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Offbeat Mara Camp

Maasai Mara, Kenya

This small exclusive tented camp, Offbeat Mara Camp, has just six tents and is located on the Olare Orok River in the Mara North Conservancy. It offers a truly private, traditional safari experience with close access to the Maasai Mara Game Park.

At a Glance

  • Wonderful game viewing in the unspoiled Mara North Conservancy

  • Small traditional style tented camp

  • See the spectacular wildebeest migration which is usually in the Maasai Mara between July to October

  • Gather round the camp fire each evening before dinner and chat about the days game viewing

  • Visit the Rhino Sanctuary or the Koyaki Guiding School

Adventure, Honeymoon, Eco/ethical tourism, Off the beaten track

Insider's View

Chat to the managers about the North Mara Conservancy and how the local people are benefiting directly from tourism in this part of the Maasai Mara.

Louisa Ross-Taylor

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Offbeat Mara Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Maasai Mara and Southern Kenya

Description

Offbeat Mara Camp is a relaxed, informal camp situated in a remote part of the Mara North Conservancy surrounded by exceptional wildlife. Large walk-in canvas tents with huge cedar beds, solar lighting and fine linen provide comfortable accommodation for a maximum of 12 guests. Each tent has an en-suite bucket shower, washbasin and flush loo.

The Masai Mara plays host to the annual migration from July to October. An enormous concentration of wildebeest, zebra and consequently predators pass through the surrounding plains. Unrestricted by National Park rules, guests at Offbeat Mara can enjoy full day game drives as well as evening drives (pre-dinner) in custom-built Land Cruisers; bush breakfasts, picnics and the famous Kenyan sundowner. Visits to the wildebeest crossing points on the Mara River, Maasai village visits, trips to the rhino sanctuary, scenic flights, and hot air balloon safaris can all be enjoyed from Offbeat Mara Camp.

Activities include game drives, either by daylight or by spotlight to catch a glimpse of those elusive nocturnal species. Visits the Maasai villages can also be arranged.

Accommodation

Offbeat Mara Camp has just six traditional safari tents sleeping a maximum of 12 guests. Each tent has an en-suite bathroom with hot bucket showers, wash basins and flush loos. The spacious tents are all furnished with large, handmade cedar beds, 24 hour solar lighting and the finest linen.

Childcare

Offbeat Mara Camp is not suitable for very young children. However, older children are better equipped to enjoy the safari experience and can have a very inspiring and educational stay at Offbeat Mara where all the guides are local Maasai and have first class knowledge of the area.

Activities

Activities from Offbeat Mara include full day game drives as well as night game drives in custom-built Land Cruisers; bush breakfasts, picnics and sundowners. Visits to the wildebeest crossing points on the Mara River, Maasai village visits, trips to the rhino sanctuary, scenic flights, and hot air balloon safaris can all be arranged to suit each guest.

Location & Directions

Maasai Mara, Kenya

The camp's location is on the Olare Orok, a meandering tributary of the Mara River. The Olare Orok cuts through the center of the Mara North Conservancy. Offbeat Mara Camp nestles into a valley in the middle of this wilderness and has close access to the famous Masai Mara National Reserve.

When to go

Offbeat Mara Camp closes for the Rains in May and November.

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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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Offbeat Mara Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Maasai Mara and Southern Kenya

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