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Reviewed 7 November 2016

We stayed at Karen Camp for 3 enjoyable nights in room 1in October. Brendan &Val are great hosts. They kindly organised a taxi transfer on our arrival which made our foray into Nairobi late at night seamless-always a good start! They along with their staff...More

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Response from BrendanBlack, Owner at Karen CampResponded 25 November 2016

Dear Sham & John, Thank you for your great review. It was our pleasure to host you guys here at Karen Camp and Hotel. It was fun to see you both again and happy to here you enjoyed your stay and safari here in this...More

Reviewed 6 November 2016

Amazing 36 hours at Karen camp with the nicest bunch of people I've met in a very long time. Such a warm hospitable welcome to Kenya. And Ireland beat NZ for the first time in 111 years. Look forward to returning!More

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Response from BrendanBlack, Owner at Karen CampResponded 25 November 2016

Dear Jamie, Thank you for your great review. It was a pleasure hosting you and your friends here at Karen Camp. You have made many friends here with our staff and management and of course ourselves and very much look forward to you visiting us...More

Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I miss the sound of the river as I sleep. Such a calm and peaceful feeling. Animals are visible from the lawn so you can just pull up a chair get a drink from the bar and watch the show. We saw many hippos,giraffes smaller...More

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Response from BrendanBlack, Owner at Karen CampResponded 26 October 2016

Dear Reviewer Great compliments, but we do think you are talking about Karen Blixen Camp in the Masai Mara, and indeed it is a beautiful camp. My wife and I have enjoyed safaris there ourselves. It would be unfair to them and yourself for us...More

Reviewed 5 October 2016

I have stayed at Karen Camp many times over the years during my stop-over travels in Nairobi. The rooms are offered at a wallet friendly price and are comfortable. As always the bar has a great atmosphere mixing travelers and ex-pats alike. The food here...More

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Response from BrendanBlack, Owner at Karen CampResponded 12 October 2016

Thank you for your excellent review of our Karen Camp. As you are obviously aware we have been updating, renovating and improving the camp and hotel amenities since arriving and taking over the business. Recent changes include an updated menu, whilst still keep the old...More

Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

You will find this to be a good campsite, and a good place to eat, hang out, and have a drink. It will usually have several parties of overlanders in camp at any given time. The snake exhibit is very good if you like that...More

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Response from BrendanBlack, Owner at Karen CampResponded 26 October 2016

Dear reviewer. Thank you for your great review,, but we have no snake exhibit here at our camp. We do however cater for overlanders as well as The Snake Park outside of Arusha in Tanzania, where you may have stayed and wanted the review to...More

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US$ 13 - US$ 49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available, Accessible rooms
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Airport transferred can be arranged by us with a reliable taxi service. Costs approx$30 USD. Transport to town with similar taxi $25 or short haul to bus stop of $2.50. Camp is secure and manned 24 hours a day. Small... More
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"this is an overlanders camp, dont come expecting silver service. Rustic with a great atmosphere"
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"Room 1 large & ensuite& quiet."
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"Room 3 if you want en-suit. Room 1 if you want lots of space, en-suit and a bathtub."
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"The upper floor has the more quiet and spacy rooms."
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