Last week, the nation opened the doors of a new safari camp to travellers, which has luxury as its main theme. The Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara offers a chance for luxury seeking safari-tourists to enjoy modern amenities while enjoying Africa’s experiences. The safari camp has 12 tents, five of which have twin beds and seven have been designed for double-occupancy. It is located within the Olare Orok Conservancy, known for its large number of lion prides.
The tents are built on a vast swathe of land and have an elevated deck with a private balcony. Visitors have access to unobstructed views of the Mara Plains and the Ntiakitiak River. The tents have been designed so that visitors do not lose track of their surroundings even when they are in their rooms. Each tent has bathrooms with a hair dryer and bath salts for use when soaking in the bath. There are also plush seating areas with sofas and rugs, and a comfortable four-poster bed. Newly married guests can opt for a honeymoon suite that has a private plunge pool.
The camp’s visitors can watch the resident hippos and take daily chauffeured drives into the Mara. They can also opt for authentic local food that is prepared in true African style. Many of the meals offered at the site are made from ingredients harvested from the on-site organic garden, and about 70 percent of the camp’s energy is harnessed from solar power, an added bonus for those who are eco conscious.
A three-night/four-day stay starts at $435 per night, per person. Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara is a one-hour flight from Nairobi, or 90 minutes from Mombasa.