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“Living in Tent on the Savannah” 4 of 5 stars
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Cerca de Ololaimutia gate, Maasai Mara National Reserve 00502, Kenya   |  
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Solroed Strand, Denmark
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“Living in Tent on the Savannah”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

After 2 days at Lake Nakuru it was time for Masai Mare. The camp is just a 5 minutes drive from the entrance to the park, it is a small-tented camp but the tent and beds was nice, the bathroom is a small building in connection with the tent, this work all right. The restaurant is not big and the buffet is simple, but everything was of good standard. When the generator closes 22:00 it is quite fantastic to fall asleep to all the sounds of the savannah. The Ol-Moran is a basic camp giving a lot of value for the money.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012 via mobile

This camp site is truly a wonderful experience of living close to nature but also feeling safe. The service is excellent, nothing is too much trouble and there is a friendly feel to the place.
The food was the best food experienced on my whole trip being fresh and tasty.
Thankyou for the experience :))

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 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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Houten, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We visited Masai Mara and stayed 2 nights (September 4th and 5th) in Ol Moran tented camp. The first night dinnerbuffet was cold. The staff was serving us in wintercoats. Nice camp, basic tents, good beds, clean place.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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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Kabul, Afghanistan
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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!

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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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Additional Information about Ol-moran Tented Camp

Address: Cerca de Ololaimutia gate, Maasai Mara National Reserve 00502, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #93 of 127 Specialty Lodging in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 19
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
Ol-Moran Tented Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve

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