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“Olumara Camp” 4 of 5 stars
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Olumara Tented Camp
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya   |  
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London, United Kingdom
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“Olumara Camp”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Stayed in Sept 2013. Very impressed. Staff could not be more helpful. Big thunderstorm did not effect the tent which was very comfortable. Thoroughly recommend the Olumara camp. Food very good and wine and beer reasonably priced, considering where you are.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I stayed with my wife for 3 nights in this Hotel and had an excellent experience. Great service and food while sleeping in a marvelous tent in the wild. "Cabilo" was a great and helpful guy. 100% recommended.

Room Tip: I think all rooms are pretty much the same but some have a better view, ask for them.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights from 2nd August 2013. We were on a safari van and the drive was a bit nerve cracking. Not sure if our driver took the right road, because we were along on dirt and gravel road for more than 3 hours. We did not see any other safari vehicles, though there were plenty coming to Masai on main road. I know the driver did not take the first entry road ( south ) . It was a scary drive especially on a van..with children we were praying that the van do not break down. No sign boards for Olumara is a drawback. Finally driving inside game park (entered from gate 4) , hotel were good enough to keep our lunch though were late. Tents were good and spacious & clean. Food were average especially after comparing with other camps we stayed. There's no electric supply at all. Generator works but will be off at 11 and comes back at 6. Pitch darkness inside tents are bit uneasy. they will switch on power earller should we need to leave early. Hot water were availbale in morning & evening. Definetly not a bad place to stay. Good thing wihile retunring, we found a local masai guy to show an alternate road, which was much better and took 1 hour less, though at cost of 1000 shillings. But we are not complaing. I understand game drive areas take less time from this property. BTW we witnessed the migration and also the mara river crossing.Had to wait patiently for 3 hours before the herds of Zebra, wildbest and deer decided to jump into river. Saw right in front of us, aligotor catching, unfortunate zebra and a deer.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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kitchener, ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We stayed here as part of our safari with WT safaris (great safari company btw). It took us a fair amount of time to actually find the lodge, but once we did it was more than worth it. This was our favourite camp from our whole safari. The tents were amazing, the grounds were beautiful and the food was great! It was a small and very quiet camp, which only made it more amazing and you sat out and could here the animals. The Masai Mara itself is awesome and we had an awesome three days here!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We arrived at Olumara on January 11, 2013 after spending a few days at the Amboseli Game reserve.

It took us nearly 8 hours to get there!!! A 4x4 vehicle is a MUST have. To get to the lodge and certain areas of the Masai Mara, you need to drive through river banks and mud..... great way to get your heart to skip a beat when your vehicle gets stuck!!! Please ensure that your guide is knowledgable with the area because the signs to the hotel are nearly non-existent!

The lodge is spectactular!! The tented camps are so spacious, well furnished and completely comfortable. The food is delicous and we really enjoyed the amazing service from each staff member.

There are animals all over the place! One of our afternoon game drives turned into a night game drive and on our way back to the lodge, literally right across from the lodge and stream... we came across two leopards in front of our 4x4...... they ran into the trees. It was so exciting! Just knowing that there were so close to us made me a bit nervous, but the staff ensured us that the cats are the ones that are nervous of us!

Would definitely recommed this lodge whether it be for couples or families!!!!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

There are other camps and then there is Olumara ! It stands out for its elegance and out of the world location for more than one reason ! Although the approach road is not as well marked as it should be, when one finally reaches there, the warmth of the welcome, the superb accommodation and the quality of the service and cuisine is more than worth the long, tiring drive.
The location is seriously remote, electricity and hot water is twice a day, but hey...its a tented camp, ain't it ! Special compliments to the cook, the tireless Masai guards and the cordial manager ! Can't help feeling that our trip to Kenya would have felt incomplete without a visit to this 'must see' place ! Fellow travelers going there are recommended to book a balloon ride in advance, which will be the cherry on top of this awesome cake ! Five stars !!

Room Tip: Try and choose a room closer to the dining hall !
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Olumara was our last stop for our safari, and even that I could not wait to see the Mara river at close, I was nostalgic of the Serengeti. But Olumara it is such a great place, few tents, few people just like I liked, the staff made sure that everything was taking care of, they keep cold beers for us . And lots of hot water for showers. Loved the butternut cream soup. And also at the gift shop I got Masai necklace that fits.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Additional Information about Olumara Tented Camp

Address: Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Amenities:
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #77 of 108 Specialty lodging in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Also Known As:
Olumara Tented Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve

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