Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara
Maasai Mara, Kenya - Premier 5
The Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara is the perfect choice for an authentic safari experience. Tucked away in a grove on the banks of the Ntiakitiak River, this elegant tented camp effortlessly blends in with the landscape, while at the same time providing the modern comforts you would expect from a luxury hotel. The Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara is situated in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy. The conservancy, which is home to many animals, spans over 35,000 acres of prime grassland, riverine forests and acacia woodlands and is inhabited by a number of different Lion Prides, Cheetahs and a family of Leopards.
The Deluxe Tents are pearched on a wooden Mvuli Deck and have stunning views of the wilderness. On arrival, guests will feel so close to nature with the leaves of the trees rustling to the wind, and the tweeting of the birds, an experience so extraordinary and a welcome so grand, only experienced at Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara.
Just the two of you and nature, simply special. The Olare Orok Conservancy is a very special destination, and definitely the best choice you can make in life is to celebrate happy moments together in this pristine region.
The Honeymoon Suite is funished with handpicked furnishings from within the African Continent and parts of Europe, it has an ensuite bathroom, an outdoor shower, indoor shower and bathtub, it also has its own plunge pool which has views of the Hippo Pool and the Conservancy. Toast to life together at Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara.
Safari at Olare Mara
It's a truly unique experience to be out in an open air Land Cruiser traveling around a conservancy while so many animals are roaming free. You are assured to see a lot on safari, with your journey having the possibility of encountering Antelope, Buffalo, Leopards, Hippos, Elephants and a favorite for many the Warthog. With no windows, or obstructions, you can also get a selfie with that roaring Lion. What's great about safari at the Olare Mara Kempinski is since it is located in Olare Motorogi conservancy the safaris and vehicles are limited. That means it's an exclusive and personal experience, no lines of cars. For an extra layer of adventure try one of the night safaris. Hear the animal sounds all around and see through the vast darkness with the help of an infrared spotlight. It's an exhilarating experience especially when you can watch a pride of lions playing only feet from you.
The Olare Mara Kempinski offers more than just a safari adventure. There are many experiences to enjoy including in room massage, walking safari, a visit to a traditional Masai Village, and tree planting opportunities. These excursions offer a more complete experience and help promote a richer understanding of the environment and why it is so important to the region. This is truly a once in a lifetime experience.
Guides from Local Communities
Many of our guides are from local villages and this provides an important link between the community and the conservation process. They are not just wildlife specialists – they are also the ambassadors of the conservancy.
Through their participation, they gain first-hand understanding of how conservation works and are therefore better able to explain its virtues to their own community as well as our guests. The three-way dialogue between our guides, their community and our management team helps to establish a bond of trust between the stakeholders which will ensure the success of the conservation project.
Our guides are well spoken and friendly and the time you spend with them will be interesting, inspiring and educational for your family.
Born on the plains of the Masai Mara, they have an innate connection with nature from birth, they learn quickly and are eager to reach the pinnacle by which the industry judges them – the gold-level guiding qualification. However, they fully recognise that the invaluable work they do every day for conservation is the only standard by which future generations will judge them.
The picture of a solitary open 4x4 vehicle close to a lion and its prey, is rare to see in the Masai Mara nowadays. An intimate encounter similar to that is perhaps only possible on a wildlife conservancy like Olare Motorogi which is still part of the vast Mara/Serengeti eco-system but is private and accessible to only a handful of safari guests.
A few years ago the grasslands here were overrun by cattle, driving the wildlife away from these vital dispersal areas, but thanks to the vision and groundbreaking efforts of conservationists Jake Grieves- Cook and Samuel Warren, a great amount of wildlife has returned and is thriving once again.
The Masai communities who own the land are at the heart of the conservation effort.
For a regular fee paid to them by the 5 partnering safari camps permitted to operate inside the 35,000- acre conservancy, the Masai have agreed to limit cattle grazing in the area.
Today, as a result, our privileged guests are able to enjoy prolific wildlife sightings of lions, leopards, cheetah and even wild dogs off-road, close-up, without the crowds, day and night, with the additional benefit of being able to go on guided walks with trained Masai naturalists.