Karen Blixen Camp is situated in the pristine Mara North Conservancy, which borders the Masai Mara Game Reserve. This eco-friendly luxury camp gives a sense of the exciting explorer days, when the savannah was seldom visited and elaborate and comfortable camps were set up providing a luxurious and stylish retreat after each day’s adventure.
Daily morning and afternoon/night game drives are enjoyed within the Mara North Conservancy for the utmost exclusive and private safari experience with low impact tourism controlled vehicle density. On request and during the Great Migration, you also have the opportunity for a full day game drive in the Masai Mara National Reserve.
Game walking can also be arranged for those who wish to experience the magnitude of the Mara savannah on foot. Shorter nature walks are kept within the camp and 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.
Karen Blixen Camp comprises 22 large luxury canvas tents each placed with undisturbed view along the Mara River.
The open plan ‘mess’ area, built on a raised wooden deck, is located on the banks of the Mara River overlooking a resident hippo pod. Breakfasts, lunches and dinners are served in the restaurant or bush garden from where one has an incredible close view of the Mara River and the wild animals coming to drink. For guests wanting to venture a little further, romantic bush dinners can be arranged underneath the starlit African night.
The swimming pool has sunbeds and umbrellas for shade from the African sun. A wide range of wellness treatments and therapeutic body massages are also offered by trained therapists (additional cost).
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Full Board Package: All meals; tea/coffee; and Mara North Conservancy fees are included. Game drives are taken with your private driver-guide.
Game Package: All meals; soft drinks, beer and house wine; Mara North Conservancy fees; daily shared game drives in the Conservancy; one night drive in the Conservancy; and Mara North airstrip transfers are included.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
General Information For Guests
Each tent is en-suite and furnished with a large comfortable bed, woven rugs and an armchair. The private bathroom has a flush W/C, twin wash hand basins and an outside shower with amazing views. Water is heated using solar panels. The tents also have air conditioning, mosquito nets, hair dryers, in-room safes, a mini bar and telephone. 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, wand under prior arrangement a 3rd and even 4th bed can be added for children below the age of 12. The 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 camp consists of a restaurant, reception, lounge area, bar, gift shop, camp fire and a swimming pool. Wi-Fi is provided in the gazebo.
Guests on Game Package will enjoy game drives in open Toyota Land Cruisers with no more than 6 guess on each vehicle. Guests of Full Board Package will enjoy game drives with their private driver-guide.
Activities that are available for an additional cost include community visits to the local Masai Manyatta (village), nature walks within the camp, tree planting, game walks and balloon safaris.
During the migration season (or on request) guests on Game Package are offered the opportunity to go for a full day game drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve or the Mara Triangle to have a chance to see the thousands of wildebeests and zebras crossing the Mara River. Please note additional Reserve fees of USD 80 per person will apply to enter the National Reserve per visit.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the restaurant or bush garden.
There is a resident masseuse offering a wide range of wellness and beauty treatments (available on request).
Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards are accepted.
Mobile/cell phone signal is limited.
The camp is approximately a 45 minute drive from the nearest airstrip.