Continuity mistake: When Denys and Karen are first on safari, while they are seated at their dining table one evening, Denys peels an orange repeatedly. In the middle of the "peel" scene (the shots cut back and forth between Denys and Karen) the fruit changes to a green apple (taken from the bowl on the table in front of Denys. This is especially obvious because the apples in the bowl decrease from two to one as the orange disappears from the shot). In subsequent shots (when he is holding the orange again) the number of apples in the bowl returns to two.
Continuity mistake: When Bror picks Blixen up at the train station following her treatment for syphilis, he is holding a hat in front of him with one glove on and one glove off. A brief shot of Streep and then back to Bror as he walks toward her shows he now has both gloves off holding his hat.
Continuity mistake: When Karen is caught snooping in Denys' room at Mutaga and Berkely places the elephant tusk outside the doorway, a significant portion of the top of the tusk is visible from inside the room. It's missing in several subsequent shots during their conversation but can be seen again when Farah comes to collect Karen.