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Mara Camp

Mara Camp

With one of the lowest densities of tourist visitors in the Kenya’s greater Mara ecosystem, guests of Offbeat Mara Camp can be assured of an exclusive destination tailored to meet their every need. Offbeat Mara Camp, along with several other camps in the area, founded the conservancy in 2009 and enforces strict limits on visitor and vehicle numbers. Encompassing 74,000 acres, the conservancy offers a spectacular diversity of wildlife, particularly in the Olare Orok, a thriving, green tributary of the Mara River and location of Offbeat Mara Camp.

Six traditional safari tents can accommodate up to twelve guests. Each retreat includes amenities such as en-suite bathroom, handmade cedar beds, solar lighting, and fine linens. Meals are served in the mess tent or around the campfire and feature typical English breakfast fare, light lunches, and three-course dinners. A communal area provides comfortable sofas, writing desk, library, and bar/lounge.

Far away from other lodges and unlimited by the usual national park regulations, guests enjoy the freedom to view the incredible wildlife at their own pace and can reserve an entire day for a single game drive if desired. From July to October, the annual wildebeest migration steals the attention of visitors, and with the wildebeest come predators that make for impressive wildlife sightings. In addition, four of Africa’s “Big 5” are often seen in the area (lion, leopard, elephant, and buffalo) along with many primates and other smaller mammals. Well-trained local Maasai guides are part of the Offbeat Mara team and enjoy sharing their wealth of knowledge with guests.

Besides wildlife tracking and viewing, Offbeat Mara offers other opportunities for guests to explore the African wilderness. Favorite activities include bush breakfasts, picnics, sundowners, visits to the wildebeest crossing points on the Mara River, Maasai village visits, trips to the rhino sanctuary and Koyaki Guiding School, scenic flights, and hot air balloon safaris.

Offbeat Mara continues to demonstrate its strong commitment to the welfare of the local Maasai community by employing a great number of local team members as guides and artisans.

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