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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 16 September 2012

Just get back 3 days ago from spending a couple of days there. Went there to tick "Safari" off my bucket list, but I got much, much more. Location is outstanding: the camp is a short distance from the Sekenani Gate so we were able to get to the Masai Mara National Reserve early (saw a couple of lions having...

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florida
Reviewed 15 September 2012

This was a true Masai experience. The camp is owned by Masai, the staff are mainly Masai and you are surrounded by the Masai people. The location is just outside the Masai Mara Reserve and very near Masai villages. The tented rooms are clean, the beds comfortable and warm at night, and the showers are hot (solar panels in place)....

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewed 26 August 2012

This was the sixth group of students that I have brought to Africa and hands down the safari with Nelson and Benson was the most beautiful thing I have ever done in all of my travels. Oldarpoi was sooo accommodating and Nelson answered all of my questions for four months leading up to the trip with the utmost patience and...

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 August 2012

Stayed here for 6 nights and can't praise it highly enough. Originally we considered travelling around Kenya, staying at large lodges and moving every night or two, but decided we wanted a relaxing holiday and this was the perfect choice. Nelson was always quick and helpful in his e-mail replies and picked us up from the airport to drive us...

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 23 August 2012

I spent 4 nights in the camp with my 11 years old daughter, before going 3 more days with camp manager Nelson (also a local Masai) on a tour to lake Nakuru and lake Bogoria. On business trips, I am familiar with more luxurious accommodations. At Oldarpoi, nothing like that (fancy stuff), it is authentic, vegetation has not been shaped...

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Yorkshire, UK
Reviewed 23 July 2012

I first visited the mara in 1986, again in 1991 and had promised my kids a trip for 16 years. I have to say I was apprehensive that it couldn't match the experience in my memory. I needn't have worried. Though the surroundings of the park are now somewhat depleted by population pressure and goat over grazing, the park itself...

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3Thank hattamr
Los Angeles, California, United States
Reviewed 25 June 2012

This was my fourth safari in Kenya and I decided to make the trek down to the Mara again to see the Great Migration. In all my trips, I had never caught a glimpse of a leopard! This time, everything was different! We saw everything from leopards, to cheetahs hunting. We saw elephants galore, and almost witnessed the wildebeest cross...

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2Thank Nate G
Juba, Al Khartum, South Sudan
Reviewed 23 May 2012

We had a brilliant, brilliant time at Oldarpoi! Nelson and his team were absolutely fantastic. Every single member of staff was first-rate: enthusiastic, friendly, knowledgeable and professional without being at all pushy. Nelson and Reuben knew the answers to all our questions, whether about animals and plants, rocks, Masai culture or the Kenyan economy, and Reuben was as excited as...

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Pontiac, Michigan
Reviewed 22 May 2012

Nelson and the staff at Oldarpoi safari camp have found a way to make you feel like a family friend, while still treating you as an honored guest. I can't imagine a better safari experience at Maasai Mara. Of course, they were able to locate the many animals in the Reserve and get us literally within a few feet of...

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Germany
Reviewed 13 April 2012

Thanks to Nelson, Francis and his brothers! It was a wonderful trip with wonderful people. The people in and around the camp are very helpful and guarantee a good time without the typical commercial taste. I wrote this article also because of the bad one star article. I did a lot of trips the last years and I know the...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Oldarpoi Mara camp, is operated in partnership with the local Maasai community. The camp is concerned with the welfare of the local community .Our vision is to transform the local community, socially and economically.We support the Ole keene primary school with teacher's salaries, children sponsorship programs etc.The school has more than 300 children and we built classrooms for them including a rescue center unit to accommodate young girls running away from cultural practices such Female Genital Mutilation ( FGM ) and early marriage.We also plan to establish a community library which will include a learning center and conservation projects.Guests who would like to volunteer in any of our projects as part of a unique safari experience are highly encouraged to do so..This will make a difference to the community.The camp has permanent tents with beds, bedding, complete solar Water heating and lighting system, flush toilets and hot showers - all the trappings of home! We are also an accomplished safaris outfitter with best trained Maasai guides! We offer safaris and tours to different destinations throughout East Africa. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Oldarpoi Mara Camp

Address: 3 KM to Sekenani Gate,Maasai Mara | Sekenani-Keekorok Rd, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya (Formerly Oldarpoi Maasai Safari Camp)
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: $209 - $216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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