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Maasai Mara Sekenani Gate, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya   |  
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1 review
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“Amazing Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

A fantastic stay while on Safari in Masai Mara. The lodgings, a combination of tents with first-rate hotel-like amenities, provided for a truly authentic experience. Moreover, the staff, service, food and activities cumulatively made it a thoroughly enjoyable stay for the entire family. Definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking for something "outside-the-box," more familial, comfortable, natural, and different from the typical hotel-like residence!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

I was truthfully afraid of staying in the middle of the jungle but the unique experience and atmosphere of the oltome resort was absolutely fantastic! The luxury tents and dining experience is definitely one I would recommend and without doubt I would stay there again! All the staff were friendly and welcoming making every night a special moment to remember from camp fires to story telling it was an absolute fantastic experience

  • Stayed August 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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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

awesome stay. loved it there. friendly staff... beautiful surrounding. comfortable furniture and the food was great. hot showers were the best in the cold early mornings and the tents were so big and spacious!! great holiday

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

It was amazing, I love the various noises of the animals and actually thought they were outside my tent. But its all fenced up and secure.
The staff at Oltome were friendly and felt like home.
I would definately vist again. And many thank to Faheem who made our experiebce there wounderful. Thank you! (:

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 4 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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Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

After some of the places we stayed in Kenya, walking into Ol Tome was like walking back into civilization. Although not as schwanky as some of the camps in the park, Ol Tome Mara Magic has luxurious tents, hot showers, great food, and wonderful staff! Staying in a tent nestled in the jungle minutes away from the park, hearing wild animals at night and sitting by the campfire listening to Maasai folk tales was truly surreal.
The staff also helped us with a safari car and guide for the day, and can arrange other travel as well (like cars to and from Nairobi).
This was a really great place to stay, and one of the best parts of our trip!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

Me and three friends recently stayed there while on Safari in Masai Mara. We were also the only ones there. The lodge is outside the park - but only a 5 minute drive away. We stayed in two tents - two twin beds in each. The tents were very nice and large with a big bathroom - two sinks and a shower area that had hot water after you let it run for a while. Each tent had a deck in front with chairs to sit and look around on. The area was gated which kept all the animals except the monkeys out. We did hear them, and other animals at night - which I thought was fun. The staff were very friendly, cleaned the room every day, and brought coffee or tea to your tent during the morning. They also built us a bonfire one of the nights, and one of the staff who belonged to the Masai Tribe told us Masai stories/legends which were very interesting. The food was good - and served buffet style for dinner, and eggs and fruit to order for breakfast.

All in all it was a great place to stay.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

I have to say our stay here was one of the highlights of our Kenya trip. The tents offer a realy 'staying in the jungle' experience but are still equipped with modern facilities and are very clean. You feel extremely safe because you know there are people all around protecting the grounds which are well kept and taken care of. The staff are just amazing! They were extremely friendly and attentive, and we had a lot of fun spending time with them. The Masai guys who work here also spent a lot of time with us which was very cool. Their food is yummy (probably ate triple what we should have but it was too good to pass up). Favorite part was definitely the bon fire and Masai stories at night. Biiiiig thank you to "Fimzy" the manager and everyone there.
Would def recommend this place. Enjoy!!

Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Address: Maasai Mara Sekenani Gate, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #68 of 131 Specialty Lodging in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tented Camp at the bottom of the Nairok Hills. Peaceful, tranquil, perfect for bird watchers and those looking for a time out from the hustle and bustle of the city. We are working on having a kiddies corner, arrange for hikes, nature walks, balloon safaris, special honey moon surprises. We aim to make your holiday a memorable one. All that is needed is a sense of humour, a need for relaxation and time for yourself : ... more   less 
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Oltome Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
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