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Karen Blixen Camp

Karen Blixen Camp in the Masai Mara offers an authentic 'yesteryear' experience for visitors wishing to gain that little extra from their safari. Set on the bank of the Mara River, the location is spectacular. Throughout the day elephants, giraffes, zebras and impalas come for a drink while a large hippo pod rest lazily in the river.

The Camp gives a feeling of the early 1920's era with beautiful and comfortable furniture.  You will find that Karen Blixen Camp is a step back in time with the luxury of today.

Awards / Accreditation

  • Winner of The Good Safari Guide´s 2013 - "Best Ecological Property in Africa"
  • Runner-Up as most sustainable investment in Africa - Danish CSR Awards in Sonderborg in Denmark


Karen Blixen Camp encompasses 22 large luxury canvas tents – each set on a beautiful wooden platform with a spacious verandah. On the cushion daybed one can enjoy an afternoon siesta, taking in the wonderful surroundings.

Each tent is en-suite and furnished with a large comfortable bed, Persian rugs and a cozy armchair giving you the ultimate in camping luxury. The private bathroom has a flush toilet, twin wash hand basins and a romantic outside shower with amazing view to the sky. Water is heated using solar panels to avoid any use of firewood and thus conserving the Mara woodlands. Electricity is provided in all tents 24 hours a day by extended solar panel system and battery storing bank.

Tents can be configured for either double or twin occupancy, where under prior arrangement a 3rd and even 4th bed can be added for children below the age of 12. Our family unit consists of two tents with a shared verandah.

All tents are placed with undisturbed view along the Mara River giving unique and private game viewing to the Oloololo Escarpment and its rich wildlife.


The open plan 'mess' area, built on a raised wooden deck, is beautifully located on the banks of the Mara River overlooking a resident hippo pod providing our guests with endless entertainment.

The mess area comprises the reception, the restaurant and the lounge area with a home-style bar. Comfortable sofas give a welcoming and cozy retreat for the weary traveler while enjoying a before-dinner drink.

Around the campfire one can share the safari adventure of the day, listen to the sounds of the night and look at the magnificent African starlit sky.


  • Game drives
  • Game walking
  • Nature walks
  • Balloon safaris
  • Community visits
  • Hospitality school
  • Plant trees for conservation
  • Eco camp walks

Conservancy Fees
Mara North Conservancy' ticket fee per adult is 60 USD and per child 30 USD.


Karen Blixen Camp is accessible by local flight from Nairobi, Mombasa, Naivasha, Samburu, Lewa Downs and Nanyuki or by private charter flights. Our preferred airstrip is Shikar Airstrip with an approximately 40 minute drive to the camp.

The Camp is also accessible by road. The drive from Nairobi takes approximately 5 hours during the dry season, and 7 hours in the green season.

Location: Mara North Conservancy

PO Box 9913-00100 GPO NBO
Marula Lane no 40C
Karen, Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi Phones:
Safaricom Mobile: +254 711 579 001
Airtel Mobile: + 254 738 413 916
Orange Line: +254 7715 73036

Camp Phones:
Airtel: +254 7887 15451
Orange: +254 7730 63863
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