Olare Orok Conservancy
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Ben A
Nairobi, Kenya183 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
I am a great fan of the conservancy concept and the Olare Orok Motorogi Conservancy has to be one of the best in my opinion. I must have visited this conservancy in excess of a dozen times now and I don't think we have ever failed to see leopard. Cheetah tend to be harder to see due to the concentration of lion and hyena but we see them most of the time.

There at least three large buffalo herds that seem to be resident. The bird life is excellent and the different types of terrain available for the various niches are all there.

The camps available to a visitor in the conservancy are really varied in what they offer their clients and what they cost but I have stayed in many of them and they all offer great value for money in my view. most of them have some type of niche that they specialise in, whether it is photography, luxury, value for money - there is something for everyone.

All the camps are genuinely wild without fences or barriers so it is usual to be able to see a lot of animals in the camps and hear them at close quarters at night.

Do not hesitate to stay in any of the camps in the OOM conservancy - you will never regret it.
Written August 18, 2020
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Sea
Nairobi, Kenya31 contributions
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Oct 2020
It's accessed through the Musiara gate or from within the park. It is loaded with elephant. We saw 8 lions in one drive, and a hippo pod being circled by a dozen crocodiles that launched into the water, trying to get the baby hippos in the center of the pod. Wow!
Written January 17, 2021
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Ray W
London32 contributions
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Aug 2012 • Couples
Last August, my wife and I finally made our dream safari to Kenya;s Maasai Mara.
We stayed for a week with three days spent at the Intrapids camp while the remainder of the stay was at the Mara Safari club. Evans from Africa Remote Safaris was our guide.
While at the Mara Safari Club area and even Mara intrapids there were just too many vehicles ostensibly due to the peak tourism season and the migration of course.
Evans our guide would literally try and sneak out of the Many safari cars to do our game drives far away from the prying eyes of the Mara conservancy rangers, who were sometimes too enthusiastic in their work. In an effort to assert their control of game drives, they had taken over our guiding duties, like deciding how much time each group could stay with an animal. This was bad news for us because we really wanted to take our time and learn about the Animals and their behavior. All was not lost though because our guide drove far into the bush away from the rest. Each time he spotted something interesting, he would switch off the engine and we would stay for as long as we wanted just appreciating the animals.
Our 3rd day especially was made special as our guide decided to drive almost 45kilometeres from the hotel near Syria(or is it Siria)hills, no vans in sight not the noisy radios, just a sense of tranquil with the only sound coming from the animals..On this day we encountered a lone Cheeter. We were amazed with amount of knowledge our guide had about the wildlife, for instance, we encountered a lone Cheetah that was apparently a male hunting. We switched of the engine and were surprised when the cheetah came round and jumped on the bonnet, and made it part of his hideout to hunt the many gazelles in our vicinity. Evans explained to us that the Cheetah is able to hunt while adopting to the natural environment to stalk its prey without being noticed.

Our 5th day in the Mara we left camp very early as this was the day when we were switching camps, this was not entirely our decision. Our full day game drive was even more rewarding. Evans had told us about a famous pride of Lions around Mara Serena Lodge that are said to be ‘brothers’. We learned that when the cubs are weaned and old enough, the females are left with the Lioness while the male leave the pride. The males leave to adopt to a nomadic lifestyle, forming several territories. In this instance some males had decided to stay together and were hunting together using their superior strength and ‘brotherly’ bond. Seeing this Lions was indeed rewarding. I reckon they must be a must see since some cars had driven very far into the Mara triangle in search of the ‘brothers’

On Day 6 we were surprised to learn that we could not continue with our guide since the Camp was providing us with their vehicles and driver guides.(Maasai).
We asked to be taken back to the same place we had spotted the Lions the previous day. It had rained the previous night hence some roads were very slippery, we stopped on seeing some hynas feasting on a carcass, the ‘brothers’ seem to have killed a Buffalo.A brief confrontation ensued between the lions and the invading hyenas. Hyenas know better than to meddle with a brotherhood coalition on a meal. They took their place and waited for the kings to have their fill.
As we were being driven through the herds of wildebeests on the last day. I couldn’t help but marvel at the quality of Guides(drivers) I learnt a lot. We certainly will come back. We would like to thank Evans Agade of Africa Remote Safaris for always being patient with us not forgetting his amazing driving skills on the tough road to Masai Mara. We will definitely be back.
Written September 30, 2012
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sunnysuz
Orlando, FL9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Solo
Unspoiled stunningly beautiful! Gorgeous setting for our camp!
There was nothing commercial about it...The tent camp seemed like it had been there forever...nothing to interrupt your complete connection with the wildlife...that's why you go to places like this, right?
Written January 9, 2013
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Janet P
Rift Valley Province, Kenya37 contributions
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Jan 2018 • Friends
You know you are somewhere outstandlingly special, when the very few safari vehicle colours have to blend in with the environment. Only 3 vehicles per animal siting at a time are allowed, and if one of the scounts views more, all the vehicle drivers are fined; brilliant idea for respect and peacefullness for the animals. Last year we saw THE most enormous hippo trotting accross the plain by the edge of a woodland, a first in iver 25years of visiting the Mara.
One can drive all day without seeing another vehicle, such a priveledge in a busy world. This is not a tourist area to tick off the big give before breakfast and take selfies, this is the truest safari area where the joy of just being out in the bush is the reward, and then comes a heard of peaceful elephants, a pair of cheetah, and the most handsome leopard sitting in the shade. A conservancy seems the way forward for Kenyan safari areas, free of greed and corruption, too many lodges therefore too many mini buses. If you go to one safari venue in your life, this is it.
Written November 7, 2018
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VisharkA
Bengaluru, India50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
The conservancy ensures that there are not too many vehicles, and that you are able to do night drives etc. The access to the Masai Mara Park is the only issue, as it is a long drive away.
Written April 8, 2018
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MaraLover
Kenya50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Family
We were group of about 20 indian people, so already there are so many expectiations and different requirements for each person. When we arrived to the mara we were welcomed by the most friendly people serving us glasses of champagne, juice, and some snacks. After enjoying a glass of champagne we got into our cars. these cars were simply the best out there; they were comfortable, open, and the driver that drove them made the experience awesome!! within 10 minutes of our drive to the lodge we see a leopard. our drivers Phillip, David, and Raphael knew how to get the best spots to see the leopard and to allow us to get some amazing photos. Their vast knowledge of the animals and history to the mara was amazing and made the game drives more interesting.
After about an hour of game viewing we got to the lodge! Greeted again with welcome drinks and masai dances, we were welcomed into Olare. as we all explored this amazing place and took in all the amazing surroundings the manager explained to us about the lodge and gave us all our information. He was very welcoming and very friendly.
Lunch was then served. we were shocked at the variety of the food that met everyones needs. No onions, no garlic, all vegetarian, no egg etc. the Chef and his staff all came introduced themselves to each of us and started serving. we all had a fantastic lunch and started to get to know the staff. The next few days just got better and better, the food, the deserts and mostly the staff. they started learning our names and ours theirs and we all became friends. they kept amazing us with the little things they organized for us. a suprise bush breakfast on the last day by the rivier, a sundowner in the bush (which was crashed by a fully grown male lion - what an experience), a bush lunch etc. The staff were the most friendly people who without hesitation went the extra mile to meet each and everyone of our needs. They were simply AMAZING!!!
The room/tents at Olare were out of this world! They each had their own views with the river, maybe a resident hippo or 2 and the mara in the background. The tent included the balcony, the massive bathroom, a shower, a bathtub, a bed that could fit 10 people, a bottle of wine etc.
Needless to say this place was out of this world!!
The game drives were also fantastic. for everyone in the group this was the best mara trip. we saw 3 leopards walking around and very clearly, 1 almost leopard kill, mating lions, playing lions with cubs, 2 prides of lions, 2 cheetah kills, elepahnts, buffalos, hippos, crocs, and the list goes on!
A big thank you to each and every person working in Olare!! a massive thanks to our driver Phillip "the Beast".. who was simply amazing!!
We all had the best time, and anyone considering going to Olare i can say without hesitation - GO!!
thanks so much Olare :) i will be back :)
Written December 30, 2012
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Catherine C
Vienna19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Couples
"Hi Rose and Diani Tours and safaris

We made a 7 days safari and spent our night at Mara Leisure Camp; the place was excellent, awesome. We would like to recommend Diani Tours and safaris to clients coming to Diani. Many thanks to Hassan."

Nadine and Sandra from Leipzig Germany
Written July 2, 2012
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Sanjiv B
India18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
Just returned from a safari in the Olare Orok Conservancy and I must say this conservancy has one of the best gaming views and wildlife that I have ever seen. The landscape picturesque, wild yet it seems safe and there is an abundance of animals. From herds of animals, to kills , and animals giving birth all within a 45 minute drive from our lodge.
Written October 3, 2018
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Mark L
Greater London, UK175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
Saw so much. We did not realise the difference between a conservancy and a national park. The BIG difference is in the conservancy you don't have to stick to the roads, so your guide to go up close to the animals. You don't need a zoom lens - everything is right there. Our two Maasi guides did a great job spotting lions, leopards, cheetahs etc. and we got the most fabulous pics. Will definitely go back. One tip - it gets cold because it's at 5000 ft above sea level.
Written April 7, 2018
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