Karen Blixen Group
Karen Blixen Group is a one stop safari house which owns and runs a collection of accommodation facilities and Safari experiences to some of the most unique historical boutique city places, wild and tours stretching from the Beaches, the Mountains, the savannah and off beaten track.
We own and run Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages, Karen Blixen Camp Masai Mara, Karen Blixen Camp Trust and Africa Tours. Karen Blixen Coffee Garden And Cottages Where Unique rich History was made and Storytelling begins A continuation of storytelling and building of history around Karen Blixen, the famous author of Out of Africa book. The Facility has boutique luxury accommodation Cottages and a very popular Coffee Garden Restaurant close to the Karen Blixen Museum. Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen) startes the story and I quote "I had a farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills. The Equator runs across these highlands, a hundred miles to the north, and the farm lay at an altitude of over six thousand feet. In the day-time you felt that you had got high up; near to the sun, but the early mornings and evenings were limpid and restful, and the nights were cold"
The main building housing Offices and Reception at the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages, Ltd. is the Historic Swedo House which was the original hunting lodge/farm house, built between 1906 and 1908. It is located approximately half a mile from the Karen Blixen Museum (Bogani House from the film 'Out of Africa'), and is a 30-minute drive from downtown Nairobi. The Luxury Hotel Cottages were built in 2001 to link and have visitors staying at the facility experience the Karen Blixen rich history. The management of Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages will continue doing the same.
Karen Blixen Camp Masai Mara Karen Blixen Camp, Mara North, Masai Mara is a Gold Eco rated luxury tented Camp located in the exclusive Mara North Conservancy, within the greater Mara-Serengeti ecosystem. It offers a reflection, a feeling of the yester year's African experience under the stars, a perfect balance of luxury and responsible tourism.
The Camp has 22 ensuite luxury Tents each strategically placed on the bank of the famous Mara River facing an open natural habitat inhabited by many species of animals. It is very normal to site animals like Elephants, Zebras, Giraffes, impalas etc from the comfort of your tent balcony coming to drink water from the river. A Four and halfstar Camp set on the controlled and management Mara North Conservancy where game viewing quality is guaranteed. The Camp has been in existence for the last 7 years. Some of the unique strengths include and not limited to: The Camp is accessible by both Road and Air. Examples of some of the activities offered include:
- Game Drives, both day and night in an open cruiser
- Bush breakfast, Dinner and sundowner
- Massage and swimming pool
- 50 seater conference facility
- Balloon safaris
- Walking Safaris
- Kids activity club
- Luxury tents facing the Great Mara River
- Masai cultural visits
- Participatory visit into our Masai Hospitality school
- Super flexible Menus
We strongly advocate and practice Environmental Conservation and giving back to the host community. We are a leading responsible tourism facility.
Karen Blixen Camp Trust Karen Blixen Camp Trust is a Kenyan non-profit organization located in the unique and fragile ecosystem of the Maasai Mara in Kenya. Together with donors and partners we support conservation of wildlife and wilderness, community empowerment, and childhood and vocational education. Karen Blixen Camp Trust has six programs. Wildlife Habitat Protection We raise funds to project land like Plot 92, preferred by many lions in the area as a ‚Äúbirth hotspot‚Äù and safe heaven. Veterinary project Launched to support healthy livestock guard dogs. The MNC Dog Project has already treated more than 2,200 dogs. The community is very positive about the program. It creates a healthy co-existence of domestic animals and wildlife by reducing transfer of diseases from the domestic to the wild animals. Mara Elephant Conservation Helicopter Project We work closely with our partner, the Mara Elephant Project (MEP), to protect the savanna elephants, who are threatened by poaching for the illegal ivory trade, climate change, and an increasing number of human-elephant conflicts. Vocational Education Initiative There is a great need for education and job opportunities for the local Maasai youth, who often want to remain in the Mara as adults. The Karen Blixen Camp Trust Vocational Education Initiative offers vocational programs in culinary arts, language, business, and information technology. Women Empowerment We support the local women by empowering them with business opportunities and vocational training. Africa Tours Africa Tours is a Kenyan Registered in bound safari company operating in the greater region of East Africa. The company is an extension of Africa Tours Denmark main office in Copenhagen and ground operational offices in Nairobi Kenya. It is run by a team of professional Safari Experts each with not less than 15 years' experience.
Our main source of business is Denmark but also receiving from other parts of Europe, America and the rest of the world. We provide guides who can communicate in main languages of the world like English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese and Russian and we are still developing guides to cater for other foreign languages. Our strong believe is that our clients remain our main marketing channel. All our Clients are treated as VIPs and the results have been very positive .We has a sizeable pool of repeat and referred clients.
Africa Tours offers safari programs for all groups of travelers including Families, individuals, Incentives, students and any other interested Groups. In brief we offer the following and not limited to: All bookings for Camps, Hotels and Lodges, Excursions/Airport transfers, domestic flights, Wildlife Tours, Honeymoon trips, Family trips, Adventure Camping trips, Photographic Safaris, Ecotourism tours in East Africa, Special Interest individual and group Tours-Fex-Bird Watchers (Ornithologists),Zoologists, Conservationists, Historians etc, Agricultural Tours, Cultural Tours, Gorilla/Primate Safaris in Uganda and Rwanda, Ground transportation within East Africa, Research Tours (Programs),Overseas university and college students field study programs, Volunteer programs, Mission programs, Tailor making and customizing itineraries as per the agents or clients request. We do have a fleet of both fully equipped Vans and 4x4 Land cruisers