Karen Blixen Camp

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Karen Blixen Camp bliss in Mara North Conservancy

Remember the name, Karen Blixen Camp, a life-changing Kenya destination that is ideally positioned to witness one of the world’s wildlife phenomenon, the Mara River crossing part of the annual Great Migration. Book your bed in the colonial bliss of Karen Blixen Camp in the Mara North Conservancy adjoined to the famous Masai Mara Game Reserve in magnificent Kenya. 

When it comes to choosing Masai Mara safari lodges, we recommend the Karen Blixen camp as the ultimate safari destination to explore the famous game reserve – set beside the Mara River, its perfect setting is hard to beat. 

Get front row seats from your spot at the Karen Blixen Camp to this spectacular predator-prey interaction and watch as crocodiles gorge themselves on zebra and wildebeest. You don’t need to go far to see the wild animals, they come to you. Simply soak up the friendly service and indulge your taste buds with delectable intercontinental cuisine. Kenya is a wild place, packed with primal energies and at least here you can revel in the modern facilities that hark back to an era of luxury and refinement!

It is fascinating to note that Baroness Karen Christenze von Blixen-Finecke was born ‘Dinesen’, a Danish author who wrote works in Danish and English and is best known under her pen name, Isak Dinesen. Blixen is best known for Out of Africa, an account of her life while living in Kenya, and for one of her stories, Babette’s Feast, both of which have been adapted into Academy Award–winning motion pictures.

So, this eco friendly camp conveys a sense of exciting wildness and an aura of those days of exploration when Selous and Livingstone first set foot on the continent and the Masai Mara – it’s a stylish retreat from the elements and the thrill of seeing so much wildlife every day.

Return to camp and jump into strong showers then sit on your private deck and simply game view, drink in hand. The main lodge reflects the furniture that Karen Blixen owned and tries to imitate her home where she wrote and imagined her works. Meet fellow safari enthusiasts on the dining deck, open to the sun and breezes where animals stroll and hippos grunt below in the Mara River.



Karen Blixen Camp is sited in southern Kenya on the north-western border of the renowned Masai Mara Reserve in the Great Plains Masai Mara North Conservancy. The camp has a spectacular location right on the banks of the Mara River within 700 acres of private land with an impressive escarpment in front and the infinite Mara plains behind. 

With front row seats to one of the world’s wildlife phenomenon, the Mara River crossing, this delightful, tented camp in Kenya provides the perfect base from which to sit back and watch the wildlife spectacle as it unveils in front of you. One of the most dramatic moments during the Great Migration, and certainly not for the faint-hearted, guests will see a feeding frenzy as wildebeest and zebra risk it all to reach the lush grass on the other side as crocodiles and lions lie in wait and prey on the weak and unsuspecting. 

Karen Blixen Camp provides accommodation in 22 luxurious en-suite tents that are beautifully set on raised mahogany platforms. The bathrooms have flush toilets, twin washbasins and al fresco showers with views to the sky. The verandas come complete with cushion daybeds which invite for a relaxed afternoon of game viewing in comfort. 

Chat to Voyage2Africa about your package deal to Kenya and an adventure into the Mara North Conservancy where wildlife is rife and scenic beauty soul inspiring. 

Amazing Holiday Packages including Karen Blixen Camp

From $697



  • Big 5 safaris
  • Exclusive game drives within the Mara North Conservancy
  • Guided walking safaris and nature walks
  • Cultural visits to a local Maasai community
  • Balloon safaris
  • Armchair game viewing from the comfort of your veranda


  • Luxury accommodation
  • All meals and drinks
  • Game viewing activities

bedroom area of the accommodation at Karen Blixen Camp in Kenya
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  • 22 luxurious en-suite tents that are beautifully set on raised mahogany platforms
  • Tent amenities: Persian rugs, en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets, alfresco showers & double basins, private verandas with cushion daybeds
  • Dining area
  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Gift shop
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet connectivity
  • 24-hour solar powered electricity


  • Luxury camp serving nouvelle cuisine in unique and creative fusions of Kenyan traditional foods and international delicacies plus hints of the Far East, India and beyond – dine outside with fine wines as the sun moves across the infinite blue skies  
  • Stunning location on the banks of the Mara River where game viewing just keeps getting better, from dawn until deep into the nights
  • Resident masseuse offering a range of wellness and beauty treatments by a highly experienced therapist trained in the centuries old African Kukanda (massage) tradition. 
  • Kids are so welcome to come and enjoy the camp and the nature – child-friendly early meals, kids’ activities such as guided nature walks, bow and arrow shooting, fire making, bead making, spoor casting, throwing seed-balls using catapults and slingshots – and a small swimming pool with supervision.

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