With everything going on, we needed an amazing get away from the bustle of the city and to start 2021 with a bang. The first time I came here was back in 2014/2015 on my own and I absolutely loved, this time I convinced my very American husband to enjoy the outback of the African bush. The whole place has been renovated and looks amazing, the staff was top notch. Nothing better than being surrounded by wildlife right outside.
Friendly staff,Qualified and experienced Cheff,Best Food Accommodation top notch.I would come back may times as I can. Nature at its best.i would refer to my friends anytime. I really enjoyed my stay at Oltome Mara.
We paid 300 USD a night for a stay at which is not even worth 100 USD. Everything is old, broken down, no hygene. The pictures shown in this site must be at least 10 years old. Ceiling on the terrace in coming down, toilets without seats ... you can not imagine ! This is so fake ! Unbelievable that they can get this rating. Does tripadvisor ever check these places for real ?? We booked for 3 nights. Arrived and were alone in the hotel. There was 1 beer to share with 6 people. Food was average, so was breakfast. But it's the state that place is in. Horrible. Look at the picture an you'll know enough. My friends have more of them. I will get them if anyone wants more. I just want to warn everybody who is thinking of going here ! JUST DON'T GO !!
Great location in the midst of the forest, close to the main gate of Mara. Very hospitable staff and an authentic feel of Africa. Comfortable tents and good hygiene. Can do better on the food and variety.
First of all let me say this criticism is not against the staff. They really tried, against all odds, to make the visit as nice as possible. My very strong criticism is directed towards the owners and management of the lodge. They are clearly out to make quick money on tourists that look at the ‘nice’ (but totally misrepresenting) pictures on the website and the comments on TripAdvisor. If the lodge was sold as ‘Oltome Backpackers Resort’ it would be fair to everyone and I am sure backpackers would like the lodge. However, for our family visit we felt cheated by the above mentioned management. The only positive thing about this completely oversold ‘construction’ site was the well meaning staff.