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  • Location: Kenya, Masai Mara
  • Type of Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Comfort Level: Mid-range


Karen Blixen Camp is a colonial-style 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.

Discover the area on early morning game drives, see the big cats, 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.

Recent accolades & press

  •  The Safari Awards 2013 - Best Ecological Safari Property in Africa - Winner


  • Located on the banks of the Mara River
  • Dense wildlife population
  • Wide variety of safari activities
  • Wellness treatments in the privacy of your tent
  • Classic yesteryear safari experience

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When you aren't enjoying thrilling game-drives, opt for a refreshing dip in the swimming pool, a revitalising wellness treatment or a drink in the camp bar.

General Facilities

    Beauty or wellness therapist
    Swimming Pool


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.

Standard 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.

Standard Tent AMENITIES

    En-suite shower only
    Outdoor shower
    Twin bed available


  • Birding
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Local village visits
  • Walking safaris
  • Specialist guides
  • Cultural tour
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Nov 2014 - 15 Dec 2014 $510 Game Package
  • 23 Dec 2014 - 02 Jan 2015 $565 Game Package
  • 03 Jan 2015 - 31 Mar 2015 $505 Game Package
  • 01 Apr 2015 - 30 Jun 2015 $425 Game Package
  • 01 Jul 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 $565 Game Package
  • 01 Nov 2015 - 22 Dec 2015 $505 Game Package
  • 23 Dec 2015 - 02 Jan 2016 $565 Game Package

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Request a quote for rate detail

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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Lauren Johansson

Lauren Johansson

Africa Safari Expert

"A superb location & excellent accomodation! I loved the outdoor showers and the hot water bottle in your bed to ward off the night time chill - a lovely camp all round."



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

Julieann Stone, September 2009 >View more reviews