Karen Blixen Camp

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Karen Blixen Coffee garden, Karen Road, Gate 336 PO Box 9913, Nairobi, 00100
Member Number: 201304 Tel: +254 711579001

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 camp consists of 22 luxurious tents. The location is spectacular, with the great Mara plains behind the camp and the impressive escarpment and Mara River in front. Throughout the day, zebras, elephants and hippos come to drink from the river. The 22 spacious tents are set on large mahogany platforms – each with a veranda from which one can enjoy an afternoon siesta taking in the wonderful surroundings. The tents are furnished with comfortable furniture for the ultimate camping luxury. 19 tents are placed along the riverbank, whilst 3 units are situated on raised platforms offering incredible views of the area. Each of the tents has a bathroom and a outdoor shower. Camp facilities also include a restaurant, a bar and a swimming pool, as well as wellness treatments are offered by the resident masseuse. The camp is situated in southern Kenya on the northwestern border of the famed Masai Mara Reserve in Koiyaki 20 minutes drive north of Musiara Gata on 66 acres concession of private land leased from a Masai landlord. The camp offers game drives in open top 6 persons Land Cruisers, nature walks, game walk and night game drives.

Where we operate

  • Kenya
  • Rwanda
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zanzibar

Activities offered

  • Accommodation
  • Ballooning
  • Beach Holidays
  • Bird Watching
  • Flying Safaris
  • Golf
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Photography
  • Riding Safaris
  • Safaris - Fixed Camp
  • Weddings
  • Walking Safaris
  • Air Charters
  • Eco tourism
  • Cultural activities
  • Honeymoon safaris


16 June 2014

Update on Karen Blixen Camp Refurbishment

UPDATE ON REFURBISHMENT OF KAREN BLIXEN CAMP, MARA NORTH, MASAI MARA Karen Blixen Camp embarked on a rigorous exercise of refurbishing the Camp in many areas of Operations. This is in line with the Company’s policy to always refresh and give the best to our supporting Agents and Guests. Last year we closed the Camp for the months of April and May and this year we closed during the month of May to complete on the projects. Agents and their guests will notice remarkable improvements in the…

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08 October 2013

New Facility and activities at Karen Blixen Camp Masai Mara

Karen Blixen camp has completed renovation of its main area. A new Art Centre for local maasai women is under development and this will bring more than 50 women together with the aim of making improved Maasai bead items for both local and international market. The sales income is designed to benefit the masai women who is very vulnerable in the community. For those attending WTM contact Ronald mutie on ronald@karenblixen camp.com for detailed information  

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17 April 2013

Changes at Karen Blixen Camp , Masai Mara

Karen Blixen Camp on the fabled Mara River in Kenya’s wildlife rich Masai Mara has undergone very recent changes in ownership and management. Ongoing changes also include a complete renovation of the complete kitchen area. This is in tandem with Kenya’s first and only graduate training cooking school, which is currently training six local Masai undergraduate chefs. For Indaba appointments please contact simonb@theoutofafricacollection.com or simon@scenicairsafaris.com

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07 December 2011

Karen Blixen Camp opens a Cooking School for Maasai Youth

In early January 2012, Karen Blixen Camp in the Mara North Conservancy is proud to open its ‘Cooking and Hospitality School’. With no secondary school in the local area, more than 50% of the the Maasai youth find themselves in constant unemployment, contributing to the cycle of poverty. The camp relies on staff to look after its visitors and enhance their safari experience. Through this hospitality school the local youth will have access to affordable education. The camp’s ob…

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