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Safari in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy

Ask any seasoned traveller, who has also been to Africa, what their most magnificent and memorable natural experience has been, and you will likely receive the same, resounding answer: going on safari.

Coming from the Swahili word for journey, safaris take place primarily in the savannahs and forests of Eastern Africa, and are truly magical undertakings, filled with a heady mix of wildlife spotting, photography, education, and admiration of the unspoilt African wilderness. Ever since word of the intrepid exploits of European adventurers reached populations back home, the notion of heading out into the wildest places on earth to see 'text -book' animals that have never been enjoyed first - hand, has enthralled generations of inquisitive minds. 

The Olare Motorogi 

Located in the middle of the most popular safari spots in Kenya, near to the border of Tanzania, the Olare Motorogi Conservancy is a recently - established private reserve that is proving to be the ideal design from which futures reserves can be based upon. 

The conservancy assists in the safeguarding of both Kenya's natural landscape and the indigenous communities that have lived within them for centuries. Formed in 2006, and covering an area of 33,000 acres, the range is leased on an acre - by -acre basis from the Maasai locals who once grazed their herds upon it. 

The benefits of this approach are diverse. Instead of purchasing the land for a one -off fee, the families that once lived on the land are guaranteed a secure income. Due to the lack of animals grazing, vegetation is now able to flourish, and predator species are no longer killed by Maasai protecting their livestock. 

What is more, only 94 beds are allowed to be occupied in the conservancy at one time, making this one of the most blossoming reserves, and one of the area's most serene, high-quality safari areas. 

The Wildlife of the Masai Mara

Located at the North - Western tip of the extensive Masai Mara National Reserve, the Olare Motorogi is well - positioned so as to allow visitors to see all of the amazing wildlife that thrives in the region.

There are large populations of Elephants, Giraffes, Wildebeest, Water Buffalo, Ostrich, Zebra and several species of antelope. Rhinos have been spotted in the conservancy, and each and every big predator that East Africa is renowned for - Lions, Leopard, Cheetahs, and Hyenas - can be found skulking through the grasslands and forests. 

Your Safari Adventure 

Heading out in 4*4 vehicles fitted with detachable and extendable roofs, visitors staying in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy are usually driven out along dirt tracks by experienced guides, each being well - versed in finding wildlife. The mood is one of complete adventure and discovery. One moment you might be driving along a bumpy road, admiring the rolling hills and seemingly endless plains stretching out before you, only to hear your guide, hushed, telling you to look to the trees nearby. You slow to a stop, and slowly make out a leopard relaxing across the branches. 

At the Olare Mara Kempinski, guests can enjoy all of the above pleasures in complete comfort. For more information contact us on +254 (20) 360 3000, or send an e mail to reservations.olare@kempinski.com