A founding member of the Mara North Conservancy, which oversees at least 30 000 hectares of untrammelled wilderness, Karen Blixen Camp is a historic tented safari camp on the border of the Masai Mara. The area is teeming with wildlife and the camp provides impressive views of the Mara River - frequented by thirsty animals, including a resident pod of hippos. There is also a resident family of hyena who den near the lodge.
Discover the area on early morning game drives, see the big cats (Leopard Gorge is home large numbers of lion, cheetah and leopard and is where the television series Big Cat Diaries was filmed), go on a Maasai-guided nature walk or hover above the Mara Reserve in a hot-air balloon. Explore the area on a night drive to see some of the nocturnal species. Other activities include walking safaris, balloon safaris and cultural community visits.
Karen Blixen Camp prides itself on being as green as possible: solar power is harnessed and there is a greywater system. In addition to its work with the conservancy, the Karen Blixen Hospitality School provides culinary training and job creation for local workers and the Forestry School teaches students how to care for and manage this pristine environment for generations to come.