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Offbeat Mara, Masai Mara

An invitingly small, seasonal tented camp on the Mara North Conservancy – an exclusive patch of wilderness neighbouring the celebrated Masai Mara National Reserve.

Choose to stay at the Offbeat Mara on your luxury, tailor-made holiday and prepare to enjoy a more authentic, quality Kenyan safari. The camp boasts a prime riverside location within a 74,000-acre private conservancy where strict visitor and vehicle numbers ensure a crowd-free game viewing experience. Wildlife is plentiful in the Mara year-round with impressive big cat and plains game numbers, whilst the annual wildebeest migration between July and October remains a major highlight. Meanwhile, the camp’s resident lion pride (the Offbeat Pride) are never far away. 

Experienced and knowledgeable guides, the majority of whom hail from the local area, lead exciting bush walks and game drives in custom-built Land Cruisers. Hot air balloon safaris can also be arranged, as well as bush picnics and insightful cultural visits to nearby villages. The camp itself feels wonderfully intimate, made up of just seven canvas tents furnished with large cedar beds and ensuite bathrooms. Private verandas are carefully positioned for the best bush views, and meals are served communally around a large table in the mess tent.

Offbeat Mara Camp, at a glance

  • Authentic seasonal safari camp situated on the Olare Orok water system in the unspoilt Mara North Conservancy 
  • An area full of wildlife but with limited camps to ensure an unspoilt safari experience 
  • Strict number of vehicles permitted at sightings
  • 20 guests accommodate in five doubles/twin tents and two family tents 
  • Ensuite bathrooms with flush toilets, double wash basins and traditional hot safari/bucket showers 
  • Laidback living room with a bar, library and comfy seating 
  • Close relationship with the local Masai community

For leisure and pleasure

  • Outstanding year-round game viewing, including regular sightings of leopard and cheetah 
  • Annual wildebeest migration between July and September 
  • Day and night game drives in custom-designed Land Cruisers
  • Walking safaris with qualified guides
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Line fishing for catfish 
  • Bush breakfasts, picnics and sundowners
  • Cultural visits to nearby Masai villages 

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  • From beginning to end the service I have received has been exceptional. A company that can be trusted to treat customers fairly, coupled with outstanding and personable service means that I would not hesitate to recommend them.

    KM, August 2020