Standing central to the private wilderness of the Olare Motorogi Conservancy, and enjoying panoramic views across the rolling savannah, the Olare Mara Kempinski Safari Camp has been styled to offer the ultimate in luxury whilst staying true to the traditions of the classic safari.
The concept of the safari was born in Kenya in the early 1900s. Then, royalty and aristocracy flocked to Kenya to experience the dramatic splendour of a hunting safari. At that time, every safari would be equipped with the finest linen, crystal, silver and china. The central mess tent would be presented in the style of an Edwardian drawing room, complete with safari library and every tent would feature a private bathroom and seating area.
At Olare Mara Kempinski Safari Camp, these traditions continue.
Cleverly camouflaged so as to blend into its wilderness background, our camp features just twelve generously proportioned tents. Some overlook the hippo pools of the Ntiakitiak River, others enjoy long views over the savannah. Each elegantly appointed tent has its own spacious bedroom, bathroom, dressing room, lounge and viewing deck. And, while promising every luxury, each tent delivers the authentic feel of an under-canvas safari experience – complete with the daily chattering of the monkeys and the nightly whooping of the hyenas … and the distant coughing of our resident lion prides.
An inspired fusion of khaki-canvas, mellow timber, and Masai inspired décor, our central lounge and dining room promises panoramic views in the daytime and a welcoming log fire in the evening. On one side it opens on to a timbered deck with a water feature inspired by the Ntiakitiak River, on the other side is a sun deck and a timbered walkway that leads down into a shaded forest glade. Here you’ll find our intimate safari bar; also the woodland clearing in which we light our nightly campfire. Above the lounge is a smaller private library lounge with an antique viewing telescope, and immediately adjacent there’s a charming safari boutique.