Maasai Mara, Kenya
At a Glance
Night drives around the Koiyaki area
Game drives in the Maasai Mara and Koiyaki Reserve
Visit the Koiyaki guiding school
Explore the area on foot to see the smaller residents and plant life
Beautiful views from the camps elevated position
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
Ol Seki will be closed in April and May.
The only time to avoid Kenya is during the long rainy season in April and May. November is considered the short rainy season, however, these are less predictable and are much lighter. The best time of year to visit the Maasai Mara is during the Great Wildebeest Migration which tends to pass through the Mara between mid July to late October.
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Ol Seki Mara Camp is a beautifully luxurious camp, located in the heart of Eastern Koiyaki in the South East of Kenya. There are ten very spacious rounded safari tents, each boasting a panoramic view of the famous Maasai Mara.
This relaxed, informal camp is situated in the remote Koiyaki area adjacent to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve and is surrounded by wonderful wildlife viewing. At Ol Seki guests can enjoy the big 5 game viewing in the privacy of a game reserve away from the hustle of mass tourism. Guests can enjoy a truly isolated safari experience that winds back the colonial clock. Day trips into the Maasai Mara National Park can also be organised if requested.
The Large walk-in canvas tents with huge beds, solar lighting and fine linen provide comfortable accommodation for up to 12 guests, along with two expansive family suites. Traditional colonial décor coupled with all the modern amenities provide guests with a genuine Safari experience.
Activities are mainly about the wildlife and guests are taken in specially adapted safari vehicles on game drives, either during the day or by spotlight at night to catch a glimpse of those elusive nocturnal species. Walking safaris with an armed scout are also available as well as Hot Air Ballooning. Many guests also enjoy a visit to one of the Maasai villages and the guides in camp will happily show you around the Koikaki Guiding School, which the camp supports and from where most of the guides will graduated.
Ol Seki contributes directly to the Maasai community and is proud of the strong relationship held between the camp and the residents of the Koiyaki community.
Accommodation is in six rounded tents, each boasting a double and a single bed with the highest quality linen. All have a large en-suite bathroom and changing area with flush toilet and hot shower. The two family suites offer a spacious private living and dining tent flanked by two bedroom tents, each complete with en-suite bathroom, shower and changing area. Guests staying in the suite will benefit from their own private kitchen, with a dedicated team of staff for each unit.
There are 6 double tents with en-suite bathroom and private deck.
The two suites both have 2 double en-suite bedrooms, a kitchen and a dining room as well as a fully stocked bar fridge and deck area with seating.
Ol Seki accepts children and the family suites, ‘Simba’ and ‘Chui’are perfectly appointed to welcome families.
The camp has a library tent next to the dining tent and being raised up, both have the most stunning views out across the wilderness. A fireplace deck has also been added in front of the Library tent; this is an ideal spot for sun-downer drinks and a chat about the adventures of the day.
Activities from Ol Seki are customised to the guests' requirements and include game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, night drives around the Koiyaki area, guided game walks, sundown safaris, visits to a Maasai Village, visits to Local guiding school, local IL Ntorobo talk and demonstration (on-site). Hot air balloon safaris and other activities can be organised on request.
Louisa Verney (Staff)
This stunning tented camp is perched on an escarpment with the most increadible views of the plains. The beautiful camp has the most stunning huge white tents and 2 family tents which makes it a great option for famillies, particulary as the annual wilderbeast migration moves into the area close to Ol Seki in about August and September.
Game drives in the Maasai Mara
Exploring this iconic ecosystem in an adapted, open 4x4 safari vehicle with your professional safari guide is one of the best ways to get up close to the huge volume and wide diversity of wildlife in the Mara.
Maasai Mara Balloon Safari
Experience the magic of floating over the plains of the Maasai Mara in a Hot Air Balloon. Balloon safaris are a fantastic way to experience the vast beauty of the Mara and provide exceptional photo opportunities with spectacular lighting and scenery.
Private Safari Guide and Game Drive Vehicle
Ensure an exclusive and totally tailored safari experience by booking a private safari guide and game drive vehicle. A private guide gives you the flexibility to go where you want, when you want. If you have specific interests this is an absolute must.
The Great Migration
The Maasai Mara is famous for being home to one of nature’s most spectacular events: the Great Migration. Millions of wildebeest cross from Tanzania’s Serengeti to Kenya’s Mara in search of better grazing.
Walking in the Maasai Mara
Exploring the African bush from outside a safari vehicle is a wonderful experience. Get away from the noise of the 4x4 and, accompanied by your professional safari guide, begin to pick up on the smaller details of the African bush.
Nairobi, Maasai Mara & Kenya Coast
from £3300 pp inc flights & transfers for 8 nights
- With a stay in a private conservancy in the world renowned Masai Mara, you will enjoy a thrilling safari away from the crowds.
- Dine out on your private veranda under a sky of star constellations, listening to the distance sounds of wildlife.
- Treat yourself to a hot air balloon safari for the ultimate game viewing experience and scan the savannah for towering giraffes and herds of elephants.
Wild Uganda and Kenya
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Kibale Forest, Nairobi & Maasai Mara
from £10200 pp inc flights & transfers for 11 nights
- Track gorillas twice in the magnificent Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to half the world's gorillas
- Go in search of Uganda's second great ape, the chimpanzee in dense lush forest
- Meet the long necked residents of Giraffe Manor over breakfast
Location & directions
Maasai Mara, Kenya
Ol Seki Mara Camp is set amongst an archaic rocky promontory, overlooking the Isupukiai River Valley. Located in Eastern Koiyaki about 1-hour north east of the Talek Gate, in the Maasai Mara National Reserve which covers 1510km.sq of South Western Kenya.
How to get there
It is an 8-hour 30-minute international flight to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport, then it is a 30-minute by road to Wilson Domestic Airport. Scheduled flights from Nairobi’s Wilson airport to Siana Springs airstrip take about 1-hour. On arrival at the airfield, the vehicle transfer to the lodge is approximately 40-minutes, allowing time for game viewing.
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