We should have stayed here for 2 nights but... when it rains the river that separates the area where the tented camp is located from Masai Mara is swelling and you can say bye bye to your things if you are caught on the wrong side of the river. So we have stayed here only one night. We arrived here after a long 6 hour journey from Nairobi with the last section of the road (after passing Narok) very bumpy and dusty. At the time of our arrival only a swiss couple was staying at the tented camp but they were already in the park enjoying their safari. Lunch is not so great, there is a fixed menu with salad and pasta. We left very quickly for our afternoon safari and after ending our safari the rain started to pour and our minivan could not pass the river. We were forced to come back because there was no way of passing the river. We slept at another camp which is close to Ololaimutia Gate thanks to our safari company (Dawn in Africa Safaris) which solved our night stay. Next morning instead of starting our safari we were heading to Elangata Olerai to take new clothes and the lunch box for our full day safari. Our minivan could not pass the river and we crossed the river by motorcycle (helped by one masai) and we were taken by the manager of Elangata Olerai which was waiting for us on the other side of the river in a 4x4 land rover. We had a really enjoyable safari and we saw lots of lions, elephants, antelopes, baboons, hyenas, crocs, hippos and even a black rhino. It had not rained so we could pass the river and slept for the first time at Elangata Olerai.
Dinner was very good, it is a buffet dinner and the chef was preparing a goat barbecue. Drinks are very cheap so the bill did not break our bank.
Tents are really nice with beds covered by mosquito nets, with hot water but with limited electricity.
We will not come back to Elangata Olerai if they are not building a bridge and the government a proper road to get here.
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