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Mara North Conservancy | Masai Mara, Kenya, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Offbeat Mara Camp
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Offbeat Mara back in January of this year and it was the best New Year present we could've asked for. I grew up in Kenya and this was my first trip back to old haunts but for Sarah and University students Sam and Phoebe it was a first trip. We were met at the airstrip by Joseph... More

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

Thank you very much for your lovely review and great to hear that you had a wonderful time at Offbeat Mara Camp. I will pass your comments on to Katie, James, Joseph, Kapeen and the rest of the team. Great to hear that you enjoyed staying in the new tents so much, the bucket showers and the food. Also wonderful... More

Winchester, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Off Beat Mara Camp has only 6 or so tents, and we were the only people staying. The camp is fantastically situated in the middle of the Mara, with easy access to many interesting places, and is consciously modelled on a 1930s white hunter camp, though now the only hunting is with cameras. The tents are very comfortable but one... 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 lovely to hear that you had a wonderful stay at Offbeat Mara Camp. I will pass your comments on to Katie, James and the rest of the team. Great that you enjoyed our camp, the new tents and the view of the nearby wildlife without the huge crowds. Looking forward... More

Brainerd, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

From the Polar Vortex of Minnesota to the green hills of Kenya. We spent 4 glorious days at Offbeat Mara as part of the “Totally Offbeat” safari package. Enjoyed the outstanding accommodations in Tent #3 which had amazing views & privacy, not to mention the thrill of hearing the lions roar in the evening or waking in the morning to... More

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

Thank you very much for your lovely review and great to hear that you had a wonderful time at Offbeat Mara Camp. I will pass your comments on to Katie, James, Joseph and the rest of the team. Great to hear that you enjoyed staying in the new tents so much and got to see a Leopard peering at you... More

Guernsey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Wow, what an incredible trip! Faultless service from the Mangers Katie and James who are always eager to please and ensure that your belly is full and your glass is never empty, although without the extremely attentive service of Nico, Ken and Geoffrey, this impeccable service would not happen. There was always a relaxed and flexible attitude by the staff,... More

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

Thank you for your great review here and lovely to hear that you had such a wonderful time at Offbeat Mara Camp. I will be sure to pass your comments on to Katie, James, Nico, Ken, Geoffrey, David, Josphat and the rest of the team. Lovely to hear that you enjoyed the camps homely atmosphere and the impeccable food and... More

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I rarely write reviews but when I stay somewhere that I have loved every minute at I feel the need to share my experience. If you want a safari then Off Beat have got be on the shortlist every time! I have wanted to go on safari for years and I am so glad I finally have, it was everything... 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 great to hear that you had a wonderful time at Offbeat Mara Camp. I will pass your comments on to Katie, James, David, Josphat, Kaapen, Kimani and the rest of the team. Lovely to hear that you got to witness such a big pride of Lions! And got to enjoy... More

Grimsby, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Thank you to James and all the staff at Off Beat Mara camp. Nothing was too much trouble, especially at meal times when often I had a special meal of my own if the rest of the guests were having spicy food, which made me feel really spoilt. A lovely well run camp, with lots of wildlife nearby. My driver... 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 lovely to hear that you had a wonderful time at Offbeat Mara Camp. I will pass your comments on to James, Josh, Makenzi and the rest of the team. Great to hear that you had so many Leopard siting's, very exciting! And great that you enjoyed our camp and the... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

My girlfriend and I spent 5 wonderful nights with Offbeat Mara. An experience we shall never forget. The warm and friendly management staff of James and Katie who always made sure we were looked after. Delicious food and to a high standard. You won't go hungry! Before supper canapés and drinks while sitting around the fire with one or two... 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 lovely to hear that you had such a wonderful time at Offbeat Mara Camp. I will be sure to pass your comments on to Katie, James, David, Josphat, Kapeen, Kimani and the rest of the team. Lovely to hear that you enjoyed our new spacious tents as well as canapés... More

Ontario
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Offbeat Mara is a 6 tent camp with a camping feel. The current management team of Katie and James are young and appear to be inexperienced and, consequently, can be too casual at times when dealing with the guests and their needs. They are both pleasant and friendly, but just lack "management maturity". The tents themselves are very rustic but... More

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

Thank you for your comments here and I will pass these on to the team. I am glad that you enjoyed your game drives. I am sorry that perhaps you were unaware that we are a traditional safari bush camp. We have no permanent buildings (all being tents) and we do not have running water. All our tents are brand... More

Antwerp, Belgium
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13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Location, service, environment ... staying there was far really REALLY great ! This camp gives a very personal touch to the word "service": excellent food, excellent service. During the night, you can hear the lions and the elephants very colse tot the camp. Tha (Maasai) staff makes sure that no accidents can happen. Staying here is really getting connected with... 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 superb to hear that you had such a wonderful time at Offbeat Mara Camp. I will pass your comments on to Katie and the rest of the team. And great to hear that you were able to enjoy hearing the Lion and Elephants so close, it is a special place.... More

Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Spent 3 wonderful nights at this wildlife rich camp. We explored the Mara North conservancy and also ventured into the reserve for a day. The wildlife in the Mara North conservancy was excellent. We spent a few hours watching a pair of Cheetah brothers stalking a Topi but they were unsuccessful. We saw the Offbeat pride with their playful cubs... 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 lovely to hear that you had a wonderful time at Offbeat Mara Camp. I will pass your comments on to Katie, Louis and the rest of the team. Lovely to hear that you got to witness two Cheetahs stalking a Topi, very exciting! and that the Offbeat pride were so... More

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Additional Information about Offbeat Mara Camp

Also Known As:
Offbeat Mara Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Offbeat Mara Camp Hotel
Offbeat Mara Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve
Address: Mara North Conservancy | Masai Mara, Kenya, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 109 Specialty lodging in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offbeat Mara Camp is a six tented traditional camp situated in the Mara North Conservancy in an area rich in wildlife. ... more   less 

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