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.

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.

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Mikko Vaisanen & Titta Uoti Vaisanen


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Nitasha Kalra & Anita Bareja

The camp itself was fantastic - but it was the staff at the camp that made it all the more special. Our guide Dennis was fantastic - making sure we saw everything we could. The camp staff was great, organizing a surprise birthday celebration. We would recommend this

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