Offbeat Mara

Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya

This authentic tented camp is one of our favourites in the Masai Mara. It’s intimate, unfenced, welcoming, and imbues an atmosphere of the wild. Yet it’s also extremely comfortable. We think it’s great for those who value outstanding wildlife experiences over modern luxuries.

We love the fact that no part of the camp is permanent. Although it doesn’t actually move, the overall ambience is of a mobile camp. Tents are open-fronted and hidden in the bush. Lounge back on the sun loungers and directors’ chairs and you won’t wait long to see zebra and wildebeest, or even elephant and giraffe. A local lion pride roars throughout the evening and you wouldn’t be the first to open the tent flaps to grazing antelopes.

Offbeat Mara is situated in a secluded corner of the Mara North Conservancy and we’ve gone days up here without seeing another vehicle. Game drives can continue up to 10:30pm and the guides are some of Kenya’s most experienced. Masai trackers and local guides take you on walks and this is one of few places where you might safely encounter lions on foot. Add in a full day exploring the Masai Mara National Reserve and you’ll see why we’d recommend at least three nights at Offbeat Mara.

Offbeat Mara offers a real safari under canvas experience. You’ll be living and breathing the Masai Mara, which makes for memories that can last many lifetimes.

What's Included

  • All tents have a double bed
  • Full board food and drink
  • Game drives in a 4x4 purpose built safari vehicle in the Mara North Conservancy
  • Game drives in a 4x4 purpose built safari vehicle in the Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Night drives in Mara North Conservancy
  • Walking safaris in the Mara North Conservancy

Open June to October and December to March, children over the age of eight are welcome.

Price Information

This camp can be booked as a single safari or as part of a tailor-made holiday with or without flights. Per person per night prices from £575 / $575 / €625

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