Kenya Masai Mara Karen Blixen Camp family safari

Karen Blixen Camp

Large luxury canvas tents on the banks of the beautiful Mara river

Kenya Masai Mara Karen Blixen Camp family safari
Karen Blixen Camp

Karen Blixen camp is situated in the Mara North conservancy, bordering the main Masai Mara reserve, and rightly prides itself not only on its elegant, slightly nostalgic safari design feel, but also its eco credentials.

Responsible tourism is at the heart of every day operations at this beautiful Danish-owned camp (fittingly named, as Karen Blixen was herself Danish) and the hospitable and charming staff strive every day to bring this to life.

The camp runs in the most environmentally friendly manner – they have been awarded a prestigious Gold Eco Rating by Eco Tourism Kenya – using the latest green technologies, all of which can be seen if you wish. For example, you may choose to spend the morning visiting the Karen Blixen Forestry School projects as a family.

Game drives are taken in the conservancy, which means fewer other tourists are seen whilst out observing the wildlife. You have the option to enter the main reserve too, which may be particularly appealing if travelling in the great migration season. This is best done on a full-day excursion from the camp, with a picnic lunch to enjoy beneath a thorn tree somewhere out on the Mara plains.

We would highly recommend a walking safari in this conservancy area, and a slow birdwalk around the camp environs first thing means plentiful bird and wildlife sightings along the river bank. 

Plan your stay
Coral Tree luxury rating

Number of rooms

22 tents, with one family unit consisting of two tents, under the same roof, on the same deck

Location

Masai Mara

Child Policy

All ages welcome

Why we love it

“Private conservancy benefits while also being within reach of the main reserve, and a stunning location on the river mean that wildlife comes to you.”

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Tess, Coral Tree founder

Key Highlights & Amenities
  • Classic ‘yesteryear’ safari feel in the design
  • Spacious tents with undisturbed views of the Mara river
  • Family unit, or, each tent can have up to two extra beds added to it
  • Massage and beauty treatments
  • Swimming pool
  • Get involved in the Karen Blixen Forestry school activities as a family
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