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Overview

A luxury safari camp set in the ever-popular Masai Mara National Reserve, Olare Mara Kempinski affords you a world-class authentic African safari experience. Situated in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy, which boasts the highest density of lions in the world, this 5-star luxury unfenced tented camp seamlessly blends traditional safaris with modern-day comforts and luxury.

The area is also home to one of nature’s finest spectacles: The Great Migration. Visit between July and November to witness as wildebeest and other antelope make the journey to the Masai Mara. There are also more than 95 species of mammals and 570 recorded species of bird that can be spotted during game drives, guided nature walks and hot-air balloon safaris. Take a cultural tour to gain more insight into the lives of the Maasai people, or enjoy a cold beverage on the plains while watching the sun set on the conservancy.

Whether you are travelling with your family or enjoying your honeymoon, Olare Mara Kempinski provides an opulent getaway sure to leave you with cherished memories. And once you've left this safari sanctuary, Kenya’s vibrant capital city Nairobi is just a short 45-minute flight away, waiting to welcome and enhance your African experience.

Highlights

  • Plant a memory tree to leave an eco-friendly mark on the camp.
  • The most dense lion population in the Masai Mara.
  • Ornithological walks aimed at amateur and experienced birders.
  • Horse riding, guided nature walks and hot-air balloon safaris.
  • Cultural visits to a Masai village.

Activities

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

Rooms

Honeymoon Tent

Ideal for a couple or two people sharing, the Honeymoon suite is arguably one of the most romantic getaways one can experience. A dedicated plunge pool provides the perfect opportunity to soak with your loved one while sipping on sundowners and watching the hippos frolic in the river.

Set further away from the main camp, the secluded Honeymoon suite provides total privacy, allowing you to bask in the elegant and serene atmosphere crafted by the colonial-style setting. Whether it be immersing yourself in a bubble bath accompanied by a spectacular view of the Mara plains, indulging in an intimate lantern-lit dinner on the exterior dining area, or simply spoiling yourself with an in-tent couple’s massage, the Honeymoon suite sits you in the lap of luxury without ever having to leave your room.

Deluxe Tent

Taking inspiration from the elegant style of a traditional Edwardian hunting safari tent, the rooms at Olare Mara Kempinski are raised on wooden decks to optimise the surrounding view. Each tent is named after the unique view it provides – the Olmakau (Hippopotamus) room overlooks the hippo pools of the Ntiakitiak River and the Nayokutuk (Vervet Monkey) room delivers Vervet monkey sightings all day.

Echoing design elements of a bygone-era, each tent features a private wrap-around verandah, offering  panoramic views of the wilderness and providing the opportunity to see the animals (such as giraffe, hippos, hyenas, elephants and more) up close as they graze and play near the camp – keep an ear out for the monkey chattering, whooping of the hyenas and lions coughing that can be heard clearly from inside your tent.

Olare Mara Kempinski’s top priority is to provide an authentic safari experience in which modern comforts are effortlessly blended with rudiments of the past. Soft, inviting King-sized beds, Nespresso coffee machines and a bath with a dramatic view of the savannah are housed in tents that provide the feel of an under-canvas safari experience. Leaving no need to compromise comfort for authenticity – be at one with nature without having to sacrifice your screen time.

Each room boasts elements reminiscent of the original safari tents, giving you the sense of the early days of African exploration.

Facilities

Enjoy two game drives a day at Olare Mara Kempinski. The custom-built safari vehicles hold up to six people and offer unrestricted views, expert safari guides and on-board refreshments. Experience the unique ecosystem in comfort while looking out for lion cubs play in the grass and leopards lounging lazily in trees. End your busy days off with a dip in the shaded pool or an in-tent massage to help you unwind and relax.

Dining

Olare Mara Kempinski continues the classic safari experience at the onsite restaurant that features a design fusion of khaki-canvas, mellow timber and Masai inspired décor. The dining room changes ever-so slightly to set the mood for each meal – bright panoramic views of the surrounding savannah accompanies breakfast and lunch, while a log fire and a romantic candle-lit atmosphere ushers in dinner. Daily set menus provide hearty meals that are sure to tantalise the taste buds.

After having a bite to eat, a timbered deck leads the way to a forest glade that plays host to the safari bar – perfect for a little nightcap alongside the nightly campfire.

And if you are adventurous at heart, satiate your appetite and wild side by dining on the plains. Enjoy breakfast near the hippo pools or a picnic lunch in the wilderness, ensuring that you do not miss any of the magic while out on a game drive. Or if you are feeling a bit extravagant, treat yourself to an exclusive savannah breakfast in a carefully selected shaded glade, where a Masai-inspired decorated table awaits your seating and a private team of chefs are on standby to cook a full English breakfast of your choice.

General facilities

  • Bar
  • Computer facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool

Amenities

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Private balcony
  • Twin bed available

Rates

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Dates Board Price
2020-01-03 — 2020-02-29 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $660
2020-03-01 — 2020-06-30 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $530
2020-07-01 — 2020-09-15 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $870
2020-09-16 — 2020-10-31 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $660
2020-11-01 — 2020-12-19 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $530
2020-12-20 — 2021-01-02 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $870

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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