Amazing. The entire experience is just out of this world.
The best that one can ever expect. Every single staff made me feel welcome and they are eager to attend to guest and their request. To John and Felix, thank you so much for attending to us during meal times. John has an amazing memory, always getting our orders right and yes he makes the most delicious masala tea.
Not forgetting Domanic, a lovely guy who go all out of the way to attend to us. Showing us around the lodge & the garden.
For the rest of the team, great job. You guys are amazing.
Lodge / Tent
A beautiful lodge in the middle of Mara. One can still have access to wifi. There is also a nice pool and the very frequent sightings of monkeys playing. The tent is huge... With a king size bed. Despite the noise made by the hippos & lions, I had a good sleep. There's also a bath tub & standing shower.
Too much food! Every morning before the start of my game drive, the staff will place a pot of tea and some cookies inside my tent.
After my morning game drive, a full breakfast with choice of eggs/ baked beans/ cereal / yogurt.
One morning, I choose to have my breakfast in the wild. Ranger Philip packed breakfast for us & set up a table under the Acadia tree. How memorable.
Lunch & Dinner is usually a choice from 2 main courses. Appetizer is usually either a soup or a salad. The salad is yummy and the greens used are beautifully fresh. They get the greens from their own garden, can't get any fresher than that.
Our ranger is also our tracker. Philip has to do both roles but he can do both roles very well. However, given the price we paid I expect to have a ranger and a tracker. I spotted some lodge vehicles have both ranger & tracker. It is just better to have a tracker spotting animals & the ranger can concentrate in driving especially when the driving conditions can be rough.
The vehicle used for the game drive can be improve. The current vehicle used is not that great for taking photos from the top. I prefer the topless vehicle where one can stand up and have a better view of the animals.
The location is great as it is inside the conservancy. Less vehicles crowding around. I saw the big 4 (didn't catch the white rhino) & many animals. Lions aplenty. One morning I even catch a pride of lions feasting a buffalo.
Overall an amazing experience.
- 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