Karen Blixen Camp

Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya

Named after the Danish author who penned the incredible Out of Africa novel, Karen Blixen Camp truly paints the same romantic story told so beautifully in Blixen’s memoir. Nestled in the Mara North Conservancy, this larger property looks onto the Mara River which is frequented by hippo pods.

We have no doubt that you’ll be utterly charmed by the 22 luxury canvas tents here. With rustic thatched roofs and an elevated veranda adorned with lanterns, the tents are inspired by Kenya’s natural beauty. Despite the clear natural influences, the interiors have a cosy feel thanks to the Persian rugs, comfy daybed, and welcoming armchair. We love that the camp is heated with solar too and you can shower in the open air.

Families can be accomodated in triples or quads or in the family tent – a large shared decking containing two tents connected by a short walkway. Children can also take part in a number of activities from nature walks and visiting schools to bead work and making bow and arrows.

The main lounge area is just as delightful. From the exposed brick walls and toasty fireplace, to the colourful African artwork and homely furnishings, this is the perfect spot to watch an energetic hippo pod basking by the Mara River. The dining area is romantic too, with classic African décor and gourmet dishes inspired by Blixen’s love of food.

The swimming pool and wellness tent are fantastic, but our favourite part of the camp is the peaceful ‘armchair game viewing’. Perched on the Mara River banks, we’ve spent many an afternoon watching wildlife graze nearby and have a dip in the river here.


What's Included

  • Tents either have a double bed, two twins, three beds, or four
  • Full board food and drink
  • WiFi in lounge
  • Game drives in a 4x4 purpose built safari vehicle
  • Walking safaris
  • Swimming pool
  • Wifi in all areas
  • Wellness tent
  • Laundry (extra cost)
  • Sundowners (extra cost)

Open all year round, children of all ages welcome.

Price Information

This camp can be booked as part of a tailor-made safari, with or without flights. Per person per night prices from £335 / €385 / $445

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