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FACT SHEET OPERATOR ACCOMMODATION Karen Blixen Camp Ltd, PO Box 9913-00100 GPO Nairobi Kenya. Bruce The camp comprises 22 spacious en-suite tents (4.6m x 8m) set on large House 7th Floor, Standard Street, Nairobi Kenya. Trade Register No mahogany platforms - each with a spacious veranda complete with C20/2006. Reservations Tel +254 20 211496, Fax +254 20 211981. a cozy cushion filled day bed from which one can enjoy the perfect Camp +254 733 552121. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org afternoon siesta or simply relax taking in the wonderful surroundings watching the throng of thirsty animals coming to the waters edge to LOCATION drink as well as the spectacular scenery. Tents can be configured for The camp is situated in southern Kenya on the north-western border either double or twin occupancy, where under prior arrangement 3rd of the famed Masai Mara Reserve in the Koiyaki Lemek Conservation and even 4th beds can be added for children/adults. Each of the tents area. Set on the banks of the Mara River on a 66 acre piece of private is en-suite and has a w.c., twin wash hand basins and an outside starlit land leased from a Maasai Landlord. With the impressive escarpment in shower with hot and cold running water. The tents have all been ap- front of the camp, and the great Mara plains behind the camp where pointed with solid, comfortable furniture so that you have the ultimate the Mara river provides the focal point – the location is spectacular. The in camping-luxury to come back to after exciting game drives or walks river, runs the length of the property and provides a constant source in the conservancy. 19 tents – including our family unit which compri- of water for the thirsty plains game that come to drink throughout the ses two tents with a shared balcony/veranda are placed along the river course of the day including zebra, impala, elephant, giraffe and many bank, whilst 3 tents are on raised platforms offering incredible views of more, whilst the resident hippo pod in front of the restaurant provide the surrounding area. hours of entertainment as they spend their day frolicking in the river. GUEST AREAS ACCESS The open plan ‘mess’ area is beautifully located on the banks of the Karen Blixen Camp is accessible either by regular scheduled flights from Mara river overlooking a resident hippo pod who definitely take centre Nairobi Wilson airport, Samburu, Lewa Downs and Nanyuki or by short stage, providing our guests with endless entertainment. Built on a raised private charter flights. The nearest airstrips are Musiara/Kichwa Tembo mahogany deck the mess area has a reception area (decorated with (approximately a 40 minute drive from the camp) or Mara Safari Club accurate copies of Karen Blixen’s own furniture) as well as a lounge area (approximately a one hour drive from the camp) all which are serviced with a home style bar, where the comfortable sofas provide a welcome by the twice daily schedule flights from Wilson operated by Air Kenya, retreat for the weary to relax and enjoy the sounds of the wilderness, Safari Link and Fly540. For those wishing to visit Karen Blixen from the whilst the camp fire in front of the mess provides an inviting spot for coast – Mombasa Air also operates daily flights into the nearby airstrips. pre-dinner drinks in the evening where one can enjoy the incredible Under prior arrangement transfers to and from the nearby airstrips can African starscape. The dinning area also offers breathtaking views over be arranged by Karen Blixen Camp, where picnic lunches can be provi- the river, where the dramatic escarpment provides the perfect back ded for guests wishing to explore the Mara on first arrival checking into drop. Meals are made from the finest fresh ingredients prepared by our camp later in the day. The camp is also accessible by road, where the experienced chefs, where we offer pan-african, Italian and Asian fusion drive from Nairobi takes approximately 6 hours during the dry season, gourmet cuisine served along side a comprehensive selection of wines. and 7-8 hours in the green season. Dinner is served either in the main mess area or under the stars, whilst breakfast and lunch may either be served in the camp or as a picnic STYLE during a morning of game watching. Karen Blixen Camp offers an authentic ‘yesteryear’ experience for visitors wishing to gain that little extra from their safari, where one For those that want a little exercise, or to simply relax there is a swim- can obtain a sense of the exiting explorer days when such areas were ming pool with sun-beds and umbrellas which is located in a quiet seldom visited and sometimes after months of traveling – elaborate and corner behind the mess. comfortable camps were set up providing a luxurious and stylish retreat to come back to at the end of each days adventure. Most of the camp KAREN BLIXEN TREATS furniture has been specifically designed and made for Karen Blixen We have a resident masseuse in camp at all times for those that wish Camp to fit in with this exciting era where one can sit back and relax to indulge in either a massage, facial, pedicure or manicure, where all with a gin and tonic overlooking the river. treatments are carried out in the privacy of your own tent. ACTIVITIES The location of Karen Blixen Camp allows guests to experience wildlife projects. In addition, we are hoping to be able to channel private inve- from a prime position where this area is famed for the renowned mi- stment and donations into micro-finance, health and education projects gration of approximately 1½ million wildebeest, zebra and antelopes on within the local area. their annual trek between the Serengeti and the Masai Mara in search of water and grazing. The migration is at its prime in this area between RECOMMENDED LENGTH OF STAY July and November, however being situated in one of the most densely To take full advantage of the different activities on offer, stays at Karen populated wildlife areas in the world, the resident wildlife, including Blixen Camp should be a minimum of 3 nights. plains game, and the numerous carnivores who live in the area means that game viewing is never a disappointment. In order to optimize CONTACT DETAILS your visit we suggest leaving the camp early in the morning, returning Karen Blixen Camp Ltd. for a hearty breakfast where one can then relax in the camp before PO Box 9913 – 00100, Nairobi, Kenya proceeding on an afternoon/evening drive, or for those that wish to Tel: +254 20 211496. Fax: +254 20 211981 venture further a field, then lavish picnic lunches can be provided where Email: email@example.com guests can then explore this vast and varied area for a full day returning in the late afternoon. Walks with our knowledgeable and experienced GENERAL INFORMATION guides and Maasai rangers are also very popular and allow for some Climate: The long rains generally start in mid April and last till mid June, really memorable moments and a chance to see the bush from a very whilst the short rains fall during the month of November. Even during different perspective. Animals often seen on game drives in the area these ‘green’ seasons it generally rains at night, with bright skies during include lion, cheetah, leopard, buffalo, elephant, rhino, giraffe, various the day. antelopes, wildebeest, zebra, warthogs to name but a few. The birdlife is also excellent around the camp and the surrounding environs. From Temperatures: The hottest months tend to be October, January and Fe- Karen Blixen Camp we offer the unique opportunity to explore this bruary, whilst July and August can be quite cold – particularly during the quiet corner of the Mara ecosystem of the Koiyaki Lemek Group Ranch evening and night when a warm sweater or jacket is required. Tempera- which is also home to the famed Leopard Gorge which has provided the tures range from 15 – 35 C. stage for numerous BBC, National Geographic and Discovery Channel documentaries including the Big Cat Diaries. Another ‘must do’ activity Recommended equipment and attire: The camp is informal so we re- from Karen Blixen Camp is a night drive where we look for the less com- commend you pack for comfort. Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, binoculars, monly seen nocturnal species, and maybe lucky to spot a lion or leopard camera & extra film, sandals and walking shoes are essential. The Mara hunting. Cultural visits to Maasai Village, school and/or church can also can get cold at night and in the early mornings and evenings so we be arranged as can hot air balloon trips – where pre booking is advised recommend you dress in layers. A light waterproof jacket is advisable. due to limited availability. Malaria: The risk of malaria is not high but we recommend you take the CONSERVATION & COMMUNITY necessary precautions and consult you physician before traveling. With the utmost respect for this fragile environment, Karen Blixen Camp has been constructed in the most environmentally conscious manner. Conservation Fees: Koiyaki Lemek is USD 40 per person per day. The camp is fully powered through an elaborate solar system, water is heated using gas burners (in order to avoid burning fire wood or char- Airstrip: Musiara, Kichwa Tembo and Mara Safari Club* coal) and we have the latest zero waste water technology. All measures are taken to protect and conserve the invaluable wildlife of the Masai *Please contact our office for an update on which airstrip presently to Mara and the Mara River, where Karen Blixen Camp also supports use for your clients. various local community projects and sponsors the local dispensary, as well as channeling part of the camps revenue to a maasai village. This support enables these rural populations to benefit from their natural resources in a sustainable and non-destructive way providing them with additional means to care for their families and improve their standard of living. As far as possible, we recruit camp staff from the immediate community and provide them with training and employment. The Group Ranch receives a conservation fee for every bednight in the camp, which is then used for conservation efforts as well as social development www.karenblixencamp.com FACTS AT A GLANCE Number of rooms 22 Hair dryers Yes Children Allowed Safety box Yes Triple and quarto Possible Personal bar No, 24 hours room service Minimum stay 2 nights Pool Yes Activities Day and night drives, nature Telephone Satellite phone walks and cultural visits. Internet acces Yes Massage Yes Suitable for disabled guests Yes Air condition/room fans No Check out 11 am Mosquito proof tents Yes Power 240v AC (Solar) Flush toilets Yes Private 4x4 vehicle At extra cost, subject to availability Shower Yes Credit card Visa/MasterCard Hot water Yes 07.08.07