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“Very good tented camp” 4 of 5 stars
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Cerca de Ololaimutia gate | Masai Mara National Reserve, Nairobi 00502, Kenya (Nairobi Central Business District)   |  
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Ranked #20 of 94 Specialty lodging in Nairobi
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Very good tented camp”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

This location is a 10 minutes drive from the Masai Mara national park. The camp works with a generator wich means that you only have electricity during the evening hours from 7 till 11 pm and in the morning from 6 or 7 till 9 am. The tents are very basic but clean. The meals are in buffet, you do not have a lot of choice but the quality is good. The staff is very helpfull and friendly. When we sat on the balcony from our tent we saw a baboon walking wich makes this tented camp a little bit more special.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

First make the choice of why you're in the Maasai Mara; to spend your time in the camp or maximize your time out seeing the incredible wildlife. If you're there to see the wildlife, then choose a tented camp like Ol-moran that is clean, safe, conveniently-located and relatively inexpensive. It provides a good place to rest up for the next day's exhilarating journey. My wife and I found the staff to be just what was needed after a day on the road. The tents are clean and the food adequate. Then on to the real attraction!

Room Tip: A couple of the tents are back off the main path.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hurghada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We booked a safari with Visit Mount Kenya Tours, and we should have a private safari with 4-5 star accomodation the whole trip.
Ol Moran definatly is not in that range, staff not polite, food was really not what we were used too, very little choise, not really enjoyable. When they were cleaning the tables after diner in the place that is the restaurant, some of the spoons fell on the floor. Without cleaning them they were put back in the drawers for the next diner......
After one night in this camp we refused to stay there longer, on the iternerary of Visit Mount Kenya Tours we should stay in Mara Sopa Lodge for 2 days but because there were no rooms available (as the travelcompany told us) we had to go back to Ol Moran.
We paid the room in Sopa ourselves (of course there were rooms but they were not as cheap as Ol Moran) because we really didn't like te place at all.

Room Tip: Get a good travelagency, not one that cheats you, there are nice lodges and camps, Mara Sopa is one...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Thepelicanlodge, Manager at Ol-moran Tented Camp, responded to this review, September 28, 2012
As management of this Camp we ere deeply sorry to Dreein Hurghada for what you saw happen in our camp particularly the falling of the spoons on the floor. We really thank you for having brought this to our attention. We have carried out through investigation and have identified the member of staff involved. We have replaced him and we do assure you and all our esteemed guests that such a thing will never ever happen again. We also have decided to take nearly all members of staff for refresher courses. This will enable us to serve our clients better. We request you to accept our apology and again thank you for having brought this to our attention.
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Colma, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

The tents are basic but comfortable, with a variety of bed arrangements (double, double and twin, 2 doubles and twin, etc.). While the tents are spacious, the arrangement of beds in our tent meant you had to squeeze between beds to reach the (ensuite) bathroom (which was also quite large). The sleeping and bath rooms were clean, but the water situation was not the best. Our tent did not always have running water, and it never had warm water, which, after a drive in the park, is most welcomed.

The food was excellent and served buffet style. Great local dishes. The staff were very helpful, but you had to speak up if you needed something. I had to ask about our water situation several times.

The location is an excellent base for exploring the Masai Mara--it is just minutes away from the gate into the park.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

The tents are spacious and clean, the staff is very nice and the location is quite good as it is only 10 min away from Masai Mara entry gate.
There are only 20 tents or so which makes this camp very quiet and peaceful.
I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

The tents are nice, the food was good and the staff was friendly.
There was electricity most of the time (when we were at the camp).
Very good overall!
But a small drawback is that there's a lot of trees around the camp, so you don't get the views as in other camps.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

We booked through Natural World Safari Tours and were unsure what to expect. We went through the web site in detail. When they drove us up to the front door we were still unsure, then we went inside; greeted with a wonderful introduction. The rooms exceeded our expectation. This was our first experience in a tented camp so the construction and utility to provide true hot water and toliets in tents really works. We enjoyed the bar nightly and ran up quite a bill with 6 adults. They didn't take credit cards for the bar tab so make sure you have enough cash. The food was excellent. We had my wife and 4 kids (age 18 to 23)-they loved it more than us. The most noticeable thing is how quiet it can be in the middle of Africa. The sheer silence of the night, except for animals, put us in a wonderful sleep. Breakfast and dinner were both exception and they also made a great boxed lunch that we enjoyed during our Safari. The memories at Ol-moran will never be forgotten. We traveled all the way from South Carolina USA

Room Tip: We liked the closer tents to the main dining area
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Cerca de Ololaimutia gate | Masai Mara National Reserve, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi > Nairobi Central Business District
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Ranked #20 of 94 Specialty lodging in Nairobi
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This is an exclusive and intimate tented camp positioned to make you feel close to nature as much as possible.The camp is situated within the Masai Mara eco system on the banks of Olalaimutia River.Available are 15 spacious tents made up of single, doubles and one honeymooners’ suite. The meals are buffet enjoyed either in the shade of indigenous trees. The culinary affair is indeed one to delight your senses.What one must not miss watching at the camp is the traditional Masai Dance with the bon- fire and during day time one can take part in numerous escapades including adventures in the wild, nature trails and most of all the balloon safaris. ... more   less 
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