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Superb place to stay - again!
We have just returned from our second stay at Karen Blixen Camp this September 2021. Of all the African camps we have been to we can assure you that Lillian and her team at Blixen are one of the best. The customer service is outstanding. Our every request was granted and Lillian Kathambi (the camp manager) could teach customer service classes. The food was excellent and Benson was an attentive server for us. It is nice to be able to choose from a menu for meals. The main dining area looks over the river you can see game coming in for a drink and the hippos that live there. The tents and beds are very comfortable and the river nearby made a great sleeping background sound. Charging points in the room are convenient including USB charging. Excellent Covid protocols were in place and staff wore masks and hand washing stations and sanitizers were numerous. We also received a temperature check on arrival. Mara North always has plenty of game animals and we always seem to manage to see lion cubs. They are such fun. This time we saw two cheetah moms with three cubs each and a leopard with cub. We have again booked another trip in the future that includes Karen Blixen Camp.
Delightful spot in the Masai Mara
This is a great camp located in a great part of the Masai Mara. The rooms are excellent, the common areas for food and drink are great, and the staff members are welcoming and professional. If you want an excellent tent in the Mara North Conservancy portion of the Mara, this is the place to go.
Fabulous & Friendly Staff Make The Experience Extra Special
My dad and I stayed here for 3 nights and by the time we had to leave, we felt like we were leaving our dear friends. The entire staff made us feel welcome and added to our Kenyan experience in a way we couldn't have imagined. Our guide Empapa was so determined to make sure we saw every animal we wanted, Lillian the manager helped us with everything we needed and Benson our waiter was very attentive. We really felt like we made new friends while we were there. In addition, the tents were lovely and the riverfront setting is unlike any other camp we stayed at. Watching the hippos and other animals on the river with a cocktail in hand was one of our favorite ways to spend an afternoon. We can't wait to be back!
The Perfect Stay & Safari Experience Thanks To Dennis, Lillian, and Job
We stayed at Karen Blixen Camp during our visit to the Maasai Mara in March 2021. This is a tented safari camp and the tent was fully outfitted with all the modern amenities and comforts of home. One of the reasons we picked this place is because of its conservation efforts. All of the electricity and power for the entire camp is provided through solar panels, including the heated water for the outdoor shower. The entire staff was welcoming, kind, and competent. Camp Manager, Lillian, helped facilitate logistics for activities and our assigned server was Job, who did a great job. Our game drives guide was Dennis. He really made our experience outstanding. His knowledge of the Mara and animal spotting skills were expert level. I love to cook and take a cooking class whenever traveling abroad. Karen Blixen Camp did us one better and coordinated a shadow day at their culinary school. The school is one of the ways the camp supports the local Maasai community by providing young people an opportunity to learn a trade and helping them gain employment after graduation. It was an awesome experience to meet these aspiring chefs. They were all so engaging and super accommodating and I loved learning and helping to make some traditional Kenyan recipes. Overall, I would highly recommend Karen Blixen Camp.
The most magical adventure of my life! I will cherish this trip forever!
I just got home from the Karen Blixen Camp with my husband. This property is so special. Our tent was 5 star and located right on the river. It was so peaceful to sleep in the most comfortable bed and waking up to the sounds of nature. Our alarm clock was hippos snorting outside in the river. There are many animals that come to the river to drink but the hippos call this part of the river their home. Outdoor hot water shower felt so good after a day of safari. The camp itself is magical! The restaurant, fire pit, pool, spa, and the river filled with animals was amazing. The staff were so accommodating! I have never been so welcomed by staff on a trip before this. They made you feel like family. We did morning, day, and night game drives with our guide Simon. You can’t go wrong with anyone from Karen Blixen, however Simon holds a special place in our heart. He was so knowledgeable and drove us right up to the animals. It was so exciting! Each day was different and we saw everything! You don’t go long without seeing so many different animals. This area is filled with animals. We also visited a local school which is a memory I will treasure forever. We visited a local village and saw how the tribe lives. So interesting! We did a private dinner in the bush…absolute must! It could have been the most romantic meal I’ve ever had with candlelight and bonfire out in the open bush. Being out in the open made it so exciting and we felt completely at ease with the Karen Blixen staff around us. In fact, I never once didn’t feel at ease. It was pure excitement and magic. We also did sundowners in the bush twice which I think I could have enjoyed every night. So beautiful to watch the sunset around a fire with a cold beverage to end the day. Just perfect! Lastly, the camp arranged a hot air balloon ride at sunrise. Omg…I have tears in my eyes just writing this review. I can’t wait to come back with my kids one day and share this special place with them. A special thanks to Lillian, Simon, Charles, Solomon, and Virginia! I will be back! On a side note, it is such a great time to take this trip. The camp went above and beyond with Covid safety. I felt so safe and grateful for the trip dreams are made of! ❤️🙌. Thanks Karen Blixen Camp! - Jessica Lynn @ Bucket List In A Bikini
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