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Maasai Mara North Conservancy, Kenya
Offbeat Mara Camp
- A boutique camp designed with luxury comforts
- A prime location, offering a tailored safari experience
- Lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo are all regularly seen around camp
Facilities includeLaundry daily Fully stocked bar Line fishing Culture trips into the Mara Private verandas at each tent
- Day Game Drives
- Hot Air Balloon Safari
- Birding with Expert Guide
- Visits to the Maasai village
- Visits to the Rhino Sanctuary
- Afternoon/ Evening Game Drives
Seasons in Kenya
About Offbeat Mara Camp
Offbeat Mara Camp is a traditional safari which offers excellent game viewing in one of the most famous safari destinations in the world. Just seven tents, five doubles/twins and two family tents, and a prime location means that they can provide a truly individual and tailored approach to your holiday. The semi-permanent camp is situated on the Olare Orok water system, on the Mara North Conservancy (MNC), just north of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. This unspoilt part of Maasailand is an area full of wildlife but far from any other camp or lodge.
Offbeat Mara Camp works with the local Maasai community, employing many within the camp staff. All the guides are graduates of the Koiyaki Guiding School and all have KPSGA silver badges. The Mara offers amazing game viewing throughout the year and features the annual wildebeest migration from July to September.
The camp only sleeps fourteen guests in six large tents. Two tents are for families with double or triple rooms with an interconnecting bathroom. The other four tents are double/twin rooms with their own bathroom (extra beds can be added to make triples). Each tent has its own en-suite bathroom with hot safari showers, wash basins and flush loos. The spacious tents are all furnished with large, handmade cedar beds, 24 hour solar lighting and only the finest linen.
Informal dining is hosted in the mess tent or around the camp fire. Delicious English breakfasts, lighter lunches and three course dinners are served each evening. Guests can also relax in the bar and living room tent, which is furnished with comfortable sofas, a writing desk and library with fully stocked bar.
The camp's location is on the Olare Orok, a meandering tributary of the Mara River. The Olare Orok cuts through the centre of the Mara North Conservancy, a vivid swathe of green that allows an unrivalled habitat for game. Offbeat Mara Camp nestles into a valley in the middle of this wilderness, a doubly protected area that provides guests with unparalleled game viewing. Four of the 'Big Five' - Lion, Leopard, Elephant and Buffalo are all seen regularly around camp, and the valley never fails to provide guests with game-viewing of all sorts. Most importantly, the camp is far away from other lodges. The aim is to provide guests with unforgettable game viewing 'away from the masses'.
The Mara North Conservancy was founded in January 2009. A pristine reserve of 74,000 acres with a strict cap on visitor and vehicle numbers, the Mara North Conservancy is incredibly rich in wildlife and has one of the lowest densities of tourist visitors in the greater Mara ecosystem.
The MNC has fantastic game viewing all year, including the Offbeat Lion pride just outside camp. The MNC has low camp/lodge density, is open only to member camps and has a strict number of vehicles permitted at sightings
The Masai Mara plays host to the annual migration from July to October. An enormous concentration of wildebeest, zebra and consequently predators pass through the surrounding plains. Unrestricted by National Park rules, this is a holiday never to forget.
How to get there
The camp's location is on the Olare Orok, a meandering tributary of the Mara River. The Olare Orok cuts through the centre of the Mara North Conservancy. Offbeat Mara Camp nestles into a valley in the middle of this wilderness and has close access to the famous Masai Mara National Reserve.
It is an 8-hour 30-minute international flight to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport, then it is a 30-minute trip by road to Wilson Domestic Airport. Scheduled flights from Nairobiâs Wilson airport to Laikipia airstrip take about 1-hour. Guests are met on arrival and it's then a 40-minute drive to camp.
When to go
The camp is open from January to mid-April, June to October and the whole of December.
It closes for the rains mid April to end of May and also November.
Days are warm and nights can be cool.
Special dietary requirements can be catered for if prior notice is given.
Travelling with children
Children of all ages are welcome
Children aged 11 and under pay 50% of the adult rate
Children aged 12-17 pay 75% of the adult rate
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