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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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Karen Blixen Camp
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Myself my husband and his 2 daughters stayed here in August 2013. I cannot speak highly enough of our stay (even though it was too short). The Accommodation, Staff and location are first rate. Waking up each morning and going onto our veranda which overlooking the Masai river and watching the Hippos play in the early morning sun was amazing.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Arriving at Karen Blixen you instantly feel welcome - the Karen Blixen staff/management went out of their way to make our stay a wonderful unique experience. Eating breakfast/lunch/dinner or just enjoying a cup of coffee with the view to the wild life - just on the other side of the river is truely amazing. Thank you Karenn Blixen for making... More

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I was fortunate to spend three nights at the Karen Blixen Camp in mid September. Sineal and the rest of his staff were absolutely the best; they know and practice the art of hospitality! From the first moment I arrived, someone was always attentive to my needs . Since I was traveling alone, they made a special effort to seek... More

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

I can't stress just how much we enjoyed our stay here. It was our first time in Kenya and our first safari and we chose the Karen Blixon Camp on the basis of it's location and level of comfort along with it's ethos of responsible tourism and eco credentials. The camp and its staff did not dissapoint on any level.... More

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Auckland, NZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We stayed 5 nights at Karen Blixen Camp at the beginning of June 13. I have nothing but praise for the wonderful hospitality we experienced from Lillian, Sineal, Lucy and Simon to name a few. While we were there our driver and guide Dominic was extremely helpful and knowledgeable and feels passionate to show off the people and children of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

My wife n I along with another couple spent 3 nights at KB at the end of Aug.2013. Although nice I think it's a little short of the top end camps and it's value for money. The camp is situated in a great spot on the Mara River with resident game in constant view from the good out door sitting... More

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Also Known As:
Karen Blixen Camp Hotel
Karen Blixen Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Karen Blixen Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve
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
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 109 Specialty lodging in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Hotel Class:5 star — Karen Blixen Camp 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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