We had requested mid-range accommodation which I think accurately reflects Ol Moran. It is a small resort with basic and a little bit dated but comfortable tents which have en suite bathrooms. We stayed for two night, the bed was comfortable, the tent had an en suite bathroom, and there was electricity to charge things.
We had been camping in very basic tents for a while so the Ol Moran resort was fine for us. If you've stayed in other parks for the same price however you might be disappointed - accommodation in the Mara is generally extremely expensive so you do get less for your money.
Elizabeth gave us a warm welcome and we were showed to our room. The food served was fine - I especially liked the macaroni cheese at lunch one day. It's a small place so there was not as much choice as in bigger resorts.
It is not within the Masai Mara park but is a 5-10 minute drive from the gate.
Staff were generally friendly and attentive , although some of the restaurant staff were a bit downbeat. We had a problem with our hot water one day which the staff resolved and were very keen to make sure that we were happy with everything.
Masai warrior looking staff are on hand as security and to help you with your bags. We had a bizarre encounter with one guy who followed us to our tent one night after dinner and seemed to be trying to sell us things which was a bit odd but apart from that everything was fine.
There is no wi-fi but there is a bar area and you can buy drinks to take back to your tent if you want.
If I was staying in the Masai Mara again I would be tempted to stay in a place inside the park but it would be more expensive.
- 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 19 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 bonfire 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
- Also Known As:
- Ol-Moran Tented Camp Hotel Nairobi