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“Certainly a place to return to. Great atmosphere and great people!” 5 of 5 stars
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Talek River, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya   |  
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“Certainly a place to return to. Great atmosphere and great people!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012 via mobile

28th-30th December 2011
We (8 people from Holland) had a great time in Oloshaiki. Good food, nice people, great lodges. Certainly a place to recommend to good friends that appreciate a wonderful place to stay. Pass this message on!
Aard Vogels. The Netherlands

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

My visit in january 2012 to Camp Oloshaiki was a dream come true. The tents are very nice and specious and the bathroom was even bigger than mine at home...
Very nice food and kind service.
The drivers/guides of this camp are recommended as the best.
In even one game drive we were able to take very nice pictures of Lions, Leopard, Elephants, Buffalo's, Rhino, Hippo's, Topi and several other species. Whaaaw!!!!!
I'd like to come again!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gatineau, QC
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

We stayed at this camp for two nights in mid-December. The staffs were super nice and we felt very welcomed. The food was quite good with a nice selection of African meals and European meal. The tents are well set-up with loads of spaces and nice bathroom. The generator is bit noisy but you quickly forget about it. My only recommendation would to avoid lighting too many lamps at night since you will be inundated by mosquitoes and other bugs. Location is great since the camp is not that far from a main fate.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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The Netherlands
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

as a solo person i did enjoy the camp very much,i stayed 30 dec till2 jan 2012 and had a lovely time, nice food, friendly staff and extreme nice tnets and safari...top place
veroniek kerssemakers the netherlands

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

we went to this camp in december this is our 4th visit and we have stayed in other camps on the mara but we still keep going back to this one on arrival you are greeted with a cold towel and a drink it was just like going back home everyone remembered us and it was so good to see all the staff again the staff make you feel so welcome when we arrived to our tent number 10 they had wrote on the bed welcome back and there was fresh flowers and wine waiting for us and also a bottle of tusker for my husband
the meals are great there and so well presented to you nothing is to much trouble for the staff
there had been a lot of rain on the mara before we arrived and the talek river was the highest we had seen it also the grass was high but that did not stop us from seeing the big 5, 2nd time in a row last year when we were there we saw the big 5 we had bernard as our guide and ester as our driver what a team we had our dinner in the bush and also our breakfast we were sorry to leave the camp but we will be back again next year (to see you all again) i would recommend this camp to anyone the reason we go back year after year is because it is a small camp and you are made to feel at home and nothing is to much trouble SEE YOU SOON ann

Room Tip: they are all good locations for the tents right on the Talek River
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

Manchester, UK

We visited this camp in September and had the experience of a lifetime. As a group of two fat women and an elderly mother in law our guide Joseph managed to accommodate our every need. We stayed for four nights and five days and always managed to see something different and exciting. We managed to see the Big Five which was amazing as not everyone did. The safari was everything we could have hoped for and more. If you get the chance to pick your guide ask for Joseph (the crazy Masai) who will cater to your every whim whilst entertaining you with his mad humour and crazy off road driving.

The camp is comfortable and had the feel of a rustic homestead with hot running water and electric lights.

The food was very good just what you needed. We particularly enjoyed African night. And the chefs were very friendly.

The staff were always happy to provide everything you asked for but sometimes asking became a bit of a trial.

We particularly liked George the barman and Isaac the trainee waiter.

We would not hesitate to recommend this camp to anyone.

We would definitely visit again with Joseph as our guide.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jacksonville, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

We had the pleasure to stay at Oloshaiki Camp in Sept. 2011. We had a large group from North Carolina visiting Eldoret doing medical work at one of the referral hospitals and decided to take them to the Masai Mara for the weekend. Oloshaiki Camp was recommended and it did not disappoint. The staff handled the large group very well. They bent over backwards to accommodate everyone including finding ways to have personal medical equipment work throughout the night. The rooms are very large and the bathrooms are done in stone and also are huge. The food was very good, although not a huge selection. The camp is on the Talek River and although not technically in the park, is just a bridge walk over the river away. We would recommend this camp to anyone.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Oloshaiki Camp

Address: Talek River, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Amenities:
Restaurant
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Ranked #59 of 112 Specialty Lodging in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Oloshaiki Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Oloshaiki Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve

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