Karen Blixen CampKaren Blixen Camp

Karen Blixen Camp

From: $623.00

Karen Blixen Camp lies on the East bank of the Mara River and close to the Oloololo Gate where game drives happen daily in the Masai Mara National Reserve. Views from the lodge or tents look out over the river where Elephant and Hippo bask and drink. Ideal for a family safari.



Karen Blixen Camp

Mara North Conservancy

Famous for it’s association with the film “Out of Africa”, Karen Blixen Camp is perfectly located close to the Oloololo Gate for access to the Masai Mara National Reserve. Sitting on the East bank of the Mara River in front of a wide loop in the river, views stretch across the banks and beyond.

The main guest area lies under a steep roof thatched with local grasses and reeds where you will find the reception area, lounge and bar. Walking out the front there is a large terrace where evenings around the fire are spent after hard days on safari.

Thankfully this river front area is safe from Crocodile and Hippo as the bank is steep and it’s a very popular place to relax and watch the passing wildlife. Elephant, Zebra and Giraffe regularly come down to drink and there is a small pod of Hippo in one of the deeper pools.

There is a swimming pool behind some of the tents that is most welcome during the hot summer months.

Safari Tents

There are 22 safari tents at Karen Blixen Camp, raised on wooden decks they are spread along the banks of the Mara River and each has a small deck at the front where you can relax and enjoy the views. There is a family unit that shares the same raised wooden deck and is ideal for families.

Solid wooden floors, spacious bathrooms partly open to the air and canvas sided walls all combine into a very luxurious feeling to your accommodation. Beyond the main bathroom is an outdoor shower and bathtub – a real experience at night under the stars.

Read our Country Information for travel advice to Kenya.

Read our blog on how to escape to Kenya this summer and our blog article on the Mara North Conservancy.

Combine this with Mara Bushtops, Ubuntu Migration Camp or Loisaba Tented Camp.

For more information on the Masaai Mara and the conservation visit the Masai Wilderness Conservation Trust and the Mara Conservancy website.

How to Get There

Fly In

Fly in to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport with Egypt Air, Swiss Air, Lufthansa, KLM, Turkish Airlines, Emirates or Qatar Airways.

On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met by your safari representative who will drive you to Wilson Airport and assist you onto a light aircraft for your flight to either the Mara North Airstrip or Kichwa Tembo airstrip. From either airstrip it is a brief game drive to the camp.

For assistance with domestic flights get in touch with us, we’ll make sure your safari plans are seamless.



  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Local brand drinks
  • Unlimited game drives
  • One night game drive
  • Airstrip transfers
  • Guided eco walk


  • Premium brand drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Domestic flights
  • Visa fees’
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Conservancy fees’
  • Masai Mara National Reserve fees’
  • Laundry
  • Balloon safaris
  • Spa treatments

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