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Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara

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London
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

We have just had another wonderful visit to Kempinski Olare in the Masai Mara. We stayed in the family "tents" which consist of two individual suites joined by a verandah. The suites are large with huge beds and both shower and stand alone bath. The "tents" are erected on a wooden platform and are five star accommodation. Meals are of... More 

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is a tented camp, which is the rule in the Mara, but it's made a determined effort to present luxury facilities and dining usually limited to lodges. The camp is located in a conservancy, which means that it's not open to the public and that the vehicle traffic at a sighting can be limited to prevent "critter jams". Since... More 

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Thank Tom N
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Olare Mara Kempinski, yeees that was our first stop. Did you know there was a Kempinski in the Mara? No? Now you do. It is a tented camp tucked away in the Mara Motorogi conservancy near Ntiakitiak River. The perfect place to experience nature with the comfort of a 5 star luxury hotel! How about that? Definitely a place you... More 

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Barnabas W, Hotel Manager at Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara, responded to this review

Dear Aclyne N, Thank you for taking the time to review Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara. It’s a pleasure to read that this was your second time to stay with us, and we hope there will be many more to come. It’s always great to note that our guests feel at home when they stay with us, we believe in... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

A truly amazing experience, beautiful property, exceptional team & SOOOO many animals! With only 12 rooms/tents & the Kempinski takes glamping to whole other level! Our tent was stunning....huge, wooden floor boards, beautiful fittings, outdoor shower (plus indoor shower & huge claw foot bathtub over looking the wilderness) & ultra comfy beds. All tents are spaced out & uber private... More 

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Barnabas W, Hotel Manager at Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara, responded to this review

Dear TaniainTanzania, Thank you so much for your very comprehensive review on your recent visit to the Masai Mara. Your review definitely sums up the entire experience and will give our guests a great overview of what to expect when they opt to stay with us at Olare Mara Kempinski in Olare Motorogi Coservancy. All our guests really appreciate the... More 

zoran
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

The Masai Mara is divided in several regions. The Olare Mara Kempinski is located in the North Conservancy Area, which is a small area in the whole Masai Mara. The advantage of this is that in a small area, there is a large concentration of species, and finding them is much more easier than in other places. In 2 days... More 

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Barnabas W, Hotel Manager at Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara, responded to this review

Dear danielos2, Thank you very much for taking the time to review Olare Mara Kempinski. I am very pleased to read that you had an experience of a lifetime with us and were able to view numerous animals. We believe life should be lived in style even in the midst of the Masai Mara, so it’s great to note that... More 

Nairobi Region, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 October 2016

i enjoyed my stay at Olare Mara Kempinski. the rooms were very spacious and service was impeccable. The food was amazing, thanks to Chef David who always asked if i could have more i gained 3pounds, lol. David, our driver made sure we had a good drive every morning and evening. and waited for us even when we were really... More 

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Barnabas W, Hotel Manager at Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara, responded to this review

Dear evamaina77, Thank you very much for taking the time to review Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara. The team and I are very pleased to read that you had an amazing stay at the tented camp and were pleased with the spacious rooms, the service, food and game drive experiences. I will most definitely pass on your words of gratitude... More 

Beijing, China
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Very spacious tents, extremely comfortable. The single beds are huge, as is the bathroom space , with an additional lovely outdoors shower. All the staff are extremely warm and accommodating and go out of their way to see that your expectations are met. And topping all of this is the game you get to see - lots of it and... More 

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Barnabas W, Hotel Manager at Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara, responded to this review

Dear archiem02, Thank you for taking the time to review Olare Mara Kempinski. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the comforts of luxury living in the midst of the wilderness, the service at the camp and the safaris. Masai Mara safaris are addictive, we do hope that you will be back for another safari adventure in the near... More 

weston-super-mare
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 4 wonderful nights in luxury tents and very much part of the bush. Whilst the camp has no fences and the game are free to roam throughout you feel secure with the attentive staff always on hand. In the 4 days we were here we saw a great variety of game inc many lion, leopard, cheetah and... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The safaris were really good, both morning and evening safaris, we saw so many animals, it was a great experience. The hotel as such didn't feel as luxurious as I expected which was a bit disappointing.

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Barnabas W, Hotel Manager at Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara, responded to this review

Dear TwoBootsBLR, Thank you for taking the time to review Olare Mara Kempinski. Our Camp Manager, Fairman and I are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your safari experience with us. The location of the camp; Olare Motorogi Conservancy is great for viewing animals. We do hope that you will be back to stay with us once again in... More 

Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Superb staff. Superb service. Superb accommodation. Superb food. Superb safari!!!! JAMBO! From the minute you are greeted at the landing strip, the staff go out of their way to understand your needs and create a magical and tailored experience. We had planned to be there for the great migration and the sights and sounds of the Masai are forever etched... More 

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Barnabas W, Hotel Manager at Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara, responded to this review

Dear Gary J, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your experience at Olare Mara Kempinski. The team and I are very pleased to read that you had a superb safari experience with us from the moment you landed. We look forward to hosting you once again in the near future. If i can be of... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara is located in Olare Orok Conservancy. The resort comprises of 12 deluxe suites tents of which 1 is a honeymoon suite. The deluxe suites cover an area of 80 sq m and are furnished in the classic style of the grand African safaris, with large four poster beds and reproduction furniture, offset by modern amenities. The honeymoon suite has its very own plunge pool, ideal for watching the sun set over the Mara and toasting to life together with champagne. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara

Address: Olare Orok Conservancy, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya (Formerly Olare Ntiakitiak)
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: $1,117 - $2,846 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Family tents have no outdoor showers. Choose one nearer reception if have walking issues”
 of 5 bubbles astonangel3, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The farther away from the lobby the more chance of running into hippo!”
 of 5 bubbles MelissaL107, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“the family tents 10 and 11 are best for families”
 of 5 bubbles RoyM596, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the left side facing the facility are quieter; rooms to the right closer to wildlife.”
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“all rooms are amazing!”
 of 5 bubbles TaniainTanzania, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
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