenya in 1914 but returned home to her native Denmark in 1931, after the death of her lover. The camp mirrors the romance and luxury found in the pages of Blixen's book, inviting guests to step back in time to an age of big game hunters and an era when safaris were truly wild.

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  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

Set on their own wooden platforms are 22 tents, 3 of which are set further back from the river with the remaining 19 set on the riverbank. All rooms feature a quaint veranda area, ideal for relaxing between game drives or enjoying the excellent views of the Oloololo Escarpment. Guests can also expect a comfy bed, electricity and hot water powered by solar energy and an en suite bathroom, which includes a shower and flush toilet.

The camp's main area consists of an inviting swimming pool and a small spa along with a restaurant, bar and a lounge, from which guests can enjoy some casual game viewing courtesy of the waterhole in front of camp.

Getting There

Fly from Nairobi into Mara North Conservancy Airstrip followed by a 40 minute drive to the camp. Private charter flights are also available. Or, a 5 to 7 hour drive from Nairobi, depending on the season.


Guided walks, balloon safaris, cultural interaction and game drives.

Read what our previous clients thought of Karen Blixen Camp

Review of Karen Blixen Camp

Chelsea Ratcliff

Karen Blixen Camp is a truly special place. From the moment we were picked up at the airstrip, we were treated like royalty. Our game driver was excellent and fun. He was able to take us to see so many incredible things, including two river crossings during the Great Migration. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting with him on the drives and learning as much as we could about the camp, the…

10/09/2019 Read full trip review

Review of Karen Blixen Camp

Michelle Varandmal & Nathan Gill

This was by far, our favourite resort! The rooms were great and comfortable - overlooking the river with hippos. Jack (our guide) and Faith (our meal server) made the experience so personable and great - they even surprised us with a bush breakfast! We also loved the various causes that the camp was supporting. I know that there are other resorts that have nicer rooms, food, etc but our experience…

02/09/2019 Read full trip review

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