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Marula Lane No 40C, Mara North Conservancy, Maasai Mara National Reserve 00100 Kenya
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#1 of 3 Specialty lodging in Mara North Conservancy
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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.
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Marula Lane No 40C, Mara North Conservancy, Maasai Mara National Reserve 00100 Kenya
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msafirimbili wrote a review Jan 2021
Nairobi, Kenya53 contributions26 helpful votes
This is a very nice camp, situated along the Mara River. All the rooms face the river, which was unseasonally full of water. The camp has quite a bit of small game wandering around, dik dik, mongoose, and saw giraffe and antelope on the banks of the river opposite. In spite of it being very wet due to the heavy rains they are experiencing, we saw very many elephants, with small babies, a cheetah, lions with a cub, gnus, Thomson Gazelle, Topi, with babies, hyena, eland, dik dik, giraffe, hippos. Beautiful sunset too. The food was very good, and chef was only too happy to accommodate your needs. The staff were very good as well. The bed was very comfy, and the outdoor shower was great. Piping hot water. It's sad to note, that because of Covid, the visitors are few and far between. Really affects the jobs. I pray that the situation changes soon. But otherwise an amazing few days spent in the Mara.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Feb 21, 2021
Dear MsafiriMbili, Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent experience at Karen Blixen Eco Camp in Mara North Conservancy. We appreciate your comprehensive review, highlighting all aspects of your stay; Very good food and chef was too happy to accommodate your needs. Plenty of wildlife, Very good staff, River facing tents, comfy beds, great outdoor showers and piped hot water. We are happy to have made your stay special and magical and we look forward with great pleasure the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. Warmest regards, Karen Blixen Cam Team
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Attic Tours and Travel Ltd wrote a review Oct 2020
Kenya41 contributions54 helpful votes
Great staff They offer the best spa services Beautiful,beautiful rooms my personal favourite are the bathrooms They folllow all the safety guidelines regarding covid-19 They have an outdoor pool and provide pool towels
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Lillian Kathambi, General Manager at Karen Blixen Camp
Responded Feb 21, 2021
Dear Attictravel, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Karen Blixen Camp. We immeasurably appreciate this great review. We are delighted you had fabulous time at our Eco camp. A Special mention of our Great staff, best spa services, beautiful rooms and your personal favourites are the outdoor showers, being Covid-19 compliant and following all the guidelines in regards to Covid-19 protocols, our outdoor pool and provision of pool towels were the highlight of your safari. Our staff are pleased to know that they made your stay unforgettable. Thank you again for this lovely review and we do hope to see you return again soon to Karen Blixen Camp in Mara North Conservancy for another memorable safari. Warmest Regards Karen Blixen Camp
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andy w wrote a review Oct 2020
28 contributions19 helpful votes
Sadly I was the only person at the camp in late September as C-19 continues to devistate the mara tourism industry. However the team were a delight despite this and made me feel incredibly welcome. lillian was wonderful and very helpful with my various requests, Dominic my guide was great and the rest of the team a delight. The facilities were very impressive, including a delightful pool, an dthe location on the river allows you to watch the drama unfold, with hippos, elephants and impala regualrly on display. Being in the Mara conservancy area is another advantage - with the local community getting regular payments from the camps, and a careful balance of cattle and game , along with much more flexibility as to where and when you can move around the area. In addition only guests of camps on the concervancy are allowed, meaning when tourists do return you will find less vehicles here than in the national park. Food was great, and while you can never guarantee what game you see, in my case it was magical, lions on a kill, cheetah and amazing birdlife. Thoroughly recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Lillian Kathambi, General Manager at Karen Blixen Camp
Responded Feb 21, 2021
Dear Andy, (Z9217QNandyw) Many thanks for choosing to stay with us at Karen Blixen Camp in Mara North Conservancy and for taking the time to review your recent experience with us. We deeply appreciated the opportunity of being of service to you and despite being the only guest in camp you were made to feel at home and incredibly welcome. We are pleased to read that your experience was exceptional. Staying at Karen Blixen Camp in Mara North Conservancy does not only benefit many people from the local community but also the flexibility of game driving including early morning sun rise experiences, Game walks, Sundowners, and night safaris, limited number of vehicles per sighting gives exemplary advantage to guests for game viewing as well. You also enjoyed; the impressive facilities, a delightful pool, and the location on the river that allows you to watch the drama unfold, with hippos, elephants and impala regularly on display. We already shared your kind words to our staff who are happy knowing they made your stay memorable. Thank you once again for the recommendations. It will be a great honour welcoming you back and hosting you for another exceptional Mara experience and unforgettable safari. Warmest regards Karen Blixen Camp Team
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Ashley M wrote a review Sep 2020
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This is extremely overdue, but when my mom and I visited Karen Blixen (July 2019), we were just blown away by every single thing. On our last night, I said to Jerome (who is the BEST): "I'm not sure what time we need to be picked up tomorrow." And he goes "I don't even want you to think about it. Just enjoy your last night here and I will handle the rest." And the next day they just seamlessly guided us wherever we needed to go. Like...what?! Is that even real life? But that's how everything was at Karen Blixen. One night they setup a private screening of Out of Africa for us with a private dinner. I had never seen it, but it was filmed in Masai Mara and to watch it at this incredible camp in Masai Mara with delicious food, wine and with my mom was so special. We ate lunch everyday overlooking the river with hippos, giraffes, elephants , etc. The food was great. The service is unparalleled. Each morning before our game drives, we were brought fresh coffee directly into our tent. And the tent! It was so perfect. The outdoor shower was gorgeous, the tent had a little deck overlooking the river, we had electricity (solar powered), and everything else we could need. My mom had a massage that she said was the best she ever had. I And the game drives! Our guides, Dennis and Albert were incredible. They were funny, thoughtful and so knowledgeable. We saw the Big Five! And honestly, even if we hadn't, it would have been just as magical. They had snacks, wine, beer, cold water etc. One day we went on a walking safari which was so cool too. Our last morning, we saw a lioness carry four cubs across a stream, one by one in her mouth, while the sun was coming up. It's honestly hard to believe it was even real. They also did a private breakfast for us out in the bush. A whole table setup with eggs and pastries and everything you could possible want. It was just incredible. And the camp itself was GORGEOUS. And I know I mentioned this already, but the wildlife you can see just from the camp - holy crap. I wish I could remember everyone's names right now. The staff really are the best of the best. So genuine, so attentive, and made us feel like Kenya was our home. The realllly sad part, is that I lost most of my pictures, but the memories I made, will truly last a lifetime. I know that sounds cliche, but it's true. Asante sana, Karen Blixen Camp.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Lillian Kathambi, General Manager at Karen Blixen Camp
Responded Feb 20, 2021
Dear ashleymY6597KZ, Oh wow! What a wonderful elaborate review detailing all experiences of your stay with us at Karen Blixen Camp. Thank you for taking your precious time to review us. It was such a great honour being of service to you and your mum. We immensely appreciate your comprehensive review highlighting all aspects of your stay; Gorgeous camp, great food, unparalleled service, view of animals from the dinning lawns while enjoying your meals, best of the best staff, genuine, attentive and they made you feel at home. Out of Africa Movie, Bush breakfast and private dinner. Sorry for loosing your photos. The best part of it is, memories will forever linger in your minds. Special mention of Dennis, Jerome & Albert is deeply appreciated. We look forward to hosting you for another memorable adventure in the near future. Warmest Regards Karen Blixen Camp Team
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Kingi M wrote a review Sep 2020
Nairobi, Kenya11 contributions1 helpful vote
It was an awesome trip. I went on holiday with my 8 year old daughter and some friends. Tips:- Make sure you ask for a local Masai (within the staff) as your guide during the game drives. They know where to locate every animal and natural feature and allow bathroom breaks for kids. Makes the loooong game drive bearable for children. Beware of the noise at night....it is only harmless hippos as the tents are along the Mara River. Good security ........though you are really in the wild... Small pool but very refreshing after a long game drive. The kids enjoyed. I am Kenyan and I wonder why I didn`t do this trip a long time ago. Staff are very very friendly and respectful. The food was 5 star...a la carte .... still dreaming of the Tamarillo Juice ..
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Lillian Kathambi, General Manager at Karen Blixen Camp
Responded Feb 20, 2021
Dear Kingi M, Thank you for choosing Karen Blixen Camp as a destination in Mara with your daughter and friends. We immensely appreciate this great review. We are delighted you had a memorable stay at our Eco camp. We are very pleased to note that you specifically liked; Very friendly and respectful staff, flexible guides, Tents along Mara River, flexible guides, swimming pool that accommodates children and five star food. All staff are delighted, knowing that they made your stay special and memorable. Once again thank you for sharing your experience and we anticipate with great pleasure the opportunity to host you again in not so far future. Warmest regards Karen Blixen Camp Team
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$1,266 - $1,435 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
KenyaRift Valley ProvinceMaasai Mara National ReserveMara North Conservancy
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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Frequently Asked Questions about Karen Blixen Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Karen Blixen Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Karen Blixen Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Karen Blixen Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Karen Blixen Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Karen Blixen Camp have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Karen Blixen Camp offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Karen Blixen Camp have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.