• Location: Kenya, Masai Mara
  • Type of Accommodation: Lodge
  • Comfort Level: Comfortable


Elegance, luxury and sophistication are combined with the spectacular backdrop of the Mara plains to make Olare Mara Kempinski an unforgettable safari destination.

Located in a grove of trees on the banks of the Ntiakitiak River, the lodge is set in an uncrowded private conservancy adjoining the Masai Mara Reserve. It is a low-density settlement with one large tent for every 240 hectares, meaning guests have ample space.

The abundant wildlife in the area ensures plenty of high-impact predator action, including the lesser-seen, cheetah-like serval cat. Game can be viewed on traditional morning and evening 4x4 drives with expert guides – especially during the annual Great Migration - or via intimate safari walks and peaceful hot-air balloon trips. 

With its own organic kitchen garden, Wi-Fi access and 80m² en suite tents, Olare Mara Kempinski is perfect for those who want the rustic thrill of safari and the leisurely comfort of having 21st century technology at their fingertips. The honeymoon suite is arguably one of the most spectacular in the region: over 100m² with both indoor and outdoor showers, it also has a private plunge pool that overlooks the permanent Hippo Pool, where these excellent swimmers frolic in the water and cavort with their young.


  • Private conservancy adjoining the Masai Mara Reserve
  • Day & night game drives
  • Guided safari walks & hot-air ballooning
  • Wi-Fi access & organic kitchen garden
  • Beautiful, secluded honeymoon suite
  • Excellent year-round game viewing
  • Fantastic Great Migration experience

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The main lodge is raised on wooden platforms and consists of a lounge with log fireplace, bar and dining area, all under canvas and tastefully bedecked with African art, tapestry rugs and chocolate-brown leather easy chairs. The bar leads out to the swimming pool, from which you can watch the antics of nearby game. The dining area looks over the magnificent Mara Plains, affording an ever-changing backdrop meals. Because this is an unfenced camp, a Maasai guard will escort you back to your tent every evening.

General Facilities

    Computer facilities
    Swimming Pool


Olare Mara Kempinski prides itself on its organic kitchen garden that supplies the fruits, vegetables and herbs for the daily set menus, which include treats like fruit pavlovas, freshly-baked banana bread and carefully-selected South African vintages. The emphasis is one healthy and wholesome ingredients served in wonderful settings, like an indulgent bush breakfast or a lazy lunch out on the rolling lawns.

Standard Tent

Eleven suites - in which every detail has been thought of, from hairdryers and electronic safes to in-room telephones – radiate out from the central building to ensure privacy, seclusion and beautiful views. Built on raised timber decking, they measure a spacious 80m² each and have enormous 4-poster beds swathed in mosquito netting and separate lounge areas. The en suite bathrooms boast large and inviting tubs for blissful post-safari soaks with Kempinski’s signature bath salts, separate rain showers, double vanities and flush toilets. There are five twin and six double bed tents.

The secluded honeymoon suite is a dream: 100m² large, it offers love birds a private outdoor shower and an exclusive plunge pool overlooking the river below.

Standard Tent AMENITIES

    En-suite bathroom


  • Game drives
  • Night drives
  • Bush dining
  • Cultural tours
  • Guided walks
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Sundowners

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Lauren Johansson

Lauren Johansson

Africa Safari Expert

"This is a fabulous luxury camp in a brilliant wildlife conservancy, with each tented suite overlooking the river. The staff were so excited to welcome us as guests and make us feel part of their lodge."

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