Kempinski Hotels opened the doors to its all-inclusive Olare Mara Kempinski, Masai Mara Tented Camp. As the company’s first property in Kenya, the Camp is located in the Olare Orok Conservancy Masai Mara, a one-hour flight from Nairobi or 90 minutes from Mombasa. The Masai Mara is a large game reserve that stretches 580 square miles and rises 1,500-2,170 meters above sea level.
“Adventure in the Masai Mara is the latest Kempinski experience we’re proud to offer sophisticated travellers,” said Reto Wittwer, CEO and president, Kempinski Hotels. “Exceptional scenery, intimate dining, and the opportunity to interact with nature can all be enjoyed, together with Kempinski’s style, comfort and service.”
Accessible via twice daily air transfer on Air Kenya or Safarilink from Nairobi and one daily flight from Mombasa, Olare Mara Kempinski is hidden in a grove of woodland on the banks of the Ntiakitiak River and accommodates a total of 24 guests at any one time. Each tent is furnished with four poster or twin beds, outdoor, and indoor showers with oversized claw foot bathtubs and a teak deck spread over 80 square meters. One of the tents also features its own plunge pool.
The Camp presents a wide variety of on-site and off-site activities including game drives with knowledgeable safari guides, night safaris, escorted bird, game, and nature walks, Masai village visits, bush breakfast at the hippo pool, or early morning balloon safaris over the Masai Mara National Reserve. All trackers, rangers, and guides have a minimum of Bronze Level KSPGA qualification.
Keeping with the traditions of rural Africa, Olare Mara Kempinski offers guests a daily set menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner at communal or individual tables in the restaurant. Dinners can also be scheduled under the stars in the bush amid wildlife under the protection of Masai warriors.
The property is an eco-friendly resort with its own organic garden and the ability to source solar power for 70 percent of its energy needs.