Karen Blixen Camp



The Karen Blixen Camp offers you a truly authentic experience of the Masai Mara. Get to know one of Africa’s greatest wildlife reserves as it was in the exciting early days of savannah exploration.

Safari in style with luxurious and comfortable camps, each with spectacular and undisturbed views along the Mara River. Elephants, giraffes, zebras, impalas and buffalos visit throughout the day and lions and leopards have been spotted too at what seems to be a favourite drinking spot.

If you’re as passionate about responsible travel as we are, the Karen Blixen Camp is the
ideal choice. The camp is heavily involved in protecting over 30,000 hectares of the Masai Mara ecosystem as well as making a positive contribution to the local Maasai community. Affordable education for the Maasai youth is provided at the camp’s schools in hospitality, cooking and forestry. The camp also offers IT and language courses to its staff as well as the local population.

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Look out for...

  • The resident hippo pod with their chubby little babies
  • Elephants drinking and playing in the Mara river
  • Lions, cheetahs and leopards in 'Leopard Gorge', as seen on BBC's Big Cat Diary
  • The Wildebeest migration from June to October
  • Giraffes, zebras, impalas, crocodiles and buffalos
  • Over 550 bird species endemic to East Africa
Responsible travel

The Karen Blixen Camp is committed to responsible travel. The company is dedicated to conducting business in a way that has the least impact on the environment and that benefits the neighbouring community. It is a founding member of the Mara North Conservancy protecting 30,000 hectares of the beautiful Masai Mara ecosystem.

Solar panels supply all of the power used at the camp and a sewage system manages all waste water. Waste is carefully recycled.

The camp makes a positive contribution to the local Masai community following the principle of trade, not aid.

Good combined with...
If you wish to extend your stay in Kenya, the Karen Blixen Camp experience would combine perfectly with any of our other carefully selected safari locations in Kenya. Take a look at our comprehensive Kenya portfolio or contact us for our recommendations.


The Karen Blixen Camp is an eco-friendly camp designed to provide a relaxing retreat after an exciting day of discovery. The camp comprises of 22 luxury canvas tents. Each tent is en-suite with a spacious veranda and indulgently furnished with a large comfortable bed, Persian rugs, cozy armchairs and a cushioned daybed from which to enjoy the unique and uninterrupted view along the Mara River and Oloololo Escarpment.


The Karen Blixen Camp is dedicated to providing responsible wildlife activities.

  • Game drives
  • Game walking
  • Nature walks
  • Balloon safaris
  • Bird watching
  • Community visits
  • Tree planting
  • Eco camp walks



  • Accessible by local flight from Nairobi, Mombasa, Naivasha, Samburu, Lewa Downs and Nayuki or by private charter flights.
  • 40 mins drive from Mara North Conservancy Airstrip
  • 5 hours drive from Nairobi (7 hours in green season)

Guest areas

The many top class amenities you can enjoy at the Karen Blixen Camp include a ‘bush-side’ restaurant complete with an internationally experienced chef; a cozy lounge and home-style bar overlooking a resident hippo pod; a swimming pool for a refreshing dip in between game drives; and a resident masseuse offering a range of soothing beauty treatments.




  • Restaurant
  • Lounge and bar
  • Swimming pool
  • Wellness and beauty therapy
  • Gift shop
  • Wireless internet


Karen Blixen was passionate about cooking and our chefs have found many of her original recipes. Camp dining captures the style of past colonial days through classical cooking with accents from Kenya’s own traditional cuisine. All meals are served in the restaurant or bush garden. Enjoy the spectacular sight of the resident wildlife along the Mara River and join them with their evening drink!

Join your loved-one for a romantic bush dinner set beneath the stars or enjoy a bush breakfast after an exhilarating morning game drive.



  • Bird and wildlife lovers
  • Honeymooners and couples
  • Families
  • Those looking for the ultimate stylish safari experience


"This has been one of the best holidays we have had! The safari is amazing, the staff are so nice and everything has just been so amazing, it was wonderful :)"
Emma, Harry and Josh Tilley

"Beautiful boutique camp, amazing experience overall. Staff, hippos, food, animals, all wonderful. Thank you!"
Libby & Alan Douglas

"First time in Kenya, not the last. What a fantastic place this is - just wonderful. I thank each and every one of the staff."
Chris Harrison

"This has been the best week, thank you so much for making us feel so welcome! I hope to come back one day, so sad to leave. Asante Sana!"
Clare McGuire

"Thank you very much for your outstanding hospitality which we really enjoyed! A place to be recommended!"
Manfred & Andrea Schule

"A fantastic experience, with amazing wildlife. Topped off by friendly and knowledgeable staff. Overall great to experience the Mara from a unique camp. Thanks everyone."
John Barnett