• Location: Kenya, Masai Mara
  • Type of Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Comfort Level: Comfortable


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.


  • Located on the banks of the Mara River
  • Dense wildlife population, especially big cats
  • Wide variety of safari activities
  • Wellness treatments in the privacy of your tent
  • Classic yesteryear safari experience
  • Green eco-friendly technologies

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After your thrilling game drives, opt for a refreshing dip in the swimming pool, a revitalising wellness treatment or a cool drink in the camp bar.

General Facilities

    Curio or Gift shop
    Swimming Pool
    Wi-fi available


Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the à la carte restaurant or in the bush garden - with exceptional views of the Mara River.

A wide variety of dishes is available, created from fresh and locally sourced ingredients while the herbs are picked from the camp's organic garden.

Luxury Tent

Karen Blixen Camp offers 22 spacious and stylish tents set on mahogany platforms, each offering beautiful views of the river from private verandas. Equipped with private toilets and showers, each tent is luxuriously furnished to provide a comfortable and sophisticated retreat in the bush.


    En-suite bath only
    Mini bar
    Mosquito net
    Outdoor shower


  • Bird watching
  • Cultural tours
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Bush dining
  • Night drives
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 $390 Game Package
  • 01 Jul 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $545 Game Package
  • 01 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017 $480 Game Package
  • 23 Dec 2017 - 02 Jan 2018 $545 Game Package

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • WOW WOW WOW is all I can say: Superb accommodation, Fantastic Staff who could not do enough for you, Great Food, Great guide during our Game Drives – he could not do enough for us, and gave us an experience of a lifetime. We will definitely go back to Karen Blixen, next time we will spend more time, so that we can cover all that is on offer.

    Michelle Sanders, August 2013
  • Really interesting since I finally saw "Out of Africa" after we booked our trip. The guide was very interesting and personable. The gift-shop had really high quality souvenirs and the saleswoman had a really sweet conversation with us while we shopped.

    Holly Lindsay, January 2010
  • We had a great time on our Safari. The Karen Blixen Camp was great. The food was excellent at the camp and I am a very fussy eater. The only negative is that the camp is over an hour from the airstrip over very rough roads. There is supposed to be a new airstrip opening that would be closer to the camp.

    Melissa Macdonald, January 2010
  • Karen Blixen was great, small and intimate which was good for all of us.

    Julieann Stone, September 2009

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Karen Blixen was great, small and intimate which was good for all of us.

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