Karen Blixen Camp




Karen Blixen Camp is an eco-friendly luxury camp beautifully located on the Mara River, in the Mara North Conservancy.

Accommodation & Facilities

The Camp comprises 22 large luxury canvas tents, each located with a stunning view along the Mara River. The restaurant, reception, lounge and bar are set on a raised wooden deck and furnished with accurate reproductions of Karen Blixen’s private furniture.

The swimming pool offers relaxation and even a little exercise in between game drives whilst the resident masseuse offers a wide range of wellness and beauty treatments. Karen Blixen Camp is the perfect place to sit back and relax with a gin and tonic overlooking the Mara River, watching the wildlife coming to drink, whilst swapping stories about the adventures of the day.


Game drives at Karen Blixen Camp are mostly within the Mara North Conservancy, where guests will enjoy a more exclusive and private safari experience. However, during the migration, drives into the Masai Mara National Reserve can be arranged upon request.

Aside from game drives, game walks (with armed guides) are arranged for those who wish to experience the magnitude of the Mara on foot; nature walks, conducted within the camp, focus entirely on the rich birdlife and little insects inhabiting the area and how the Masai make use of the indigenous plants for medical and ritual purposes; community visits to the local Maasai Manyatta (village), school, market and church give anyone interested a closer understanding of the proud Maasai people and their heritage.

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Luxury tent

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, woven 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 single, 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.



Full board. Water, soft drinks, local beers and house wines. Unlimited shared game drives per day (optional full day game drive). One night game drive within Mara North Conservancy. Return airstrip transfers. Single entry to either Masai Mara Reserve or Mara Triangle for guests staying 3 nights or more.


Mara North Conservancy fees and optional entry fees to Masai Mara Game Reserve or Mara Triangle fees.

Family Suitability

Family-friendly all ages

Malaria Rating

Malarial area year-round