Ol Seki

Maasai Mara National Reserve, 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

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Best time to Visit

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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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Insider's View

Spend the afternoon with a good book over looking the incredible view form the camp.

Crank up the romance and have dinner at the hanging rock. A beautiful private location where you can enjoy your candlelight dinner with game viewing.

Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Ol Seki or take a look at our itineraries to Maasai Mara and Southern Kenya

Description

Ol Seki Mara Camp is a beautifully luxurious camp, located in the heart of Eastern Koiyaki in the South East of Kenya. There are six 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 organized 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 brand new two bedroom “Suited” tents. 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.

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Accommodation

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 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.

Tented Room

There are 6 double tents with en-suite bathroom and private deck.

Tented Suite

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.

Childcare

Ol Seki is not suitable for very young children and those under the age of 8 years are not accepted. However, older children are better equipped to enjoy the safari experience and can have a very inspiring and educational stay at Ol Seki where all the guides are local Maasai and have first class knowledge of the area.

Facilities

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

Activities from Ol Seki are customized 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 organized on request.

Reviews

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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.

Offers

Stay 3 and pay 2 at Ol Seki

Stay 3 nights and only pay for 2 at Ol Seki. A wonderful opportunity to explore the marvels of the Maasai Mara and its resident game.
Stay for 3 nights and pay for 2 nights - or extend your time here and stay for 6 nights and only pay 4 nights. An incredible saving!
Book from 11 September 2012 to 31 December 2018
Travel from 01 January 2018 to 16 April 2018
01 June 2018 to 31 December 2018
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Stay 3 Pay 2 at Ol Seki, Maasai Mara

Book a 3 night stay at Ol Seki, Maasai Mara and only pay for 2.

Blackout dates apply (not valid for travel July and August 2019).

Subject to availability and terms and conditions. Please contact a specialist for more information.

Book from 09 March 2018 to 03 January 2020
Travel from 03 January 2019 to 03 January 2020
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Stay 4 Pay 3 at Ol Seki Maasai Mara

Book a 4 night stay at Ol Seki, Maasai Mara and only pay 3

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Subject to availability and terms and conditions. Please contact our specialists for more information.

Book from 09 March 2018 to 03 January 2020
Travel from 03 January 2019 to 03 January 2020
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Bride stays free at Ol Seki, Maasai Mara

Book your honeymoon at Ol Seki, Maasai Mara and the Bride stays free

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Subject to availability and terms and conditions. Please contact a specialist for more information.

Book from 09 March 2018 to 19 December 2019
Travel from 03 January 2019 to 19 December 2019
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Experiences

  • 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.

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Location & directions

Maasai Mara National Reserve, 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.

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Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Ol Seki or take a look at our itineraries to Maasai Mara and Southern Kenya

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