The 2 nights I spent at Olare Mara Kempinski were a revelation. Fantastic service, great food - world class in fact - and nature pure!
The second night I stayed there, I was all alone and not once did the high standard of service flag. I was treated like royalty and all the staff went out of there way to make me feel welcome: Dominick, Julius, Esther, Lydia, Jackson and my ranger Philip all went above and beyond the call of duty to make my very short stay as comfy as possible.
My huge tent, beautifully appointed, was located very close to the river and during the night, the hippos were grazing (very loudly!) all around my tent. I was safe and cosy in my huge comfy bed, listening to the sounds of the bush, lions and hyenas along with the hippos. Everything you could wish for from a night in the bush.
The food was exceptionally good and well presented and the bush breakfast, complete with "bubbly", served by the river was absolute bliss. Loved the yummy banana bread of which the chef gave me a huge portion in my packed lunch to take long to the beach. Asante sana!
Game driving was a challenge as there was a lot of rain and the tracks were quagmires at times but my ranger Philip mastered this with ease, showing me some fantastic game - especially the serval cat and the leopard.
The suites are fantastic and well appointed with lots of attention to detail. The Kempinski name is a guarantee for an extremely high standard of quality of service.
If there is one small criticism it would be that the vehicle as are not quite up to the standard of the rest of the hotel: hot water bottles on demand only, no bird/animal books, toilet paper etc. And the cool book between the 2 front seats is always in the way. Also,the vehicle did not close properly so that even with the canvas down, poor Philip got drenched and water was still coming in during one especially nasty downpour.
However, the quality of the rooms, service, welcome, food, etc, more than made up for the average vehicle. I truly enjoyed my stay and was sad to leave
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara is located in Olare Orok Conservancy. The resort comprises of 12 deluxe suites tents of which 1 is a honeymoon suite. The deluxe suites cover an area of 80 sq m and are furnished in the classic style of the grand African safaris, with large four poster beds and reproduction furniture, offset by modern amenities. The honeymoon suite has its very own plunge pool, ideal for watching the sun set over the Mara and toasting to life together with champagne. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve