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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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.

How to get to Karen Blixen Camp

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.

Activities at Karen Blixen Camp

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

Karen Blixen Camp Reviews

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Client Score: 5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews 5 Showing 1 - 2 of 2 reviews
Karen Blixen Camp



Top by all means from the idea of such a place, which preserves the natural resorces, to the staff who is hired. Investing in building resiliance is the key to many issues.

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Karen Blixen Camp

Una Curtis & Norbert Fagan


If I could I would give the Karen Blixen Camp a 10 out of 5. The entire experience was wonderful from day one and the personnel attention and friendly inclusive atmosphere generated by the staff was quite amazing. Our game drives were interesting and varied and our driver had great knowledge and willingly shared it with us which added to the entire experience.

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Selected itineraries

Our favourite itineraries that visit Karen Blixen Camp

Kenya Safari and Seychelles Family Holiday

Cost For Family of 4
Cost For Family of 4: from $22,420 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Kenya, Seychelles
Masai Mara, Nairobi, Mahe