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Offbeat Mara Camp

Certificate of Excellence
Mara North Conservancy | Masai Mara, Kenya, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Offbeat Mara Camp

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is a great camp. Once you get used to bucket showers (which sound much worse than they are), everything else is a breeze. The game surround the camp, we had giraffes standing guard, buffalo grazing at night, lions roaring, the whole safari experience. We saw more predator activity here than on any of my stays at any camp in... More 

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OffbeatKenya, Owner at Offbeat Mara Camp, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great review here and it's fantastic to hear that you had such a great time at Offbeat Mara Camp. I will be sure to pass your comments on to Kyle, Lara, David, Kapeen and the rest of the team. It's fantastic to hear that you appreciated the location of our camp and the spacious... More 

Oakland CA
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We spent six nights here, the longest of any place on our three week trip. Each day our guides, David Yiampoi Njapit, Kapen and Little David took us right to the lions, elephants, giraffes, rhinos, crocodiles, hundreds of birds and much more. At the end of a day we'd say they could not top what we had seen...and it was... More 

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OffbeatKenya, Owner at Offbeat Mara Camp, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review here and it's wonderful to hear that you had such a great time at Offbeat Mara Camp. I will be sure to pass your comments on to Kyle, Lara, David, Kapeen, Little David and the rest of the team. It's fantastic to hear that you enjoyed the freshly prepared food, beautiful sundowners... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Wonderful hosting and guiding, great experience, terrific game, friendly atmosphere and well staffed. Everything was planned and managed brilliantly. The highlights were many but the sundowners at dusk, colourful Masi guides and Offbeat pride big cats are worth noting.

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OffbeatKenya, Owner at Offbeat Mara Camp, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review here and it's great to hear that you had such a good time at Offbeat Mara Camp. I will be sure to pass your comments on to Kyle, Lara and the rest of the team. It's fantastic to hear that you enjoyed the sundowners and the fantastic guides that we have working with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Despite the lack of electricity, the camp, (tent accommodation) was luxurious. The food, 5 star. the game rides were out of this world. The knowledge of the driver, David and his associate, Kapen was an education to behold. Kyle and his partner, Lara, were outstanding hosts and amazingly knowledgable too. It really was the best time I have ever spent.

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OffbeatKenya, Owner at Offbeat Mara Camp, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review here and it's wonderful to hear that you had such a great time at Offbeat Mara Camp. I will be sure to pass your comments on to Kyle, Lara, David, Kapeen and the rest of the team. It's fantastic to hear that you enjoyed our luxurious tents and the delicious food that... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Wonderful ...We stayed in the Mara North Conservancy and we saw far more game and more variety than when we stayed in the Masai Mara National reserve ...and close up. the leopard yawning and the lioness with 5 ... yep 5 tiny cubs were the highlight especially when Hippo came out of the water right beside them. Camp couple were... More 

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OffbeatKenya, Owner at Offbeat Mara Camp, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review here and it's wonderful to hear that you had such a great time at Offbeat Mara Camp. I will be sure to pass your comments on to Kyle, Lara and the rest of the team. It's fantastic to hear that you appreciated the location of our camp and the spacious design of... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

5 nights were spent at Offbeat Mara and I can honestly say it was the most wonderful, magical holiday I have ever had. It was my fourth stay at Offbeat Mara and I cannot wait until my fifth. We were picked up by the incredibly friendly David and Kapen whose wealth of knowledge was fascinating. They were our guides for... More 

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OffbeatKenya, Owner at Offbeat Mara Camp, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review here and it's wonderful to hear that you had such a great time at Offbeat Mara Camp. I will be sure to pass your comments on to Kyle, Lara, David, Kapeen and the rest of the Offbeat Mara team. It's fantastic to hear that you appreciated the location of our camp and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Just the most awesome place I've ever been. The camp and its location is just unbelievably beautiful. Just such a magical experience to be in tents and yet having 5 star treatment. On our drive from the airport to the camp we saw cheetahs chase a group of Impala, just incredible and everyday brought something new. Lion cubs, elephants, giraffe.... More 

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OffbeatKenya, Owner at Offbeat Mara Camp, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review here and it is great to hear that you had such a great time at Offbeat Mara Camp and I will be sure to pass your comments on to Kyle, Lara and the rest of the Offbeat team. It's lovely to hear that you appreciated the relaxed atmosphere of the camp, the... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We spent five days on the Offbeat Mara Camp, everyday and moment was breathtaking. Greeted from the plane by the lovely Josphat, within a 5 minute drive from the air strip we saw lions and their cubs. The camp itself is stunning, we were in tent 5 where I would sit out on the terrace and watch the zebras, buffalo... More 

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OffbeatKenya, General Manager at Offbeat Mara Camp, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review and it's wonderful that you had such a great time at Offbeat Mara Camp. I will be sure to pass your comments on to Kyle, Lara, David, Kapeen, Josphat and the rest of the Offbeat team. It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed the level of service, our spacious tents and the... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Having travelled extensively around many lodges/camps in Kenya, Offbeat Mara Camp was up there with one of the best safari experiences. Upon arrival at the airstrip we met David and Kipen, our very welcoming, eloquent and knowledgable guides and within an hour we got lucky and watched 2 cheetahs stalk a thomson's gazelle sadly to no avail - but breathtaking... More 

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OffbeatKenya, Owner at Offbeat Mara Camp, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your fantastic review here and it is great to hear that you had such a great time at Offbeat Mara Camp and I will be sure to pass your comments on to Kyle, Lara, David, Kapeen and the rest of the Offbeat team. It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of the... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We spent 5 magical nights in the Offbeat Mara camp which definitely did not disappoint. On arrive we went straight into a game drive to be greeted by two male chetahs hunting impala led by wonderful guides David and Kapen! Accommodation - Magical, the tents were fantastic and sleeping at night hearing all the animals outside our tent is something... More 

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OffbeatKenya, Owner at Offbeat Mara Camp, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great review and it's wonderful that you had such a great time at Offbeat Mara Camp. I will be sure to pass your comments on to Kyle, Lara, David, Kapeen and the rest of the Offbeat team. It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed the level of service, our spacious tents and the food... More 

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