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5.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   C13 Lolgorien -north-western Masai Mara Reserve-, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Calgranny2014 Los Gatos, California
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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for three nights in June, 2014. It absolutely exceeded any expectations. The tent was large and very comfortable, with a private outside shower. Plenty of hot water and 24 hour electricity. From the porch of my tent I saw elephants, giraffes, hippos, crocodiles, zebras, and antelopes. And of course birds and more birds. The staff was extremely... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible animal viewing while staying in total luxury with a warm and helpful staff is what this camp offers. We saw a large lion pride, a shy leopard, cheetah, giraffes, wildebeest, every antelope species and a river full of hippos. Our tent was lovely with a large bathroom and an outdoor shower. I showered under steamy hot water while looking... More

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Naivasha, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived until the check we were amazed each and every minute,while having lunch we could see a group of hippo out basking at the river bank while down stream we could see some crocks on rocks also basking and all this while we were having our lunch. Thanks to our service guy Charles and Safari who... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This was the first Safari camp my dad,sister and I stayed at on our very first trip to Kenya and we loved it. Even after we stayed at 4 others we all agreed that this was the best one. There was only 1 other person staying there when we were there so it felt as if we had the whole... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A camp on its own by Nature.Unforgettable view of Hippos just at your Dining area and Tent. Get your time to dine with wildlife eg Antelopes,Reptiles etc at the famous mara north conservancy.Hospitable Staff/Best tour Guides ever/ massive game in a open 4x4 name them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This should definitely be the last stop on your safari as one should always end on a high note. Karen Blixen Camp offers a glimpse of what can only be described as a step back in time. Imagine the 1920's with all of the luxury of this century. The location on the Mara River is spectacular with wildlife drinking across... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Stayed here in June 2013 as part of my 60th birthday celebrations. It was a quiet time in camp as ust before great migration. Food was very good- except pre breakfast before early morning safari was not always ready in time and a bit sparse but that could be because only a handful of us there. Service was excellent otherwise.... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

After completing business in Nairobi I needed to immerse myself in nature. A local travel agent recommended several tent camps and I carefully chose the Karen Blixen Camp for their responsible approach to tourism, contribution to the local community and location on the river Mara. It was a perfect decision! I came alone but never felt alone. I had both... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

There are lots of great tented camps out there but Blixen is great! Tents are perfect, pool in the back divine when it's hot but the best thing is the view in the river bend. Also the place where you eat.......a real treat in every sense of the word!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Had karen blixen been our first stop in Kenya I'd have been impressed - it occupies a fantastic setting on the mara river with daily displays of wildlife from the resident hippos and crocs to the visiting elephants, giraffes, zebra, gazelles and even the odd baboon! The tents are great, the ambience second to none, and the staff are excellent.... More

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Address: C13 Lolgorien -north-western Masai Mara Reserve-, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Karen Blixen Camp 5*
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Karen Blixen Camp in the Masai Mara offers an authentic ’yesteryear’ experience for visitors wishing to gain that little extra from their safari. Set on the bank of the Mara River; the location is spectacular. Throughout the day elephants, giraffes, zebras and impalas come for a drink while a large hippo pod rest lazily in the river. The Camp gives a feeling of the early 1920’s era with beautiful and comfortable furniture. ... more   less 
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