An authentic ‘Out of Africa’ safari experience at the luxury tented camp named after the book’s author, Karen Blixen, takes you to the heart of Kenya’s Masai Mara. Famed for its prolific wildlife, big cats and the seasonal Great Migration, it offers excellent year round game viewing. The Karen Blixen camp is idyllically set on a high bank of the Mara river opposite a favourite animal drinking place. It won the 2013 Safari Awards for Best Ecological Safari Property and evokes the style of yesteryear blending into the natural environment with modern, eco-friendly comfort.
Discreetly placed along the banks of the river and nestled into shady forest are 22 luxury tents, set on wooden platforms with spacious verandahs for relaxed armchair game-viewing. Comfortable beds and armchairs and an ensuite bathroom with romantic outdoor shower offer all the comforts with solar heated hot water on tap. The family suite has two tents joined together with a shared verandah.
At the heart of the camp is the open-plan ‘mess’ area with lounge, bar, reception and dining area, overlooking the waterhole where the resident pod of hippos provides the entertainment. Lavish meals are served here or under the stars, or be surprised by impromptu bush breakfasts or romantic bush dinners.
An organic vegetable garden provides fresh herbs and salads and all ingredients are sourced from the best of Kenyan produce.
For a spot of pampering book a massage or treatment with the resident wellness therapist on your private verandah. Or relax with a cool dip in the camp swimming pool in between game drives.
Two game drives a day explore the Mara North conservancy area, where you never feel crowded and often have animal sightings to yourself, with plenty of big cat action. For the spectacle of the Great Migration river crossings you venture into the Masai Mara Game Reserve itself. Then there are game walks, nature walks and even balloon ascensions for more fascinating perspectives on this amazing eco-system.
This is a genuine safari experience in a superb location, and excellent value for money, taking you back to the unspoilt Kenya of ‘Out of Africa’ days.
- 24-hour Security
- Eco Friendly
- Internet Access
- Mobile Connectivity
- Credit Card
- Foreign Exchange
- Room Service
- Big 5
- Cooking Courses
- Cultural Tours
- Game Drives
- Game Viewing
- Game Walks