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New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We stayed at the Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara resort in November 2016 and had an amazing experience. The resort and "tent" accommodation were top quality, the staff extremely helpful and knowledgeable, and the food and service were amazing. Our safari guide, Rafael, was very knowledgeable about everything we saw and asked about. He truly knows what he's doing! Being...

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

Dear danandersson, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. It's a pleasure to have hosted you at Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara. We hope to see you in the Masai Mara in the near future. Warm Regards Barnabas

Burlington, Canada
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I arrived here on Sunday, Nov.13th and felt like I had died and gone to heaven but then realized that if there is heaven on earth it is here at Olare Mara Kempinski Camp ! Am still here and too busy savouring the luxury and beauty of the place, promise to write more when I return to Nairobi ! Fairman,...

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

Dear terryaruna, Many thanks for taking the time to review Olare Mara Kempinski. It's a pleasure to read that you had a magical time in the Mara. I will be sure to share your compliments with Fairman and Wendy. We do hope that we will be able to host you in 2017 and send our best wishes for a super...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is clearly the only way to see game in Masai Mara. Small but superbly luxurious, this tented camp/hotel is the best in one of the best conservancies. From the accommodating staff to the spacious tents and excellent game drives, this is an unsurpassed experience. Of course when you see over 30 lions (different ones) in one day before 2pm,...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 4 November 2016

My family and i spent 3 days at this beautiful haven, we were absolutely blown away by the service, Fair man the camp manager is such a kind being, the chefs fed us soo well, and Bernard our tour guide made sure we enjoyed every single game drive & gave us a surprise gift on our last day; Joel, Muiruri...

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

Dear Cynthiacicig, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on your recent stay at Olare Mara Kempinski. We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, the Kempinski service, the game drives and the food. Look forward to seeing you soon. Warm Regards Barnabas

Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

What an amazing team at Olare Mara Kempinski! Fairman definitely has a great team working along side him. Moses and Kelvin were very attentive and remembered everything you enjoyed. The chef Joule created some incredible dishes which were so tasty, we looked forward to our meals. The game drives WOW... Bernard!! What can I say about Bernard. He was outstanding....

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

Dear Leanne and Rory, Thank you for choosing Olare Mara Kempinski. We appreciate your feedback, and are continuously enhancing the experience to ensure everything is well above par. We're very happy that you enjoyed your accommodation in the tent, the service, food and the game drives. The monkeys and baboons definitely do make the entire experience that extra little bit...

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We took 14 people to the Olare Mara Kempinski on an incentive trip and could not have asked for a better experience! Mostly thanks to the fantastic crew and staff who catered to our every need and made us feel at home. As the organizer of the trip, I felt especially at ease know that Fairman, the Camp Manager, was...

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

Dear Melissa L, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent experience at Olare Mara Kempinski. Fairman, the entire team at Olare Mara Kempinski and I are very pleased to read that you had a great experience with us, and you will be back with your son to check on your tree and visit your...

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We stayed at Olare Mara during the migration and were lucky enough to witness thousands of wildebeest migrating. It is special. All the animals we hoped to see were around the conservancy.The game drives are 5 stars. The staff are excellent. We really do think the food isn't up to the mark and the accommodations could do with some upgrade....

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

Dear NOMAD070, Thank you for the review - we really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience here. We're thrilled to know that your stay was special and that you particularly enjoyed the service and the game drives. Thank you for choosing Olare Mara Kempinski, and we certainly hope to welcome you back again one day! Warm Regards...

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Our large rowdy group was looked after by Fairman, John and Chef David and the happy and smiling team. You will not regret choosing this camp. You may even run into a former PM of Kenya arriving in his helicopter! The rooms are spaced out, well appointed and large. Having a shower outside on the balcony was a lovely treat,...

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

Dear Robyn C, Great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, including your spacious tent. We are lucky you can see wildlife movement, whilst enjoying an outdoor shower. Thanks for selecting to stay at Olare Mara Kempinski within Olare Motorogi Conservancy. We look forward to hosting you once again in the very near future. Warm Regards Barnabas

Paris, France
Reviewed 19 October 2016

What a fantastic stay! From the staff to the luxury tant and of course the safari, everything was great! Big thanks to Philipp who really rocks and deserve a PHD in Masai Mara region and in finding animals. We saw all of them and the experience received from the kempinski team was just amazing. Congrats and see you soon!

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

Dear Alexandre P, Thank you for taking the time to review Olare Mara Kempinski. It's a pleasure to read that you had an amazing safari experience. We will definitely pass on your words of gratitude to Philip. At Olare Mara Kempinski we believe in turning moments into memories forever. We do look forward to hosting you once again in the...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful time here. The rooms are gorgeous, the food was excellent, and the game drives were one of a kind. However, management will need to make quite a few small improvements if they are intending to keep things at a high standard. The patio furniture has definitely seen better times, a dead rodent by the pool wasn't...

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

Dear Stephanie H, Thank you very much for taking the time to review Olare Mara Kempinski. I am very pleased to read that you had a wonderful time at the camp, and were happy with the food options and enjoyed the game drives. The camp will be receiving a small refurbishment in the days to come. We have also taken...

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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: $1,264 - $2,236 (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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“Tent #3, Dik Dik underneath, hippos thumping around at night eating loudly, giraffes eating from the tree right in front of tent!”
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