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Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

We stayed there as a family of friends including a couple of grande dames and there was not a single thing to fault.
From Geoff the manager, to David my room attendant, David the driver to Santosh the sous chef, nothing was left to chance and everything was possible and done to the highest standards.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Thank Kutchi
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BernardMercier, General Manager at Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you for your review on your recent stay at Olare Mara Kempinski Mara. We are happy to hear that you had an excellent stay at the property, and Geoff, both David’s and Santosh were able to ensure your safari was excellent. Look forward to having you back with us in the near future.

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

The location, food, rooms, and specially the STAFF is incredible. This hotel is a Jewel in the middle of the Masai Mara. I will definitively recommend it for honeymooners because everything about the place is absolutely romantic.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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BernardMercier, General Manager at Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you for your feedback on your stay at Olare Mara Kempinski Mara. Glad to hear that you had a perfect stay at the resort. The Masai Mara is indeed a romantic destination and ideal for intimate weddings comprising of close friends and family, it is also an extremely special venue for honeymooners beginning their journey together. Thank you for choosing Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara as your resort of choice in the Mara.

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Had an amazing Easter at olare Mara kempinski in Masai Mara. Have no words to say. ***EXCELLENT*** extremely friendly & caring staff, very well laid out campsite, etc. (too much to say about the camp) it's a lovely place to be with the family, as it is very ideal with the services provided by olare Mara kempinski. Well done to you guys, hats off. At most respectful, friendly, loving & caring staff. We will be for sure coming back soon! Thank you for arranging the special arrangements despite the rivers behaviors.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
1  Thank AMANVISHRAM
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BernardMercier, General Manager at Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review on Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara. We are extremely pleased to hear that you had a memorable stay at the resort during Easter. We will pass on your compliments to our colleagues at the property and look forward to having you back with us in the near future. If there is anything that we can do to assist with your next reservation, please let us know.

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

We spent several times in the Mara for a Safari, but this Camp is outstanding and really the best we've ever been. Actually, it's not a camp it's more like a luxury hotel in the bush. Very nice rooms, especially the bathroom!!

Attentive and lovely caring staff. Game drivers with a high expertise. All overall the perfect location to spend your days in the bush.

Because this camp is part of its own conservancy within the masai mara you really see a lot of animals, huge plus compared to other lodges in the mara.


We've seen all animals we wanted and were more than impressed of this whole "experience" I would say.

Booked our next stay already ;-))

Room Tip: The Honeymoon tent with its own whirlpool is a great choice to stay.
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank but_Nutella
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KIMER1, General Manager at Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you for your review on Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara. We are glad to hear that you had a pleasant stay at Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara.
Olare Orok Conservancy is indeed a very special destination.
We are delighted to hear that you will be coming back to stay with us. If there is anything that we can do to assist with your next visit, please let us know.

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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Excellent as expected
What I usually expect when visiting a Kempinski property is the professional and friendly stuff. My expectations were fulfilled during our two-night stay. Moreover, food was great, the tents were spacious, luxurious and clean. There is no fence around the camp. In our second day, two lions tried to wonder between the tents but the Maasai guards prevented them using traditional means. It was a thrilling experience although we did not feel unsecure at any time. 24-hour electricity, wireless internet in public areas.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank wassim n
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KIMER1, General Manager at Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for selecting Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara as your resort of choice in the Mara.
We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to experience the thrills of being in the Mara - wildlife within proximity of the resort.
Look forward to having you back with us in the near future.

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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Olare Mara Kempinski made our first time in Kenya wonderful!
We stayed two nights at Olare Mara Kempinski and we really enjoyed out time!
The service is ecellent, the food delicious and the accommondation very luxurious.
The tents are in general tidy and comfortable like everything in the camp.
We had five game drives, always with cold drinks on board. It was impressing to see all the different animals.
We had a really good guide (Phillip). He showed us many wonderful places and animals.
We could enjoy cold drinks at the sunset, breakfast in the bush next to a hippo in the river, a surprise for our parents who had silver wedding- it was just amazing!!

Hopefully we see you soon!
Regrads from Germany

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Jane S
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KIMER1, General Manager at Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you for selecting Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara as your resort of choice in the Mara.
Many thanks for the compliments on accommodation, service and food. It is our aim to make each safari journey memorable – we believe life should be lived in style even whilst on Safari .
It’s always nice to hear that our guests enjoyed their game drives, we will most definitely pass on your compliments to Philip.
Our best wishes to your parents celebrating 25 years together, wishing them every happiness together.
Look forward to having you back in the Mara.

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Reviewed February 27, 2013

My husband and I spent two nights at the Olare Mara Kempinski. It was an amazing experience. It could not be better located, right in the heart of the Mara conservancy. Our tent was beautiful and luxurious; it was just a tent in name, better than many 5 star hotel rooms I have stayed in. The staff are incredible, friendly, attentive and taking care of all our needs. The Manager Peter and Chef Santosh made us feel right at home by providing us with food which were not only tastefully prepared but beautifully served. The massages that we got in the privacy of our huge tent was fabulous.

Our guide, Rafael took great care of us, making sure that we got to have the best game drives ever! Although, it is a fairly new Kempinski property (taken over in January 2013), the location, the facilities and the service makes it a true winner. Our only recommendations would be to expand the choices offered for lunch and dinner as the main course was limited to just one choice; increasing the voltage of the lights in the room so that one can read; and installing solar heaters to heat the pool so that one can enjoy the beautiful pool and poolside bar. All in all, it was one of the best vacations we have taken.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Nilas5
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KIMER1, General Manager at Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you for posting your feedback on your recent stay at Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara.
We are pleased to hear that you were happy with the location of the resort, Olare Orok Conservancy, safari in the conservancy is indeed exclusive.
Thank you for the compliments on our tents, food and massage treatments. We will let our colleagues in the Mara know that you were happy with your stay.
We will most definitely look into your recommendations and hope that we can have the pleasure of hosting you once again in the Masai Mara.

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Address: Olare Orok Conservancy, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya (Formerly Olare Ntiakitiak)
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Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 141 Specialty Lodging in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: $996 - $2,552 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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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